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Best all around 3w of 2019

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  • Puma74Puma74 Members Posts: 76 ✭✭✭
  • SBH9458SBH9458 Go Army! Beat Navy! Members Posts: 1,007 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    TS3 for me....

  • gleunggleung Members Posts: 77 ✭✭✭

    Current M4 user... loved the M6 on the simulator and waiting for them to go on sale. Soon, hopefully!

  • ME27ME27 Members Posts: 138 ✭✭✭

    Love my TS3 but epic flash sz close second

    Driver - Titleist TS3 8.5* - Diamana W Series 
    3 wood - Titleist TS3 15* - Diamana W Series 
    Hybrid - Srizon Z H85 - Hzrdous Black
    Irons - Srixon Z585 4-A - KBS Tour C Taper Lite X
    Wedges - Cleveland RTX4 Black 54* / Taylormade Milled Grind Hi Toe 58*
    Putter - Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2 Black Mist
    Ball - Titleist Pro V1
  • Dunny51Dunny51 Pittsburgh, PaMembers Posts: 235 ✭✭✭

    For those using the flash sub zero, are you playing the heavier weight forward or back?

  • KevCannonKevCannon ClubWRX Posts: 281 ClubWRX

    I picked up a few different weights from Billy Bob’s and played around with different combos. Settled on 10 gram in front, 10 gram in back. Combo of 8 gram in front and 12 gram in back was a very close second.

    Callaway Rogue sub zero 9 degree w/ GD tour AD TP 7x 
    Callaway Epic flash sub zero 15 degree w/ GD tour AD TP 7x 
    Titleist 818 H2 19 degree w/ GD tour AD IZ hybrid 95x
    Callaway X Forged 4-9, Apex MB pitching wedge w/ Project X 6.0
    Titleist SM7 50-F, Callaway MD4 54-S, 58-X w/ Project X 6.0
    Toulon San Diego putter
    Srixon Z Star XV ball
  • chriswchrisw Members Posts: 79 ✭✭✭

    Love my M5 fairway, super hot. Wasn’t a huge fan of M1/M3 but loved this thing!

  • dmeeksDCdmeeksDC ClubWRX Posts: 2,327 ClubWRX

    The ones that suit my eye are the Cobra F9, which is very easy off turf with the rails, and the Titleist TS2, which is fantastic off the tee and probably better for both. Of the Callaways, I prefer last year’s 3 wood, the Rogue SZ, over this year’s Epic Flash. Like the sound and look more with the Rogue SZ head.

    Ping G400 9 degrees, Ping Tour stiff shaft, 65 grams
    Callaway XHot2 Pro 5 wood, 17 degrees, Aldila Tour Blue stiff shaft
    Titleist 915F fairway, 21 degrees, Diamana Blue 70 stiff
    Srixon 565 4 iron, Nippon 980GH stiff shaft
    Adams CMB irons, 5-PW, KBS C Taper regular shafts (110g)
    Titleist Vokey SM7 50 degree, F grind, Dynamic Gold S200 shaft
    Callaway Mack Daddy 2 54-degree wedge, S grind, DG wedge shaft
    Ben Hogan TK wedge, 59 degree, KBS black wedge shaft
    TaylorMade TP Chaska putter, sliver, 34 inches
  • aussiebaussieb Lefty Boomers Posts: 820 ✭✭✭✭✭

    ST190 fairway has to be the best all-around, if not a serious contender and dark horse in this category. Ballspeed, versatility off deck/tee, sound/feel and good looks are all ticked off. The Atmos Black is a great stock shaft, though I went with my GD Quattrotech for familiarity. I can't believe that it replaced my Epic SZ and outperformed the TS and TM offerings.

    Mizuno ST190 9.5*, Accra Tour Zx475 M5, 44.5" ST190 15*, GD Quattrotech 8X, 42.5" Ping G400 19*, Accra XH85, 41" Srixon U65 18*, GD DI-105X, 40", CallawayUT 21*, GD DI-95X, Apex MB 5-P, Modus 130X Calllaway MD Forged 52*, 56* KBS 610 125X, 60* Modus Wedge 125 Toulon San Diego 33.5" 2019 Srixon XV
  • MattGolfsMattGolfs San DiegoMembers Posts: 49 ✭✭

    @Dunny51 said:
    For those using the flash sub zero, are you playing the heavier weight forward or back?

    I play the flash with the weight in the back. I think it spins more and I get a slightly higher ball flight which I like in my 3 wood as I want to hit a specific distance. I honestly think sometimes the flash is too long and it’s right on the heels of my driver but I just hit it so we’ll I don’t want to change.

    • PING G400 Max 9° w/ Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black 60 6.5 flex
    • Callaway Epic Flash Subzero 3 Wood w/ Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black 70 6.5 flex
    • Callaway Apex 3 hybrid w/ Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Black 80 gram stiff
    • Srixon Z785 4-PW w/ Nippon Modus3 Tour 120 stiff
    • Cleveland RTX4 50°10 and 56°10 w/ KBS C-Taper stiff
    • Taylormade Hi-Toe 60°ATV w/ KBS hi-rev 2.0
    • Scotty Cameron Studio Stainless Newport Beach 34/340
  • danman44danman44 chinaMembers Posts: 198 ✭✭✭

    Ive had a frustrating time with efsz.. couldnt hit it all with the ef blue which is what I have in my 18* apex hybrid and kill.. so much so I was going to get rid of it until my buddy let me try his Ad dj 7 shaft.. totally different club now

  • AdamHermsdorferAdamHermsdorfer Members Posts: 13 ✭✭

    @balls_deep said:
    One thing is for sure.. think long and hard before you replace a FW that works.
    @ddetts said:

    @third-times-a-charm said:
    Epic flash, no contest. Also a great 5w.

    @KevCannon said:
    EPIC FLASH SUB ZERO.....it has been so good for me I bought a back up. 3 wood has always been a never ending search for me...until now.

    Just ordered Epic Flash Sub Zero 5w, cannot wait to get it!

    These comments are making my decisions hard! Have an Epic Sub Zero 3+ that I love. Back in February, was impulsive in the classifieds and picked up a Epic Flash Sub Zero 3+ head but haven't matched the shaft. Curious to test how the Flash compares to the original Epic.

    GBB Epic Flash SZ - 9.5 Fujikura Tour Spec Pro 2.0 7x
    GBB Epic SZ - 13.5 - TENSEI CK Tour 90
    Titleist 816 h2 - Atmos Tour Spec Black 95 HYBRID X
    4/5 918 AP3 - Nippon Modus Tour 120 TX
    6-Approach/Gap: 918 AP2 - Nippon Modus Tour 120 TX
    54/58 - SM6 - Project X LZ 120
    Ping Sigma 2 Tyne
  • LaymanMLaymanM Cincinnati, OHMembers Posts: 2,196 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @Radeon962 said:
    Still searching for the One. Should have never gotten rid of my Callaway XR16 Pro.

    I still have a XR pro 4 wood head sitting in my drawer. PX LX 6.0 shaft broke. That thing was money!

    PING G410 9* PX Evenflow Black 75 6.0
    PING G410 LST 3w PX Evenflow Black 85 6.0
    PING G410 5w PX Evenflow Black 85 6.0
    PING G410 4-PW AWT 2 0 stiff
    PING Stealth Glide 2.0 50ss/54ss/58ss
    PING Sigam G Tyne
  • pxthreepxthree Members Posts: 58 ✭✭

    I vote for Epic Flash as well. I've never been able to hit a 3 wood off the turf and this one finally has given me confidence in doing so.

  • endyendy Members Posts: 3,305 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    G410 LST is crazy good. It’s gotten some flack for not being the “longest” but mine stayed right with the Srixon F85 (also a great one and **** longest fairway of 2019).

    Srixon Z785 9.5* Fuji Ventus 7X
    Srixon F85 13.5* Atmos Black TS 8TX
    Srixon H85 19* Oban Kiyoshi Black 90X
    Srixon Z785 4-PW KBS $-Taper 130X
    Cleveland RTX-4 50/54/60 TI S400
    Toulon Garage Columbus
    Srixon Z-Star XV
  • zedzed Members Posts: 483 ✭✭✭✭

    Epic Flash won the shootout for me, honourable mention for the Cobra F9.

    Ping G400 SFT 10 deg
    Callaway Epic Flash 15 deg
    Srixon H65 22 deg
    Wilson Staff FG Tour V6 4-PW (Nippon 950 GH)
    Hogan TK Wedges 49/53/57
    Ping Zing
  • dlygrissedlygrisse KansasMembers Posts: 13,515 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Sep 3, 2019 9:24pm #48

    @third-times-a-charm said:
    Epic flash, no contest. Also a great 5w.

    I've got the 3 wood, it's long and easy enough to elevate, I like the looks as well. but it has this weird tendency to go dead left on occasion. I had the Heavenwood in my bag for a few rounds as well, couldn't hit it straight at all. I'm seriously considering going to the Ping G410, very easy to control where the ball ends up with this club, even if it's a few yards shorter. (I have the G410 7 wood and it is the straightest fw wood I have ever hit. )

    I pick 14 of the following:
    Ping G400
    Callaway Epic Flash 3w 
    Ping G410 5 and 7 wood
    Callaway Apex 23*
    Ping G 4-U
    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 54, 58 SS or Vokey M Grind 58
    Grips NDMC +4
    Odyssey Pro #1 black
    Jones Utility
    ProV1x-mostly
    ECCO Biom Hybrid 3
  • uglandeuglande Members Posts: 144 ✭✭✭
    edited Sep 4, 2019 1:59am #49

    Titleist TS3. Perfect look, shape, feel and distance, with lots of adjustability. I also tested and liked the Callaway Epic Flash and SZ and the Cobra F9 Tour (almost went with the Cobra tours). Did not like Taylor M5 o M6 (actually really hated them), and while I loved the look of the new Mizunos, I just couldn't find a groove with them. I also tried the Ping 410 fairways and did not care for them. Titleist was the clear winner for me, and if I had to pick a #2 it would have been the Epic SZ.

    Wood (7.75) TITLEIST TS3 - Mitsubishi Diamana LTD 70-X
    Wood (13.5) TITLEIST TS3 - Mitsubishi Diamana LTD 70-S
    Wood (16.5) TITLEIST 917 F2 - Mitsubishi Diamana 80-S
    Wood (20.5) TITLEIST 917 F2 - Mitsubishi Diamana 80-S
    Iron (23.5) TAYLORMADE P790 - Project X 6.5
    Iron (26.5) TAYLORMADE P790 - Project X 6.5
    Iron (30.5) TAYLORMADE P790 - Project X 6.5
    Iron (35.0) TAYLORMADE P790 - Project X 6.5
    Iron (40.0) TAYLORMADE P790 - Project X 6.5
    Iron (45.0) TAYLORMADE P790 - Project X 6.5
    Wedge (50.0) TITLEIST Vokey SM7-F - DG S200
    Wedge (54.0) TITLEIST Vokey SM7-S - DG S200
    Wedge (60.0) TITLEIST Vokey SM7-D - DG S200
    Putter TAYLORMADE Spider Center-Shafted
    Ball TITLEIST ProV1x #68
  • crperry4crperry4 NCMembers, ClubWRX Posts: 53 ✭✭
    edited Sep 4, 2019 3:46am #50

    @uglande said:
    Titleist TS3. Perfect look, shape, feel and distance, with lots of adjustability. I also tested and liked the Callaway Epic Flash and SZ and the Cobra F9 Tour (almost went with the Cobra tours). Did not like Taylor M5 o M6 (actually really hated them), and while I loved the look of the new Mizunos, I just couldn't find a groove with them. I also tried the Ping 410 fairways and did not care for them. Titleist was the clear winner for me, and if I had to pick a #2 it would have been the Epic SZ.

    TS3 similar to the TS2 as far as feel? Love the feel of the TS2 indoors but being a high spin guy I’m not sure how it would work on the course. I feel the TS3 would likely fit me better but I have only been able to demo the TS2 (lefty problems)

    PING G400 LST 8.5* Tensei Pro White 60
    PING G400 13* Oban Kiyoshi White 75
    Titleist 818 H2 19* Tensei Pro White 90
    Taylormade P790 4-PW Nippon Modus 105
    Cleveland RTX4 50, 54, 60 Recoil Prototype Black
    Odyssey Tour Issue R-Ball 34"

  • uglandeuglande Members Posts: 144 ✭✭✭

    @crperry4 said:

    @uglande said:
    Titleist TS3. Perfect look, shape, feel and distance, with lots of adjustability. I also tested and liked the Callaway Epic Flash and SZ and the Cobra F9 Tour (almost went with the Cobra tours). Did not like Taylor M5 o M6 (actually really hated them), and while I loved the look of the new Mizunos, I just couldn't find a groove with them. I also tried the Ping 410 fairways and did not care for them. Titleist was the clear winner for me, and if I had to pick a #2 it would have been the Epic SZ.

    TS3 similar to the TS2 as far as feel? Love the feel of the TS2 indoors but being a high spin guy I’m not sure how it would work on the course. I feel the TS3 would likely fit me better but I have only been able to demo the TS2 (lefty problems)

    Feel was the same. TS2 launches higher. I'm a high-spin player so I went with TS3. I also prefer its more rounded shape and the CG adjustability.

    Wood (7.75) TITLEIST TS3 - Mitsubishi Diamana LTD 70-X
    Wood (13.5) TITLEIST TS3 - Mitsubishi Diamana LTD 70-S
    Wood (16.5) TITLEIST 917 F2 - Mitsubishi Diamana 80-S
    Wood (20.5) TITLEIST 917 F2 - Mitsubishi Diamana 80-S
    Iron (23.5) TAYLORMADE P790 - Project X 6.5
    Iron (26.5) TAYLORMADE P790 - Project X 6.5
    Iron (30.5) TAYLORMADE P790 - Project X 6.5
    Iron (35.0) TAYLORMADE P790 - Project X 6.5
    Iron (40.0) TAYLORMADE P790 - Project X 6.5
    Iron (45.0) TAYLORMADE P790 - Project X 6.5
    Wedge (50.0) TITLEIST Vokey SM7-F - DG S200
    Wedge (54.0) TITLEIST Vokey SM7-S - DG S200
    Wedge (60.0) TITLEIST Vokey SM7-D - DG S200
    Putter TAYLORMADE Spider Center-Shafted
    Ball TITLEIST ProV1x #68
  • QuigleyDUQuigleyDU Members Posts: 7,752 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    tour cbx. best fairway wood for good players. The most fade bias fairway woods out there. Super hot as well.

    Driver: Callaway Epic SubZero 3D 10.5*, Fujikura Ventus 7X
    Fairway: Cobra F9 Tour, GD TOUR AD-DI 8X 
    3 iron Cobra King Utility
    4-PW cobra King pro CBs KBS $ taper 130g X flex
    WEDGES; CLEVELAND RTX4: 50 , 55, 60
    PUTTER; Carbon Ringo welded long neck.
    BALL; 2019 ProV1 yellow/Snell MTB-X yellow
  • DMAICDMAIC Members Posts: 82 ✭✭✭

    I loved my TS2 and I am kicking myself for selling it to try something else. Looking to get another one soon.

  • BCABCA Houston, TXMembers Posts: 53 ✭✭

    @balls_deep said:
    One thing is for sure.. think long and hard before you replace a FW that works.

    Solid advice here.

    And if you do pull a WRX and replace one that works, make sure not to sell it. Do not ever sell it.

    Ping G410 10.5* Tour 65
    Callaway XR 16 17* Kai'li 70
    Titleist 816 H1 19* Motore Speeder 8.8
    Titleist 818 H1 22* Fujikura Atmos TS Blue 8
    Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal Pro 5-PW Modus 105
    Ping Glide 3.0 50* Modus 105
    Vokey SM6 56*-14 & Wedgeworks K 60*-06
    Cameron T22 Newport II 34" or Studio Style Newport 2 34"
  • dmgiffendmgiffen Members Posts: 129 ✭✭✭

    CBX 119 beat out the Epic Flash for me.

    PXG 0811XF Aldila 2KXV Blue 70S
    Tour Edge Exotics CBX 119 Evenflow Black 60S
    Cobra F9 3 Hybrid
    PXG 0311X 4i Aerotech Steelfiber 95S
    PXG 0211 5-GW
    Ping Glide 3.0 WS 54* & 58*
    MannKrafted Center Shafted Rattler Black Oxide Finish

  • Phillipsac18Phillipsac18 Members Posts: 77 ✭✭✭

    TS2 has been great for me and I am a high speed player. Tried the TS3 and also loved it but i prefer the footprint of the TS2. No spin issues with either, and TS2 as has been said before is slightly higher launching for me so its a little better off the ground and a little worse off the tee but its so close that it didnt matter to me.

  • Phillipsac18Phillipsac18 Members Posts: 77 ✭✭✭

    Also, was really surprised by the sound at impact the first time I hit it and still am occasionally. Its a solid "thwack" that sounds like old school 3 woods which is awesome and quite different than the 915F that I had before it.

  • DMAICDMAIC Members Posts: 82 ✭✭✭

    @BCA said:

    @balls_deep said:
    One thing is for sure.. think long and hard before you replace a FW that works.

    Solid advice here.

    And if you do pull a WRX and replace one that works, make sure not to sell it. Do not ever sell it.

    I've actually bought a club off the bay, played it, then put it back up on the bay and the original person I bought it from bought it back!

  • Phillipsac18Phillipsac18 Members Posts: 77 ✭✭✭

    I've actually bought a club off the bay, played it, then put it back up on the bay and the original person I bought it from bought it back!

    If I could have done this with a few clubs I sold on ebay or on here I would have bought them back in a second lol

  • BCABCA Houston, TXMembers Posts: 53 ✭✭

    @DMAIC said:

    @BCA said:

    @balls_deep said:
    One thing is for sure.. think long and hard before you replace a FW that works.

    Solid advice here.

    And if you do pull a WRX and replace one that works, make sure not to sell it. Do not ever sell it.

    I've actually bought a club off the bay, played it, then put it back up on the bay and the original person I bought it from bought it back!

    Now that there is awesome

    Ping G410 10.5* Tour 65
    Callaway XR 16 17* Kai'li 70
    Titleist 816 H1 19* Motore Speeder 8.8
    Titleist 818 H1 22* Fujikura Atmos TS Blue 8
    Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal Pro 5-PW Modus 105
    Ping Glide 3.0 50* Modus 105
    Vokey SM6 56*-14 & Wedgeworks K 60*-06
    Cameron T22 Newport II 34" or Studio Style Newport 2 34"

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