Deep Face Fairway Woods

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Mainehacker21Mainehacker21 Maine 31Members Posts: 31
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In the market for a 3-4 wood that will primarily be used off the tee (hit hybrid off the turf mostly) that will take the place of driver on tighter holes. I know most people like the shallow face fairway woods as they use them off the tee and from the deck but I'm looking for the opposite. Heavily considering the Cally X hot Deep line but it got me thinking are there any others out there known for having a deep face that are best for tee shots?

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  • golfschnellgolfschnell  287Members Posts: 287
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    I wish Callaway would make the obvious club which would be a an update of the x hot deep 3 wood but put it in the Epic Flash line with associated technology including adjustable hosel. I have played a deeper face Callaway 3 woods off the tee going back to the ERC fairway wood days and it has always been the strongest part of my tee ball game and only use driver for very long holes or when landing areas dictate it, think Henrick Stenson. Callaway are you listening, please make it happen. I don't need a flatened higher MOI shape, just a nice pear shaped, deep faced, big **** 3 wood like the x hot deep, big bertha II, and ERC.

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  • IvyguyIvyguy  1571Members Posts: 1,571
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    Titleist 915FD are classics (any iteration of the FD)

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  • VNutzVNutz  6402Members Posts: 6,402
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    5Deep has been my go to for this. Great deep face for tee shots, extra loft making it more playable off the deck. Such a good club.

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  • manima1manima1 Chicago 733Members Posts: 733
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    If you can find a 2016 M2 "tour issue deep face" that is the best out there.

    Very low spin so even in 3HL they are bombers, but still elevate easily off the deck.

    You can find them on ebay. FYI - you know it's a "deep face" if it has a paint break on the hosel.

    Another decent option is the 2017 M2 tour head

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  • Mainehacker21Mainehacker21 Maine 31Members Posts: 31
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    @golfschnell said:
    I wish Callaway would make the obvious club which would be a an update of the x hot deep 3 wood but put it in the Epic Flash line with associated technology including adjustable hosel. I have played a deeper face Callaway 3 woods off the tee going back to the ERC fairway wood days and it has always been the strongest part of my tee ball game and only use driver for very long holes or when landing areas dictate it, think Henrick Stenson. Callaway are you listening, please make it happen. I don't need a flatened higher MOI shape, just a nice pear shaped, deep faced, big **** 3 wood like the x hot deep, big bertha II, and ERC.

    Yes! Is there really not enough of a demand?

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  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to Canada 12863Members Posts: 12,863
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    x2 hot 3 deep, I carry one for tee shots that require a low shot or a fade, tough off the deck unless you have a perfect lie

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    Ping G400 LST 11* Oban Revenge 65 06
    Callaway Xhot 3 Deep 14.5* Fubuki 73x
    Callaway GBB 5w 17* Aldila NVS 85x 
    Callaway Apex v1 3h 20* AD DI 95x
    Cally Apex v1 5h 26* Apache MFS 85x
    Mizuno 919T 6-G UST Recoil 95 f4 
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  • ago33ago33  2199Members Posts: 2,199
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    I play the OG Callaway Deep and a TEE 3 wood

    If i need to hit the ball on a rope, the OG Deep is the only club I trust.

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  • JJK947JJK947  3240Members Posts: 3,240
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    @ago33 said:
    I play the OG Callaway Deep and a TEE 3 wood

    If i need to hit the ball on a rope, the OG Deep is the only club I trust.

    +1, OG 3 deep is the best off the tee you can get. 14.5 is still usable off the turf on a perfect lie. 13 is going to be 10 short of driver at most.

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  • Mainehacker21Mainehacker21 Maine 31Members Posts: 31
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    ^^ Yup just bought the OG 3 deep 14.5* can't wait

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    @Mainehacker21 said:
    ^^ Yup just bought the OG 3 deep 14.5* can't wait

    If you find it a little wild with the stock shaft don't give up. The stock shaft plays on the softer side and about 1/2" longer than most. Can lead to some inconsistency if it's not a good fit.

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  • FlashwurksFlashwurks Orlando, FL 51Members Posts: 51
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    If I can just butt in for a sec, I found a very faithful club for this task is actually the Aeroburner Mini Driver. Low spin like a 3 wood, distance wise just short of a driver. At address feels a lot like a big 3 wood (which is confidence inspiring for me). I use it on all par 4s that are tight or require a small cut.

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  • DJQwrxDJQwrx  853ClubWRX Posts: 853
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    How about the Mini Drivers? Original One, SLDR-S mini, Aeroburner Mini, Big Bertha 1.5, etc.
    I use my 11.5 off the tee and it gives me a "less than driver" option that is longer than my 4wood.

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  • HappyGilmore22HappyGilmore22  504Members Posts: 504
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    The new model Mizuno looks like the deepest faced 3 wood this year from pics I have seen but I haven't seen it in person. Someone else who has might be able to say for sure. Maybe if their website wasn't built by a 2 year old they could show their product better.

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  • GolfingfanaticGolfingfanatic  3255Members Posts: 3,255
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    '16 M2 DF

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  • ML413ML413 Northampton, MA 101Members Posts: 101
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    I bought the G400 Stretch searching for the exact same thing and have been really happy with it

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  • Coy MCoy M OG Baby  1161Members Posts: 1,161
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    I have the M4 15*, has a decently deep face but can still be used off the turf.

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  • MyherobobhopeMyherobobhope hey there, blimpy boy. Flying through the sky so fancy free.  2413Members Posts: 2,413
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    @manima1 said:
    If you can find a 2016 M2 "tour issue deep face" that is the best out there.

    Very low spin so even in 3HL they are bombers, but still elevate easily off the deck.

    You can find them on ebay. FYI - you know it's a "deep face" if it has a paint break on the hosel.

    Another decent option is the 2017 M2 tour head

    I just want you to know you've introduced me to my white whale and I hate you.

    Thanks.

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    Current Bag (Rebuilding as of 5/6/19)
    Driver: Adams Fast 12 LS with Matrix Black Tie (to be replaced)
    3W: Adams Fast 12 with Excalibur (to be replaced)
    Hybrid: Bridgestone j40 with Excalibur (to be replaced)
    4-9: Taylor Made Oversize (to be replaced)
    PW: Mizuon HMP with DG120 Stiff (5/6)
    50 degree Vokey with DG120 Stiff (5/6)
    56 and 60 degree Cleveland Wedges (to be replaced)
    Odyssey Tank #7 (only club I'm keeping this season)

  • nolixulnolixul London UK 396Members Posts: 396
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    Cobra S9-1 Pro. A gem.

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  • Kale_mKale_m  2130Members Posts: 2,130
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    @Myherobobhope said:

    @manima1 said:
    If you can find a 2016 M2 "tour issue deep face" that is the best out there.

    Very low spin so even in 3HL they are bombers, but still elevate easily off the deck.

    You can find them on ebay. FYI - you know it's a "deep face" if it has a paint break on the hosel.

    Another decent option is the 2017 M2 tour head

    I just want you to know you've introduced me to my white whale and I hate you.

    Thanks.

    I can’t find anything that is affordable..

    eBay wants an arm and leg stil for a 2016 head

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  • gentlesgentles  1961Members Posts: 1,961
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    Echo what the others said...I can't stand shallow face fairways, the shallow design makes me more likely to miss low on the face as I can't just hit down and through as easily...all in my head I know!

    Two I'm tinkering with now are the OG 3 deep and the Deep Face 2016 M2 3HL. They both have deeper than average face but other than that they don't really compare at all. The M2 has a very small footprint and has a very small hitting area on the face. Certainly not intimidating at all off the ground, but definitely not the most forgiving fairway out there.

    The 3 deep is definitely more on the "mini-driver" end of the scale, with a much larger hitting area. Not much use out of rough, but if you're backing a deep face 200+ cc 3 wood this isn't what you're looking for.

    If you're using the club off the tee 80%+ the 3deep can't be beat IMO, but if you want a club you can hit off the ground as well the DF M2 (similar to the M2 Tour) might be worth looking at.

    Haven't seen anything in the last few years that comes close to these two models

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    Fairway Wood Testing (Mizuno ST190 on the way)
    Callaway Apex 20* Aldila Tour Blue 85x or UDI 2 iron DG 105x
    Taylormade UDI 4i DG AMT x100
    Taylormade P770 5-A DG AMT x100
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  • MyherobobhopeMyherobobhope hey there, blimpy boy. Flying through the sky so fancy free.  2413Members Posts: 2,413
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    @gentles said:
    Echo what the others said...I can't stand shallow face fairways, the shallow design makes me more likely to miss low on the face as I can't just hit down and through as easily...all in my head I know!

    Two I'm tinkering with now are the OG 3 deep and the Deep Face 2016 M2 3HL. They both have deeper than average face but other than that they don't really compare at all. The M2 has a very small footprint and has a very small hitting area on the face. Certainly not intimidating at all off the ground, but definitely not the most forgiving fairway out there.

    The 3 deep is definitely more on the "mini-driver" end of the scale, with a much larger hitting area. Not much use out of rough, but if you're backing a deep face 200+ cc 3 wood this isn't what you're looking for.

    If you're using the club off the tee 80%+ the 3deep can't be beat IMO, but if you want a club you can hit off the ground as well the DF M2 (similar to the M2 Tour) might be worth looking at.

    Haven't seen anything in the last few years that comes close to these two models

    Yeah. I hit the original one and wasn’t super impressed. Would love to see a good 2 wood brought to market. There is a 3 deep with a shaft I like on callaway pre owned... so very tempted... but I’m also thinking about buying a 12 degree driver I like and putting a 43 inch shaft in it.

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    Current Bag (Rebuilding as of 5/6/19)
    Driver: Adams Fast 12 LS with Matrix Black Tie (to be replaced)
    3W: Adams Fast 12 with Excalibur (to be replaced)
    Hybrid: Bridgestone j40 with Excalibur (to be replaced)
    4-9: Taylor Made Oversize (to be replaced)
    PW: Mizuon HMP with DG120 Stiff (5/6)
    50 degree Vokey with DG120 Stiff (5/6)
    56 and 60 degree Cleveland Wedges (to be replaced)
    Odyssey Tank #7 (only club I'm keeping this season)

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  • gentlesgentles  1961Members Posts: 1,961
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    @Myherobobhope said:

    @gentles said:
    Echo what the others said...I can't stand shallow face fairways, the shallow design makes me more likely to miss low on the face as I can't just hit down and through as easily...all in my head I know!

    Two I'm tinkering with now are the OG 3 deep and the Deep Face 2016 M2 3HL. They both have deeper than average face but other than that they don't really compare at all. The M2 has a very small footprint and has a very small hitting area on the face. Certainly not intimidating at all off the ground, but definitely not the most forgiving fairway out there.

    The 3 deep is definitely more on the "mini-driver" end of the scale, with a much larger hitting area. Not much use out of rough, but if you're backing a deep face 200+ cc 3 wood this isn't what you're looking for.

    If you're using the club off the tee 80%+ the 3deep can't be beat IMO, but if you want a club you can hit off the ground as well the DF M2 (similar to the M2 Tour) might be worth looking at.

    Haven't seen anything in the last few years that comes close to these two models

    Yeah. I hit the original one and wasn’t super impressed. Would love to see a good 2 wood brought to market. There is a 3 deep with a shaft I like on callaway pre owned... so very tempted... but I’m also thinking about buying a 12 degree driver I like and putting a 43 inch shaft in it.

    Shaft makes a big difference...I didn't even try the stock shaft that came with mine and threw in my favourite Aldila Tour Blue to make sure I was comparing apples to apples. Didn't notice much difference from the OG and the XR 3deep I had a few years back. Never tried the X2 hot but I know that came in a 2deep and 5deep as well as the 3deep.

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    Fairway Wood Testing (Mizuno ST190 on the way)
    Callaway Apex 20* Aldila Tour Blue 85x or UDI 2 iron DG 105x
    Taylormade UDI 4i DG AMT x100
    Taylormade P770 5-A DG AMT x100
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    Ping Anser Milled 5
  • nitramnitram Take Dead Aim  5257Members Posts: 5,257
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    T-M RBZ2 3WD. A bona-fide deep face bomber

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  • skralyskraly  1596ClubWRX Posts: 1,596
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    The original Ping Rapture has a nice deep face. They can usually be found on ebay at a decent price.

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  • dmeeksDCdmeeksDC  2441ClubWRX Posts: 2,441
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    X2 Hot Pro heads do the job off the tee and turf. Perhaps not as deep-faced as the X2 Hot 3Deep, but the Pro heads are deep enough and more versatile.

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  • texcellence86texcellence86 Funky Town, TX 157Members Posts: 157
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    TEE CB Pro...OG or F2 whichever you can find. I've currently been trying to obtain one for the right price. Deepest face I've seen on retail for sure.

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  • BoognishBoognish Houston, TX 733Members Posts: 733
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    @JJK947 said:

    @Mainehacker21 said:
    ^^ Yup just bought the OG 3 deep 14.5* can't wait

    If you find it a little wild with the stock shaft don't give up. The stock shaft plays on the softer side and about 1/2" longer than most. Can lead to some inconsistency if it's not a good fit.

    I believe the Tour Green shafts in these clubs shipped untipped, which is why they play loose. I have found success pulling them and tip trimming 1" to get them play true to flex and at a more standard length. Then add lead tap to the sole to get weight to your desired level.

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    Callaway XR16 14* / Fubuki AX f75-S
    Callaway X2Hot 5Deep 18.5*/ Aldila Tour Green 75-S
    TEE CBX119 22* / Fuji Pro 83-S
    Srixon z765 4-9 / Modus 120-S
    Mizuno S18 46* & 52*
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  • DustinJPDustinJP Nashville 4Members Posts: 4
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    Tour Edge Exotics EX9 Long is a deep-faced bomber off the tee—also cheap to pick up online nowadays. Lacked a bit of consistency with it off the deck. . . . Now use a TS2 that has a fairly deep face, but offers (for me) better consistency from the turf.

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  • Thats two thus far ShooterThats two thus far Shooter  105Members Posts: 105
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    @Ivyguy said:
    Titleist 915FD are classics (any iteration of the FD)

    I second this. My 915 FD 3 wood has a deep face and tiny head which makes me feel like I can pick it off the turf easily. Best of both worlds from the tee box or fairway. I also picked up a 5 wood FD on ebay, same one Justin Thomas uses, even smaller head and makes shots from the fairway incredibly easy. For the price, you cannot go wrong with 915.

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  • JJK947JJK947  3240Members Posts: 3,240
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    @Boognish said:

    @JJK947 said:

    @Mainehacker21 said:
    ^^ Yup just bought the OG 3 deep 14.5* can't wait

    If you find it a little wild with the stock shaft don't give up. The stock shaft plays on the softer side and about 1/2" longer than most. Can lead to some inconsistency if it's not a good fit.

    I believe the Tour Green shafts in these clubs shipped untipped, which is why they play loose. I have found success pulling them and tip trimming 1" to get them play true to flex and at a more standard length. Then add lead tap to the sole to get weight to your desired level.

    OG 3deep came with pxv shaft that was pretty soft. The X2 3deep came with the tour green, much better shaft, but like you said came untipped off the shelf. I had a couple of the X2's as well and I did what you are talking about. Made a significant improvement.

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    Taylormade M3 T3 (14) - Tensei Pro Orange 70
    Taylormade M3 5W (19) - Tensei Pro Orange 80
    Srixon Z945 3-PW - DG Tour X100
    Mizuno MP T20 52.09 - DG Tour S400
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