3 wood going too far!!!!

AlbagolfAlbagolf Members Posts: 4

I had a lesson with a local pro. He was using GC Quad and I was carrying 270 with my 3 wood!!!
The spin was under 2k which for a driver is low never mind a 3 wood.
I don't think I will sell it as it's just solid off the tee and fairway.
However, having recently moved from a links course to parkland, I have no real need for it as there are no really long par 5's. At most I need a 4 iron for my second shot.
So I have a dilemma. A new 3 wood, 5 wood or fill the gap and get a 3 iron to match my set.

Thanks guys and gals.

Driver - Rogue Sub Zero, Hzrdus 6.5 x flex
3 Wood - Taylor Made M2, AD DI-6 X flex
2 Iron - P790, Hzrdus 6.5 x flex
4-6 - Mizuno MP18's sc, KBS X Flex
7-PW Mizuno MP18's, KBS X Flex
50, 54, 58 - Vokey SM 7's, Wedge flex
Putter - Taylor Made Spider Tour
Ball - TP5x

Comments

  • ShakesterShakester Members Posts: 467 ✭✭

    One thing for sure is that the M2's are long. The HL 15 degrees should help shave a few yards off to around 255-260.

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  • AlbagolfAlbagolf Members Posts: 4

    Taking driver out of the bag isn't really an option, mostly because short par 4's are very reachable. And also I love smashing driver haha.
    The HL 15 is a cracking club, however, I don't think I have any use for it on my home course.
    I'm pretty much answering my own question I think.
    3 iron or 5 wood seems the way to go. I should have mentioned my 2 iron is carrying 250. The P790 has insane distance.

    Driver - Rogue Sub Zero, Hzrdus 6.5 x flex
    3 Wood - Taylor Made M2, AD DI-6 X flex
    2 Iron - P790, Hzrdus 6.5 x flex
    4-6 - Mizuno MP18's sc, KBS X Flex
    7-PW Mizuno MP18's, KBS X Flex
    50, 54, 58 - Vokey SM 7's, Wedge flex
    Putter - Taylor Made Spider Tour
    Ball - TP5x

  • therealjonzonetherealjonzone Members Posts: 2,342 ✭✭

    @Shakester said:
    One thing for sure is that the M2's are long. The HL 15 degrees should help shave a few yards off to around 255-260.

    This isn’t necessarily true, as I have seen and fit plenty of guys and girls who hit the HL further than the standard 15* because of the higher launch with a more manageable spin.

    I was launching the new Flash SZ about 12 launch and 2400 spin off the tee with 162BS, and it just wasn’t playable because of how close it was to my driver numbers.

  • kcd38kcd38 Members Posts: 341 ✭✭

    I'd look at an adjustable 5 wood. That way you can crank it down if you ever find you need a '3 wood' shot on a course

    Driver - PING G400 LST 8.5, Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black 6.0
    3 Wood - PING G400 14.5, AD Di 6s
    Hybrid - Ping G410 19 degree, Tour AD DI 95x Hybrid 
    4-UW - Ping i210 DG 120 S300
    Wedges - Vokey SM7 52 F, 56 F, 60 D 
    Putter - Taylormade Spider Tour Black
  • AlbagolfAlbagolf Members Posts: 4

    @kcd38 said:
    I'd look at an adjustable 5 wood. That way you can crank it down if you ever find you need a '3 wood' shot on a course

    I never thought about that, great idea.
    Thanks :)

    Driver - Rogue Sub Zero, Hzrdus 6.5 x flex
    3 Wood - Taylor Made M2, AD DI-6 X flex
    2 Iron - P790, Hzrdus 6.5 x flex
    4-6 - Mizuno MP18's sc, KBS X Flex
    7-PW Mizuno MP18's, KBS X Flex
    50, 54, 58 - Vokey SM 7's, Wedge flex
    Putter - Taylor Made Spider Tour
    Ball - TP5x

  • Jack PearsallJack Pearsall Members Posts: 3,348 ✭✭

    He hit two 3 wood drives over 300 three weeks ago. It was the first time out with his new 3 wood. And That’s with roll on really pretty firm fairways. Totally shocked JP. A new reality? Mmmm....maybe not, as in Hawaii for three rounds and not one 3 wood tee shot was more than 294, with roll. But the fact is that three woods go just about as far as drivers today.
    Also of note, his 5 wood goes considerably further than his previous 18* offerings. Had to go to 20* to keep gaps within reason. Nice problems....

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  • cgasuckscgasucks Members Posts: 2,207 ✭✭

    I wish I had that problem.

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    Titleist DCI 990 Irons (3-PW) with stock Dynamic Gold shafts in S300
    Taylormade ATV 54 deg & 58 deg wedges with stock KBS shafts
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  • AlbagolfAlbagolf Members Posts: 4

    @cgasucks said:
    I wish I had that problem.

    It's a good and bad problem to have.
    Both my 2 iron and 3 wood have very little stop.
    However, when playing links golf, they are amazing for staying under the wind.

    Driver - Rogue Sub Zero, Hzrdus 6.5 x flex
    3 Wood - Taylor Made M2, AD DI-6 X flex
    2 Iron - P790, Hzrdus 6.5 x flex
    4-6 - Mizuno MP18's sc, KBS X Flex
    7-PW Mizuno MP18's, KBS X Flex
    50, 54, 58 - Vokey SM 7's, Wedge flex
    Putter - Taylor Made Spider Tour
    Ball - TP5x

  • scott_Donaldscott_Donald Aberdeen, Scotland & HoustonMembers Posts: 2,384 ✭✭
    edited May 17, 2019 10:16pm #11

    I was sort of similar and have a bag set up very similar.

    I am based on links here in Scotland, bought a tour issue M2 Tour 3 wood at 14* loft and a fair bit open, off the tee this thing is a rocket and when I was testing new 3 woods this last two weeks I was getting 280ish with 270 carry ish. I never use it from the fairway; into wind I would use a 2 iron to keep it low, downwind I never really have to - yesterday downwind 287 on my longest par 5 I was chipping from 10 yards short with a 4 iron.
    I am in Houston a lot for the next couple of years and been playing courses where I need to hit 3 wood off the deck so I have invested in a new 3 wood that launches the ball higher; all the distances were the same but a bit more launch so I can try to hit at greens now with it.
    My gaps are still good I hope as I can hit a 3/4 3 wood to fill the gap to the 2 iron. for me the 3 wood is far easier to shape off the tee than the driver so I am very much looking forward to the new one when I get back.

    Post edited by scott_Donald on
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    • Taylormade M5 15* Tensei White 80TX
    • Taylormade P790 UDI C taper X
    • Mizuno JPX 919 Tour 4-9 C taper X
    • Vokey SM7 RAW 46*F, 50*F C taper X
    • Vokey SM7 RAW 54*M, 60*M S400
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  • chisagchisag Members Posts: 2,959 ✭✭
    edited May 17, 2019 8:27pm #12

    ... You could also install a heaver and shorter shaft, keeping the AD 6x for when you need it on another course. .

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    Cobra F9 15.5* ... Atmos Blue TS 75s
    Tailor-made RBZ Tour 18.5 and 21.5 hybrid ... Matrix Altus 85s
    TaylorMade UDi 18* 2 iron... HZRDUS Black 85hy
    5-pw TaylorMade P760 ... Recoil Prototype 95's
    SM6 52* F Grind /SM7 D Grind 58* ... Recoil 110s
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  • MtlJeffMtlJeff MontrealMembers Posts: 28,478 ✭✭

    How far you hit clubs is only relevant if you need to hit a ball that far. If you like your driver and never need a 270yd shot than there's no need for it. Just get a 20 degree hybrid or an iron.

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  • IvyguyIvyguy Members Posts: 1,465 ✭✭

    Holy crap! 300 yard 3 woods?!?
    Are they all m2's

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