Best Fairway Wood technology - Taylormade's Twistface Speedpocket vs Callaway's Jailbreak Flashface?
Soliciting advice and opinions for a mid-low handicapper looking for a new 3 wood who's only played a 1998 Big Bertha Steelhead 3w for the past 20 years. Getting older...fairway wood swing speed just under 90 mph now - tried out a handful of models and brands over the past 6 months and haven't minded some but yet to fall in love with any yet (whereas my new Steelhead XR 5wood TENSEI DK Blue 65 Reg flex...love it!)
So far have tested/played:
Cobra f8 3-4 wood - not terrible but tended to pull it left a lot....not quite a hook but getting there. (225 yds ave)
Callaway XR16 3 wood - again not terrible and a little more consistently straighter than Cobra but felt large and unwieldy in my hands - big hits occasionally but hesitant to pull it out (228 yds ave)
Ping G 3 wood - more consistent and straighter and safer but lacking any penetrating distance even when hit solid imo. (218 yds ave)
I've yet to try out any Taylormade M 5 or 6 series or Callaway Rogue or Epic/Epic Flash series....mostly because trying to stay on a budget and target clubs from a couple years ago to get them cheaper, but gotten to that point of wanting to hit something that inspires confidence and I love more than accept. And are all these fancy Twistface Jailbreak Speedpocket Flashface tech words the real deal that work or just marketing sales lingo. Thoughts?
- Driving Stick: Callaway Rogue 9.0 Aldila 50 reg flex
- Fairway Sticks: Callaway XR16 3w 15* Fujikura Speeder Evolution 565 60 reg flex; or Callaway Steelhead 5 wood 18* TENSEI DK Blue 65 Reg flex
- Hybrid Stick: Cobra KIng F6 3-4 20* Matrix Red Tie 70 Reg flex
- Inbetween Stick: Taylormade GAPR Hi 4 22* KBS hybrid 70 reg flex
- Iron Sticks: Callaway Rogue Pro 5-AW UST Mamiya Recoil 760 f3
- Chipping Sticks: Cleveland RTX-4 55* wedge Rotex reg flex ; Callaway SureOut 60* UST Mamiya Recoil 65 f3 graphite
- Putting Stick: Odyssey White Ice Rossie 34 1/2"