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I can't quite get my head wrapped around what is happening, I have a driver & 3w of the same brand same generation (about 5 yrs old). Both have the same factory issue shaft with the same flex. The driver is 9.5' and the 3w is 14.5'. I can tee two balls the same height and hit one with the driver and one with the 3w. Total distance wise the driver wins by about 10 yds. Ball flight of the driver is about twice as high as the 3w all carry and no roll. Can anyone explain this to me?

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9i and PW are about 5deg difference in loft and 10 yards different in carry also.

 

If your point is that the driver-3w distance gap is small in this test, sure it is small, but also relative to your swing speed may not be significant, if you're swinging 120mph than it's probably just clear that you're not maximising the driver by higher tee height, good dynamic loft, reasonably level AOA.

[url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUz5cMht6OE"]I like to tee the ball up.. using man sized clubs.[/url]

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