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I had the same struggle for years. Couldnt find a fairway that was consistent both off the deck and the tee. I tried a 16* hybrid at 42", the Ping I15, Cleveland Hi-bore, TM rbz stage 2, SLDR, and Burner Superfast, along with several others. 2 yrs ago I picked up a TEE E8 BETA 16.5* at 42.5*. It goes as far as any 14*-15* 3w Ive owned and is automatic off the deck. It will stay in my bag until it falls apart. You can find them cheap and the stock Aldila Rogue is a fantastic shaft.

Callaway GBB 9* set to 8* Diamana D+ 70x 44.75"
Tour Edge Exotics E8 Beta 15* Fujikura 757x 42.75"
Taylor Made Sldr HL 21* at 19.5* Fujikura  Speeder 8.3 x 41.5” 
Callaway Apex 20* Fuji Speeder HB 8.8 x 40"
Ben Hogan UiHi 22* x100 39.5" 2* up
Ben Hogan PTX Pro 5-7/ Icon 8-W x100 +1/2" 2* up
Callaway MD4 W-grind 52* S400, PM Grind 58* +1" 1* up
Ping Scottsdale Shea H 35"

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Another vote for the Rogue. 4 wood might be what you are looking for. Used I would consider the XR.

'16 M2 HL. Absolute rocket launchers, easy off tee or deck.

 

The tour-issue deep face version is especially long and has legendary status on here as one of the best 3W heads of all time. You can still find them quite easily on ebay.

 

Both of those suggestions are great clubs. I can speak from personal experience.

 

Rogue is long...... I hit my 4w 284 (off tee) yesterday. m2 HL is easy to get up in the air, but I had too much side dispersion with it.

 

I game 4w because I feel it's my perfect inbetween club. 3W is too long and not the easiest club to get off the deck consistently. 5w balloons too high and isn't long enough off the tee. I can tee a 3 iron just as far as a 5w and keep flight down to stay out of trouble.

 

Since you hit your hybrid well..... ever thought about getting a 3HL or 4w and cutting down the shaft and manipulating the swing weight to be closer to your hybrid and irons? Don't overlook your shaft selection too. My fairways are cut 1/2" short and swing weight closer to my irons.

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TS2

[size=3][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Current bag:
Titleist TS3 Oban Kiyoshi Purple 65 [/font]
[font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]Titleist TS2 GD Tour AD-MT 7[/font][/size]
[size=3][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Titleist 818H1 19, 818H1 23 GD Tour AD-DI 85[/font][/size]
[size=3][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Epon AF-705 5-AW MRC OT-I 95
Vokey Wedgeworks SM7 Raw 54M, 58D[/font][/size]
[font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3]Scotty Cameron 009[/size][/font]
[font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3]Taylormade TP5x[/size][/font]

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Fully agree on the 2016 TM M2 16.5 HL comments - it is an absolute rocket and is very easy to hit off the deck. It has just enough loft that if you miss a groove thin you're still getting excellent carry (whereas a 14-15* falls out of air).

TM M1 9.5* Kuro Kage XT70 X
TM M2 Deep 16.7* Kuro Kage XT80 X
PXG 0317 19* Kuro Kage 80HY TX
Mizuno MP64 4-PW C-Taper S
Vokey SM5 50-55-60 C-Taper S
Scotty Cameron Newport 2

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If you haven't already pulled the trigger you absolutely must try the Titleist TS2 before committing to anything else. I have never had a good relationship with my 3-wood, even back when I was in + index territory. Most recently I had a 917F2 in the bag and honestly I would get maybe 1 out of 5 shots that I would consider decent off the deck. That is more about me than it is the club of course but I still felt there was surely something that would work better for me.

 

I tested the TS2 last week with last year's Speeder Pro TS 84 in it and I have never seen such a dramatic change in playability from one club to the next. I'm now getting approx 3 out of 4 good results, and those good ones are better than anything I have ever seen from 3-wood. Well technically I'm playing a 4-wood (16.5*) but you get my drift.

 

1.50 SF on Trackman!!! Stunning club.

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This is really fabulous stuff. Much appreciated. I drive it 260-270 and can’t attempt to reach a 500 par 5 in 2. The 17 degree is prolly more like 210 off ground 220 off tee.

Thank you all!

 

Cobra F6 baffler is a winner. The rails do indeed make it easy to hit from a variety of lies. I love the sound and find it surprisingly long with the shaft at 41.5 in. standard. Smaller head which is something I like looking at framing the ball.

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Fairway wood was one of the biggest holes in my bag for a while. I had an m2 tour HL that I was on and off with. Recently got a rogue 4w and I love it completely. Its automatic for me and just gives me all the confidence in the world. Give it a try sometime!

 

Plus one on this - very impressed with Rogue 4 wood off the tee and each round I am feeling more confident with it off the turf.

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I find myself in a similar situation to you (with a tad less distance) and find I struggle to get beyond the size of the modern fairway wood when trying to hit it off the deck. Two older models that you might consider that have a smaller footprint than most modern fairways are the TM V-Steel and the original Cleveland Launcher Titanium. Both can be found for a song with a little used bin or eBay stalking. If you sweep the ball with your hybrid I'd start with the Cleveland and if you hit down on the hybrid slightly, start with the V-Steel.

917D2 9.5 w/S+

TS2 16.5 and 21 w/AD-DI

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Cobra f6 Baffler. It is the best fairway wood I have ever played hitting from any lie. It is money from the rough.

Cobra Bio Cell 9.5// HZRDUS Black
Cobra F6 Baffler 17.5 // HZRDUS Black
Cobra F7 Hybrid 20.5// ATMOS Tour Spec Blue
Mizuno JPX 900 Forged 5-GW // Project X
Taylormade Mill Grind 52 // Nippon 120
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Taylormade Tour Spider Black

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Another vote for the Rogue 4W. Love how it sits at address. You can see plenty of loft, and it goes and goes. Getting the right shaft is also key. I like kiyoshi purple or ad-di in it.

Did you purchase the 4w with one of the shaft you mentioned, or did you have it installed after the fact?

I am just starting to get along with a rogue four wood but feel like the stock shaft might be a little too much for me

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I have a feeling it’s shaft related not head related. Maybe try something with a little more kick to it

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Tour Edge CBX 13.5.......................................Rombax P95 X
Tour Edge CBX 18..........................................Rombax P95 X
Mizuno MP-18 FliHi 4,5................................DGTIX100
Mizuno MP-25 6-9........................................DGTIX100
Callaway MD Forged 46, 50, 56, 60........DGTIS400
Scotty Cameron 5.5M...................................Grip Master

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Have Cally 816 Alpha set at 16. It’s been better than most for me. But wish I still had my TEE Cb5 16.5 to compare. But thinking about G400 to match my driver. Wondering if I hit it even better off the deck.

 

I have the same problems as most off the deck issue with a 3 wood, the g400 is a monster if struck perfectly which is hard, otherwise harder for me to hit off the deck. Off the tee the Ping is a winner great head design and perfect consistent distance.

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Taylormade SIM2 5 wood Ventus Blue 6

Taylormade SIM 7 wood Ventus Blue 6
Srixon ZX4/5 combo Nippon Modus 105 4~pw 

Cleveland Zipcore 52,56,60 Tour Rack Nippon Modus 

SIK Flo C w/stability tour shaft 34

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I have owned close to 15 sets of irons, 20 wedges, 15 drivers and 100 putters over the past 7 years. I have only played 2 fairway woods...the TM burner TP and the xhot pro. I broke down and tried the rogue FW and immediatly put it in the bag. Gained 7 yards of carry which is huge.

Now if I could just find a putter!

F9 Fuji Ventus Black 6x

M3 3HL Thump FW

Vsteel 5w Fuji 7W06

Vsteel 7w Rogue 80
Srixon 785 5-9 PX LZ 6.0

Srixon zForged PW PX LZ 6.0
Scratch 8620 50*, 56* x100
Scratch STI 60* S400
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'16 M2 HL. Absolute rocket launchers, easy off tee or deck.

 

The tour-issue deep face version is especially long and has legendary status on here as one of the best 3W heads of all time. You can still find them quite easily on ebay.

Do they sit open? Are they draw biased?

 

Yes and I'd think you'd be hard pressed to find a tour issue deep face version that doesn't sit open. Mine sits about 2.8 degrees open and is the only 3/4W I've never hooked the crap out of.

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'16 M2 HL. Absolute rocket launchers, easy off tee or deck.

 

The tour-issue deep face version is especially long and has legendary status on here as one of the best 3W heads of all time. You can still find them quite easily on ebay.

Do they sit open? Are they draw biased?

 

Yes and I'd think you'd be hard pressed to find a tour issue deep face version that doesn't sit open. Mine sits about 2.8 degrees open and is the only 3/4W I've never hooked the crap out of.

Thanks, I'm using a Tour edge XCGV, sits open.

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The Callaway XR 16 is the best 3 wood I've hit. Shallower face. Very solid off the tee and fairways.

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Callaway Heavenwood 20* - RCH 75w
Callaway 2017 Epic 4-PW, AW Project X LZ 95 Steel (PTIP)
Titleist Vokey SM6 Chrome 54.08M 
Titleist Vokey SM6 Chrome 60.08M
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