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Looking to possibly pick up a deep faced 3 wood to mainly use off the tee. My driver has been on the fritz lately and I'm looking for a low lofted 3 wood with a deep face to take its spot until i can get it worked out. Just curious if anyone had any thoughts or recommendations.

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If you are going to do it - do it right.https://wishongolf.com/designs/designs-drivers/new-919fd/

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519SHPR 11* Black Driver, Red Shaft - S
919F/D, Red Shaft
EQ1-NX 4 wood Red S-FLex
929 Fwy 5, Red Shaft
595 #3 Driving Iron Red hybrid S Flex
575MMC 6-GW Wishon Smooth Steel - S (B bag)
EQ1-NX 4 hybrid, Black hybrid Shaft
5-SW EQ1-NX S300's (A bag))
PCF Micro Tour Platinum 58*
S2R #5 putter Single Bend Shaft
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^^^^ this

The og xhot 3deep.

M6 9°  Fujikura Ventus 6
TS2 15°  Diamana S+ Ltd 70
790UDI  PX Catalyst 80 -or- 818H2 19°  GD Tour AD IZ-85
0311T 4i / Z745 5-9  Nippon 950GH 
SM7 46F 52F 58D  DG 115
SM7 62M  KBS Tour
putter, KBS CT Tour, Pro Only *
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Cleveland Classic XL 14* 3 Wood. Cheap experiment for you. Useful off the fairway too.

I still use a 15.5* one. Think it's a 2013MY club.

X Hot 3Deep is a good shout, but I wasn't good enough to get it working off the deck well enough.

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Until a couple of weeks ago I would've said Taylormade RBZ or RBZ2 3WD. I have a buddy who had a similar situation and he tried a few models before discovering the Tour Edge Exotics CBX T3 13*. He bought one with a Hazardous Black 75 and all I can say is WOW! This thing is a low bullet hammer that hits stingers off the tee and is still serviceable off the deck.

JBeam BM-435 Blackout 9* Accra TZ6 65 M5
Exotics CBX 119 13.5* 3WD & 18* 5WD Accra TourZ 382 M5
Exotics CB2  21* 7WD Accra TZ5 85 M5  
PING S55 5-P Mitsubishi MMT-125TX
Miura Tour Milled Wedge 51, 55, 59 Fujikura MCI 125 Solid

Bettinardi Innovai Tour DASS Flowneck Prototype

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2016 M2 Deep Face T3 13° loft. absolute bomber.

Callaway Mavrik 10.5° w/ Aldila Rogue White 70 130MSI X
TaylorMade M2 DF 16.5° w/ Mitsu Diamana W 80X
TaylorMade Sim Max Rescue 19° w/ HZRDUS Red 105 6.5
Yonex Ezone CB-301 3-9 w/ Nippon Modus 125X
Cleveland RTX4 Raw 48°,53°,58° w/ DG S400 Tour Issue
TaylorMade Spider Tour Black 34"

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Another Tour Edge Bomber

TEE EX9 Long 13*

Adjustable

Titanium face

deep face

I have used the 13*, and cut it down to 42.75" (Use a Accra Tour Z ST 75 shaft)

The stock Diamana White (D+70) and Aldila Rogue Silver are great too. EX9 Long Fairway | Tour Edge

 

THis is a great resource to look at previous models going back to 2012 or so (XCG6 series)

XCG7 Beta

E8 Beta

EX9 Long

EX10 Beta

CBX

CBX T3 (smaller player's head)

CBX 119

EXS 220 Classic Clubs | Tour Edge

Lead Tape lovingly applied - Driver through GW
TEE XCG7 Beta +1* to 11.5* - Testing at 43" w/ Matrix 7M3 stiff
TEE XCG7 Beta 4W 16.5* - Matrix 8M2 Stiff
TEE XCG7 Beta 22*H - Aldila Rogue 130 Black 85H TS
TEE XCG7 Beta 25*H - Diamana Thump i465ct 4i shaft stiff 
Wishon 560MC's 5-PW (27,31,35,39,43.5,48) at -1/2" length KBS Tour C-Taper Lite R
Vokey SM4 52-08F S200
Wishon HM wedges 56 and 60 Wishon Stepless steel Stiff
SC Futura X5r 33' flownecked by Bastain-cerakote sniper gray-silver dots-white flange sight line-SS Flatso 2.0

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X2 hot 3 deep, so easy and soooooo long due to low spin

i find mine to also be anti hook as well

great club in dry conditions and when windy out

tough off the deck


Ping G400 Max 10.5* Fubuki K 60x

Ping G400 5w 16.5* Blueboard 73x
Callaway GBB 19* Aldila NVS 85x
Apex '16 4h 23* Fubuki ax400h 82x

Apex ‘16 5h 27* Mitsu KuroKage 90s

Ping s55 6 - PW Fujikura MCI 100s

Ping Glide 49*, 54* & 59* wrx Recoil 110s
Piretti Matera Elite
 

 

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I see a lot of people throwing out random clubs but more importantly, a good shaft would be ideal for a great 3 wood to tee off with. I played a proforce 96g stiff shaft in my 3 wood for a long time and loved it off the tee box. It was like a missle, nearly as long as my driver but super consistent and easy to keep in the fairway.

So consider a slightly heavier shaft (and lower trajectory) than you would "normally play" if looking for a great 3 wood off the tee box.

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That's only available in the beta version (titanium face) deeper face.

made for matrix shafts (black tie, red tie and white tie)

Black Tie 7M3.1 is not a bad one (I don't get on with the Red Tie or White Tie).

 

I like these larger face and "larger head" tee fairways (185 cc) as they inspire more confidence off the tee.

I found the x2 hot 3deep to seem small enough that I wasn't as confident with it.

YMMV, but using it as a tee club, I don't worry much about off the deck performance (using mainly hybrids for off the deck shots).

Other key for me has been to cut down the fairways to 42.5-42.75 or so, and put some lead tape on the head to feel the head in the swing.

And like another poster said above, go up in shaft weight to 70 g range to maintain club balance at shorter length.

Lead Tape lovingly applied - Driver through GW
TEE XCG7 Beta +1* to 11.5* - Testing at 43" w/ Matrix 7M3 stiff
TEE XCG7 Beta 4W 16.5* - Matrix 8M2 Stiff
TEE XCG7 Beta 22*H - Aldila Rogue 130 Black 85H TS
TEE XCG7 Beta 25*H - Diamana Thump i465ct 4i shaft stiff 
Wishon 560MC's 5-PW (27,31,35,39,43.5,48) at -1/2" length KBS Tour C-Taper Lite R
Vokey SM4 52-08F S200
Wishon HM wedges 56 and 60 Wishon Stepless steel Stiff
SC Futura X5r 33' flownecked by Bastain-cerakote sniper gray-silver dots-white flange sight line-SS Flatso 2.0

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Interestingly enough, I also use the G410 LST 3 wood off the tee a lot but it certainly isn’t deep faced, could be the most shallow faced I’ve hit. Gotta tee her low but it WORKS!

Ping G410 LST 9* Fujikura Ventus Black 7X 
Ping G410 LST 14.5* Fujikura Ventus Black 8X
Ping G410 17.5* Fujikura Ventus Black 10X 
New Level 902 4-P Mitsubishi MMT 125TX  
New Level M-Type 50/54/60 KBS 610 S+
PXG Operator P Gen 2 34.5” 
Bridgestone Tour B X 

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yeah, I think with todays drivers a deep face is not really all the beneficial. They are all so good that you just lose playability but do not gain off the tee.

 

That being said, if you want something semi dedicated off the tee. Take a look at the Cobra big tour fairway. It is a little deeper and works well of the tee. It is a bit stronger lofted at 13.5 standard.

Driver: Taylormade SIM 9 Project X Green 60TX

Fairway Finder: Taylormade Original One 13.5 UST Proforce V2 8F5
Taylormade Gapr low 2 
4-PW Cobra king forged CB KBS $ Taper 130 X flex
Wedges 50, 54, 60 Cleveland ZIPCORE
PUTTER; Kronos release long neck
BALL; Bridgestone BX, OR Taylomade TP5x PIX

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If you can find one, the Long Tom 2 wood circa 2012. Nice deep face. Although (as the name suggests) technically not a 3 wood it's a great club to mainly hit off the tee which is what I think you're looking for. I used it that way for a few months & to my surprise it was easy of the deck as well which surprised me again because the loft is 12.5 degrees. Off the tee it was nearly as long as my driver. Never seemed to get much love on this forum though.

The only negative is that it is driver length at 45" but for some reason it worked for me. It could be trimmed down but you would have to add swing weight back on. I think there was actually a port for hot melt if I recall correctly. Not sure why I quit playing it. Still have it because of the uniqueness of it I guess.

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also consider using a 13.5* driver as a second driver. 43.5" shaft at 80-95 grams

A driver head will be almost double the size of a 3w in terms of cc, lots more room for operator error

And if you are crafty you can configure the second driver to work in the opposite direction of your "longer" driver

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Ping G400 Max 10.5* Fubuki K 60x

Ping G400 5w 16.5* Blueboard 73x
Callaway GBB 19* Aldila NVS 85x
Apex '16 4h 23* Fubuki ax400h 82x

Apex ‘16 5h 27* Mitsu KuroKage 90s

Ping s55 6 - PW Fujikura MCI 100s

Ping Glide 49*, 54* & 59* wrx Recoil 110s
Piretti Matera Elite
 

 

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I bought a wishon 919THI in a high loft 14* for shorter nine on my league course.

Yes, the 460 cc head gives max forgiveness, especially when rolling from the office to the teebox for evening league.

Not to beat a dead horse, but I build to 42.5-43 for this driver with a 70'ish g shaft (Matrix 7M3 or Accra Tour Z ST 75 or Aldila Rogue Silver 70)

From my signature, Driver stand-in Wishon 919THI 13* Matrix 7M3 at 42.75"

Lead Tape lovingly applied - Driver through GW
TEE XCG7 Beta +1* to 11.5* - Testing at 43" w/ Matrix 7M3 stiff
TEE XCG7 Beta 4W 16.5* - Matrix 8M2 Stiff
TEE XCG7 Beta 22*H - Aldila Rogue 130 Black 85H TS
TEE XCG7 Beta 25*H - Diamana Thump i465ct 4i shaft stiff 
Wishon 560MC's 5-PW (27,31,35,39,43.5,48) at -1/2" length KBS Tour C-Taper Lite R
Vokey SM4 52-08F S200
Wishon HM wedges 56 and 60 Wishon Stepless steel Stiff
SC Futura X5r 33' flownecked by Bastain-cerakote sniper gray-silver dots-white flange sight line-SS Flatso 2.0

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I played this game in the past. Callaway 3 Deep was the best I found at the time. I have hit some newer versions like the mini driver or Cobra's Speedzone big tour with decent results. But honestly, for me, nothing beat choking way up on the driver and swinging smooth. Bunt swing with the driver Sure its acceptable to be 30 yards shorter than playing partners with the 3 wood and with the driver its an ego check, but the bigger head is going to be more forgiving. Works great on off days, or on a particular hole where the fairway is tight. Doesnt waste a spot in the bag either with 2 clubs you cant hit off the deck.

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The KZG RBT fairways were pretty deep, titanium, and they made a 13 degree. But you might also snag one of their drivers -- the PFT was 300cc and the RBT came in 325, 360, and 400, I think. They had 12 and 14 egree models. They pop up on EBay often enough -- might be able to snag one for $50 shipped or thereabouts. But another vote for the original Rapture, which was a lot of fun to hit.

Adams 9015D 10.5* Aldila Longwood 47.5"
SMT AF460c 12* Wishon Red S2S 44"
Tour Edge Exotics E8 16.5* 4 wood
Knuth High Heat 19* hybrid or Tour Edge Exotics XCG-7 19* 
Bridgestone Access VP-02, 6-AW
Inazone EZ-PZ CNC wedge 52* & 60*
Otey Crisman 41"

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I've found the SIM rocket 3w turned all the way down has worked exceptionally well. I paired it with a D+ 80x and I've seen 280yds+ off the tee... This club is phenomenal.

TaylorMade SiM 7.5* HZRDUS Black 75X
TaylorMade SiM 3w 12.5* Diamana D+ 80X
TaylorMade SiM 5w 17* Diamana D+ 80TX
Mizuno MP20 HMB 4-6, MMC 7-9, MB PW 
DG Tour Issue 120 X100's
Callaway MD5 JAWS 49* 54*, 59* S-Grinds
Tour Issue S400 Onyx
Artisan SS 0217 Putter

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