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I just bought an 11.5 degree tour edge xcg7 3 wood off the bay for $3.25. Can’t wait to try it

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 i

Common answers to this question are ping rapture, Callaway 3deep or a mini driver (Taylormade have done 3 and Callaway had the bertha mini 1.5).

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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 Bullet 10*                           Fujikura Ventus Black 6X

Exotics CBX119 15* 3WD.             Fujikura Ventus Red 8X

Exotics CBX119 18* 5WD              Accra Tour Z RPG 382 M5

Exotics CB2 21* 7WD                    Fujikura Ventus Red 9X
MIURA CB57 5-7                            MCI MMT-125TX

MIURA MB-001 8-P                       MCI MMT-125TX
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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

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TEE XCG7B 5h 25*- Diamana Thump i465ct 4i shaft
Wishon 560MC 5-PW (27,31,35,39,43.5,48) at -1/2" length Multiple sets with different shafts 
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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 GD Pershing 55x

Ping G400 5w 16.5* Blueboard 73x 

Cally Apex '16 3h 20* KK Silver 80x

Cally Apex '16 4h 23* KK Silver 80x

Srixon ZX7 5i  AD DI di 95x 

Srixon ZX7 6 - PW Nippon Modus 3 Tour 120s
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Scotty GoLo 7
 

 

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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.

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TEE XCG7B 4h 22* Aldila Rogue Blk85
TEE XCG7B 5h 25*- Diamana Thump i465ct 4i shaft
Wishon 560MC 5-PW (27,31,35,39,43.5,48) at -1/2" length Multiple sets with different shafts 
Vokey SM4 52-08F S200
Wishon HM wedges 56/60 Wishon Smooth steel Stiff
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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!

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Ping G425 LST 14.5* Fujikura Ventus Black 8X
Ping G425 19* Fujikura Ventus Black 10TX 
Srixon Z Forged 4-GW Steelfiber i95  
Cleveland ZipCore 54/58 DG TI Spinner 
PXG Gen 2 Operator Stability Tour 
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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.

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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.

Driver: Cobra SZ Extreme @ 11.5 Degrees

5 Wood: Cobra F8 @ 17 Degrees

Hybrid: Cobra 3-4 OS @ 20.5 degrees

Hybrid: Cobra F9 @ 24 Degrees

Irons: Callaway Apex 19's 6-SW

Wedge: Callaway Sureout 2 @ 60 degrees

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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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Cally Apex '16 3h 20* KK Silver 80x

Cally Apex '16 4h 23* KK Silver 80x

Srixon ZX7 5i  AD DI di 95x 

Srixon ZX7 6 - PW Nippon Modus 3 Tour 120s
Vokey SM2 50*, SM2 TVD M 56* & 60*, SM2 64.07

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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"

TEE EXS 220 10.5* - Testing continues - Accra TZ6 55M4 at 44.5”
TEE XCG7B 2h 17* -Aldila Tour Blue 85 
TEE XCG7B 4h 22* Aldila Rogue Blk85
TEE XCG7B 5h 25*- Diamana Thump i465ct 4i shaft
Wishon 560MC 5-PW (27,31,35,39,43.5,48) at -1/2" length Multiple sets with different shafts 
Vokey SM4 52-08F S200
Wishon HM wedges 56/60 Wishon Smooth 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.

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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.

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