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I got back into playing recently. A neighbor gets clubs from older rich guys as he is military. He said help yourself so I got a set of Callaway Apex Forged Irons probably circa 2016. A bit better than my older Wilson Di7s.

I bought a new Cobra F9 driver which is nice. One of the old clubs I also got was a Callaway X 8 wood with a senior flex shaft - this is a circa 2006 club. I can hit that club great off the turf with lots of consistency. I have a nice older (small head) Yonex fairway 3 wood with a stiff shaft. When I connect it works well but I seem to chunk it. Also have trouble getting it in the air.

I usually play Callaway Super Softs golf balls or Wilson 50 Elites.

I am looking at a old Cally X 3 wood with senior shaft. $100 is about the most I want to spend. Thanks for any suggestions.

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Ping i20 forever.

I have a gen 1 RBZ.

Try Callaway Epic 3 wood and loft it from 15* into 16*. You can find great deals on Callaway Preowned website.

I was checking and my 10+ year old Yonex 3 wood is stiff flex. I am sure my swing speed is 100 or less. I usually go for regular flex. I got the Callyway 8 fairway wood with senior flex and it is super consistent off the turf.

I am in late 50's with still good swing range of motion. If I work on my fitness I can get my speed back up. I wonder if senior flex is the way to go. One of the UK Youtube golfers (so many) tested stiff versus regular versus senior and his distance was pretty much the same. He had to make some slight adjustments.

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I went through this recently myself. I've been playing a TM R11s 3 wood for many years, which I'm pretty good off the tee with but no confidence hitting off the deck.

Was recently playing with some family members who were playing with rental Callaway clubs, which had I believe was the epic or epic flash 3 woods in the bags. I borrowed the 3 wood at the driving range to check it out, and I nailed every shot I hit with that club, tee or deck. Long straight bombers.

From that point forward I knew my next 3 wood was going to be a Cally. Not a brand I would normally look to, but I was impressed. Went on the Callaway pre-owned site and picked up an excellent condition epic flash sub zero for just a bit over $100. Should show up today or tomorrow, excited to take it to the course.

I would suggest looking on the Callaway pre-owned site.

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Some great recommendations posted, I’ll add a TaylorMade M4 3HL...basically a 4 metal at 16.5 degrees. It’s not as long as the Ping G it replaced but a better feel/sound and consistency. It’s bonded though with zero adjustability so better make sure you’ve got the right shaft in it.

Taylormade SIM MAX driver 10.5 Ventus R
Taylormade SIM MAX 3w 15 Ventus R
Taylormade SIM MAX 5w 18 Ventus R
Taylormade SIM MAX 4h 22 Ventus R
PXG 0211 5-LW
Taylormade Spider X Chalk
OUUL Gator cart bag

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...........Technique..........

but cleveland woods (older one I own is a taller deeper face but fits the bill for me)

if you don’t mind good tech regardless of the release date. I would suggest the diablo octane woods or any of the callaway offerings 2012-15

these Offerings might be a perfect fit since you like the callaway gear you got now.

adams fairways

cobra woods are good as well.( I take divots with my woods and I don’t mind the bafflers rails as I do get steep time to time (get too eager to execute the best shot! ? )

Ping G400/ Ping tour 65 s

Ping 410 3w / Ping tour 65 s 

Nike VRS covert 5w/ kurokage black s

Titleist 718 T-mb 4 iron / amt white s300

Titleist 716 AP2 5-pw/ amt white s300

Cleveland Rtx4  48(bent to 50)mid, 54 mid, 58 mid / dynamic gold s400

Nike midnight method 006/ Black SS Gt 1.0 w 25g counter core.

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Will start with go with a 4/5 wood if you want a smaller head and easier to elevate. With that said, as others have mentioned, Titleist 915/917 are easy (tho I played in 16.5*), Adams TL/TL Tour/Titanium can all be had for peanuts. Was a huge fan of the XHP/XHP2 heads.

What's In The Ping Moonlite:
Ping Rapture '14 13*
Ping Rapture DI 18*
Titleist 690.CB 4/6/8/PW
Vokey TVD 54*
Odyssey Tank V-Line

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This is the answer. My girlfriend has one and hits it off the deck easily every time.

Taylormade SIM2 Max 9* // Autoflex SF405

Callaway Epic Max 3w // HZRDUS Smoke

Ping G410 19, 22, 25 // Accra FX 2.0

Srixon ZX5 6-AW // Fujikura Pro 75

Cleveland CBX2 54*// Fujikura Pro 75

Cleveland CBX Full Face 58*// Fujikura Pro 75

L.A.B. DF 2.1 // BGT Stability Tour

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@FakeClubPro I have a Ping Anser 3wood head if you’re interested in it. It is super easy to elevate from the deck. I only don’t need it because of upgrading to g410.

PM me if you’re interested!

Callaway Mavrik 9* - Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI 60

TM SIM Ti 3W - PX Hzrdus Smoke 6.0 70

Titleist TS2 19* 3H - PX Hzrdus Smoke 6.0 80

Titleist T300 4i & 5i - TT DG AMT Black S300

Titleist T200 6i - 48*W - TT DG AMT Black S300

Vokey SM8 52F08 & 58D12 - TT DG S200

Odyssey Triple Track  Stroke Lab Ten S

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Try Callaway Epic 3 wood and loft it from 15* into 16*. You can find great deals on Callaway Preowned website.

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Callaway Mavrick 10.5 GD Tour AD IZ 6 S

Callaway Epic Flash 16* GD Tour AD DI 6 S

Callaway Epic Flash Hybrid 18* Recoil  F4

Callaway Apex 19 4 iron Steelfiber fc90 S

Callaway Rogue Pro 5 -PW Recoil ES 780 F4

Ping i210 U Wedge 48* DG 105 S

Callaway PM Grind 19 Black 54* Steelfiber fc115cw S

Callaway PM Grind 19 Black 60* KBS HI-REV 2.0 115

Scotty Cameron Select Square Back 34 Putter

Yellow ProV1 & ProV1X

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Any M1/M3/M5 model. Cobra Fly-Z+ was awesome too

M5 (9.0), Tensei CK Pro White 70TX, Z-Grip

M5 (15.0), Tensei CK Pro White 70TX, Z-Grip

(A-Most Days) TSi2 18.0, Tensei AV Raw White 85TX, -0.5", Z-Grip 

(B-Windy Days) DHY Proto 18, Diamana D+ 90X, Z-Grip 

i200 (4i), S56 (5-W), PX 7.0, Red Dot, Z-Grip 

Glide 3.0 (51.13, 55.13, 60.06TS), PX 6.5 Blackout, Red Dot, Z-Grip

Dual Force Rossie #1 (45", 79 lie)

Pro V1X

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Easiest cheap 3 wood off the deck is the Callaway XR16 (non pro). Low profile and hot face. I still have mine and would have no problem gaming it today if I had to.

Taylormade SIM2 Max 10.5° - Fuji Speeder 569 IV

Taylormade SIM2 Max 3W - Fuji Speeder 661 IV

Mizuno CLK 19° - Fuji Speeder HB

Mizuno CLK 22° - Fuji Speeder HB

Mizuno JPX 919F (5-PW) - DG120 S300

Mizuno S18 52°/9°

Titleist Vokey SM5 58°/11° K Grind 

Titleist Vokey SM5 62°/8° T Grind 

Titleist Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2

 

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Some great suggestions in here.

Just also buy a roll of lead tape and you can fiddle to your heart's content.

Cobra F8+ 9° XCaliber 6+ S 45” //  Cobra F8 14.5° XCaliber FW S 43.25” //  Srixon F45 18° XCaliber FW S 42”  

Srixon Z565 3-PW Nippon N.S. Pro 980GH DST S // Cleveland CBX 50.11 //  Cleveland RTX3 56.14 bent 55.13 //  Nike VR X3X Toe Sweep 58.10  //  Wilson Infinite Windy City //  Titleist Pro V1 

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I did this over the winter and found both a barely used Ping G 3w and a Callaway Steelhead XR 3w for around 100$ each....hit the Ping G okay but can't say enough good things about the Steelhead XR - off deck or turf...trimmed 3/4 inch off the butt and it's an in the bag keeper.

Callaway Rogue 9.0 - Aldila Synergy 50 reg

Rogue 4w Tensai CK 60 reg at 17* or Callaway Epic Flash 5W Evenflow Green 55 at 17*

Callaway Epic Flash 4 hybrid 20* - Tensei AV Silver 65 reg

Ping g410 4 hybrid at 22* or TM GAPR Mid 4 21.5* - KBS hybrid 70 reg  

Callaway Rogue Pro 5i-AW - UST Recoil ES 760 f3

Callaway Jaws Chrome 54*W, 58*W - Project X 80 graphite

Odyssey Black Series Tour Design 2 34.5" or Taylormade Spider mini 34"

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