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Looking to get a new 3-wood, but I need it to be of the high launch variety, but I hate overly-hooked faces/set-ups. 
 

Thoughts?

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As I continue down the path of age induced transition to the LPGA bag set-up, I’ve gone to 16.5 deg TS2 at 42.5” in A1 for draw off tee and the occasional immaculate fairway lie and an 18 deg TSi3 at

G410 or Sim 5 wd lofted down.

Oldie. But.   The RBZ line.  The green logo version is the absolute top I’ve ever hit.  No way anyone can claim that 3 wood is draw biased.  She’s laying wide open , deep face and launches like a drea

G410 or Sim 5 wd lofted down.

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Ping G410 7wd @ Flat setting Graffaloy Pro Lite 3.5 Reg
Ping G410 22 hybrid @ 21 flat Alta CB Reg
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Oldie. But.   The RBZ line.  The green logo version is the absolute top I’ve ever hit.  No way anyone can claim that 3 wood is draw biased.  She’s laying wide open , deep face and launches like a dream.   Cheap experiment, I doubt you’re disappointed.  I can’t beat it with anything new. 

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3 minutes ago, CKalma said:

Maybe a 5 wood lofted down? A lot people going that route lately with how hot 3 woods have been.

 

 

 

Agree this would be a good place to start...Ping g410 5w lofted down to 16.5* or Epic Flash 5w lofted down to 17* have both given me plenty of decent fairway wood distance with high launch thus using one of them to replace my 3w and 5w...plus lofting down opens face slightly reducing hook face set-up.

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Callaway Epic Flash 5W at 17*, Rogue 4w at 17*, or Ping g410 5W at 16.5* reg

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

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Agree, the TS2 or TSi2 16.5. Also the Cobra F9 or Rad Speed and the Ping G410, which I use and love, and which you can probably get for a song.  All of these are great cuz they’re adjustable. I’m a drawer of the ball, so I’m also low in the spin department and hate closed faces. I’d pair the head a with shaft that kicks the ball high, like an Even Flow, Ventus Red, or Speeder Evolution V. So you’ll get more spin and higher launch.

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TM SIM Max 10.5, Fujikura Speeder Evolution V 569 - R

Ping G410 14.5, Fujikura Speeder Evolution V 474 - R

Titleist TS2 19* and 22*, KBS Proto Hybrid R/S

Mizuno 921 SEL 5-PW, Nippon N.S. Pro 750GH S

Titleist Vokey SM8 50, Nippon N.S. Pro 750GH S

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28 minutes ago, hammergolf said:

G410 or Sim 5 wd lofted down.

 

I agree i found the G410 line to be very high launching. 

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G400 3w or g400 5w turned down to 16.5

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As I continue down the path of age induced transition to the LPGA bag set-up, I’ve gone to 16.5 deg TS2 at 42.5” in A1 for draw off tee and the occasional immaculate fairway lie and an 18 deg TSi3 at 41.75” in B1 as my normal ‘longest club from turf’ club.

 

My age/swing speed is similar to yours and I have no trouble getting either airborne for their intended purpose.  

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2 x TS2 @ 16.5 and 21

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SIM 5W lofted down.  Long and fade biased.  

 

Stay away from anything that’s “Standard” Mavrik......they are draw biased with no way to mitigate.  The SZ Mavrik are more neutral.

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Mizuno st190 TS or st200 TS Versions, very open face angle, can loft up to 16 or 17 degrees and still have open face, very forgiving for any strikes low on face and face depth is deeper than most, so can be used off tee if needed. Other great options are the TEE cbx 16.5* and the Titleist 917f2 16.5 lofted down, surefit fade weight- I just so happen to have one of each option 😂

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Tour Edge Exotics cbx 16.5* Aldila RIP beta 80s 

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Titleist 962b 3-pw s400
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As already mentioned, the mavrik 4 wood may work. It replaced my epic flash 5 wood that I lofted down to 17* and I like the mavrik better. I haven’t been in a situation where I needed to hit the mavrik off the deck yet but it’s better off the tee for me than the epic was, may be head size, might be loft, I can’t say for sure. 

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Callaway Mavrik 4 Wood 16.5* Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI 70S

Callaway Rogue 4H 21* Project X EvenFlow Black 85 6.0

Callaway Mavrik Max 5-7i KBS Max 90 S

Callaway Mavrik Pro 8-AW True Temper Elevate 105 S

Callaway JAWS MD5 52/12W Dynamic Gold 115

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I offered the G400 5w as I play that and it’s a good match for feel and looks to @Obee current driver

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Shallow faced with high ball speeds is the TEE EXS 220 with the right shaft - gets up there.

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Ping G400 Max 9/TPT Red 17 ● SIM TI 3,5 or TEE EXS 220 3, 5 wd/GD AD F 65, SIM Max 4H/Accra FX 2.0 200 or TEE EXS 220 4HY/GD AD HY 65 ● Mizuno MP-20 HMB 5-PW Accra ICWT95 ● Mizuno MP T20 50, 54, 59/Nippon Pro Modus 3 Wedge 115/125 ● Swag Savage Too/Bett Inovai 6.0

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