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Looking for an easy to hit, straight 3 wood that will be used mostly off the tee. I have a 913 currently that I like OK, but don’t love the shaft. I want confidence on par 5s or short par 4s to find the fairway. What should I look at?   Distance is certainly nice, but secondary. Ideally it wouldn’t be too difficult to hit off the deck either. 

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I find Ping's very forgiving. But in general i agree that it's mostly the American-region-non-denominational-golfing-person, and not the arrow. 

Get lessons....   Indian not the arrow... 

These dickish non-responses are the worst part of GolfWrx. It's a legitimate question from the OP and a perennial question among golfers, including tour pros. But maybe Phil should stop playing around

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With 3 woods (and hybrids), if you aren’t after the longest, shiniest and newest you can often pull one out of the bargain bin at a golf mart or somewhere similar, hit it and find one that feels good to you. I picked up a super-cheap cobra f7 that I love, and a friend (plus handicapper) found an old rocketballz for about $40 that went straight in the bag and hasn’t been challenged. 

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Not sure any club can be guaranteed an absolute anything much less a fairway finder, but have found the Callaway Steelhead's and Ping G and Ping g410's to be about as forgiving with consistent distance as they come. And another vote for the Tensei CK Blue shaft.

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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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4 hours ago, wcdixon said:

Not sure any club can be guaranteed an absolute anything much less a fairway finder, but have found the Callaway Steelhead's and Ping G and Ping g410's to be about as forgiving with consistent distance as they come. And another vote for the Tensei CK Blue shaft.

I think I’ll look at Ping and/or something adjustable. It’s just not as easy to demo right now. 

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I just got a TS2 fairway and put it up against my 910f. I thought over the Christmas break I would put in some serious range time and compare the 2 and throw in my old 906f2 as well. 

 

 

I may post about this later but I honestly think I like the 906 the best. Hard to tell the diffetance in distance (but they are all similar).

 

Not crazy about the sound of the TS2. Lacks that nice traditional 3wd sound in my opinion .

 

906 is workable both ways for me and also like the smaller head.

 

Maybe I'm crazy. 

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Only two things will keep a golfer from hitting their FWs well:

 

1. They don't fit them properly.

 

2. They don't know how to hit them properly.

 

Tons of threads covering this and it just keeps coming up. Stick with 70-90g shafts and lengths that suit your ability. Hit the ball with a downward AoA of around 1-2* and you're good to go.

 

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Mizuno MP5 4-PW - Aldila RIP Tour 115 R
Mizuno MP-T5 52, 56 & 60 - TT Wedge
Grips - Grip Master Master Perforated Midsize

Oddysey Stroke Lab V-Line Blk 33.5"
 

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2 minutes ago, uglande said:

These dickish non-responses are the worst part of GolfWrx. It's a legitimate question from the OP and a perennial question among golfers, including tour pros. But maybe Phil should stop playing around with that Original One and Bryson should ditch his 2 wood. They just need lessons. And Stenson should junk that silly 3 wood. Just keep practicing, Henrik, and one day you'll hit driver as good as @bogeypro

It’s not ideal. My question really had to do with easy to hit, high MOI 3 woods with a good stock shaft. I’m thinking Ping is always solid and I do like adjustability. Maybe I go a year or two older and pick up a cheap one to try out. 

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1 hour ago, winegr said:

I think I’ll look at Ping and/or something adjustable. It’s just not as easy to demo right now. 

 

I hear you...and I should have added that l didn't demo these either, but they worked out for me. Other clubs l ordered not so much, and i returned them. Good luck.

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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36 minutes ago, winegr said:

It’s not ideal. My question really had to do with easy to hit, high MOI 3 woods with a good stock shaft. I’m thinking Ping is always solid and I do like adjustability. Maybe I go a year or two older and pick up a cheap one to try out. 

Ping is great for this. It's a high MOI FW and versatile, although some don't like the shallow-ish face when using it off the tee.

 

Another good option is the Cobra Big Tour. The standard Cobra fairways are great as well -- very stable and easy to hit, reasonably priced.

 

If you want to go even bigger and higher MOI, I love the Original One. Doesn't give you much off the fairway, but it's a phenomenal tee club. (But it's very low spinning, if that's a drawback).

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Ping G425 Max 1w Ventus Blue

Ping G425 LST 3w Ventus Blue

Ping G425 Max 5w Ventus Blue

Ping G425 Max 7w Ventus Blue

Mizuno MP20 5i-Pi Modus 120

Mizuno T20 50 54 58 DG S400

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Decide whether you want a higher spinning club that tends to draw or lower spin neutral club.  Which works for you.  Many of the low spin heads are better off the tee and tend to hook less. 
 

also do you want a deeper face for tee shots?

 

Ping LST, Callaway sub zero would be good off the tee, but maybe not as good off the deck unless you have high swing speed. 

I pick 14 of the following:
Ping G400
Ping G410 3, 5 and 7 wood
Ping G 400 4 hybrid
Ping G 4-U
Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 54, 58 SS
Grips NDMC +4
Odyssey Pro #1 black
Hoofer
ProV1x-mostly
ECCO Biom Hybrid 3

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1 hour ago, uglande said:

These dickish non-responses are the worst part of GolfWrx. It's a legitimate question from the OP and a perennial question among golfers, including tour pros. But maybe Phil should stop playing around with that Original One and Bryson should ditch his 2 wood. They just need lessons. And Stenson should junk that silly 3 wood. Just keep practicing, Henrik, and one day you'll hit driver as good as @bogeypro

Speaking of a “dickish non-response”, thanks for the example!  You provided absolutely zero advice/ideas for the OP.

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1 hour ago, Duffer222 said:

Speaking of a “dickish non-response”, thanks for the example!  You provided absolutely zero advice/ideas for the OP.

I did ... separate post. 

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Ping G425 Max 1w Ventus Blue

Ping G425 LST 3w Ventus Blue

Ping G425 Max 5w Ventus Blue

Ping G425 Max 7w Ventus Blue

Mizuno MP20 5i-Pi Modus 120

Mizuno T20 50 54 58 DG S400

L.A.B. DF 2.1 || Titleist Pro V1

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I haven't tried the G400 or G410 as I've spent enough on new irons this year and don't need the temptation.  But I love my Ping G 3W.  Straight and long once I learned to not sway on my backswing and to transfer my weight properly on the downswing. 

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Ping G 3 Wood, Alta CB

Ping G 4 Hybrid, Alta CB

Ping i210 5-UW, AWT 2.0

Cleveland RTX4 52 mid, 56 mid, 60 low, Dynamic Gold S400

Ping Sigma putter

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4w or something adjustable to 16.5-17*. Ping G(anything) is very easy to elevate, as are the XCG7 and E8 std models from TEE. 

TM 2016 M2 12* - OG Grafalloy Blue X, 43.5"

TEE XCG7 16.5* 4w, OG Grafalloy Blue S, 41.75"

Cally Rogue X 18.5* 4i, Diamana 70 S, 39.75"

Cobra King OS 4-G, TT XP95 R300, -.5"

Vokey SM8 54.14F(2*weak), 60.10S(4*weak)

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