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Will be 80 in June. Been playing since 1962 (59 years). Handicap is currently 18 but am working to get it back to 15-16. My 3-wood is an oldie but goodie, KZG 15 degree Maraging Power with a Grafalloy

Unpopular opinion alert, 2.1 factor and I do not carry a 3 wood. My 3 wood shaft was way too spiny and the head was old so I sold it to buy a new one and just have not. Play driver then 19 degree hybr

11 hdcp, still rocking the og RBZ 3 wood. 

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8.2 and I play Ping G400 14.5 with a Alta stiff shaft and my backup is a TS3 with Evenflow T1100 (I game TS3 when I switch my driver from Ping G400 to TS2). I bang both about the same distance (250yds) and love both equally but I could work the Titleist both ways while the Ping generally flies straight to fadey.

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11 index, Rogue 4wd @17*

Ping G400 10.5 (9.5*) HZRDUS Yellow Smoke 60 5.5
Callaway Rogue 17* 4wd Atmos Blue TS 70  
Ping G410 19*, 22* & 26* Tensei CK Pro Blue 80
Cobra Forged Tec Black 6-GW SteelFiber i95cw R  
Mack Daddy PM 2.0 54/14
Mack Daddy PM 2.0 58/12

Bettinardi Innovai Rev 6.0 crescent neck @ 33”

TM Tour Response/ ProV1/ Chrome Soft TT

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Will be 80 in June. Been playing since 1962 (59 years). Handicap is currently 18 but am working to get it back to 15-16. My 3-wood is an oldie but goodie, KZG 15 degree Maraging Power with a Grafalloy ProLite shaft that has a tiny R next to the ProLite, probably indicating regular flex, and on the opposite side of the label says 35+. If memory serves, KZG was one of if not the first to use maraging steel faces. They were hot. Now I have begun to see other clubs touting maraging steel. What goes around. I get a fair amount of use out of my 3W because I play the second tees in from the tips, usually blue or white, on courses where those range from 6100 to 6800 yards. My average drive is 225-235, so on long par 4s, the ones that range from 400-440, I definitely have to use a 3 wood or 19 degree hybrid and accept I have to play them like par 5s. For many years I have played forged blades, usually Mizunos, with standard weak lofts (7 iron 36 degrees), so on shorter par 4 holes I use anything from PW to 4 iron. 

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I'm 10 HC and I play the SIM 3w set at 13* it has a Diamana D+Plus Limited 80tx in it. There's a 40 yard gap between my 3w and 3i. On a good day I can get my 3w out there around 280-285 but going for the green in two on long par 5's is possible with it. 

 

The face is hot, comes out low and goes for days. Now if I set the loft at standard it'd be different but I've had it in my bag awhile now and I love it. 

 

For what it's worth, I hit it off the deck better than the tee at times. It has really good turf interaction.

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My handicap is anywhere between 7-12. Officially it's listed at 6.9. I carry a Mav Max 3 with a VA Composites VYLYN shaft. 

Srixon: ZX5 9.5° | UST Mamiya LIN-Q Purple F4

Callaway: Mavrik Max 3  15° | VA Composite VYLYN 

Callaway: Apex Hybrid 23°  | Tense Silver S 70

Mizuno: JPX 921 Hot Metal Pro 5-7 | Forged 8-GW | UST Mamiya Recoil 95 F4

Cleveland: Zip Core Tour Rack 54/12 Full | Heel/Toe Grind | TT DG Spinner

Callaway: Custom PM Grind 19 Tour Grey 58°/12 | UST Mamiya Wedge Proto F4

Odyssey: Milled Collection 6M | 2020 Chrome Soft X 

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On 5/3/2021 at 10:48 PM, lvgolfer962 said:

Around 2-6 depending on what the stakes are 😉 
 

I switch off between a S2h2 with a gd purple ice 65 tipped and a great big Bertha warbird with a proforce 75 tipped. Great off the tee and easy to hit off the deck for myself. 


 

Purple Ice is one of the best fairway shafts ever made.

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I have a G425 LST 3W on order but upon arrival will have the option to try both LST and MAX before deciding. I recently got fitted into G425 LST due to high spin/high ball flight and enjoying the driver. 

 

I do see that tour players and others don't typically go all LST Driver, 3W, 5W but rather a LST driver and Max for their fairways. Can anyone shed some light why would this be and what are the critical decision factors for LST vs. MAX on fairway woods? 

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Currently a 3.3

Gaming the SIM Ti 15 degree with a Hzardous Smoke 70-6.0 S

 

The SIM Ti is by far the best looking, hottest, longest and best feeling 3W I've ever hit. If I ever lose my mind and sell it, I need to be beaten.

 

-ZA

TM SIM 9.0 with Tensei Pro White 60-S

TM SIM 15 deg 3W with Project X Smoke Green S

TM M3 3H & 4H with Fujikura Atmos Blue HB Tour Spec 8X

TM P790 5i with KBS $-Taper 120

TM P760 6-PW with KBS $-Taper 120

TM Hi Toe 50, 55 & 60 with DG S300

Odyssey 34" Stroke Lab 10 

 

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Roughly a 3hcp, playing a TEE Xcg7 16.5* 4w. Ping-like profile with ease of launch and forgiveness, coupled with TM explosiveness. My unicorn.

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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)

"Rusty" Byron DH89 Slant Pipe // Byron GSS DH89 Long Slant // GOAT NP2 Tiger Putter

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