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After any advice to fill the last spot in my bag. Sits between driver & 3 hybrid. I’d like something that offers a good balance between use off the tee and fairway. Kind of need to keep it to Callaway, Cobra, Mizuno, Ping & Titleist to work with my local shop. Last 3 wood was a Titleist 910 Fd(15 deg) which was great off the tee but a struggle for me when hitting off the deck. Any advice would help to narrow the list & give me a start point to get fitted. 

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TSi3 (9 deg) with Tensei AV Raw White 65 (x)

no 3 wood (yet)

TSi3 hybrid (20 deg) Tensei Raw White (s)

Srixon ZX 4 iron/23 deg

Titleist 620 CB C-Taper 120 (s) 5-Pw 

Vokey SM10 52/08F

Vokey SM10 56/12D

Vokey SM10 60/12D

Evnroll ER 2 black

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The Titleist TSR fairway woods have been Titleist’s best I’ve had.  Definitely one’s to test.

Driver: Titleist TSi3 9*- Mitsubishi Diamana Whiteboard D+ 60 X-Stiff

Fairway Woods: Titleist TSR3 15* Mitsubishi Diamana Whiteboard D+ 70 X-Stiff

Hybrid: Titleist TSR2 18* Fujikura Motore Speeder 8.8 X-Stiff

Irons: Titleist T100(2019) 3, 5-PW KBS C-Taper 130X

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8 50* KBS C-Taper 130X, 54* & 58* KBS 610 Wedge 125.

Putter: Odyssey Stroke Lab #10 

Ball: Titleist Pro V1(2023)

 

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Whatever model you can find that suits your eye and goals in a 3HL 16.5 aka 4 wood.

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TM 9* QI10LS Ventus Blue / Callaway 9* Paradym TD Kai'li White

Callaway 10.5* turned up Rogue ST TD LS TourAD DI 3 wood shaft

TM 16.5* Stealth HL Kai'li White 5 wood length

TM P790 5&6 MMT 125

TM P770 7-PW MMT 125

48* Vokey SM10 MMT 125

52*-56*-59* Cleveland RTX6 MMT 125

Odyssey Versa 12 DB

Chrome Tour / Bridgestone BX

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I’d probably stay away from Ping, as I found the G430 too shallow to easily hit off a tee. I like the face profile of my Rogue ST Max and use it to hit off the tee and from the fairway. I’ve heard great things about the newer Ai Smoke Max. The Callaway faces seem like a nice middle ground between shallow and deep.

Driver:  Cobra Aerojet 9.0 (Mitsubishi Kai'li White 60S)

3 Wood: Callaway Rogue ST Max (Mitsubishi Tensei Blue 65S)

5 Wood: Callaway Apex UW '21 (19°) (HZRDUS RDX Smoke Black 70g 5.5)

4-PW: Callaway Rogue ST Pro (Project X Rifle 105 6.0)

Wedges: Ping Glide 4.0 (50°10S, 54°12W, 58°6T)

Putter: Ping Anser 2023 (34.25")

Ball: Wilson Staff Model

Bag: Ping Hoofer Lite

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36 minutes ago, HeftyLefty5 said:

Whatever model you can find that suits your eye and goals in a 3HL 16.5 aka 4 wood.

I agree. I have a similar setup going DRV, 3W, 3H but added a 4H this year. I game Callaway Paradym 3W HL at 16.5. It's very long and no issues off the deck or out of the tee box. I do tee it very low.

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2 hours ago, Adh241 said:

Last 3 wood was a Titleist 910 Fd(15 deg) which was great off the tee but a struggle for me when hitting off the deck.

 

Consider a 4W. Generally around 16.5° - 17°, a little extra loft really helps with launch. And a slightly shorter shaft can help with control. (Note: 3WHL often have 17°, but have the longer 3W length shaft that doesn't help with control.)

 

Several years back the Tour Edge rep was showing off the latest Exotics fairway woods. He had the willing golfers hit the 3W and the 4W. For most of the golfers, the 4W as more reliable and went just as far as good 3W hits.

 

And not just for average golfers. Some of the big hitters also did better with a 4W - it depends in part on how you come into the shot.

 

Also... in Pingland, golfers sometimes take the 17.5° 5W and deloft it to 16.5°. Plus, you can flatten lie slightly if needed.

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Note: I have been carrying 4W + 7W since 2012. Have changed models a couple of times, but it's always 4W + 7W heads.

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What's In The Bag (As of April 2023, post-MAX change + new putter)

 

Driver:  Tour Edge EXS 10.5° (base loft); weights neutral   ||  FWs:  Calla Rogue 4W + 7W

Hybrid:  Calla Big Bertha OS 4H at 22°  ||  Irons:  Calla Mavrik MAX 5i-PW

Wedges*:  Calla MD3: 48°... MD4: 54°, 58° ||  PutterΨSeeMore FGP + SuperStroke 1.0PT, 33" shaft

Ball: 1. Srixon Q-Star Tour / 2. Calla SuperHot (Orange preferred)  ||  Bag: Sun Mountain Three 5 stand bag

    * MD4 54°/10 S-Grind replaced MD3 54°/12 W-Grind.

     Ψ  Backups:

  • Ping Sigma G Tyne (face-balanced) + Evnroll Gravity Grip |
  • Slotline Inertial SL-583F w/ SuperStroke 2.MidSlim (50 gr. weight removed) |
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3 hours ago, j4663535 said:

I have a Radspeed Tour 5w turned down to 16°. It's a rocket launcher but it is small. It's like a FW/Hybrid hybrid. 

The 3HL or 4wd heads are bigger.

TaylorMade Sim Max 9* @ 7* Fujikura Ventus Blue TR 5 Reg
Ping G425 3wd @ Flat setting Fujikura Ventus Blue TR 5 Reg 
Ping G425 7wd @ -1 Flat setting Fujikura Ventus Blue TR 6 Reg
Ping G425 22 hybrid @ Flat setting Fujikura Ventus Blue HB 6 reg
PXG Gen 4 0311XP 6-GW Fujikura Axiom 75 R2 

Cleveland CBX Zipcore 50*, 56*, 60* DG Spinner Stiff stepped soft
Evnroll ER7  33” Rosemark grip

 

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As others have said, the 3HL models seem to provide the best of both worlds.   I went without a fairway for years because I couldn’t find the right mix, this year I put the Rogue ST LS 3HL in the bag and it’s been perfect both off the tee and off the deck. 

TM Mini 300 11.5 Ventus TR Blue 6

Rogue ST LS 16.5 3HL Ventus Blue 7

Ping G425 19* Hybrid Ventus HB 8

PXG Gen 5 0311 22* Hybrid Ventus HB

Srixon ZX5 5-6 Steelfiber i95

Srixon ZX7 7-AW Steelfiber i95

Vokey SM9 56* M Grind Steelfiber i95

Vokey SM8 60* M grind Steelfiber i95
Scotty Cameron Phantom 9.5

Srixon ZStar Diamond

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Another 3HL Callaway vote, I have the Paradym X with a slightly shorter shaft at 42.75”. Great off tee and ground 

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Driver = Callaway Rogue ST Max w Kai’li White 60S

3HL= Callaway Paradym X w Tensei Blue AV 65S

3UI = Srixon ZX MKii w Recoil Dart 90 F4
5-PW = XXIO X 12 w N.S. Pro 950GH Neo DST

Wedges = Cobra Snakebite 48 | 52 | 58

Putter = Wilson Staff 8802, 2024 version

Ball = AVX  

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