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what are my options
right now I kill my 13.5* off the tee, but I lose a lot of control since the club is 44" long and its very difficult to hit of the deck. I tried going to a 15* which is the same head size as the 13.5 but has a shorter shaft so its more managable of the turf, but it balloons like crazy off the tee which is really where I want it to perform. Adding to my problems carrying a 13.5* leaves a gigantic gap between 3 wood(240ish) and 21* CPR(200-210), I used to fill that gap with a 5 wood or 18* hybrid but now I'm carrying a 4th wedge. I'd go to a steel shaft but I'd like to keep the feel similar to my driver since I consider my 3 wood to be more of a 2nd driver on tighter holes then a fairway wood into par 5's. Ideally I'd like to hit it about 220-230 with its current trajectory, would cutting 1" off the butt acomplish this?
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You wouldn't have the exact same trajectory, but it would be close. Its probably your only option unless you want to start changing shafts completely, or checking out different three woods that have different soles and shaft setups.

 

Just give it a try, if it doesn't work, its time to move on to another club :crazy: - like a true club ho!

 

Chris

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just shorten the shaft of the 13.5*. you will get better control and it will take some of the distance off.

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44 inches is driver length. Longer even, as I believe Mr Woods uses a 43.5 inch shaft.

 

Since you want control, I'd take it down to normal 3 wood length or even a tad shorter. I have mine at 42.5 which is a bit shorter than normal but provides a nice gap between my driver and longest hybrid (17* with 40" shaft).

 

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