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PostSubject: Re: For those who struggling hitting 3 wood on the ground like me hehe   Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:55 pm

Go for shallow face, like the k15, easy to hit.
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PostSubject: Re: For those who struggling hitting 3 wood on the ground like me hehe   Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:14 pm

duffader wrote:
Go for shallow face, like the k15, easy to hit.

Wow, 2 pro had mention about K15 3 wood .. I have to try it.
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PostSubject: Re: For those who struggling hitting 3 wood on the ground like me hehe   Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:51 pm

Not pro, not talented enough to hit those tity wood. Had a 910 4 wood but never able to launch it. Only launch it once, on the last day of ownership. Lol. U can try the cobra baffler woods too. Ping also not bad, most important is to get it in the air.
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PostSubject: Re: For those who struggling hitting 3 wood on the ground like me hehe   Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:28 pm

An often neglected but very important aspect to hitting the 3w well off the deck is the club's lie angle.

Most 3w lie angles and lengths are designed for taller folks. Even some of the Japanese specs are way too upright for Asians. And the longer length 3w nowadays worsen the problem.

Just by choking down 1-2" or bending the 3w lie about 1-2* flat can help A LOT of golfers contact the ball much better. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: For those who struggling hitting 3 wood on the ground like me hehe   Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:30 am

A 3w off the deck is def one of the toughest shots to hit ... and the shot's risk & reward reflect that!

A few key points:

Normal Tempo: due to the distance to the flag, many ppl feel the need to swing the club as fast as possible. Stick to your usual tempo, and let the club do the talking!

Shallow swing: feet spread apart, along with a fwd ball position will ensure a shallow swing ... Experiment with different positions, and see what works for you

Slightly descending blow: like all shots off the deck, a descending blow ensures clean ball first contact, and reduces the chances of topping or hitting fat shots ... For the 3w PGA pros hit down with a mere 3deg AOA. Access to a reliable launch monitor can be a great training aid!!!

If all else fails, experiment with different brands ... Some are definately much easier to launch than others Beer
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PostSubject: Re: For those who struggling hitting 3 wood on the ground like me hehe   Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:37 am

duffader wrote:
Not pro, not talented enough to hit those tity wood. Had a 910 4 wood but never able to launch it. Only launch it once, on the last day of ownership. Lol. U can try the cobra baffler woods too. Ping also not bad, most important is to get it in the air.

bro, I am sure you are hitting those wood just fine ..

Btw, are you an Cobra fan ? If so, would you know which shop in Singapore carry the most cobra golf bag for selection ?

Thanks

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PostSubject: Re: For those who struggling hitting 3 wood on the ground like me hehe   Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:30 am

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duffader wrote:
Not pro, not talented enough to hit those tity wood. Had a 910 4 wood but never able to launch it. Only launch it once, on the last day of ownership. Lol. U can try the cobra baffler woods too. Ping also not bad, most important is to get it in the air.

bro, I am sure you are hitting those wood just fine ..

Btw, are you an Cobra fan ? If so, would you know which shop in Singapore carry the most cobra golf bag for selection ?

Thanks


I very particular and supportive... (hope BFG is reading this). I only buy from BFG keppel for my cobra stuff unless they dun carry the certain models. But for bags, they should be able to bring in for you. And i think they have all the models available in the singapore market. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: For those who struggling hitting 3 wood on the ground like me hehe   Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:33 am

the Japan market Puma stuff very very very very very very nice.

ok OT liaoz.

I struggle to hit my 3 wood whenever I think i need to hit it far, by just letting my body rotate and ensure that my arms square to the plane, I can get a decent contact. But ball position is important, you need to find out where you bottom out on your swing and place the ball in that position. whenever i place the ball too far forward it turns out really bad.

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PostSubject: Re: For those who struggling hitting 3 wood on the ground like me hehe   Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:54 am

there is definitely a competency gap....so many had moved up to trying to hit 3wd..


I am still struggling with my 4 wood.....



bo pian.....resigned to fate
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PostSubject: Re: For those who struggling hitting 3 wood on the ground like me hehe   Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:58 am

Duval_S wrote:
there is definitely a competency gap....so many had moved up to trying to hit 3wd..


I am still struggling with my 4 wood.....



bo pian.....resigned to fate

D.... my 3 wood states 15.5 but i think its more like a 18deg... so in fact... you are better than me. I think 18 Deg or 5 wood is a better choice like what your idol has mentioned. Its for distance, not a scoring club, so easier to hit is always the key. No point having a club in the bag when there is always problem hitting it.
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PostSubject: Re: For those who struggling hitting 3 wood on the ground like me hehe   Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:04 am

@ Duffy: I like your advice......its a distance club...not scoring club.

phew....I think I still have chance to play with the many of the folks here....
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PostSubject: Re: For those who struggling hitting 3 wood on the ground like me hehe   Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:05 am

duffader wrote:

D.... my 3 wood states 15.5 but i think its more like a 18deg... so in fact... you are better than me. I think 18 Deg or 5 wood is a better choice like what your idol has mentioned. Its for distance, not a scoring club, so easier to hit is always the key. No point having a club in the bag when there is always problem hitting it.

The wise one has spoken..... affraid
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PostSubject: Re: For those who struggling hitting 3 wood on the ground like me hehe   Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:08 pm

Talking about 3 wood, I had a nightmare when trying to change my old trusty cally hawkeye.
Don't know why but I keep on going back to the cally hawkeye.
I don't really have much thought on hitting a 3 wood, the only thing I know is I will take it away much slower than the other 12 clubs in my bag. Idea
Oh forgot to add this.... no matter how I change the 3 wood or take away easy, I still have problem with the 3 wood Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: For those who struggling hitting 3 wood on the ground like me hehe   Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:51 pm

jimmychoo wrote:

Oh forgot to add this.... no matter how I change the 3 wood or take away easy, I still have problem with the 3 wood Embarassed


cos the shaft u use not stiff enough...... tats why got "problem"
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PostSubject: Re: For those who struggling hitting 3 wood on the ground like me hehe   Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:11 pm

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jimmychoo wrote:

Oh forgot to add this.... no matter how I change the 3 wood or take away easy, I still have problem with the 3 wood Embarassed


cos the shaft u use not stiff enough...... tats why got "problem"

ROFL
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PostSubject: Re: For those who struggling hitting 3 wood on the ground like me hehe   Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:02 pm

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jimmychoo wrote:

Oh forgot to add this.... no matter how I change the 3 wood or take away easy, I still have problem with the 3 wood Embarassed


cos the shaft u use not stiff enough...... tats why got "problem"
Mad
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PostSubject: Re: For those who struggling hitting 3 wood on the ground like me hehe   Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:03 pm

JC, I highly recommend the K15 for you....hahaha
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PostSubject: Re: For those who struggling hitting 3 wood on the ground like me hehe   Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:29 pm

golfool2009 wrote:
JC, I highly recommend the K15 for you....hahaha
Nbz.... kana left and now right Mad
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PostSubject: Re: For those who struggling hitting 3 wood on the ground like me hehe   Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:43 pm

My 3 wd is probably the least hit club in my bag...
Maybe this weekend I'll put in the Adams speedline 3 hybrid fw and see if I get more love from it..
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PostSubject: Re: For those who struggling hitting 3 wood on the ground like me hehe   Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:28 pm

I couldn't hit the No 3 Wood proficiently as well so went back to the instructor today for help, he gave 2 correction points.

1. Relax the left grip
2. Lean forward slightly

Viola! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: For those who struggling hitting 3 wood on the ground like me hehe   Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:40 pm

i can hit my 3wd better than my driver...damn sad.

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PostSubject: Re: For those who struggling hitting 3 wood on the ground like me hehe   Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:40 pm

sillytesky wrote:
I couldn't hit the No 3 Wood proficiently as well so went back to the instructor today for help, he gave 2 correction points.

1. Relax the left grip
2. Lean forward slightly

Viola! Smile

Bro,

May I know what do you mean by "lean forward slightly" ? Thx
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PostSubject: Re: For those who struggling hitting 3 wood on the ground like me hehe   Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:42 pm

eiji wrote:
i can hit my 3wd better than my driver...damn sad.

Don't worry bro .. Am sure you will be hitting your driver as good as your 3 wood soon.
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PostSubject: Re: For those who struggling hitting 3 wood on the ground like me hehe   Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:43 pm

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eiji wrote:
i can hit my 3wd better than my driver...damn sad.

Don't worry bro .. Am sure you will be hitting your driver as good as your 3 wood soon.

only seeing my coach again next week, so this weekend's game i expect to be looking for balls on both the left and right side of each hole.
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PostSubject: Re: For those who struggling hitting 3 wood on the ground like me hehe   Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:50 pm

Bad and good news...... I still can't hit 3 wood


BUT I can hit pretty well my 4 wood now.... Yippeeeee


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