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PostSubject: 3 wood playing to 44"   Thu Jan 29, 2015 4:26 pm

Hi all

Anyone has experience playing a 3w with length of 44"?

Standard length is 43"

Wanna have more distance off the fairway for the par 5s andlong par 4s

Many thanks
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PostSubject: Re: 3 wood playing to 44"   Thu Jan 29, 2015 4:50 pm

Personally I think it's a bad idea...unless u r a 5hcp or better

U'll prob gain more distance by going to a shorter (42.5 or 42 inch) and slightly heavier shaft. 

We gain more distance from striking the ball more purely with a shorter shaft

But of course this would not apply if u r a low hcp golfer who is able to consistently pure a 3 wood on a longer shaft
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PostSubject: Re: 3 wood playing to 44"   Thu Jan 29, 2015 4:56 pm

Currently I'm playing to 43" and I get the ball to where i want it to be 7/10 times with the 43"

But I hope to breach the 200m barrier tho

Building a new 3w and jus wanna check if any bro or sis here have some experiences

Thanks for your advice Smile
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PostSubject: Re: 3 wood playing to 44"   Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:23 pm

My 3 wood is 43" and the distance is shorter than 4i.
Maybe not a wise idea to play 3 wood.
Just my thought.
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PostSubject: Re: 3 wood playing to 44"   Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:54 pm

ChrisD wrote:
My 3 wood is 43" and the distance is shorter than 4i.
Maybe not a wise idea to play 3 wood.
Just my thought.

ChrisD
Why do u need a 3w when your 4i already 200m ??

Too long will go into bunkers one you know....
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PostSubject: Re: 3 wood playing to 44"   Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:49 pm

Andrew@

Maybe u shld try a 42" shaft instead on a 3w head. 

I tried using a 5w head with 40.5" shaft and I can reach 190m off the tee. With ur swing, it shld reach 200m easy.
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PostSubject: Re: 3 wood playing to 44"   Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:01 pm

My 5w is 42.5"

Coz my ball flight is a left to right fader

My 3w max off the fairway is 190m

Hope to breach to 200m with a slightly longer shaft with the same left to right

Jus that never try a 44" or a 43.5" shaft on a 14 deg before 

That's why wanna ask for feedback 

Got this idea from bird man when I bumped into him last year
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PostSubject: Re: 3 wood playing to 44"   Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:41 pm

My distance increased when I cut my 3w to 42.5 and my 5w to 41.5....
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PostSubject: Re: 3 wood playing to 44"   Fri Jan 30, 2015 9:43 am

if too many golf games have taught me anything.... it's this

dun chase distance..... rather chase consistency

if u are 7/10 ball straight straight..... then work towards 9/10


there is this wise saying in GR, u shd know

not scared u hit far....... only scared u more zhun
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PostSubject: Re: 3 wood playing to 44"   Fri Jan 30, 2015 9:53 am

Wise words slinger Smile
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PostSubject: Re: 3 wood playing to 44"   Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:18 am

Good advice Slinger. 

Was talking to Birdman a few days ago when he asked me about my thoughts on cutting a driver shaft down to 3 wood length. 

IMHO, no point being able to hit 200m accurately 2-3 times out of 10 attempts when you can hit 190m 9/10 times and chip near. During the game of golf, you only have 1 shot....unlike driving range.

Slinger, when you want to show me your zhun? it's been a while since we last played.....:-P
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PostSubject: Re: 3 wood playing to 44"   Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:34 am

U mean bird man is still thinking?

Lol
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PostSubject: Re: 3 wood playing to 44"   Fri Jan 30, 2015 3:08 pm

How about keeping the shaft length you are comfortable with, paired with a stronger 3W head?
If you are on a 14 degree head then maybe 13 or 13.5 degrees may fit the bill - there are many such Phrankenwoods around.

This way you won't sacrifice your ball-striking consistency, and will at most have a bit more dispersion for the added distance.  Like a Star @ heaven
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