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PostSubject: Re: best 3 wood combo   Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:02 pm

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Andrew & Alvin: My theory is as follows - If I'm looking to protect or hit a target score for the day/hole, I'll only take the driver on the tee box for par 4's in excess of 400 m. Ratinale being that the 2 iron gives me 190 - 205 m and a 90% probability of being in the fairway. With that in mind, even if its a 400m par 4, at most I'll hit 2 x 2 irons and if the 2nd shot isn't accurate, it's 1 chip and at most 2 putss for a bogey. I'd take that rather than being in the jungle or water or losing a ball with a way ward driver or 3 wood. Bear in mind that this is my opinion and isn't gospel.


i agree 500%. very often i use long irons tee off bu my mates use drivers, the score end up being the same..
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PostSubject: Re: best 3 wood combo   Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:09 pm

I salute you guys. I have hung up my 3 and 4 irons already. Using hybrid replacement. If hole too tight, I will just pull off my 3 wood or 5 wood to tee off instead. Just can't handle the long irons well.

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PostSubject: Re: best 3 wood combo   Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:11 pm

my woods and hybrids always stray leh...

if i can hit my 4 iron 170m, i dun need my 3 hybrid or 4 hybrid??

irons more stable .... my 3 wood gone case... always pull... 6 out of 10 shots...

sigh...
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PostSubject: Re: best 3 wood combo   Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:30 pm

I have found hitting a 4 hybrid much easier than a 4 iron and same with the 3 iron and hybrid. Find that it is easier to get the ball airborne. Isn't that why people are using hybrids instead of long irons?
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PostSubject: Re: best 3 wood combo   Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:33 pm

Perhaps we can continue the long iron discussion on the next thread rather than digress from Eden's original post of the best 3 wood combo?
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PostSubject: Re: best 3 wood combo   Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:00 pm

not trying to sound too offensive, but i am going to shoot off anyway.

if you guys can hit your 2 and 3 iron so easily... what handicaps are u guys playing off?
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PostSubject: Re: best 3 wood combo   Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:03 pm

mUAr_cHEe wrote:
not trying to sound too offensive, but i am going to shoot off anyway.

if you guys can hit your 2 and 3 iron so easily... what handicaps are u guys playing off?

dun mean to be kaypo... hehe... but me oso kinda keen to know... tongue
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PostSubject: Re: best 3 wood combo   Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:06 pm

Mowen,

i think u know mine right!! wahaha
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PostSubject: Re: best 3 wood combo   Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:07 pm

muar chee and alvin: I usually score 90 - 95. Can't chip and putt to save my life. I know I should spend more time practising it but it just bores me to tears.
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PostSubject: Re: best 3 wood combo   Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:11 pm

Muar Chee: BTW, never intended to give the impression that I felt long irons were easy to hit at all. But it's my personal preference to hybrids, i.e. I find hybrids exceedingly difficult to hit consistently. Trust me, I've tried and failed.
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PostSubject: Re: best 3 wood combo   Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:13 pm

quote="TNRM"]Andrew: I think you will be pleasently surprised that the hype surrounding how difficult a 2 iron is to hit is a little exaggerated. I currently game the Titleist ZB and used to have the Ping i5. It's my go to club when I stand on the tee box and I feel fear in my loins at the view before me.

Eden: Sorry for hijacking your thread.[/quote]

it's not hype. My guess is that you are a very good ball striker with a sweeping swing ala tom watson? can catch ball clean with high ball flight, shallow divots on shorter irons etc. That's rare. Delofting a 2 iron of the deck? Ball wont go anywhere so you probably have top swing speed to be able to do that, I bet you use super stiff shaft.

for common golfers with low-med swing speed and too-steep swings...can only dream. I also want to be able to hit my 3 iron. It's just damn wasted on the storage!

sorry again Eden...(btw fy favorite combo so far is TM Burner 07 3W with Stock Reax shaft or XXIO 5W with Fujikura for XXIO SR flex shaft (just plain vanilla, off-the shelf, retail stuff)
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PostSubject: Re: best 3 wood combo   Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:18 pm

errr

my friend use nspro850 reg and i see him murder his 3 iron both off the tee and on the fairway...

guess amatuers like us is do-able??
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PostSubject: Re: best 3 wood combo   Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:38 pm

pushslice: No idea what my swing is as I only took a few lessons at the beginning and just tweaked my home-made swing till I'm ok with it. Bear in mind that the swing is still a work-in-progress. I do notice that I take a liberal amount of divot and basically changkul my way around the course. I changed to a stiffer shaft but it's because I felt that my ball flight was a little too high and in high wind conditions, it was being penalised with ballooning. As for being comfortable with hitting, I just bit the bullet and just kept hitting it and tweaking the swing until it became comfortable. Now... if only I can have the same mentality to putting......
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PostSubject: Re: best 3 wood combo   Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:40 pm

bro TNRM

find a putter that will really work for you and develop a pre-put routine... haha
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PostSubject: Re: best 3 wood combo   Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:44 pm

Andrew: Thanks for the advise. Suffice to say that when I get to the green, all I'm thinking to myself is not to 4 putt. If I get away with a 2 putt, it's considered a bonus. 3 putts the norm....
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PostSubject: Re: best 3 wood combo   Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:46 pm

huh....

bro that wont do la..

i normally aim for 1 put.. meaning i try to go for it.. but if its dangerous.. eg down slope after the hole.. i will play for 2 put..

i will be very very angry with 3 puts and if i 4 put..... i will "throw my club"... literally...

wahahahahahahaahaa

try la... wahahahahaaa
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PostSubject: Re: best 3 wood combo   Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:59 pm

TNRM.. so m i right to say that u can hit that 2 iron well but cannot push that ball into the hole?
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PostSubject: Re: best 3 wood combo   Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:00 pm

TNRM, no lah. i know some people dun like it big. they want small head. they like it small.
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PostSubject: Re: best 3 wood combo   Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:05 pm

Muar Chee: Yes, can hit 2 iron (never said can hit well though) but can't putt. Story of my life. I think the size difference between my long irons and a hybrid isn't that great. Besides, the usual hitting area of any club face is kinda small anyway, so it negates this issue.
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PostSubject: Re: best 3 wood combo   Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:08 pm

ofcos doable bro, TNRM is the proof. Would love to watch how he swings the 2, maybe on SSN? share tips pls..tks
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PostSubject: Re: best 3 wood combo   Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:09 pm

Never tried 2 irons but hit pretty
well with my 2i hybrid. As for 3 iron, seldom use it as most of the time got no chance to
use it. Can hit 3 iron but dispersion is great but consistent distance. Hcp17
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PostSubject: Re: best 3 wood combo   Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:16 pm

TNRM: we share a similar story.

i 1 stroke clear 250 metres,

90 metres, i take 7 strokes to clear.
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PostSubject: Re: best 3 wood combo   Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:23 pm

Muar Chee: I know what you mean. At TMCC Gardens 2 days ago on a par 5, had a good drive and 3 wood to within 95 m. Proceeded to blade a 52 deg to behind green and in deep rough. Took another 3 strokes to reach edge of green from there and then 3 putted. I love this game sometimes.....
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PostSubject: Re: best 3 wood combo   Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:45 pm

TNRM wrote:
Yarra, Don't know about the rest but beg to differ on the TEE CB2. Been using it for about a year and it's my 1st reserve club off the tee if the driver isn't on speaking terms with me. In fact, I've found more consistent results if I tee it up like a mid-iron, i.e. very low. It performs as well for me off the deck as on a tee. Heck of a club, if I say so myself.

I agree completely. In fact that exactly what I meant. Excuse me, I am not really good at explaining things. White Flag

As mentioned, it is like a mini driver to me. Just not as easy hitting it off the deck. I switch shafts, trying to play the Altus in CB2 and Whiteboard in 07 Burner TP. I'll post up a mini review when I got a chance to hit it on the range as well as on course.
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PostSubject: Re: best 3 wood combo   Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:00 pm

andrew-golf wrote:
i just bought the new nike VR 3 wood on tour AD reg shaft and tried it just now... Whacked it at 210m off the tee.

but normally i will use 3 iron now. will give me btw 180m to 190m off the tee average and abt 180 off fairway when struck sweet.

Now my hybrid swing went crazy.. dunno why. either left or right. never straight. Sianz..

Suppose to be same swing as iron. but just diff... haiz...

so for me :

driver replacement (now my driver and swing is misbehaving) : 3 iron or 3 wood with tour AD reg

Try replacing your shaft with heavier, stiffer shaft. Got the same problem and an idiot with the nicest store in town put me on Bassara. Didn't solve it. Researched and found out the problem. I went from 65 grams regular to 91 grams strong flex. Problem's fixed. High-flat ball flight with a soft draw or soft fade on demand.

Aww, I actually found a hybrid head with square face angle too. Might be a factor, too.
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