Should a high handicapper use a 3 wood?
A high handicapper should only use a 3 wood if they have quite a bit of clubhead speed. Slower club head speeds make it difficult for golfers to get the ball flight and distance that they are looking for in their golf shots. The slower golf swing speed players need to consider the 5 wood or the 7 wood.
Should your driver and 3 wood match?
There is no requirement to match your driver with your woods. Brand, club head, shaft, weight and length are all parts which can match but golfers are best focusing on the combinations which deliver the best results for each club individually. The only exception is the grip which should be the same.
Why do I hit my 3 wood as far as my driver?
Players who hit their 3- or 5-wood as far or longer than their driver are typically using too little loft with the driver for their clubhead speed. You know, it’s a funny thing with the driver and its loft compared to the other clubs in the bag.
Should your 3 wood shaft be heavier than driver?
Your fairway wood shafts should be slightly (5 to 15 grams) heavier than your driver shaft. So if you are playing a 65 gram driver shaft (noted by a numeral 6. 65, or some other designation on the shaft decal), your fairway woods should be 70 to 80 grams.
What flex should my 3 wood be?
Something around 85-90mph is a good speed for using a regular flex. If you are on the upper side of this speed then you may want to get a heavier firm flex shaft and if you are on the slower side of this bracket then you may do well with a lighter regular shaft.
What hybrid is equal to a 3 wood?
A low-lofted hybrid (14° to 17°) is ideally suited to replace your 3-wood or your 5-wood. This club is easier to hit than a long iron off the fairway.
How high should I tee up a 3 wood?
3-wood and hybrids: To achieve this sweep, golfers should leave one-half to one-third of the ball above the crown of the club for their 3-wood with the tee sitting about half an inch above the ground. For hybrids and other fairway woods one-third to one-quarter of the ball above the crown is ideal.
How do I pick a 3 wood shaft?
The short answer in fitting fairway wood shafts is to choose a shaft that has a little more weight than your driver, and has a slightly softer tip section to get the ball in the air.
Should I get a stiff or regular 3 wood?
Depending on how fast you swing the club you will need a regular or a stiffer shaft. Regular suits most golfers, hence the name, and is for those who swing a driver at around 85-90mph. A golfer with a driver swing speed of around 90-95mph will suit a stiff shaft better.
Should 3 wood be stiffer than driver?
Does a 3 hybrid hit as far as a 3 wood?
Distance. The distance that you can achieve with a 3-wood is far greater than that of the 3-hybrid, provided it is struck correctly. As the 3-hybrid is a replacement for the 3-iron you can expect to achieve somewhere between 180 and 210 yards with a 3-hybrid.