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anyone using new 2 wood

tomcoleman1

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we're having an interesting discussion prompted by greg norman comment that most high handicappers would do well to replace their driver w 2 wood which would allegedly result in less side spin? Perhaps same result w shorter shaft on driver?
 

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More loft equals less side spin assuming all else is the same.

I don't believe a shorter shaft would automatically mean less side spin. A shorter shaft allows the golfer to hit the center of the face more easily and lessons the severity of bad swings.
 

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Technically more loft equals more backspin and a little less sidespin. Anyone with a bad enough slice or hook that they lose numerous balls per round off the tee needs to worry more about the swing than the club though. Even though buying clubs is fun. A lot of people hit 3w and don't really hit it any straighter.
 

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I still have the HiBore 2-wood. It has a 400+ cc head. The loft is 16 degrees, similar to many 3-woods. I carried that club many years, only retiring it middle of this past season. Received many comments about it being as long as and more accurate than my driver. Currently hitting driver well, so went with a 3-wood which is easier to hit off the deck.
 

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Yep, higher loft can assist but so can lessons. IMO the best remedy is to learn how to hit the club properly.
 

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Yep, higher loft can assist but so can lessons. IMO the best remedy is to learn how to hit the club properly.

This is just it, I believe it was also said sometimes its the Indian not the arrow.

That being said, I do play a 4 wood. More for its play from the fairway then anything. But that's just me...
 

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I owned a Taylor Made "Tour Spoon" back in the '80s. That thing had a sweet spot three electrons wide.
 

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I just got the rocketballz 13 degree tour spoon model and love it. I had the regular 15 degree rocketballz and hit it good. This spoon model 3 wood goes about 15-20 yards further than the 15 degree rocketballz
 

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My 3w is 13.5*...I guess I could call it a 2 wood. It's probably the most useless club in my bag. I rarely find myself in the position of needing it. I can count on 1 hand how many heroic shots I've hit with it but I can't count how many times it has put me in jail. Anyone want to buy it?
 

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My 3w is 13.5*...I guess I could call it a 2 wood. It's probably the most useless club in my bag. I rarely find myself in the position of needing it. I can count on 1 hand how many heroic shots I've hit with it but I can't count how many times it has put me in jail. Anyone want to buy it?
I had a 13* 3w that was a monster off the tee. Couldn't even get it off the ground though unless it was on a tee.

Do yourself a favor, get a Tour sedge Exotics 15* 3w with a shaft that fits your swing, that will make you forget everything else!
 

anonymous golfaholic

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I've hit the TEE 3w. My buddy used to have one. They're hot and forgiving but the head is a little too big to suit my eye. Off the tee that is fine, but I get more confidence from a smaller, monkey paw, profile from the fairway.
 

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I've hit the TEE 3w. My buddy used to have one. They're hot and forgiving but the head is a little too big to suit my eye. Off the tee that is fine, but I get more confidence from a smaller, monkey paw, profile from the fairway.
Interesting, that's about the smallest head of the more "modern" heads. I think its 165cc's, most 3w's now are bigger than that. I think the R7 TP is a bit smaller, but not sure. Not sure about components either...
 

anonymous golfaholic

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Interesting, that's about the smallest head of the more "modern" heads. I think its 165cc's, most 3w's now are bigger than that. I think the R7 TP is a bit smaller, but not sure. Not sure about components either...
Ok. I guess I'm thinking of a different model. The one I'm thinking of had a mid sized head and I think it was titainium.

I would be interested in trying one out, if I could get my hands on one.
 

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