In most cases, the average 3-wood has roughly 15 degrees of loft, a number that positions it nicely between the driver and 5-wood from a yardage gap perspective.
- 1 What loft of 3 wood is best?
- 2 How do I choose a 3 wood loft?
- 3 Why is a 3 wood hard to hit?
- 4 Is a 3 wood or 5 wood easier to hit?
- 5 Why do I hit my driver and 3 wood the same distance?
- 6 Is a 3 wood easier to hit than a driver?
- 7 Why can’t I hit my 3 wood off the fairway?
- 8 Where should a 3 wood be in your stance?
- 9 Do you really need a 3 wood?
What loft of 3 wood is best?
If your swing speed with a 3-wood is over 100 mph, the loft of your 3-wood should be between 13-15 degrees. For swing speeds below 100 mph, 15-17 degrees of loft will provide the best combination of high initial launch with optimal spin, the perfect scenario for maximizing distance.
How do I choose a 3 wood loft?
There is some overlap from the driver and hybrid at each end of the spectrum, but those 4 degrees generally are consider 3 wood lofts. As you look at the poll, the 12 to 13 degrees is considered a strong 3 wood; the 16 to 17 degree is considered a weak 3 wood and the 14 to 15 degree loft would be considered stock.
Why is a 3 wood hard to hit?
Lower center of gravity in a club launches the ball higher and spins the ball more, while higher center of gravity launches the ball lower and spins the ball less. A 3-wood has the deepest face of the fairway woods, hence a higher center of gravity, which again makes it difficult to get the ball in the air.
Is a 3 wood or 5 wood easier to hit?
The good news is that both the 3 wood and 5 wood are fairly forgiving clubs. Of the two, the 5 wood is slightly easier to hit as it has more loft and a shorter shaft. This means that you can be more accurate with the strike and should produce less side-spin.
Why do I hit my driver and 3 wood the same distance?
Hitting your 3-wood or 5-wood about the same distance or even a little longer than your driver is a very strong indication that your driver does not match to your Clubhead Speed and your Angle of Attack into the ball. The A of A is the angle at which the clubhead travels on the downswing to hit the ball.
Is a 3 wood easier to hit than a driver?
The swing of a 3-wood is closer to your iron swing and much easier than hitting a driver. The shorter shaft on the 3-wood provides more control and consistency so if you are at that dreaded first tee and feeling the pang of nerves, don’t be afraid ton attack it with a 3 wood.
Why can’t I hit my 3 wood off the fairway?
Hitting the ball fat. This is probably the most common error when trying to pick a three wood up ‘off the deck’. If the club bottoms out before it reaches the ball, your three wood will grab some turf and you will make poor contact with the shot in the end. This is usually a balance problem.
Where should a 3 wood be in your stance?
The ideal 3 wood ball position is to have it directly below the logo of your shirt. This ball should be in the front-center of your stance, approximately one to two inches behind where you place your driver.
Do you really need a 3 wood?
There are two main things that the 3 wood is good for. The first is for having something other than a driver to hit off the tee. The second is for the ability to reach a par 5 in two from time to time. A 3 wood can be used both on the tee and off the fairway effectively but a hybrid way be easier to hit from the rough.