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.
What is the best loft for a 3 wood?
Make sure your 3-wood has enough loft, 15 or 16 degrees. A lot of golfers are carrying 13-degree models, which just scream for you to help them get the ball up. When you hit range balls with your 3-wood, tee it up sometimes.
Should I add loft to my 3 wood?
Get the Ball in the Air with Higher Lofted Fairway Woods You do not get the advantage of a tee or a lot of loft in a 3 wood. Adding loft launches the ball higher and typically results in more carry distance and often finishes rolling out to the same total distance or exceeding it.
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 strong 3 wood hard to hit?
Off of a short tee from the tee box, the strong three-wood is not all that difficult to hit. In fact, some golfers believe it is easier to use than a driver. Sometimes the fact that the strong three is a little shorter than a driver is what helps people learn how to release the club and hit it solidly.
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.
How far should you hit a 3 wood?
3-wood: 125-235 yards While you might be cutting off 30 yards from a driver, a 3-wood can give you a more accurate tee shot, which could be important on tricky or narrow holes.
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.