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.
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.
What is a 13 degree fairway wood?
A 13 degree 3 wood is suitable for those who have a swing speed of over 100mph whereas a 15 degree 3 wood is ideal for those with lower swing speed. A 13 degree 3 wood has a lower trajectory and launch than a 15 degree 3 wood, which makes the golf ball travel a shorter distance with the former club.
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.
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.
What is a 15 degree wood?
What is a 15 degree hybrid? A 15 degree hybrid is a golf club that has 15 degrees of loft and the equivalent of a 3 wood. A hybrid is much easier for beginners to use than a wood club. A 15 degree hybrid is one of the only hybrids with such a low loft that can hit big shots with low speed.
What loft is a 9 wood?
9 wood clubs typically have a loft close to 26 degrees while 3 or 4 hybrids typically have a loft of more like 28 degrees.
What is a 3+ wood?
The 3-wood is a fairway wood that keeps the ball lower than a hybrid and travels further. You are more likely to hit accurate and precise shots with your 3-hybrid than a 3-wood. You are likely to have both a 3-wood and a 3-iron or 3-hybrid in your bag but not a 3-iron and a 3-hybrid.
What is the easiest to hit 3 wood?
Most Forgiving 3 Wood
- Cleveland Turbo HB Launcher (best fairway wood for all golfers)
- Cobra RadSpeed (super distance and easy to hit for ANYONE)
- Callaway Epic Max (large club head with shallow face for confident looks)
- Taylormade SIM 2 MAX (best for mid to high handicappers)