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Fairway wood from the tee : Which loft is best 13,5° or 15°

Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:28 am

Posted by Crossfit


Hi,


Il would like to buy a MP650 3 wood, Orochi red eyes 75g stiff.

This wood will be exclusively used from the tee.

Wich loft do advice? 13,5° or 15°.


Thx in advance

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Re: Fairway wood from the tee : Which loft is best 13,5° or

Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:03 pm

Posted by PaulBoy


Hi - No short answer here for you as you haven't said if the 3 wood will be used instead of a driver?
Also do you want to use it off the grass as well as off the tee?
Do you carry any other woods (or hybrids)?

If it's a replacement for your driver then 13.5 - If not then 15
If you want to use it from the grass then 15 as the 13.5 will be more difficult to get in the air
Like I said no short answer, just based on my experience over 50yrs!

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Re: Fairway wood from the tee : Which loft is best 13,5° or

Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:56 pm

Posted by wrinkly_ninja


I've got the 15* and I use it off the tee and on the fairway. I think that if you will be using a driver as well then the 15* will be the best choice.
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Re: Fairway wood from the tee : Which loft is best 13,5° or

Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:02 am

Posted by Deemac


The decision to get either a 13.5 or 15 deg 3-wood should really be made based on the difference between the loft of your driver and next club, to keep the gapping consistent.

I have the 13.5 degree, because my driver is 9.5 and my next club is my 17deg hybrid. The 15 would be too close to the 17, therefore the 13.5

What are the lofts of your driver and next longest club?
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Re: Fairway wood from the tee : Which loft is best 13,5° or

Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:01 pm

Posted by Celtic_Bil


I have the 15 degree in the spec you mention and wouldn't dream of going for the 13.5.
The 15 has a low enough launch for me and a super penetrating flight.
You may even find that you hit the 15 better and further than the 13.5!
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Re: Fairway wood from the tee : Which loft is best 13,5° or

Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:50 pm

Posted by dong galang



15degrees a lot more usable. 13.5 felt like a 3 iron for me.
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Re: Fairway wood from the tee : Which loft is best 13,5° or

Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:06 am

Posted by MizunoWI


For me, off the tee the 13.5 is the more useful because you will get more distance.  When the ball is on a tee, its easier to get under it and get the ball up in the air.
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Re: Fairway wood from the tee : Which loft is best 13,5° or

Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:00 am

Posted by Deemac


I still think it should depend on the gapping between your driver and next longest club...

Too close to either, and it will become a "non-club" taking up space in the bag, that could be used at the scoring club end of the bag!
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Re: Fairway wood from the tee : Which loft is best 13,5° or

Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:00 pm

Posted by Bonobobananas


Deemac wrote:

I still think it should depend on the gapping between your driver and next longest club...

Too close to either, and it will become a "non-club" taking up space in the bag, that could be used at the scoring club end of the bag!

This.

I have a 9.5 driver, 3wood 14.5 plus also carried a 17 degree hybrid. There was no need for the 3w and 2iron, I ended up taking one or the other on the course and added another wedge. Just make sure you have the distances covered but have a think about how often you really use the longer clubs: look at adding to the scoring clubs as DM says.
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Re: Fairway wood from the tee : Which loft is best 13,5° or

Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:21 am

Posted by Chucksta


Crossfit wrote:

Il would like to buy a MP650 3 wood, Orochi red eyes 75g stiff.

This wood will be exclusively used from the tee.

Wich loft do advice? 13,5° or 15°.




Why don't you get a 13.5 deg driver? Something like a RBZ HL driver. Then you will have a big face behind the ball from the tee. They are so easy to hit... much easier than a tiny 3 wood.
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