Can you hit a 3 wood as far as a driver?

Can you hit a 3 wood as far as a driver?

The added loft of your 3 wood is actually more optimal for your swing speed and therefore lets you hit the 3 wood the same distance as the driver.

How much further should a driver go than a 3 wood?

The Shot Scope statistics show the average distance a player hits their Driver and 3 wood off the tee. It is evident that on average, a Driver will go around 20-30 yards further than a 3 wood, which is probably what you would expect.

How long should you hit a 3 wood?

Average Distances for Men

Club Short Hitter Long Hitter
3 Wood 180 yds 235 yds
5 Wood 170 yds 210 yds
3 Hybrid 163 yds 205 yds
3 Iron 160 yds 200 yds

Why do I hit my driver the same distance as my 3 wood?

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.

Why is a 3 wood more forgiving than a driver?

A three-wood imparts significantly more backspin, which will help with accuracy most of the time, and it also helps with workability control. The ball is teed much closer to the ground with a three-wood, so the variability of turf interaction does come into play.

What is the easiest 3 wood to hit?

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)

Why do I hit my hybrid further than my driver?

Compared to a driver, hybrids have a much higher loft of between 20º to 26º, making it a lot easier to get a good connection on the shot and easier to lift the ball up into the air. Your driver will typically sit at around 7º to 15º in loft, making it a lot harder to strike through the ball and lift it into the air.

Do you hit a 5 wood off a tee?

Hitting a big-headed driver off a tee is considerably easier. With that in mind, think about putting a 5-wood in your bag instead. The slightly shorter shaft and the extra few degrees of loft make it much easier to hit. Unless you are less than a 10-handicapper, I typically advise avoiding the 3-wood.

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