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robin

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I have a callaway warbird 3 wood. Any suggestions for a replacement?
G10, Burner?
I play off 12 and would like a little more flight from my fairway shots.
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on the subject of fairway woods i have just got a second hand benross v5 5 wood so i now have driver wood and rescue but i notice some also carry 3 and 7 woods do i need them as a raw novice and what are there respective uses. cheers guys and gals
 

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Timevans, it's up to the individual what woods, or indeed long irons they carry. The main thing is to have consistant distance gaps throughout your set. The 7 wood, or more popular now a rescue wood replaces the long iron, probably about a 4 iron. It's trial and error but carry what you find easiest to hit while having a 10-15 yard gap between each club. I'm sorry I'm not explaining myself very well, it's far too early....
 

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From my perspective I have a Callaway Big BErtha 11 degree driver and 3 wood (custome fitted). I have an old steelhead plus 5 wood but alternate between that and my Cobra Baffler DWS 20 degree hybrid.

If the course is windy I take out the hybrid and carry a 5 wood and 3 iron for a lower ball flight. If the conditions are dry I'll use the hybrid and the 5 wood for a higher flight and if it is wet I'll use both the hybrid and 5 wood as I carry these further than my 3 iron
 

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timevans - I would think as a beginner you are fine with one fairway wood. If you can use it off the tee (tee it low) or off the deck if you get a nice lie, this will be fine. At this stage your consistency of strike will make a bigger difference than you will see from the club lofts, and a 5 wood is perfect.
 

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robin, I dream of the G10 3-wood - I think it's the best club in the entire G10 range (tried them all at a demo). I now await some post-seasonal (and post r7 driver and 5 wood) financial recovery before succumbing to its lure.
 

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I ha ve to agree with you viscount.I bought the g10 3 wood when i got fitted,havent hit it yet but am really looking forward to it.
Ive been using T Made r7 tp 3&5 woods for the past 3 years and its going to be hard not using them as they are an awesome club.If i dont get on with the g10 theyl be back in my bag or they will be up for sale lol.
 

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I've got a Srixon M Steel, which I thought wouldn't be bettered, but the Burner fairway wood is superb, that would be my recommendation!
 

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I use a Big Bertha 5 & 7 and they are great, quite old as my uncle gave me them but do the trick, I would never have thought about using steel shafts but these have improved my game greatly, also I have dropped by 3 wood and replaced it with an extra wedge, I am sure there isn't much difference between my 5 wood and cheap Hippo 3 wood in distance, but I am deffo in the market for a Cobra or Callaway 3 wood with steel shaft.
 

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Hi timevans definitely use the 7, 5 wood if they work for you. At the end of the day golf is about getting the ball in the hole the easiest way possible.

I use a 3 + 5 wood, but started of with also using a 7 and 9 wood, I found them much easier to use and they generate so much distance compared with a 5 iron etc for a beginner.
 

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The old warbird 3 wood is a classic....I know folks still trying to get these!
I broke mine and got a steelhead replacement (from Callaway), nowhere near as good....i.m.o.

Now I have a TM r5 dual ti, also nowhere near the warbird off the deck.....much better off the tee though!!

If it's height you want, you ought to look on t'internet for graphite shafts designed for high trajectory.

Honestly, the warbird soleplate was such a fantastic design....there's nothing out there like it, I looked for 4 months to find a 3 wood without a flat sole????


Dave
 

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I reckon anything you feel you can hit it with confidence is everything, I use a hybrid 1 iron which is really easy to hit and gives great distane 19 degrees on it brilliant and easy
 

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Incidentally robin, I do know of one club that might be worth a try as a modern alternative to the warbird.

The 2004 Big Bertha series is ACE......try this link.....you might recognise it

http://callawaygolfpreowned.com/woods/fwoods-bb-2004.aspx

I bet you could pick one up for £40-50 or so....not dissimilar to play with than the warbird, great RCH W series shafts and a cracking sole design....

I have 1 (only) in my collection (not a 3 sadly), and I can't speak more highly of anything, though the 75W reg graphite is a bit whippy!!!

Dave
 
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