3 Wood Vs 3 Iron – Which Club To Use And When
The 3 Wood and the 3 Iron are two of the longer clubs and in the past would have been seen in every golfers bag.
Both clubs can be hit off the tee, fairway and light rough effectively and a 3 iron is going to be more precise while a 3 wood is going to longer and more wieldy.
We don’t see 3 irons quite as much anymore, especially in beginner set’s where hybrids are begin favored more and more. The precision of a 3 iron will attract the better players still however.
3 Wood Overview
The 3 wood is the club that comes after the driver and for some golfers, it is the longest club in their bag.
A 3 Wood has a loft of about 15 degrees and it’s large sized head and sweet spot make it a great club long, high launching, arching shots with a good bit of a roll to contend with as well.
The 3 wood often acts as a replacement for a driver in many beginners and high handicappers who struggle to hit their drivers well.
The club is ideal for hitting the green in 2 on long par 4’s and par 5’s. It’s also great off the tee for long par 3’s and lay ups for doglegs.
The average golfer will hit a 3 wood about 195 yards.
3 Iron Overview
A 3 iron is a smaller and more compact headed club than a 3 wood and it has a lower flatter and shorter flight path than a 3 wood.
A 3 iron has been replaced by a hybrid in plenty of beginner sets but it is club worth carrying for anybody who can hit it effectively.
A lot of the better players will always carry a three iron because of the accuracy and precision they can get over a longer distance.
A three iron can be used effectively off the tee too to hunt a pin on a par three or get a good contact on the ball from light to mid rough.
The average player will hit a 3 iron about 180 yards which is just shy of a three hybrid.
The 3 iron is great for accuracy,distance and precision and if you can hit a 3 iron well, it can be a diamond in your bag.
The 3 wood is the more useful club these days because of the distance it hits and because of how easy it is to wield.
A 3 iron will generally suit players looking for precise distance but all players can benefit if they hit it well.