Long AND Straight

I believe this answer depends a lot on the player. I sacrifice about 20-25 yards from driver to 3 wood but I also drive the ball very straight so I never use 3 wood or any other club off tee for accuracy. Many players I’ve seen in 16 hdcp range and up may be able to save or even gain strokes by playing something off the tee that is more dependable and helps them keep double and triple bogeys off the card. If you lose opportunities for green regs or get lots of penalties off the tee using driver, give a fairway wood a shot for a while. And then when you transition back to driver you might be making a more balanced and controlled swing!!