3HL Wood

You’re probably used to seeing a ton of different numbers and letters on golf clubs these days. Sometimes, you need an extra club in your bag to bridge the gap for particular shots. One of these clubs is a 3HL wood. It is essentially a 3 Wood with a little more loft and higher launch capabilities.

What Is A 3hl Wood

A 3HL wood, one of the high launch fairway woods, is a club that sits between the 3 Wood and the 5 Wood in terms of loft and shaft length. It has a little bit more loft than a traditional 3 wood but still holds the same shaft length, usually.

The 3HL Wood usually has a loft of about 17 degrees, but depending on the manufacturer, this could vary by a few degrees.

What does HL mean in golf clubs? The ‘HL’ stands for ‘High Launch’.

What Is The Difference Between A 3 Wood And A 3hl Wood

The main difference between a 3 Wood and a 3HL wood will be the loft of the clubface. Most of the time, the shaft will be the same length, but not as a rule.

Who Is A 3hl Wood Suited For

A 3HL Wood may be more comfortable for players who want to use a longer wood on the fairway more often, such as senior and beginner players.

Using a high launching 3 wood or a 3HL, will allow a player to get a little more height on the fairway shots, adding distance without needing too much power.

💡 Golfible Tip: It also may be best for players who want a little more distance than they would typically get with a 5-Wood.

Best 3HL Woods Available

TaylorMade Rocketballz 3HL Wood

The TaylorMade Rocketballz 3HL Wood, also known as rbz 3hl, is an excellent balance between price, forgiveness, and distance. It is non-adjustable, so you don’t have to worry about fiddling with different settings.

If you want a reliable and simple, yet slick-looking TaylorMade 3HL Wood, the Taylor Made Stealth may be the best pick for you.

TaylorMade AeroBurner 3HL Fairway Wood

A highly aerodynamic and simple-looking fairway wood, the Taylormade AeroBurner is pretty easy to line up. It is lightweight and features a slightly higher loft and a shorter shaft than some other TaylorMade fairway woods.

Some players may find this 3HL Wood to be one of the most relaxed clubs to hit, given that it is more lightweight, shorter, and highly aerodynamic.


If you have any additional comments or questions of 3HL Woods, we would love to discuss them more in the comments section below.


What are the differences between a 3hl vs 5 wood?

The major difference between 3hl vs 5 wood is the shaft length and loft. 3 woods have low loft, around 15-18 degrees, which may be harder for most of the players to launch. However, 5 wood consists of a shorter shaft length and higher loft. which will make it much easier for the players to hit off the ground than 3 wood. 

What is the typical loft on a 3hl wood?

Normally, a 3hl wood has a loft range from 15 and 18 degrees. The higher the the easier it would be to launch the ball for the player.

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Lawrence Smelser has been part of the Golfible writing staff since 2019 and is a freelance golf journalist. Smelser has covered the PGA Tour including the U.S. Masters with Augusta.com. He holds a journalism Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M and a Master’s journalism degree from the University of North Texas. Learn more about our team at Golfible on our About Us page.

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