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Yes, pretty much or maybe a slightly larger step for 3 wood.

What we’re trying to do is meet the ball with a 3 wood, right at the bottom of the swing arc and then as the woods get shorter and more loft like 5 wood, we want to meet the ball just before the bottom of the swing arc… just a little. This will impart the loft of the club onto the ball so we’re not de-lofting (hitting down too much) or hitting the leading edge of the club face into the equator of the ball if the ball position is too far forward (after the bottom of the swing arc).

Sorry to be so technical, but that is the geometry of this. Either meeting the ball with an “angle of attack” descending … or straight into the ball …or ascending into the ball.