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Best sleeper fairway wood of all time.



  • dmeeksDCdmeeksDC  2510WRX Points: 260ClubWRX Posts: 2,510
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    hybrid25 wrote:

    A funny thing is as I read through this thread there are probably 30 different Fairway Woods people are saying that is the best sleeper Fairway Wood of all time. Are there really that many? If there are that many they all can't be the greatest of all time can they?

    So true. But each can be the greatest of all time for that individual, so the possibilities are endless! I think the OP is just looking for various perspectives.
    Ping G400 9 degrees, Ping Tour stiff shaft, 65 grams
    Callaway XHot2 Pro 5 wood, 17 degrees, Aldila Tour Blue stiff shaft
    Titleist 915F fairway, 21 degrees, Diamana Blue 70 stiff
    Srixon 565 4 iron, Nippon 980GH stiff shaft
    Adams CMB irons, 5-PW, KBS C Taper regular shafts (110g)
    Titleist Vokey SM7 50 degree, F grind, Dynamic Gold S200 shaft
    Callaway Mack Daddy 2 54-degree wedge, S grind, DG wedge shaft
    Ben Hogan TK wedge, 59 degree, KBS black wedge shaft
    TaylorMade TP Chaska putter, sliver, 34 inches
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  • mbs_59mbs_59  57WRX Points: 15Members Posts: 57
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    Loved my Exotics CB3, hit it longer than my driver until the face cracked..

    I would say all of their older fairway woods were underrated, not a fan of the newer ones.
  • KaBoom21KaBoom21  1605WRX Points: 133Members Posts: 1,605
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    Mizuno MX-700 w/stock exsar shaft.
  • DickieThonDickieThon  1101WRX Points: 42Members Posts: 1,101
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    blink3665 wrote:
    Adams Fast 10. Thank me later.

    I still have one of these in my basement. Great club.
  • Payton1020Payton1020  2055WRX Points: 160Members Posts: 2,055
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    I have these in the bag right now. (This is not my picture)

    COBRA Fly Z, Fly Z+, LTD Black
    ADAMS Super S 15* & 18* Matrix HD Radix SVI
    WILSON STAFF 20° Fybrid RS UST Mamiya VTS
    GOLFSMITH P2 4-PW, GW, SW, LW True Temper Formula 1 stepless

    ODYSSEY Tri-Ball SRT

    OGIO Grom 14 way stand bag
  • morgan1819morgan1819 Official Member  1005WRX Points: 125Members Posts: 1,005
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    Callaway Razr X Black had the following characteristics: easy to hit off of the fairway, set up perfectly square, forgiving, and nobody knew about it because the X Hot series came out about a week later.

    These were so much cleaner looking than the X Hots, and performed the same or better (which is high praise). Stock shaft was the only limiting factor. The head itself was/is perfect.


    Srixon 10.2 degrees. Accra TZ5 80
    Srixon 16.0 degrees. Accra TZ5 90
    Srixon 21.0 degrees. Accra TZ5 97
    Srixon Z 4-PW. TI S400
    Cleveland 52, 58. Raw. TI S400
    Byron Morgan DH89

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  • pinestreetgolfpinestreetgolf  3511WRX Points: 308Members Posts: 3,511
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    dmeeksDC wrote:

    Agree on the Callaway Pro heads in several models. XHot Pro, X2Hot Pro or the XR Pro. Players fixate on whether the club looks open or closed. I find lie angle is as big if not a bigger factor. So many upright fairway woods made to accommodate swings coming down above the plane and designed to reduce the slice by raising your hands and aiming the club more left at impact. I find them awkward to hit consistently and easy to duck hook.

    Give me a 55 or 56 degree lie angle and I won't hook it. Beyond that I don't go for shallow face or too deep. Like them moderate so I can like the look off turf or tee. That's why I am eyeing the new Steelhead 3+ or 4+, both of which are 1.5 to 2 degrees flatter than the standard 3 or 5. I bet I will have no trouble elevating that 13.5 degree 3+ because these clubs tend to get the ball up anyway. And I am a fan of the cambered sole.

    I agree with this post (as you can tell by my sig, I've had an xhot2 in the bag for a very long time). Not sure the XRs are "under the radar" but for the xhots and xhot2s, back then it was all about Rocketballz and you saw Rocketballz in every single bag (not xhots). The xhot2 came with the Aldila tour series (Green, Blue, Red, etc...) *stock*. That was pretty good. I don't really know much about lie angles and all that here. I think those Aldila tour shafts have got to be up there with legit Blueboards and old Sasquatch Diamanas as some of the best stock shafts ever. Jon Lahm is playing a shaft in his driver right now that was stock in the x2hot wood.

    I love the Xhot2, its probably my favorite club, and I play my irons +2.5* up (and have an extremely upright swing, on purpose). Just goes to show you how much golf is crazy and dependent on individual preference. You wrote a long thing about how you like it because it isn't upright. My Pro 3 feels incredibly upright, way more than the Rocketballz I've tried and *way* more than the M1/M2s I hit at a recent Taylormade tent day at my local range.

    Probably a pretty good club if a guy who loves clubs flat swears by it and a guy who loves clubs upright swears by it.
    Wilson Triton 10.5 Rogue 125 msi 60 X-Flex
    Adams Tight Lies Aldila RIP Beta 80 S-Flex cut to 42"
    j40 DPC 3-PW x100 SL
    Vokey SM7 50, 55, 60 s300
    Edel Putter
  • jli2636jli2636  1076WRX Points: 120Members Posts: 1,076
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    My favorite I have ever had is still in my bag. Callaway Diablo Edge Tour.
  • SPY ZINGERSPY ZINGER  3322WRX Points: 86Members Posts: 3,322
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    Adams 4060
  • propmanpropman  1806WRX Points: 131Members Posts: 1,806
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    After trying a bunch of 3 an4 woods, the only ones I found that were forgiving were the Ping K15 and my present gamer, a Callaway Vseries (with an accra shaft).
    15 hcp
  • Petunia SprinklePetunia Sprinkle Future King of France  5362WRX Points: 146Unregistered Posts: 5,362
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    Is 'sleeper' a noun, or an adjective?
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  • Apollo 13Apollo 13  185WRX Points: 1Members Posts: 185
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    My favourite was the Callaway Diablo Edge Tour, but I caved the face on it. Callaway sent me a XR Pro 16* as replacement... Just wow. It's a monster and I feel like I can't miss with it.
    Ping G20 10.5*
    Callaway XR16 16*
    Adams DHY 21*
    Mizuno MX-17 4-SW
    Vokey 50, 58
    Ping Scottsdale Shea
  • kejoal11kejoal11 IYAOYAS!!! Yokosuka, Japan 1129WRX Points: 140Members Posts: 1,129
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    Callaway fusión Ft-3
    In My Bag
    PING G400 Max 9* PX Hazardous T1100 6.5 75g
    TM SLDR TP 3W Fujikura Motore Speeder TSX 8.3
    TM SLDR TP 2H Matrix Black Tie 95HX
    TM P790 3-PW Modus 120X
    Vokey SM6 58*, 50*
    Evnroll ER5
    Snell MTB Black/MTB-X
    #insideTMAG 2013
  • JRSJRS  988WRX Points: 109Members Posts: 988
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    904F, 906F2, 909F3. theyre pretty much interchangeable. my personal preference is 904, but they're all a great shaped. that titlleist has now sadly abandoned.
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  • ChrisSPChrisSP  246WRX Points: 74Members Posts: 246
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    Sonartec SS-03
    PING G400 LST 10*, Tensei Pro Blue 60s
    Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero, 15*, Tensei CK Blue 70s
    PING G400 Hybrid, 19*, PING Tour 85s
    Callaway Apex Pro 16, 4-PW, Modus 120x
    Callaway MD4 50*, Dynamic Gold S200
    TaylorMade Hi-Toe 56*, KBS Hi-Rev 120
    Cleveland RTX4 60*, Dynamic Gold S400
    SeeMore Nashville Z3c Mallet Black
    Srixon Z-Star XV
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  • 2putttom2putttom # 1 Oregon Duck fan  10188WRX Points: 488Members Posts: 10,188
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    ChrisSP wrote:

    Sonartec SS-03
    I still have one. Think I'll try it this week.
    Tour Exotics E 10 15*
    Srixon 785's w/G P MCC plus 4
    Mizuno T 7 52 MP T7 56 &60
    Bobby Grace SNYPER  46"
    Oregon Ducks Bag
  • xjohnxxjohnx  2005WRX Points: 70Members Posts: 2,005
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    blink3665 wrote:

    Adams Fast 10. Thank me later.

    This is my vote as well.
  • bellview17bellview17 Just chilling in the time out box  916WRX Points: 50Members Posts: 916
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    Still playing Adams tight lies...
  • NoTalentLeftyNoTalentLefty  3640WRX Points: 226Members Posts: 3,640
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    Ping G15 but don't think they were a sleeper. Still in my bag.
    Livin' proof that Lefties are not naturally talented.

    Driver Callaway Epic Flash 10.5 set to 9.5
    3 and 5 Wood Ping G15
    3-5 Hybrids Cobra Baffler XL
    6-PW Titleist AP1s
    50 degree GW Titleist SM4
    56 degree SW Vokey SM7 
    Ping Anser 6 Milled Putter
  • xjohnxxjohnx  2005WRX Points: 70Members Posts: 2,005
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    JRS wrote:

    904F, 906F2, 909F3. theyre pretty much interchangeable. my personal preference is 904, but they're all a great shaped. that titlleist has now sadly abandoned.

    I don't know if any Titleist products could be considered "sleepers". Great woods though!
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  • gators78gators78  3984WRX Points: 187ClubWRX Posts: 3,984
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    Sonartec was as good as it gets for fairways.
    G400 Max
    M6 3W
    RBZ Hybrid
    MP20 MMC 4 Iron
    MP20 MB 5-W
    Raw SM7s
    PM Grind 64*
    Exo Strokelab Mini #7
  • JoeyJoeyJoeJoeJoeyJoeyJoeJoe  240WRX Points: 57Members Posts: 240
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    Ping K15 fairways are the easiest ever to launch and hit. The only bad thing about them is the stigma of being a high handicap club.
    PING G400 Max 10.5 Driver
    PING G400 SFT 16.0 3 Wood
    PING K15 22.0 7 Wood
    PING I210 4-UW
    PING Gorge Eye 2 Sand and Lob Wedge
    Scottie Cameron Newport
  • jedcjedc  473WRX Points: 57Members Posts: 473
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    Konklifer wrote:

    I was actually going to say the BTY and the RPM LP. I had both for years.

    I will concur with the above, as both are in the bag. I've had the BTY for ~4 years and it's probably the best golf club purchase I've made.
    Callaway Xhot Pro 9.5*
    Callaway X2hot Pro 15* (Tour Green 85s)
    Adams Idea Pro 20* (Aldila VS Proto 80s)
    Adams Idea Pro 23* (Aldila Rip'd VS Proto 80s)
    Adams Pro A12 5-Pw, Lw (Rifle FCM 6.5)
    Adams CB1 Gw (Rifle 6.0)
    Adams Puglielli Black 55* (Rifle 6.0)
    Cleveland HB-3
  • Albatross85Albatross85 Tiger is the GOAT St. Louis, MO 2931WRX Points: 202Members Posts: 2,931
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    Jetspeed, Adams XTD TI (last one they made)
    Titleist TS3 8.5* ...........................................Tensei Pro White 70TX proto 44.5" D5
    Titleist TS2 13.5*..........................................Tensei Pro White 70TX 42.75" D2
    Ping G410 19* H..........................................GD AD IZ 95X 40.25" D4
    Adams Idea Pro Tour Prototype 23*....Aldila Proto By You 80X D3
    Wilson FG Tour V6 5-Gw .........................PX LZ 6.5 +3/8" D2-D5 off 46* Pw
    Mizuno T7 55.09 .........................................PX LZ 6.5 35.5" D6
    Vokey TVD 60M...........................................DG TI Onyx S400 35.5" D6
    Tour Only Odyssey Jailbird Mini Versa | BWB | plumbers neck | WHP insert | BGT Stability shaft
    Bridgestone Tour B XS

  • gvogelgvogel  7985WRX Points: 988Members Posts: 7,985
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    Payton1020 wrote:

    I have these in the bag right now. (This is not my picture)


    Unseen, in the background, Fate was quietly slipping the lead into the boxing-glove.  P.G. Wodehouse
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  • JarlaxleJarlaxle Atlanta, GA 483WRX Points: 116Members Posts: 483
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    jli2636 wrote:

    My favorite I have ever had is still in my bag. Callaway Diablo Edge Tour.
    I played that driver until about 3 weeks ago when I finally replaced with the Mizuno JPX-900
    "We're not here for a long time... we're here for a good time."

    Mizuno JPX 900 Driver w/ Speeder Evo II 661 Stiff
    Mizuno JPX 900 3W w/ Speeder Evo II 661 Stiff
    Titleist AP3 3 - 5 w/ Project X LZ 6.0
    Titleist AP2 6 - PW w/ Project X LZ 6.0
    Miura Y Grind 51 w/ Project X 5.5
    Miura C Grind 55 w/ Project X 5.5
    Miura C Grind 59 w/ Project X 5.5
    Custom Edel E3
    Titleist Lightweight Stand Bag
  • The Mad BomberThe Mad Bomber I seem to not like new things. Get off my lawn...  1056WRX Points: 156Members Posts: 1,056
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    I could list a ton of heads. As soon as I found the right shaft, old Titleists, Adams, TEE's, Cally's - they all became clubs I could love and game. Can't really put one above another.
    TS 3 8.5º w/ Grafalloy blue
    909F2 15.5º w/ Grafalloy blue
    T-MB 2 iron C-Taper
    Mizzy MP-5,  4-9 C-Taper
    SM6 47º, 52º, 56º, 60 C-Taper
    Scotty Newport 2, 35" Tour Issue X7, Hard stepped x2, Tipped 2"

  • ritz0019ritz0019  333WRX Points: 55Members Posts: 333
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    mizuno mp-001
    Titleist 8.5 degree TS3 w/ 65 Even Flow 6.5
    Titleist 15 degree TS3 w/ 75 Even Flow 6.5 
    Titleist 2 iron 718 T-MB w/ Project X PXi 6.5
    Titleist 4 iron 718 T-MB w/ Modus 120X
    Titleist 5-PW 718 CB's w/ Modus 120X
    Titleist Vokey SM7 52, 56, 50 degree w/ Modus 120X
    Odyssey O Works Black 2M CS w/ Stability EI-GJ-1.0 34 7/8 inches 


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