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Best sleeper fairway wood of all time.



  • dmeeksDCdmeeksDC ClubWRX  3100WRX Points: 524Handicap: 7.6Posts: 3,100 ClubWRX
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    hybrid25 wrote:
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    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?<br />
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    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 G30 SFT driver, 10 degree, Oban Kiyoshi HB 75 stiff
    Cobra F9 Speedback, 14.5 degree, Fujikura Atmos Blue 7S
    Callaway Epic Flash, 17 degree, HzRDUS Smoke 70 stiff
    Callaway Rogue, 21 degree, Diamana BF 80 stiff
    TaylorMade GAPR Hi 24, KBS TGI 80 stiff

    Srixon z765 (5-7(, z965 (8-P) Fujikura 95i TS stiff
    Callaway MD4 50 S grind, 54 W grind
    Ben Hogan Ft. Worth TK 58
    Odyssey Stroke Lab V-Line putter w/Pure grip
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  • mbs_59mbs_59 Members  57WRX Points: 15Posts: 57 Bunkers
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    Loved my Exotics CB3, hit it longer than my driver until the face cracked..<br />
    I would say all of their older fairway woods were underrated, not a fan of the newer ones.
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    Mizuno MX-700 w/stock exsar shaft.
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    blink3665 wrote:
    Adams Fast 10. Thank me later.
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    I still have one of these in my basement. Great club.
  • Payton1020Payton1020 Cincinnati, OhioMembers  2124WRX Points: 189Handicap: 12.5Posts: 2,124 Platinum Tees
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    I have these in the bag right now. (This is not my picture)<br />
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    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

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  • morgan1819morgan1819 Official Member Members  1027WRX Points: 146Posts: 1,027 Platinum Tees
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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.<br />
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    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.<br />
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  • pinestreetgolfpinestreetgolf Members  3552WRX Points: 352Handicap: 4Posts: 3,552 Titanium Tees
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    dmeeksDC wrote:
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    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.<br />
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    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.<br />
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    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.<br />
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    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.<br />
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    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.
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  • jli2636jli2636 Members  1092WRX Points: 130Posts: 1,092 Platinum Tees
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    My favorite I have ever had is still in my bag. Callaway Diablo Edge Tour.
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    Adams 4060
  • propmanpropman Members  1837WRX Points: 146Handicap: 15Posts: 1,837 Platinum Tees
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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 Unregistered  5362WRX Points: 151Posts: 5,362 Titanium Tees
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    Is 'sleeper' a noun, or an adjective?
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  • Apollo 13Apollo 13 Members  185WRX Points: 1Handicap: 11Posts: 185 Bunkers
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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
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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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    Sonartec SS-03
    Callaway GBB Epic Sub Zero 10.5*, Graphite Design AD-GP 6s
    Callaway GBB Epic Sub Zero 17*, Aldila Rogue Silver 70s
    TaylorMade M3 Rescue, 20*, Tensei Blue 80s
    Srixon Z 785 4-PW, Nippon Modus 120s
    Cleveland RTX4 50*, Dynamic Gold S400
    TaylorMade Hi-Toe 56*, KBS Hi-Rev 2.0
    Cleveland RTX4 60*, Dynamic Gold S400
    SeeMore Nashville Z3C Mallet Black
    TaylorMade TP5x
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  • 2putttom2putttom # 1 Oregon Duck fan Members  10322WRX Points: 571Handicap: 12Posts: 10,322 Titanium Tees
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    ChrisSP wrote:
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    Sonartec SS-03<br />
    I still have one. Think I'll try it this week.
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    Srixon 785's w/G P stnd. cord
    Mizuno T 7 52 T 20 56 &60
    Bobby Grace SNYPER  46"
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  • xjohnxxjohnx Members  2009WRX Points: 81Posts: 2,009 Platinum Tees
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    blink3665 wrote:
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    Adams Fast 10. Thank me later.<br />
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    This is my vote as well.
  • bellview17bellview17 Just chilling in the time out box Members  916WRX Points: 50Posts: 916 Golden Tee
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    Still playing Adams tight lies...
  • NoTalentLeftyNoTalentLefty Members  3930WRX Points: 358Handicap: 12.9Posts: 3,930 Titanium Tees
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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 Wood Epic Flash set to 16 degrees
    3-5 Hybrids Epic Flash 18 20 23 degrees
    6 hybrid Big Bertha 26 degree 
    7-AW Callaway Mavrik Irons 
    50 degree GW Vokey SM7
    56 degree SW Vokey SM7
    Odyssey White Hot V-Line Fang

  • xjohnxxjohnx Members  2009WRX Points: 81Posts: 2,009 Platinum Tees
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    JRS wrote:
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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.<br />
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    I don't know if any Titleist products could be considered "sleepers". Great woods though!
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  • gators78gators78 ClubWRX  4038WRX Points: 234Handicap: 3Posts: 4,038 ClubWRX
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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*
    Special Select Newport 2
  • JoeyJoeyJoeJoeJoeyJoeyJoeJoe Members  240WRX Points: 57Handicap: 6Posts: 240 Fairways
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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
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    Konklifer wrote:
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    I was actually going to say the BTY and the RPM LP. I had both for years.<br />
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    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 Razr Fit 9.5* (Tensei CK Blue 60x)
    Adams Fast 10 15* (Aldila VS Proto 80s)
    Adams Idea Pro 20* (Aldila VS Proto 80s)
    Adams Idea Pro 23* (Aldila Rip'd VS Proto 80s)
    Adams DHY 27* (Aldila VS Proto 100s)
    Taylormade R9 TP 6-Pw (KBS Tour S)
    Scratch 1018 XDF 53*s (Rifle 5.5)
    Scratch 1018 RPD 60* (Rifle 5.5 Spinner)
    Cleveland Putter
  • Albatross85Albatross85 Tiger is the GOAT St. Louis, MOMembers  3044WRX Points: 252Handicap: +2.1Posts: 3,044 Titanium Tees
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    Jetspeed, Adams XTD TI (last one they made)
    • Cobra LTD Pro 8* - Diamana D+ Limited 70TX
    • TS2 13.5* - Tensei Pro White 70TX
    • Callaway Apex 18* - KBS Proto Hybrid 85X
    • Adams Idea Pro Tour Prototype 23* - KBS Proto Hybrid 95X
    • Adams CMB/MB2 5-p - PX LZ 6.5 
    • Wilson FG Tour V4 50* - PX LZ 6.5 
    • Mizuno T7 55.09  - PX LZ 6.5
    • Titleist Vokey Japan TVD 60M - DG TI Onyx S400
    • Odyssey Tour Only Jailbird plumbers neck - WHP insert - Stability Shaft
    • Bridgestone Tour B XS

  • gvogelgvogel Members  8546WRX Points: 1,458Posts: 8,546 Titanium Tees
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    Payton1020 wrote:
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    I have these in the bag right now. (This is not my picture)<br />
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    Unseen, in the background, Fate was quietly slipping the lead into the boxing-glove.  P.G. Wodehouse
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    jli2636 wrote:
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    My favorite I have ever had is still in my bag. Callaway Diablo Edge Tour.<br />
    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
    Nike Method MOD 90
    Titleist Lightweight Stand Bag
  • The Mad BomberThe Mad Bomber I seem to not like new things. Get off my lawn... Members  1130WRX Points: 230Posts: 1,130 Platinum Tees
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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.
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    TS 3 8.5º w/ Grafalloy blue
    909F2 15.5º w/ Grafalloy blue
    T-MB 2 iron C-Taper
    Mizuno MP-5,  4-9 C-Taper
    SM6 47º, 52º, 56º, 60 C-Taper
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    mizuno mp-001
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    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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