Best sleeper fairway wood of all time.

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  • thesaxemachinethesaxemachine Hello, friends... Members Posts: 440 ✭✭✭✭
    edited Sep 17, 2018 #212
    RBZ Stage 2 Tour. I go through fairway woods like some people go through toothbrushes and this once stuck in the bag for a long time.
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    M1 w/ Diamana Thump
    GAPR w/ KBS Tour Proto
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    Bobby Grace Tour Diamond 3
  • KC13KC13 31st StateMembers Posts: 404 ✭✭✭✭
    edited Sep 17, 2018 #213
    ***TM V STEEL***



    Caveat, i've owned about 5 different types of 3 woods within the past 2 years, (Ping G, M2 2017, 917F2, G400, 917F3). I came across a pristine TaylorMade V Steel 15° and decided to purchase it off eBay for a whooping $29.99. Also grabbed a made for TaylorMade SLDR Speeder 77x fairway shaft from eBay for $25.58. Needless to say, this Frankenstein club just works for me. Drove it off the tee yesterday about 260yds (possibly one of my best fairway wood tee shots of all time) and can hit it off the deck nicely around 230yds-240yds. I find the appearance of the head looking down rather nice and the feel/sound amazing. Yes I am a tinker however, I think I am sold on this club. Its one of the rare longer clubs I can now grab with confidence.



    - KC
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    TaylorMade 16' M2 15° - Fuji Speeder Evo II 757x
    Mizuno MP-H5 2i - KBS TGI 110
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    Titleist SM7 Raw 50,54,58 - KBS Tour 120g S
    TaylorMade Spider Tour L Neck - BGT Stability Shaft
    Pro V1
  • BoneyBoney Members Posts: 223 ✭✭✭
    I played Ram Concept fairway woods in 18° and 23° for years, around 2001? Great feeling and performing clubs, I especially remember hitting a lot of great shots with the 23°. I could play them today without a complaint, although I'd probably swap out the shaft. Anyone remember these?



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  • scooterboy59scooterboy59 Members Posts: 978 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Callaway steelhead III that I could do magic with. Would be still playing it but face gave way. Not shocked with all the balls that I hit with that club.
  • jonn443jonn443 Jonnystx Members Posts: 4,639 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Boney wrote:


    I played Ram Concept fairway woods in 18° and 23° for years, around 2001? Great feeling and performing clubs, I especially remember hitting a lot of great shots with the 23°. I could play them today without a complaint, although I'd probably swap out the shaft. Anyone remember these?



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    Now THAT is a perfect example of a sleeper.



    For someone to say that a Callaway steelhead III or the VSteel are sleepers is laughable.



    Legends, not sleepers... Big difference.
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  • pierso2pierso2 Shooters Shoot Members Posts: 2,605 ✭✭


    RBZ Stage 2 Tour. I go through fairway woods like some people go through toothbrushes and this once stuck in the bag for a long time.




    I hate myself for getting rid of this one. I loved my 5 wood and would hit it like a lot of 3 woods.
    Option 1
    Ping G400 LST 8.5 Tour-X
    Callaway Big Bertha 816 Alpha 16 AD-DI 8x black
    Nike VR Pro 3 hybrid project x 6.0
    Adams XTD Forged 4-PW Fujikura MCI 120S
    Adams MB2 GW
    Callaway Mac Daddy Forged 60
    Toulon Garage Atlanta Black Pearl
    Ping 4 Series Tour Edition White/ Bridgestone 2014 Tour Bag

    Option 2
    Taylormade 2016 M1 10.5 Whiteboard Flowerband 7x
    16 Taylormade M1 5 wood AD-TP 7s
    Ping Anser 20 stock stiff
    Taylormade 2016 M2 Tour XP105 stiff
    Cleveland RTX 2.0 52 deg raw
    Titleist Vokey Prototype 58 T Grind
    Carbon Ringo Raw Whisky

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  • grant2145grant2145 Members Posts: 116 ✭✭✭
    That Ram Concept brings back some good memories. I remember the Saturday I convinced my dad to drive me to a now-defunct golf store and dropping $80 of my hard earned money. I was 14 or 15 at the time and this club helped me hit some of my first par 5's in two.
  • BamicusBamicus Members Posts: 188 ✭✭✭
    RBZ! Nothing can kick this out of the bag.
  • ago33ago33 Members Posts: 2,196 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    X hot pro deep



    Just insane off the tee



    Also strokes gained on par 5s is better because I’ll lay up with a hybrid short and pitch on instead of being dumb from 260+
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    Tour Edge CBX 13.5.......................................Rombax P95 X
    Tour Edge CBX 18..........................................Rombax P95 X
    Mizuno MP-18 FliHi 4,5................................DGTIX100
    Mizuno MP-25 6-9........................................DGTIX100
    Callaway MD Forged 46, 50, 56, 60........DGTIS400
    Scotty Cameron 5.5M...................................Grip Master
  • JJK947JJK947 Members Posts: 3,179 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I'll submit the SLDR and Nike VR Pro LTD.



    The Nike is just one of the all around best 3 woods I've ever hit, if they made it in a lower loft I might be playing it. Perfect face depth for tee and turf. Also classic looks and feel.



    SLDR seems to be one of the most overlooked TM fairways ever. The driver created a lot of hoopla and the fairway wood itself got sandwiched between the RBZ stuff and the love fest surrounding the M2. So relatively speaking the SLDR is a sleeper. The 14* TS is one of the longest I've hit and the flight is the most penetrating of any 3 wood I've had. It's very usable off the deck and the stock 8.3 TS in the TP version is an awesome fairway shaft.

    Taylormade M5 (9) - Tensei Pro Orange 60
    Taylormade M3 T3 (14) - Tensei Pro Orange 70
    Taylormade M3 5W (19) - Tensei Pro Orange 80
    Srixon Z945 3-PW - DG Tour X100
    Taylormade TP 54.11 - DG Tour X100
    Taylormade TP EF 60 ATV - DG Tour S400
    Scotty Cameron Studio Style NP2

  • dgarlanddgarland So I got that going for me... which is nice. Members Posts: 116 ✭✭✭
    Cleveland Quadpro. That’s a sleeper.
    Taylor Made M2 Driver
    Callaway X Hot Pro 3 Wood
    Callaway X Hot Pro 2H & 4H
    Callaway X-14 Pro 5-PW
    Callaway MD3 50 & 54
    Callaway PM Grind 58
    Titleist Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2
  • akim47akim47 Members Posts: 63 ✭✭
    another vote for the RBZ Stage 2 (tour). Super sleeper because it looks so **** fugly. Tour 3 wood 14.5 cranked down to 14. ball. go. far. also a great club for a sunday bag.
  • MitchellMitchell Members Posts: 5,536 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Advanced Golf Technologies, Supernova fairway- at one time, played by McCarron, Thorpe, Daly, and quite a few others on PGA tour.
    Taylormade r510tp 10.5* Fuji Evolution TS 661 
    Taylormade 300 tour 15* Fuji Evolution TS 869
    Titleist 962b 2-pw s400
    Vokey sm7 raw M 54* s400
    Vokey sm7 raw M 60* s400
    Cameron 1995 Laguna
  • HubijerkHubijerk Members Posts: 829 ✭✭✭✭✭
    dgarland wrote:


    Cleveland Quadpro. That's a sleeper.




    Yeah, people saying RBZ, and SLDR, and even V-Steel??!! That thing is a legend... maybe a handful of woods in these posts in this thread have legitimate sleeper potential... Another one that comes to mind is the Sonartec GS Tour, my buddy still has one in his bag.
    You can't sneak the cheese by a rat
  • cavemeistercavemeister Members Posts: 1,152 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    BigHook25 wrote:


    Callaway razr fit went way under the radar. I believe it came out about the same time as the RBZ. The razr fit was just as long, was forgiving, and had a nice small profile.
    +1
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    srixon u65 2, 3, ad di105x, u65 4, 5 modus3 120x
    Mizuno jpx pro 7-pw, aw x100
    3,5 iron wilson ci11 ctaper 130x
    54 60, 64 cg16 wedges x100
    Japanese stripe spider
    Chrome +/ b330s ball
  • lawsonmanlawsonman Freeport, IllinoisMembers Posts: 5,560 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Obviously there are quite a number of people here that don't quite understand the meaning of the term "sleeper". image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
    Welcome to where dumb opinions are better than no opinion. :)

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  • BookerBooker Members Posts: 764 ✭✭✭✭✭
    lawsonman wrote:


    Obviously there are quite a number of people here that don't quite understand the meaning of the term "sleeper". image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />




    I agree, rbz fairways and stage 2 rbz, xhot pro etc heads are not sleepers. The rbz has to be one of the most played and game changing fairways of all time. Too many of these posts relate to the greatest fairway woods ever.
  • gr8 flopshotgr8 flopshot Members Posts: 266 ✭✭✭✭
    The Mizuno F50 is the Rip Van Winkle of sleeper fairway woods. It was sneaky long and super straight.
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    3W - M3 Project X Hzrdus yellow 63 6.3
    2 hybrid - M3 17* Project X Evenflow black 6.0
    Irons - Titelist AP3 4-PW True temper AMT S
    Wedges -Vokey SM6 50/12*, 54/12*, 58/10*
    Putter - Slighter Redmond Ptriple Prototype
  • Double DutchDouble Dutch Members Posts: 561 ✭✭
    5 wood is the sleeper fairway wood.

    3 woods are notoriously difficult, but anyone can hit a 5 wood for some reason. And for a lot of players, the 5 wood will go as far as a 3 wood.
    Ping G400 Max 9* Tour75R
    Taylormade M1 3HL
    Callaway Apex 3 hybrid
    Callaway Apex CF16 4-P
    Callaway MackDaddy 4 50& 56 W-grind
    Scotty Cameron Newport original
  • MixedBagMixedBag Members Posts: 1,491 ✭✭
    TEE XCG3
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    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]TM Chaska (silver) / Lajosi mid-mallet prototype[/font]
  • 6hcphacker6hcphacker Members Posts: 160 ✭✭
    BigHook25 wrote:


    Callaway razr fit went way under the radar. I believe it came out about the same time as the RBZ. The razr fit was just as long, was forgiving, and had a nice small profile.




    Agree 100% but stock shaft sucked bad. Put a blue board and away we go. Too bad it took 2+ years to

    Figure it out. Small head very forgiving and it went long
  • Mr. GrumpyMr. Grumpy The Quintana Changeup, sit em dwn Members Posts: 2,407 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Not sure how well it sold, seemed to be a tweener roll out. The Callaway GBB Fusion with the Recoil is probably the best 3 wood Ive used since my V..
  • TRheezyTRheezy Members Posts: 716 ✭✭
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  • BigHook25BigHook25 Members Posts: 2,293 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    6hcphacker wrote:

    BigHook25 wrote:


    Callaway razr fit went way under the radar. I believe it came out about the same time as the RBZ. The razr fit was just as long, was forgiving, and had a nice small profile.




    Agree 100% but stock shaft sucked bad. Put a blue board and away we go. Too bad it took 2+ years to

    Figure it out. Small head very forgiving and it went long




    Yea, but at that time many stock shafts weren't great, and upgrades were limited or more expensive. Funny you mention, cause I did put a blueboard in it, and it became an even better club.
  • FmaxTurboSiFmaxTurboSi Members Posts: 159
    edited Sep 28, 2018 #236
    Cleveland launcher...... I think it was late 90's???



    and the rbz from recent past.
    Ping G400 LST 10* Hzrdus Yellow 6.5 Testing:Srixon z785 9* Tensei PO 70tx and Ping G400max 9* Tensei PO 70tx
    TM M3HL Tensei PO 80tx
    X-forged 4-P C-taper 125 S+
    MD4 raw 50*s-grind, 56*c-grind KBS 610 wedge 125g
    TM Hi-toe 60* $-taper black 120
    Evnroll ER2
    Bennington QO9 Lite
    Bridgestone Tour BRX, Srixon Z star XV

    Backup: Srixon z565 4-aw Modus Tour 105, Callaway Rogue 4w Hzrdus Yellow 6.5
  • ago33ago33 Members Posts: 2,196 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Thinking about it.



    It’s hands down the TEE CB2. It’s was miles ahead of the competiton 10 years ago and can still compete with modern 3 woods. I can’t think of another club that can say this.
    Cobra F9 Speedback 9.................................Mitsubishi PO 70 TX
    Tour Edge CBX 13.5.......................................Rombax P95 X
    Tour Edge CBX 18..........................................Rombax P95 X
    Mizuno MP-18 FliHi 4,5................................DGTIX100
    Mizuno MP-25 6-9........................................DGTIX100
    Callaway MD Forged 46, 50, 56, 60........DGTIS400
    Scotty Cameron 5.5M...................................Grip Master
  • jonn443jonn443 Jonnystx Members Posts: 4,639 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    ago33 wrote:


    Thinking about it.



    It’s hands down the TEE CB2. It’s was miles ahead of the competiton 10 years ago and can still compete with modern 3 woods. I can’t think of another club that can say this.




    Again, that is NOT a sleeper... Far from it.



    It's a legend that was found in the bag of Kuchar,Sneds as well as several other Tour Pros over the years. It is also historically one of the most popular Fairway Woods on this website... With the likes of the VSteel, Steelhead III, and 07 Burner TP.



    Legends, NOT Sleepers.



    And for God's sake people, stop calling the RBZ and RBZ Stage 2 sleepers!!!!!
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    AB TP 3HL / 757
    XTD 19*/ Fubuki Ax
    DWS 24*/ VS Proto
    J15 CB 5-PW/ Modus 3 125S
    X-Forged MD (50*, 56* 60*)
    Spider Si/ SS Mid SLim 2.0
  • SPIFSPIF Members Posts: 771 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Adams BTY.



    It was enough of a sleeper that I'd never heard of it until 3 weeks ago. I now own four of them.
  • 3puttforebogey3puttforebogey Members Posts: 62 ✭✭
    Adams super LS
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    Taylormade r7 CGB Max fairways
    Ping G LST 9*
    r7 CGB Max Fairway Woods
    Taylormade Rescue Mid Hybrids
    Apex CF 16 irons
    Titleist SM6 54* S
    Callaway MD3 60*
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