Who makes the best 5 wood?

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  • Double DutchDouble Dutch Members Posts: 561 ✭✭



    All 5 woods will perform pretty much the same. If you like your 917F3, I would start out trying an F2 5 wood with the same shaft. It will be the most like your 3 wood, in looks and feel, but it should be easier to hit off the deck.
    i have been looking at the F2 to start however don't want to limit my options... some 5 woods look very closed and upright so i doubt they all perform pretty much the same.




    If you’re worried about a closed face angle, you could consider a higher lofted adjustable club and turn the loft down, which opens the face angle.
    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
  • bird_4_3bird_4_3 Members Posts: 594 ✭✭
    V steel is the best fairway woods ever made. Not the longest, but the best blend of playability off the deck and tee.
    TM M4 w/ UST V2
    Epic 3
    Wishon 949 5 wood Oban Devotion
    Srixon U85 5-6 and 785 7-PW
    Odyssey O Works #7 Putter
    TM Milled Grid Wedges
  • Rewster66Rewster66 Members Posts: 200
    Oldplayer wrote:


    Don't worry about all the newer stuff. The best 5 wood ever made was the Taylormade V-steel. 18 degrees.

    Not just a classic but the GOAT.




    ^^^ THIS DUDE KNOWS ^^^
  • Dash BoogieDash Boogie Hole in Three Members Posts: 120 ✭✭
    Oldplayer wrote:


    Don't worry about all the newer stuff. The best 5 wood ever made was the Taylormade V-steel. 18 degrees.

    Not just a classic but the GOAT.




    Yes, VSteel 5W is GOAT. I used to have it as my driver when, I was a kid just starting out. If I were to pick the all time greatest 5 Woods, I would say: 1. VSteel, 2. Ping K15, 3. TEE XCG5, 4. Ping G25 4wood, 5. Adams T2L Ti.



    But for Cliffhanger’s use, just match the set with a used 910 5W. It was the last year they made them in lefty.
  • asumnerdawgasumnerdawg Members Posts: 321 ✭✭
    I bought into the WRX hype and ordered a f6 baffler and play it at 17.5* a few months all... I suspect it'll be in the bag for a long while
    Driver: Cobra F8+ with Evenflow Blue 65 6.5
    3wd: TEE CB Pro 14.5 Speeder 757 stiff
    5wd: Cobra F6 Baffler set at 17.5
    3H- Ping G with Evenflow Blue 85 6.0
    4 iron: G400 green dot CFS stiff, It's stamped 5 iron but power spec at 22* I use it as 4 iron
    5-PW: Ping i15 green dot AWT stiff
    52/12 F: Vokey sm7 2 up
    58/12 D: Vokey sm7 2 up
    Putter: Ping Anser Milled 5
    Ball: Titleist Pro V1 X
  • BoognishBoognish Members Posts: 716
    TEE fairways are reliably neutral in my experience. Pick the head shape you like, and the Ti face ones are all hot with med/low spin.



    Callaway's recent Pro models play a bit open and launch with low spin when paired with a good shaft.
    Callaway 816 DBD 9* / Fuji Speeder Evo II 569-S
    Callaway XR16 14* / Fubuki AX f75-S
    Callaway X2Hot 5Deep 18.5*/ Aldila Tour Green 75-S
    Callaway Apex Hybrid 20* & 23* / Fuji Pro 83-S
    Srixon z765 5-9 / Modus 120-S
    Mizuno S18 46*
    Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 52*
    Callaway PM Grind 58*
    Ping Vault 2.0 Ketsch
  • WidespreadPanicWidespreadPanic Wizard in the Corner Members Posts: 4,816 ✭✭
    I'm getting a new 5 wood and I've got it down to Epic SZ, JPX 900, ST 180, G400.
    Taylormade M2 ('17) 10.5*
    Cobra F7 15.5*
    Taylormade M1 ('17) 19*
    Mizuno MP18 Fli Hi 4i
    Mizuno MP18 SC 5-PW
    Cleveland RTX 588 2.0 52**, 56**, 60**
    Taylormade TP Red Ardmore 3
    Taylormade TPx
  • sgibbspasgibbspa Members Posts: 82
    aeroburner 5 wood..... Forgiving and loooooooong. I got it for $30 too. I don't think you'll find a better combo of performance and price.
  • boggymanboggyman Members Posts: 2,546 ✭✭
    Mikey5e wrote:


    Is there such a thing as a best 5-wood? Or is it just a matter of opinions? I think the latter.


    You’re correct...... it’s ALL a matter of opinion and “what I’m bagging”, .
  • ChubLakers22ChubLakers22 Members Posts: 4


    I'm getting a new 5 wood and I've got it down to Epic SZ, JPX 900, ST 180, G400.




    I came over from a 915 F and prefer the feel and sound of the JPX 900 fairway. Speeder shaft is awesome that comes standard.
  • AnserAnser ClubWRX Posts: 2,207 ✭✭
    you v steel savages never hit a 200 tour smoothie 5 wood
    TM M4 D-Type 9.5 - Tour AD IZ 7s
    TM M4 3HL, 5 HL, Tour AD IZ 7s
    Cleveland Hibore Xli 3,4,5
    TM 790 6-AW, Project X LZ 6.0
    Cleveland RTX 54/58
    TaylorMade HiToe 64
    Evnroll ER-5, Evnroll ER-2.1
  • BaitkillerBaitkiller Members Posts: 1,707 ✭✭
    XXio
    Turn over damnit!
    Krank 9* Formula 5 UST Tour
    Adams 15* wasabi
    XXIO pro 5
    Adams Pro Gold Forged 3-46* / Steelfibers
    Vanilla wedges 53 and 58*
    Betti-1
    K-sig
  • AnserAnser ClubWRX Posts: 2,207 ✭✭
    Baitkiller wrote:


    XXio




    This is not the time for hugs and kisses
    TM M4 D-Type 9.5 - Tour AD IZ 7s
    TM M4 3HL, 5 HL, Tour AD IZ 7s
    Cleveland Hibore Xli 3,4,5
    TM 790 6-AW, Project X LZ 6.0
    Cleveland RTX 54/58
    TaylorMade HiToe 64
    Evnroll ER-5, Evnroll ER-2.1
  • jorgegmjorgegm Members Posts: 15
    I would give Callaway Steelhead a shot. They feel solid and forgiving! image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
  • WidespreadPanicWidespreadPanic Wizard in the Corner Members Posts: 4,816 ✭✭
    I've been in the market for a 5 wood, and I made the mistake of only looking at the new models. None of them really fit my eye how I wanted. I started digging. XHot, X2Hot, XR(16). I ended up with an 18* GBB Alpha 815.
    Taylormade M2 ('17) 10.5*
    Cobra F7 15.5*
    Taylormade M1 ('17) 19*
    Mizuno MP18 Fli Hi 4i
    Mizuno MP18 SC 5-PW
    Cleveland RTX 588 2.0 52**, 56**, 60**
    Taylormade TP Red Ardmore 3
    Taylormade TPx
  • platgofplatgof platgof ClubWRX Posts: 1,394 ClubWRX
    I own a lot of fairway woods, and some are very easy to hit and others just require to much to get airborne. I just picked up a GBB 2015 5 wood to give it a try and it has taken the #1 spot. I did knock it down an 1/4 inch and down 2 degrees as well. Super easy to elevate, and it goes straight. The only club close is the G25. I would like to try the XR16 again, maybe I missed something. I am not a big hitter, but went 197 yards with the GBB 5 wood, and that is amazing. The trajectory is what really gets me, not to high, and long. Yes, I have the M2, and various TEE offerings as well, but the GBB gets the nod. I have a problem fading the G25, or it would have stayed in the bag as it is very easy to elevate. These clubs are not that expensive so it is a very good buy. Mine has the Kuro Kage 50 G shaft, and it looks great.
    GBB Fusion HT 13.5
    F9 5 WD
     XR16 7 WD
     OS 5 & 6 Hybrid
    P790 5-PW
    Glide AW, SW, LW
    TM Spider Pro Red C/S
    B330RX
  • justincredible04justincredible04 Justincase1004 Members Posts: 2,204
    I have this weird thing about fairway woods and I think other people do too. I bought an Aeroburner 5W from eBay basically because I wanted the shaft. It was just an AD DI 7S. The first thing I noticed when I got it was the strike pattern was about the size of a quarter center face a touch high. Clearly this was a pretty good ball strikers club. I game the thing and it felt great. Like someone who builds clubs built this. For all I know it could’ve just been a TM standard, but when I swing weighted it, it was consistent. I joke with my buddies about certain clubs having swing DNA In it or some GoT reference about velyrian steel but I swear fairways and putters are the most feel based clubs in the bag for me.



    Somewhere out there I’m thinking a guy is wishing he could have his 5W back



    Short answer: find a used Aeroburner TP 5W with your shaft of choice and pray it was forged by a strike of lightning.
  • platgofplatgof platgof ClubWRX Posts: 1,394 ClubWRX
    It is called mojo, some clubs have it and most don't!
    GBB Fusion HT 13.5
    F9 5 WD
     XR16 7 WD
     OS 5 & 6 Hybrid
    P790 5-PW
    Glide AW, SW, LW
    TM Spider Pro Red C/S
    B330RX
  • BrunzyBrunzy Members Posts: 130 ✭✭
    Rogue rogue rogue your boat!
  • cliffhangercliffhanger ClubWRX Posts: 1,740 ClubWRX
    the rogue sz is definitely a strong possibility


    (First full set from one OEM ever)
    Driver: M6 (10.5 deg) with Project X Smoke 60X playing at 45 inches
    3Wood: M6 (14 deg) with Project X Smoke 70X playing at 43 inches
    Hybrid: M6 #3 with KBS Tour Hybrid Prototype 95X
    4-GW: P760 with KBS Tour X (all bent 2 deg flat)
    HiToe Wedges: 56/10 and 60/10 (all bent 2 deg flat) with 2.0 hi-rev shafts
    Mullen 2 TP putter @ 34 inches (Several TM putters found their way home and I am currently in test mode)
    Undecided TP or TPx ball (testing to follow outdoors with Trackman and on GC Quad indoors)

     all grips 360 tour velvet burgundy with 1 extra wrap

    Sun mountain 4.5 stand bag

  • SubaruWRXSubaruWRX Members Posts: 3,280 ✭✭
    The one in my bag is the best 5 wood! for me...
    “I think getting advice from guys who are sitting at the computer in their underwear while taking a break from **** is a very solid way to choose clubs.” - bluedot
  • cliffhangercliffhanger ClubWRX Posts: 1,740 ClubWRX
    SubaruWRX wrote:


    The one in my bag is the best 5 wood! for me...
    awesome!!


    (First full set from one OEM ever)
    Driver: M6 (10.5 deg) with Project X Smoke 60X playing at 45 inches
    3Wood: M6 (14 deg) with Project X Smoke 70X playing at 43 inches
    Hybrid: M6 #3 with KBS Tour Hybrid Prototype 95X
    4-GW: P760 with KBS Tour X (all bent 2 deg flat)
    HiToe Wedges: 56/10 and 60/10 (all bent 2 deg flat) with 2.0 hi-rev shafts
    Mullen 2 TP putter @ 34 inches (Several TM putters found their way home and I am currently in test mode)
    Undecided TP or TPx ball (testing to follow outdoors with Trackman and on GC Quad indoors)

     all grips 360 tour velvet burgundy with 1 extra wrap

    Sun mountain 4.5 stand bag

  • NoTalentLeftyNoTalentLefty Members Posts: 3,442 ✭✭
    Ping specifically the G15
    Livin' proof that Lefties are not naturally talented.

    Driver Titleist 913 D3 44 inches also a Cleveland Classic 310 43.5 inches
    3 and 5 Wood Ping G15
    3-5 Hybrids Cobra Baffler XL
    6-GW Titleist AP1s
    53 degree Wedge Titleist AP1
    58 degree SW Vokey SM6
    Putter White Hot V LINE Fang w/round Edel Grip
  • lazyjc4lazyjc4 Members Posts: 857 ✭✭
    For me, the best 5 wood was/ is really a 6-7 wood. I'd played 18* heads for years, but after switching to a HL 3 wood head and adjusted down to 15.5*, I tried the same with a 21* HL SLDR 5 wood head, cranked it down to 20*, and it's been magic. I actually carry it 3-5 yards longer than the lower lofted clubs, and it is, of course, easier to launch.
    Srixon Z565 8.5 Attas Elements Prototype
    Taylormade '17 M1 HL 15.5° Motore Speeder
    Taylormade SLDR HL 19.5* Kai'li
    Hogan PTx 21*, 25*,29*, 33*, 37*, 41*, 45* S300
    Callaway Mack Daddy Forged 50*, 54*, 58* S200
    Bettinardi B55 or Odyssey Tank 7 Counterbalanced (Both 38")
    Titleist AVX or Srixon Z-Star
  • jjones922jjones922 Members Posts: 99 ✭✭
    Idk about best 5 wood. But I do hit my 5 wood better off the deck than the 3 wood...
  • platgofplatgof platgof ClubWRX Posts: 1,394 ClubWRX
    lazyjc4 wrote:


    For me, the best 5 wood was/ is really a 6-7 wood. I'd played 18* heads for years, but after switching to a HL 3 wood head and adjusted down to 15.5*, I tried the same with a 21* HL SLDR 5 wood head, cranked it down to 20*, and it's been magic. I actually carry it 3-5 yards longer than the lower lofted clubs, and it is, of course, easier to launch.
    I did the same with mine and cranked it down 2* to 20 as well. A lot easier to get off the deck and still plenty long.
    GBB Fusion HT 13.5
    F9 5 WD
     XR16 7 WD
     OS 5 & 6 Hybrid
    P790 5-PW
    Glide AW, SW, LW
    TM Spider Pro Red C/S
    B330RX
  • chisagchisag Members Posts: 2,915 ✭✭
    ... As already stated no "best" just what works "best for me". I have always struggled with fairway woods but the F8 changed that. So solid in sound and feel, great trajectory and a perfect not too small and not too big head size. The fact that I can dial the loft up or down has been awesome and I have settled in at 17*. Paired with an Even Flow Blue 75 it has been a real game changer for me.
    Cobra F9 Tour Length ... Atmos Blue TS 65s
    Cobra F9 15.5* ... Atmos Blue TS 75s
    Cobra F6 Baffler ... Kuro Kage Black 75s
    TaylorMade UDi 18* 2 iron... HZRDUS Black 85hy
    Taylor Made P790 4 iron ... Recoil 95
    5-pw TaylorMade P760 ... Nippon 950GH
    SM6 52* F Grind /SM7 D Grind 58* ... Recoil 110s
    Bobby Grace 6330 ... 33.5"
  • platgofplatgof platgof ClubWRX Posts: 1,394 ClubWRX
    Your right, all swings are different. Some want more height(love it,) and others want less spin, no thanks. Some want it to draw and others want a fade.
    GBB Fusion HT 13.5
    F9 5 WD
     XR16 7 WD
     OS 5 & 6 Hybrid
    P790 5-PW
    Glide AW, SW, LW
    TM Spider Pro Red C/S
    B330RX
  • Carl Spackler3Carl Spackler3 Members Posts: 911 ✭✭
    Ping G anything
    Titleist 915 D2
    Ping G 3 W
    Ping G 5W
    Ping G25 Hybrid
    Mizuno JPX 900 hot metal 5-GW
    Vokey 52-08 sm4
    Vokey 56-14 sm6
    Odyssey White Hot RX2 ( but it better be careful)
  • eddiebigeddieeddiebigeddie Members Posts: 1,786 ✭✭
    Cobra F6 Baffler...been in my bag since they came out and will only get replaced if it breaks. Seriously my favorite club.
    Cobra F9...….…………………..Aldila Tour Blue 65
    Cobra F6 Baffler (17.5)…......…Project X HZRDUS Red 75
    Cobra F7 Hybrid (20.5).........….Aldila Tour Blue 85
    Mizuno JPX 919 HM (5 - Gw)…Project X LZ 6.5
    Cobra King Black (54/10)......….Project X LZ 6.5
    Taylormade Hi-Toe (60/10)........KBS Hi-Rev 2.0


    [background=transparent]Machine M10 Adjuster (Damascus)[/background]

    [background=transparent]Machine M10 Adjuster (303 Stainless-Naked)[/background]

    [background=transparent]Machine M10 Fixer (303 Stainless-Torched)[/background]

    Bennington LQO-9
    Grint...eddiebigeddie
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