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The hunt for the perfect 5 wood

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  • swing33swing33 Members Posts: 151 ✭✭✭
    GolfiNut wrote:


    Rogue FWs are awesome...Easy to hit and prices are very reasonable since the flash release.
    Plus one on this - I have the strong 3, the 4 and just added the Heavenwood
  • keithrichardskeithrichards Members Posts: 337 ✭✭
    Update: I want to thank you all for the thoughts and recommendations. So.....I go to Golf Galaxy with a $50 gift card and $50 off $250 coupon ($100 total “in my pocket”) prepared to walk out with something shiny and new. I always go to the Used section first to poke around. Long story short: I walked out with an 17.5* R7 TP with the Diamana 83 Blueboard stiff for......$29.99. I couldn’t pass it up. Almost felt like it was meant to be. It’s in 8/10 shape, has a smaller head(I can’t get along with larger ones off the deck, mental thing), and has the Blueboard, a shaft I always loved. For that price I feel like it’s a worthwhile gamble.
    -9* Callaway Rogue Sub Zero(Even Flow Blue 65s)
    -15* Callaway Rogue Sub Zero(Even Flow Blue 75s)
    -17.5* TaylorMade R7 TP (Diamana Blue 83s)
    -4-PW Mizuno JPX EZ Forged(Nippon 1150GH R)
    -Ben Hogan TK15 49*(KBS Wedge)
    -PING Anser 54* (DG Spinner)
    -PING Gorge Tour 60* (Ping CFS)
    -PING Pickemup B
  • scrap22scrap22 Members Posts: 189 ✭✭✭
    mowakebum wrote:


    G400 5 wood, easy to hit, put it in the bag last year and it's in no danger of being replaced. Point and shoot full send




    I have been really happy with the G400 5 wood. Like you, no danger of being replaced, which is rare in my fairway woods fleet. Put the Fujikura Pro 2.0 shaft in it, dialed down 1 degree and it is now the go to. Could also go up a degree if you like from 17.5. Might be worth a look.
    Callaway Epic Flash 9 
    Ping G410 3 Wood
    Ping G410 Hybrid 19
    Ping G410 Hybrid 22
    Mizuno JPX 900 HM 5-PW
    Vokey SM7 50, 55, 60
    EVNROLL ER2
    Titleist AVX
  • moolmanmoolman Members Posts: 48 ✭✭
    After reading Tom Wishon's book, the search for the perfect club, about 10 years ago. I always use shorter shafts.



    Try the Pinhawk Single Length fairway wood, just the 16* 3 wood which is essentially a 4 wood. The length is 41.5 inches. I paired mine up with a Matrix White Tie and it's an easy to hit fairway off the deck.
  • BirdieCowboysBirdieCowboys AtlantaMembers Posts: 4


    Winter here in the Midwest so golf is non existent. I am very happy with my WITB but I am thinking of getting a 5 wood. The Rogue SubZero 3 wood is an absolute cannon off the tee but my confidence is nil off the deck. I am looking for something fairly compact that elevates well off the deck AND, more importantly, will go through the rough easily. My SS with driver is around 100. I plan to try out the SubZero 5 wood but am also pondering something that loft can be adjusted on. Oh, and I am not looking at the latest lines, as I have SubZero interest in dropping $300 for a 5 wood. Any suggestions?



    Thanks.


    I had the same dilemma as I have pretty much the same setup as your bag and was looking to get rid of my 19* M2 Hybrid for a 5 wood since I needed something for my 2nd shot into par 5s uphill 225-230 yards and my 19* Hybrid was coming up about 5 yards short or too low.

    I went to a M3 19* 5 wood and it's perfect as it is adjustable. Goes well with my M4 Tour 15* 3 wood. Taylormadepreowned has them for 20% off right now I think.

    Good luck in your hunt
  • jclinegolfjclinegolf ClubWRX Posts: 391 ClubWRX
    edited Feb 20, 2019 8:26am #97
    My best 5 woods were:

    1) Nike Vapor Speed

    2) Ping G25 (haven’t liked any of their more recent offerings)

    3) Titliest 917F



    Currently gaming a 790 UDI but looking to pick up one of the above or maybe order a G410...
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  • Fried SliceFried Slice Golf Hack Extraordinaire Members Posts: 155 ✭✭✭
    Cobra F6 baffler. Along with my LTD, my woods are the oldest clubs in the my bag
    Cobra F8+ 9.5* HZRDUS Red 62
    Cobra F8+ 16.5* HZRDUS Red 75

    Ping G410 22* Alta CB 70 Red

    Scratch DW Custom Grind AR1 5i-7i, SB1 Diamondback 8i-PW
    Bridgestone J15 52*, 56*
    Evnroll 5 Hatchback
  • jah7838jah7838 Members Posts: 1,081 ✭✭✭✭✭✭


    Cobra F6 baffler. Along with my LTD, my woods are the oldest clubs in the my bag




    I took my new F6 Baffler out on the course for the first time on Sunday. I wish I got one sooner. It's easy to hit and get up in the air, or hit lower if you need to.
    WITB
    Driver: 9.5* M3 Diamana 'Ahina 70s or Attas Elements MK 7s
    Fairway: Cobra F6 Baffler set to 16.5* with Motore Speeder 8.3 Stiff
    Hybrids: 19* Adams XTD Super Hybrid VTS 100s, 23* Adams Super 9031 S300
    Irons: 4 iron PTx Pro with RIP Tour 115s,  5-PW Ben Hoga PTx Pro DGTI S400 (4 iron isn't in the bag very often)
    Wedges: 48* bent to 49* Hogan TK wedge, 52* bent to 53* Mid and 56* bent to 58* RTX 4. All wedges have DGTI S400
    Putter: Kingston KP1 Carbon Oil Can Finish
  • dnalepocadnalepoca Members Posts: 225 ✭✭
    I need to buy a new baffler as a backup...
    Cobra King F7
    Cobra King baffler F6 17.5*
    Cobra King Utility 20.5*
    Wilson Staff V4 Utility 23*
    Wilson Staff FG Tour F5 irons 5-PW
    Mizuno MP T-11 52*
    Wilson Staff PMP Tour 56*
    PING Glide 2.0 TS 60*
    Taylormade TP Juno Copper
    Bridgestone Tour B XS, Srixon Z-Star XV
  • jclinegolfjclinegolf ClubWRX Posts: 391 ClubWRX
    I had a F6 5 wood that was a hook monster, but guess I should have tried out the F6 baffler.
  • HertsjoatmonHertsjoatmon A in golf theory, D- in golf practical HertfordshireMembers Posts: 242 ✭✭✭
    Seems to be a lot of votes for the f6 baffler. Interested in trying one out now!

    10.5 - Driver - Callaway GBB (animal style) - Speeder 665 R  @ 44.5" [long T]
    16 - Mini Dr - Bertha Mini 1.5 - Motore 70 R @ 42.5" [safe T]
    24 - 5 iron - Ping G crossover - Alta 75 R @ 39" [short safe T] / [long fade shots]

    20 - Fairway - Big Bertha - Kuru Kage Silver 70 R @ 41" - D1
    25 - Hybrid - Big Bertha OS - Kuru Kage Silver 80 R 39" D1
    7-PW - Taylormade M CGB - Ping AWT 2.0 R - D1-2
    48/53/58/64 - wedges - Ping G / Ping Eye 2+ / Cleveland Smart Sole 3.0 s / Callaway Sure Out - AWT 2.0 W shafts
    Odyssey O’Works 2 Ball fang - Sun Mountain Combo Cart / Bag
    90-95mph Driver swing speed (up 5-10mph from last year)

  • NorbooNorboo Members Posts: 2,251 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I would share, but it would get lost in this thread. Most only tried handful of fairway woods and post up what they found that works for them.
    Driver: Ping G400 Max 10.5 Stock Alta (need shaft fitting)
    Fairway Wood: Ryoma F3 and F5
    Hybrid: Ping G400 3 & 5
    Irons: OnOff Kuro 2015 6 - PW
    Wedge: Cleveland CBX 50, RTX4 56
    Putter: S.C. GoLo 3
    Ball: TaylorMade TP5X
    Club hoe, builder, fitter and tester as hobbyist since 1993
  • dnalepocadnalepoca Members Posts: 225 ✭✭
    Norboo wrote:
    I would share, but it would get lost in this thread. Most only tried handful of fairway woods and post up what they found that works for them.


    I mean isn’t that how recommendations are usually made. I tried a product I liked and recommended it. I’ve never hit an epic so I won’t say “hey man definitely go buy that one.” Just my thinking tho
    Cobra King F7
    Cobra King baffler F6 17.5*
    Cobra King Utility 20.5*
    Wilson Staff V4 Utility 23*
    Wilson Staff FG Tour F5 irons 5-PW
    Mizuno MP T-11 52*
    Wilson Staff PMP Tour 56*
    PING Glide 2.0 TS 60*
    Taylormade TP Juno Copper
    Bridgestone Tour B XS, Srixon Z-Star XV
  • The_PerrycoxThe_Perrycox Members Posts: 70 ✭✭
    Yet another vote for the F6 baffler. It's just that good. Anyone who has hit mine, has always walked away impressed and shocked how such a short fairway wood can be so versatile. Long too. I do love me some Cobra!
    *Cobra F9 Tour Length 9* Tour AD DI 6s
    *Cobra F9 14.5* Tour AD DJ 7s
    *Cobra F6 Baffler 18.5* Tour AD DJ 6s
    *
    Cobra F7 Hybrid 22* Fujikura Pro 75H "Stiff"
    *Cobra Forged Tec Black 5-P Modus 3 105 "S"
    *Vokey SM7 50* F 54* M & 58* K Modus 125 Wedge Flex
    *2016 Newport 2 34"
  • HertsjoatmonHertsjoatmon A in golf theory, D- in golf practical HertfordshireMembers Posts: 242 ✭✭✭
    For those of you who have recommended the f6 baffler, have you compared it to the f7 baffler, is it better, or is it a case of "aint broke, don't fix it" and not tried anything since?...

    10.5 - Driver - Callaway GBB (animal style) - Speeder 665 R  @ 44.5" [long T]
    16 - Mini Dr - Bertha Mini 1.5 - Motore 70 R @ 42.5" [safe T]
    24 - 5 iron - Ping G crossover - Alta 75 R @ 39" [short safe T] / [long fade shots]

    20 - Fairway - Big Bertha - Kuru Kage Silver 70 R @ 41" - D1
    25 - Hybrid - Big Bertha OS - Kuru Kage Silver 80 R 39" D1
    7-PW - Taylormade M CGB - Ping AWT 2.0 R - D1-2
    48/53/58/64 - wedges - Ping G / Ping Eye 2+ / Cleveland Smart Sole 3.0 s / Callaway Sure Out - AWT 2.0 W shafts
    Odyssey O’Works 2 Ball fang - Sun Mountain Combo Cart / Bag
    90-95mph Driver swing speed (up 5-10mph from last year)

  • noaces06noaces06 Members Posts: 412 ✭✭✭✭



    Cobra F6 Baffler



    The hunt is over.




    the head onthis 5w is amazing. Perfect size, color and texture. and you can get it cheap these days. The search is over.




    Mine is scheduled to deliver today and I cannot wait!
    Noaces' WITB...

    Callaway Rogue 9* w/ Handcrafted HZRDUS Yellow (playing at 43.5)
    Cobra F8+ @ 13.5* w/ Fubuki J 70x
    Titleist 816 h2 23* w/ Diamana D+ 92x
    Titleist 718 T-MB 4i w/ DG X100
    Titleist 712 AP2 5 - PW w/ DG X100
    Vokey SM6 50/54/58
    Scotty Cameron Futura 6M
  • jah7838jah7838 Members Posts: 1,081 ✭✭✭✭✭✭


    For those of you who have recommended the f6 baffler, have you compared it to the f7 baffler, is it better, or is it a case of "aint broke, don't fix it" and not tried anything since?...




    I have not compared it to the F7 baffler, but the reviews I've seen about the F7 have been positive. I just purchased my F6 baffler, but the other club I would suggest would be the old grey Adams XTD Super Hybrid. I have one in 19*, and it's a very solid option with the right hybrid shaft. It launches high, without too much spin, and has no issue holding greens. They 17* could also work depending on the gapping someone is looking to fill.
    WITB
    Driver: 9.5* M3 Diamana 'Ahina 70s or Attas Elements MK 7s
    Fairway: Cobra F6 Baffler set to 16.5* with Motore Speeder 8.3 Stiff
    Hybrids: 19* Adams XTD Super Hybrid VTS 100s, 23* Adams Super 9031 S300
    Irons: 4 iron PTx Pro with RIP Tour 115s,  5-PW Ben Hoga PTx Pro DGTI S400 (4 iron isn't in the bag very often)
    Wedges: 48* bent to 49* Hogan TK wedge, 52* bent to 53* Mid and 56* bent to 58* RTX 4. All wedges have DGTI S400
    Putter: Kingston KP1 Carbon Oil Can Finish
  • pingman33pingman33 titleist33 Members Posts: 74 ✭✭
    Another vote for the f6 baffler. It's such a good feeling when you stand over the ball knowing you have total confidence that you are going to hit a great shot! That's what the baffler is for me.
    Bag 1 Bag 2
    Cobra LTD Driver Titleist TS 2 Driver
    Cobra LTD 3-4 wood Titleist Ts 2 fw
    Cobra F6 Baffler Titleist 917 5 wd
    Cobra 3 Utility Titleist TMB 4-gw
    Cobra King Forged CB Black 4-gw Titleist SM7 Black 54m, 58m
    Cobra King Wedges 54,58 Scotty Cameron
    Scotty Cameron
  • BonesawBonesaw Members Posts: 537 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The perfect 5 wood is the g410 hybrid.
  • keithrichardskeithrichards Members Posts: 337 ✭✭
    I think I need to hit the ‘bay and look at some F6 Bafflers.
    -9* Callaway Rogue Sub Zero(Even Flow Blue 65s)
    -15* Callaway Rogue Sub Zero(Even Flow Blue 75s)
    -17.5* TaylorMade R7 TP (Diamana Blue 83s)
    -4-PW Mizuno JPX EZ Forged(Nippon 1150GH R)
    -Ben Hogan TK15 49*(KBS Wedge)
    -PING Anser 54* (DG Spinner)
    -PING Gorge Tour 60* (Ping CFS)
    -PING Pickemup B
  • rtraudtrtraudt Members Posts: 1,795 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Just bought a Royal Collection 18* BBDs Tour VS head for about $20 on ebay, going to install a spare UST Elements Wind 7x at 42" and give it a go. Seemed like a potentially fun combo, I've never tried a Sonartec/RC head but always wanted to.
    Callaway Epic SZ 11* ACCRA TZ6 
    Callaway Epic Flash 17* Atmos Red Tour Spec 7
    TM TP UDI 21* Nunchuk Xi
    Adams MB2 Raw 4-P PX LZ 6.0
    Cleveland RTX4 52, 58 Nippon Modus 115
    Byron Morgan 612
    Sun Mountain 3.5/CaddyTek
    Snell MTB Red
  • 5hort5tuff5hort5tuff Members Posts: 3,399 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I would check out some Tour issue Aeroburner heads on fleabay. A few years back i bought a slightly flatter, slightly open faced 5 wood. Added 8g of hotmelt and it has stuck with me since.



    Its a great size, headshape, you can hand select FA and loft, and...best of all..very affordable.
    COBRA LTD w. Hzrdus Red
    WISHON 919 w. Hzrdus Red
    TAYLORMADE Issue Aeroburner w. Tensei Blue
    PING G25 w. Tensei Blue
    PING I200 w. AWT 2.0
    PING Glide 2.0 Stealth
    MannKrafted Carbon WB Rattler
    Xenon Copper Wide X
    SGC 902
  • NiederjrNiederjr Members Posts: 51 ✭✭


    I think I need to hit the ‘bay and look at some F6 Bafflers.




    $70 brand new. I bought one a month ago but the 20”+ of snow in WI this month has had it impatiently waiting to be hit.



    https://www.rockbottomgolf.com/golf-clubs/fairway-woods/cobra-golf-king-f6-baffler-fairway-wood/
    Taylormade M3 8.5 Hzrdus Red
    Taylormade M4 Tour 3 wood Hzrdus Red 75
    Taylormade 790 UDI 2 Hrzdus Black 85
    Taylormade speedblade 4 iron c taper 120
    Callaway Xhot Pro irons 5-pw DG S300
    Ping tour gorge 50
    Callaway MD3 54, 60
  • jah7838jah7838 Members Posts: 1,081 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Niederjr wrote:



    I think I need to hit the ‘bay and look at some F6 Bafflers.




    $70 brand new. I bought one a month ago but the 20”+ of snow in WI this month has had it impatiently waiting to be hit.



    https://www.rockbott...r-fairway-wood/




    That's where I got mine from. I had $30 laying around in PayPal that made the deal even better!
    WITB
    Driver: 9.5* M3 Diamana 'Ahina 70s or Attas Elements MK 7s
    Fairway: Cobra F6 Baffler set to 16.5* with Motore Speeder 8.3 Stiff
    Hybrids: 19* Adams XTD Super Hybrid VTS 100s, 23* Adams Super 9031 S300
    Irons: 4 iron PTx Pro with RIP Tour 115s,  5-PW Ben Hoga PTx Pro DGTI S400 (4 iron isn't in the bag very often)
    Wedges: 48* bent to 49* Hogan TK wedge, 52* bent to 53* Mid and 56* bent to 58* RTX 4. All wedges have DGTI S400
    Putter: Kingston KP1 Carbon Oil Can Finish
  • ian-500ian-500 Members Posts: 861 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Rogue 5w is awesome. I've just tested my new tour issue (does it make a difference?) with IZ 8s. Fabulous stuff.
    Taylormade Original One 13.5* + Tensei CK Pro Blue 80tx.
    Ping G400 no.2 17* + Oban Kiyoshi White 95x.
    Titleist VG3 Forged '18 4i - PW + Recoil Proto 125 F5.
    Titleist Vokey Forged 50 + Recoil Proto 125 F5.
    Callaway PM19 54/58 + KBS 115s.
    SeeMore SB1, Accra FX300.
  • phil6380phil6380 Members Posts: 44 ✭✭
    Love the cobra baffler stuff. Currently have an F8 5w with Graphite Design ADIZ. Never tried the F6, but love the F8. Something about those rails gives me confidence off the deck.
    Ping G400 Max Tour AD-IZ 10.5 deg. playing 44.5"
    Cobra F8 5 wood Tour AD-IZ 18 deg
    Mizuno JPX919F 5-GW Recoil 95
    Callaway PM Grind 56 and 60 with Recoil 95
    Cameron Newport Select 2.5
  • BeeezBeeez Members Posts: 197 ✭✭✭
    ian-500 wrote:


    Rogue 5w is awesome. I've just tested my new tour issue (does it make a difference?) with IZ 8s. Fabulous stuff.


    I about to make the same decision. Looking at a Rogue 5w and looking at Tensei Pro Blue, Pro Red, or IZ
  • bblack_91240bblack_91240 Members Posts: 83 ✭✭
    phil6380 wrote:


    Love the cobra baffler stuff. Currently have an F8 5w with Graphite Design ADIZ. Never tried the F6, but love the F8. Something about those rails gives me confidence off the deck.




    I like reading this! Everything I see about those rails equates to them being money off the deck. I am so close to swapping out my M3 fairways for F8 fairways.
    WITB
    TaylorMade M3 460 9.5° - Fujikura Speeder Motore TS 7.2X
    TaylorMade M3 3wd 15° - Fujikura Atmos Blue TS 7X
    TaylorMade M3 5wd 19° - Fujikura Atmos Blue TS 8X
    Nike Vapor Speed 3 Iron (19°) - Matrix Ozik Black Tie HM4 105X (Sans 5wd)
    Nike Vapor Pro 4-PW - KBS C-Taper 130X
    Nike Engage Wedges
    52° Square
    56° Square
    60° Dual Sole
    TaylorMade Spider Tour Putter 35"
  • ian-500ian-500 Members Posts: 861 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Beeez wrote:

    ian-500 wrote:


    Rogue 5w is awesome. I've just tested my new tour issue (does it make a difference?) with IZ 8s. Fabulous stuff.


    I about to make the same decision. Looking at a Rogue 5w and looking at Tensei Pro Blue, Pro Red, or IZ




    Have you tested each shaft?
    Taylormade Original One 13.5* + Tensei CK Pro Blue 80tx.
    Ping G400 no.2 17* + Oban Kiyoshi White 95x.
    Titleist VG3 Forged '18 4i - PW + Recoil Proto 125 F5.
    Titleist Vokey Forged 50 + Recoil Proto 125 F5.
    Callaway PM19 54/58 + KBS 115s.
    SeeMore SB1, Accra FX300.
  • uglandeuglande Members Posts: 144 ✭✭✭
    For those endorsing the COBRA F6 BAFFLER ... Have you tried the Cobra F9 fairways (standard and tour)? I loved these and am going to buy the tour, which really keeps my spin under control, but I'm curious how these stack up to the F6?
    Wood (7.75) TITLEIST TS3 - Mitsubishi Diamana LTD 70-X
    Wood (13.5) TITLEIST TS3 - Mitsubishi Diamana LTD 70-S
    Wood (16.5) TITLEIST 917 F2 - Mitsubishi Diamana 80-S
    Wood (20.5) TITLEIST 917 F2 - Mitsubishi Diamana 80-S
    Iron (23.5) TAYLORMADE P790 - Project X 6.5
    Iron (26.5) TAYLORMADE P790 - Project X 6.5
    Iron (30.5) TAYLORMADE P790 - Project X 6.5
    Iron (35.0) TAYLORMADE P790 - Project X 6.5
    Iron (40.0) TAYLORMADE P790 - Project X 6.5
    Iron (45.0) TAYLORMADE P790 - Project X 6.5
    Wedge (50.0) TITLEIST Vokey SM7-F - DG S200
    Wedge (54.0) TITLEIST Vokey SM7-S - DG S200
    Wedge (60.0) TITLEIST Vokey SM7-D - DG S200
    Putter TAYLORMADE Spider Center-Shafted
    Ball TITLEIST ProV1x #68

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