3-5 wood vs 2 Hybrid

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hultenhulten  4WRX Points: 0Handicap: 8Members Posts: 4 Starters
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Hey Guys,
I went out for a demo on the 17° G410 Tour Hybrid.
For the most part i found that it didnt quite give me the range I hoped for. i hit my 3 iron 200-220yards depending on how well i strike it and i was looking for something that would give me maybe 220-245 yards of fairway. Felt that the hybrid i tested was more like 210-230yards which doesnt really help me that much more. I did however love the club.

So do I:

  1. Set it to 15.5° and expect to hit it longer?
  2. Look for a 3/4/5 Wood. From what i've gathered I can expect to hit a 5 wood longer than a 3 iron or a 2 hybrid? is this statement true?
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  • FlyOverFlyOver SoCal 394WRX Points: 106Handicap: 5Members Posts: 394 Bunkers
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    5W is 18* of loft, so it shouldn’t be longer than a hybrid set to 18* of loft as well.

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  • I_HATE_SNOWI_HATE_SNOW  3426WRX Points: 226Members Posts: 3,426 Titanium Tees
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    5w has a longer shaft, should mean more clubhead speed and distance.

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  • blues72blues72  56WRX Points: 56Members Posts: 56 Bunkers
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    TXG did a great video comparing hybrid to five wood. Also did one comparing hybrid to utility iron. Check them out, it may help you make up your mind.

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  • DreadzombieDreadzombie  315WRX Points: 128Handicap: 8Members Posts: 315 Greens
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    Take a look at a 3w, if it's too much of a gap between your 3i and driver, try a 4 or 5w

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  • MelloYelloMelloYello Upstate, SC 3737WRX Points: 966Handicap: 8Members Posts: 3,737 Titanium Tees
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    There are 3 things to consider with a fairway/hybrid: loft, shaft length and spin. I've always found it boils down to the upsides of a big, friendly 5w head versus the benefits of a hybrid's shorter shaft.

    If I were looking at two clubs of the same loft, say 18-degrees then I'd expect the following tendencies:

    Hybrid:
    Shorter shaft will probably = more consistency
    Heavier shaft may = lower flight
    Shorter club may = shorter distance
    Hybrid head design may = hook
    Smaller head may = more sensitivity to impact and thus more variation in flight

    5w:
    Longer shaft = more speed
    Big head = more forgiveness
    Longer shaft = less control
    More spin = higher ball-flight subject to wind

    For your distances, it really sounds like you probably want a 3w.

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    Driver: M3 w. Tensei CK Pro Org.
    Fairway: M6 3w
    Hybrid: Tour Edge E8 (19, 22)
    Irons: 716 CB (5-Pw)
    Wedges: SM6 52-F / 56-F / 60-S
    Putter: Newport 2 Select
  • Jack PearsallJack Pearsall  3481WRX Points: 264Members Posts: 3,481 Titanium Tees
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    Equal degree, the longer shafted club will normally go further.
    5 wood is longer...

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  • MPSgolfsMPSgolfs  77WRX Points: 46Handicap: 10Members Posts: 77 Fairways
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    I switched from a 17 degree 4 wood to a 16 degree 2 hybrid and I've been very happy with the change. Hit the 4 wood higher anf land it softer, carrying it 225 vs 210 with the hybrid, but often miss dramatically both left and right. Much more accurate and consistent with the hybrid. Also, the hybrid runs out more so total distance isn't that far off (235 vs 230ish). Ultimately I hope to groove my FW wood swing and introduce a strong 3 wood to the bag, to have a 250 club along with the 2 hybrid as my 230 club.

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  • reider69reider69  640WRX Points: 106Handicap: golfMembers Posts: 640 Golden Tee
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    I just moved a 16 degree M3 2-hybrid into bag and gave my 3 wood the boot. I hit the hybrid more consistently, longer...due to better strike and more accurately. There is nothing about the 3 wood that is an advantage over the 2H for me. I honestly am surprised I didnt do this sooner. I believe this club is going to put most par 5s into high % birdie holes.

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  • StormsStorms San Diego 135WRX Points: 89Handicap: 9Members Posts: 135 Fairways
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    On -, @reider69 said:

    I just moved a 16 degree M3 2-hybrid into bag and gave my 3 wood the boot. I hit the hybrid more consistently, longer...due to better strike and more accurately. There is nothing about the 3 wood that is an advantage over the 2H for me. I honestly am surprised I didnt do this sooner. I believe this club is going to put most par 5s into high % birdie holes.

    I remember your thread about the 2H. I'm glad you're hitting it well dude. What shaft is in yours?

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    TaylorMade 2016 M2 9.5* HZRDUS Yellow
    Titleist 915F 15* Aldila Rouge Black
    Srixon zU45 20* Graphite Design AD95
    Titleist 585H 21* Titleist 4175
    TaylorMade Psi Tour 4-PW KBS Tour
    TaylorMade EF 52*
    Akira Prototype 58*
    Yes! Callie

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