Eliminating a hybrid (3,4,5 in bag)

NoTalentLeftyNoTalentLefty Members Posts: 3,548 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
edited Aug 13, 2019 8:15pm in Equipment #1

Currently carrying 15 clubs in my bag. Trying to eliminate one of these to conform to the 14 club rule , leaning on the 4 hybrid currently. The loft are 19 22 and 25. Seems like quite e a gap but also considering buying an 18 and 24 adjustable hybrids taking the 18 to 19 and leaving the 24 alone. My six iron is at 26 by the way. Just for fun what would you do? Don't say get low lofted irons. I'm a once a week kind of golfer with a few rounds added here and there. 14.2 HCI currently with two artificial hips.

Currently sporting
Epic Driver 10.5 regular shaft
Ping G15 3&5 woods
Cobra Baffler XL hybrids 3,4,5
Titleist AP 1 718 6-PW 48 and 53 degree wedges
SM6 58 degree Sandwedge
Odyssey Fang putter

Livin' proof that Lefties are not naturally talented.

Driver Callaway Epic Flash 10.5 set to 9.5
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

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  • gwelfgulfergwelfgulfer OnteribleMembers Posts: 184 ✭✭✭

    Shouldn't be hard, just drop what ever you are using the least. If you have need of them as approach clubs into par 4's all the time, you need to move up a tee.

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  • NoTalentLeftyNoTalentLefty Members Posts: 3,548 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @gwelfgulfer said:
    Shouldn't be hard, just drop what ever you are using the least. If you have need of them as approach clubs into par 4's all the time, you need to move up a tee.

    Not there yet. As a matter a fact I've been 2 months out on the Right Hip replacement and was playing the Seniors but can't stand hitting nothing more that a 6 iron on the long par 4s. Going back to the whites. Tired of hitting short irons into most of them. Rather get a few wacks with the hybrids if necessary.

    Livin' proof that Lefties are not naturally talented.

    Driver Callaway Epic Flash 10.5 set to 9.5
    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
  • SUPERGSUPERG Members Posts: 127 ✭✭✭
    edited Aug 13, 2019 8:25pm #4

    Drop the 6 Iron, choke down a 5 HYBRID. OR if you really like hybrids drop the 3 wood, I'm sure the 5W goes about the same distance.

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  • Argonne69Argonne69 Members Posts: 21,909 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    I'd ditch the 3h, and choke down on the 5w if you need that distance.

  • NoTalentLeftyNoTalentLefty Members Posts: 3,548 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @SUPERG said:
    Drop the 6 Iron, choke down a 5 HYBRID. OR if you really like hybrids drop the 3 wood, I'm sure the 5W goes about the same distance.

    Superg Love my six iron, won't happen.

    Livin' proof that Lefties are not naturally talented.

    Driver Callaway Epic Flash 10.5 set to 9.5
    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
  • NoTalentLeftyNoTalentLefty Members Posts: 3,548 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @Argonne69 said:
    I'd ditch the 3h, and choke down on the 5w if you need that distance.

    I've thought about that strongly. Good thought for me. Thanks for a plausible scenario

    Livin' proof that Lefties are not naturally talented.

    Driver Callaway Epic Flash 10.5 set to 9.5
    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
  • agolf1agolf1 Members Posts: 1,476 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    I'd say cut the 3-wood if not used for tee shots a lot. If can't cut this one, drop the 3H and just hit and easy 5-wood or hard 4H. From this distance, I'd say the main objective is just advancing the ball and avoiding trouble. The number of times that the distance gap is an issue and we'd hit a perfect shot is somewhat limited.

    I'm guessing the 5H still flies 10+ yards more than the 6-iron but if not that could also change things.

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  • tlehmanntlehmann Members Posts: 66 ✭✭

    Interchange between the 5w and 19* hybrid depending on course as they are most similar

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  • NoTalentLeftyNoTalentLefty Members Posts: 3,548 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm going to try removing the 5 wood tomorrow . We will see from there. Still contemplating the 3 5 hybrid change. Believe I can get actually smooth a 3 wood for a 5 wood/ or step up my hit on the 3 hybrid. Anyone else got anything, I'll think about it.

    Livin' proof that Lefties are not naturally talented.

    Driver Callaway Epic Flash 10.5 set to 9.5
    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
  • NoTalentLeftyNoTalentLefty Members Posts: 3,548 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Anyone go with the 4 wood option and remove the 3 and the 5 wood?

    Livin' proof that Lefties are not naturally talented.

    Driver Callaway Epic Flash 10.5 set to 9.5
    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
  • ChipNRunChipNRun Members Posts: 1,489 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @NoTalentLefty said:
    Anyone go with the 4 wood option and remove the 3 and the 5 wood?

    What I would recommend.

    What's In The Bag *...

    Driver: Calla XR16 Pro 10.5° (set open) / Fuji Evolution II TS Speeder 665 R-flex 63 gr.
    FWs: Tour Edge XRail 4W + 7W / GraphiteDesign G60 R-flex 60 gr.
    or Calla Alpha 815, set 16° + 20° / Fuji Motore Speeder 665 R-flex 62 gr.
    Hybrid: Cobra FlyZ 3H 19° + 4H 22° / Matrix VLCT Altus Lite flex 73 gr.
    Irons: Tour Edge CB Pro Tungsten 4i - PW** / KBS Tour 90 R-flex 101 gr.
           4i refitted with SteelFiber 780 HLS Hybrid shaft R Flex 75 gr.
    Wedge: Calla MD3 48°/8.SS + 54°/12.WS +
    MD.PM 60°/10  | KBS Tour R-flex 110 gr. |
    Putter: Ping Sigma G Tyne (face-balanced) / 34" w. Ping Pistol PP60 grip (stock)
    Bag: Sun Mountain Three 5 stand bag
    Ball: Calla SuperSoft
    * Either 7W or 3H left out, depending on course.
    ** Wedges: 46°and 48°are competing for bag space.
  • gdb99gdb99 Members Posts: 1,671 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @NoTalentLefty said:

    @gwelfgulfer said:
    Shouldn't be hard, just drop what ever you are using the least. If you have need of them as approach clubs into par 4's all the time, you need to move up a tee.

    Not there yet. As a matter a fact I've been 2 months out on the Right Hip replacement and was playing the Seniors but can't stand hitting nothing more that a 6 iron on the long par 4s. Going back to the whites. Tired of hitting short irons into most of them. Rather get a few wacks with the hybrids if necessary.

    The average approach shot on the PGA Tour for par 4's is with an 8 iron....
    I would probably get a 4 wood and also drop the middle hybrid. But, if there is a place in your area, this is where it would be great to do a yardage gap test.
    How much difference is there between your 3 and 5 wood? What's the gap between your 5 wood and 3 hybrid? Average strikes, not best shots.
    Good luck.

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    Cleveland DST 3 hybrid, Diamana Redboard regular flex 
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    Vokey SM7 52F
    Vokey SM7 56M
    Cleveland 588RTG 60
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  • LaymanMLaymanM Cincinnati, OHMembers Posts: 2,133 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Drop 3H or 5 wood. Kind of redundant there

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  • NoTalentLeftyNoTalentLefty Members Posts: 3,548 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Aug 14, 2019 1:57am #15

    @LaymanM said:
    Drop 3H or 5 wood. Kind of redundant there

    Not redundant for me. If I am giving a better controlled swing. But you got a point if I put more on the 3 hybrid though I can make most of it up. So you do get points.

    Livin' proof that Lefties are not naturally talented.

    Driver Callaway Epic Flash 10.5 set to 9.5
    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
  • BrennanfBrennanf Members Posts: 65 ✭✭

    Agree on 3h or 5w. Whichever you hit better stays

  • mukstermukster The secret IS in the dirt North of the 49thMembers Posts: 3,578 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Drop the 3H. My old trusty Nickent 3H finally broke, so I replaced it with a 4H that takes care of the 3H and the 4 iron.

    Callaway XR16 driver, 9 degrees, Diamana S+ shaft
    Callaway Epic Subzero 13.5, Mitsubishi Fubuki Z 65
    Cobra Baffler Rail H 17* hybrid, 
    Cobra F8 22* hybrid
    Srixon Z765 5-PW irons, KBS Tour V shafts
    Cleveland CBX 50* wedge
    Hogan Equalizer 54* wedge
    Mizuno S18 58* wedge
    Nike Method Core Drone 2.0 putter
  • mogc60mogc60 Members Posts: 973 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Most three woods are nothing but a headcover. I would ditch that and keep the stuff you will use the most

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    COBRA BIOCELL+ 13.5* MATRIX HD9 STRONG 41.5”
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  • jbrunkjbrunk Central IllinoisMembers Posts: 638 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Aug 14, 2019 4:37am #19

    In terms of what to drop from your current setup, it’s probably 3W, 5W, or 3Hy. And may depend on course and conditions. You’ll figure out how to cover the gaps, even just playing once a week.

    Since you’re looking for an adjustable hybrid, check out the Cobra F7. It’s the only one they made with rails and hosel adjustability. Neutral lofts are 20.5° 3-4Hy and 23.5° 4-5Hy. Would work for your gaps nicely. A good glued-in option is Rogue X hybrids; 4 and 5 hybrids at 20° and 23°.

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    Cobra F6 3W HZRDUS Smoke 75
    Cobra F9 Tour 5W HZRDUS Smoke 75
    Ping G 4Hy NV 2KXV Green 85H
    Callaway XF/MB 5i-PW Modus3 120
    Mizuno S18 52 56 60
    Piretti Teramo CS

  • FadeFade Members Posts: 1,205 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    I faced a similar problem earlier this year, I had a few too many woods, hybrids, long irons to pick from. I had a 1-hour trackman session with my instructor hitting all clubs in the distance-range / area of overlap (in your case 6i to 3w), and it was pretty easy to determine which clubs best covered the distance-range, and which clubs should stay home.

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