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

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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

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3 Wood Epic Flash
3-5 Hybrids Epic Flash
6 hybrid Big Bertha
7-AW Callaway Mavrik Irons 
50 degree GW Vokey SM4
56 degree SW Vokey SM7
Odyssey White Hot V-Line Fang

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  • gwelfgulfergwelfgulfer OnteribleMembers  514WRX Points: 318Handicap: 5-25Posts: 514 Golden Tee
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    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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    On -, @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.

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    Livin' proof that Lefties are not naturally talented.

    Driver Callaway Epic Flash 10.5 set to 9.5
    3 Wood Epic Flash
    3-5 Hybrids Epic Flash
    6 hybrid Big Bertha
    7-AW Callaway Mavrik Irons 
    50 degree GW Vokey SM4
    56 degree SW Vokey SM7
    Odyssey White Hot V-Line Fang

  • SUPERGSUPERG Members  527WRX Points: 296Posts: 527 Golden Tee
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    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  23656WRX Points: 7,520Posts: 23,656 Titanium Tees
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    I'd ditch the 3h, and choke down on the 5w if you need that distance.

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    On -, @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.

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    Livin' proof that Lefties are not naturally talented.

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    3 Wood Epic Flash
    3-5 Hybrids Epic Flash
    6 hybrid Big Bertha
    7-AW Callaway Mavrik Irons 
    50 degree GW Vokey SM4
    56 degree SW Vokey SM7
    Odyssey White Hot V-Line Fang

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    On -, @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

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    Livin' proof that Lefties are not naturally talented.

    Driver Callaway Epic Flash 10.5 set to 9.5
    3 Wood Epic Flash
    3-5 Hybrids Epic Flash
    6 hybrid Big Bertha
    7-AW Callaway Mavrik Irons 
    50 degree GW Vokey SM4
    56 degree SW Vokey SM7
    Odyssey White Hot V-Line Fang

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  • agolf1agolf1 Members  2001WRX Points: 1,149Posts: 2,001 Platinum Tees
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    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  124WRX Points: 89Handicap: +0.6Posts: 124 Fairways
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    Interchange between the 5w and 19* hybrid depending on course as they are most similar

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  • NoTalentLeftyNoTalentLefty Members  3842WRX Points: 318Posts: 3,842 Titanium Tees
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    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.

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    Livin' proof that Lefties are not naturally talented.

    Driver Callaway Epic Flash 10.5 set to 9.5
    3 Wood Epic Flash
    3-5 Hybrids Epic Flash
    6 hybrid Big Bertha
    7-AW Callaway Mavrik Irons 
    50 degree GW Vokey SM4
    56 degree SW Vokey SM7
    Odyssey White Hot V-Line Fang

  • NoTalentLeftyNoTalentLefty Members  3842WRX Points: 318Posts: 3,842 Titanium Tees
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    Anyone go with the 4 wood option and remove the 3 and the 5 wood?

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    Livin' proof that Lefties are not naturally talented.

    Driver Callaway Epic Flash 10.5 set to 9.5
    3 Wood Epic Flash
    3-5 Hybrids Epic Flash
    6 hybrid Big Bertha
    7-AW Callaway Mavrik Irons 
    50 degree GW Vokey SM4
    56 degree SW Vokey SM7
    Odyssey White Hot V-Line Fang

  • ChipNRunChipNRun Members  2404WRX Points: 591Posts: 2,404 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @NoTalentLefty said:

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

    What I would recommend.

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           4i refitted with SteelFiber 780 HLS Hybrid shaft R Flex 75 gr.
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    On -, @NoTalentLefty said:

    On -, @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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  • LaymanMLaymanM Cincinnati, OHMembers  2246WRX Points: 322Handicap: 7Posts: 2,246 Platinum Tees
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    Drop 3H or 5 wood. Kind of redundant there

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  • NoTalentLeftyNoTalentLefty Members  3842WRX Points: 318Posts: 3,842 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @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.

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    Livin' proof that Lefties are not naturally talented.

    Driver Callaway Epic Flash 10.5 set to 9.5
    3 Wood Epic Flash
    3-5 Hybrids Epic Flash
    6 hybrid Big Bertha
    7-AW Callaway Mavrik Irons 
    50 degree GW Vokey SM4
    56 degree SW Vokey SM7
    Odyssey White Hot V-Line Fang

  • BrennanfBrennanf Members  90WRX Points: 33Posts: 90 Fairways
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    Agree on 3h or 5w. Whichever you hit better stays

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  • mukstermukster A lot can happen in a year. North of the 49thMembers  3738WRX Points: 487Posts: 3,738 Titanium Tees
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    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.

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    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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  • jbrunkjbrunk Central IllinoisMembers  771WRX Points: 200Handicap: 11Posts: 771 Golden Tee
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    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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  • FadeFade Members  1385WRX Points: 270Posts: 1,385 Platinum Tees
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    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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