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I just discovered the 5W!

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RichsgboxRichsgbox Members  252WRX Points: 55Posts: 252 Greens
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This spot in my bag has always been taken by either a 2h, 3h, or driving iron. The majority of my golfriends play a driving iron or hybrid. I've never looked into playing one. Let alone, swinging one in a hitting bay. It wasn't until I needed to fill a gap in my Sunday bag and to avoid carrying 14 clubs. Found a great deal on an M4 5w 18 deg and all I could say is WTF??? I shouldve had one bagged since forever ago. A 5w would've made my life so much easier. I struggle to with over cooking hybrids and catching driving irons cleanly pretty often. This M4 5w is easy to hit, longer with a nice high ball flight and very consistent. Highly recommend for those who havent tried.

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  • HaberHaber Members  253WRX Points: 127Handicap: 5.5Posts: 253 Greens
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    On -, @Richsgbox said:

    This spot in my bag has always been taken by either a 2h, 3h, or driving iron. The majority of my golfriends play a driving iron or hybrid. I've never looked into playing one. Let alone, swinging one in a hitting bay. It wasn't until I needed to fill a gap in my Sunday bag and to avoid carrying 14 clubs. Found a great deal on an M4 5w 18 deg and all I could say is WTF??? I shouldve had one bagged since forever ago. A 5w would've made my life so much easier. I struggle to with over cooking hybrids and catching driving irons cleanly pretty often. This M4 5w is easy to hit, longer with a nice high ball flight and very consistent. Highly recommend for those who havent tried.

    Put the F9 5 wood in the bag to replace the hybrid this year and have had the same revelation. Stupid easy to hit from the deck into par 5's and automatic on short par 4's.

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  • RichsgboxRichsgbox Members  252WRX Points: 55Posts: 252 Greens
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    On -, @jackbauer said:

    Congratulations, you're now a man. Hybrids are for mud peasants.

    I told myself this when a driving iron went into the bag. Lol.

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  • NYCGolfNutNYCGolfNut Members  517WRX Points: 200Handicap: 12Posts: 517 Golden Tee
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    +1

    Something about those rails on the Cobra FWs make me super comfortable with hitting the 5W off the deck. Long, straight, no fuss.

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  • Krt22Krt22 East BayMembers  9388WRX Points: 3,023Posts: 9,388 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @Richsgbox said:

    On -, @jackbauer said:

    Congratulations, you're now a man. Hybrids are for mud peasants.

    I told myself this when a driving iron went into the bag. Lol.

    I hit my 5w so well, I am thinking of dropping the 3W and having both a 5w and driving iron. How bout dem apples

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    On -, @Krt22 said:

    I hit my 5w so well, I am thinking of dropping the 3W and having both a 5w and driving iron. How bout dem apples

    I play a 3w, 5w, and 2i. Lots of options.

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  • PulledabillPulledabill Members  460WRX Points: 72Handicap: 6Posts: 460 Greens
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    Ive gamed a 5w off the tee box on and off for the last year as the 3w I had I hit horribly, and my driver was inconsistent.

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  • MoonlightgrmMoonlightgrm MassachusettsMembers  1035WRX Points: 192Handicap: 2 (index = 2.3)Posts: 1,035 Platinum Tees
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    I dropped my 2-iron and replaced it with a strong 5-wood (18-degrees). It’s versatility is terrific!

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  • Carl Spackler3Carl Spackler3 Members  1276WRX Points: 424Posts: 1,276 Platinum Tees
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    Welcome to far and straight

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    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)
  • goaliedad30goaliedad30 Members  57WRX Points: 92Handicap: 4Posts: 57 Bunkers
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    I added the 5w earlier this year, and then added a 7w. Great gap fillers for me:
    3w @ 240
    5w @ 225
    7w @ 200
    5i @ 185

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  • aenematedaenemated Los Angeles, CAMembers  668WRX Points: 806Posts: 668 Golden Tee
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    On -, @Krt22 said:

    On -, @Richsgbox said:

    On -, @jackbauer said:

    Congratulations, you're now a man. Hybrids are for mud peasants.

    I told myself this when a driving iron went into the bag. Lol.

    I hit my 5w so well, I am thinking of dropping the 3W and having both a 5w and driving iron. How bout dem apples

    I totally did that - well, 7W instead of a driving iron - for exactly that reason. I don't even have to try to get a nice high draw with my 5W. So easy to hit well.

    And I hit my 7W better than I ever hit a 3 iron.

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    Titleist TS4 9.5°
    Titleist TS2 FW 15°, 18°
    Titleist TS2 Hybrid 22°
    OG Lynx Parallax 4-PW
    Miura 52°, 58° RTG
    Scotty Cameron Phantom X 8
    Bridgestone Tour B XS

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  • PopeofTexasPopeofTexas Members, Paid BST  70WRX Points: 24Posts: 70 Bunkers
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    I love my 5 wood so much I hit it every chance I get! Short Par 4 tee, 2nd shots on par 5s, even choke down on long Par 3’s.

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    Driver: Ping G400 Max 9*
    Hybrids: Callaway Rogue 17* & Callaway XR 19*
    Irons: Callaway Apex CF16 4-9i
    Wedges: Callaway Apex Pro 16 PW & AW
    Cleveland TA Reg. 588 54* SW
    Callaway MD4 58/10 S-Grind
    Putter: Scotty Cameron GoLo 7 Dual Balance
    Bag: Sun Mountain C-130
    Cart: Sun Mountain Speed Cart V1
    Ball: Bang for your $$. Currently playing Srixon Z-Star

  • DMAICDMAIC Members  82WRX Points: 20Posts: 82 Fairways
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    I’m going to have to try one. Have a 19H but do better with FWs

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  • RichsgboxRichsgbox Members  252WRX Points: 55Posts: 252 Greens
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    On -, @DMAIC said:

    I’m going to have to try one. Have a 19H but do better with FWs

    Highly recommend. The irony is I feel like a better hybrid striker than FW.

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    On -, @L29 said:

    Next step to try is 4w, 7w combo....lol. It's beautiful man.

    Sounds like im going to have to do a whole bag fitting!

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    Mine shows up on Monday!

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  • Zen_GolferZen_Golfer Columbus, OHMembers  365WRX Points: 235Handicap: 10Posts: 365 Greens
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    Amen. More people should be playing high-lofted fairway woods instead of driving irons or hybrids, IMO. The problem is that the OEMs have pushed hybrids so hard and so many pros use driving irons.
    I love my Tommy Armour Atomic 5-wood. Its an easy, reliable 210-yard club for me.

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  • golfboy123golfboy123 South CarolinaMembers  666WRX Points: 99Posts: 666 Golden Tee
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    Agreed!

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  • revanantrevanant Members  422WRX Points: 329Posts: 422 Greens
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    My cobra 3W and 5W have completely altered my golf game for the better. I have zero issues hitting them off the deck, and they let me threaten long par 4s and par 5s. My short game sometimes lets me down, but I've begun to treat par 5s as a real opportunity for par instead of a real opportunity for triple bogey. : )

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    Cobra F8 3W
    Cobra F6 Baffler 5W
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    Mizuno MP-4 4-PW
    Titleist Vokey SM5 54-10 M
    Mizuno JPX 58-14
    Ping Redwood D66

  • third-times-a-charmthird-times-a-charm Members  3275WRX Points: 1,396Posts: 3,275 Titanium Tees
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    Take it to the next level...loft it down to 17 as a 4 wood

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    On -, @jackbauer said:

    Congratulations, you're now a man. Hybrids are for mud peasants.

    Outrageous!! :p
    I haven't carried a 5 wood for ages, love my little hybrid!!

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    Driver - Taylormade Sim 10.5 Proforce V2
    3 wood - Titleist 910 F 15 Motore Speeder VC 7.1
    Hybrid - Titleist 910 H 19 Diamana Kai'li / Mizuno MMC FliHi 3 iron
    Irons - Mizuno JPX 919 Tour 4 - PW KBS Tour
    Wedges - Titleist SM7 52, 56 & 60
    Putter - Yes! Callie

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    Take it to the next level...loft it down to 17 as a 4 wood

    Graduate level tinkering.

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  • mantanmantan Members  2712WRX Points: 274Handicap: 13.5Posts: 2,712 Titanium Tees
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    The modern day 5 wood is like a 4-wood. I played a 4-wood for years and then PING stopped making them. I got a 5-wood and never looked back. I hit it as hard as my 4-wood. It's a great option for short par 4's and I am as comfortable hitting it off the deck as a 6-iron.

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    WITB (as of 6/8/20)
    PING G400 Max 10.5*
    Callaway Epic 5-wood
    PING G410 22*
    Srixon Z565 5-PW
    Cleveland CBX 2 50*
    Cleveland CBX 2 54*
    Cleveland CBX Full Face 58*
    Cleveland Frontline Elevado
    Bridgestone Tour B RX/RXS
  • Munich77Munich77 Members  387WRX Points: 119Posts: 387 Greens
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    I have pretty much always carried one. I still carry an original great big Bertha titanium. It works like a charm even off the deck.

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  • huskerturfhuskerturf San Antonio, TXMembers  226WRX Points: 110Posts: 226 Fairways
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    GBB Heavenwood plays like an older 5-wood for me. 20* loft on a 4-5 wood shaft length. High and far. Not great into the wind but stupid easy and straight most of the time.

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  • mukstermukster A lot can happen in a year. North of the 49thMembers  3740WRX Points: 487Posts: 3,740 Titanium Tees
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    Interesting. I have a trusty 17 degree hybrid that has been in the bag for years. I purchased a Mizuno ST180 5 wood recently and I was hitting the snot out of it. I get about the same distance out of it, only higher.
    Right now my hybrid is back in the bag, as I have been hitting it well again. Might just mix it up and pop the 5 wood back in for the mid-week round.

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    Callaway XR16 driver, 9 degrees, Diamana S+ shaft
    Callaway Epic 3 Wood , Fubuki Z65 shaft
    Mizuno ST180 5 wood,  Tensei CK Blue shaft
    Cobra F8 22* hybrid
    Srixon Z765 5-PW irons
    , KBS Tour V shafts
    Srixon A wedge 51° bent to 50°
    Hogan Equalizer 54* wedge
    Mizuno S18 58* wedge
    Nike Method Core Drone 2.0 putter
  • golfinguru11golfinguru11 Nor CalMembers  333WRX Points: 227Handicap: 1.8Posts: 333 Greens
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    The only reason you wouldn’t play a 5 wood is if you’re in the rough a lot or need a driving iron. Hybrids are just so much easier to hit than a 5 wood from the thick stuff.

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    Callaway Epic Flash SZ 10.5* - Aldila 130msi Rogue Black 60 tx 
    Callaway Epic Flash SZ 15* - Accra TZ6 75 x
    Callaway Apex Hybrid 20* - VA Raijin 84 x
    Mizuno MP-54 (4,5) MP-20 (6-PW) - Nippon Modus 125 s
    Vokey SM7 RAW 52F 56S 60D - Nippon Modus 125 wedge
    Odyssey White Hot 2 Ball 

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  • EddieEdwardsEddieEdwards Members  369WRX Points: 81Posts: 369 Greens
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    5w is so much easier to hit off the turf than a 3 wood and what you lose in length you gain in consistancy. The perfect 3w for most people is probably a 5w.

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    On -, @EddieEdwards said:

    5w is so much easier to hit off the turf than a 3 wood and what you lose in length you gain in consistancy. The perfect 3w for most people is probably a 5w.

    I agree. The modern day 3 wood is probably a waste of space is most people's bags. As drivers have become more forgiving and 4/5 woods have gotten hotter, the need for them off the tee has diminished. A 3-wood is still MUCH harder for most amateurs to hit consistently off the deck compared to 5 woods/hybrids.

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    WITB (as of 6/8/20)
    PING G400 Max 10.5*
    Callaway Epic 5-wood
    PING G410 22*
    Srixon Z565 5-PW
    Cleveland CBX 2 50*
    Cleveland CBX 2 54*
    Cleveland CBX Full Face 58*
    Cleveland Frontline Elevado
    Bridgestone Tour B RX/RXS
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