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I just discovered the 5W!

RichsgboxRichsgbox Members Posts: 147 ✭✭✭

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 Posts: 148 ✭✭✭

    @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.

  • RichsgboxRichsgbox Members Posts: 147 ✭✭✭

    @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.

  • NYCGolfNutNYCGolfNut Members Posts: 351 ✭✭✭✭

    +1

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

  • Krt22Krt22 East BayMembers Posts: 7,496 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @Richsgbox said:

    @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

  • apg7apg7 Members Posts: 26 ✭✭

    @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.

  • PulledabillPulledabill Members Posts: 373 ✭✭✭✭

    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.

  • MoonlightgrmMoonlightgrm MassachusettsMembers Posts: 943 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I dropped my 2-iron and replaced it with a strong 5-wood (18-degrees). It’s versatility is terrific!

  • Carl Spackler3Carl Spackler3 Members Posts: 1,100 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Welcome to far and straight

    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 Posts: 11 ✭✭

    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

  • aenematedaenemated Los Angeles, CAMembers Posts: 224 ✭✭✭
    edited Sep 8, 2019 2:49am #12

    @Krt22 said:

    @Richsgbox said:

    @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.

    Titleist TS4 Driver 9.5°
    Titleist TS2 18°, 21°
    Nike Vapor Pro 4-PW
    TaylorMade MG 52°, 56°, 58°
    Scotty Cameron Phantom X 8
    Titleist ProV1x

  • PopeofTexasPopeofTexas Members, Paid BST Posts: 51 ✭✭

    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.

    Driver: Ping G400 Max 9*
    3W: Taylormade RocketBallz 15*
    5W: Taylormade V-Steel 18*
    Hybrid: Ping G25 20*
    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 Red X
    Bag: Sun Mountain C-130
    Cart: Sun Mountain Speed Cart V1
    Ball: Bang for your $$. Currently playing Srixon Z-Star

  • DMAICDMAIC Members Posts: 82 ✭✭✭

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

  • RichsgboxRichsgbox Members Posts: 147 ✭✭✭

    @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.

  • RichsgboxRichsgbox Members Posts: 147 ✭✭✭

    @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!

  • KenRobieKenRobie Members Posts: 140 ✭✭✭

    Mine shows up on Monday!

  • Zengolfer36Zengolfer36 Columbus, OHMembers Posts: 134 ✭✭✭

    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.

  • golfboy123golfboy123 Members Posts: 644 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • revanantrevanant Members Posts: 357 ✭✭✭✭

    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. : )

    Cobra King LTD
    Cobra F8 3W
    Cobra F6 Baffler 5W
    Mizuno MP-4 w/ Project X 6.0
    Titleist Vokey SM5 54-10 M
    Mizuno JPX 58-14
    Ping Redwood D66

  • third-times-a-charmthird-times-a-charm Members Posts: 1,830 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

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

  • Jimjam651Jimjam651 Members Posts: 45 ✭✭

    @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!!

    Driver - Titleist 910 D3 10.5 Motore Speeder VC6.1
    3 wood - Titleist 910 F 15 Motore Speeder VC 7.1
    Hybrid - Titleist 910 H 19 Diamana Kai'li
    Irons - Titleist 718 T-MB 3 iron KBS Tour
    Irons - Titleist 718 CB 4 - PW KBS Tour
    Wedges - 52 & 60 SM7
    Putter - Yes! Callie

  • RichsgboxRichsgbox Members Posts: 147 ✭✭✭

    @third-times-a-charm said:
    Take it to the next level...loft it down to 17 as a 4 wood

    Graduate level tinkering.

  • mantanmantan Members Posts: 2,584 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    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.

    WITB (as of 3/28/19)
    PING G400 Max 10.5*
    PING G400 5-Wood
    PING G25 20* Hybrid
    PING G25 23* Hybrid
    Srixon Z565 5-AW
    PING Stealth ES Glide 54*
    PING Glide ES 58*
    PING Sigma 2 Fetch
    Callaway Chrome Soft TruVis
  • Munich77Munich77 Members Posts: 311 ✭✭✭✭

    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.

  • huskerturfhuskerturf San Antonio, TXMembers Posts: 173 ✭✭✭

    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.

  • mukstermukster The secret IS in the dirt North of the 49thMembers Posts: 3,589 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    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.

    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
  • golfinguru11golfinguru11 Bay AreaMembers Posts: 267 ✭✭✭✭

    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.

    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 

    Lefty, Lead tape enthusiast
  • EddieEdwardsEddieEdwards Members Posts: 356 ✭✭✭✭

    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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