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  • taoslcltaoslcl Members  66WRX Points: 73Posts: 66 Bunkers
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    Just got my EFSZ 5 wood in the mail today and so excited!

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  • ddettsddetts Roy McAvoy Sioux Falls, SDClubWRX  1917WRX Points: 457Handicap: 7.3Posts: 1,917 ClubWRX
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    On -, @taoslcl said:

    Just got my EFSZ 5 wood in the mail today and so excited!

    Mine is supposed to be here any day, and I cannot wait to get it.

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    On -, @golfinguru11 said:

    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.

    I like carrying a 5 wood or 7 wood and a 4 hybrid for this reason. I really don't like hybrids much from the fairway, but they are money from the rough or bare lies.

    For me, fairway woods are....great from the fairway. While hybrids are good at what they were intentionally/initially designed for, trouble "rescue" clubs.

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    I pick 14 of the following:
    Ping G400
    Ping G410 3, 5 and 7 wood
    Callaway Apex 23*
    Ping G 4-U
    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 54, 58 SS
    Grips NDMC +4
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  • BrianM18BrianM18 Members  105WRX Points: 60Posts: 105 Fairways
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    I actually just bought a 5w the 917f2 18* im waiting for it to arrive any day. I had the idea that this 5w would replace my 816h1 19* i just keep thinking overall the 5w would be a better fit in the bag than the hybrid, just get me some more distance into par 5's and long par 4's. i dont carry a 3 wood so this will be my longest fairway club ... once an idea gets stuck in my head its tough to get it out hence the bag of unused clubs that just sits there collecting dust.

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  • ddettsddetts Roy McAvoy Sioux Falls, SDClubWRX  1917WRX Points: 457Handicap: 7.3Posts: 1,917 ClubWRX
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    I'm going to really have to evaluate the top end of my bag... I have a 3w (15* TM M2 Tour), TM P790 UDI 2i currently and a Callaway Epic Flash Sub-Zero 18* set to arrive any day now.
    I don't use my 3w much, and when I do it's mostly off the tee as I just haven't been good hitting 3w off the deck the last couple of years. It's mostly due to swing faults but I used to really be a good 3w player and maybe I'm just hanging on to hope I'll figure it out. Because I don't hit the 3w off the deck, the 2i is mostly what I hit into par 5s when I go for it unless I really tag one and can hit my Fli-Hi 3 iron or even 4i on some rare occasions.

    I'm hoping the SZ 5w is pretty long to the point where it's a little longer than the 2i UDI, as I'd like to sit the 3w and keep the 2i in the bag. On my home course there's a number of holes where the 2i is perfect off the tee for a 240-250 shot for me. In addition, hopefully the higher/softer shots with the 5w will make it the go to club for long approaches into par 5s.

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    Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero 18° Tensei AV Blue 75 X
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  • BLF0901BLF0901 Unregistered  83WRX Points: 31Posts: 83 Fairways
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    I like the versatility of a hybrid much more than a 5w, myself. They're better out of the rough, I don't overcook mine often, anymore, and it's easy enough to intentionally overcook when you do need a big draw or hook.

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  • Phillipsac18Phillipsac18 WIMembers  88WRX Points: 54Handicap: 2Posts: 88 Fairways
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    I have both a 5 wood and a 3 hybrid. I also generally like the versatility of the 3 hybrid more than the 5 wood. My 5 wood is a little too close to my 3 wood in distance and i can cover that gap better by just choking down my 3 wood and also carrying my 3 hybrid. I could also probably drop my 3 wood for all but really long courses and just roll with 5 wood and 3 hybrid. There isnt really a correct answer.

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  • BY#99BY#99 Members  348WRX Points: 38Handicap: 10Posts: 348 Greens
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    I have a 17* and 19* hybrid (use 1 depending on the course) that I hit better than my 5W. Got rid of that a few years ago. No question out of the rough it is better. For me fairway is a push. Never had a problem with hooking. Mine is adjustable so could open a bit if needed. I am not a fast swinger either - about 97-100mph with the driver and I have no problem elevating either hybrids

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  • sheppy335sheppy335 TMAG Junkie Members  6527WRX Points: 203Handicap: 19Posts: 6,527 Titanium Tees
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    Welcome to the club love my 5wood

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    TM SIM 19 Aldila RIP Alpha 6
    TM TP UDI 2 iron 18 UST Recoil 110
    TM GAPR Mid 4 iron 20 Fujikara Fuel
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    I drop the 2 iron or one of the other UDI's based on course.
  • danman44danman44 chinaMembers  232WRX Points: 86Handicap: 2.7Posts: 232 Fairways
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    anybody playing a g410 5wood?i have the 22* hybrid and its sooo easy to hit.. awondering about the fairways

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  • third-times-a-charmthird-times-a-charm Members  3364WRX Points: 1,455Posts: 3,364 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @danman44 said:

    anybody playing a g410 5wood?i have the 22* hybrid and its sooo easy to hit.. awondering about the fairways

    Hit one in a bay at Edwin...felt too hollow (like the g400) for me.

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  • danman44danman44 chinaMembers  232WRX Points: 86Handicap: 2.7Posts: 232 Fairways
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    On -, @danman44 said:

    anybody playing a g410 5wood?i have the 22* hybrid and its sooo easy to hit.. awondering about the fairways

    Hit one in a bay at Edwin...felt too hollow (like the g400) for me.

    did you try the f9?the rails kinda intrigue me as I mostly play in tropical conditions ie very wet and a hair fat becomes a total splash

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    On -, @danman44 said:

    On -, @danman44 said:

    anybody playing a g410 5wood?i have the 22* hybrid and its sooo easy to hit.. awondering about the fairways

    Hit one in a bay at Edwin...felt too hollow (like the g400) for me.

    did you try the f9?the rails kinda intrigue me as I mostly play in tropical conditions ie very wet and a hair fat becomes a total splash

    No, I did like the F8 though.

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    Epic Flash - Motore X F3 / Pro 2.0 7 / Apex 19h - Pro 2.0 8 / Apex 19 - Apex Pro 19 1050Gh HSx1 / MD5 / Phantom X5.5 - SS Mid Slim 2.0

  • LowDimeLowDime Members  191WRX Points: 96Handicap: 13Posts: 191 Fairways
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    i pulled my Gapr lo for a titleist 915f 5 wood and so happy i did it. But i need to sell the Gapr to recoup some money

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  • Rory4PresRory4Pres Members  1526WRX Points: 475Handicap: 1Posts: 1,526 Platinum Tees
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    there are days I wish I still had a 5 wood but most the time I don't. My hybrids replaced my 5 wood and 3 iron and have been very consistant when well hit. Naturally they are probably the hardest clubs in my bag to hit well for some reason.

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  • DMAICDMAIC Members  82WRX Points: 20Posts: 82 Fairways
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    I'm in a similar boat, have a 19H so I'm looking for a 16.5* FW with adjustability to try and solve the gapping issue after it and use the additional loft to help from thr fairway. I rarely use my 3 wood off the tee so need something a bit easier to elevate off the deck.

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  • wam78wam78 Members  830WRX Points: 268Handicap: NAPosts: 830 Golden Tee
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    I have an 816 alpha for sale if anyone is interested.

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    Bridgestone Tour B X-CB 5-pw Modus 120s
    SM8 Raw 50F, 54S bent to 53, 58S Modus 125 Wedge
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  • crutancrutan Members  45WRX Points: 41Posts: 45 Bunkers
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    I really need to give a 5w a chance after all these comments. Maybe even a 7w

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  • hdgolf44hdgolf44 Members  363WRX Points: 91Posts: 363 Greens
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    I've kept an old Cally BB Warbird 5W around for this reason.
    I've had difficulty finding the right fit in the 3W, and I've tried newer, hotter-faced 5W's as a sort of old-school 4W setup, but still that Warbird fits the gap I'm looking for nicely when in play. It's also glorious from the rough.

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  • Phillipsac18Phillipsac18 WIMembers  88WRX Points: 54Handicap: 2Posts: 88 Fairways
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    I really need to give a 5w a chance after all these comments. Maybe even a 7w

    I would recommend giving it a chance, its a great club if you can find one you like. A cheaper option now that I would recommend is a Titleist 915F 18*. Flies long and high for me.

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    Titleist TS2 15* Diamana D+ 80X
    Titleist 915 Hd 20.5* Diamana D+ 100X
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  • RichsgboxRichsgbox Members  261WRX Points: 58Posts: 261 Greens
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    On -, @Phillipsac18 said:

    I really need to give a 5w a chance after all these comments. Maybe even a 7w

    I would recommend giving it a chance, its a great club if you can find one you like. A cheaper option now that I would recommend is a Titleist 915F 18*. Flies long and high for me.

    There are a lot of options out there at reasonable cost. IMO try anything to knock those scores down.

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  • LaymanMLaymanM Cincinnati, OHMembers  2250WRX Points: 325Handicap: 7Posts: 2,250 Platinum Tees
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    I'm looking for a 4 wood soon. Have G410 LST 3 wood and G410 5 wood. Recently have been playing 5 wood cranked down in loft and leaving 3 wood out of the bag. However I've hit some really nasty hooks. Probably needs to go.

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  • taoslcltaoslcl Members  66WRX Points: 73Posts: 66 Bunkers
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    Hit my EFSZ today for first time in range. After a break in period with some snap hooks I got in the groove and was launching nice high straight balls down the center carrying 200 with range balls. Coming from mostly ping woods it's hard for me to get used to the muted whak of Callaway but the feel is great. Only downside was my driver (G400 max) wasn't going much further than it today but was a bad driver day. Excited to get it on course. I plan to play at 17 deg and keep my 22 deg hybrid until I upgrade to an adjustable. I see this being great in short 4s off the tee and par 5s from the fairway.

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  • bob_fishbob_fish NCClubWRX  75WRX Points: 53Handicap: 6Posts: 75 Fairways
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    Just did the same thing, added an 18* 5wd last week. Love the results, so far.

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    Titleist TS2 15*
    Callaway Apex hybrid 20*
    Mizuno JPX 919 Forged 4-per
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  • agood3puttagood3putt Members  2244WRX Points: 1,107Posts: 2,244 Platinum Tees
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    How is the 5 wood out of light rough compared to a hybrid? That is the only thing I worry about

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    PING G410 16.5* Diamana D+ Limited 70

    Titleist TS2 21* HZRDUS Smoke Black 80

    Callaway Apex CF19 5-PW Modus 105

    Callaway MD5 50W/54S/58X KBS $-Taper 120 Black

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  • RichsgboxRichsgbox Members  261WRX Points: 58Posts: 261 Greens
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    Why would you hit out of a rough?! ha. Only one way to find out. I haven't had the opportunity but i'm curious as well.

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    How is the 5 wood out of light rough compared to a hybrid? That is the only thing I worry about
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  • llaw999llaw999 Members  20WRX Points: 41Handicap: 3Posts: 20 Bunkers
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    I love my 5 and 7 wood. I find as long as I have enough loft and swing them like an iron out of the rough they usually perform very well! I just love that high towering flight and stopping power!

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    On -, @danman44 said:

    anybody playing a g410 5wood?i have the 22* hybrid and its sooo easy to hit.. awondering about the fairways

    I'm picking up a G410 5wood tonight. There was a Ping demo day Friday before Labor day and I got fit for a 5 wood.
    Carry was 210 with a range ball so im hoping for the 210-230 gap with the 5 wood. I will give more input after this weekend.

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    On -, @hdgolf44 said:

    I've kept an old Cally BB Warbird 5W around for this reason.
    I've had difficulty finding the right fit in the 3W, and I've tried newer, hotter-faced 5W's as a sort of old-school 4W setup, but still that Warbird fits the gap I'm looking for nicely when in play. It's also glorious from the rough.

    I feel the same about my great bb warbird 5w. Awesome club

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  • agood3puttagood3putt Members  2244WRX Points: 1,107Posts: 2,244 Platinum Tees
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    Just picked this up after reading all the reviews from you guys. Going to contend with my 19* hybrid spot

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    PING G410 16.5* Diamana D+ Limited 70

    Titleist TS2 21* HZRDUS Smoke Black 80

    Callaway Apex CF19 5-PW Modus 105

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