Looking for a new 5 wood.Any suggestions?

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Hello everyone,

Hope you are all safe and not going crazy as I am. I'm 68 years old and don't have the swing speed I used to have.. Looking to replace my M2 5 wood with something a little easier to hit. I currently carry a Srixon 4 wood which I haven't been able to try out yet because all ranges and golf places are closed in my area. I also carry a Cobra F6 adjustable 7 wood which I like a lot. So, can someone give me any suggestions? I have between $100-$125 to spend.

Thanks, Gary :)

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  • C6 SnowboarderC6 Snowboarder Members  139WRX Points: 90Handicap: 6.6Posts: 139 Fairways
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    Take a look at a used Callaway Heavenwood in the Epic Flash model = pretty Friggen sweet. It is Heaven!

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    14 Clubs - Good ones

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  • gary3acesgary3aces Members  560WRX Points: 70Handicap: 4Posts: 560 Golden Tee
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    So I looked them up and I see they can be adjusted from 19*-22 * is that correct? Also can you use a TM or Cobra wrench to adjust them?

    Thanks, Gary

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  • C6 SnowboarderC6 Snowboarder Members  139WRX Points: 90Handicap: 6.6Posts: 139 Fairways
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    CORRECT -- Good Luck -- hope it works. Not sure about Cobra tool -- but Ping or TM work -- Callaway comes with a wrench also

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  • Golf64Golf64 Go Habs Go! Ontario, CanadaMembers  8423WRX Points: 457Handicap: ScotchPosts: 8,423 Titanium Tees
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    Bang for the buck, hard to beat Cobra, but find Ping one of the easiest to hit off the deck. Since you are limited in the funds dept., maybe an older model Ping 5W would do the trick?!

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  • gary3acesgary3aces Members  560WRX Points: 70Handicap: 4Posts: 560 Golden Tee
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    I have an F6 7 that is so easy to hit off the deck and tee. Found a new 5/6 on eBay with head cover for 100 bucks. Would like to try the Epic Flash but the price may be a little to high. I did find a Epic Flash Heavenwood that is in mint condition that I might bid on if the bid doesn't go up to high. Thanks guys for your help and have a great day and stay safe.

    Gary :)

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  • tilasan1tilasan1 Members  40WRX Points: 21Posts: 40 Bunkers
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    G400 7 wood turned down or just use it as is.

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  • jbandalojbandalo Members  140WRX Points: 65Handicap: 10.7Posts: 140 Fairways
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    Fusion fairways. Highly underrated, cheap, easy to hit and go for miles.

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    FAIRWAY WOODS -  CALLAWAY EPIC SZ 3W
    HYBRIDS - CALLAWAY APEX 2H & 3H
    IRONS - CALLWAY APEX PRO 4-PW
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    PUTTER - SCOTTY CAMERON NEWPORT 2
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  • RyanBarathWRXRyanBarathWRX Media Staffer  118WRX Points: 160Handicap: 5Posts: 118 Fairways
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    PING G fairway would be hard to beat and easily in price range

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  • Nelson.br.1515Nelson.br.1515 Members  23WRX Points: 48Handicap: 15Posts: 23 Bunkers
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    Another vote for the Callaway Big Bertha Fusion. Great stick!

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    Driver = Callaway Fusion Heavy, UST Mamiya Recoil ES 450 
    5 wood = Callaway Fusion, UST Mamiya Recoil ES 450
    3 DI = Adams XTD DHY Proto, Matrix Ozik Altus White Tie hX3
    4 DI = Adams XTD DHY Proto, Matrix Ozik Altus White Tie hX3
    5-PW = Mizuno MP-H5 KBS Tour C-Taper Lite 110
    GW, SW, LW = Mizuno S5 50.07, 56.14, 60.06 TrueTemper Dynamic Gold
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  • dmeeksDCdmeeksDC ClubWRX  2967WRX Points: 475Handicap: 7.6Posts: 2,967 ClubWRX
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    Epic Flash. Excellent shape, size and power.

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    Ping G30 SFT driver, 10 degree, Oban Kiyoshi HB 75 stiff
    Cobra F9 Speedback, 14.5 degree, Fujikura Atmos Blue 7S
    Callaway Epic Flash, 17 degree, HzRDUS Smoke 70 stiff
    Callaway Rogue, 21 degree, Diamana BF 80 stiff
    TaylorMade GAPR Hi 24, KBS TGI 80 stiff

    Srixon z765 (5-7(, z965 (8-P) Fujikura 95i TS stiff
    Callaway MD4 50 S grind, 54 W grind
    Ben Hogan Ft. Worth TK 58
    Odyssey Stroke Lab V-Line putter w/Pure grip
  • CjetblackCjetblack Members  161WRX Points: 52Posts: 161 Fairways
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    Staying in the same vein with Callaway, but cheaper, look at the Xhot or X2hot. Very cheap when you can find them. Very easy to hit also.

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  • collje26collje26 Members  766WRX Points: 136Handicap: zeroPosts: 766 Golden Tee
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    YES YES YES. Could also throw the ping G SF in there and turn up the loft sleeve.

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  • wam78wam78 Members  758WRX Points: 242Handicap: NAPosts: 758 Golden Tee
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    Staying with Callaway I would say the rogue 5 wood is pretty awesome and can be found for a good price. Ping is easy to launch from the deck. Titleist 915’s were fantastic as well. All can be had for a great price.

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    Agree with the comments others have left. For another inexpensive experiment, I have personally found the Taylormade Jetspeed to be very forgiving and easy to launch, but there isn't any adjustability. I currently use a Titleist 910f 5 wood at +0.75* and I love it - very versatile and forgiving, and can almost certainly be purchased in good condition for under $50.

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    Irons: Mizuno MP-54 w/Nippon NS Pro 1150 GH (4-PW)
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  • raurnessraurness Bucket Hat Bob Members  53WRX Points: 45Handicap: 4.2Posts: 53 Bunkers
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    I would consider the F6 baffler to marry up with the 7 wood.

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  • SubaruWRXSubaruWRX Members  4002WRX Points: 736Posts: 4,002 Titanium Tees
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    If you like your Cobra 7 wood, why not look at other Cobra 5 woods?

    But before buying anything, WAIT until you can hit your Srixon. If you don’t like it, DEMO several other woods. Don’t buy without testing. Make sure you like the head you’re buying first and get the right shaft for you.

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  • gary3acesgary3aces Members  560WRX Points: 70Handicap: 4Posts: 560 Golden Tee
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    Thanks everyone. Great suggestions. Got great news yesterday my course is open and as soon as the weather brakes here in Cincy I'll be going out to test my Srixon 4 wood and Honma 3 wood. Hope you are all doing well in these troubled times. Please stay safe and God bless you all.

    Gary

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  • dmaeldmael ClubWRX  202WRX Points: 100Handicap: 10Posts: 202 ClubWRX
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    It is most likely going to be difficult to find an Epic Flash FW (a great club, BTW) in decent condition for between $100 - $125. There have been some excellent suggestions here, and I would add that a great choice among Callaway FWs that you can get for about $75 in very good condition is the Steelhead XR. I also highly recommend the Cobra F8 and Tour Edge Exotics EXS (for the higher-handicap golfer) and Exotics CBX (for the better ball-striker and better FW woods player). All of these FWs can be found for between $80 - $110.

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    We all obviously love what we've bought. I bought the Cobra F8 in 3/4 and 5/6. Love them, great off the deck, great off the tee, long, cheap. I bought mine 6 months ago off the auction site for about $100 each, shipped, brand new.

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    King Cobra F8 (tour-length)
    King Cobra F8 3-4 and 5-6 fairway woods
    Callaway Apex Pro/Apex (2019) 5-AW
    Callaway MD4 54/58 (or Mack Daddy Tour 56)
    Odyssey O-works #7
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    Thanks guys. I'll be sure and check out the F8's. Would love to try out the Cally Epic but can't find one in decent shape for the price I want to pay. I've got plenty of time to think about it.

    Thanks again, Gary

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  • erldawgerldawg Members  2WRX Points: 30Handicap: 11.2Posts: 2 Starters
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    Callaway pre-owned Epic Flash 5W Good condition from 120.00 or very good 132.00.

    I've always had good luck with callaway pre-owned generally in better condition that what one would expect IMHO.

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  • gary3acesgary3aces Members  560WRX Points: 70Handicap: 4Posts: 560 Golden Tee
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    How do you guys feel about Big Bertha V Series or XHot 5 wood? I'm pretty sure I had these a few years ago and if I recall both were pretty nice.

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    They couldn’t have been that good, you sold them. Kidding.

    I never played a Ping FW before. Picked up a G400 5 wood a couple weeks ago, and love it. You would have to bid and wait to find one in your price range. Or, the G model would easily be in your range.

    The Ping is the easiest FW to elevate off the deck that I have ever played. I always used Cobra or Callaway in the past. Very shallow face on the Ping.

    Good luck!

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    Ping G400 5 wood, stock stiff
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    Titleist AP1, 5-AW, Dynalite XP R300
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  • CjetblackCjetblack Members  161WRX Points: 52Posts: 161 Fairways
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    To me, xhot is money. So is the x2hot. And the xr. And the xr 16......man, I have a problem......

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    Me to. I've owned all of them in the past. I have to realize there is no such thing as a perfect club. My favorite 5 wood of all time was the TM Aeroburner. I could kill that thing but once again I thought something else would be better.

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    Found a new X2 Hot on eBay for 70 bucks plus shipping and tax. Don't know if I can pass it up for that price.

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  • CjetblackCjetblack Members  161WRX Points: 52Posts: 161 Fairways
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    That is a great deal. I just got a used one for $62.

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  • gary3acesgary3aces Members  560WRX Points: 70Handicap: 4Posts: 560 Golden Tee
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    OK. Now I found a Callaway Epic Flash in like new condition for under $130.00. Are these really that good? I like the fact it can be adjusted and the length is 42.5" and the head size is 159cc. The X2 Hot I believe is 43" and can not be adjusted. What do you think?

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  • gary3acesgary3aces Members  560WRX Points: 70Handicap: 4Posts: 560 Golden Tee
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    I just purchased a Callaway Epic Flash 5 wood from Callaway Pre-Owned. Comes with a Project X 5.5 Even Flow Green 65 graphite shaft and a universal Callaway head cover in like new condition. Ended up paying $116.83 including tax's with free shipping. Kind of weird I was going to buy it last night but waited till today and I rec'd a email from them today for free shipping. If your in need of a new fairway wood they have 40% off at this time. Free shipping code is SCEX11440-K1GGP. Thanks every one and have a great day.

    Gary

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