5 woods

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PhiresidePhireside  1275WRX Points: 159Members Posts: 1,275 Platinum Tees
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I want to dabble in a 5 wood. I've never gamed one. Please suggest an inexpensive one to start with. something less than $120. Would prefer something that can adjust the lofts +/- 1 degree.

I'm looking at this as something to possibly use off the tee from time to time but mostly to give it a go for 2 on a par 5.


  • Kingcat990Kingcat990 European Tailored Golf Socks  4001WRX Points: 303Members Posts: 4,001 Titanium Tees
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  • tokeybtokeyb Gonna get better Omaha 383WRX Points: 56Handicap: 9.6ClubWRX Posts: 383 ClubWRX
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    Used Titleist 910f? The Bay and the BST are your friends here.

    Recommended: Buy 5 used 5 woods for $30 each all at the same time. Figure out that you don’t like any of them. Sell them all. Saves time and money vs buying $100 clubs repetitively for the next 2 years. Trust me.
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  • beluga99beluga99 If Matrix was here, he'd laugh too...  996WRX Points: 164Handicap: 4.7Members Posts: 996 Golden Tee
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    Ping i25. It's a beaut. Solid ball flight.
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    i25 5w
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  • C-radC-rad  2680WRX Points: 119Handicap: 3Members Posts: 2,680 Titanium Tees
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    beluga99 wrote:
    Ping i25. It's a beaut. Solid ball flight.
    almost impossible to find one. I suggest cobra fly z. Bought mine for 100$cdn new.
    Titleist 915 d2
    Titleist 917 f2 18*

    PIng i25 hybrid 22* pwr 90

    project x L.Z 5.5:
    Bridgestone J15 cb 5-pw
    Nike engage 52 square,
    56 toe sweep
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  • tipperitipperi  90WRX Points: 23ClubWRX Posts: 90 ClubWRX
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    Depends on what head shape you prefer. I have carried a Cobra Bio Cell+ 5-7 wood for a few years. Very compact head but plays almost like a hybrid and is outstanding on narrow par 4's from the tee box. The stock Matrix Ozik shaft is also really good. The F6 Baffler is basically the same club for a little more money and has the rail system alot of folks like.

    If you prefer a wider/thinner head the Callaway XR and X2 Hot are both good options as well.
  • Golf64Golf64 Go Habs Go! Ontario, Canada 8106WRX Points: 334Handicap: ScotchMembers Posts: 8,106 Titanium Tees
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    G25, RBZ/2, XHot 2s are great choices. image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
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  • dtc0207dtc0207  129WRX Points: 69Members Posts: 129 Fairways
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    I was in the same boat I really want to try a 5 wood I went to global golf and picked up a tour edge for around $30 best club I have hit ended up replacing my 3 wood and 4 hybrid with exotics from global golf. I went with the xcg6 series
  • leomessi10leomessi10  543WRX Points: 54Members Posts: 543 Golden Tee
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    I've posted about it before in 5 wood threads but I got a Tour Issue small head Aeroburner 5 wood and it's my favorite club in the bag. Great off the tee or deck. It feels wonderful and solid as well. Oddly enough because I loved it so much I bought a Tour Issue Aeroburner yardbirds 3 wood and Absolutely HATED it. After 2 range sessions it was sold.
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    I picked up an alpha 816 head from the bst here in the fall because I struggle with hybrids. Absolutely love it plus I feel it is still very relevant with production compared to new equipment. Smaller profile head, but easier to hit than one would think. Paid $60 for the head.
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    RBZ Stage 2. Not the prettiest to look at but as solid as any wood out there new or old. Can be had for cheap!
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  • fsutankerfsutanker  334WRX Points: 108Members Posts: 334 Greens
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    Cobra f6 with baffler. It kicked my 3w out of the bag. Fairway finder off the tee and confidence off the deck into par 5s.
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  • leopoldstotchleopoldstotch  356WRX Points: 3Handicap: 21Members Posts: 356 Bunkers
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    C-rad wrote:

    beluga99 wrote:
    Ping i25. It's a beaut. Solid ball flight.
    almost impossible to find one. I suggest cobra fly z. Bought mine for 100$cdn new.
    hey me too

    I absolutely love hitting this thing off the deck
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  • pierso2pierso2 Shooters Shoot  2605WRX Points: 34Handicap: 4Members Posts: 2,605 Bunkers
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    Tour Edge Exotics XCG7 was a great one for me. You could also look at a few years old Titleist or even the RBZ stage 2.
    Option 1
    Ping G400 LST 8.5 Tour-X
    Callaway Big Bertha 816 Alpha 16 AD-DI 8x black
    Nike VR Pro 3 hybrid project x 6.0
    Adams XTD Forged 4-PW Fujikura MCI 120S
    Adams MB2 GW
    Callaway Mac Daddy Forged 60
    Toulon Garage Atlanta Black Pearl
    Ping 4 Series Tour Edition White/ Bridgestone 2014 Tour Bag

    Option 2
    Taylormade 2016 M1 10.5 Whiteboard Flowerband 7x
    16 Taylormade M1 5 wood AD-TP 7s
    Ping Anser 20 stock stiff
    Taylormade 2016 M2 Tour XP105 stiff
    Cleveland RTX 2.0 52 deg raw
    Titleist Vokey Prototype 58 T Grind
    Carbon Ringo Raw Whisky

  • ByeBye England 1362WRX Points: 124Handicap: 0.9Members Posts: 1,362 Platinum Tees
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    I have the 915F in a 5 wood. It was imo the best of that series.

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  • mason82mason82  833WRX Points: 79Handicap: 8.8Members Posts: 833 Golden Tee
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    Ping i25 is a great idea (I'm in the same boat, looking for a good 5 wood). Think I'll get one and buy a Kiyoshi HB to out in there.
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    Callaway, Ping , and Cobra.

    The older Cobra Bio Cell & Amp Cell are overlooked, and cheap.
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  • WidespreadPanicWidespreadPanic Wizard in the Corner  4910WRX Points: 218Handicap: 0.4Members Posts: 4,910 Titanium Tees
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    The blue/silver Big Bertha. Can be had for ~$100 on CPO.
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  • bobby magicbobby magic  112WRX Points: 10Handicap: 4Members Posts: 112 Fairways
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    fsutanker wrote:
    Cobra f6 with baffler. It kicked my 3w out of the bag. Fairway finder off the tee and confidence off the deck into par 5s.

    This is the correct answer

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