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Best sleeper fairway wood of all time.

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  • BiggErnBiggErn  2703Posted: Members Posts: 2,703
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    super20dan wrote:
    there is a special grip stretching tool made for re gripping these.




    They also made a few specific grips with the .680 core that you installed normally.
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  • CletusCletus Recovering Lead Tape Addict  723Posted: Members Posts: 723
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    Haven't read through the whole thread but my vote is for the Wishon 949. That club will hang with anything off of the tee or deck. To the untrained eye it looks like it belongs in $9.99 bin at Play It Again.



    Honorable mention goes to SMT Solitaire. Pretty old school but the "2.5 Wood" in 14* was the original 3 Deep for me. Had one with a Penley ETA Tour that was as long as my driver.
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    GBB 9* / Aldila Rogue Max
    G 5W 16.9* / TFC Tour 80
    G30 4H 22* / TFC Tour 90
    G25 5-UW / DG XP X100
    MD2 C-Grind 58-14* / DG S300
    Odyssey WHP #7
  • tannyhobantannyhoban  1897Posted: Members Posts: 1,897
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    May not fit in the strictest sense, but R9 fairways do not get the atttention of their brethren. And they are really good.
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  • drbob28drbob28  16Posted: ClubWRX Posts: 16
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    mbs_59 wrote:


    Loved my Exotics CB3, hit it longer than my driver until the face cracked..

    I would say all of their older fairway woods were underrated, not a fan of the newer ones.
    Totally agree: the older TEE fairways had a sound and feel unmatched IMHO. Wish I still had my CB3 3W.
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  • sbboudreausbboudreau FORE RIGHT!  732Posted: Members Posts: 732
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    I picked up a set, D 10.5° adjustable, 3 deep and 5 deep Callaway X2 Hot woods and love all of them. I upgraded from 1993 Big Bertha Warbirds.
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    (8) "Wee" Scot Putters, Model 1W, 4W, 5W, P15, P170, 180, Balata Face Insert(x2)
    1926 MacGregor MASTER Hickory Driver, Ivory SCRULOC Face Inserts
    Early Hickory Peter McEwan of Nairn, Putting Cleek Rustless
    79/80 Titleist Tour Model Woods(D,3,4,5) & Irons(2-PW) Matching Serial #'s
    Titleist Tour Model Flange Putter (2, 34" & 35")
    98 PING ISI Nickel Irons Red(2-PW), (HELP! missing 5 & 7)
    Go To Set
    07 PING G-10 Irons, Yellow, (3 & 4 Hy, 5-SW)
    2013 Callaway X2 HOT 10.5 Driver
    2013 Callaway X2 HOT Pro 3 Deep 14.5 Fairway
    2013 Callaway X2 HOT Pro 5 Deep 18.5 Fairway
  • CwebbCwebb  6005Posted: Members Posts: 6,005
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    BiggErn wrote:

    super20dan wrote:
    there is a special grip stretching tool made for re gripping these.




    They also made a few specific grips with the .680 core that you installed normally.




    Golfworks still has them
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  • QegureziQegurezi  3804Posted: Members Posts: 3,804
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    jonn443 wrote:


    The VSteel, MP-650,Adams Super LS, and CB2 are FAR and away from being "sleepers". Each one was arguably the best Fairway Wood of their year(s).



    That's like saying the 2002 Corvette ZO6 is a "sleeper".



    For real guys.



    A perfect example of a bomber that flew under the radar would be the Nike SQ Square Face 4wd... or a Sonartec, or a Grenade.




    The MP-650 is good enough to be a sleeper for me. Not many have even tried it let alone gamed it. Mizuno FW's are often way under the radar.
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  • jonn443jonn443 Jonnystx  4647Posted: Members Posts: 4,647
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    Qegurezi wrote:

    jonn443 wrote:


    The VSteel, MP-650,Adams Super LS, and CB2 are FAR and away from being "sleepers". Each one was arguably the best Fairway Wood of their year(s).



    That's like saying the 2002 Corvette ZO6 is a "sleeper".



    For real guys.



    A perfect example of a bomber that flew under the radar would be the Nike SQ Square Face 4wd... or a Sonartec, or a Grenade.




    The MP-650 is good enough to be a sleeper for me. Not many have even tried it let alone gamed it. Mizuno FW's are often way under the radar.




    It is a fantastic 3 wood... hence that is why I would never call it a "sleeper". It is renown on the website; in company with the R7 TP, 2007 Burner TP, CB2/4, AB TP, and the VSteel. The MP-650 was cult worthy for awhile... that's why I would not call it a "sleeper"... more like a legend.
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    AB TP 10.5*/ DI6X
    AB TP 3HL / 757
    XTD 19*/ Fubuki Ax
    DWS 24*/ VS Proto
    J15 CB 5-PW/ Modus 3 125S
    X-Forged MD (50*, 56* 60*)
    Spider Si/ SS Mid SLim 2.0
  • Bomber_11Bomber_11 Enjoy the Chase.  3553Posted: ClubWRX Posts: 3,553
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    Nike Covert 2.0 Tour
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    Ping G400 Max 9* w/ Tensei Pro Orange 60TX
    Ping G400 14.5* w/ Graphite Design AD DI 7X
    Taylormade P790 UDI 2i w/ HZRDUS Black 6.5
    Nike Vapor Pro 3i w/ DG Tour Issue X100
    Nike VR Pro Blades 4-PW w/ DG Tour Issue X100
    Titleist Vokey SM7 52F/56S w/ DG TI S400
    Titleist Vokey SM4 60 w/ DG TI S400
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Button Back
    Jones x Greyson Stand Bag

  • gfmleftygfmlefty Mr.  64Posted: Members Posts: 64
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    TM 200
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  • Jvoom30Jvoom30  107Posted: Members Posts: 107
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    King LTDs
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  • ldh692002ldh692002  451Posted: Members Posts: 451
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    G25
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    Ping G30 LS 9* tour 65X
    Ping Rapture D.I. 18
    Ping G25 3-PW CFS X
    Ping Glide (50,54,58) CFS Wedge
    Ping Anser TR 5
  • OLD_MAN_ESCOOLD_MAN_ESCO Lefty  132Posted: Members Posts: 132
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    Taylormade r7 tp!
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    TaylorMade m1 N.S. PRO Regio stiff
    TaylorMade v-steel 3 & 5 stock stiff
    Adams IDEA A12 pro black Fujikura 90 4-G
    Nike Engage wedges 56 60 UST Recoil 110
    TaylorMade JDay 🕷️ tour
  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_Japan 5671Posted: Members Posts: 5,671
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    tannyhoban wrote:


    May not fit in the strictest sense, but R9 fairways do not get the atttention of their brethren. And they are really good.




    I'm very happy with mine.

    I'm struggling with my fairway woods right now, but I know it's me and not the clubs. I've hit too many good shots with my R9 4w to give up on it that easily. Good off the deck, good of the tee. I like the shallow face profile, and the head shape (slightly pearish) is nice, too.
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    Driver: Ping G400 Tour 65S
    4w: TaylorMade R9 stock Fujikura Motore X flex
    7w TaylorMade V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB 6SX
    Hybrid: RomaRo iBrid 23* Attas EZ 85S
    Irons (4i-PW): Wilson fg-62 S300 4/5-PW or MP4 Yoro Modus 125X 5-PW
    Wedges: Callaway MD2 T-grind combination of 52*, 56*, 58*, 60*
    Putter: Mac Jack Nicklaus Muirfield

    Old stuff: Tons of persimmon and older irons. 
  • TheInfidelTheInfidel Gotta let the Big Dog eat....  1604Posted: Members Posts: 1,604
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    drbob28 wrote:

    mbs_59 wrote:


    Loved my Exotics CB3, hit it longer than my driver until the face cracked..

    I would say all of their older fairway woods were underrated, not a fan of the newer ones.
    Totally agree: the older TEE fairways had a sound and feel unmatched IMHO. Wish I still had my CB3 3W.




    My TEE CB3 5w is actually now my 3W due to the carry distance, didnt' realise the 2 yard dispersion with my 3W till I got on Trackman.



    Any FW that can free up a whole slot in your bag is a winner!
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    • Ping G400 9* Fujikura Speeder 661 X (+16g head weight)
    • Tour Edge Exotics CB3 Tour 18*, True Temper Bi Matrix RXi X 
    • Adams Idea A7 22* UST V2 Hybrid X +0.5'
    • Mizuno MP20 MMC 4-7 Nippon Modus 3 130X +0.5' 2 deg up
    • Mizuno MP20 MB 8-PW Nippon Modus 3 130X +0.5' 2 deg up
    • Mizuno S18 50* Nippon NS PRO 1150GH Tour X +0.5'
    • Nike Engage Raw 54* S400 +0.5'
    • Cleveland RTX 588 Rotex 2.0 60* S400 +0.5'
    • Odyssey Dual Force 990 


  • BodlesBodles Australia 154Posted: Members Posts: 154
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    BigHook25 wrote:


    Callaway razr fit went way under the radar. I believe it came out about the same time as the RBZ. The razr fit was just as long, was forgiving, and had a nice small profile.


    My son brought one of these about 8 months ago, thought he was looking at an EPIC, the price of $120 (still in the plastic wrap probably should have been a hint image/biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' /> ) so brand new been sitting on their shelf for a couple of years, stiff shaft was a bonus, he brought it anyway and loves it.
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    Ping G400 LST - Project X Black 6.5 75gram
    Mizuno CLK #2 Hybrid at 14 degrees - Speeder Evolution 75 stiff
    Callaway Big Bertha 18 degree hybrid at 17 degrees - Recoil F4 Shaft
    Mizuno MP-18 Fli-Hi 2Iron - Fujikura Atmos Blue Shaft
    Mizuno JPX 900 Hot Metal Irons 4-PW - Project X LZ 5.5 115 gram
    Mizuno MP-T5, 54, 60 degree Wedges
    Rife IBF Aussie Tour Edition putter
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  • seisseis  344Posted: Members Posts: 344
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    I still own a Taylor Made R580 TI 7 wood. I have owned quite a few 7 woods over the years but this is the one I will never get rid of.
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  • mx-20mx-20  558Posted: Members Posts: 558
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    Srixon Z565. Long!
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    PING G400 Max 9° Tour 65 S
    Cobra F9 14.5° Fujikura Atmos Blue 7S
    PING G410 Hybrid 19° & 22° Tour 85 S
    Mizuno MP-18 MMC 5-P DG105 S300
    Cleveland RTX4 Raw 50° & 54° DG105 S300
    Titleist Vokey SM7 Raw 58° DG115 S300
    Titleist Scotty Cameron Select Fastback 34"
  • TaylormadegackTaylormadegack  65Posted: Members Posts: 65
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    Original Callaway Big Bertha 3 wood image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />. New favorite is Cobra Baffler or Bio Cell +. Not sure they are sleepers though but did not see anyone else mention these?
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  • TightStickTightStick  296Posted: Members Posts: 296
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    Original Callaway XHot
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  • MitchellMitchell  5564Posted: Members Posts: 5,564
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    Among many well respected and received Taylormade fairways (V steel, 200 tour, 07 burner TP, r7 TP, m2 tour, etc....) rarely see mention of one of my favorites- the 300 tour.🔨
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    Taylormade r510tp 10.5* Speeder TS Evo 661
    Taylormade 07 burner tp 17.5* Rogue black 80s
    Titleist 818h1 21* Atmos Blue TS HB 8s
    Titleist 962b 3-pw s400
    Vokey sm7 raw M 54* s400
    Vokey sm7 raw M 60* s400
    Cameron 1996 Laguna
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  • B-NadsB-Nads  339Posted: Members Posts: 339
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    It'll always be the Mizuno MP001 for me - loved those woods.
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    In the C130:
    Driver - 2017 Taylormade M1
    3 wood - 2016 Taylormade M1
    Hybrid - Taylormade M4 19*
    Irons - Nike Vapor Pro Combo 4i-GW
    Wedges - Callaway MD3 56* / PM Grind 60*
    Putter - Odyssey Versa #7
  • SCOTT4099SCOTT4099  1018Posted: Members Posts: 1,018
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    Cobra bio cell....
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    Callaway epic 9.0
    Cobra bio cell 3/4
    Ping G 19 degree hybrid
    Ping ie1 4-AW modus 105
    Callaway MD3 54/58 wedges
    Cleveland HB soft 11 putter 35
  • HubijerkHubijerk  832Posted: Members Posts: 832
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    Cleveland Quadpro
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    You can't sneak the cheese by a rat
  • rexwrxrexwrx  881Posted: Members Posts: 881
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    Tour Edge Exotics E8 Beta
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  • fway123fway123  19Posted: Members Posts: 19
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    Switched to a 915F last year, and it has been my absolute go to off the tee and in the fairways. Love everything about it
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  • SCOTT4099SCOTT4099  1018Posted: Members Posts: 1,018
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    Hubijerk wrote:


    Cleveland Quadpro


    +1, forgot about that one, still have my 19 degree in the garage
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    Callaway epic 9.0
    Cobra bio cell 3/4
    Ping G 19 degree hybrid
    Ping ie1 4-AW modus 105
    Callaway MD3 54/58 wedges
    Cleveland HB soft 11 putter 35
  • driverheaddriverhead  866Posted: Members Posts: 866
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    The Adams 5050 to this day is unmatched in distance.
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    Nikckent 3DX. Total beast
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  • gbartkogbartko Whooooo!  668Posted: Members Posts: 668
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    TEE CB Pro F2 and/or TEE CB4
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    Ping Rapture 12.5
    TEE CB4 Tour 16.5
    Callaway x2Hot Pro 20/23
    Ping i E1 5-U
    Ping Glide ES 54.5/60
    Ping iN Half Wack-e
    Titleist DT TruSoft

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