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I'm a 60 year old 10 handicap that struggles getting fairway woods airborne. 10/12' in the air is high for me,swing speed 95. My current weapon is a ping g25 4 wood. Because of my problem I usually just grab my 20* utility ( which I also hit pretty love). Yes I tend to sweep the ball, not hit down on it.

 

I tried an Adams tight lies indoors and that seemed to help a bunch. Any suggestions which of Adams many options I should try.

 

 

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I'm a 60 year old 10 handicap that struggles getting fairway woods airborne. 10/12' in the air is high for me,swing speed 95. My current weapon is a ping g25 4 wood. Because of my problem I usually just grab my 20* utility ( which I also hit pretty love). Yes I tend to sweep the ball, not hit down on it.

 

I tried an Adams tight lies indoors and that seemed to help a bunch. Any suggestions which of Adams many options I should try.

 

I am pretty much in the same boat; just 7 years older than you. I also play the G25 4-wood but am inconsistent off the turf so typically grab my 19* Rescue Mid. I can't reach Par 5s so but still love to try.

 

I just bought the Adams Blue 16* which should arrive any day. It's cheap so no great loss if it doesn't work out. It has good reviews and a soft tip. I tried the Adams Tight Lies with the Bassara but it goes straight up in the air without run out.

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Adams Tight lies is a good high launch option. I'd also recommend you look at the Tour Edge Trilogy (or X-rail) 4-wood.

Callaway Epic Speed 9* / Ventus Blue 6-S
Callaway XR16 14* / Fubuki AX75f-S

PXG Gen2 19* & 22* / Fuji Pro 73-S
Mizuno MP-20 HMB 4-P / Modus 120-S
Cleveland CBX2 52* 
Cleveland CBX2 Full Face 58*

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I have hit the Callaway V-series 3w on several occasions and find it to be the easiest to launch of any fw Ive tried. 3w is 15.5* and stock shaft is a 52g Bassara (same as the tight lies).

Ping G400 LST 8.5*@7.5 Graphite Design Tour Ad-BB 6x 45.25”
Tour Edge Exotics E8 Beta 15* Fujikura 757x 42.75"
Taylor Made Sldr HL 21* at 19.5* Fujikura  Speeder 8.3 x 41.5” 
Callaway Apex 20* Fuji Speeder HB 8.8 x 40"
Ben Hogan UiHi 22* x100 39.5" 2* up
Ben Hogan PTX Pro 5-7/ Icon 8-W x100 +1/2" 2* up
Callaway MD4 W-grind 52* S400, PM Grind 58* +1" 1* up
Walter Hagen Tad Moore WH003(8802) 35"

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I too am in my 60's playing off 12 with a SS in mid 90's. I used an old Callaway 3 and 5 wood with RCH96 firm shaft. I could hit both really well of the tee but struggled to get it up in the air from the fairway. By chance I picked up a used 3 wood with an Aldila NV 75-S shaft and the problem disappeared. It with a similar 5 woods has gone straight into my bag pushing out the Callaways. I think the tip on the NV may be a little softer

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I'm one of those golfers who has always struggled with hitting fairway woods with any consistency. I recently bought a Tight Lies 2 3 wood and really like the results. Easy to elevate and just seems to want to go straight! Very solid feel. In fact, I liked it so much I decided to buy the 5 wood also. Check out rockbottomgolf.

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