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Looking into buying a Callaway Epic Flash 7 wood, 3 hybrid, or lofted up 5 wood.    I currently game a Callaway 20* hybrid now.  Thoughts and opinions are appreciated.  10 handicap.  This club would be a fairway finder on tight par fours and replacing a 3 iron in the bag.    

Callaway Epic Flash Mitsubishi Tensei AV Blue 65 
Callaway Epic Flash 3 wood Mitsubishi Tensei AV Blue 75
Callaway Heavenwood 20* - RCH 75w
Callaway 2017 Epic 4-PW, AW Project X LZ 95 Steel (PTIP)
Titleist Vokey SM6 Chrome 54.08M 
Titleist Vokey SM6 Chrome 60.08M
Scotty Cameron 2014 GoLo 7, Odyssey Toulon Garage Austin , Odyssey TriForce 2

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I would have a hard time without my 19 (set to 18.25) hybrid and my 5 wood.  I found a 7 wood to be a little redundant for my swing with the hybrid.  I’m more accurate with the hybrid but the 5 wood gives me a little extra distance and height.  If you have a 20 degree hybrid you like I’d get a 5 wood personally, but it of course depends on your swing and what you want to accomplish with it.  5 wood, 18.25 hybrid and a 20 degree utility iron has been a good combo to get me to my 5 iron.

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I'm confused by your post ideas compared to your Sig area. Do you have a Calla 20* hybrid, or a Heavenwood? If you already have a Heavenwood, it more or less splits difference between 5W and 7W.

 

Please clarify...

 

(Note: I'm in my ninth season of 4W + 7W)

What's In The Bag (Summary as of October 2020)

 

Driver:  Tour Edge EXS 10.5°, weights neutral   ||  FWs:  Calla Rogue 4W + 7W

Hybrid:  Calla Big Bertha OS 4H at 22°  ||  Irons:  Tour Edge CB Pro Tungsten 4i-9i

Wedges*:  Calla MD3: 48°, 54°... MD4: 58° ||  Putter: Ping Sigma G Tyne (face-balanced)

Ball: Calla SuperHot (Orange preferred)  ||  Bag: Sun Mountain Three 5 stand bag

For details see:  Pending (need protocol to embed file list).

     * MD4 54°/10 S-Grind being tested as possible SW to replace MD3 54°/12 W-Grind.

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My bag is 1-3-5-7 woods, 5 -sw, +another SW/LW.  Gives a gap between 5iron and 7 wood but it's manageable.  I don't get along with hybrids.  Don't trust them not to hook left.  To me, in modern strong loft clubs, a 5w = 3 iron and a 7w= 4 iron.  But you have to work those gaps out for yourself with actual time in the bag.  

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I am looking to replace the 20* hybrid in my bag.  Something to have for my gap between my three wood and 4 iron.  

Callaway Epic Flash Mitsubishi Tensei AV Blue 65 
Callaway Epic Flash 3 wood Mitsubishi Tensei AV Blue 75
Callaway Heavenwood 20* - RCH 75w
Callaway 2017 Epic 4-PW, AW Project X LZ 95 Steel (PTIP)
Titleist Vokey SM6 Chrome 54.08M 
Titleist Vokey SM6 Chrome 60.08M
Scotty Cameron 2014 GoLo 7, Odyssey Toulon Garage Austin , Odyssey TriForce 2

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The heavenwood in your sig file is very similar to a 7 wood.  The heavenwood has a longer shaft than a 7 wood.  I have both an Epic Flash 5 wood and 7 wood as well as a 4hybrid.  I pull out one of them depending on the course I will be playing.  The 7 wood flies higher than the 4hybrid.  If I will be needing higher trajectory due to lots of elevated greens between 180 and 190 yds away, then the 7 wood gets the call.

Driver: Callaway Epic Flash 10.5 w/ Project X Evenflow Green 55 R shaft Fairway woods: Callaway Epic Flash 5 and 7 wood Hybrids: Callaway Big Bertha 4i and 5i Irons: Srixon ZX5 6-AW, Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore 56 and 60 degree Putter: mySpider X

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Two ways to go: If you just don't like the Calla 20° hybrid, see if there's another hybrid you like. 3H loft is often 19°. What is the problem with your current 20° hybrid?

 

There's also the fairway wood path.  Whether you get 5W, Heavenwood or 7W would depend on your yardage gap and which one flies best. Also, consider which FW would give you the best balance between distance and ability to escape from rough. As fairway finder,  the 5W could get the nod, good control without excessively high launch.

 

(One reason I carry a 7W most of the year is because the 3H doesn't handle thicker summer rough very well.)

What's In The Bag (Summary as of October 2020)

 

Driver:  Tour Edge EXS 10.5°, weights neutral   ||  FWs:  Calla Rogue 4W + 7W

Hybrid:  Calla Big Bertha OS 4H at 22°  ||  Irons:  Tour Edge CB Pro Tungsten 4i-9i

Wedges*:  Calla MD3: 48°, 54°... MD4: 58° ||  Putter: Ping Sigma G Tyne (face-balanced)

Ball: Calla SuperHot (Orange preferred)  ||  Bag: Sun Mountain Three 5 stand bag

For details see:  Pending (need protocol to embed file list).

     * MD4 54°/10 S-Grind being tested as possible SW to replace MD3 54°/12 W-Grind.

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Image result for Callaway Big Bertha Heavenwood HybridThis is the hybrid I currently carry.  From around 2005ish.  I keep it bc I know it's number.  I am just looking for something newer to try out.  I have the Flash three wood that I lofted up to 16* and it has been a game changer.  I was thinking to do the same to a five wood and lofting it up 2*.  

Callaway Epic Flash Mitsubishi Tensei AV Blue 65 
Callaway Epic Flash 3 wood Mitsubishi Tensei AV Blue 75
Callaway Heavenwood 20* - RCH 75w
Callaway 2017 Epic 4-PW, AW Project X LZ 95 Steel (PTIP)
Titleist Vokey SM6 Chrome 54.08M 
Titleist Vokey SM6 Chrome 60.08M
Scotty Cameron 2014 GoLo 7, Odyssey Toulon Garage Austin , Odyssey TriForce 2

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12 hours ago, Mr. 31 said:

Image result for Callaway Big Bertha Heavenwood HybridThis is the hybrid I currently carry.  From around 2005ish.  I keep it bc I know it's number.  I am just looking for something newer to try out.  I have the Flash three wood that I lofted up to 16* and it has been a game changer.  I was thinking to do the same to a five wood and lofting it up 2*.  


I do something similar but kind of the opposite. I have the 5 wood and loft down to 17* then I go to a rogue 4 hybrid at 21*. My home course is pretty short so both are used off the tee more than anything. 

Callaway Mavrik Max 9* Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI 60S

Callaway Mavrik 4 Wood 16.5* Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI 70S

Callaway Rogue 4H 21* Project X EvenFlow Black 85 6.0

Callaway Mavrik Max 5i KBS Max 80 S

Callaway Mavrik Pro 6- AW True Temper Elevate 105 S

Callaway JAWS MD5 52.10S Dynamic Gold 115

Callaway JAWS MD5 56.10S Dynamic Gold 115

Callaway JAWS MD5 60.12W Dynamic Gold 115

Odyssey Stroke Lab Black #7

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