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On 9/20/2020 at 9:51 PM, grm24 said:

Nike VR Pro Limited Edition fairway woods (2011). Still use the 3 wood. One of the best line of clubs Nike produced. The driver from that line was great as well. I miss bonded drivers and fairway woods.


And those still see some love on tour, probably one of the oldest woods you'll find out there. 

I'll always have a secondary/backup bag with Titleist 906f fairways in them because I think they are such a classic and solid fairway wood in both the F2 and F4 versions. 

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Taylormade SIM 10.5* Diamana X'17 70TX || Taylormade SIM 9* Diamana X'17 70X
Taylormade SIM Ti V2 15* Kuro Kage Proto 80TX || Taylormade SIM Ti V2 17* Kuro Kage 80XTS 
Taylormade M5 19* Tensei Pro White 90TX || TItleist TS21* Kuro Kage 100XTS 
Taylormade RSI UDI 20* Project X PXi 7.0 // Kuro Kage 100XTS 
Hybrid  
Bridgestone J40 DPC 4i-7i 23*- 35* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
Bridgestone J40 CB 8i-PW 39*- 48* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0

Taylormade Milled Grind Raw 54* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
Vokey SM6 58* Oil Can Low Bounce K-Grind Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
Scotty Cameron Newport Tour Red Dot || Taylormade Spider X Navy Slant

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On 9/20/2020 at 10:45 AM, moogolfer said:

If you come across one of these fairways give them a try: R7 TP, Cleveland Launcher Comp and Mizuno MP Titanium. The most recently released club is the Mizuno at 10 years ago with the other two around 15 years ago which helps make them inexpensive. 
 

All 3 have titanium construction in varying degrees, and all 3 have great distance. I say this not as they have good distance for old clubs, but have distance comparable to anything you’ll find today. Every now and then you’ll find an RBZ, 2016 M2, 917 or SIM that flys as far as your driver, true, but give one of these old boys a try some time. 
 

 

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The MP Titanium is truly one of the best, most vintage fairways ever made. Just gave mine to a buddy this year, and he bombs it. Forgot how solid it sounded as well. 

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Mizuno ST-X 10.5

Titleist 917f3 13.5d. 

Titleist 818h2 17d. 

WIlson Staff C300 forged 4-pw

Srixon U-85 20d. 

Scratch 8620 53d. 

Odyssey white hot pro

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10 hours ago, Valtiel said:


And those still see some love on tour, probably one of the oldest woods you'll find out there. 

I'll always have a secondary/backup bag with Titleist 906f fairways in them because I think they are such a classic and solid fairway wood in both the F2 and F4 versions. 

A 906f2 introduced me to heavy shafts ala fit on pro 95 x 

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All woods & 2i hot melted, GP Tour Velvet . 580 Ping Hoofer 

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Another vote for TM R7 TP. Burner 07 TP is also worth a mention. Heck, most TaylorMade fairways from 05-10 were pretty good. I don't care for their newer stuff.

 

And another vote for Tour Edge CB2. Played one with an OG Blueboard 83x for almost a decade before stupidly selling it looking for newer and better. Still miss it.

TaylorMade M5
Titleist 917 F3
Cobra King F6 Baffler
Cobra King Forged CB
Cobra King Tour 50-54-58
Scotty Cameron IBDD
Titleist ProV1

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10 hours ago, games said:

I'm truly surprised at the few posts mentioning Adams.  I have some Adams Super Fairways and Super Hybrids in XTD Ti.  They're as good as anything currently made.  Thinking I might have them refinished in the offseason...

Along with the MP-Titanium, I have posted more about Adams fairways than anyone. The Super LS is the longest fairway wood I've ever had. The XTD-Ti is also extremely good. Both could rival anything current that you could throw at them. 

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Mizuno ST-X 10.5

Titleist 917f3 13.5d. 

Titleist 818h2 17d. 

WIlson Staff C300 forged 4-pw

Srixon U-85 20d. 

Scratch 8620 53d. 

Odyssey white hot pro

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I would be happy playing just about any Titleist fairway wood, going back at least a decade.

 

Older TaylorMade models perform well, too, but I have never liked their aesthetics.

 

Obviously there are a lot of V-Steel junkies out there, but I would also be curious to see how the Callaway Steelhead and Steelhead+ would hold up today, if outfitted with a respectable shaft. 

TM Sim2 Speeder 757x VII || TM 300 Mini Ventus Blue 7x || TM Sim2 5w Ventus Blue 7x || Mizuno Mp20 4-9 Modus 120 || Vokey Sm8 46f 50f 54d 60d Modus 120 || Ping Tyne 4 || Titleist Pro V1 || Golf Pride CP2 Wrap/Pro

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I've still got a Callaway Steelhead 5 wood, with the original RCH 36 Strong Flex shaft that seems to be magnetised to my bag as every time I try to shift it, it comes back. Head is so good out of all lies and the shaft is as solid as any I own.

 

Another vote for Nike VR Pro ltd and almost any Tour Edge head (E8 Tour was brilliant for me until the face cracked!).  Notable shouts to the Mizuno MP650 and Adam Tight Lies 2 heads which are great too.

 

 

 

 

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I still use my Cleveland Launcher titanium 3 wood.  I have a backup in the garage that was my dad's in case something happens to mine.  I still trust that club more than anything but my 60degree wedge and the only time I"ve ever broken 80 was the day my buddy tossed my driver in the trunk of his car and said "you're hitting your 3 wood all day today"  

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On 9/21/2020 at 11:04 AM, EDT501 said:

Now if only I could find a mint MP Titanium 5 wood...

Well, it took awhile but I doubt one and got it built to my specs. Total cost just less than $100 for my 5 wood and it’s already one of my favorites. Don’t discount the good stuff from a few cycles back!

 

Any suggestions on getting sticker/lead-tape residue off? 

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Titleist TS3 - Diamana ZF

Mizuno MP Titanium 15* & 18* - Diamana Kai’li

Ping G410 22* hybrid - KBS Tour

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My favorite older models from the past 10 years are:

 

Titleist 917 F2

 

Ping i25

 

 

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I just retired my Nike Sumo 3 and 5 woods. Nothing wrong with them at all, but went with all TM top end. 

 

There is a reason Tiger used a Sumo 3w for as long as he did. I loved hitting that club off the deck.

Taylormade M3 driver Mitsubishi Kuro Kage TiNi 70G shaft (cut to 44.5")

Taylormade M1 5 wood

Taylormade GAPR Lo 19* Hybrid 

Taylormade GAPR Mid 21* Hybrid

KZG Forged Blade 4, 5, 7-PW

Mizuno MP-68 6 iron

Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 80g iron shafts

Lazrus 52/8 and 56/12 wedges

Nike Blue Chip 002 putter

Golf Pride Concept Helix grips

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8 hours ago, EDT501 said:

Well, it took awhile but I doubt one and got it built to my specs. Total cost just less than $100 for my 5 wood and it’s already one of my favorites. Don’t discount the good stuff from a few cycles back!

 

Any suggestions on getting sticker/lead-tape residue off? 

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Acetone.

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Taylormade M3 driver Mitsubishi Kuro Kage TiNi 70G shaft (cut to 44.5")

Taylormade M1 5 wood

Taylormade GAPR Lo 19* Hybrid 

Taylormade GAPR Mid 21* Hybrid

KZG Forged Blade 4, 5, 7-PW

Mizuno MP-68 6 iron

Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 80g iron shafts

Lazrus 52/8 and 56/12 wedges

Nike Blue Chip 002 putter

Golf Pride Concept Helix grips

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9 hours ago, EDT501 said:

Any suggestions on getting sticker/lead-tape residue off?

 

Goo Gone works fairly well.

The Ever Changing Bag!  A lot of mixing and matching
Driver: Original One 11.5* (tuned down), NV75 X -or- King LTD, HZRDUS Black 62 6.5, 45"

3w: King LTD, Aldila RIP Beta 90 X -or- TM Stage 2 Tour, Aldila NV105 X
Hybrid:  TaylorMade Stage 2 Tour 2h or 3h, NV105 S -or- RIP Alpha 105 S

Irons grab bag:  3-PW Mizuno MP37, Recoil Proto 125 F4; 3-PW Golden Ram TW276, NV105 S; 2-PW Golden Ram Vibration Matched, RIP Tour 115 R
Wedges:  Dynacraft Dual Millled 52*, SteelFiber i125 S -or- Scratch 8620 DD 53*, SteelFiber i125 S; PM Grind 19 58* -or- Wilson Staff PMP 58*, Dynamic S
Putter:  Snake Eyes Viper Tour Sv1, 34" -or- Cleveland Huntington Beach #1, 34.5" -or- Golden Ram TW Custom, 34" -or- Cleveland Designed By, 34"
Balls: Wilson Staff Duo Professional, TaylorMade TP5

GripMaster Roo or Kidd leather grips

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I still have 3w and 5ws of the V-Steel's and 906F2's.  906F2 being my fav of that time frame, 980F before that.  Next would be the XHP as I think that was the best fairway I've played (cracked 2 faces so gave up on replacing them) and have a lot of fond memories of shots hit with my XHP 80X Kai'Li combo.

What's In The Ping Moonlite:
Ping Rapture '14 13*
Ping Rapture DI 18*
Titleist 690.CB 4/6/8/PW
Vokey TVD 54*
Odyssey Tank V-Line

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I was the guy that thought new fairway woods were a big waste of money until I hit the XXIO Prime 9 Fairway woods. Have the Taylormade  Burners from 2009 that I loved plus the Ping G25 Fairway woods that I also thought were great. I was wrong!! There is no comparison. I was shocked. These new Fairway woods are way longer and there is little effort to make great contact. Example. I am 67 years old and for me a 3 wood goes Max. 210 yds. Yesterday in Florida GPS showed 236 to middle of green and my buddy I played with said what are you waiting on.” Just hit.”  I did. Should have waited as I put it in the bunker a couple yds.off of the green. New technology is for real. I learned and never thought so.

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12 hours ago, uglande said:

My favorite older models from the past 10 years are:

 

Titleist 917 F2

 

Ping i25

 

 

You have excellent taste and I would agree.  I have the 917 in 3 wood and the i25 in 5 wood...still.  Both are excellent and reliable. 

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TSi3 10*
917 F2 16.5*
G425 19*
4-P MMC MP 20
SM7 52F 56F 60D
Rossie White Hot

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I also have an OG Adams Tight Lies 3w from the late 90's maybe?

Taylormade M3 driver Mitsubishi Kuro Kage TiNi 70G shaft (cut to 44.5")

Taylormade M1 5 wood

Taylormade GAPR Lo 19* Hybrid 

Taylormade GAPR Mid 21* Hybrid

KZG Forged Blade 4, 5, 7-PW

Mizuno MP-68 6 iron

Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 80g iron shafts

Lazrus 52/8 and 56/12 wedges

Nike Blue Chip 002 putter

Golf Pride Concept Helix grips

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Ive never hesitated to put this back in my bag if my M3 acts up.  Low penetrating flight and I can hit both ways. 
 

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Taylormade M3 9*  KBS TD Cat4

Taylormade M3 4HL Hzrdus Yellow 63g

New Level 18* KBS Tour Prototype 95X

Mizuno JPX 919 Tours 3-PW Project X 6.0's

Cleveland RTX4 Raw 50/54/58 Project X 7.0's

Byron Morgan Stainless DH89 w/ Stability Tour / / Scotty Cameron Studio Design 2 

Bridgestone Tour B XS 

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Man reading this thread has made me realize I've made some good choices lol. I have a Cleveland hibore xl 3 wood with an Aldila NV rip'd green that is just boring as all get out. Then possibly my favorite club that I call my 5 wood, an 17° Adams xtd ti super hybrid. Funny thing is I doubt the 3 wood is going anywhere, but it's probably the easiest club to take out, but that's mostly because I don't often need to use it.

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Caution on RBZ fairway woods.

 

The original RBZ (green trim) had a stock 48-gram shaft, and was a bit too light. About every third hit turned left hard.

 

For original green, make sure you like the shaft. The original RBZ Tour had a heavier shaft.

 

image.png.d5c747f77a60113997310e613d5bb8dc.pngThe RBZ Stage 2 (gold trim) was a much better club, had a somewhat shallower head and launched better. Also the base Stage 2 (non-Tour) came with a more stable 60-gram shaft.

 

The RBZ Stage 2 3W/HL (17*) is a mainstay in my backup bag.

 

 

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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°... MD4: 54°, 58° ||  Putter: Ping Sigma G Tyne (face-balanced) + Evnroll Gravity Grip

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 replaced MD3 54°/12 W-Grind.

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5 hours ago, TexasTBag said:

 

 

 

This thing has always been a cannon. Not sure why it says 18t instead of 5 wood but I got it out of some used rack with a Aerotech Steelfiber 85. 
 

Pic angle makes it look a lot larger then it is.

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Not sure of what the "T" denotes, but best guess is that it is 18* loft.

In my Datrek - DG lite II cart bag attached via Top-Lok to my Bag Boy - Quad XL - I'm decidedly brand agnostic:

PING - G400 Max 10.5 - Graphite Design Tour AD DI 5 R

Titleist - TS2 4W - Graphite Design Tour AD DI 6 RS TS2 7W - Alta CB 65 R

Cobra - Baffler 23* - Aldila NV-HL 65 R

PXG - 0211 (2019 version) - 5-PW - MMT 80 S

Cleveland - CBX2 50 / 54 / 58 - Rotex 

L.A.B. Golf - Directed Force 2.1 - KBS Tour - Press No. II 3*

Snell - MTB  Black

 

 

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