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46 minutes ago, JahSteve said:

Check site now. Pretty sure there’s one going on now

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2H: Callaway Super Hybrid with Tensei Orange Pro Hyb 80 Stiff (shaft may be swapped at some point) 

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I was glad to find this thread because I'm considering ditching my 3W -- would love some input on what I'm thinking about. 

 

So right now, here are my distances at the long end of my bag: 

10.5* Driver: 255 yards

15* 3W: Probably topped, might roll 80 yards if it's dry and I'm lucky

18* 3H: 215 yards

22* 4H: 200 yards

25* 5I: 185 yards

 

I'm pleased with everything but, obviously, the 3W. I'm a high handicapper (it's coming down fast though!) with a relatively steep swing, and find hybrids are just a lot easier for me to hit. I also live in the Chicago area and, as the Windy City nickname might suggest, play on some really windy days ... so I've been thinking about trying to get a driving iron into the bag for the low trajectory. Carried a 3 iron a long time ago and it was money off the tee.

 

What I'm thinking is ... try a Callaway Super Hybrid, lofted down to 16 degrees in the draw setting, in place of that 3W. (Actually already went ahead and ordered the Super Hybrid off Callaway Preowned, because they only had one that met my spec at a sale price. I can always return it.) Then drop my 18 degree hybrid in favor of a 19ish degree driving iron.

 

My hesitation is losing that 18 degree hybrid. I hit it well and depend on it a lot right now as my second-longest club, since I'm so bad with the 3W that I never even try anymore. Having my 3H and the Super Hybrid in the bag at the same time probably wouldn't make sense, and I'd really like to have the low trajectory of a driving iron in my bag. Just hard to give up a club that's working well for me right now.

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3 hours ago, eric61 said:

I was glad to find this thread because I'm considering ditching my 3W -- would love some input on what I'm thinking about. 

 

So right now, here are my distances at the long end of my bag: 

10.5* Driver: 255 yards

15* 3W: Probably topped, might roll 80 yards if it's dry and I'm lucky

18* 3H: 215 yards

22* 4H: 200 yards

25* 5I: 185 yards

 

I'm pleased with everything but, obviously, the 3W. I'm a high handicapper (it's coming down fast though!) with a relatively steep swing, and find hybrids are just a lot easier for me to hit. I also live in the Chicago area and, as the Windy City nickname might suggest, play on some really windy days ... so I've been thinking about trying to get a driving iron into the bag for the low trajectory. Carried a 3 iron a long time ago and it was money off the tee.

 

What I'm thinking is ... try a Callaway Super Hybrid, lofted down to 16 degrees in the draw setting, in place of that 3W. (Actually already went ahead and ordered the Super Hybrid off Callaway Preowned, because they only had one that met my spec at a sale price. I can always return it.) Then drop my 18 degree hybrid in favor of a 19ish degree driving iron.

 

My hesitation is losing that 18 degree hybrid. I hit it well and depend on it a lot right now as my second-longest club, since I'm so bad with the 3W that I never even try anymore. Having my 3H and the Super Hybrid in the bag at the same time probably wouldn't make sense, and I'd really like to have the low trajectory of a driving iron in my bag. Just hard to give up a club that's working well for me right now.

Makes sense to me. I imagine that 16h is going to fly much more than 2º differently. Do a straight swap, and I bet you'll find you keep them both.

 

You might also adjust them, assuming you can. Mine are labeled 17 and 19, but I play them 15.5 and 20. They fly literally about 6º different; my 15 goes out about 12-13 degrees when struck well, and the 20 goes about 18-19º.

 

As you can, you can return it. I remember those days...

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12 hours ago, karstens_ghost said:

Makes sense to me. I imagine that 16h is going to fly much more than 2º differently. Do a straight swap, and I bet you'll find you keep them both.

 

Thanks, this is a good point -- I'm just going to give things a try with both of them for a bit and see how it goes. Since I'm not really looking to change the makeup of my bag dramatically by, like, adding a wedge or something, I don't think there's any real downside for now, even if there doesn't end up being a ton of difference between them. 

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On 12/15/2020 at 4:01 PM, silverbackster said:

I can't hit woods accurately or consistently. R&R is missing.

I hit 1-iron of the tee better then 3-wood and use C300 2H of the fairway. Look i am not a pro but i want to hit my shots straight.. control my despersion.. some might hit 3w better then 7i ... but thats just not me. Something about the mass of 3-wood plays trick on my mind. 

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Haven’t tried it in practice yet, but my plan moving forward is: regular driver, short 12 degree driver, 19 hybrid.

 

i simply don’t have much use for a three wood. It’s basically a short driver for me already, so why not just make it a driver?

 

250 in to a par five is rare for me, and trying to hit my home courses par fives from 250 is a bad idea...

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