Jump to content

Fairway/hybrid or fairway/driving iron or hybrid/driving or hybrid/hybrid. Yikes


hackalot
 Share

Recommended Posts

It’s winter and planning on new sticks. I’m stuck on what comes after driver. Like the idea of 4 wood and 20 degree driving iron but I rarely hit a fairway wood. Makes me think 17 hybrid and driving iron instead. Then I start thinking what’s best off tee for hitting fairways and then will driving iron suck coming into greens. You all know how the thinking goes. Since winter and virus raging, can’t really go test anything so thought I’d get opinions. What combos are WRX’s finding works best for them on this section of the bag. Happy New Year 

  • Like 2

Cobra Fly-Z+
Cobra F8+ 4/5 wood
Ping S55 3-pw x100
Titleist SM6 52 & 56
Scotty Newport 2

Link to comment
Share on other sites

So many options to consider and opinions to consider. Will be very personal to your game and swing. 
For me, I landed on a 16 degree hybrid and a game improvement 4 iron. 
I can hit the 16 hybrid off the tee for control and still off the deck. Fly it 225, can get rollout to around 245 off deck. Can flight it low off tee easily. 
the 4 iron flies 215 and can hit it high enough to land relatively soft into greens if needed. 
I never saw a need for 3 wood with my length. 
I do keep a 5 wood 18 degree in backup which is another fairway finder but harder to flight down. Awesome club though. 
If you can test out some tour edge exotics hybrids and woods I would recommend. Can be found on the cheap as well if you are okay with finding a gently used one. 



 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

@hackalot Great question and one that requires a LOT of thought and work.  May i first ask what main jobs you would like these clubs to do, and how often you would like them to do that job?

  • Like 2

Epic MAX LS 8° w/AD BB

Razr Fit 12° w/VS Voodoo 
Epic Flash 16° w/Rogue M•AX
X Forged UT 18° & 22° w/PX
Apex Pro '19 5-A w/PX
X Forged Jaws 53, 59, 64 w/PX
White Hot #5 Center Shafted
[img]http://pxc86358mpx1hyn3hdxen4o1.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/171831.png[/img]

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Depends on two things: 

1) What are you comfortable hitting?

2) What course conditions do you play on?

 

As a general rule: 

Start at where your irons end ex. 3 iron or 4 iron, figure out what you would like the next club to be and then fill the gap between your driver and first club after your irons.    This is for a non-specialized bag.  I would always start low and work your way up to the driver filling out things that you need to your style of golf.

 

 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

9 minutes ago, Dan Drake said:

@hackalot Great question and one that requires a LOT of thought and work.  May i first ask what main jobs you would like these clubs to do, and how often you would like them to do that job?

That’s a good question. Wondering what others are using in this space. Right now I go 18 hybrid then 3 iron. Turned 50 and not getting distances I use to so thinking I need another option in that area.  Good iron player and like idea of driving iron, but it would need to fit into the 230 yard approach shot and worry it would be coming in hot. Could always cut it in to help, but just over thinking in winter. Not sure what distance differences or height of 19 hybrid vs 20 driving since can’t test, but wanted to see what others are doing. Currently only using 3 wedges so could still keep 3 iron if needed. 

  • Like 1

Cobra Fly-Z+
Cobra F8+ 4/5 wood
Ping S55 3-pw x100
Titleist SM6 52 & 56
Scotty Newport 2

Link to comment
Share on other sites

In the same boat right now. Used to play 3wd and 2h...the 2h being a fairway finder on short par 4s. Switched back to a 5wd instead of 2h and it hits very nice high softer landing shot that doesn't run away through a fairway and softer on approach shots on par 5s.

 

Looking right now at updating my bag. Still think I'm going Driver/3wd/5wd....BUT...also buying a driving iron or hybrid for days the wind is up for a lower flight....although I CAN knock down the flight on a 5wd...🤪

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I think I’ve given up on that part of the bag. Reverting back to Driver, 4 wood, 7 wood, 4 iron to start the season. Hybrids, I still can’t find one in comfortable with so at least I can remove that as an option. The utility is good for me, but also very one dimensional. 

TSi3 9* / Ventus Black 6x

300 Mini 13.5* / Ventus Black 10x

TSi3 19* / Ventus Black HB 10tx

T100•s 4-9 / Dynamic Gold X7

SM8 46, 50 / Dynamic Gold X7

SM8 54, 58 / Dynamic Gold TI X100

 

Champion’s Choice / MC X-Firm
620 / MC X-Firm

Link to comment
Share on other sites

42 minutes ago, hackalot said:

That’s a good question. Wondering what others are using in this space. Right now I go 18 hybrid then 3 iron. Turned 50 and not getting distances I use to so thinking I need another option in that area.  Good iron player and like idea of driving iron, but it would need to fit into the 230 yard approach shot and worry it would be coming in hot. Could always cut it in to help, but just over thinking in winter. Not sure what distance differences or height of 19 hybrid vs 20 driving since can’t test, but wanted to see what others are doing. Currently only using 3 wedges so could still keep 3 iron if needed. 

 

10 years older than you and not getting distance i once did even more so haha...so trying out the following:

 

Removed 3w and 5w for either a Callaway Epic Flash 5w at 17* or Ping g410 5w at 16.5* - both great clubs and hit them equally well...will pick one in the spring.

That left room for a driving iron and hybrid, or two hybrids. Right now happy with Epic Flash 4 hybrid at 20* and Ping g410 4 hybrid at 22*...again both great clubs and hit both well and they fill gaps nicely. But trying out a Gapr Mid 4 at 21* and a Ping Crossover 4 at 21* for more of a driving iron/low fairway finder...hit both okay but not as far or as consistent as the two hybrids. Have till spring to decide. Anyway...if you're a decent ball-striker none of the above clubs mentioned would disappoint you i'm sure.

  • Like 1

Callaway Rogue 9.0 - Aldila Synergy 50 reg

Rogue 4w Tensai CK 60 reg at 17*

Callaway Epic Flash 4 hybrid 20* - Tensei AV Silver 65 reg

Ping g410 4 hybrid at 22* Alta CB 70 reg  

Callaway Rogue Pro 5i-AW - UST Recoil ES 760 f3

Callaway Jaws Chrome 54*W, 58*W - Project X 80 graphite

Odyssey Black Series Tour Design 2 34.5"

Link to comment
Share on other sites

58 Years old.   Lost lots of juice off the fastball.  Clubhead speed with Driver 104.

 

I go   Driver,  15* 3 wood.    18* 5 Wood  20* Apex hybrid (kinda iron like, does not hook)   22* Mizuno HMB 4 iron 

 

I only play 3 wedges though.   46* PW.   52* Gap. 58* Sand/Lob.      

 

I need more help at the top of my bag and have a sweeper swing, so these clubs fit.    Getting the distance gaps covered is most important, which is what I would suggest.   

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm definitely having a similar debate with myself. There's few things I like more than hitting a good driving iron off the tee, but I get a little shaky when i have it in my hand for an approach shot or long par 3. Played a Gapr Lo 3 this year and it was as hot-and-cold a relationship I've ever had with any club. I haven't heard many great things about Gapr Lo so it may have something to do with that, but i think I'm going to at least try hybrid for the spring and see how it goes. Maybe Utility 4 iron for best of both worlds? I dunno Last hybrid i had was the original TM Rescue so I'm excited to see how nukey things have become. 

 

 

 

 

  • Like 1

Titleist TS3 9.5* - Ventus Blue 6X 

Cobra Speedzone 14.5* - Atmos Blue 7X

Taylormade Gapr Lo 19* - Tensei Blue 80X

Mizuno JPX 919 Tour 4-P -  AMT Tour White X100

Cleveland RTX4 50*, 56*, 60*

Scotty Cameron TeI 3 Newport 2/ Odyssey Stroke Lab Black #7

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I had never played a hybrid until I got a 3 and 4 to replace my long irons a few months ago. They both hit amazing, then got newer 5-PW and am loving this 5i so I am trying to find a 3 and 4. If I can, I might keep the 3h and get a 2h, or might keep the 4h depending on range gaps.

 

<edit>I have been considering a driving iron, but only the Srixon utility looks interesting and is out of my price budget.

Edited by lefthack

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

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Same dilemma- a few months from 54 and in a place to overhaul bag.  Following are set:  D, 6i-PW, putter.  Current leading contender for remaining 7 clubs are:

 

2 x FW:  16.5 primarily for tee and lower spin 18 deg with 7w shaft for max distance from turf (16.5 may be replaced with the Ping 425 14.5 deg 3w which is a sweet looking, feeling, and well performing club).

 

2 x hybrid:  21 and 25 deg with short heavy shafts to fill “3i-5i” slot.

 

2 x wedge: 52/53 and 58.

 

1 x 17 hybrid :  I don’t have the swing speed to elevate this properly from turf and the 5w and 21 deg hybrids are in the bag for the long/high shot.  This club is for tee shots, trouble, and the long low runner into the wind - essentially, for me, it is a full swing ‘stinger’ club.

 

Basically, I would have three par 4/5 tee clubs (D, 4w, 17 hyb), and my gaps covered well with clubs I can hit high enough to hold good greens at my current swing speed (5w, 21 hyb, 25 hyb).

 

Many folks would posit that there is more utility in another wedge but I’m very comfortable manufacturing shots at the shorter end and less so with longer clubs.

Edited by Aviador Naval
  • Like 1

917D2 9.5 w/S+

TS2 16.5 and 21 w/AD-DI

ZX-U 3i w/NS 950GH -or- 818 H1 23 deg w/AD-DI

ZX5 5i - 6i and ZX7 7i - PW w/Modus 105

SM7 50-12, SM7 54S, and SM6 58-12K @ 59

Ping MnBn MyDay

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I’m stuck too. I have three clubs for two spots. Trying to ditch the 3w since I never hit it but would consider a 5w or super hybrid for approach shots as I struggle with my sub70 3H. My DI 2i is my most consistent but needs work from the deck. 

Edited by Rbsiedsc
  • Like 1

Driver: Callaway Epic Max LS with Hzrdus RDX Blue 70g 6.0 (back up:Callaway Epic Flash SZ with  Tensei Orange Pro S (1" tipped) at 44.75")

2H: Callaway Super Hybrid with Tensei Orange Pro Hyb 80 Stiff 

3H: Sub70 939X UST proforce V2 black F3 hybrid soft stepped XStiff 

4-AW: PXG OG 0211  with KBS Tour Stiff 2.5* up 1/4" long 

Wedges: Cleveland Zipcore 54 Full/58 Mid (Backup 54*,60*: Ping S Tour KBS Tour Stiff 3* up)

Putter: Putter: TAII #2  

Ball: Snell MTB-X

Tracked by Arccos

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

5 hours ago, hackalot said:

Like the idea of 4 wood and 20 degree driving iron but I rarely hit a fairway wood.

What is the reason for you rarely hitting fairway wood? Pros and better competition amateurs say they hit a fairway wood off the deck maybe once or twice a round.

 

Is it a matter that club choice of 4W doesn't happen often? Or, do you have trouble with the 4W?

 

A 2H (about 17*?) has its uses, but may not get you out of the rough very well.

2 hours ago, azgreg said:

I keep trying different things as well but always come back to the old faithful of Driver, 4W, 7W, and 4H.

I may not be much help, as you can see in by sig line. I'm also in the azg society. I have 4W + 7W + 4H... through there should be an asterik on my 4i.

 

The 4i is 22*, an I had it refit from KBS Tour 90 to a lighter SteelFiber hybrid shaft. It is now my homemade driving iron... I use it for shorter holes where a driver would run through the landing area. It launches fairly low and hot; I play 4i from a closed stance to get a slight draw.

 

(I am entering my tenth season of 4W + 7W; and I only carry three wedges.)

 

As for a driving iron, do you want one that is mainly a dedicated driving iron, or do you want a couple of utility irons at the long end? You might consider softstepping your 3i to do the job.

 

Two decisions you need to make:

  • What do you want the bridge clubs to do for you?
  • What do you feel comfortable hitting?

Remember, we only get to carry 14 clubs.

  • Like 2

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.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Fairway, Hybrid, Udi and 5i the best of all worlds.

Fairway is 3 wood loft with 4 wood shaft in it.

 

Im only 5'-7" tall and @ 42.5" the fairway sits square and      confident.

 

I love the taylormade woods but a lot of them start at 59.0* degree of lie angle and that sends up and left.

 

I think the m5 wood started at 56.0* but nearly as much as a driver cost.

Edited by staysober for golf
  • Like 2

Cobra; F9 8* Hzrds G 60 S 45"

Titleist; TS2 14* K.K. S 42.75"

TE ; 721 Pr 17* TW B S 40.75"

Cally; Epic 4i-5i PX LZ 95 6.0

Cally; E Pro 6i-7i PX LZ 95 6.0
Cally; MB 8i-PW PX LZ115 5.5 
Cally; 56* X FORGED STK W. 
ODYSSEY WIDE B/W 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I am fairly settled on 3w - hybrid @20 degrees and 4i. This seems to cover the gaps well and the shots I need to play. My 3 wood is not super hot, probably spins a bit more than most. 

 

It is often windy where I play, so versatility is useful. I find a 5 wood is hard to hit low (and fade) where a driving iron is hard to hit high enough from the ground.
 

Both are perfect for their designed function, but limited. A hybrid is not as good as either for their designed purpose, but can do both jobs adequately. 
 

 

  • Like 1

Sim 2 Max 10.5 Tensei CK Blue 60X
3 Wood - Titleist TSI 2 - 15 degree (C4) - Tensei CK Blue 70X

Titleist 816 H2 - 21 (C1) Aldila Rogue Black 85X 
Titleist 716CB 4-9 - X100
Vokey SM7 46.10, 50.08, 54M, 59M - S400
Scotty Cameron Studio Stainless Newport 2.5
Titleist Pro V1X 2021

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just on a confidence level, I’d pick a hybrid 8 out of 10 times for most long shots over a fairway wood. Have never carried a driving iron,but imagine would be great off the tee and unknown off deck. Hit some into simulators last year and smoked them especially with graphite shaft. I still hit 3 iron off tee when need to run one out there and hit fairway. When I do carry a 3 wood, I might hit it once every 5 to 10 rounds max. 

  • Like 1

Cobra Fly-Z+
Cobra F8+ 4/5 wood
Ping S55 3-pw x100
Titleist SM6 52 & 56
Scotty Newport 2

Link to comment
Share on other sites

14 hours ago, hackalot said:

That’s a good question. Wondering what others are using in this space. Right now I go 18 hybrid then 3 iron. Turned 50 and not getting distances I use to so thinking I need another option in that area.  Good iron player and like idea of driving iron, but it would need to fit into the 230 yard approach shot and worry it would be coming in hot. Could always cut it in to help, but just over thinking in winter. Not sure what distance differences or height of 19 hybrid vs 20 driving since can’t test, but wanted to see what others are doing. Currently only using 3 wedges so could still keep 3 iron if needed. 

 

Just turned 57, and like most, have lost a bit of the figurative junk in the trunk.

 

What I have been doing...  carry a King LTD 3w.  I'll sometimes adjust it up one tick, but at the end of the season, I was using it at standard loft.  I also alternated between using a 2 iron and TM Stage 2 Tour 2h or 3h, at 16.5* or 17*.  

 

What I'm toying with...  dropping the 3w and replacing it with a Ping G410 2h, that I might loft down to 16*.  My motivation for going that route, I prefer shorter club lengths when I get to what would be the fairway wood part of the bag, and I also much prefer heavier shafts (80g is not heavy by my standards).  Much easier to accomplish this with a hybrid, which brings graphite iron shaft options into play.

 

Disclaimer for the above:  I play a course that's not especially long, and I rarely have a 3w distance shot.  Front nine is mostly driver, back nine is mostly less than driver.  Anywhere I could use less than driver off the tee, a longer hybrid, or even a long iron, is almost always a better play for me than a 3w.

 

A last add, I'm a moderately high trajectory player.  And if it matters, my wedge config is 53/58.
 

Edited by NRJyzr
  • Like 2

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

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Why not fairway/fairway? I think a lot of people would benefit from that setup. 

M5 (9.0 set to 8.25), Tensei CK Pro White 70TX, GP Tour Wrap Midsize

M5 (15.0), Tensei CK Pro White 70TX, GP Tour Wrap Midsize

TSi2 18.0, Tensei AV Raw White 85TX, -0.5", GP Tour Wrap Midsize

i200 (4i), S56 (5-W), PX 7.0, Red Dot, GP Tour Wrap Midsize

Glide 3.0 (51.13, 55.13, 60.06TS), PX 6.5 Blackout, Red Dot, GP Tour Wrap Midsize

Dual Force Rossie #1 (33", 79 lie)

Pro V1X

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, justcallmemoses said:

I’m playing the following:

 

g400 5 wood @ 16.5 

g410 22 hybrid @ 21 flat 

p760 4 iron @ 22.5

p760 5-PW

sm7 54

sm7 58

 

 

 

 

Seems like you're covering all the bases here. I have thought about how one less wedge might simplify my decision making around the greens... 

  • Like 1

Titleist TS3 9.5* - Ventus Blue 6X 

Cobra Speedzone 14.5* - Atmos Blue 7X

Taylormade Gapr Lo 19* - Tensei Blue 80X

Mizuno JPX 919 Tour 4-P -  AMT Tour White X100

Cleveland RTX4 50*, 56*, 60*

Scotty Cameron TeI 3 Newport 2/ Odyssey Stroke Lab Black #7

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, DGfromBC said:

Seems like you're covering all the bases here. I have thought about how one less wedge might simplify my decision making around the greens... 

 

I have room for 1 more club just not sure what. I don’t miss the gap wedge at all. I never really hit a wedge 100% but I’ve become comfortable hitting partial shots with PW/54/58 and less selections. 3/4 wedge swings with each club for certain distances. No effect in my scoring.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

22 hours ago, hackalot said:

It’s winter and planning on new sticks. I’m stuck on what comes after driver. Like the idea of 4 wood and 20 degree driving iron but I rarely hit a fairway wood. Makes me think 17 hybrid and driving iron instead. Then I start thinking what’s best off tee for hitting fairways and then will driving iron suck coming into greens. You all know how the thinking goes. Since winter and virus raging, can’t really go test anything so thought I’d get opinions. What combos are WRX’s finding works best for them on this section of the bag. Happy New Year 

Been there done that. My personal experience is if you are going with a driving iron, go with the lowest loft you can get away with it off the tee and deck. My UDI happens to be 17*. The versatility equates to better scoring.

 

As for 3 wood after the driver, I have experimented with 12.5, 13.5, 15 and 16 degrees. I ended with preferring a 16* despite being 1* apart from my driving iron, but the versatility and yardage gapping worked out well.

 

In conclusion, you’re going to have to hit the simulators to round out the long end to fit your game.

Edited by Chuck905
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

10 hours ago, hackalot said:

Just on a confidence level, I’d pick a hybrid 8 out of 10 times for most long shots over a fairway wood. Have never carried a driving iron, but imagine would be great off the tee and unknown off deck. Hit some into simulators last year and smoked them especially with graphite shaft. I still hit 3 iron off tee when need to run one out there and hit fairway. When I do carry a 3 wood, I might hit it once every 5 to 10 rounds max. 

Very true... A lot of this has to do with what people can hit with confidence.

 

Similar to you, a couple of pros who have played mini-tour say they hit a fairway wood off the deck once a round. I walked a regional tourney round with the one pro, and saw him he hit a 3W - out of first cut - 280 yards uphill and chase it onto the par 5 green for an eagle putt. (He missed from 25 feet for a tap-in birdie.)

 

Way different than someone like me, who hits a driver maybe 220 and uses a FW off the deck 5 to 7 times a round.

 

Some players with really strong swings can hit a hybrid almost as far as a FW, or sometimes more accurately and almost as far. One such person was a young assistant pro who was preparing for his PAT at our course. On our two shorter par 5s, he had the power to get home in two with hybrids. He carried no FWs.

 

I find the whole "driving iron" thing is semi-humorous. Can't see how the DI is much different than a friendly long iron.

Edited by ChipNRun
  • Like 1

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.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

19 hours ago, ChipNRun said:

What is the reason for you rarely hitting fairway wood? Pros and better competition amateurs say they hit a fairway wood off the deck maybe once or twice a round.

 

Is it a matter that club choice of 4W doesn't happen often? Or, do you have trouble with the 4W?

 

A 2H (about 17*?) has its uses, but may not get you out of the rough very well.

I may not be much help, as you can see in by sig line. I'm also in the azg society. I have 4W + 7W + 4H... through there should be an asterik on my 4i.

 

The 4i is 22*, an I had it refit from KBS Tour 90 to a lighter SteelFiber hybrid shaft. It is now my homemade driving iron... I use it for shorter holes where a driver would run through the landing area. It launches fairly low and hot; I play 4i from a closed stance to get a slight draw.

 

(I am entering my tenth season of 4W + 7W; and I only carry three wedges.)

 

As for a driving iron, do you want one that is mainly a dedicated driving iron, or do you want a couple of utility irons at the long end? You might consider softstepping your 3i to do the job.

 

Two decisions you need to make:

  • What do you want the bridge clubs to do for you?
  • What do you feel comfortable hitting?

Remember, we only get to carry 14 clubs.

Here in Arizona a large majority of the courses are target oriented. Tee box - patch of desert - patch of grass - patch of desert - patch of grass and green complex. It's all about hitting a distance. With that in mind I've sauced out my yardages with the top of the bag with that in mind. 

Driver: 260

4w: 235

7w: 215

4h: 195

 

Edited by azgreg
  • Like 1

Driver: TM R510TP

Fairways: TM V-Steel

Hybrids: Nickent 3DX RC

Irons: Maltby TE Forged

Wedge: Acer XB Satin

Putter: Odyssey White Hot #1

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

32 minutes ago, azgreg said:

Here in Arizona a large majority of the courses are target oriented. Tee box - patch of desert - patch of grass - patch of desert - patch of grass and green complex.

 

This explains a lot. Some overhead shots I've seen of desert edge courses show turf... and non turf zones.

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.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

22 hours ago, staysober for golf said:

Fairway, Hybrid, Udi and 5i the best of all worlds.

Fairway is 3 wood loft with 4 wood shaft in it.

 

Im only 5'-7" tall and @ 42.5" the fairway sits square and      confident.

 

I love the taylormade woods but a lot of them start at 59.0* degree of lie angle and that sends up and left.

 

I think the m5 wood started at 56.0* but nearly as much as a driver cost.

This is what I’m moving my back towards. 

 

- G410 5 Wood

- z545 3 iron (Only used on tight tee shots, never off the turf)

- PXG Gen 2 Hybrid or G410 hybrid: Haven’t decided which one and it will be either the 4 or 5 hybrid depending on what gaps best between my 5 wood and 5 iron. 

- z585/z785 5-PW

 

Going straight to the 5 wood was the best decision I’ve made in my bag. Consistent 225 carry off the turf, if i’m any further than that odds are I’m not hitting the green anyway lol I’m a lot more accurate with irons than hybrids so I like having the 3 iron off the tee, I don’t hit it well enough to hit it off the ground. Replacing my 4 iron soon with one of the above hybrids, I don’t hit a 4 iron great off the ground so figure a hybrid will by more consistent and will add a lot more versatility. 

 

 

 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

For me it's always been 3 metal/2 hybrid combo that's worked best for me.  I'm more shallow on the way down so this combo works.  If you're more steep then the fairway metal/DI combo would probably work best.  In most cases with golfers, there's going to be too much of a gap in distance when you compare a 3 metal to a 2/3 hybrid which is why I suggested the fairway metal/DI combo over the hybrid/DI combo. 

Edited by phizzy30
  • Like 1

TM SIM 2, 8* w/Diamana PD 70TX

TM SIM 15* w/Diamana ZF 80TX

TM Tour Issue Rescue 11 TP Deep Face Ghost Proto 16* HB  w/Thump 105x

New Level NLU-01 21* w/KBS Proto 105x

New Level 623-M 5-PW w/MMT 125 TX

54* Miura HB w/KBS 610 S+, 58* Miura w/KBS Tour Black

Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport 1

 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Our picks

    • 2021 Fortinet Championship - Discussion and Links
      Please put and questions or comments here
       
       
      2021 Fortinet Championship - Tuesday #1
      2021 Fortinet Championship - Tuesday #2
      2021 Fortinet Championship - Tuesday #3
      2021 Fortinet Championship - Tuesday #4
      2021 Fortinet Championship - Tuesday #5
      2021 Fortinet Championship - Tuesday #6
      2021 Fortinet Championship - Tuesday #7
      2021 Fortinet Championship - Tuesday #8
       
       
      New Ping putter - 2021 Fortinet Championship
      New Bettinardi putters & Cover - 2021 Fortinet Championship
      Ping Putters - 2021 Fortinet Championship
      Odyssey putters - 2021 Fortinet Championship
      Cameron putter and new ball marker - 2021 Fortinet Championship
       
       
      Sneds - WITB - 2021 Fortinet Championship
      Peter Uihlein - WITB - 2021 Fortinet Championship
      Charles Howell, III - WITB - 2021 Fortinet Championship
      Scott Piercy - WITB - 2021 Fortinet Championship
      Brandan Steele - WITB - 2021 Fortinet Championship
      Mito Pereira - WITB - 2021 Fortinet Championship
      Kevin Tway - WITB -2021 Fortinet Championship
      Joseph Bramlett - WITB - 2021 Fortinet Championship
       
       
       
      • 18 replies
    • 2021 Tour Championship - Discussion and Comments
      Please put any questions or comments here
       
       
       
       
      Odyssey putters - 2021 Tour Championship
      LA Golf putter shafts - 2021 Tour Championship
       
       
       
      • 25 replies
    • 2021 BMW Championship - Discussion and Links
      Put any questions of comments here
       
       
      2021 BMW Championship - Tuesday #1
      2021 BMW Championship - Tuesday #2
      2021 BMW Championship - Tuesday #3
      2021 BMW Championship - Tuesday #4
      2021 BMW Championship - Tuesday #5
      2021 BMW Championship - Tuesday #6
      2021 BMW Championship - Tuesday #7
       
       
      Cameron T-11 & T-11.5 putters at 2021 BMW Championship
      Mizuno Pro FliHi and 225 irons - 2021 BMW CHampionship
       
       
       
      • 18 replies
    • 2021 Ping i59 irons & Glide Forged wedges in hand comparison pics!!!
      In hand pics of the new 2021 Ping i59 irons and Glide Forged wedges...
       

       
      Ping i59 7 iron
       

       
       
      Ping i59 PW
       

       
      Ping i59 Comparison Photos

       

       

       

       
       
       
       
      PING Glide Forged Wedges

       
      Ping Glide Eye Toe Wedge
       
        • Thanks
        • Like
      • 97 replies
    • 2021 The Northern Trust - Discussion and Links
      Please put any questions or comments here
       
       
       
      2021 The Northern Trust - Tuesday #1
      2021 The Northern Trust - Tuesday #2
      2021 The Northern Trust - Tuesday #3
      2021 The Northern Trust - Tuesday #4
      2021 The Northern Trust - Tuesday #5
      2021 The Northern Trust - Tuesday #6
      2021 The Northern Trust - Tuesday #7
       
       
      New Cameron for JT - 2021 The Northern Trust
      New Cameron putters for Garrick Higgo - 2021 The Northern Trust
      New Odyssey putter covers - 2021 The Northern Trust
       
       
      • 6 replies

×
×
  • Create New...