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44.25 - 44.5" driver 43.5" mini-driver 42.5" 3w 42.0" 3HL/4w   Also cut down all hybrids from their stock lengths.     Who's standard?  😉

Driver 44.50"
3-Wood 42.75" 

4-Wood 42.25"
5-Wood 41.75"

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Bridgestone J40 CB 8i-PW 39*- 48* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
Vokey Mild Raw 8620 54* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
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Driver is 43" to 43.5"

3wood is 42", maybe 42.5" if I can't effectively get it shorter.

 

Prefer the shorter fairway wood length and heavier shafts to the point that I'm giving serious thought to a 2 hybrid in place of the 3w.  Would allow me to remain shorter, and allows heavier shaft options, various graphite iron shafts.  Something like the Ping G410 is in the thought process, a "woodish" hybrid with a fairly hot reputation, that can be adjusted stronger, if I feel it's necessary.

 

If it matters, I'm between 5-11 and 6 feet tall, with a 36" or 36.5" wrist to floor.  I use a 38" 5 iron.
 

The Ever Changing Bag!  A lot of mixing and matching
Driver: TM Original One 11.5* set to 10*, Aldila RIP Alpha 80 X, 43.5"
3w:  Cobra King LTD, Matrix 8m3 X, 42"
Hybrid:  TaylorMade Stage 2 Tour, NV105 S or DGS400

Irons grab bag:  3-PW Mizuno MP37, Recoil Proto 125 F4 (reshaft pending); 1-PW Golden Ram TW282 or Vibration Matched Golden Rams, RIP Tour 115 R (coin flipping for the reshaft project); 1i & 3-PW Golden Ram TW276, NV105 S
Wedges:  Dynacraft Dual Millled 52*, DGS400; Scratch 8620 DD 53*, SteelFiber i125 S; Ram Watson Scoring System 55*, DGX 7i shaft; Ram TG-898, DGS400; Ram TG-898, NV105 S; Wilson Staff PMP 58*, DGS300; Ram 1982 Commemorative Nickel 58*, Dynamic S; Ram TW282, DGS; Ram TW276, DGS; Ram Troon Grind 58*, Dynamic S; Maltby Design 60* mid sole, DGS400; Maltby Design 60* mid sole, NV105 S
Putter:  Snake Eyes Viper Tour Sv1, 34"
Balls: Wilson Staff Duo Professional or TaylorMade TP5

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Driver - 47.75" (completely untrimmed shaft wasn't quite 48")

3 wood - 42"

5 wood - 41.25"

hybrid - 39.5" | 3 iron - 39.5"

 

For me, the driver is about one thing, and one thing only, hitting bombs. Fairway woods are target clubs where precision is more important to me than distance potential. Hence the contrast between shorter than standard fairways and the long driver.

Titleist TS3 - Diamana ZF

Mizuno MP Titanium 15* - Diamana Kai'li

Mizuno MP Titanium 18* - Diamana Kai’li

Ping G410 22* hybrid - KBS Tour

Mizuno MP68 (raw) 4i-PW - KBS Tour

Vokey SM7 55M & 60L (raw) - KBS Tour

Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Mid Slant

Lamkin Crossline Cord Midsize | ProV1 | MacKenzie Original Walker

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Stock length on Rogues:

 

4W = 42.75"

7W = 42.0"

 

On shots off the fairway, I choke down about a half inch. This flattens the lie slightly and prevents occasional hooks.

 

Note on TM 3W/HL fairways: The loft on these is normally 17* (a 4W in most kingdoms). But the stock shafts usually are same length as a standard 3W. So, consider getting a shaft trim if the 3W/HL is a bit hard to control.

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).

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Driver: 44”

3W: 42.5”

4H: standard 39.75”

D| Ping G400 w/ Project X HZRDUS Yellow 6.0

3W| Cobra F9 Tour 16* w/ Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black 6.0

H| Ping G400 22* w/UST Mamiya PROFORCE V2 Black X

4-P| New Level 902 w/Dynamic Gold TI S400

GW, SW| Maltby M-Series+ Tour w/Dynamic Gold TI Black Onyx S400

LW| Maltby Tour Grind MG w/Dynamic Gold TI Black Onyx S400

P| Yes! Evelyn 12

Ball| Snell MTB Black

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Driver: 44”

3w: 42.25”

Hybrids close to standard iron lengths. 

Callaway Razr Fit 9.5* (Tensei CK Blue 60x)
Adams Fast 10 15* (Aldila VS Proto 80s)
Adams Idea Pro 20* (Aldila VS Proto 80s)
Adams Idea Pro 23* (Aldila Rip'd VS Proto 80s)
Adams DHY 27* (Aldila VS Proto 100s)

Taylormade R9 TP 6-Pw (KBS Tour S)
TM P770 51* (Rifle FCM 5.5)

Scratch 1018 XDG 55* (Rifle FCM 5.5)
Scratch 1018 RPD 60* (Rifle 5.5 FCM Spinner)
Yes Jenny-12 (Rifle FCM 6.5)

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