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Changing my setup before the new season and looking at the tough part of the bag. My Irons are 4-PW so have room for 2 clubs inbetween the driver and the 4 Iron [Have 4 Wedges]. One of those clubs will be a 3/4/5 wood still undecided and the other is the tough one. Alot of tour professionals lately I see gaming Hybrids and 7 woods compared to 2 Irons. So wondering what people have in that gap and if many have 7 Woods. Not a huge fan of hybrids so looking towards a higher lofted wood. Any feedback or suggestions would be much appreciated.

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Bought G400 9 wood with senior then put a Elements Wind 7F4 tipped couple inches ..... created a monster.     

Ping G410 7 Wood, so very easy to hit.

All this talk of 7 woods got me all hot and bothered, so I had to go downstairs and toss the V-Steel in the bag - irrespective of the freshly falling snow outside.

I am right now. Not super sold on it yet, though. In theory it should be great for me since I use that spot in my bag for long Par 3's, choking up when needed, Par 5's etc - things I need a nice landing angle for.

 

Previously had a Mav Pro there and didnt love it - and had an Apex 19 hybrid which I was doing really great with.

 

Might go back to the Apex 19 but gonna give this 7w a shot for a bit longer.

 

I've tried several shafts all tipped 1".

 

My issues are consistency due to the longer shaft and utility when needing to do punch outs and hitting off less than ideal lies.

Epic Max LS + HZRDUS Yellow  / TS2 3W + Tensei AV Blue / Mavrik 7W + ATMOS TS Blue / XForged UT + ATMOS TS Black  / Apex 19 Pro + Modus3 120 / MD5 / Toulon Las Vegas + SuperStroke Cord 2.0

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Ping G410 20.5° 7 wood just went into the bag a couple weeks ago. It has earned its spot already.

TaylorMade SIM 10.5° Project X Hzrdus Smoke Yellow 60 S

PING G410 17.5° (set to 16.5°) and 20.5° Mitsubishi Tensei CK 70 Orange X 

PING G410 4 Hybrid (22°) PING Tour 85 S

Cobra King Tour MIM 5-GW Nippon NS Pro Modus3 Tour 130

Titleist Vokey SM8 54.12 D-grind, 60.08 M-grind

TaylorMade Spider Tour Black 34"

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1 hour ago, AC168 said:

I need a good 5 or 7 wood.  I may go older generation if I can find a face angle I like.

I had the same issue. I switched from a 3w to a 5W opened slightly. But I couldn't find a 2nd 5w that I liked closed. I looked back on older models and found the last 7w or 5HL made by T was the r15. To me at least, on the STD setting the face angle is open and based on the spec chart it comes 20.5*. I closed it to 21* and it is perfect now. Managed to find an OG Blueboard 93x and never looked back.

SIM 10.5* Tour AD MDQ 7X

M5 19* ilima 80X

R15 21* S93X // U510 3 Motore TS 9.8 HB

C16 4 105 S300

716 CB 5-P AMT S400

SM6 52.56.60 TI S400

Odyssey Black 1W

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For many years, I gamed a V-Steel 21* 7-wood that I could absolutely rope sky-high like 215-220.  When I did my full bag fitting 2018, I learned that the spin rate was through the roof - we're talking 8-iron type spin  - so I got fit into a 19* hybrid (see sig) that went only a couple yards farther, but with better spin and descent angle.  But, if something happened to my hybrid, I would have no qualms about tossing that nana wood right back in my bag.  

TaylorMade SIM 9.0* Project X HZRDUS Black 6.5
TaylorMade M4 15* Aldila X-Torsion Copper 70x
TaylorMade M4 Rescue 19* Fujikura Atmos 83s

Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi 4 22* Aldila NV Hybrid 105s
Mizuno MP-18 MMC 5-PW Project X LZ 5.5

Titleist Vokey SM7 52-12F | 56-14F | 60-12D Dynamic Gold Wedge
Tommy Armour Impact #3 35" 
TaylorMade TP5x

Vessel Player III Stand

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@1221 Not sure what loft your 4-iron is, but the progression in my bag is 14.5* fairway, 19* fairway, 23* 4-iron.  The 19* is a Cobra F8+ 4-5 wood set at the maximum loft.

 

Not technically a 7-wood, but within 1 or 1.5 degrees of a lot of the 7-woods I see being bandied about these days.

Cobra Radspeed (10)

Cobra F8+ (14.5, 19)

Cobra Forged Tour (4-PW)

Cobra King Black (50, 54, 58)

PING Heppler Fetch

Snell MTB Black

 

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It's a great club. High ball flight, soft landing. Great out of the rough. Look on tour, Brendan Steele, Fleetwood, Dufner, Jessica Korda, and many others are using them. Dustin Johnson has also been testing one.

Titleist TSi2 10.0*

Taylor Made M2 16.5*

Callaway Mavrik 7 Wood 21*

Titleist 919 Hybrid 22*
PXG 0311 Gen 3 P 5-PW

PXG 0311 50*

Titleist Vokey SM5 54/14 F, SM8 58/12 D

Scotty Cameron Studio Style Newport

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Guilty your honour!

 

Who doesn’t nowadays?

 

Whatever number is on the bottom they just equate to the old 4w and 5w numbers .. 17 and 20 seem to be the magic sauce for most players .. including the worlds best

 

For me I can’t say enough about the g400 series five and seven woods both turned down to big minus

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Ping G400 Max Graphite Design AD XC 6x

Ping G400 5w Blueboard ion 73x G400 7w GD PM902s

Callaway Apex 4h 23* KK Slvr 80x Apex 5h 26* Fubuki 82x

Srixon ZX7 4 - PW Nippon Modus 3 Tour 120s
Vokey SM2 50*, SM2 TVD 56*M, & Vokey Special 60*P

Scotty GoLo 7
 

 

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I’m playing a TSi2 4 wood and 7 wood in that gap. I have the same bag setup as you; driver, fairways, 4-9, 4 wedges and putter. This is the one that makes the most sense for me. I’m not a hybrid fan at all. Depending on the course I’ll swap the 7 wood with a SIM UDI but everything else stays. 

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TSi3 9* / Ventus Black 6x

TSi2 16.5* / Ventus Black 8x

TSi2 21* / Ventus Red 9x

T100•s 4-PW / DG X7

SM8 50-8 F, 54-12 D / DG TI X1

WW SM8 58-6 LB K Grind / DG TI X1

One and Done DB

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7 wood has been great for me.  I streamlined my woods, dropped the 3 wood, lowered my Epic Flash 5 wood a degree to play at 17* like a 4 wood, then lowered my Epic Flash 7 wood a degree to play at 20*, and increased my 4 hybrid a degree to play at 23*.  Nice 3* gaps, cover a lot of bases off the tee and the deck, and have less choices to mull over.  Plenty of good options, but the benefit of something like the Epic Flash is the adjustability, and ability to try out different shafts easily.

 

Specific to the 7 wood though, it really is a fun club.  Very easy to hit, very versatile, and just flat out performs.  No shame in a 7 wood, and I have playing partners who have 9 woods and higher in their bags and hit them well.  YMMV.

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Callaway Big Bertha B21 9* Driver, Aldila Rogue White MSI 130 60 S
Callaway Epic Flash 5 and 7 Woods, Accra Fx 2.0 200F M4
Callaway Big Bertha ‘19 4 Hybrid, KBS Tour Hybrid Prototype 65 R
Wilson Staff C300 Forged Irons 5-GW, Aerotech Steelfiber i95 R
PXG 0311 SW (54*/14) and LW (58*/12), TT Elevate Tour S
Scotty Cameron 009-M Putter
 

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If it makes any difference. I use a Ping G, 5 & 7 wood both turned to the big minus. Been playing them for a few years and really like them. 7 wood is great, especially on long par 3's or out of the rough. 

My Current WITB:

Ping G400 LST - Project X EvenFlow T1100 White 6.5

Ping G - 5 & 7 Wood - Project X EvenFlow Blue 6.5

Cobra Amp Cell - 4 Iron – Project X EvenFlow White 6.5

Ping i200 5-PW – KBS Tour

Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 50,54,58 – TT Dynamic Gold

Ping Vault Anser 2 – KBS CT Tour 
 

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2 hours ago, more said:

It's a great club. High ball flight, soft landing. Great out of the rough. Look on tour, Brendan Steele, Fleetwood, Dufner, Jessica Korda, and many others are using them. Dustin Johnson has also been testing one.

Since 2012, I have been using some combination of 4W + 7W. Models have changed a couple of times, but 4+7 is constant.

 

I have only average distance, so my 4i got refitted with a lighter graphite hybrid shaft. It now makes a great driving iron for tight holes. Can you get a lower shot out of your 4i if needed?

 

As for 7W vs. long irons, PGA Tour's Scott Stallings said this in a Sept 2019 Golf Digest article (p. 36):

 

"My 7 wood is a more versatile than a utility iron. I can hit it high or low, and the height on full shots into par 5s is so helpful, especially when you're coming in from 240 to 260 yards. I've found a utility 2- or 3-iron doesn't stop very well from that distance."

 

Note: Give the 4W a try. Many golfers find the 4W is more reliable - and carries almost as far - as a 3W.

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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5 hours ago, 1221 said:

Changing my setup before the new season and looking at the tough part of the bag. My Irons are 4-PW so have room for 2 clubs inbetween the driver and the 4 Iron [Have 4 Wedges]. One of those clubs will be a 3/4/5 wood still undecided and the other is the tough one. Alot of tour professionals lately I see gaming Hybrids and 7 woods compared to 2 Irons. So wondering what people have in that gap and if many have 7 Woods. Not a huge fan of hybrids so looking towards a higher lofted wood. Any feedback or suggestions would be much appreciated.

 

Love my GBB Epic 7-wood.

That being said, if your description of your current bag is correct, you've only got room for 1 more club:
Driver (1 club)
4-PW (7 clubs)

4 Wedges (4 clubs)
Putter (1 club)

That's 13 clubs...

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Just thinking about my persimmon 5w from the early 90's .. it was 20* and was my go to 210 - 215 club

 

Now overall that is amazing because of the balls (maxfi balata HT) and the shorter / heavier steel shaft

 

right now the 20 is my 7w and it is 225 carry .. 10 more yards only

 

Not the incremental gains you see with the irons with all the aggressive loft creep downwards


Ping G400 Max Graphite Design AD XC 6x

Ping G400 5w Blueboard ion 73x G400 7w GD PM902s

Callaway Apex 4h 23* KK Slvr 80x Apex 5h 26* Fubuki 82x

Srixon ZX7 4 - PW Nippon Modus 3 Tour 120s
Vokey SM2 50*, SM2 TVD 56*M, & Vokey Special 60*P

Scotty GoLo 7
 

 

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Yes. Great club.

 

I'm disappointed Mizuno doesn't make one, but can't go wrong with 7-woods from Titleist, Ping or TM.

Ping G425 Max Ventus Blue

Ping G425 LST 3w Ventus Blue

Ping G425 Max 5w/9w Ventus Blue

Mizuno MP20 5-Pw Modus Tour 120

Mizuno T20 50/54/58 Tour Issue S400

Lab B2 | Titleist Pro V1 | Golf Pride CP2

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I added one the 2nd half of last season and it has been a game changer for me. I wish I had done it years sooner. I picked up the TM SIM 7w after seeing DJ bag one last season. It is so easy to hit, it's ridiculous. I have to admit...it's way more effective than my 3i was...maybe about 5-7 yards further than my 3i. It's one of those FW that you have so much confidence in putting a good swing on the ball, you practically lick your chops when you get to pull it out of your bag during a round....that was NOT the case with my 3i (or the myriad of hybrids I've also had over the years) prior to picking one up. 

For some reason, I was always prone to the ugly hook with any hybrids I've had over the last 15 years...not so with the 7w.

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I'm currently using a 210 M6 fairway. 

 

It sits really well between my 16.50 TS2 fairway and my Srixon z785 4-iron. I'm able to carry it about 220-yd and it's very easy to get airborne. 

 

For me, the best thing is how forgiving it is combined with the smaller head. It feels a lot like a tour-style 5w. It reminds me of my old Nike VR Pro Ltd. 5w. 

SIM (10.5o) (Tensei Pro Org.)
TS2 4w (17o)

M6 7w (21o)

z785 (4-Pw)
SM8 52-F / 56-F / 60-S
Newport 2 Select

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