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I have the best of all worlds! I have a 4 hybrid that replaces my 4 iron, 3 iron for use off the tee, and 5 wood that I use off the tee and off the ground. Don’t carry a 3 wood as the 5 wood is long enough so I’m able to use it a lot more often on the course… The 5 wood rolls out to 250 so if I’m further out than that, odds are i’m not hitting the green lol

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10° Titleist TSI2 x Fujikura Ventus Blue 6S

17.5° PING G410 x Fujikura Ventus Red 7S

22° PXG 0317X Gen 2 Hybrid x Mitsubishi MMT 80S

Srixon z545 3 Iron x Nippon Modus 120S

Srixon z585 5 Iron x Nippon Modus 120S

Srixon z785 6-PW x Nippon Modus 120S

Wedges: Titleist SM8 50*12F, 54*12D, 58*8M

Putter: PXG Battle Ready Brandon Double Bend

 

IG: @matt.golfs

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MY LONG GAME SETUP:  DRIVER TS1 10.5 DEGREE SET 0.75 DEGREE DOWN.

                                          PING G 425  16.5 DEGREE FAIRWAY

                                      *  CALLAWAY 21 DEGREE V-SERIES HEAVENWOOD----AS THE MANDALORIAN SAYS, THIS IS THE WAY !!!!!!!

                                         PING G 425 25 DEGREE HYBRID OR MIZUNO 24 DEGREE CLK  (DEPENDS ON THE COURSE)

     ALL THE REST:          6-->PW SRIXON ZX5

                                         CALLAWAY MACK DADDY TOUR WEDGES 50, 54,58 DEGREE

 

THEY DON'T CALL IT A HEAVENWOOD FOR NOTHING.  GOES AS FAR AS A 5 WOOD BUT HIGHER AND SOFTER.  IMPOSSIBLE TO NOT GET UP IN THE AIR !!

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I currently have an old Adams BTY 14.5, an original Idea Pro Tour Head 16 and then a 20 Idea Pro Black Hybrid (9031).  I just turned 40 this year and I plan on getting fit for a new driver, 4 wood and 7 wood.  Longest Iron will be an MP-18 Fly Hi 4 Iron at 23 degrees.  Going to have the irons reshafted after a fitting as well...  Lost 3-5 MPH on my Clubhead Speed even in the last 3 years...

 

Getting old(er) sucks...

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I have several 5 woods of varying years and technologies but at 69 yrs old I find myself relying on my old school Adams A3OS Boxer hybrids more and more. For me anyway, that 2007 ish technology is right up there with today's. Those hybrids are so easy to hit and work both ways it would be crazy not to have them in the bag. I play 2,3,4,5 hybrids and it will be a cold day in hell before I take them out of the bag. Just my way of doing it but it might be worth a try for you as well. You can find them pretty reasonably priced on the Bay. Good luck with your search.

Peace

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Taylor Made M2 Driver  12* Stock shaft R flex

Taylor Made M2 HL 3wood 16* Stock shaft R flex

Adams A3 OS Boxer  2,3,4,5 Hybrid Pro Launch Platinum R flex shaft

Cobra King F7 One Length irons 6-SW Pro Launch Blue R flex shafts

Putters vary... can't find perfection

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