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Most forgiving 7 wood currently for a high handicapper?


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I'm generally ok with my bag, and just grinding to get better (aren't we all); however, I'm thinking of adding a 7 wood.   I'm a high handicapper, not looking to shape my shots, not chasing distance, just point and shoot when I put a (semi) decent swing on it.  I've searched this forum, and the recommendations seem to be all over the place (apologies if I'm not searching properly).   Just trying to come up with a short list and then go try them out.  Prefer recent models, i.e., within last 2-3 years.  Thanks for any input.

 

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PING g400, 410, 425 or 430 fit the bill. If you struggle with a right miss the g425 sft 7 wood is special. Honorable mention goes to the the Callaway Heavenwood 3 wood head size, 4 wood length, 7 wood loft. Depending on your bag setup it’s a great option and what I use currently. 

PING G425 SFT DRIVER w/ACCRA TZX 255

CALLAWAY BERTHA MINI 1.5 w/ACCRA FX 2.0 260

CALLAWAY EPIC FLASH HW w/ACCRA FX 2.0 200F

ADAMS SPEEDLINE LP 9W w/ACCRA FX 2.0 200F

PING G425 5H w/ACCRA FX 2.0 200H

PING G425 6-UW w/NIPPON AWT 2.0

PING EYE 2 GORGE LW w/DG SPINNER

PING CHIPR w/Z-Z115

LAB DF 2.1 w/ACCRA x LAB

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Another vote for Ping. I have the G410 and nothing has been able to match it over the last couple years.

Titleist TSR 2 10° Tensei 1K White 50X

Titleist TSR2 16.5° Tensei AV Blue 65S

Ping G410 20.5° Tensei AV Blue 75X

Callaway Mavrik 25° hybrid Project X Catalyst 75S

Cobra King Tour 5-PW Nippon Modus3 Tour 130S

Callaway Jaws Forged 52°-56°-60° C-grind DG 115

Scotty Cameron California Del Mar 34"

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4 hours ago, JP1000 said:

I'm generally ok with my bag, and just grinding to get better (aren't we all); however, I'm thinking of adding a 7 wood.   I'm a high handicapper, not looking to shape my shots, not chasing distance, just point and shoot when I put a (semi) decent swing on it.  I've searched this forum, and the recommendations seem to be all over the place (apologies if I'm not searching properly).   Just trying to come up with a short list and then go try them out.  Prefer recent models, i.e., within last 2-3 years.  Thanks for any input.

 

The Ping g models are very easy to hit.

TaylorMade Sim Max 9* @ 7* Aldila Quaranta Reg
Ping G425 3wd @ +1 Flat setting Grafalloy Pro Lite HL Reg 
Ping G425 7wd @ -1 Flat setting Ping Alta CB Reg
Ping G425 22 hybrid @ Flat setting Mitsubishi Tensei Orange Raw reg
PXG Gen 3 0311XP 5-PW Mitsubishi MMT 80 Reg

Cleveland CBX Zipcore 50*, 56*, 60* DG Spinner Stiff stepped soft
Evnroll ER7  33” Rosemark grip

 

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42 minutes ago, 03trdblack said:

Ping g425. Close thread. 

+1

G425

Almost automatic

 

 

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Driver -Cobra RadSpeed 9*

5 Wood - PING G425 17.5*

Hybrid  PING G410 22*

Irons - PING G400 5-UW

Wedges - Cleveland Zipcore CBX 54* ; Cleveland CBX2 Full Face 58*

Putter - PXG Battle Ready Closer-34

Ball- Wilson Triad

 

 

 

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The right answer is any 7 wood is going to be very easy to hit and launch. 

 

But you  will get all the usual suspects mentioned.. as expected. 

 

If you want a less expensive 7 wood, that is SUPER easy to hit and as consistent as anything I've hit, the Tour Edge Exotics are fantastic. 

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Any reason why the TSR2 doesn’t get a shout or is it too new?

Dr: Cobra SZ Xtreme 9° w/ Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 6-S and MCC+4 Midsize (45.25")

F: Taylormade Stealth2 5 Wood 18° w/ Oban Devotion HB 65.05 X and MCC+4 Midsize   

I: Titleist T100S w/ Project X LZ 6.0 (+0.50") and Tour Velvet 360 Midsize (4-P)

GW: Vokey SM9 48F 10° w/ Project X LZ 6.0 (+0.50") and Tour Velvet 360 Midsize 

SW: Vokey SM9 54D 12° w/ Dynamic Gold S300 (+0.50") and Tour Velvet 360 Midsize

LW: Vokey SM9 58M 08° w/ Dynamic Gold S300 (+0.50") and Tour Velvet 360 Midsize

P: Odyssey Stroke Lab Seven (35")

B: Bridgestone Tour B X

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Rogue ST, G430, TSR1, Stealth HD

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TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus 9.0*, GD Tour AD IZ-5S; or

Titleist TSR2 10.0 (D4), GD Tour AD DI-5S

TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus 15.0*, GD Tour AD DI-6S

Titleist TSR2 21.0*, HZRDUS Red CB 60 6.0
Titleist 2021 T200 Black, 4 to PW, TT AMT Black Onyx S300

Titleist 2019 T100S Black 48* AW, Project X LZ Black Onyx 6.0
Titleist Vokey SM9 Black, 54.10-S and 60.08-M, TT DG Black Onyx S200
Titleist Scotty Cameron Special Select Newport 2

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On 1/31/2023 at 12:41 PM, scott406 said:

+1

G425

Almost automatic

 

 

I'll +1 your +1.

G425 7W is the closest thing to point-and-shoot as any club I've ever hit

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Taylormade SIM2 Max D 10.5 / GD Tour AD XC 6 S

Ping G425 Max 5W / Tensei AV Orange 75 S 

Ping G425 Max 7W / Alta CB 65 Slate S

Ping G425 5H / Alta CB 70 Slate S

Srixon ZX5 5-AW / Project X IO 5.5

Ping Glide 3.0 54 SS, 58 SS / Z-Z115 W

Evnroll ER2vB Midblade

Bridgestone Tour B-XS

 

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Good question. Here's my useless 2cents. 

As a high handicapper you don't NEED something newish. That's just for bag appeal. If you were my friend I'd advise you to get something you know works for great players and something that you know fits you and beat that bad boy until you're good.

You're spot on you do need a "bopper" 20-21º fairway metals fit that you're swing now and where it could potentially be.

An important heads up most adults don't improve a ton beyond their 1st 5 years of playing regularly. Get to work!

I'd suggest something titanium as it'll offer potentially the most distance.

Get something that you like the style of has some cache with your friends or at least people who know and a shaft that fits and you'll be hitting par 5's in 2 in no time!

Personally I'd lean toward Tour Edge but I'm biased. They've worked so well for me that I've stopped actively looking for upgrades. If I was scared of Tour Edge I'd go to the old faithful's Callaway and Ping because they both make great products customer service is great and most people respect them as OEM's. 

 

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Titleist TSr2 is my first experience with a 7 wood and it is extremely forgiving for me. I’ve been amazed by it so far. I’ve never had so much confidence from 215-230 out. 

-Titleist TSr4 9* Ventus Blue TR 6X
-Titleist TSr3 16.5* Ventus Red TR 7X 

-Titleist TSr2 21* Ventus Black TR 8X

-TaylorMade P760 4-PW Modus 125X
-Mizuno T-22 Copper 51S, 56D, & 61X Modus WEDGE shafts 

-Mizuno M-Craft OMOI Type 1 Blue Putter

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