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Cole Fleming

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On 3/20/2024 at 2:23 PM, Cole Fleming said:

Yeah if i move back i run into 685-715 yd par 5s that i still dont really use the 3 wood cause trees or water get in the way. But that would also go for the 5w but if i could hit it a little better maybe a decent lay up club or off the tee is what im reffering to if people do that or not


A bit unrelated to the topic: is your course at elevation? Multiple 700-yard par 5s is insane. That’s longer than PGA Tour length par 5s. The only courses I’ve heard of with holes that long are in Colorado at 5,000 feet.

 

To answer your question, I’m increasingly of the opinion that most players only need either a 3 or a 5 wood, not both. There’s maybe two holes per round where I could use a 3 wood off the fairway, and in most of those situations I don’t think it’d make a difference if I used my 19* Apex UW instead because I’m not holding a green with a 3w from 240yds out anyways.

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Driver:  Cobra Aerojet 9.0 (Mitsubishi Kai'li White 60S)

3 Wood: Callaway Rogue ST Max (Mitsubishi Tensei Blue 65S)

5 Wood: Callaway Apex UW '21 (19°) (HZRDUS RDX Smoke Black 70g 5.5)

4-PW: Callaway Rogue ST Pro (Project X Rifle 105 6.0)

Wedges: Ping Glide 4.0 (50°10S, 54°12W, 58°6T)

Putter: Ping Anser 2023 (34.25")

Ball: Wilson Staff Model

Bag: Ping Hoofer Lite

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13 minutes ago, Nat said:

After struggling with inconsistent play from my 3 wood (srixon zx-it went a mile, just not in correct direction 50%), I decided to admit I needed more loft for this club. I built a new maltby ist 17* 5 wood on a 65 gm shaft at 43’’. Much more consistent 

I’m now looking at the 7w. 

 

Funny you mention 17*  The 2024 release of the Hy-Wood comes in 17* 3+ and 20* 4+.  My prior release Hy-Wood is 18* 3+.  I'm thinking of going to the 17* 3+ HW, 20* 4+ HW and 24* Halo XL 5 H,  eliminating the 4W, 18* Hy-Wood, 21* HyWay and DST Hybrid.  maybe keep the 4W and Hy-Wood, getting a Halo XL 5H and eliminating the HyWay and DST.   I'm already reducing from the 52*-56*-60* wedge setup to the Maltby Max Milled 54*-58*.  My irons are the PXG XCor2 6-GW.  Tired of carrying 14-15 clubs in my bag (I'll take 15 clubs on a casual round to try out different combinations).

 

I hate golf.........

I'm playing on Sunday and Thursday........Imagine if I actually liked the sport.

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I don't have the speed of op, but I have a similar situation with my home course. I don't have many long approaches or shots that would require a 3w, so I have a 5 wood. I find it does very well off the deck, I haven't used it off the tee enough yet to make an informed opinion. Someone mentioned that nowadays you really only need one or the other and I think that's true.

 

While the 5w itself is new, I generally have had a 17°~ club that is the longest club for trying to hold a green.

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D-Taylormade SIM MAX D Diamana PD 50r

3w- Honma TW-XP1 

17° Adams XTD Ti super hybrid

4h-5h- Tour Edge Exotics ex9

6-AW- Cleveland Launcher XL Nippon Zelos 7

56°- Cleveland CBX Zipcore

60°- Lazrus

P- Odyssey eleven tour lined stroke lab shaft

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14 hours ago, wantacigar said:

Funny you mention 17*  The 2024 release of the Hy-Wood comes in 17* 3+ and 20* 4+.  My prior release Hy-Wood is 18* 3+.  I'm thinking of going to the 17* 3+ HW, 20* 4+ HW and 24* Halo XL 5 H,  eliminating the 4W, 18* Hy-Wood, 21* HyWay and DST Hybrid.  maybe keep the 4W and Hy-Wood, getting a Halo XL 5H and eliminating the HyWay and DST.   I'm already reducing from the 52*-56*-60* wedge setup to the Maltby Max Milled 54*-58*.  My irons are the PXG XCor2 6-GW.  Tired of carrying 14-15 clubs in my bag (I'll take 15 clubs on a casual round to try out different combinations).

 

I hate golf.........

I'm playing on Sunday and Thursday........Imagine if I actually liked the sport.

I went on a practice round last week with an extra club. Bought a 56* as am intending playing half set at some point but ended up

never hitting it and using my 54 and 59* 🤣🤣🤣🤣

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