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17* 4 Wood Question - Loft up a 15* 3 wood to 17* or loft down 18* 5 Wood to 17*?


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I would assume the 3 wood lofted up would be more slightly more forgiving due to head size being bigger and slightly more more distance due to the shaft length being longer. But personally would go 5 wood lofted down if you plan to use it off the fairway and rough.  3 wood if primarily a tee club

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43 minutes ago, theothertwo said:

I really like the look and size of the TM Stealth 2 Plus fairway wood.  Choosing between a 15* 3 wood to adjust up to 17* or an 18* 5 wood to adjust down to 17*.  Which one do you think would be longer, easier to launch and more forgiving?  Thanks.

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Just now, theothertwo said:

Right.

Ok, then I would get the 3wd and set it at higher. That would increase the static loft, slightly close the static measurement of the face, and increase the lie angle. All of these should help the face close a little, and move your start line slightly more left. 

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8 minutes ago, hammergolf said:

Ok, then I would get the 3wd and set it at higher. That would increase the static loft, slightly close the static measurement of the face, and increase the lie angle. All of these should help the face close a little, and move your start line slightly more left. 

Thanks for this insight.  Very helpful.  The 5 wood turned down does the opposite I suppose.

 
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Just now, theothertwo said:

Thanks for this insight.  Very helpful.  The 5 wood turned down does the opposite I suppose.

Exactly, 

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There is a stealth 2+ 16.5 4 wood that was tour issued and limited release to the public. Can probably find one on eBay. 

 

And also….the stealth 2+ heads are already half price if not less than retail was a year ago. One they drop to ~ $200 they typically hold their value there for years after. Just go get one and be done. 

 

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58 minutes ago, AdExec said:

There is a stealth 2+ 16.5 4 wood that was tour issued and limited release to the public. Can probably find one on eBay. 

 

And also….the stealth 2+ heads are already half price if not less than retail was a year ago. One they drop to ~ $200 they typically hold their value there for years after. Just go get one and be done. 

 

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7 hours ago, theothertwo said:

I really like the look and size of the TM Stealth 2 Plus fairway wood.  Choosing between a 15* 3 wood to adjust up to 17* or an 18* 5 wood to adjust down to 17*.  Which one do you think would be longer, easier to launch and more forgiving?  Thanks.

All depends on shot shape and your preference of face angle. 
 

adding loft will shut the face down a bit. Taking loft off will open the face. I thought they made a HL version. 

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8 hours ago, theothertwo said:

Thanks for this insight.  Very helpful.  The 5 wood turned down does the opposite I suppose.

Not always. An open face will make some players hit a draw or a hook. Some players also prefer a closed face to hit a nice fade. YMMV.

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