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ok, i am feed up with over teched fairway woods and graphite shafts. all the hype about what is cool and has major bling factors of the shiney hot and new tour usage. i want a simple big headed three wood with a steel shaft that, not including the moon crescent, is plain and clean. i have tried r7's, callaways, a plethera of sonartec's, titleists. it leaves me to go to the g5. always been a fan ping looking at my bag you can tell. this is my last chance at a straight hitting three and i figured if my driver is straightest hitting club in my bag why not try a ping 3 wood. i am tired of playing safe on a tight par 4 and pulling out a 4 wood and shanking it into the woods or popping it up. sorry about this rant let me know if any of you have these same frustrations or if there are any POSITIVE reviews of the g5 3 wood.

Ping G400 LST 10*
Titleist TS3 15*
Taylormade UDI 2 
Callaway MB 2018 3-W
Titleist Vokey 54*/60*
Bettinardi BB2

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I have a G5 3 wood and love it. It does have the half-moon on it but I got used to it very fast. I tried the NV and the prolaunch shafts, but the stock PING shaft gave me the best results. It has a medium to large head compared to other 3 woods and is very long off the tee. It finally replaced my 10 year old GBB.

Cobra Fly Z, Fubuki
Cobra Fly Z 3 wood
18 Cobra DWS
PING Rapture Hy 21
PING G series 5-pw
PING Glide 56
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I love my G5 driver and was expecting to feel the same way about the G5 3 wood. Tried a bunch of the larger headed 3 woods earlier this year and the G5 wound up in the middle of the pack. My two favorites were the Mizuno (F50?) and the Cobra F speed. Both were great off the deck but I hit the Cobra better off the tee. There is no subsitute for getting out there and whacking a few hundred balls before making a choice.

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I just recently picked up a G5 15º. I had it shafted with a UST V2 75 stiff. Great combo.

This is an easy 3 wood to hit well, both off the deck and tee. Very hot face, which I found to be an improvement over the G2's 17-4 face feel-wise. Really, if you can't hit the G5 3 wood well, then it's time for a lesson. Just let the ball get in the way of the clubhead and it really goes with the G5.

 

Are you sure a steel-shafted 3 wood is the answer though? Seems to me that would make it tougher to hit if anything, and it sounds like forgiveness is what you're after.

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The Ping G5 15* is a great buy. Got one with a JZ stiff steel shaft and it fairly pops of the face with a good penetrating flight. Equally good of a tee or the deck. It is now my number one three wood choice, replacing my trusted Titleist 980F Strong - and it took some doing to get that particular club out of my bag.

 

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Good call. i have a G5 three 13* and it is sweet. Long off the tee and easy from the grass. Great avatar by the way. Go PISTON'S

[font=lucida sans unicode,lucida grande,sans-serif]Driver: Yonex Ezone 380 9*
Fairway: Tour Edge cb5 15*
Hybrid: Tour Edge cb5 19*
Irons: Hogan Ft Worth (15) 21*, 25*, 29*, 33*, 37*, 41*, 45*
Wedges: Hogan TK 49*, 53*, 57*
Putter: 2007 Odyssey Black #1
Bag: PING Hoofer[/font]

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