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Forum Thread of the Day: “Medium-long hitters using a 7-wood?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from MelloYello who has been thinking about swapping his 3-wood for a 7-wood. MelloYello feels his 3-wood is the odd man out in his bag and has asked WRXers for their thoughts on what the addition of a 7-wood could add to his game. Our members have been sharing their opinions and insights on the matter.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • Z1ggy16: “Doesn’t Keith Mitchell use a 7w? Dude is one of the longest on tour. I think more than anything it has to do with what flight you want to see, and the purpose of the club how your club delivery. My guess is he never uses it off the tee (or in very limited cases, like ultra-long par 3’s) and it’s purely for par 5’s. Maybe he’s a big de-lofter of that club, so he gets a nice penetrating flight but with enough launch to stop it quickly on greens. Maybe a long iron just wouldn’t spin/launch enough for him. It’s probably one of those things you’ll need to buy used off eBay and try it out for yourself; I’ve never seen 7 woods in store.”
  • bulls9999: “I have a Callaway Heavenwood (7-wood), and it’s as my 5-wood, I think because I can get it up so high it just carries more, but it’s so easy to hit. My 3-wood is getting jealous in the garage closet; I take it out for a spin on the range before play every now and then, but it never makes it onto the course. Last Sunday, my 4 best shots of the day were all with the 3-wood…. 2 par-3’s, a par-4 where I was in parallel fairway and went over a pond and a stand of trees and onto the green, pin high; another was 18th hole, 200 yards to green, downwind, landed on front edge but rolled out to back of the green. I’m hardly ever on that green in 2. I wish I can find a hybrid that I can hit as easy as that 7-wood.”
  • ephmen: “Low ball hitter, love my 7 wood! Ping G25.”
  • dmeeksDC: “Definitely can get you great results, but in my experience the stronger the player, the more you have to find the right shaft to get the flight you want with a 7 wood. A lot of these clubs seem paired with shafts designed for players who need launch help with all clubs. I put a tipped 72 gram stiff Accra RPG Z shaft in a Titleist 917 7 W (21 degrees), and that stopped the moonshots. Don’t need to hit this club hard. Stock swing, and it goes high and long, will stop quickly on a green. I think one key is to swing them smooth like a 7 iron. If I get after it, it just goes higher, not really longer. I like it better than a hybrid or clunky driving iron, and I’d only pull it if I found a hollow-headed iron like the p790, Cobra Forged Tec, Maltby TS1/TS2, Mizuno HMB, etc., that I could consistently hit as far. But I’m all woods and irons, no more hybrid.”
  • uglande: “Just pull the trigger on the 7 wood and then wait to make your next move after putting it through its paces. I love my 917 F2 4-wood and 7-wood. The 7 was my favorite club in the bag the past two seasons. It’s not going anywhere.”

Entire Thread: “Medium-long hitters using a 7-wood?

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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at gianni@golfwrx.com. Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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  1. Daniel Whitehurst

    Nov 9, 2019 at 4:01 am

    It’s all about your personal trajectory needs. This area of the bag has 4 options. From high to low ball flight you have fairway wood, hybrid, utility iron, long iron. I have a high speed, high high ball flight pattern(118-122 mph driver speed). 5 and 7 woods and most hybrids are to high ball flight to control. It’s like trying to make a free throw by almost hitting the lights. I go with an 18 deg Callaway x forged Utility. Because I hit it 460 after the rollout it’s a great tee club on 410 and under par 4’s where it flys like a driver but a hybrid or 5/7 wood look like 240 yard 9i. Not good for anything but an occasional 2nd shot par 5. My dad hits it low and goes 5-7-9 wd then 6I. Go with what suits the need.

  2. DB

    Nov 8, 2019 at 8:31 am

    I don’t see the stronger players pulling their 3-wood and using 7-wood instead. I see them bagging both the 3-wood and 7-wood. It makes sense because if you need a high-flying soft shot from your fairway wood you may not get what you’re looking for with a modern 17.5 5-wood. The 20.5 7-wood becomes a better fit for that gap.

  3. ChipNRun

    Nov 7, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    As far as “medium-long hitters” using a 7W, tour pros Jason Dufner, Keith Mitchell and Scott Stallings carry one. (By chance all are 21° Titleist models.)

    In a September Golf Digest article, Stallings says the 7W is a lot more versatile than a driving iron or a crossover.

    (Not a long hitter, but I’ve used 4W + 7W for eight seasons.)

  4. Carp

    Nov 7, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    Love my 7 wood.

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Shaft: Mitsubishi Kuro Kage XTS 70 X (45.5 inches, 59.25 lie, D4)

3-wood: TaylorMade SIM Max (15)
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In our forums, our members have been discussing low lofted drivers. WRXer ‘Killerswing1’ asks fellow members if anyone is currently playing a low lofted driver, and what are the benefits of doing so, and WRXers have been having their say in our forums.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire thread and have your say at the link below.

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Entire Thread: “Low lofted drivers”

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