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Today from the Forums: “3-hybrid or 7-wood?”

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Today from the Forums, we take a look at a discussion on whether a 3-hybrid or 7-wood is a more beneficial club to carry. Our members have been arguing their case in our forums, with many making compelling cases for both.

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.

  • uglande: “If you get a 7-wood it will be your favorite club after about three rounds.”
  • 596: “All depends on your gaps at the high end of your bag. I’ve played 2 different loft 7-woods. I had to change between the two depending on the irons I was playing at the time. 1 7 wood is 20.5, and one is 22. Even with that, the newer 20.5 goes 10 to 15 yards further than the 22. You need to decide what gap you can manage with a specific 7-wood or 3-hybrid. I find the 7-wood very good even from the rough. It replaced my 4-iron and gapped to my 4-wood to also eliminate my 5-wood.”
  • Golf64: “Never hit a 7W before till my Ping rep handed me one. I am a believer! Couldn’t believe how easy it was to hit?! I would game one in a heartbeat(if I had the funds)!”
  • FmaxTurboSi: “I usually hook hybrids like crazy, so I’ve never gamed one. But it looks like manufacturers are starting to fix that problem with their hybrids. I recently went to a PXG fitting and was able to hit a hybrid, 3* flat, with all weights on toe for a fade bias. I was pleasantly surprised. I also heard some good reviews on the Callaway super hybrid. It comes with Tensei pro orange shaft stock, which I really like. Really nice, stiff, low spin, low launch, counterbalanced premium shaft. So I decided to order one. Only downside is 4-6 week backorder. So I’m patiently waiting.”
  • Davidv: “3 Hybrid, a bit more versatility compared to a 7-wood.”

Entire Thread: “3-hybrid or 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

8 Comments

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  1. Dustin

    Apr 7, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    Unfortunately hit the ball way to high for both. To give you an idea I hit my 3 iron higher than most people hit their driver and that’s with Project X 7.0’s in my irons.

  2. Jim

    Apr 3, 2020 at 5:39 pm

    After tossing out about 7 different Hybrids I finely bought an off brand (Golf Works) 7 wood about 3 years ago just to see how that worked….100% improvement over any Hybrid I ever used..after using it as my 3 iron replacement I even bough a 9 wood of the same make to replace my 4 iron, have not looked back. When you get older and your swing speed drops its great to have clubs you can hit in the air 190 and 180 yards fairly consistently…

  3. kn95

    Apr 2, 2020 at 1:57 am

    Very nice article, hi. I hope you will print again sort of post.
    Thank you!
    King regards,
    Balle Hessellund

  4. roho

    Mar 30, 2020 at 10:14 am

    Picked up an old Cobra 7 wood at a flea market, great shape. From the first time I hit it to now it’s been one of my favorite clubs in the bag. It’s the old school size not the large modern fairway woods of today.

  5. Karsten's Ghost

    Mar 20, 2020 at 5:25 pm

    One other point…

    Just like loft creep in irons, a 20-degree fairway wood is, in not so long ago terms, a 5-wood.

  6. Karsten's Ghost

    Mar 20, 2020 at 5:22 pm

    Same as Mike.

    Hybrid is usable in more situations, doesn’t fly as high. Not as prone to wind. Putting a fairway wood shot on a green is some magical stuff, and doesn’t happen enough to justify a 7-wood.

    If you need to get the ball up more, sure. Great club to elevate. But if you can swing over 100, you probably want as low-flighted shaft as you can get… and still wouldn’t recommend for most.

    • 3 putt par

      Apr 4, 2020 at 9:47 am

      Hybrids have a higher trajectory than woods. Learn how to hit a ball

  7. Mike

    Mar 19, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    While the 7-wood I’m sure would work for some people in some places, I play at a very windy course. Good luck w/ that 7W in the wind. And please no BS about ‘flighting the ball down’.

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Puma unveil new Ignite NXT Crafted footwear

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Puma Golf has launched its new Ignite NXT Crafted footwear – a new version of the NXT with premium leather accents.

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In our forums, our members have been discussing Nike drivers. WRXer ‘DixieD’ is currently building up a Nike bag and has reached out to fellow members for driver advice, and WRXers have been sharing what they feel is the best Nike driver ever made.

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.

  • Ger21: “VR Pro LE? I have two I was still playing last year.”
  • mahonie: “The STR8-Fit Tour was one of the best drivers I’ve played. Still have it the garage and take it to the range occasionally…it would possibly still be in the bag if it hadn’t developed a ‘click’ in the head which I cannot fix. Long, straight(ish) and nice sound.”
  • jackr189: “The VR_S is one of the best.”
  • Finaus_Umbrella: “I played the Vapor Fly Pro, and still do on occasion for nostalgia sake. Sound and feel are great, but it demands a good strike.”
  • PowderedToastMan: “I enjoyed the SQ Tour back in the day, the one Tiger used forever. Do I miss it? Not at all, but it was a pretty good club for its time.”

Entire Thread: “Best Nike driver?”

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What GolfWRXers are saying about driving irons for mid-handicappers

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In our forums, our members have been discussing whether mid-handicappers can benefit from a driving iron. WRXer ‘jomatty’ says:

“I average about 230 off the tee on good drives. I can get a little more sometimes, but 230 is probably the average. I’m 42 years old and shoot in the mid to low 80’s. I do not get along with fairway woods very well, especially off the tee, and really don’t get enough extra length over my hybrid to consider using it aside from very rare situations on par 5’s (I’ve considered just going from driver to 19-degree hybrid and getting an extra wedge or something).”…

…and wants to know if he would be better served by a driving iron. Our members have been sharing their thoughts and suggestions.

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.

  • MtlJeff: “If you can shoot mid 80’s, you probably hit it well enough to hit a bunch of different clubs. Personally, I think hybrids are easier to hit….but some driving irons are quite forgiving. I use a G400 crossover that is very easy to hit and looks more iron-like. Something like that you might like. Be careful with some of them though because they aren’t always super forgiving, so you’d have to hit them first.”
  • HackerD: “G410 crossover is my version of a driving iron, feel like I hit it straighter than a hybrid. Just as easy to hit as a hybrid.”
  • hanginnwangin: “I shoot in the low 80s normally and in the 70s on my really good days. I have probably around the same or similar swing speed as you. I have been hitting my 4 iron off the tee on tight holes, and it’s been working pretty well so far. I hit it about 190-220. I have a 4 hybrid but just can’t hit it as consistently as the 4 iron, and it doesn’t even go much farther. I have a 5 wood which I only use for 220+ yard par 3s or wide-open fairways. Basically, it’s all personal preference and what you do best with. Everyone is going to be different. Try new stuff out and see what works. But if irons are the strongest part of your game (they are for me as well), I would give the 4 iron a shot. You can get a lot of roll out on the tee shots with it,”
  • Hellstrom: “Don’t laugh, but I bought a 17* hybrid with a senior flex shaft at a garage sale for $5, and I can hit it nice and easy and keep it in play without losing any distance. My driver SS is between 105 and 110 usually and swinging this thing feels like swinging a spaghetti noodle, but it works. I don’t have it in the bag all the time, but I do use it for certain courses. I take my 6 iron out and throw that in, so if I struggle with getting the ball off the tee, I just go to that.”

Entire Thread: “Driving iron for a mid-handicapper”

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