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What GolfWRXers are saying about stronger players using a 7-wood

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In our forums, our members have been discussing the strategy behind playing a 7-wood. WRXer ‘Sabzor’ kicks off the thread, saying:

“Lately I’ve been interested in possibly swapping the hybrid for a 7-wood and wanted to see if there were any stronger players who did the same? Often you hear of it going too high, but I feel that even the 4w is pretty optimal for me.

 My thought process is mainly around having 2 versatile distance woods starting around 250yds down – I figure off the tee if I need more than 250 I’m hitting driver anyway. Just curious with some of the pros we’ve seen lately doing the same thing.”

And our members have been having their say on the subject in our forums.

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.

  • demeeksDC: “Big fan of the 7-wood. Main thing is to get the right shaft — stiff enough — as they often come with softer shafts. Easy to hit and easy to stop. I have landed many 7-woods on greens that stopped dead.”
  • uglande: “I’ve got a TS2 7 wood with a Ventus Blue 7x shaft, and it’s phenomenal. Nice height but no ballooning. Shaft is important, but so is the clubhead. Brands that are more game-improvement focused have 7-woods with COG that are too low, and you can get high spinny flights. But the Titleist 7-woods (esp. TS2) have not been a problem for me. And obviously, some of the TaylorMade guys are doing well with the SIM 7-wood.”
  • VNutz: “I’ve played the 7w on and off for quite some time, SS is probably around 110 nowadays so a bit behind you. For me, it plays like a 5w and was better than a hybrid for my game as those tend to hook on me. I’ve since taken it out of the bag in favor of the modern more hittable driving irons, but I wouldn’t hesitate to put it back in the bag.”
  • L29: “I love the 4w, 7w combo. Still have the Cally xr16 in both and can’t get them out of the bag. My only issue with the 7w is when there is a significant amount of headwind. I do have a little bit of difficulty flighting it down. This problem, however, is nowhere near bad enough to have me thinking of any kind of change. That 7w lands like a raindrop on the green.”
  • Chazb: “The Callaway heaven wood has been my go-to club for over a year, and it’s been a Scoring difference. I even use it to tee off at times as it has very good distance and direction.The people I play with call it my magic club because it always puts me in a good place on the course.”

Entire Thread: “7-wood for stronger players?”

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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. Jason

    Sep 30, 2020 at 5:25 pm

    Single handicapper: i use 7w and it comes in high/soft. Love to flight it. Very versatile.

  2. Michael

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:00 am

    I disagree strongly. Your comment sounds more like a one-trick pony than a using a 7 wood is. You project yourself as a scratch player and for some, the beauty of this website is you can say anything you want about your own game or someone else’s and not be accountable. You also seem to forget 95% of people playing golf have handicaps over 10. What scratch players (claimed or otherwise) with big egos say isn’t relevant to much of anyone except themselves or someone just like them and that’s not ho the game is.

    You got it backwards. It would be vastlymmore accurate to say pros have recently picked up the 7 wood after amateurs have had great success with it

    Fitters here in South Florida have been suggesting the 7 wood for the three or four years quite some time before “a couple of tour pros” started using them. The club is a very effective tool for the golfer who drives the ball 230-240 and is looking for a 195-205 club that will come in high for long second shots to the green and holds the green or for getting you to a pretty short wedge on par 5s. after a solid drive. Long, high and a soft landing is critical for these players. In most cases the club is easier to hit and a lot more accurate than a players other options and for the 20 and over players, it is a godsend.

  3. Alex

    Sep 29, 2020 at 6:44 pm

    Funny how a couple tour pros play 7 woods and now they are all the rage. Talk about an absolute 1 trick pony. High shot into par 5 is absolutely the only shot they are good for. Try flighting a 7 wood down into wind or on a tight par 4…good luck.

    • Michaele

      Sep 30, 2020 at 9:59 am

      I disagree strongly. Your comment sounds more like a one-trick pony than a using a 7 wood is. You project yourself as a scratch player and for some, the beauty of this website is you can say anything you want about your own game or someone else’s and not be accountable. You also seem to forget 95% of people playing golf have handicaps over 10. What scratch players (claimed or otherwise) with big egos say isn’t relevant to much of anyone except themselves or someone just like them and that’s not ho the game is.

      The percentage of players in the category you want everyone to think you are in is minute.

      You got it backwards. It would be vastlymmore accurate to say pros have recently picked up the 7 wood after amateurs have had great success with it

      Fitters here in South Florida have been suggesting the 7 wood for the three or four years quite some time before “a couple of tour pros” started using them. The club is a very effective tool for the golfer who drives the ball 230-240 and is looking for a 195-205 club that will come in high for long second shots to the green and holds the green or for getting you to a pretty short wedge on par 5s. after a solid drive. Long, high and a soft landing is critical for these players. In most cases the club is easier to hit and a lot more accurate than a players other options and for the 20 and over players, it is a godsend.

      Maybe you think players over 10 don’t count, but outside of the pro game, the truth is they are the game. It’s not the presumptuous, stick their chest out guys who come on this website and blow massive amounts of hot air around while directly or indirectly bragging they are elite players.

    • Jack Nash

      Sep 30, 2020 at 7:24 pm

      I’ve had a Sim 7 W since the Spring and I luv it. I Can hit it low into the wind. It ain’t that hard, if you know how. I like it better out of the rough than a hybrid.

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Tiger Woods WITB 2020 Zozo Championship

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  • We spotted Woods with a TaylorMade SIM 3-wood in his bag, along with the TaylorMade M5 he’s had in play for more than two years. We’re told it will be a game-time decision as to which one he puts in play.

Driver: TaylorMade SIM (9 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 60 TX

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3-wood: TaylorMade M5 (15  @14.25 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 70 TX

3-wood: TaylorMade SIM Titanium (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 70 TX

5-wood: TaylorMade M3 (19 @18.25 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 80 TX

Irons: TaylorMade P7TW (3-PW)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: TaylorMade MG2 TW/MT Grind (56-12, 60-11)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Scotty Cameron GSS Newport 2
Grip: Lamkin Deep-Etched cord

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord 58R

Ball: Bridgestone Tour B XS

 

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GolfWRX Classifieds (10/21/20): Cameron cover, Ping Hoofer tour bag, SIM Rocket 3-wood

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At GolfWRX, we love golf equipment plain and simple.

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment for the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball, it even allows us to share another thing – the equipment itself.

One of the best ways to enjoy equipment is to experiment and whether you are looking to buy-sell-or trade (as the name suggests) you can find almost anything in the GolfWRX BST Forum. From one-off custom Scotty Cameron Circle T putters, to iron sets, wedges, and barely hit drivers, you can find it all in our constantly updated marketplace.

These are some of the latest cool finds from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

Member Tourseeking – Rare Cameron Maiden America cover

There are rare, and then there are really rare covers and this falls squarely in the really rare category. It’s priced according but would make a great addition to any collection.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Rare Cameron cover

Member slalomdude – Ping Hoofer Tour bag

Were used to seeing rare and hard to find, but it’s not often Ping releases something that captures attention like this. The bag is new with tags and is being offered at a great deal!

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Hoofer Tour 

Member awtryau89 – TaylorMade SIM Rocket 3-wood

This is truly one of the fastest little “rocket ship” fairway woods on the market, and this is your chance to get your hands on one for a great deal with a Graphite Design BB.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Rocket 3 wood 

Remember that you can always browse the GolfWRX Classifieds any time here in our forums: GolfWRX Classifieds

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What GolfWRXers are saying about this ‘filthy good combo’

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In our forums, our members have been responding to a driver combo which one of our members swears by. The WRXer in question is ‘QuigleyDU’ who has paired up Taylormade’s Original One (13.5 degrees) with a Fujikura Ventus Red 9x (Tipped 1″). On the combo, ‘QuigleyDU’ says he uses it as a second option off the tee and praises its launch qualities.

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.

  • b.helts: “It sure looks good. I love the smaller size and the profile of the Original One. Been looking for an 11.5 to make up a short bag. But the 11.5 are rarer than hen’s teeth.”
  • BlueDragonKorea: “The creativity to build this club.. wow!”
  • Puttersaurus Rex: “Glad I clicked. Nice looking build! I also play driver, then OO mini. My mini is the 11.5 turned up. With Motore speeder 6.1 – not as beastly, but such a fun club. Mine is 43.5″, and is used as a safe option off the tee.”
  • bladehunter: “Ventus red – the underrated red-headed stepchild of the Ventus line. I love mine in a driver. If you’re a guy who doesn’t have a positive AOA with driver, try the red. Gets it up and doesn’t spin.”

Entire Thread: “This combo is filthy good”

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