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Best sleeper fairway wood of all time.


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#151 super20dan

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 06:46 PM

there is a special grip stretching tool made for re gripping these.

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#152 BiggErn

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 09:18 PM

View Postsuper20dan, on 08 September 2017 - 06:46 PM, said:

there is a special grip stretching tool made for re gripping these.

They also made a few specific grips with the .680 core that you installed normally.

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 08:39 AM

Haven't read through the whole thread but my vote is for the Wishon 949. That club will hang with anything off of the tee or deck. To the untrained eye it looks like it belongs in $9.99 bin at Play It Again.

Honorable mention goes to SMT Solitaire. Pretty old school but the "2.5 Wood" in 14* was the original 3 Deep for me.  Had one with a Penley ETA Tour that was as long as my driver.
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#154 tannyhoban

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 09:10 AM

May not fit in the strictest sense, but R9 fairways do not get the atttention of their brethren.  And they are really good.

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 09:21 AM

View Postmbs_59, on 06 August 2017 - 06:03 PM, said:

Loved my Exotics CB3, hit it longer than my driver until the face cracked..
I would say all of their older fairway woods were underrated, not a fan of the newer ones.
Totally agree: the older TEE fairways had a sound and feel unmatched IMHO. Wish I still had my CB3 3W.


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Posted 09 September 2017 - 10:35 AM

I picked up a set, D 10.5 adjustable, 3 deep and 5 deep Callaway X2 Hot woods and love all of them. I upgraded from 1993 Big Bertha Warbirds.
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Posted 09 September 2017 - 11:58 AM

View PostBiggErn, on 08 September 2017 - 09:18 PM, said:

View Postsuper20dan, on 08 September 2017 - 06:46 PM, said:

there is a special grip stretching tool made for re gripping these.

They also made a few specific grips with the .680 core that you installed normally.

Golfworks still has them

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 02:23 AM

View Postjonn443, on 07 September 2017 - 08:01 PM, said:

The VSteel, MP-650,Adams Super LS, and CB2 are FAR and away from being "sleepers". Each one was arguably the best Fairway Wood of their year(s).

That's like saying the 2002 Corvette ZO6 is a "sleeper".

For real guys.

A perfect example of a bomber that flew under the radar would be the Nike SQ Square Face 4wd... or a Sonartec, or a Grenade.

The MP-650 is good enough to be a sleeper for me. Not many have even tried it let alone gamed it. Mizuno FW's are often way under the radar.

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 10:12 PM

View PostQegurezi, on 10 September 2017 - 02:23 AM, said:

View Postjonn443, on 07 September 2017 - 08:01 PM, said:

The VSteel, MP-650,Adams Super LS, and CB2 are FAR and away from being "sleepers". Each one was arguably the best Fairway Wood of their year(s).

That's like saying the 2002 Corvette ZO6 is a "sleeper".

For real guys.

A perfect example of a bomber that flew under the radar would be the Nike SQ Square Face 4wd... or a Sonartec, or a Grenade.

The MP-650 is good enough to be a sleeper for me. Not many have even tried it let alone gamed it. Mizuno FW's are often way under the radar.

It is a fantastic 3 wood... hence that is why I would never call it a "sleeper". It is renown on the website; in company with the R7 TP, 2007 Burner TP, CB2/4, AB TP, and the VSteel. The MP-650 was cult worthy for awhile... that's why I would not call it a "sleeper"... more like a legend.
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Posted 10 September 2017 - 10:14 PM

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 09:45 PM

TM 200

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 10:01 PM

King LTDs

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 10:43 PM

G25
Ping G30 LS 9* tour 65X
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Ping Glide (50,54,58) CFS Wedge
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Posted 10 August 2018 - 02:05 AM

Taylormade r7 tp!
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Posted 10 August 2018 - 02:30 AM

View Posttannyhoban, on 09 September 2017 - 09:10 AM, said:

May not fit in the strictest sense, but R9 fairways do not get the atttention of their brethren.  And they are really good.

I'm very happy with mine.
I'm struggling with my fairway woods right now, but I know it's me and not the clubs. I've hit too many good shots with my R9 4w to give up on it that easily. Good off the deck, good of the tee. I like the shallow face profile, and the head shape (slightly pearish) is nice, too.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 03:20 AM

View Postdrbob28, on 09 September 2017 - 09:21 AM, said:

View Postmbs_59, on 06 August 2017 - 06:03 PM, said:

Loved my Exotics CB3, hit it longer than my driver until the face cracked..
I would say all of their older fairway woods were underrated, not a fan of the newer ones.
Totally agree: the older TEE fairways had a sound and feel unmatched IMHO. Wish I still had my CB3 3W.

My TEE CB3 5w is actually now my 3W due to the carry distance, didnt' realise the 2 yard dispersion with my 3W till I got on Trackman.  

Any FW that can free up a whole slot in your bag is a winner!
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Posted 10 August 2018 - 06:02 AM

View PostBigHook25, on 06 August 2017 - 10:39 AM, said:

Callaway razr fit went way under the radar.  I believe it came out about the same time as the RBZ.  The razr fit was just as long, was forgiving, and had a nice small profile.
My son brought one of these about 8 months ago, thought he was looking at an EPIC, the price of $120 (still in the plastic wrap probably should have been a hint :D ) so brand new been sitting on their shelf for a couple of years, stiff shaft was a bonus, he brought it anyway and loves it.
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Posted 10 August 2018 - 12:40 PM

I still own a Taylor Made R580 TI 7 wood.  I have owned quite a few 7 woods over the years but this is the one I will never get rid of.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 12:55 PM

Srixon Z565. Long!
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Posted 10 August 2018 - 05:52 PM

Original Callaway Big Bertha 3 wood :). New favorite is Cobra Baffler or Bio Cell +. Not sure they are sleepers though but did not see anyone else mention these?


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 09:22 PM

Original Callaway XHot

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 10:24 PM

Among many well respected and received Taylormade fairways (V steel, 200 tour, 07 burner TP, r7 TP, m2 tour, etc....) rarely see mention of one of my favorites- the 300 tour.🔨
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Posted 10 August 2018 - 10:40 PM

It'll always be the Mizuno MP001 for me - loved those woods.
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Driver - Ping G LS Tec
3 wood - Ping G30
5 wood - Ping G30
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Posted 10 August 2018 - 11:03 PM

Cobra bio cell....
Taylor made m1 440 10.5 stiff/ Cobra Ltd black stiff 10.5
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Adams v3 19 degree bassara stiff
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Posted 10 August 2018 - 11:04 PM

Cleveland Quadpro

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 09:55 AM

Tour Edge Exotics E8 Beta

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 10:17 AM

Switched to a 915F last year, and it has been my absolute go to off the tee and in the fairways. Love everything about it

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 12:08 PM

View PostHubijerk, on 10 August 2018 - 11:04 PM, said:

Cleveland Quadpro
+1, forgot about that one,  still have my 19 degree in the garage
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Posted 11 August 2018 - 07:24 PM

The Adams 5050 to this  day is unmatched in distance.

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 07:30 PM

Nikckent 3DX. Total beast


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