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Best sleeper fairway wood of all time.


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#31 hybrid25

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 03:31 PM

A funny thing is as I read through this thread there are probably 30 different Fairway Woods people are saying that is the best sleeper Fairway Wood of all time. Are there really that many? If there are that many they all can't be the greatest of all time can they?


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Posted 06 August 2017 - 03:52 PM

 hybrid25, on 06 August 2017 - 03:31 PM, said:

A funny thing is as I read through this thread there are probably 30 different Fairway Woods people are saying that is the best sleeper Fairway Wood of all time. Are there really that many? If there are that many they all can't be the greatest of all time can they?

So true. But each can be the greatest of all time for that individual, so the possibilities are endless! I think the OP is just looking for various perspectives.
Ping G400 9 degrees, Ping Tour stiff shaft, 65 grams
Callaway XHot2 Pro 3 wood, 15 degrees, Aldila Tour Green stiff shaft
Callaway XHot2 Pro 5 wood, 17 degrees, Aldila Tour Blue stiff shaft
Titleist 816 H1 hybrid, 19 degree set to 20, Diamana Blue 60S shaft

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 06:03 PM

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.

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 07:10 PM

Mizuno MX-700 w/stock exsar shaft.

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 07:42 PM

 blink3665, on 06 August 2017 - 02:25 PM, said:

Adams Fast 10.  Thank me later.

I still have one of these in my basement. Great club.


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Posted 06 August 2017 - 07:45 PM

I have these in the bag right now. (This is not my picture)

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 07:50 PM

Callaway Razr X Black had the following characteristics:  easy to hit off of the fairway, set up perfectly square, forgiving, and nobody knew about it because the X Hot series came out about a week later.

These were so much cleaner looking than the X Hots, and performed the same or better (which is high praise).  Stock shaft was the only limiting factor.  The head itself was/is perfect.

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 08:38 PM

 dmeeksDC, on 06 August 2017 - 03:19 PM, said:

Agree on the Callaway Pro heads in several models. XHot Pro, X2Hot Pro or the XR Pro. Players fixate on whether the club looks open or closed. I find lie angle is as big if not a bigger factor. So many upright fairway woods made to accommodate swings coming down above the plane and designed to reduce the slice by raising your hands and aiming the club more left at impact. I find them awkward to hit consistently and easy to duck hook.

Give me a 55 or 56 degree lie angle and I won't hook it. Beyond that I don't go for shallow face or too deep. Like them moderate so I can like the look off turf or tee. That's why I am eyeing the new Steelhead 3+ or 4+, both of which are 1.5 to 2 degrees flatter than the standard 3 or 5. I bet I will have no trouble elevating that 13.5 degree 3+ because these clubs tend to get the ball up anyway. And I am a fan of the cambered sole.

I agree with this post (as you can tell by my sig, I've had an xhot2 in the bag for a very long time).  Not sure the XRs are "under the radar" but for the xhots and xhot2s, back then it was all about Rocketballz and you saw Rocketballz in every single bag (not xhots).  The xhot2 came with the Aldila tour series (Green, Blue, Red, etc...) *stock*.  That was pretty good.  I don't really know much about lie angles and all that here.  I think those Aldila tour shafts have got to be up there with legit Blueboards and old Sasquatch Diamanas as some of the best stock shafts ever.  Jon Lahm is playing a shaft in his driver right now that was stock in the x2hot wood.

I love the Xhot2, its probably my favorite club, and I play my irons +2.5* up (and have an extremely upright swing, on purpose).  Just goes to show you how much golf is crazy and dependent on individual preference.  You wrote a long thing about how you like it because it isn't upright.  My Pro 3 feels incredibly upright, way more than the Rocketballz I've tried and *way* more than the M1/M2s I hit at a recent Taylormade tent day at my local range.

Probably a pretty good club if a guy who loves clubs flat swears by it and a guy who loves clubs upright swears by it.

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 10:04 PM

My favorite I have ever had is still in my bag. Callaway Diablo Edge Tour.

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 10:33 PM

Adams 4060


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Posted 06 August 2017 - 10:57 PM

After trying a bunch of 3 an4 woods, the only ones I found that were forgiving were the Ping K15 and my present gamer, a Callaway Vseries (with an accra shaft).
15 hcp

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 11:04 PM

Is 'sleeper' a noun, or an adjective?

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 11:07 PM

My favourite was the Callaway Diablo Edge Tour, but I caved the face on it. Callaway sent me a XR Pro 16* as replacement... Just wow. It's a monster and I feel like I can't miss with it.
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Posted 06 August 2017 - 11:52 PM

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In My Bag
PING G400 Max 9* PX Hazardous T1100 6.5 75g
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Posted 07 August 2017 - 01:18 AM

904F, 906F2, 909F3. theyre pretty much interchangeable. my personal preference is 904, but they're all a great shaped. that titlleist has now sadly abandoned.


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Posted 07 August 2017 - 05:02 AM

SONARTEC NP-99

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 10:02 AM

Sonartec SS-03
Callaway Epic Sub Zero, Graphite Design Tour AD GP-6s
Callaway X Hot Pro, 17*, Diamana Blueboard 83s
Adams Fairway/Hybrid 20*, Attas T2 8x
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Posted 07 August 2017 - 10:37 AM

 ChrisSP, on 07 August 2017 - 10:02 AM, said:

Sonartec SS-03
I still have one. Think I'll try it this week.
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Posted 07 August 2017 - 10:47 AM

 blink3665, on 06 August 2017 - 02:25 PM, said:

Adams Fast 10.  Thank me later.

This is my vote as well.

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 10:57 AM

Still playing Adams tight lies...


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Posted 07 August 2017 - 11:06 AM

Ping G15 but don't think they were a sleeper. Still in my bag.
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Posted 07 August 2017 - 11:38 AM

 JRS, on 07 August 2017 - 01:18 AM, said:

904F, 906F2, 909F3. theyre pretty much interchangeable. my personal preference is 904, but they're all a great shaped. that titlleist has now sadly abandoned.

I don't know if any Titleist products could be considered "sleepers". Great woods though!

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 11:51 AM

Sonartec was as good as it gets for fairways.
G400 Max
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Posted 07 August 2017 - 12:01 PM

The Best 'Sleeper' Fairway?... :lazy2:

It has to be the Taylormade SLDR-C Fairway Wood,,, (Either the 15* 3W or 19* 5W).. :tongue:


sldr-CFairway.jpg     BONDED, (NON-ADJUSTABLE), HOSEL

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What's in Bobcat's Bag?  (Showing more than 14 clubs due to options)

Driver: TM 2015 9.5* SLDR-C - 45.5" Miyazaki Kusala Black 61s (tipped 1/2")
Fairway: TM Tour-iussue V-Steel 15* 3W - 43.25" Fujikura 757 Speeder Stiff
Hybrid Fairway: TM Rescue Fairway 15* '3-Strong'- 42.75" Fujikura VP-90 Stiff
Hybrids: TM Rescue-Mid TP's 19*(3H) & 22*(4H) - Fujikura Vista Pro 90 Stiff
Driving Irons: TM TP UDI's 16* (#1) & 20* (#3) - KBS C-Taper Lite 110 Stiff Shafts
Irons: TM 2015 SLDR Irons (5-8i only) - KBS C-Taper Lite 110 Stiff Flex Steel
Hybrid Wedges: Cleveland 2011 Niblicks - 42*PW /49*DW / 56*SW - Stock Steel
Wedge: 2011 Cleveland CG-16 Black Pearl 58*/8* (SW/LW) - Stock Steel Shaft
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Posted 07 August 2017 - 12:25 PM

Ping K15 fairways are the easiest ever to launch and hit. The only bad thing about them is the stigma of being a high handicap club.

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 12:34 PM

 Konklifer, on 06 August 2017 - 10:09 AM, said:

I was actually going to say the BTY and the RPM LP. I had both for years.

I will concur with the above, as both are in the bag. I've had the BTY for ~4 years and it's probably the best golf club purchase I've made.
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Posted 07 August 2017 - 01:08 PM

Jetspeed, Adams XTD TI (last one they made)
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Posted 07 August 2017 - 01:21 PM

 Payton1020, on 06 August 2017 - 07:45 PM, said:

I have these in the bag right now. (This is not my picture)

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 02:05 PM

 jli2636, on 06 August 2017 - 10:04 PM, said:

My favorite I have ever had is still in my bag. Callaway Diablo Edge Tour.
I played that driver until about 3 weeks ago when I finally replaced with the Mizuno JPX-900
"We're not here for a long time... we're here for a good time."  

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 02:39 PM

I could list a ton of heads. As soon as I found the right shaft, old Titleists, Adams, TEE's, Cally's - they all became clubs I could love and game. Can't really put one above another.

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