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#1 Morry

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 03:35 PM

Anyone have a view on these ?

I find the Driver to be outstanding and very curious how good the 3 wood might be - off fairway in particular
Usually game Callaway fw's, but considering the switch

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#2 wjdpar1

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 05:28 PM

I've played the G400 3 wood and it is really a great performer.  Sound, feel and forgiveness are excellent.  Distance isn't quite there.

IMO the 2017 M2 is still the best out there.

Edited by wjdpar1, 14 November 2017 - 05:30 PM.


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 08:21 PM

G400 fairway is fantastic - very easy to hit/launch off the deck. So much so I've ditched one of my hybrids to add a 5 wood.
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 08:30 PM

I'm switching from the Epic fairways to the G400 and the G400 is so much easier for me to get into the air off the deck. Next I'll probably get rid of my Epic HeavenWood and replace it with the SF Tec 5W
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 10:07 PM

Distance comments?  hearing come concerns, but that doesn't jive with the driver - Driver is long and straight - would expect fw to be the same?


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 11:07 PM

I have seen others play the G400 3 wood and there was no distance issue whatsoever. They come in a couple of lofts so have to make sure it is the 14.5 for max distance over the 16 degree SFT version. (That is the one I would want.)

What sets it apart is it is so easy to hit off the turf.
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 11:10 PM

G400 are the best fairways I’ve hit. Easy to launch, forgiving and feel great. Distance is not an issue. They are plenty long

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 11:19 PM

Hit 14.5 with even flow black 75 and it was pretty long, very straight and easy to launch.  Think I am going to order both Driver and 3W

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 12:37 AM

Yeah, I haven't had any issues with distance. If anything, I've picked up a few yards over my previous 3w and 5w.
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Posted 15 November 2017 - 01:08 AM

This sounds good. I love the G400 driver. Probably going to be my next purchase.

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#11 Morry

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 05:25 AM

View PostSkeeterfire, on 14 November 2017 - 11:19 PM, said:

Hit 14.5 with even flow black 75 and it was pretty long, very straight and easy to launch.  Think I am going to order both Driver and 3W
this is Exactly the setup i was looking at doing - with the even flow black 75.....how does it compare to your previous gamer for length and moi
driver is a stud in both those categories
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Posted 15 November 2017 - 07:07 AM

Picked up 6 yards of carry over current gamer (Titleist 910) and 10 total yards.  Club speed was up 1MPH, ball speed up 2.5mph, but I was just hitting it more solid.  Smash factor up, spin rate down some.

Just felt like this was a more solid/consistent 3W that was easier to hit.

Not sure if I will go with this one quite yet, as I may just look for something that is really hot.

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 07:35 AM

I purchased the 3 wood when it came out. At first I used it mainly off the tee. It was so accurate and forgiving. Tried it off the deck and was surprised how easy it was to hit. So went out and bought the 5 Wood. Now the 5 Wood is easily one of my best clubs in my bag. Launches perfect and lands softly onto greens.

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 08:24 AM

I have the G400 Driver (SFT 10.5), 3-wood (SFT in 'O' setting)  and 5-wood.    I really think the fairway's are easy to hit off the deck and off tee when necessary.  However, I DO have significant distance loss.  I was hitting Callaway GBB 3-wood and 5-wood previously and the G400 are shorter by 10-15 yards for me.   However, the accuracy and forgiveness have previously out-weighed the distance loss.  

I am now changing my mind...

This has created a bit of dilemma in gaps at the top end of my bag between the Driver and 3-wood on mid length tight par 4's.  The GBB 3-wood leaves me with a longer shot into the green on these type of holes.   At my club there are several of these holes.    

I am now considering ditching the G400 fairways and moving to the Epics or Taylormades.

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 04:59 PM

I know this would seem unlikely to have been done (I'd imagine), but has anyone tried hotmelting a Ping SFT (fairway or driver for that matter) to a fade bias to neutralize the draw weighting? I want the 16ish degree 3w head from Ping. I know I can always open the face of the 5w (17.5*) but was curious if maybe hitting a 16* SFT fairway that is hotmelted could get a good effect.

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 05:43 PM

View Postggilmore, on 15 November 2017 - 08:24 AM, said:

I have the G400 Driver (SFT 10.5), 3-wood (SFT in 'O' setting)  and 5-wood. I really think the fairway's are easy to hit off the deck and off tee when necessary.  However, I DO have significant distance loss.  I was hitting Callaway GBB 3-wood and 5-wood previously and the G400 are shorter by 10-15 yards for me.   However, the accuracy and forgiveness have previously out-weighed the distance loss.  

I am now changing my mind...

This has created a bit of dilemma in gaps at the top end of my bag between the Driver and 3-wood on mid length tight par 4's.  The GBB 3-wood leaves me with a longer shot into the green on these type of holes.   At my club there are several of these holes.

I am now considering ditching the G400 fairways and moving to the Epics or Taylormades.

Almost definitely spin related, and should look into other lower spin shafts if you prefer the G400 forgiveness and accuracy.
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Posted 15 November 2017 - 05:48 PM

View PostDJQwrx, on 15 November 2017 - 04:59 PM, said:

I know this would seem unlikely to have been done (I'd imagine), but has anyone tried hotmelting a Ping SFT (fairway or driver for that matter) to a fade bias to neutralize the draw weighting? I want the 16ish degree 3w head from Ping. I know I can always open the face of the 5w (17.5*) but was curious if maybe hitting a 16* SFT fairway that is hotmelted could get a good effect.

The draw weighting is only 5-7 yards of movement. I hardly notice it. Ball just mostly goes straight. I can hit a nice baby fade with my SFT driver. You could reduce the loft by .6 degrees to open the face and see if that works. Or buy the standard 14.5 head and play it at 15.5. I don't fight a slice, but I like the SFT head anyway.

Edited by dmeeksDC, 15 November 2017 - 05:53 PM.

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 06:10 PM

View Postchocolate_rehab, on 14 November 2017 - 08:21 PM, said:

G400 fairway is fantastic - very easy to hit/launch off the deck. So much so I've ditched one of my hybrids to add a 5 wood.


did you end up re-shafting the senior flex you took in on trade or did you sell those and buy new ones? I'm super keen on trying the g400 3w and replacing my cobra.

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 04:57 AM

The G400 is an awesome driver. I have demoed the 3W and itís just as great for me. I didnít notice any distance loss. And itís so easy to hit straight. Even a buddy of mine who doesnít even carry fairway woods because he canít seem to hit them hit the G400 really well. It will be the next club I add to the bag.
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