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#1 BB28403

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 12:46 AM

What generation of 5 woods are still good?  

How many years out are ok ?  

Any winners you guys have discovered?


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#2 Valtiel

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 01:32 AM

Others may have slightly different opinion but I believe in terms of face hotness and technology that we've been maxed out for almost a decade now, maybe a little less. Now its down to getting the right launch and spin numbers via the adjustments that the new technology has provided to either maximize roll out as a tee club or optimize spin to stop it on greens as an approach club. Fairway woods also IMO are much more consistency clubs than they are distance clubs, which is especially true for the 5 wood spot in the bag. Whatever you feel most comfortable with is what is best, whether that's a shiny new M3 or an old Adams Tight Lies.

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 03:31 AM

I can't speak to the technology advances, but I have a Taylormade RBZ 5 wood that isn't leaving my bag until it breaks.  Your results may vary but its without doubt my most reliable club.  Someone can correct me but I think that line is about 7 years old.

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 03:40 AM

there's no way new technologies in fw will make a new wood better...
I found that fairway woods, more than drivers, need to inspire confidence at address.
A steelhead plus can be a winner.
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Posted 14 July 2018 - 07:13 AM

My Nike T40 19* goes 240.
My R15 TP 19* goes 240.

They haven't changed, other than one has a steel shaft and the other is graphite.


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Posted 14 July 2018 - 07:15 AM

Bio Cell+ 4 wood is still the best for me, my opinion is that a properly fitted shaft matters most at this point
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Posted 14 July 2018 - 07:49 AM

Rogue fairways are markedly better in my experience than most recent offerings. Ball speed retention across the face is unbelievable.
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Posted 14 July 2018 - 08:30 AM

915 F 18. My favorite club by far. 245ish all day.
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Posted 14 July 2018 - 08:48 AM

The 2010 Ping K15 SFTec 19* 5 wood.  Designed to square the face at impact and launch the ball high with stopping power.  With the SFTec technology and the shallow face its a pleasure to hit.

Hit one yesterday uphill into the wind from 185 (195 club) and it stuck 2 feet from where it hit the green.  

Maybe not the longest club but certainly the easiest to launch and very accurate.

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 08:53 AM

 BB28403, on 14 July 2018 - 12:46 AM, said:

What generation of 5 woods are still good?  

How many years out are ok ?  

Any winners you guys have discovered?

OP, assuming you are playing an older one now from your post, I think you need to supply more info for any maybe meaningful advice.

Now a club can be labelled "5"anything from 21 degrees (HL 5 wood) to 17.5 degrees plus adjustability in clubs beyond that. Standard llenghts can be say 42" to around 43" .

What are the specs of what you are playing now, and what gaps and lofts do you have to fill before and after your 5 wood?

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 09:08 AM

my 917 F2 5 wood has been money for the short time its been in the bag.  It has been just awesome for me!
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Posted 14 July 2018 - 10:09 AM

Yeah, the 910 line has yet to be met IMO.  Even by the rocketballz clubs.  I've never hit a 909 but I demo most of the new Titleist woods/drivers and never pick up anything meaningful just putting the new head on my 910 shafts.

910f FTW

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 10:55 AM

Tour issued rbz both the standard and tour proto head. On my 3rd one now they are awesome. Another option would be a m2 tour issued deep face 3hl that specs out at 18ish.

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 11:11 AM

 myspinonit, on 14 July 2018 - 08:53 AM, said:

 BB28403, on 14 July 2018 - 12:46 AM, said:

What generation of 5 woods are still good?  

How many years out are ok ?  

Any winners you guys have discovered?

OP, assuming you are playing an older one now from your post, I think you need to supply more info for any maybe meaningful advice.

Now a club can be labelled "5"anything from 21 degrees (HL 5 wood) to 17.5 degrees plus adjustability in clubs beyond that. Standard llenghts can be say 42" to around 43" .

What are the specs of what you are playing now, and what gaps and lofts do you have to fill before and after your 5 wood?

I just need to get a 5 in the bag.  I think for those shots you need 230+ into a green, it would be handy.

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 11:20 AM

 irsihmen453, on 14 July 2018 - 08:30 AM, said:

915 F 18. My favorite club by far. 245ish all day.

The Titleist 915 Fd 18 degree is a super sleeper.


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Posted 14 July 2018 - 02:09 PM

5 woods are about distance control/accuracy. Find one you like.
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Posted 15 July 2018 - 07:05 AM

Callaway Steelhead XR 5 wood is a phenomenal club.

Been through a lot of 5 woods trying to find one that does not launch the ball like a wedge; M1 both years, M2, Rogue, Epic, Titleist offerings, etc etc.

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 08:44 AM

I bought  a Callaway 2014 Big Bertha 5 wood about 2 years ago
  I have the loft set to 20????? degrees.
It's  perfect for 225 yards.
It will land and roll very little.
I also bought a 15 3 wood to match. It's  set for 16 as a 4 wood. Both of these hit good off of the fairway or a tee.
They are slightly low profile and on a sold hit they make a 'klink' sound at impact.
It seems like they  were $45 each on Ebay.

Edited by Jackal, 15 July 2018 - 08:45 AM.


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Posted 16 July 2018 - 10:04 PM

X2Hot 5 wood, TEE XCG6, got the 4 wood.. both Money.
Holding on to my beloved TM200 3 wood.. we are 10 weeks till Summer.
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Posted 17 July 2018 - 07:54 AM

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