5 wood vs 3 hybrid
Posted 19 July 2012 - 01:35 PM
If a par 3 is long I dont have a club. I can't hit my hybrid at all and have more success with my friends 5 wood.
What do you guys think? What 5 woods are your favorite? Was thinking of picking up the burner 2.0's.
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Ping S56 5-9 w/Nippon 950GH stiff
Cleveland Smart Sole C wedge chipper
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Posted 19 July 2012 - 01:38 PM
FYI, my 5w is a Ping G15 and 3h is a TM 09 Rescue 19*.
Posted 19 July 2012 - 01:59 PM
I have a r11s 5 wood in the bag, because the rbz 5 wood flew too far.
r11s 5 wood is a constant 230-235 smooth swing stick for me
SLDR TS ADDI8X
CB5 18* 5 wood ADDI7x/ Stage 2 4 hybrid
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Cameron Squareback SS Mid slim
MD2 52/58 Recoil Proto 125 F4
Posted 19 July 2012 - 02:18 PM
i have both 5w and 19*/3h. I would use 5w more though. Any distance i can't reach with my 4h/24* i just use my 5w. I have however used 19*/3h during winter seasons when it gets real windy here in Houston. 5w is great for getting it up in the air and landing it soft from 230-240yards but when windy you just don't know what your distance is going to be. It becomes unpredictable. In order play different situation, you must learn how to use the hybrid. I had trouble but after couple session at the range, its got easier to get it up in the air. The key is hitting down on the ball not sweeping. i always had trouble hitting thin at the ball but its been corrected now. I hope this helps and good luck with your search.
Posted 19 July 2012 - 02:21 PM
Posted 19 July 2012 - 04:19 PM
Edited by 596, 19 July 2012 - 04:20 PM.
Posted 19 July 2012 - 05:03 PM
I guess the real question is what are your gaps between whatever you use before and after the 4 hybrid?
Edited by jol, 19 July 2012 - 05:04 PM.
Posted 19 July 2012 - 05:18 PM
Posted 19 July 2012 - 11:28 PM
Posted 19 July 2012 - 11:33 PM
Hybrids were specifically created to give players an alternative to hitting their long-irons from poor conditions. Slowly the hybrid market has developed into different 'flavors' if you will. Some hybrids are still designed to produce low trajectories like irons but sweep through thick rough more efficiently than an iron.
Other hybrids tend to act more like fairway metals--shallow faces and deep, low centers of gravity for higher launches, big, flat pancake bottoms to resist digging into the ground and stronger lofts with lighter shafts for added distance.
What makes a 5-wood easy to hit are all of those same things. They typically launch nice and fly straight. Some hybrids do that but not all, so finding the 'right' hybrid for a player's particular taste can be tricky. What's even more complicated is that depending on the design of the hybrid, it might go a little farther than a 5w or come up a little shorter than a 5w. There's no general rule, there.
I'll say this, if you want ease of use and high, straight shots...I can't describe my Nike SQ 5w any better! By comparison, my Adams A7 hybrids have more penetrating trajectories which can curve more if I'm not careful.
It's hard for me to believe most golfers wouldn't have more fun with a good, 'ol trusty 5-wood!
Somehow I agree with everything you write M-Y, in this and other threads as well.
I will add that my Nike SQ MS 5W is my favorite club in the whole bag.
+1! I love my 5 wood! I can hit it out of any lie with any trajectory I want. It's easily my favorite long club in my bag
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 03:49 PM
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 05:48 PM
Posted 20 August 2012 - 06:09 PM
Posted 20 August 2012 - 07:44 PM
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 07:37 AM
Posted 21 August 2012 - 07:43 AM
I'm still a fan of hybrids and have both a 4H and a 5H. Everyone's game is different and you should just experiment to find out what works best for you.
Edited by Desert Golf, 21 August 2012 - 07:45 AM.
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Odyssey Black Tour #5
Posted 21 August 2012 - 07:45 AM
Divnick Adjustable Iron
Spin Doctor Wedges
Top Spin Putter
Molitor & Pinnacle balls
Posted 21 August 2012 - 07:48 AM
14* G25 Fairway, TFC tour stiff
17* G25 Hybrid, TFC tour stiff
3 - PW 2013 Anser irons, KBS C Taper
52* and 58* Anser Wedges, KBS C Taper
Anser Milled # 2
Posted 21 August 2012 - 08:06 AM
But seriously, the two factors I consider are 1. consistency and 2. yardage gap.
Consistency - that's a club that I will hit off the tee at least once or twice a round on short, narrow par 4s, so I need something that I'm confident I can hit straight and is relatively forgiving if I put a bad swing on it.
Yardage gap - it's about a 35 yard gap between my 3W and 3i, and those, with the exception of the 5W, are approx halfway between. The 5W is a little closer to the 3W but still serviceable.
I have a Diablo Octane Tour 18* 5W, nice shallow face, good solid feel, and can be bought on the cheap now.
Posted 21 August 2012 - 08:23 AM
Posted 21 August 2012 - 08:57 AM
TEE CB Pro 14.5 BB 83
Adams LSP 20* & 23* Speeder TS 9.8
J38 CB 4-p C-taper
J40 52* RM-12 58*
Bettinardi Kuchar Model 2
Posted 21 August 2012 - 09:14 AM
Edited by rlynham, 21 August 2012 - 09:15 AM.
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Cobra S3 pro 5-PW
Cally 52/60, Vokey 56
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