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5 hybrid vs 5 iron – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing the logic behind removing their 5 iron from their bag. WRXer ‘rwl’ asks whether any fellow members have experiences doing so, and WRXers have been sharing their thoughts and experiences in our forum.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • RobertL.: “I replaced my 5 iron with a 5 hybrid. I find it far easier to hit than my 5 iron. I also took my 6 iron out of the bag, so now my longest iron is a 7. I now carry a 3, 4, and 5 hybrid since they’re so much easier to hit than long irons. Makes a big difference for this senior golfer.”
  • JohnKHawk: “For last 2 seasons I’ve played with a Cobra F9 5 hybrid. It’s 24 degrees & gaps perfectly between Cobra OS 3-4 hybrid at 20.5 degrees & Apex19 6 iron which is 26.5 degrees. The 5 iron was just getting to be to undependable. Misses with the 5 hybrid were more playable than the 5 iron. Use what works best for your game.”
  • Abe21599: “Never a bad idea to have both a 5i and 5h options in the trunk, just gotta watch lofts.”
  • nitram: “I know it sounds so “old man” but if you want to make a change in your 5-iron slot and can’t seem to get along with a hybrid, give the 9-wood a try. You may be pleasantly surprised.”

Entire Thread: “5 hybrid vs 5 iron”

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  1. A. Commoner

    Oct 20, 2020 at 7:10 pm

    Years gone by, my thought was “hybrid to hit the green, iron to hit the pin.” Both had (has?) its’ place.

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (03/29/21): Copper Epon irons

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At GolfWRX, we love golf, plain and simple.

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment of the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball. It even allows us to share another thing, including equipment or, in this rare Japanese irons.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for a very hard-to-find set of Epon AF Tour Copper irons shafted with Fujikura MCI Black 100 Stiffs.

A set like this comes at a price but it’s still much less than what they would have cost new.

To check out the full listing in our BST (Buy/Sell/Trade) forum, head through the link: Epon AF Tour Factory Coppers and more!

This is the most impressive current listing from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

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The lost art of hitting a long iron – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing the lost art of hitting a long iron. WRXer ‘theothertwo’ laments how long irons have been pushed aside for hybrids, saying:

“Nothing against hybrids, I carry a 3 hybrid, and my longest iron now is a 4 iron which is rarely used. When I first started playing golf in 1990, a regular set of clubs would consist of a driver, 3 and 5 woods, 2-PW set of irons, a sand wedge and a putter.

I had to learn to hit the long irons because there was no other choice, but in retrospect, some of the best shots I remember from those days are well struck 2 and 3 iron shots.

Now that art is gone except in the pro and maybe the single-digit handicap range of golfers.

I remember when the challenge was learning how to hit a long iron because once you learn that, all other shots seem easier to hit.

I just miss the 3 and 2 iron sometimes, but to score better nowadays, hybrids are a must.”

And our members have been reacting to the post in our forum with some very interesting contributions.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • Myherobobhope: “I’m a decently high swing speed player, and the longest iron I carry is a 5… my 4 utility and 3 hybrid simply offer more value and better options for me on the course. A perfectly struck 2 iron isn’t going farther than a well hit 3 hybrid… the return simply isn’t there.”
  • ALIF: “Balls don’t spin like they used to. The game has evolved. If we were still playing wound balata, then yes, 1, 2, & 3 irons would still be in the bag.”
  • raynorfan1: “As others have noted, I still carry and hit a club that’s the same loft and length as an old 1 iron. It has a 3 stamped on the bottom.”

Entire Thread: “The lost art of hitting a long iron”

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Billy Horschel’s winning WITB: 2021 WGC-Dell Match Play

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Driver: Titleist TSi3 (9 degrees)
Shaft: Project X EvenFlow Riptide 65 6.5 TX

3-wood: Titleist TSi2 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZURDUS Smoke 70 6.5

5-wood: Titleist TSi2 (18 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZURDUS Smoke 80 6.5

Irons: Ping Blueprint (3, 5-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (52-12F, 56-10S, 60-08V @62)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Ping Sigma 2 Tyne

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord

 

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