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‘I should have went 7-wood sooner. Wow!’ – GolfWRXers react

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In our forums, our members have been responding to a post giving a glowing reference for 7-woods. WRXer ‘Tee1Up4’ recently picked up a Ping G425 7-wood to replace his hybrid and has been blown away by the results, saying:

“Picked up a G425 7 wood to replace my 3 hybrid. My hybrid used to be my go-to club. I had such confidence with it. It’s almost like as I got to be a better player, I just got worse and worse with it. Finally picked up a 7 wood and WOW! Wish I’d done it way sooner. Point of this post is for anyone wondering if they should try the 7 wood… the answer is yes!”

Our members have been sharing their thoughts on 7-woods and whether they are now tempted to take the plunge themselves.

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.

  • Flyer712: “I actually just placed an order for a g425 7 wood yesterday with Ventus blue. Pretty pumped, but the 5-6 week wait is going to be torture…”
  • blkjazz: “Yep. I figured it out two years ago when I bought my 917 7 wood. It is now my favorite club.”
  • wchahn: “I just added a PXG Proto 7 wood to replace my 3 hybrid. The 3 hybrid was just too close to the 4 hybrid to be useful. I’m using a heavenwood shaft length, and it fits the gap between my 3 wood and 4 hybrid perfectly. After 3 rounds, it’s working well. I was worried about hitting out of iffy lies, where I used to use my hybrid but so far so good.”
  • JohnKHawk: “I’ve had a 7 wood in the bag until 2017 when the Cobra OS 3-4 hybrid was released. It never really got much love here, but I liked it so much I have a backup in case it breaks. It blurs the line between a hybrid & fairway. Really fits my eye. There is just a nice natural looking size progression between my Cobra 5 wood, the Cobra OS & my Cobra 5 hybrid.”

Entire Thread: “‘I should have went 7-wood sooner. Wow!'”

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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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  1. Jimbo

    May 1, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    I was laughed of the courses in ’03 when I put a 7w in my bag! Got a 9w in ’06. I finally added a 4-5h in ’14. I couldn’t be happier!

  2. Whitey

    Apr 30, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    I was laughed off the course in 1975 when I had a 5 wood, laughed at again in 1985 when I had a 7 wood, laughed again, 1989 with a nine wood , lots of chortles in 1999 with a4 and 5 hybrid. Hmmm.

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Tom Lewis WITB 2021 (April)

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Driver: Callaway Epic Speed (9 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Blue 6 X

3-wood: Callaway Epic Speed (13.5 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Blue 7 X

5-wood: Callaway Epic Speed (16.5 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 7 X

Iron: Callaway 2019 Apex Pro (4,5), Callaway Apex “Japan Forged” (6-PW)
Shafts: Nippon Modus3 125 TX

Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 4 (50, 56, 60)
Shafts: Nippon Modus3 125 TX

Putter: Custom Long “crank neck” Toulon

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (04/30/21): Black copper Scratch iron heads

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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 we all love – buy and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for an extremely rare set of Scratch golf AR1 iron heads finished in “black copper”.

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link:  Scratch AR1 iron heads

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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Fujikura announces second-generation MC Putter shaft

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As the shaft company with one of the hottest driver shaft lines in golf—thanks to the Ventus series—Fujikura knows its way around creating great products designed to enhance feel and performance.

Fuji is now bringing this drive for innovation to the putting green with the introduction of the second generation MC Putter shaft designed to offer increased stability with three different models to fit a golfer’s stroke and feel preference.

A long time coming

To say that putter shafts went a long time without innovation would be an understatement. Beyond some slight tweaks to flex and weight, the traditional steel putter shaft has remained unchanged for well over 100 years. Until recently, most golfers never even considered that a putter shaft could be a source for improvement in feel and consistency yet week after week we see more players at the highest level looking for any advantage on the greens and this is where the MC Putter shaft comes in.

Technology

Metal Core

Unlike what is currently available in the market, the MC is a multi-material full-length graphite putter shaft that also features a metal core at the tip (that’s where “MC” comes from) along with a copper wrap towards the butt section to enhance mass properties without sacrificing feel.

The metal core plays a dual role, by adding extra mass towards the tip which saves engineers from needlessly adding extra layers of carbon fiber to adjust the balance point. The reason this is such a key factor in feel is that at a certain point the extra layers and wall thickness actually starts to dilute the level of feedback you are getting from impact. It’s the difference between catching a baseball with a proper glove versus trying to catch it with throw pillows—sure you can do it, but your level of awareness for everything that occurs during impact is completely gone.

Rubber composite

This technology combines carbon fiber and rubber for the entire length of the shaft to further reduce unwanted vibration at impact. By dampening the unwanted vibrations, the feel of the shaft is amplified to provide better responsiveness which leads to things like improved distance control.

What about stability?

This is where the conversation gets really interesting because all three models offer extremely low torque while using less graphite in the tip than the all graphite competition. This low torque combined with the enhanced feel properties creates less twisting at impact without the “deadening” feel and helps reduce dispersion off the face.

As an example the X-Firm MC Putter shaft CPM’s at over 600 which although seems like an arbitrary number is over 100 cycles stiffer than the next closest competition, has lower torque, yet still offers all the technology to maintain feel that golfers expect from their putter.

Price, specs, and availability

The all-new Fujikura MC Putter shafts are available now through authorized Fujikura dealers and are priced at $250. They are currently available in .355″ taper which can be tipped a small amount to fit .370″, and only work in plumbers neck or “shaft in” center shafted putters.

Specs

  • Smooth – The shaft profile creates more feel in the hands
  • Firm – Smoother than steel, enhanced feel from rubber composite.
  • X-Firm – This ultra-stable shaft offers instant feedback and the firmest feel

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