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5 Wood vs. Hybrid vs. Driving/Utility Iron – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing where they stand on the 5-wood vs Hybrid vs UI dilemma. WRXer ‘Michboomin’ kicks off the thread, saying

“I play an Apex 3i w/ MMT 105TX, and it’s fantastic, can hit every shot; I recommend this set up to anyone. However….I like to tinker, and something keeps telling me to try a 5 wood. I tested out a Titleist 2 hybrid last season and wasn’t a fan, hybrids just don’t feel solid to me. 

Just curious what you guys like to play and why.”

And our members have been sharing their thoughts 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.

  • lefthack: “I love my 5 wood. I am still playing with other clubs; I am currently using the GAPR Lo 3 and thinking of getting the Lazrus 2i. I have also thought about a 7 wood just because. I took my 3 wood and GAPR Mid 4 out, so I have room for something at the top.”
  • PEI_Golfer: “I prefer a hybrid and have settled in nicely with my 19* TS3 (set to C1) with AV Raw Blue 75X. Very stable and quite straight now vs. the out going stock EFW T1100 S and X. Tried to replace it with a Sim 5wd this year, and it just didn’t work out. I dabble with DI’s, but the hybrid is as long and more versatile.”
  • Ger21: “I swapped a 5w for a 2 hybrid, as the 5 wood would balloon too often. Both, though, are much longer than a 3iron, so I also carry a 3 hybrid that replaced a 3 iron. Prefer the 3 iron from the tee, but the iron is much more usable everywhere else.”
  • SteelieD: “I finally ditched the hybrid and put a 5 wood back in the bag. Hybrids and I just never got along.”

Entire Thread: “5 Wood vs. Hybrid vs. Driving/Utility Iron”

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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. Murv

    Jul 28, 2021 at 11:02 am

    When you get old (77) your bag looks like this : D, 3w, 5w, 7w, 5h, 6h, 7,8,9,pw, gw, sw, and lw.
    Hit a wood or hb into all par 4’s and 3’s. May get to use a short iron on a par 5. I moved up to senior tees, 5850, at age 70. Now play 4 par 4’s that were over 380 from the ladies at 300 to 320. Now about 5650. Starting to get fun again last 3 rounds I shot my age or better thanks to short game.

  2. JC

    Jul 26, 2021 at 1:04 pm

    I will keep this setup until something breaks:
    – 16.5 fairway wood (4 wood, regardless that it says 3 on the club)
    – 915h #3, 21 set at 20. A 2.5 iron with both hybrid and wood characteristics.
    – 4 iron from 24 to 22, 5 iron from 27 to 26, 6 iron at 30 ….

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Dustin Johnson settles on driver after testing 5 in last week

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Dustin Johnson cracked his driver at last week’s Northern Trust and has since been on the hunt for a new gamer in time for this week’s BMW Championship.

Per Golf Channel, DJ was seen testing five different drivers on the range this week at Caves Valley Golf Club, and though he’s opted for the SIM most of the year, it appears Johnson is ready to try something new this week.

According to Golf Channel’s Brentley Romine, Johnson has settled on a TaylorMade SIM2 Max at 10.5 degrees with an LA Golf Shaft for this week’s playoff event.

Johnson is 20th on Tour for Strokes Gained: Off The Tee in 2021 but has struggled with the big stick since finishing T8 at the Open. Since then, DJ has missed two cuts from three.

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Vokey WedgeWorks launches limited-edition 60A grind

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Vokey WedgeWorks has unveiled its limited-edition 60A grind, which is inspired by major champion Geoff Ogilvy.

The unique wedge features 60 degrees of loft and 4 degrees of bounce and is designed for the player looking to flight the ball higher while playing from firm turf and bunkers.

Speaking on the new limited-edition 60A grind, Vokey Tour Rep Aaron Dill said

I spoke with Geoff (Ogilvy), and we got on the topic of Australian golf courses and how they compared to courses in America and around the world. I asked him some specific questions which resulted in an idea to design a lob wedge that complemented the firm links-style conditions that players face – not just in Australia and Europe – but globally. Geoff has always been a low bounce player in his 60 degree, so I took the original chassis that he had in his L wedge and removed the ribbon taking the bounce down.”

The wedge was born out of the popular Vokey Design L Grind, with the grind line on the sole smoothed out in design for a faster feel through the turf.

Consistent with all SM8 wedges, the 60A features a progressive CG, pushed forward of the face for increased MOI, as well as Spin Milled grooves designed to offer a consistent ball flight control and maximum spin. The 60A is available in a Brushed Copper finish which will wear over time.

The limited-edition Vokey WedgeWorks 60A grind s now available for $250, only through WedgeWorks on Vokey.com.

 

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Rory McIlroy spotted testing Graphite Design Tour AD XC shaft at BMW

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Rory McIlroy looks to be continuing his season of equipment adjustments this week at the BMW Championship.

McIlroy has been in a Mitsubishi Kuro Kage XTS 70 X with a SIM2 for most of the year, but this week, we were tipped off by forum member j13 that McIlroy is testing a Graphite Design Tour AD XC shaft in his driver.

Photo c/o j13

A source at Graphite Design confirmed McIlroy is in the Tour AD XC 7 TX shaft as he looks for lower spin off the driver while still being able to draw the ball consistently.

The low/mid-launch, low spin shaft features a soft handle section with a stiff mid-section and tip and weighs 76.5 grams.

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