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4-wood vs 7-wood vs hybrid – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing optimal setup at the top of the bag. WRXer ‘Layts14’ is torn between going 4W, 7W or hybrid, and explains his predicament to begin the thread saying:

“Recently won a fairway metal or hybrid and struggling to choose what to get. Currently have driver, 3W, 5W, 23* hybrid. I am tempted to try something new in the bag like a TSi2 4W or 7W. 

Another option is to upgrade the hybrid to a 24* TSi2 or a G425 26* hybrid to gap between 5i and 5W. 

Is it time to experiment with a new fairway loft? And if I go 7w, so I go 70g shaft like 3W and 5W or bump up to 80g since shaft length is decreasing?”

And our members have been sharing their thoughts in the thread.

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.

  • bazinky: “I’d vote for the 7 wood. I plan on experimenting with one soon since it seems that Par 5 approaches and the longer par 3s on most course now often require something that stops faster than a long iron or hybrid.”
  • Billfitz: “I got rid of all my fairway woods, replaced them with hybrids (in my signature). The hybrids are just as good off the tee, better off the deck, and they handle the rough. I’d stopped carrying my 3w for a long time, as I almost never used it. I use my 2H on average four shots every round.”
  • hammergolf: “I can tell you for me, putting a 7wd in the bag has been one of the best decisions I’ve made. Much better than my previous 3 hybrid. GREAT at coming out of the rough. I still carry a 4hy, but I play 3wd, 7wd. I just hit shots with my 7 wood that I can’t hit with a hybrid. As crazy as it sounds, I look at my 7 we as a scoring club now. I’ve lost count of how many birdies I’ve made with it. My playing partners hate to see it come out of the bag….”
  • buynagame: “I have 4 wood then 19 and 22 G410 hybrids. Works great for me. The shorter shafts on hybrids make them more accurate. The 4 wood is used on the short tee shots and rare trying to hit par 5 in 2.”

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  1. Matt

    Sep 15, 2021 at 2:31 pm

    I personally play a strong 5 wood, strong 7 wood, and a short heavy 5 hybrid before going into my irons at 5 iron. Current driver swing speed around 112. I took out one of my wedges to add a club at the top end of my bag and I have never scored better. Long par 3s are no longer a scare due to my hybrid and I have multiple options for 2nd shot an par 5s in addition to multiple options for positioning off the tee. It’s my belief that more people would benefit from having more options at the top as long as they are properly fit and gapped.

  2. Jorge

    Sep 15, 2021 at 10:25 am

    Love my 7 wood Ping G425… and it’s perfect for clipping over the corner trees of a dogleg, it goes high and gives me the same distance as my 5 wood. I know that sounds odd, but I think the 7 wood is lighter and I can get higher club speed.

    Considering a hybrid to replace my 3 and 4 irons that wound up in the lake. Accidently.

  3. Donn

    Sep 11, 2021 at 5:37 pm

    Such problems. Have fun go 7 wood. With today technology it probably is groovy.

  4. MattS

    Sep 9, 2021 at 5:30 am

    Can’t comment on player’s question without knowing his yardages and gapping and dispersion variances for the clubs in his bag. However, one should choose correct gapping and not concern oneself with the number showing on the bottom of the club.

  5. James

    Sep 9, 2021 at 1:17 am

    What’s the loft of a 4-wood?

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TaylorMade releases TP5x Pix USA and TP5 Pix, TP5 bacon and egg golf balls

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TaylorMade has unveiled its latest themed golf ball release, with the brand’s TP5x Pix, TP5 Pix and TP5 all getting a makeover.

The TP5x Pix USA ball features all the usual benefits from the brand’s TP5x Pix, with a stars and stripes graphics to form TaylorMade’s signature ClearPath Alignment to aid golfers on the green.

The company’s TP5 Pix and TP5 balls have been given the bacon and egg treatment, with both balls featuring the classic combo of bacon and eggs framing a single TaylorMade logo to create a distinct line from the ball to the hole.

The balls are priced at $49.99 per dozen and are available to purchase at TaylorMade.com.

 

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What’s the optimal putter color? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing putter colors. WRXer ‘BankBank’ has come to the conclusion that he putts far better with a black putter than any other color and is interested in hearing the color preference of fellow members.

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.

  • sevenfourate: “I love the long-term ease of maintenance of a plain Stainless finish. But like do also love the contrast a black putter head gives. But having a marked/chipped up black finish would drive me nuts. I was at the BMW PGA at Wentworth last week. And saw a surprising number of players using the Red Odyssey putters. Which surprised me as they look quite ‘busy’ at address IMO……”
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  • Fairway14: “My preference is a carbon steel head with a shiny black oxide finish.”
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Entire Thread: “What’s the optimal putter color?”

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (09/15/21): Mizuno M Craft VI putter

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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 a Mizuno M Craft VI Putter.

From the seller (@car1): “RH Mizuno M Craft VI Putter 34”. Used for 1 round. Grip is the stock Lamkin deep etched cord. $225.”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Mizuno M Craft VI Putter

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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