Connect with us

Equipment

Higher launching fairway woods – GolfWRXers discuss

Published

on

In our forums, our members have been discussing high launching fairway woods. WRXer ‘Shanx’ kicks off the thread saying;

“I’m looking for easier to hit drivers and FW woods that will get the ball airborne a little easier. Not looking to break the bank. I like to work the ball a little, nothing GI. Any help is appreciated!!”

And our members have been sharing their best picks 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.

  • Seattlygolfnut: “I’m middle age and need height on my fairways too. Higher launch shaft helped me get the ball up. Loved the Diamana ‘ilima for a long time and now game the RF. Could consider that in addition to higher lofts. Challenge for me is the higher launching heads get smaller.”
  • DoughBack18: “I have a Sim 2 Ti 5 wood, and I have definitely found it to be higher launching. I’ve always been a lower flight player, but I have no issue elevating that club off the tee or off the deck. You can snag a good used one for $200, maybe even a little less so not quite breaking the bank like a new Stealth or something.”
  • Cheezehead19: “My tour edge 7w launches SUPER high.”

Entire Thread: “Higher launching fairway woods – GolfWRXers discuss”

More from the Forums

Your Reaction?
  • 6
  • LEGIT1
  • WOW0
  • LOL3
  • IDHT1
  • FLOP1
  • OB1
  • SHANK8

Gianni is the Managing Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected].

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. HR Fernández

    Apr 13, 2022 at 12:30 am

    I use a SIM2 Max 16.5 HL and I’m very happy. Sure it is a bit closer to the 5w, but I can hit much longer than the 5w and from the tee is excellent.

  2. Pingback: Forgiving wedges? – GolfWRXers discuss – GolfWRX

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Whats in the Bag

Adam Scott WITB 2024 (February)

Published

on

Driver: TaylorMade Qi10 (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 7 X

Driver: TaylorMade BRNR  (13.5 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 7 X

5-wood: TaylorMade Stealth 2 (18 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 9 X

7-wood: TaylorMade Stealth (21 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI Black 9 X

Irons: Srixon ZX Mk II (3, 4), Srixon ZX 7 Mk II (5-9)
Shafts: Graphite Design Tour AD DI Hybrid 105 X (3), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM10 (48-10F, 54-08M, 58-04T), WedgeWorks (58-A+)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (48-54), S400 (58)

Putter: L.A.B. Golf Mezz.1 Proto

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet

See the rest of Adam Scott’s WITB in the forums.

More Adam Scott WITBs

Your Reaction?
  • 17
  • LEGIT4
  • WOW4
  • LOL2
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP0
  • OB1
  • SHANK1

Continue Reading

Equipment

Latrobe: Toulon Golf launches its latest Small Batch putter

Published

on

Toulon Golf’s latest Small Batch offering is inspired by Arnold Palmer’s iconic 8802-shape putter. It is bestowed the name “Latrobe” owing to the birthplace of the king — Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

The Small Batch Latrobe follows the Small Batch Dogwood, Montecito, Vista, Sea Island, and Santa Monica in Toulon Golf’s release of limited offerings.

In launching the putter, Toulon conceded the difficulty of designing and milling the iconic sleek flowing hosel design. The team went through several rounds of designing and prototyping to “get it just right” so the neck melts into the head.

In refining the design for modern use, Toulon points out that green speeds in 1964 were substantially slower — and the putter heads were substantially lighter. To better navigate today’s faster greens, Toulon and company increased the headweight to a modern 355 grams via a tungsten sole plate. For reference, the original 8802 was 310 grams.

Toulon Golf paid particular attention to crafting the flowing look of the putter from address with a particular focus on topline thickness and radius. In keeping with the original 8802 design, no alignment marks are present.

Toulon Golf Small Batch Latrobe specs

  • Material: 904L stainless steel body
  • Face Mill: Fine Double Fly Cut
  • Finish: Frosted Brilliant Black PVD
  • Grip: Toulon Pistol Black and Charcoal
  • Head Weight: 355 grams
  • Toe Hang: 70 degrees
  • Loft: 3 degrees
  • Lie: 70 degrees
  • Shaft: Chrome Stepless Flare Tip Steel
  • Headcover: Small Batch Leather

Pricing and availability

The Small Batch Latrobe is available for purchase today via the company’s website — ToulonGolf.com.

Supply is extremely limited. The price is $1,800.

Your Reaction?
  • 8
  • LEGIT0
  • WOW4
  • LOL0
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP0
  • OB0
  • SHANK3

Continue Reading

Whats in the Bag

Ludvig Åberg WITB 2024 (February)

Published

on

  • Ludvig Aberg what’s in the bag accurate as of the Farmers Insurance Open.

Driver: Titleist TSR2 (9 degrees, D4 SureFit setting)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 6 X

3-wood: TaylorMade Stealth 2 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 8 X

5-wood: TaylorMade Stealth 2 (18 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 8 X

Check out more in-hand photos of Ludvig Aberg’s clubs in the forums.

7-wood: TaylorMade Stealth 2 (21 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 9 X

Irons: Titleist T100 (4-PW)
Shafts: KBS Tour 130 X

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM10 (50-08F, 54-10S), WedgeWorks Proto (60-10V)
Shafts: KBS Tour 130 X

Check out more in-hand photos of Ludvig Aberg’s clubs in the forums. 

Putter: Odyssey White Hot Versa #1

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Grips: Golf Pride MCC

More photos of Ludvig Aberg’s WITB in the forums.

Your Reaction?
  • 17
  • LEGIT3
  • WOW2
  • LOL0
  • IDHT0
  • FLOP0
  • OB0
  • SHANK0

Continue Reading

WITB

Facebook

Trending