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PostSubject: new 5 wood or hybrid....   Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:56 pm

gonna buy me a new club next week on my business trip....

had my mind set on a hybrid... the callaway RZR... but today reading through golf digest, the hot list edition... read that for a slow swinger i would get more distance with a 5 -wood than a hybrid(both having the same loft with the wood having a longer shaft)...

as i am still new at this golf thing... i havent really explored the gap between my long iron and driver in my bag... had an r7 5wood for a while.. which i gamed and loved... getting good distance but not much consistency ie.. slicing most times... now gaming an adams 4 hybrid.. liking it at first, consistent, but distance isnt that great... not i am thinking of buy a new 5 wood....

i know it is due to my swing( which i am working on constantly) and its up to personally preference and i have to hit it myself... blah blah... one man;s heaven another man's poison... blah blah...

just want to know.. if anyone here have gone through the same ie... wood swapping to hybrid then wood again... or happy with their hybrids.. or always be a wood person(i know a friend who has a 7-wood and say he cant hit a hybrid to save his life).. your opinion is appreciated...

thanx
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PostSubject: Re: new 5 wood or hybrid....   Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:13 pm

That's me!!!! I gamed a Burner wood when I first started out.
Totally cannot hit! Gave up on woods and stick to my hybrids of 22 degrees and 18 degrees.
But current max distance I can get from the 18 hybrid is 180 (though potential for more still there), so backside itchy.

Went to try someone's titty 4 wood, instant gratification!
Never came across a wood that is so easy to launch and gives me 190-200 m.
Next thing I know is heading to bfg Keppel to get the WMD.
No regrets and totally happy!

So go ahead with the wood. Why not!?
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PostSubject: Re: new 5 wood or hybrid....   Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:17 pm

I'm guessing the reason you ask is you need opinions that could be applied to your situation right?

Im saying the obvious, rather than asking forumers, I'd suggest you join the range sessions and test their woods/hybrids.

But if you really really just want to hear people's story then sure...but then so what? End story will be: Blah blah blah....you still wont know if you need to buy that 5 wood GD suggest hor.

btw here's my story: I couldnt hit woods as beginner so i preferred hybrids. After a few years, now I can hit woods, so now I dont have preference over one or the other. I use woods to reach +180m and I use hybrids for 160m-180m.

there is a lot of wisdom in those blah blah blah Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: new 5 wood or hybrid....   Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:21 pm

thanx for the blah blah blahs... hehe..

itchy backside... will scratch it next week... lol
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PostSubject: Re: new 5 wood or hybrid....   Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:22 pm

PS,

Now this trigger a question (hahaha):

Whats the advantage of woods over hybrids? Is it that the industry has not want to move away from woods or there is really something thats worth knowing?
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PostSubject: Re: new 5 wood or hybrid....   Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:28 pm

bro Sam...have no idea. I have not experimented with a 7 wood. That would be a perfect battle between a 4 Hybrid and a 7 wood. If only the 910f is not so expensive, I would just buy a 7 wood. Now you poison me hahahaha

I only know that my longest hybrid is a 19 degree and I cant reach targets beyond 175m with that club. also I found hitting hybrids heads easier than hitting most woods, except the 910f.

Drizz0, give the 910f a try.
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PostSubject: Re: new 5 wood or hybrid....   Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:39 pm

PS hitting wood difficult? Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: new 5 wood or hybrid....   Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:56 pm

blee2007 wrote:
PS hitting wood difficult? Suspect

my swing CMI lah...yesterday DGman, Duffy and I hit my 4 hybrid with crossfire in front of trackman.

DGman: 1.5 smash. draw. 177m carry. 202m total
Duffy: 1.45+ smash. straight. 170 carry. 184 total
Me: 1.36 smash. fade. 150 carry. 158 total

I have a LOFT problem

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PostSubject: Re: new 5 wood or hybrid....   Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:23 pm

Oh...... Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: new 5 wood or hybrid....   Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:23 pm

pushslice wrote:
bro Sam...have no idea. I have not experimented with a 7 wood. That would be a perfect battle between a 4 Hybrid and a 7 wood. If only the 910f is not so expensive, I would just buy a 7 wood. Now you poison me hahahaha

I only know that my longest hybrid is a 19 degree and I cant reach targets beyond 175m with that club. also I found hitting hybrids heads easier than hitting most woods, except the 910f.

Drizz0, give the 910f a try.

will do but its pricey....

i love my 910D2

tried the TM superfast and R11 rescue on the range with trackman yesterday... didnt like em...
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PostSubject: Re: new 5 wood or hybrid....   Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:26 pm

Ytd at d range try out a ping 5 wood and 09 rescue 4 .the distance for me slightly the same ard 200 m. The feeling is different,maybe should give a try on course then can make a conclusion.
For hybrid I dun like the weight of the head. But I dun feel is easier compare to woods. But woods give me a nice lauch everytime. Or mayb I should train more on my hybrid.
One opinion is never try never know.
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PostSubject: Re: new 5 wood or hybrid....   Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:45 pm

09 4 rescue (22 deg) carry 200m???? Wah lau monster liao Laughing DGman just got beaten hahaha

man if you hit your 4 hybrid as long as your 5 wood, you should train more in the WOODS, not the other way around

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PostSubject: Re: new 5 wood or hybrid....   Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:48 pm

For the same degree loft:

Hybrids seem to launch higher, and land softer.

Woods have a lower more penetrating trajectory, which is especially useful in windy conditions.
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PostSubject: Re: new 5 wood or hybrid....   Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:27 pm

personal opinion....

if yr swing is not consistent, i think hybrid gives u a better chance.....
when in rough or difficult lie, hybrid is "easier" to hit over wood......

but if u have a more consistent swing n knows yr strength/weakness, perhaps the wood might fill some gap in yr distance.....

btw, range mat will nvr gives yr the true distance or sensation from the actual green.... u can duff abit, fat abit and the ball still takes off in range..... try it on the green... Mad
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PostSubject: Re: new 5 wood or hybrid....   Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:46 pm

I would suggest going for the hybrid ... after using that for a while miraculously I am now able to hit accurately with my wood also ...
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PostSubject: Re: new 5 wood or hybrid....   Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:18 pm

decided and bought the callaway razr 3 hybrid... and wow... no regrets... this hybrid bombs.. 190 easy....
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PostSubject: Re: new 5 wood or hybrid....   Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:20 pm

I have both.. hybrid #3 and wood 5 almost the same distance, but hybrid 3 easier to use in the rough, of course... so it's more versatile.
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PostSubject: Re: new 5 wood or hybrid....   Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:24 pm

yea took out my 5 wood a while ago to make way for hybrids...
now i just need to replace my ailing old adams 4 hybrid.. for a razr callaway 4 hybrid... itchy already...
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PostSubject: Re: new 5 wood or hybrid....   Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:29 pm

Adams hybrid so sexy.. wanted that... but when I use it clubhead speed rather slow... so I picked up a lighter one instead Smile
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PostSubject: Re: new 5 wood or hybrid....   Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:34 pm

tried my mates tech v3... i thought it was just so-so.. that shows that even if it tops golf digest hotlist.. doesnt mean it will suit u...
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PostSubject: Re: new 5 wood or hybrid....   Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:05 am

It's sexy design.... but to me not sexy distance Razz
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PostSubject: Re: new 5 wood or hybrid....   Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:11 pm

go with the 5 wood. u can always grip down to shorten the distance..
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