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AJTAURUS
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PostSubject: Re: Dilemma.....which clubs to replace?   Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:18 am

goh.YF.52 wrote:
AJTAURUS wrote:
Hi guys, I need a 2nd opinion (or maybe 3,4 or 5 opinions) on which clubs to have in my bag.....

I current have the normal driver, 6-PW with a 5-HY replacing my 5-Iron, followed by 51,54,58 wedges.

Now here is the dilemma, I have a 3-FW and a 5-FW with shaft of the same length. I also have a 2-HY and a 3-HY. I hit the 2-HY further than my 5-FW but a bit shorter or the same (on a solid contact) distance than/with my 3-FW. I have mixed results with my 3-HY and my 5-FW.

This is how far I hit:- (in metres)

Wedges-70 to 90
PW-90
9i-100
8i-110
7i-120
6i-130
5HY-140 to 150
3HY-150 to 160
5FW-160 to 180 (off the tee)
150 to 170 (off the ground)
2HY-180 to 190 (off the tee)
170 to 190 (off the ground)
3FW-180 to 200 (off the tee)
170 to 190 (off the ground)
Driver:- 200 to 220

Looking at the statistics, which club should not be in my bag? All your gracious comments are highly appreciated. Thank you.

Assumptions that i have made on your clubs since you dont have WITB
1)your 2Hybrid is 16* due to yardage gap on 5Wood and 2Hybrid.
2)your 3Hybrid is different loft from your 2Hybrid- one is 19* while other is 16*
3)one distance for every clubs based on average
5Hy-140
3Hy-150
5Fw-160
2Hy-170
3Fw-180
Driver- whatever distances it is just whack like the sky is the limit Smile.

IMHO, 1)your hybrids are giving you awkward distances where 2HY and 3HY is about 2~3 club length or 20m different. 2)you have overlapping of clubs with same lofts, 3Hy is 19* and 5Fw is 19*. 3) without seeing how is your ball flight, i think that some clubs you hit the ball high while others not launching which explains(1).

Had some problems with my bag setup too, but cured. Took out my 3Fw cause same distance as my 5Fw due to ball launch, replace with a 50* wedge which takes care of 90m. It helps as i manage to keep all my clubs hitting at the same apex height. Put my 4Hy 21* to save my @$$ throughout the 18holes, SEL my home course all par 5s and 3 par3s sure must use my 4Hy if not my par.....

Hope it helpsssss

Bro, on your 1) you read my mind, my 2HY is 17, 3HY is 19 and my 5HY is 25.
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PostSubject: Re: Dilemma.....which clubs to replace?   Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:23 pm

The permutations are many, as are the theories as to which club to remove. Yet none of us know the strengths and weaknesses of your game.

Most of us here can only give you an answer based on our own experiences with any one of the 15 clubs you mentioned.

For example, someone proficient with a compact set of clubs might suggest just two wedges, one hybrid, and no wood, if that's all they need to get around the course.

Yourself on the other hand, find that you need as many tools as possible to fill in all your distance gaps.

Consider this, what is the chance of your ball making the putting surface the farther you are from the green, say from 150m to 200m (as amateur golfers, we are eternally optimistic). Then ask yourself if it is imperative that you need a club to fill in every distance gap the farther back you are. It's a different story for the professional, who expects to hit the green for every second or third shot with every club through the bag.

Between your 3W, 5W, 2H and 3H, which are the easiest to swing, giving you consistent distance and accuracy. In other words, which of these clubs gives you the most predictable results. Absolute distance should not be the only criteria.

It all boils down to one simple question:

Which club do you use the least out on the course?

Answer that, and you know precisely which club to remove. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Dilemma.....which clubs to replace?   Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:31 pm

Birdman wrote:
The permutations are many, as are the theories as to which club to remove. Yet none of us know the strengths and weaknesses of your game.

Most of us here can only give you an answer based on our own experiences with any one of the 15 clubs you mentioned.

For example, someone proficient with a compact set of clubs might suggest just two wedges, one hybrid, and no wood, if that's all they need to get around the course.

Yourself on the other hand, find that you need as many tools as possible to fill in all your distance gaps.

Consider this, what is the chance of your ball making the putting surface the farther you are from the green, say from 150m to 200m (as amateur golfers, we are eternally optimistic). Then ask yourself if it is imperative that you need a club to fill in every distance gap the farther back you are. It's a different story for the professional, who expects to hit the green for every second or third shot with every club through the bag.

Between your 3W, 5W, 2H and 3H, which are the easiest to swing, giving you consistent distance and accuracy. In other words, which of these clubs gives you the most predictable results. Absolute distance should not be the only criteria.

It all boils down to one simple question:

Which club do you use the least out on the course?

Answer that, and you know precisely which club to remove. Very Happy

Gotcha! Thanks for the input........then again there's the SG kiasu syndrome...! tongue
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PostSubject: Re: Dilemma.....which clubs to replace?   Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:39 pm

Then really, why even post and ask the question, since you have received so many considered replies to assist you? scratch

SG reply... ask for fun? Laughing

There is one other thing, as Pocketace mentioned, the rules state that you are only allowed 14 clubs in your bag out on the course.

I think that should help you to decide. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Dilemma.....which clubs to replace?   Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:08 pm

you do know a very distinguished member of the forum scored a 81 with just 4 clubs right. 5 clubs 91. why does anyone need 14 unless you make a living playing golf.
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PostSubject: Re: Dilemma.....which clubs to replace?   Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:21 pm

haragolfer wrote:
you do know a very distinguished member of the forum scored a 81 with just 4 clubs right. 5 clubs 91. why does anyone need 14 unless you make a living playing golf.

Hara, to each their own I guess...

Even as we post, our dear friend with the dilemma is already seeking out his 16th club in the marketplace, a 4 hybrid.

Here's hoping he finds the right 14 club combo for his bag. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Dilemma.....which clubs to replace?   Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:07 pm

guilty as well. i end up buying standby sets, pretty sets, gungho sets. try another hybrid or a driver. wedges that promise more spin...... ah ya... i am an addict. but i do know i CANNOT handle 14 clubs in the bag at any one time. but the experimentation IS fun, i have to admit.
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