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PostSubject: 5 wood or 3 hybrid?   Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:00 am

hi bros,

currently I have slot for one mroe club in my bag, and thinking of either 3 hybrid or 5 wood.

Currently hitting my 4 hybrid about 180 metres thereabouts, and next longer club would be my 3 wood, which is around 200-230 meteres depending on how well I strike it.

Also keeping in mind which would be easier to hit, any suggestions as to whether 3H or 5W would be more ideal...

Appreciate comments!

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PostSubject: Re: 5 wood or 3 hybrid?   Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:08 am

Look at the loft for your 3W and 4HY, and find something in the middle. My guess would be somewhere in the 19deg - 21deg range.

With that in mind, go hit a few clubs of that loft range and see which one you feel comfortable with.

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PostSubject: Re: 5 wood or 3 hybrid?   Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:50 am

If you like your current model 4h and are hitting it consistently I'd go for the same model with a lower loft. I did this with a Ping G25 4h (23*) and added a 3h (20*) to make up my distance gap.
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PostSubject: Re: 5 wood or 3 hybrid?   Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:50 pm

No real answer to your question except to go and try. Everyone has a different swing and some of us even have swings that change over time. 

Recently I tried hitting a 3 hybrid I used to love (it is with my cousin now) about 3 years ago. But just could not control it. Swear by my 5 wood now, but who knows about the future. 

Think you should take the time to hunt, the process is very enjoyable in any case.

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Driver: Callway X-Hot 10.5 with Fubuki 50S (pulled from a TM Burner SuperFast)
Woods: 19 Deg Callaway X-hot Proj X Stock S Flex
Hybrid: 22 Deg TM SF i70R, Cobra Baffler 25 Deg NS950R
Irons 5-Pw:  Titleist 704 CB NSP950 (Flex Unknown - think it is R)
Wedges: Perry Gear 52 Deg DG S300 and BFG 55 Deg KBS Hi-Rev, Tourstage 60 Deg
Putter: RIFE Antigua Island with Champ Large Grip
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