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|5 wood or 2 hybrid?|
Handicap : 12.8
Posted : Fri 22nd Jun 2012 22:50
I'm planning on changing my fairway woods (3 and 5 wood) and have a been wondering if I should make an adjustment to what I have in my bag. Should I swap my 5 wood for a rescue instead?
I can only carry one or the other as I have 14 clubs in my bag already and the plan would be to get a 2 iron equivalent. There is about a 2 club gap between my 3 iron and 5 wood so the idea is get a rescue with a loft that puts it in the middle of the 3 iron and 3 wood (I could get a 6 wood instead too). I hit my fairways well both off the tee and off the grass but I was thinking I may also get more versatility with a rescue.
Not sure what to do and I hate making decisions. Thoughts?
Handicap : 13.2
Reply : Fri 22nd Jun 2012 23:39
I use my 3 hybrid more &more & my 5 wood is becoming redundant.
Handicap : 12.7
Reply : Sat 23rd Jun 2012 07:31
I use 3 hybrid (20°) this cover my gap between 3 wood and iron
Handicap : 16
Reply : Sat 23rd Jun 2012 12:59
I use 3 hybrids ( 18, 20 and 22 deg's) . The 18 is super for longer par 3's and driving it off the fairway into the wind. The 20 gives me a left to right shape whilst the 22 hits a lovely draw. What I lose in length from discarding my 3 and 5 woods, I make up for in accuraccy. I think you can see why I am a fan of hybrids. Good luck with your next choice.
Handicap : 12.2
Reply : Sat 23rd Jun 2012 17:39
Chris, i've already done this. The Taylormade 3 Hybrid is lofted like all others 2H, i.e. 18 degrees. Its shape is more like a fairway but with offset. I love it, Johns got same and love it too. My low clubs are D, 3W, 3H then 4 iron - good spacing..when I hit them!
Handicap : 12.8
Reply : Sat 23rd Jun 2012 18:16
Definitely don't want an offset Dave. It's the main reason I am looking to swap out as my current fairways are slightly closed and I am fighting them all the time
Starting to think a rescue might be the way to go
Handicap : 22.9
Reply : Sat 23rd Jun 2012 20:17
i have a 15 degs a 18 deg both nike sq hybirds ,,, but my best 1 that can pick a ball up anywhere is my 18* dunlop cost £12 ,its not abig hitter but it does the job ,ever time from in the trees to long gress
Handicap : 5.1
Reply : Sat 23rd Jun 2012 23:31
Chris, I too have 3 wood and then 18,21 degree hybrids then 4i. Feel this gives better balance to my bag and are easier to hit. Knowing your game I would recommend a 2 hybrid rather than 5 wood
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