5 Wood and Hybrid

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Andy M


Hey guys-do you think i should have both a 5 wood and a hybrid? I have 2 BurnerSuperfast 2.0 fairway metals (3 and 5) but i can't hit my 3 iron well. Should i replace my 3 iron with a 910h? Thanks!!!

Quintin H


Basically, if there is a club you don't hit well, then you should replace it with a club you do hit well.

A hybrid designed to replace a 3i is not designed to replace a 5w. If you have a 1 club difference in distance between 4i and 5w, then just simply drop the 3i.

Lou G


That is a matter of personal preference. Use a 21H if you want to go that route. The problem is that Titleist doesn't make a 24H. I found out I couldn't hit a 3 iron hybrid very well either, but could knock the daylights out of a 7 wood. I happen to be a bit of a proponent of a 7 wood. There is minimal difference in distance between it and the 5 wood and it is much easier to hit on most fairway conditions. I would personally use a 7 wood instead of a 5 wood and a 3 iron hybrid. A 7 wood is pretty workable because it has a reasonably short shaft (usually about 41-41.5). I can hit a choked down shot with a 7 wood. There is about a 15 yard gap between it and the 3 wood.

Lou G


I tend to agree with Quintin. If you intend on keeping the 5 wood, why not just simply toss the 3 iron and choke down on the wood to hit the in between distance? This also gives you room for an extra club (such as having two sand wedges - one for tight bunkers and another for soft bunkers, a gap wedge, a 64 wedge, a chipping iron or an "approach hybrid"). Here's another option to think about.... why not toss the 3 and 4 irons and use a 24 deg 910H hybrid? The 24 deg hybrid is going to give almost the same distance as the 3 iron and all you need to do for 4 iron distance is choke down 1/2". I'm still one to tend to steer toward using a 7 wood in place of the 5 wood and 3 iron. A 7 wood will launch under a wide variety of conditions and the distance diff between it and a 5 wood MIGHT be 10 yards. The 19 degree 910 fairway wood can be adjusted between 18.25 (strong 5 wood) to 20.5 (standard 7 wood). With the 910 woods, you could buy the 15 and 19 and set them up as a 4 wood (16.5) and a 7 wood (20.5); I had a 975 F 16.5 and 20.5 at one time. The gap between my 3 wood and 7 wood is 15 yards.

19hole


I have replaced my 3i with a 21° 910H. I also carry a 910F in 19° set to 18.25°. I find the 910H a lot more useful than the 3i, especially out of very deep rough and fairway bunkers. It also fills the club gap pretty well; my 4i is about 195, the 910H is 210 and the 910F is about 225.

Jakes D


Andy, anyone can give you random answers, the keys are the following. first replace the clubs that you struggle with, you already have the 5 fairway. so if you replace the 3 iron find a hybrid such as the 910H 21 degree. with ajustability you can change the loft 1.5 degrees both ways. I have set mine on 22.5 on A4 or B4 setting. this way I have replaced my 3 iron. it works well. depending on how well you drive the ball you can swop between the 3 and 5 fairway metals. I have the 910 Fd 3 fairway as I use it a lot of the tee and swop between my 5 wood and 19 degree hybrid depending on conditions keep your wedges simple. spend time practicing hitting greens and if you mis the green, make sure you get onto it, a lot of people get very fancy with wedges, most pro's carry a pw and 2 other wedges.

John L


Ha i have a better quistion for you? Do you need the 3 iron. and how much would it affect your game if you dropped your three iron and added a wedge instead. in addition by doing this play your shots to where you wouldnt need the 3 iron. If i didn't have two par threes that were at th 210-225 range i wouldnt carry the 3 iron. I always play to the 150 range even on short par fours out of 18 holse on my home course i use the driver only 6 times and i use a three wood on ever thing else. i only use the driver on one of 4 par fives becouse the fairways are split in two at the 260 range so a driver puts me in the ruff on three of them. so i just play for on in three and i have better results. also im more consistant from the 150 range. i can use anything between a pw-8i base on pin position and be on in two if i get my tee shot their. so for me their is no need for a 3i but i can always use another wedge. If i was on a par five 225 out hitting my second shot i would prbably hit a 5i get about 20 or so out and the bump and run it up. this usually leaves me with a better chance a birdie than a choke down 5w that could leave me in a buker or deap ruff if i miss the green. just look at your game and see if the 3I is really that important. if you would only use the club once and on a fairway you probably dont need it. Cheers! fairways and greens Simba

Lou G


Oops I stood corrected .... saw a 24H here. Also read about a 27H being released in Nov. If it ain't broke, don't fix it!

Frank C


Hi Can you tell me the difference In yardages between a 910    5 Wood & Hybn both with 19 degrees tloft

Dan W


Hello Andy,

If you hit your 5W well then by all means keep it IF its a club you use regularly.

I had carried a 3i for years but one day putting my clubs in the car trunk I noticed how spotless and near pristine my 3i looked. I realized that I really only ever used it to play one long par 3 on a course I didnt play very often (once a year maybe). I can hit a hybrid one club farther than corresponding iron so I replaced the 3i with a 4H. I get a much higher ball flight, it's easier to stop, easier to hit out of the rough & fairways bunkers, and I sometimes use it for bump and run shots around the green. Its much more versatile than a 3i. I also realized that if I choke down on that 4H I could hit it the same length as my old 4i so I pulled the 4i out of the bag as well and replaced it with a 4th wedge.

Keep it in the fairways.

Lou G


Frank C

Hi Can you tell me the difference In yardages between a 910    5 Wood & Hybn both with 19 degrees tloft

Could be 0, 10 or 20 depending on how well you hit each.

I know that I hit a 21 fairway about 185 and a 21 hybrid about 170.  I hit a 9 wood (24*) just as far as a 21H

I hit a 910F 19* at A3 about 190-200.    The best I've done with a 20 hybrid is 180 yards.

 

Lou G


Since my last few posts, I have changed my setup from a TM Burner 7W and Sumo SQ2 5/26 hybrid to 910F 19* (A3, 41") and 910H 27* (A3, 38").   I tried for the past year to integrate the 21H into my bag but always ended up faring better with a choke shot with the fairway.  I just acquired a 24* 9 wood when helping a friend clean his shed and it does exactly what I need.

Experience has dictated to me that there is about a 10 yard difference between a 7 wood and a 21 hybrid on equally hit shots.  The difference between a 28 fairway and 27 hybrid is about 5 yards.  

 

Dan W


Frank C

Hi Can you tell me the difference In yardages between a 910    5 Wood & Hybn both with 19 degrees tloft

I happen to own a 5W and a 2H (another manufacturer) both 18 degrees loft but the 5W shaft is 1.5" longer. I normally carry the 2H as I find it much more versatile but I bought the 5W for the extra distance (about 15 yards) which I needed for certain par 5's on a handful of courses that I play regularly. For me, the 5W also has a lower overall ball flight. The 2H flies higher but stops more quickly with less roll out.