4hybrid or 5 hybrid

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By B

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  1. I carry a 3wood and a 7wood. My irons start at 5 (716 AP1). What hybrid would be good to fill gap in woods a 4 or 5 or should I go with a 5wood instead? I am 56 years old with a high handicap.

  2. Either would no fine. I have AP1 716 irons starting at a 5 iron and a high handicaper same as you. I personally love my 5 wood. I also have a 3,4 and 5 hybrid but if I could only have a 5 hybrid 25 degrees loft is a useful club to have when in the rough.
  3. Either would no fine. I have AP1 716 irons starting at a 5 iron and a high handicaper same as you. I personally love my 5 wood. I also have a 3,4 and 5 hybrid but if I could only have one a 5 hybrid 25 degrees loft is a useful club to have when in the rough.
  4. B,

    If I understand what you're saying it's that you have a 3 wood and a 7 wood and are looking to fill in the space between them. I'm 70 yrs. old and play to a 13 hdcp and I carry three hybrids (21*,24*, 27*) but no fairway woods. I have always found them hard for me to hit well. The hybrids are a bit shorter and easier for me to handle. So, to your question, since your irons start at a 5 iron, I would lean to putting in a 4 hybrid. One other consideration might be a 3 hybrid. I'm not sure what the lofts of your fairways are but if the 3 wood is 15* and the 7 wood is 25*-ish then putting a 21* hybrid might be a better option. Good luck. Fairways and greens.

    Mark F
  5. Luke H

    Luke H
    Eau Claire, WI

    Knowing nothing about your golf swing, I would say the hybrid would be about the same as your 7 wood. In the perfect world, I'd get/adjust your 15* 3 wood to 16.5* and then add a 3 or 4 hybrids in place of the 7 wood. But it all depends on how well you hit them and what your yardage splits are from irons, to hybrid, to fairway wood.

    I've found a lot of people do better when you simplify things, Driver, 1 fairway wood, 1 hybrid, then your irons and wedges. As a high handicap player, your not going to be using your woods and hybrids as scoring clubs as much as you will use them to move the ball down the fairway.

    Hope this helps and make sense.
  6. Don O

    Don O
    Madison, WI

    Can you really hit the 3W? I carry 5W, 7W (21 degrees) , 23H (set to 24), and 27H. Then 6-W in irons. I'd get a 5I but I hit the 27H so well, it's not worth the risk to find out the 5I doesn't gap well with the 6I. Even a couple of pro's are starting to drop the 5I. It just so happens I can't a 19/18H any further than the 7W. The 7W is paid for and I can only hit a 21 H as well as the 7W. So, with your 27 degree 5 iron and a 21-7W, a 25H or 23H set to 24 degrees will fill your gap. Increasing the loft on the 23H will help close the face to promote more of a draw/less of a fade than decreasing the loft on the 25H. But the standard shaft on the 23H is longer, so you should try both to see which works better for you.
  7. Get yourself down to your favourite Titleist fitter and try each and every option, including re-organising the woods & hybrids mix at the top of your bag.
    JT

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