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what hybrid loft replaces a 5 wood

post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
what hybrid loft replaces a 5 wood i am just wondering because the best part of my game is my hybrids and i am terrible with my 5 wood and am getting the cleveland xls , nike sq dymo2, or taylormade burner 3 wood because they all have small heads. because i think my problem are the huge heads on my woods
post #2 of 25

Re: what hybrid loft replaces a 5 wood

I have an older 5 wood with 21°
post #3 of 25

Re: what hybrid loft replaces a 5 wood

I would get a hybrid a few degrees flatter than the 5 Wood.
post #4 of 25

Re: what hybrid loft replaces a 5 wood

a 3hybrid is usually right around where a 5 wood is at.

post #5 of 25

Re: what hybrid loft replaces a 5 wood

A 5-wood is usually anywhere between 18 and 21 degrees. I think the best club to replace it is a 3-hybrid (I would choose 19* if they offer it). Keep in mind that hybrids have a slightly shorter shaft and usually land softer than woods. If you can demo a hybrid first I would recommend doing so.
post #6 of 25

Re: what hybrid loft replaces a 5 wood

Originally Posted by joepro23 View Post
A 5-wood is usually anywhere between 18 and 21 degrees. I think the best club to replace it is a 3-hybrid (I would choose 19* if they offer it). Keep in mind that hybrids have a slightly shorter shaft and usually land softer than woods. If you can demo a hybrid first I would recommend doing so.
most 19* hybrids are 2-iron hybrids a 2i hybrid is about 4-5 yards shorter than a 5 wood
post #7 of 25

Re: what hybrid loft replaces a 5 wood

Originally Posted by wedge player View Post
most 19* hybrids are 2-iron hybrids a 2i hybrid is about 4-5 yards shorter than a 5 wood
Not TaylorMade, one of the most popular (and the one i was thinking of). Their 3-hybrid is 19 deg

http://www.globalgolf.com/product/go...e-TP.aspx?gd=3
post #8 of 25

Re: what hybrid loft replaces a 5 wood

Originally Posted by joepro23 View Post
Not TaylorMade, one of the most popular (and the one i was thinking of). Their 3-hybrid is 19 deg

http://www.globalgolf.com/product/go...e-TP.aspx?gd=3
taylormade likes to have jacked up lofts look at nike,callawa,titleist they all have 21* 3 iron hybrids thats why taylormade is normally hit further jacked up lofts
post #9 of 25
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Re: what hybrid loft replaces a 5 wood

Originally Posted by wedge player View Post
taylormade likes to have jacked up lofts look at nike,callawa,titleist they all have 21* 3 iron hybrids thats why taylormade is normally hit further jacked up lofts
the correct term is strong lofted and was started by cobra
post #10 of 25

Re: what hybrid loft replaces a 5 wood

Originally Posted by aca247 View Post
the correct term is strong lofted and was started by cobra
yea but most taylormade products are that way
post #11 of 25

Re: what hybrid loft replaces a 5 wood

Interesting. I have an Titleist 909h 19 degree 'strong' 3 hybrid, and a 909 D3 5-wood that is 18 degrees. I'm at least 10-15 yards longer with the 5-wood. Could this be attributed to shaft length increasing clubhead speed?
post #12 of 25

Re: what hybrid loft replaces a 5 wood

Above poster; yes. The shaft length is what is giving you the extra distance. Hybrid shafts also tend to be heavier too.

To replace a 5wood I would go with 19 or 20. Don't worry about what # hybrid its called, unimportant issue. I had a cft ti 19* that I used to carry instead of a 5 wood, was a 230-240 club. Actually the club I holed out from 235 for a dbl eagle. (Was going to bronze it, but just sold it on ebay)

I have a buddy who has a 19 degree hybrid with a 5 wood shaft and he murders the ball with it.

$0.02 from me
post #13 of 25
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Originally Posted by wedge player View Post

 
taylormade likes to have jacked up lofts look at nike,callawa,titleist they all have 21* 3 iron hybrids thats why taylormade is normally hit further jacked up lofts


All mfg's do this, not just TM. It's how they can tell you that their club X, hits further than the competitors club X. Lofts are set. 21 degrees is 21 degrees no matter who's club it is. This will never change.

post #14 of 25

My Adams boxer Tech A4r 3h is 19 degrees. I consider it to be my 2 iron and use it in place of my 5 wood when off the fairway so I use the club a lot. 

post #15 of 25

I have 20* degree hybrid that I put in the bag it doesn't carry quite as far as a 5 wood but it holds greens much better.

post #16 of 25

Remember that a 5W usually has a longer shaft than a comparable H. So, it may be difficult to get an exact replacement, because the 5W's longer shaft helps the ball go farther. Shorter-shafted Hs offer more control, but someone who can control a 5W gets more distance in part from the longer shaft. A person who can't control a 5W may get more reliable distance from a hybrid because of more center hits.

 

Here's a sampling of what TaylorMade and Callaway offer:

 

Model   Club  Loft

 Shaft

Length

 TM R11  5W  19*  42.75"
 TM RBZ  5W  19*  43"
 TM Hybrid  Tour 2  16.5*  41.5"
 TM Hybrid  3H  19*  41"
 Razr X Black  5W  19*  42"
 Razr X Tour Hybrid  2H.T  18*  40.75"
 Razr X Hybrid  3H  21*  40.25"

 

Several months ago, I went to a demo day. Both the Callaway and Adams reps were cautious about the 2H: Unless a golfer has really good clubhead speed, they warned me individually, the lower loft might make it difficult to get the ball out of the rough.

 

Also: Tour or pro head hybrids in R flex might be useful to average golfers to lessen hooking. The offset in regular hybrid heads sometimes encourages hooking.

post #17 of 25

My 18 degree 2 hybrid fits the same distance but flies higher and lands softer.

post #18 of 25

Ping say:

 Their 17 degree hybrid is equivalent to 2 iron and 5 wood.

Their 20 degree hybrid is equivalent to 3 iron and 7 wood.

Their 23 degree hybrid is equivalent to 4 iron and 9 wood.

 

They've matched hybrids with irons of the same loft, but surely the hybrid will go a little further with its longer shaft and weightier head?  The hybrid-wood match up strikes me as reasonable since the equivalent fairway has a higher/weaker loft which i guess would offset the effect of its longer shaft relative to the hybrid. 

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