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post #19 of 29

Re: 4 Wood instead of 3 and 5?

Last season was my first full season with a 4w in the bag. I often still carried a 3w as well (13.5), but found I was much more consistent with the 17* 4w then the 3w from both the tee and the deck. The 3w is sitting this season out.
post #20 of 29

Re: 4 Wood instead of 3 and 5?

Originally Posted by julius06 View Post
Last season was my first full season with a 4w in the bag. I often still carried a 3w as well (13.5), but found I was much more consistent with the 17* 4w then the 3w from both the tee and the deck. The 3w is sitting this season out.
The 17* Ping TiSi Tec fairway wood I have is a 5 wood. I don't know what the criteria is for a manufacturer calling one 17* wood a 4 and the other a 5, but I do know that I conistently hit it well.
post #21 of 29

Re: 4 Wood instead of 3 and 5?

I carry a 4W and a 3H. They're similar in distance, but I can get about 20 more off the fairway from the 4W. The 3H allows longer shots from not so great lies.
post #22 of 29

Re: 4 Wood instead of 3 and 5?

Originally Posted by Slammin' Sam View Post
The 17* Ping TiSi Tec fairway wood I have is a 5 wood. I don't know what the criteria is for a manufacturer calling one 17* wood a 4 and the other a 5, but I do know that I conistently hit it well.
After reading this, I had to check mine--its an R9 17* 4W.

Incidentally, how do I list my clubs in my sig--anyone?
post #23 of 29

Re: 4 Wood instead of 3 and 5?

Originally Posted by Brad View Post

Incidentally, how do I list my clubs in my sig--anyone?
Go to the "Forum Actions" pulldown at the top, click on the "General Settings" link, and look for the "Edit Signature" link on the left. Don't know how to get those cool product logos that others have in their signature lines, though.
post #24 of 29

Re: 4 Wood instead of 3 and 5?

Originally Posted by Slammin' Sam View Post
Go to the "Forum Actions" pulldown at the top, click on the "General Settings" link, and look for the "Edit Signature" link on the left. Don't know how to get those cool product logos that others have in their signature lines, though.
Got it, and thanks
The logos are listed under the smileys. I was a newbie, but that's fixed now
post #25 of 29
Just refined my top-end set up: Driver (10.5°), 4-wood (16.5°), 4-hybrid (22°). With this system I find it works for me.
~ George Shot.
post #26 of 29
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Originally Posted by georgeshot View Post

Just refined my top-end set up: Driver (10.5°), 4-wood (16.5°), 4-hybrid (22°). With this system I find it works for me.

~ George Shot.

 



you just resurrected a three year old post, but I'm glad you did. I thought I was crazy and alone because I just took out my 3w and put in a 58* lob wedge. Wedges are now 50*, 54*, & 58* (9i is 47*). 4w (17*) is in the bag between 12* driver and 21* hybrid.

I don't feel so crazy and alone anymore. Thanks!
post #27 of 29
I was having trouble with 3 wood and went with a 2 hybrid
post #28 of 29
No Gripit,
You are not crazy and perhaps the "Fantastic Four Wood" should be resurrected! Good enough for Sarazen...
Truth is for the distance, there is not a great difference between a 3-wood (most are 15° +/-) & a 16°,16.5, 17° 4-wood, but for me accuracy is more important than distance and the 4-wood is perfect. My 3-wood, 5-wood days were too inconsistent. I just picked up the Ping G20: Nice ball flight, straight down the pipe and it looks to be a versatile weapon. Combine with my Tour Edge XCG5 22° 4-hybrid and I've got the "distance" thing covered. And if I don't hit the green, I'm mostly right in front & 3 Cleveland wedges 51°, 57°, 64° give me lots of options for getting up and down. My irons are Cleveland TA5 5-PW. Yep, that's 13 clubs. All I really need. I've been through the 2, 3, 4 iron thing, 3/5/7 wood thing, 16°/19°/22° driving irons, and finally settled on this configuration.

I like your setup. What driver, 4-wood, and hybrid are you using?

~George Shot
post #29 of 29
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Originally Posted by georgeshot View Post

I like your setup. What driver, 4-wood, and hybrid are you using?



~George Shot

 



Hey, George Shot, thanks for your verification of my un-craziness. Nice clubs you got!
I am really happy with my bag right now. I'm pretty slow to change things and update I guess because I get comfortable! My driver is a Cleveland Launcher SL290 @ 12*, R flex. Just got it this year. I tipped the shaft a little and it feels really solid. The hybrid you asked about? (lol) It's a "Tiger Shark" 21* I picked up for around $50 about eight or nine years back. Still using the stock "UST" shaft it came with. I think the shafts they sold in those clubs must have been very soft; mine is marked stiff, but I can hit the snot out of it and have since I got it. The 4w is an old Adams Ovation. It's also got the stock (Aldila NV?) shaft marked stiff. Neither the hybrid nor the 4w shafts play like they're stiff, though and I think I can hit my 4w just as far if not farther than the 3w.
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