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Love me some fairway woods. I’m not a high swing speed guy, but I’m not slow either. I play 3, 5, and 7 woods, then 4h. Higher launch, higher spin gives me a softer landing. Took out a 52* wedge and changed around to a 48, 54, and 60 mph edge setup to accommodate more clubs at the long end. I like it. 

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42 minutes ago, boogielicious said:

I find hybrids are not as good out of rough as I have seen advertised. Maybe it’s my technique, but I am reaching for my irons instead now.

For me it depends on the depth of the rough. But in general my concern is a poorly struck iron out of the rough will be a disaster for me whereas a hybrid will still move the ball even if just a ground burner.

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Just now, Vinsk said:

For me it depends on the depth of the rough. But in general my concern is a poorly struck iron out of the rough will be a disaster for me whereas a hybrid will still move the ball even if just a ground burner.

I find it challenging because I can’t practice it at the range, only on the course.

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50 minutes ago, boogielicious said:

I find it challenging because I can’t practice it at the range, only on the course.

I’m lucky to have hillsides and rough to practice with…..and  they’re on the far right side of the range so I’m good.😃🥴

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27 minutes ago, Vinsk said:

I’m lucky to have hillsides and rough to practice with…..and  they’re on the far right side of the range so I’m good.😃🥴

That's like the bushes on the far side of my range that I practice out of. When wielding a golf club bushes have more give than you might think. It's the big oak trees that don't budge.

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For me the shape of the sole and leading edge on the M6 9 wood makes it much easier and consistent to hit out of the rough compared to the hybrids. It seems to glide better through the tall grass, and doesn't get wrapped up and pulled closed or open as easily.

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On 5/15/2021 at 2:06 AM, measureoffsetinnm said:

 

Please tell me it was also a vintage MB rather than modern utility iron.

Oh yeah, definitely.   This was in the late 80s/early 90s and it was old then.  All the clubs were.   The “clam digger” 5 wood was metal, but I think everything else was wood.

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As you can see from my signature, I'm a 9-wood user. As IACAS noted, at 23* it has the loft of an old school 7-wood. On a simulator, I had an average carry of 155 yards, which is being born out on course. It is a great option for 150-160 yard par 3s and similar length approach shots.

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