Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
ryohazuki222

Next club to add advice!

Note: This thread is 4095 days old. We appreciate that you found this thread instead of starting a new one, but if you plan to post here please make sure it's still relevant. If not, please start a new topic. Thank you!

0  

  1. 1. Which one FIRST?

    • Hybrid
      11
    • Wedge
      5
    • Wood
      5


11 posts / 1039 viewsLast Reply

Recommended Posts

Alright! It's about time I add my next club to the bag and get closer to finishing this thing!

I had a lot of success with everyones help when I asked for help on which wedge. Some interesting input in that thread.

So basically, my decisions are mostly made on what to get... just not in what order to get em. Of course, I won't ignore any constructive comments on other options. Any YES... its taylormade because I like it, i've yet to be disappointed, and also because I have access to better prices.

Now to the actual items left to add:

-- Tour Burner 3 or 3+ wood (can't decided yet on the strong version or the 15* version)

-- Tour Burner Rescue T2 18*

-- Z TP 58* wedge

Originally, I was going to get the 58* next. But I'm so happy with the 54* right now I feel I can wait on the 58* it was suggested in the other thread that this is more of a specialty club not used often by most. The only concern here is that I need it custom built and I want the 'Z' grooves. I forget if the new usga rules have any effect on the production of these wedges in the upcoming months?

Right now on the top of my list is the hybrid, but I find myself worrying about the specs. My irons are an inch longer and pretty upright and im really liking it this way (being tall and all). As far as I can tell I can customize the rescue to an inch over standard, but can't change the lie. But isn't it true that lengthening a club without adjusting the lie bascaily flattens it out more? Then again, I guess it'll force me to hit the ball with more of a sweeping swing than a steep attack. I had a big problem with topping the ball before changing to custom clubs. Also, I see it comes with an adila nv shaft option. Anyone have any opinions on that? In the end this club is at the top of the list for practicality. I need a reliable 200-240 club off the tee... and would love to have something that I can hit off the fairway as well.

Also will eventually add the 3 wood (or 3+ to the bag) but will listen to any reasons that say to do it sooner rather than later. And any help deciding which loft to go with and why. I'm leaning towards the 3+ personally.

Right now I basically have to choose between driver and 3 iron on holes that would be ridiculously easier with something in between. Also, I never really use woods off the fairway since it's not worth the risk for me so I'd consider the 3 wood just another tee off club.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would get a hybrid just for the variety of shots you can make with it. Your looking at something were you can use off the tee, shots into the green that will stop on a dime, and for me I use it a lot to recover, and pull of low spinning shots that I can't with my irons. For me I am 6'4 with half inch longer shafts bent 3* upright, my 2 hybrids are standard. I heard the same you did, don't lengthen the shafts you will make it flater. But I haven't noticed any miss hits. I love the Burner Rescue Hybrids.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's a toss-up between the 58* and the hybrid... I use both of those clubs a lot. My 58* is for any greenside bunker and lots of chipping on courses with elevated greens and such, as well as other shots. The hybrid is pretty handy as well, a good "go to" club for really tight or short holes. I would flip a coin and let fate decide between these two.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would get a hybrid just for the variety of shots you can make with it. Your looking at something were you can use off the tee, shots into the green that will stop on a dime, and for me I use it a lot to recover, and pull of low spinning shots that I can't with my irons. For me I am 6'4 with half inch longer shafts bent 3* upright, my 2 hybrids are standard. I heard the same you did, don't lengthen the shafts you will make it flater. But I haven't noticed any miss hits. I love the Burner Rescue Hybrids.

Would it be weird that if I went standard my 2 hybrid would be shorter than my 3 iron?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would go with the rescue first then the wedge and finally the 3 wood. If you are using the 3 wood mainly off the tee then go for the 3+ wood.
Don't think too much about the length or lie of the rescue too much without trying it out first, it might work just fine as standard.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Have you thought about getting a 5 wood instead? I'd go 5w, T4 hybrid and 58* wedge and ditch the 3I. If you want to try something new you could put an X shaft in the 5 wood and hit a nice high cut all day long. As your handicap goes down to single digit you can start thinking about interchanging your 3I for 5W depending on the course you are playing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

id go with a 5 wood with 18* loft because is gives you a consistant gap between the lofts in your clubs. heres what i mean:

with a 18* 5 wood
Driver = 10* (i made that up, it really doesnt matter what your drivers loft angle is)
5 wood = 18*
3 iron = 21*
4 iron = 24*
5 iron = 27*
with the 5 wood, you have a consistant 3* gab between all the clubs. then, you could get a 3 wood with 15* and still have that 3* difference.

with hybrid of 19* you would only have 2* difference between the hybrid and 3 iron. thats really not a big deal, but if you have 3* difference between clubs then you will have consistant, proportional distances with all you clubs. so i say go with a 3 and 5 wood of 15* and 18* loft respectively.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"Would it be weird that if I went standard my 2 hybrid would be shorter than my 3 iron?"


For me it didn't matter I would hit on a launch moniter to see what the distance is between the 2h and 3 iron. But for me it didn't matter because the hybrid carried so far.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In this case the Hybrid actually is 18*. The 5wood would be 17.5*. and it would be a little longer.

I've never played a 5wood, but have some sort of mental issue with fairway woods off the deck. maybe i should read up on a wood vs. hybrid thread and see what differences there are... but price-wise the wood is less appealing as well. I know many reasons why i shouldnt go that route, but not many why i should. any more input other than the degrees?

Guess it's time to go see if i can find a hybrid to demo outside since it's been a while. I'd probably ending up getting it an inch longer anyway. I can always cut it down shorter if I dont like it.. (and please someone correct me if im wrong)

@cowboyclubtx. Thanks for the response. Now I look forward to trying it out with a positive attitude on the range.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

id go with a 5 wood with 18* loft because is gives you a consistant gap between the lofts in your clubs. heres what i mean:

yeah, but what degree his gaps are doesn't mean SH*T, what does matter are the yardage gaps... for example an 18* 2-hybrid might be shorter than an 18* 5-wood, but longer than an 18* 2-iron. It is the distance he hits these clubs that should influence his decision.

Not to mention... I think the OP was talking about am 18* rescue, not a 19*... and I would pick between a hybrid and wood (of similar ditance) by selecting the one that fit my game the best. Take me for example, I have found very few 5-woods that I like, but my 2 hybrid fills the gap between 3 hybrid and 3-wood perfectly, so there is absolutely NO need for a 5-wood that I wouldn't like anyway.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

the hybrid will provide you a versatile club for tee shots, fairways, bunkers, rough, hardpan and etc.

Sounds like you've identified the one you want and loft.

You are still making some decisions on the 3wood vs stong 3wood.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Note: This thread is 4095 days old. We appreciate that you found this thread instead of starting a new one, but if you plan to post here please make sure it's still relevant. If not, please start a new topic. Thank you!

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • TST Affiliates

    SuperSpeed
    TourStriker PlaneMate
    Golfer's Journal
    FlightScope Mevo
    Use the code "iacas" for 10% off Mevo
  • Posts

    • Figured I’d resurrect this thread for many who have not seen it. Not sure how accurate this Mevo is. I thought it has been pretty dang gone good with using it here this week, but it said my strong grip smash factor was 1.51...sounds a bit absurd. At any rate: I realize I was hitting into a net, but I just saw this thread and wanted to give it a go. I think it went relatively well considering how awkward it felt. I’ll wait for someone else to confirm before I claim it...I want it to be considered legit
    • Lake Spanaway Golf Course, WA Scorecard Hole Black Blue Blue/White White White/Green Green Men's Handicap Women's Handicap Men's Par Women's Par 1 422 402 382 382 382 318 3 7 4 4 2 458 425 407 407 358 358 1 5 4 5 3 195 170 170 144 144 125 17 17 3 3 4 423 378 378 358 358 299 11 9 4 4 5 501 492 476 476 476 451 9 3 5 5 6 195 173 164 164 118 118 15 15 3 3 7 399 377 377 359 359 339 13 13 4 4 8 463 382 363 363 300 300 5 11 4 4 9 525 519 519 502 468 468 7 1 5 5 OUT 3,581 3,318 3,236 3,155 2,963 2,776 OUT OUT 36 37 10 458 452 452 425 425 406 12 4 5 5 11 419 406 396 396 336 336 4 10 4 4 12 444 397 382 382 347 347 2 14 4 4 13 524 500 500 484 484 454 8 2 5 5 14 157 143 131 131 131 110 18 18 3 3 15 471 422 397 397 358 358 6 8 4 4 16 428 413 390 390 329 329 10 6 4 5 17 190 174 174 161 161 148 16 16 3 3 18 411 376 376 357 357 340 14 12 4 4 IN 3,502 3,283 3,198 3,123 2,928 2,828 IN IN 36 37                       TOTAL 7083 6,601 6,434 6,278 5,891 5,604 TOTAL TOTAL 72 74     Black Blue Blue/White White White/Green Green Men's Rated 74.2 72.0 71.0 70.3 68.6 67.1 Men's Slope 136 123 121 120 118 117 Women's Rated       76.0 73.9 72.3 Women's Slope       129 125 121   The Black Tees can be stretched out to play 7300 yds. The course is very well maintained year round. The bunkers? Well they could use some sand but I'll take some of the best maintained greens in the area over sandy bunkers. 1st Hole: This challenging dog leg left opening hole requires a right to left tee shot to set up a mid to long iron approach to a green that slopes back to front. A large, right green side bunker will come into play when the flag stick is on the right 2/3 of the green. 2nd Hole: A long straight away that requires a very accurate tee shot, and a second shot that makes the best shot makers really think. Personal note: when you check your distance you'd better club down and play to the left side of the green. If they tuck the pin behind the big bunker on the right it's a sucker play. 3rd Hole: The green has a three-club swing and any shot that doesn't hold on the left-hand side makes for a very tricky up and down. A great shot makers' hole from the back tee. Local knowledge: playing the left to right breeze off the tee is a noob play. That breeze dies near those bunkers. 4th Hole: This slight dog leg right, par 4 requires a tee shot that is played to the left side of the fairway. The mid to long iron second is guarded by a grass bunker that runs the entire width of the green on the right side and you don't want to go in there. 5th Hole: Be careful of the "grip it and rip it" attitude as you prepare to hit the tee shot on this relatively short par 5. Right and left are jail and possible bogey. Two huge bunkers guard the front of the gigantic green and require very difficult sand shots. Local knowledge: play your tee shot left. There's a big pine on the right side you need to be clear of for a shot at the green.  6th Hole: A downhill par 3 that you do not want to be long on when the flag stick is on the front of the green. With two bunkers front left and right, easy does it on all down hill putts. Note: this hole is a bogey machine. 7th Hole: Aim right at the giant fir, standing 150 yards from the center of the green. Any ball left or right will leave you a mid to long iron to this long narrow green. Note: I have hit that giant fir with my tee shot. 8th Hole: Keep your tee shot down the left-hand side of this long par 4, as the right side is known as bogeyville. The front part of this green is hidden and guarded by a blind bunker front right. Note: there's a bunker on the left they're forgetting about. Back right pin location is very tricky. Front left pin location is a birdie. 9th Hole: Fly the bunker on the left side of the fairway, and you could be home free. Short of it and you're playing a three shot par 5 to a heavily guarded green. Note: play your putts straight... mostly. 10th Hole: This is the "Amen" corner of Lake Spanaway. Play holes 10, 11, and 12 even par or better and you will feel like a King or Queen. Under par and you will feel like you are on top of the world. A straight drive will set up a fairway wood to a relatively generous green. Be careful of the sand bunker on the right hand side of the green. 11th Hole: This hole appears to play longer than it does. A smooth swing with your driver down the left center of the fairway and you are set up perfectly for a mid to short iron approach to a big, generous green. 12th Hole: This dog leg left par 4 is one of the holes at Lake Spanaway that you will remember when your round is finished. Take an extra club on your approach. It is all carry to this huge green protected by two bunkers from left and right. Note: this is the most difficult hole on the course. You must hit your tee shot to the upper part of the fairway at the dogleg. If you overshoot, you're in the woods. If you undershoot, you have the worst sidehill hook lie on the course. The green has a steep drop off into the woods on the left side so that hook lie doesn't help - if you miss it left you're looking at a DB or triple.  13th Hole: Play this straight away par 5 as a three shot hole and you are assured a par or birdie. If you go for it in two - a fade off center of the fairway will give you your best lie and approach to this green that slopes back to front, and has a bit more break than you actually see. Note: the fairway slopes right.... overcook the fade and you're in the trees. You'll be in someone's back yard on the left and you don't want to hop the chain link fences... not in that neighborhood.  14th Hole: This sleeping beauty of a par 3 could be the kiss of death. No the water does not come into play here but more bogeys than birdies are marked on the scorecards. Just because this is the 18th handicap hole doesn't mean it's easy. That front bunker catches more balls than anything.  15th Hole: This is the big giant that has conquered them all. The trees are double bogey trees, not firs. Cut the center of the fairway or play the right side. Those sand bunkers left and subtle hill that rolls away from the green on the right will make you wonder why you didn't take one or more clubs for your second shot. Note: Keep it in the middle off the tee and a 155 yd club should do the trick. But you have to make the center of that dogleg left. Don't get clever. 16th Hole: Play 16, 17, and 18 even par and you're in the money. Play 16 down the middle and aim for the middle of the green. This green is second to #6 in three putts. If you're riding you're golden. If you're walking that ball might be leaking right. You don't want the ball leaking right off the tee. It's not that long. Use your 3W.  17th Hole: #17 is the second toughest par 3 on the course. Two giant firs on the left and fairly good size bunker on the right protect this large green. It looks simple, but looks can be deceiving. Note: Can I say I hate this hole? From my tees it's only 147 yds from an elevated tee. It's an 8 iron. I've NEVER gotten better than a bogey on it. I've tried a 9 iron and that lands short. The 8 iron lands in the back of the green or rolls off. I've tried hitting a little punch shot and had that land in front of the green and roll all the way off the back. Did I mention the green is huge? Also if you block the ball right you're in the double bogey pines.  18th Hole: A straight drive down the middle of 18 is the biggest gift a golfer can ask for. As you walk up the middle of the fairway, you will notice that the trees do not come in as close as they appear from the tee. Note: The tee shot is scary looking. You need to hit it in the middle and you need to hit it to the crest of the hill or past that crest where the trees pinch in. A 3W off the tee should do the trick. The trees are no fun. The lighting around the green makes the approach difficult to judge except at midday. And you might drop an f-bomb on the green depending upon pin placement.
    • Note on the Cobras. If you don't like the Lamkin Crossline grips (some people love them, I don't) you can get them with Golf Pride Tour Velvet with the Cobra Connect - you just have to specify that when the store orders the set.... and Cobra will send you an extra 6 grips and a putter sensor. I'd also look at their Forged Tec irons which also come with the Arccos system. You might love them. 
  • TST Blog Entries

  • Blog Entries

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. cowboydave1967
      cowboydave1967
      (53 years old)
    2. mey123
      mey123
      (33 years old)
    3. obothehobo
      obothehobo
      (24 years old)

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to TST! Signing up is free, and you'll see fewer ads and can talk with fellow golf enthusiasts! By using TST, you agree to our Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and our Guidelines.

The popup will be closed in 10 seconds...