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Yardage comparison: 3 hybrid vs. 5 wood ??

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inthehole    126

I'm just looking for some average yardages to get a feel for if I need a 5 wood.      I've resigned myself to take the 3 wood out of the bag for now as I just don't have any confidence with it off the fairway.       I hit my 19° hybrid pretty decently, but recall in an earlier post, alot of guys like their 5 woods.    For an average player, how much longer would a 5 wood be than a 19° hybrid ?      Also, I'm unsure about the application of either, meaning where would you prefer to use a 5 wood vs. a 3 hybrid rescue club ?   THANKS !

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boogielicious    1,159

For me, they were very close.  I hit my Adam A4 3H around 190 carry.  My R7 5W, which I don't carry anymore, was about 190.  Off the fairway, the 3H was higher flight.  Off the tee, the 5W was higher.

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jeffrey r    1

I had such a bad time hitting my 3 Wood this past season, that I will be trying some new things next season.  I picked up a Nike SQ 2 4 Wood (17*) that I will be trying out, and while I am not expecting miracles, I do expect to see improvement.  And by going with the 4 Wood, I can eliminate both the 3 Wood and the 5 Wood, and go straight to a 20-21* 7 Wood or 3 Hybrid (I have a Nike SQ 2 7 Wood, Nickent 3dx RC 3 Hybrid, and Wilson Staff 3 Fybrid).

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Leftygolfer    8

I can carry my 5 wood much farther than any hybrid of the same loft.  I had a callaway x hybrid 3 and could carry it at most 195.  My old five wood I could fly it 220.  They were also very different shafts (steel verse graphite).  Persoanlly I like high lofted woods more as they fly higher and stop quicker.  But maybe it was just a bad fit for me (the one I had).

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I used a 5w for quite a while, and compared to my 19* hybrid, it carried 10~15 yds further, but it was much more difficult to hit off the turf than the hybrid, so in the end I went with the versatile 3 hybrid. Some days I will drop my gap/lob wedge and toss the 5 wood in the bag for the hell of it, though. I enjoy using it off the tee.

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WUTiger    454

5W tends to go farther, as it has a longer shaft than comparable hybrids.

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enis750    9

depends what you want it to do

i have mine (hybrid 18º) cut 1/2" longer than a 3i would be, has a steel shaft in it and same grip as my irons

i wanted to to perform and feel like a long iron than a fwy metal

i too gamed a 5w but wasnt too big of fan of it

in your case dropping a 3w, i would try a 4w maybe

little less loft than a 5, more than a 3 and cut it to 43 or 42" to get some distance out of it

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andef    3


Originally Posted by enis750

depends what you want it to do

i have mine (hybrid 18º) cut 1/2" longer than a 3i would be, has a steel shaft in it and same grip as my irons

i wanted to to perform and feel like a long iron than a fwy metal

i too gamed a 5w but wasnt too big of fan of it

in your case dropping a 3w, i would try a 4w maybe

little less loft than a 5, more than a 3 and cut it to 43 or 42" to get some distance out of it

I was going to suggest the same thing. If you are considering adding a 5 wood, then a 4 wood would be a great club as it will give you a smaller gap between the driver and 3 hybrid. The shaft might be a touch longer than in a 5 wood but you still have enough loft to get it airborne off the deck while getting a bit of extra distance off the tee.

What's the problem with your current 3 wood?

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