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What's Your Favorite Club?

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  1. 1. whats your favorist club in you bag and why?

    • driver
      27
    • 2 wood (strong 3 wood)
      4
    • 3 wood
      10
    • 4 wood
      1
    • 5 wood
      3
    • 7 wood
      7
    • hybrid (please specify loft)
      13
    • 2 iron
      2
    • 3 iron
      0
    • 4 iron
      2
    • 5 iron
      4
    • 6 iron
      7
    • 7 iron
      18
    • 8 iron
      14
    • 9 iron
      6
    • pw
      9
    • gw (specify loft)
      13
    • sw (specify loft)
      18
    • lw (specify loft)
      15
    • xw (specify loft)
      1
    • putter
      24
    • other (specify)
      2


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LW.  Vokey raw 260.08, but now switching back & forth with Eye2 61*.

I love being creative around the greens with it, and not afraid to take full swings (even though most don't recommend it).

2nd choice is my TM X-300 FCI 8-iron - hit my only hole-in-one with it...  enuf said.

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Right now it is my Nickent 3DX Utility DC 19* 5 Hybrid.

I can easily hit it between 185-200yds off the tee which has really helped me score on my home course which has 3 par threes that usually range from 190 to 210 yds with small greens.  It is a huge step up from the 4 iron that I was using before and it goes 10 yds further.

The only thing is that it almost plays like a different club when I hit it off the ground.  It goes lower and maybe 10 yds farther off the deck than off the tee.  This is probably due to the very shallow face and low center of gravity.

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My 3 iron, always seem you make great shots with it wether I'm in the fairway or hacking out the rough. Inside 100 yards I'll use it to run it up on the green.

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Taylormade Rocketballz 60° LW. I'm good with it from about 40 yards out, chipping, sand, flop (my favorite), and can bump and run with the shaft forward and a snap swing.

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How is that super stroke grip on the putter? I've seen them, it looks good, but I've never hit one.

Thats the mid slim 2.0 on a seemore mallet. Its a good size for me. I didnt realize they had so many custom sizes. I just dont like weird wrist position and that one fit well. Both hands on a similiar size parallel grip seems reasonable too for consistency.

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I love my 5W. There was a period of about a month and a half where I couldn’t hit my driver to save my life, and I was hitting 3W and 5W off the tee. I came to trust my 5W off the tee, so if my driver and even my 3W are going haywire off the tee, I can hit the 5W with confidence that I’ll find the fairway.

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Ball retriever gives a lot of Joy. Beside that always enjoy hitting my 3wood. Hybrid is also quite fun. You are always curious where the ball will go with these but most often they are fine. 

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Personally, I don't think there is any club more fun to hit than driver. In fact, it is so fun to hit, I often disregard LSW principals for a chance to Phil Mickelson a drive.

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I don't drive the ball that far anymore, maybe carry 200 to 210, so my 3 wood is my go to club off the deck on par fours and fives. I have an old Cobra that I will never get rid of, I just hope it doesn't break.

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On 7/22/2020 at 9:49 AM, dagolfer18 said:

I love my 5W. There was a period of about a month and a half where I couldn’t hit my driver to save my life, and I was hitting 3W and 5W off the tee. I came to trust my 5W off the tee, so if my driver and even my 3W are going haywire off the tee, I can hit the 5W with confidence that I’ll find the fairway.

I’ve got a new favorite club, which is my TaylorMade 54* wedge. When I first got it, I couldn’t hit it worth two cents. But I worked with it for hours on the practice green, wanting badly to make it my most solid club around the greens. And now, it is. Give me twenty tries with a 30-yard pitch shot, and I can guarantee you that I’ll put all of them within fifteen feet, and a few inside five feet. I feel that every time I have that trusty club in my hand, I’ll take no more than three shots to get down, and if I’m right next to the green, a very confident up and down.

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All of them.  But I will say that one of the better bag set up decisions I made was to drop a wedge (down from 4 to 3) and add another long club.  I dropped my 52* and added a 5w.  My PW is 48*.  So I go 48, 54, and 60; instead of 48-52-56-60.  Then at the longer end of my bag, I go Dr, 3w, 5w, 7w (I took out a 3h because the 7w launches higher and with more spin--perfect for long approaches into greens), 4h, 5-9. 

I know a lot of folks like to carry 4 wedges, but to me, that's overkill.  Which is easier: finessing a short wedge or finessing a shot over long distances?  My reasoning is, while the wedges are considered "scoring clubs," I find it much easier to manufacture wedge shots than I do with long clubs.  For instance, I can take something off my PW and it still retain spin.  However, it is much harder to do that on shots over 200 yards and still maintain enough spin on the ball to hold the green.  Additionally, strokes gained data reveals that a lot of shots can be gained from longer distance approach shots.  To me, it makes sense to have those gaps adequately, or even more so, covered to get more height and spin to help you out.

The set up paid off the last time I played as I had the tools necessary on 3 holes in particular: on a par four I had a tweener wedge distance, and I was able to flight the PW in to a front pin and the ball stayed below the hole.  Next, I used a 7w to get onto the fringe, middle right, on a par 5.  Lastly, on 18, I was able to get on the front left fringe with 5w on the par 5.  

For anyone who struggles with wedges, I strongly recommend watching @iacas's video in the covid practice series.  His explanation on pitching (or gliding) v. chipping is superb.  The only thing I would add is, and he may have said this, is when you're pitching, to allow the club head to catch up and line up the shaft more vertically--not just at address--but through impact.  This will get you to slide the club along the ground nicely.  If you get this technique down, you don't need 4 wedges.  If your set is stronger lofted, say 46* PW, you could still go 46, 52, 58.

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