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I have a 4-hybrid that is easily my favorite club.  I hit it really well.  I also have a gap between it and my 6-iron.  I do NOT hit my 5-iron well so I took it out for an extra wedge (PW, GW, SW, and LW).  But I find that I hardly ever use my SW because the sand here is too hard and either the GW or LW work better.  So now I would like to take the SW out of the bag and replace it with a 5-hybrid of the exact same brand/model, which is a Taylormade mid hybrid.  But this is an older club so I have to find one used.  I haven't had any success online as mostly what I can find is ladies clubs or clubs with a still shaft.

I did find one at a local golf shop for an excellent price, but the problem is that it has a stiff shaft and I use regular flex shafts. But it is such a good price that I am considering buying it and try to see how well it works for me and if it doesn't work well because of the stiff shaft get it reshafted.  I just have no feel at all of what the difference would be with playing this one club with a stiff shaft.  Even if I end up getting it reshafted it will be a decent deal, but not as good as if it is workable with the stiff shaft.

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Originally Posted by turtleback

I did find one at a local golf shop for an excellent price, but the problem is that it has a stiff shaft and I use regular flex shafts. But it is such a good price that I am considering buying it and try to see how well it works for me and if it doesn't work well because of the stiff shaft get it reshafted.  I just have no feel at all of what the difference would be with playing this one club with a stiff shaft.  Even if I end up getting it reshafted it will be a decent deal, but not as good as if it is workable with the stiff shaft.

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Go for it. The used club can't cost so much that even if it's a total failure (which is unlikely), it won't put you out more than a couple of bucks. Right?

I carry three wedges, fwiw: PW, SW, LW. Works pretty well for me.

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Why do you have to pull the wedge? Just replace the 5 iron with the hybrid and you're done....
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Why do you have to pull the wedge? Just replace the 5 iron with the hybrid and you're done....

Because he pulled the 5 iron for a wedge.

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Originally Posted by turtleback

I have a 4-hybrid that is easily my favorite club.  I hit it really well.  I also have a gap between it and my 6-iron.  I do NOT hit my 5-iron well so I took it out for an extra wedge (PW, GW, SW, and LW).  But I find that I hardly ever use my SW because the sand here is too hard and either the GW or LW work better.  So now I would like to take the SW out of the bag and replace it with a 5-hybrid of the exact same brand/model, which is a Taylormade mid hybrid.  But this is an older club so I have to find one used.  I haven't had any success online as mostly what I can find is ladies clubs or clubs with a still shaft.

I did find one at a local golf shop for an excellent price, but the problem is that it has a stiff shaft and I use regular flex shafts. But it is such a good price that I am considering buying it and try to see how well it works for me and if it doesn't work well because of the stiff shaft get it reshafted.  I just have no feel at all of what the difference would be with playing this one club with a stiff shaft.  Even if I end up getting it reshafted it will be a decent deal, but not as good as if it is workable with the stiff shaft.

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These decisions are always fun.  I sometimes think that I should still have a 4I for certain situations, yet I hit my 2 hybrids ( I have older model 22° and 25° TM Rescues) too well to take them out of the bag.  I often need an iron that I can keep low to get out of the trees (yeah... my driver sometimes has a wild streak ), and my 5I is hard to keep low enough, even played well back in my stance.  I played  for a long time with a 2I which I used for tee and trouble shots.  Now I really don't have any equivalent, yet I can't think of a club I'd rather do without, so I just live with it.

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See what they will charge you to have it reshafted and go for it. I find that if there is something I think is off on one of my clubs it just bugs me until I get it "fixed" or changed, weird. I think it is more in my head than anything else. I drive myself nuts with clubs, I buy and sell a lot. I have a friend in the golf business who builds clubs, reshafts them, grips, and buys and sells himself so he feeds my insanity (while I feed his family, $$$). Just traded in a perfectly good Cobra S3 driver for an older S2, why, because I felt I could hit the S2 better, go figure (I do hit it well though). Anybody else got this problem?

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