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What club do I drop when using 4 wedges?

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Hi everyone,

I've decided to go to a 4 wedge "system" as described by David Pelz in his "Short Game Bible". I noticed that the weakest part of my game has been from 100 yards in, and I'm taking steps to fix it like spending most of my practice time chipping and also moving to a 4 wedge system.

My current set-up is as follows:
- driver 10.5'
- 3W 15'
- 5W 18'
- 3H 20'
- 4H 23'
- 5i - 9i
- PW 47'
- GW 52'
- LW 56'
- SW 60'
- putter

I was thinking of dropping the 5W and adjusting the 3H to 19'. My only question now is: which club do I pull out? I played a practice round (no score) but I had 15 clubs in the bag as I wasn't sure what club to drop.
Any suggestions?

Hans.

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A 4-wood might be a viable option. If that happens, remove both woods.

If not, take out the 5w, bend the 3h like you said.

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I went through the same thought earlier this year. I decided to go w/ the 3W and two hybrids. Choking down and swinging easy on the 4H is more like my 4I and hitting it full is more like my 3I. The 2H is roughly a 5W, I just hit it better than a 5W and like it a little better out of the rough. So I guess I replaced my 3 and 4 irons with a 4 hybrid - sounds a bit odd but it seems to work well for me.

See if you can find a place that will let you try out clubs on the course. That might help you decide what works for you.

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I'd say the 5 wood. The difference between most 5 woods and 3 irons (or 3 hybrids) is little to none, and there shouldn't be a huge distance gap. (In my case, there's none at all). As soon as I get the money together, I'm doing the exact same thing.

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A 4-wood might be a viable option. If that happens, remove both woods.

Unfortunately for me, I'm a lefty, so finding a 4W is almost impossible. But it's definitely a good idea.

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i just went threw this decision about 2 weeks ago... i had a 3-wood, 2-hybrid, and a 3-hybrid... i chose to drop the 2-hybrid because it is prolly my least hit club. I have been played about 10 rounds since then and i am very happy w/ the decision to move to the 4-wedge system and i do not miss my 2-hyrbid at all

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I dropped my 5 wood two weeks ago. I rarely hit it anyway and if I really need to hit 220-235 off the tee, I just choke down a little on my 3 wood.

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I say the 3 hybrid. Keep the 5 wood...it's easier to hit and you already have a 4 hybrid if you really need one.

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Not sure if it helps any but I went the 4 wood option too. It actually was good in two ways, it enabled the use of a 4th wedge but it also gave me a great club to hit off the fairway. I was struggling with my 3W at the time.

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