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Simple question really, does anyone have their Driver as the only true wood in their bag? I've thought of toying with the strong hybrid in place of a FW, just wondered if anyone has done it, and how it went...

I tried to do it, I ditched my fairways, 3&5, plus my 4 iron, bought a 3 & 4 hybrid, loved em! Still do! So I bought the matching 1 hybrid, could not hit it any further than my 3 hybrid, and my 3 hybrid was straighter, so I eventually ditched the 1h and bought a new 3 fairway wood, and I'm pleased to say I'm glad I did, as I can hit this one 30 yards past my 3h, Even now I'm not sure if it's a case of finding the right club or working on your swing?... But I suspect it was a bit of both!

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I played this set up all of golf season last year and it worked great for me. 10.5 Titleist 913 Driver with 17* and 21* 910 hybrids instead of the fairway woods. With the 17 degree hybrid, I put the loft on 16.25* and put a heavier/longer 90g shaft to make it feel more like a fairway wood off the tee. I also was able to hit it off the deck better than any 3 wood which made it more of a versatile club for me. I lost about 10 yds off the tee compared to my 3 wood but I use it waaaaaaay more through out the round than just off the tee. Plus hybrids are so much easier to hit!

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I also dropped woods in favor of hybrids. I carry two. A 15* and a 21* degree. And sometimes I leave my 4 iron out and go 13. I rarely use it.

I too carry no fairway woods.  I carry a 2h (16 degree), a 4h (23 degree), a 5h(25 degree), and a 6 hybrid (28 degree). I am considering changing the setup, as there aren't enough differences between the hybrids lofts like in irons.

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