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Good day all,

I am interested in hearing about gaps between woods. My wedges are 50*, 54*, & 58*. My irons, Ping "G", are set in their respective gaps. What about my "woods" ?  What is a common, best practice, gapping for the woods. I need a starting place.

I have a 10.5* driver, 16.5* 3wood, a 21* 7 wood. My hybrid is 23*, or can loft it up to 25*. 

So should I, knowing that the distance is the real gap that I need to focus on, put in a 5 hybrid at 25* and leave my current hybrid at 23*? Should I put in a 5 wood at 18*? ???

Please be kind on the bashing that is about to ensue.

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50 minutes ago, MrFreeze said:

I have a 10.5* driver, 16.5* 3wood, a 21* 7 wood. My hybrid is 23*, or can loft it up to 25*.

For your woods...

your SLDR tools are both HL (high launch), so you are really packing a 4W + 7W combination. This is a popular alternative to 3W + 5W...// 4 + 7 gives you a little extra loft to help launch. (Average golfer hits 4W more reliably than 3W)

If the 4W + 7W works, keep it that way. How often would you use a third FW? You bridge in nicely between woods and irons with hybrids.

I would suggest finding the distance gap between your 7W and 5i, and set a single hybrid to bridge it.

If you keep those 4 wedges, this will give you even gapping close to the green - which will help your scores a lot more than an extra club for 190 yards out.

Happy hunting! Let us know how it works out.

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Thank you. I do have a HL 3 wood and a 7 wood. 

16.5* 3wood and 21* 7wood. My 5iron is 25*. My hybrid is a 23*. 

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Edit: My hybrid and 5 iron are at 24*.

 

So after going through the bag here are my lofts..

Titleist 917 D2 Driver - 10.5*
Titleist 915F 3 Wood HL - 16.5*
Titleist 915F 7 Wood or 5 Wood HL - 21*

Titleist 816 H1 Hybrid - 24*

Ping G 6 iron 27*
Ping G 7 iron 30.5*
Ping G 8 iron 35*
Ping G 9 iron 40*
Ping G PW 45*

Cleveland RTX 3.0 - 50*
Cleveland RTX 3.0 - 54*
Cleveland RTX 3.0 - 58*

Directed Force 2.0 Putter

 

Any issues in the gaps in the woods?

               
               
               
               
               
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Here's the specs on your bridge clubs...

Should be 20+ yards between FWs...

possibly 20 yds. between 24 H1 and FW,

possibly 25 yds. between 24 H and 6i.

If you want to shave off some yards at longer range, choke down a little on the club.

Clubfitting is all about trade-offs. If you use 4 wedges well, then learn to live with lesser precision from 190 to 210 yards. If you have confidence in your clubs - especially your longer clubs - this will allow you more peace of mind during rounds.

Again, let us know how these gaps work out.

Club

Loft

Length

Titleist 815F

16.5°

21°

43.0“

42.0

Titleist 816.H1

23°

25°

39.5”

39.0”

Ping G 6i

27°

37.6”

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  • 2 months later...

So here is my final setup...
 

5-Iron         38 1/4"      24.0°          
6-Iron         37 5/8" 27.0°          
7-Iron         37" 30.5°          
8-Iron         36 1/2" 35.0°          
9-Iron         36" 40.0°          
PW 35 1/2" 45.0° 44.0° 64.1° 0.14" 12.0° D2

So here is my final setup...

Titleist Woods (yes I am going to still call them woods)

917 D       40"          10.5°
915 F       43"          16.5°
915 F       42"          21°

816 H1    39.5"       23°

PIng G Irons

5-iron      38.25"     24°
6-Iron      37.625"   27°
7-Iron      37"          30°
8-Iron      35.5"       35°
9-Iron      36"          40°
PW          35.5"       45°

Cleveland RTX-3 Tour Raw Wedges

50° ••       35.25"
54° •••      35.125"
58° •         35"

Directed Force Putter

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Looks good on your gapping.

1 hour ago, MrFreeze said:

Titleist Woods (yes I am going to still call them woods)

917 D       40"          10.5°
915 F       43"          16.5°
915 F       42"          21°

Final question: Is 40" your driver length, or is that a typo?

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  • 1 month later...
On 7/16/2017 at 1:46 PM, WUTiger said:

Looks good on your gapping.

Final question: Is 40" your driver length, or is that a typo?

Typo. It is 44"

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