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    Trade 3 wood for a 1 Hybrid?

    I have yet to try a 1 hybrid out on the range but I was hitting one on a launch monitor the other day and I was getting about 225 out of it... I used to work in a retail store where we had a launch monitor but Im still kind of skeptical of them. Unless I can see the ball physically fly Im not satisfied.

    I have a TM superfast 3 wood and I hit it okay but I dont trust it enough on the course in the fairway to use it. I usually just pull out my 3 hybrid as I would rather be 15-20 yards shorter but in the fairway than way off the the left or right... I was thinking about just getting rid of my fairway wood all together and getting another wedge but between my 50* TM approach wedge and my 54 and 58 wedges, I dont see a need for another

    I have an older (2007?) Burner 3 wood thats cut 1/2" (and is weighted back to normal specs) that I hit pretty accuratly but the 1/2' costs decent distance believe it or not (and makes the shaft stiffer as I cut if from the top). I hit it same distance as the 3 hybrid

    Never been in a position where Im satisifed with 13 clubs in my bag... any thoughts?
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    I just tried the Adams XTD Super Hybrid, 17 deg, and was getting very similar distances to my 3W. Shorter shaft and very forgiving make for a more dependable substitute for me. Could fill that gap between your 3 hybrid and driver in a way you can trust?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYgolf33 View Post
    I have yet to try a 1 hybrid out on the range but I was hitting one on a launch monitor the other day and I was getting about 225 out of it... I used to work in a retail store where we had a launch monitor but Im still kind of skeptical of them. Unless I can see the ball physically fly Im not satisfied.

    I have a TM superfast 3 wood and I hit it okay but I dont trust it enough on the course in the fairway to use it. I usually just pull out my 3 hybrid as I would rather be 15-20 yards shorter but in the fairway than way off the the left or right... I was thinking about just getting rid of my fairway wood all together and getting another wedge but between my 50* TM approach wedge and my 54 and 58 wedges, I dont see a need for another

    I have an older (2007?) Burner 3 wood thats cut 1/2" (and is weighted back to normal specs) that I hit pretty accuratly but the 1/2' costs decent distance believe it or not (and makes the shaft stiffer as I cut if from the top). I hit it same distance as the 3 hybrid

    Never been in a position where Im satisifed with 13 clubs in my bag... any thoughts?
    I've never bought a club I could not hit outside and on the course. If you trimmed your Burner from the butt, it should not have changed the flex.

    I demo'ed a couple of 2 hybids over the years but could never get the distance of a 3 wood from one. Everything is so subjective. If you find something that works for you, I'd go for it. I'm 4 degrees between all wedges and you are much the same, so not sure I would worry about something between the 50 & 54. 4 degrees is pretty standard. I'd keep searching for a longer club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoosierGolfer View Post
    I've never bought a club I could not hit outside and on the course. If you trimmed your Burner from the butt, it should not have changed the flex.

    I demo'ed a couple of 2 hybids over the years but could never get the distance of a 3 wood from one. Everything is so subjective. If you find something that works for you, I'd go for it. I'm 4 degrees between all wedges and you are much the same, so not sure I would worry about something between the 50 & 54. 4 degrees is pretty standard. I'd keep searching for a longer club.
    yea ur right about the flex of my old 3 wood I realixed that when I re read the post... I can hit my 3 hybrid at approx 210-215 but if the launch monitor was right and I was hitting the 1 hybrid 225+/-, thats not a real big gap in distances... I hit my driver like 260 and pretty straight, usually Im within (at most) a 3 hybrid from the green on a par 4 or at least a 3 hybrid and a pitch on a par 5... sounds like I really need to search for something that would come in handy

    dont need 2 drivers, dont need 2 putters, we went over the wedges already... lefty club for trees ? haha
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    Since hybrids are way easier to hit in various lies and conditions, go for it!
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    I would go with the hybrid unless you are great off the tee with a 3 - wood. Hybrids just work better for me.
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    I tired using a 1 hybrid for a little bit last year instead of a 3 wood and I just didn't like it. For me, I found a 3 wood to be easier to hit.


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    If you want a really great 3-wood, try the Adams XTD super fairway. they come in a couple of different lofts and it could really fill the gap you were looking for. They are really straight and easy to hit. I was hitting the 13* 300+. while not necessary you could get a higher lofted one and fill that gap and get some good distance out of it. Just something to think about.
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    I have to admit that since I've started hitting the A12OS 3,4 hybrids well, I haven't even taken the cover off my 3 wood for several rounds. And it's a fine, great performing 3 wood. The Hybrids are that good.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ole Gray View Post
    I would go with the hybrid unless you are great off the tee with a 3 - wood. Hybrids just work better for me.
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    Hybrids over woods for me as well. I prefer the shorter shaft length and the smaller head both for off the tee and from the fairway.

    Good options include: XTD, Mashie M1, VR, 909, G15 and the Rescue 11
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    A lower lofted hybrid is harder to get in the air than the same lofted fairway wood. Low loft hybrids are ideal for higher swing speed players, on the whole. Of course, if you hit the 1H great, then go for it!

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    I've been thinking about doing the same thing. I just hit my hybrid so much better off the deck. I think my last hope is the Cleveland Mashie Fairway, if that bad boy doesn't cut it I'm getting the lower lofted 910H, gearing it down and forgetting about it!
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    I'm more of a fairway wood guy myself. Have you tried the Mashie FWs from Cleveland? They're shorter and sport a bit more compact head. They are super easy to hit. Also may be worth looking into the Mashie hybrids, which are also well liked. You can check out some talk about them here:

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    buddy of mine has a Nickent 1h instead of a 3w. I've hit it & it's a bit easier of the deck, but I much prefer a 3w off the tee & I always choke up on my 3w off the fairway so that it's not much longer than my 3h & hit it pretty well.
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    Do whatever will work best on the course. If you hit the hybrid and the 3 wood the same distance then I would definitely consider the hybrid. You should be able to play it from places you would never consider using your 3 wood.
    On the other hand I would definitely check out the new 3 woods as well. You never know, you may make some gains there that could help you out.
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