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    I too am a heavenwood over hybrid guy. I go from 5 iron to 7w-5w-3w. I tried carrying 4 and 5 hybrids in early March instead of a 5 iron and 7w and was just inconsistent. I still sometimes draw the 7w too much or hit the 5 iron thin/fat, but the hybrids were going high/low and left/right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stryker View Post
    My 7W and 4H are almost identical distance wise. I just am much more consistent with the 7W. Right now I am thinking about going from 5i to 7W to either 5W or Heavenwood then to the 3W.
    I dropped the 3w and do a 5w & 7w set up. I found off tee the 3w was just as inconsistent as my driver and 20 yards shorter. Then off the ground for me I would have too many bad contact shots with the 3w, but the 5w & 7w were 97% of the time spot on at only a loss of a few yards. I have come to grips with not reaching par 5's in two.

    7w & 5w are so consistent for me I am thinking of bagging a 9w.
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    Quote Originally Posted by -CJ- View Post
    I dropped the 3w and do a 5w & 7w set up. I found off tee the 3w was just as inconsistent as my driver and 20 yards shorter. Then off the ground for me I would have too many bad contact shots with the 3w, but the 5w & 7w were 97% of the time spot on at only a loss of a few yards. I have come to grips with not reaching par 5's in two.

    7w & 5w are so consistent for me I am thinking of bagging a 9w.
    Lately everything is coming alive for me distance wise. There is only one par 5 locally I donít feel confident I can reach in 2. My 3W is consistent and long for me. My problem is I am struggling with hybrids and my 7W and 4H have about the same distance. I do sometimes find I need something between the 7 and 3 woods though. That is why I am thinking about either a 5 or Heavenwood


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stryker View Post
    Lately everything is coming alive for me distance wise. There is only one par 5 locally I don’t feel confident I can reach in 2. My 3W is consistent and long for me. My problem is I am struggling with hybrids and my 7W and 4H have about the same distance. I do sometimes find I need something between the 7 and 3 woods though. That is why I am thinking about either a 5 or Heavenwood
    My vote is the 5w.

    Why are hybrids so popular if everyone seems to have trouble with them?

    I gave my hybrid to a friend, that thing would just go left every time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by -CJ- View Post
    My vote is the 5w.

    Why are hybrids so popular if everyone seems to have trouble with them?

    I gave my hybrid to a friend, that thing would just go left every time.
    Itís funny. I know some guys that love them and swear by them and others that hate them with a passion. I donít think there is an in between. I like the idea of a hybrid, especially out of the rough vs a fairway wood. I just donít have any confidence that I am going to hit it well when I step up to it.


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    My old hybrid was a hook machine. I got fitted with a tileist rep and asked about 5w or 7w. After a few swings he didn't think they would be a good idea as I get a lot of height and it would be harder to keep a 7w low than a 3 hybrid. So I ended up with a 3 hybrid setup with max fade. So far so good. I wanted to try 7 wood, but seems to not be a suitable fit for my swing.
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    I still have a 7 wood in the bag. Itís a good utility club out of the rough or if you are shooting to an uphill green from a downhill lie.


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    I carry a 7 wood along with 2 hybrids. Love the 7 wood.

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    I wouldn't ditch a hybrid entirely in favor of a fairway wood - I think they're different enough clubs to justify carrying both. Hybrids will have shorter shafts, and you swing them more like an iron, which I think makes them more effective from rough and easier from uneven lies. Fairway woods have longer shafts and deeper CGs, which helps with launch and distance.

    I think you have a good plan to carry an 18-19 deg. fairway wood and 22-23 deg. hybrid.
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    This year, I switched from hybrids to a 7W and 9W. So far, Iíve been very pleased with the improvement in consistency and accuracy. The 9W in particular is an absolute blast to swing. What a fun club.

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    I carry a 7 wood and 3 ironwoods. I just cannot hit regular hybrids. The 7 wood doesnít see much action because I only use it off the tee.

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    I know that itís not exactly on topic, but I never thought I would go back to a long iron and the F9 4 iron, shafted with a hybrid-type graphite shaft is my favorite club in the bag. It fits that hybrid/7 wood spot so well for me. It is my favorite club in the bag.
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    I’m adding a wood either 3 or 5 after some testing to see if I prefer 16 degrees open or closed. No reason to switch my 3 Hybrid I hit with a controlled fade. The 4 hybrid will likely become a Crossover. This seems to make sense after spending some extra time on the range with both present hybrids.
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    Another heavenwood devotee here. Can't hit a hybrid worth a darn.
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    I use to play a 7 wood ant it was by far my favorite club. But it doesn't seem to be as accurate as a hybrid. I guess I like the feel of a hybrid. Probably the shorter shaft.

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