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I'll second the Mizuno JPX-EZ as well. I couldn't hit a fairway wood to save my life and I was selected to test the Mizuno. That thing is my money club now, whether from the tee or off the deck, I can just flat out hit it.

 

I liked the 3 so much I got a 5 on Ebay in February for $150 brand new.

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I'll just throw this in there...  when you find one that works for you - keep it... I find that fairway woods are the most "tempermental" clubs and the newer tech doesn't always make that much of a difference with these clubs.

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I'll just throw this in there...  when you find one that works for you - keep it... I find that fairway woods are the most "tempermental" clubs and the newer tech doesn't always make that much of a difference with these clubs.

Boy...truer words never spoken.  That was the case with my Optiforce 5w, so of course I got rid of it...LOL

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I have XCG 5, and XCG 6 in 3 wood, I also have XCG 5 in 5wood, I have 3h and 4h. The only one have trouble with is the 4h. I have used the XCG5,6 three wood for about 4-5 years I wouldn't trade those for any other wood. By far the best I have ever played. You can pick up an xcg5 or xcg 6 pretty cheap nowadays. eBay has some xcg5's for 39.99, it's about 65 bucks for the xcg6's on eBay. Can't go wrong with either of those for the price

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Were they earlier model Pings? Depending on your swing, it could of been the shafts that you may not have liked. Just wondering. Go with what you'll be happy with. There are a lot of fairway Wood models from last year that will still fit the bill. Wilson and Cobra also have fairly easy to hit fairway woods.

 

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If I remember correctly I think it was a g20, but I wouldn't swear to it. He also has a g30 driver now and not a fan of that either. I know it's not an apples to apples comparison. Just the closest I've got.

 

Most places where you can test stuff will have the current offerings and maybe a used bin... I'm not sure if that's worth a 5 hour drive.

So you probably have to go the online route... if you are short on cash, eBay or budgetgolf are good alternatives.

 

For example:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Callaway-X2-Hot-17-4-Wood-Tour-Blue-Stiff-Flex-Graphite-Shaft-/142362115293?hash=item2125717cdd:g:QGMAAOSwVm5Y~8dt

 

This one even has the Tour Blue who creates the higher launch you are seeking.

 

Or a 3HL JetSpeed

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mint-Taylor-Made-JetSpeed-17-HL-3-Wood-Matrix-69G-Stiff-/171812945624?hash=item2800d97ed8:g:X8sAAOSwys5WVy7b

 

 

Thank you! I actually have the x2 saved in my watch list already, strange.

 

This is what worked for me during a recent fitting for a 5w. I was having issues hitting it a bit chunky, so the fitter put a 7w (42") shaft in it and that was the magic bullet. Every shot after that was dead solid contact, and high and straight.

I'm sure I'm going to end up cutting it down an inch or so. Hopefully it works as good for me!

 

I'll second the Mizuno JPX-EZ as well. I couldn't hit a fairway wood to save my life and I was selected to test the Mizuno. That thing is my money club now, whether from the tee or off the deck, I can just flat out hit it.

 

I liked the 3 so much I got a 5 on Ebay in February for $150 brand new.

I'm going to have to dig a little more into Mizzys apparently.

 

I'll just throw this in there... when you find one that works for you - keep it... I find that fairway woods are the most "tempermental" clubs and the newer tech doesn't always make that much of a difference with these clubs.

 

I've went through 4 in the last four years. When I find the one it's staying until the face caves in.

 

I have XCG 5, and XCG 6 in 3 wood, I also have XCG 5 in 5wood, I have 3h and 4h. The only one have trouble with is the 4h. I have used the XCG5,6 three wood for about 4-5 years I wouldn't trade those for any other wood. By far the best I have ever played. You can pick up an xcg5 or xcg 6 pretty cheap nowadays. eBay has some xcg5's for 39.99, it's about 65 bucks for the xcg6's on eBay. Can't go wrong with either of those for the price

Any major differences between the two?

 

What KennyB said. My setup is dr & 5w

 

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I hadn't thought about that. I'll see what I can dig up. Thanks!

 

May be an option to go with a 17* Hybrid and a strong lofted 3-wood (13*) for tight tee shots

I'd thought about this, but it would put a huge gap between my 4 iron and hybrid. I'm usually pretty confident with a driver as well so I think it would almost be a waste of a club in my bag for a strong three.

 

Boy...truer words never spoken. That was the case with my Optiforce 5w, so of course I got rid of it...LOL

Lesson learned!

 

 

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Driver: 915D2 10.25 Anmkara Attitude

3/4 Wood: Currently MIA

Hybrid: 910H 21* Diamana 'ahina

Irons: 712 AP1 DGs300

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There really isn't any major differences between the xcg5, and XCG6, I think the face color is a bit different on the 6. Both of them have extremely hot faces, the ball jumps off both. For 39.99 for the xcg5 you will not find better. Even 65 for the XCG6 is an excellent deal when you consider the new price for any TEE fairway is 249.99.

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As others said, if at all possible try to demo / test a club first .. beg, borrow or steal one ;-)

 

Make sure it does the job you're looking for it to do; ie. you initially said you want to hit off the fairway and get it airborne more easily.

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..Callaway Epic Max 5W (PX Cypher 50/5.0)
..Callaway Big Bertha 4H and 5H (both Recoil ZT9/F3)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT 60/A) 
..Cleveland CBX2 54 and CBX 60 (Rotex graphite)
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Sorry, I should have specified a little more. The swing changes I'm trying to make aren't meant to elevate the ball. I'm looking to become more consistent and eliminate a two way miss. I have a tendency to get very flat and quick in my backswing which leads to an OTT move getting me really steep into the ball and very out-to-in. Just trying to eliminate this and my thinking is it will lead to better strikes.

 

 

 

Those two are a little out of my price range right now. I'd love to get my hands on all the clubs I'm interested in, but that'd be about a 5 hour drive at the minimum to find any decent selection. It's absolutely awful!

 

 

 

Thank you! Hopefully I'll find that in whatever I choose.

 

 

 

I've read good things about the TEE tech. Any personal experience?

 

 

 

Thanks! I'll give it a shot.

 

 

 

Also something I was thinking about doing. Probably playing a half or an inch shorter. Really enjoyed your Evnroll write up, sir!

 

 

 

It will mostly be a club I'm using to try to reach par 5s in two. I have a couple at my home course that are within range. Might see some use as a fairway finder off the tee box in dangerous situations, but that would be less often.

 

 

 

Everyone seems to love the Pings, my old man has a few that I've never really gotten along with though which makes me hesitant.

 

 

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With fairway metals you really can't beat cobra baffler. The face is a little thinner so you hit the sweet spot which is always above the "equator" line. The bottom of the face is almost rounded into the baffler rails. And those rails are amazing taking a divot is not a worry. The club bounces back off of the turf with minimal lose of speed. I got everything every year at an amazing store and demo days. I always end up with cobra the new one has lift adjustments and movable weights and costs less than other to manufacturer's. The mishits with them are predictable and less penalizing than most (the exception is bottom groove expect a loss of distance.) Toe hits are long pulls. Heel is pushed but no significant distance loss. Make you start to understand different strike locations with ease.

 

Callaway big bertha adilia rogue stiff with 1" tip

cobra f7 3 wood stiff

m2 3 hybrid adilia rogue stiff with half inch tip

Ping ie1 true temper xp 105 s300

mack daddy 2 56 and 60 wedges

stx putter

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There really isn't any major differences between the xcg5, and XCG6, I think the face color is a bit different on the 6. Both of them have extremely hot faces, the ball jumps off both. For 39.99 for the xcg5 you will not find better. Even 65 for the XCG6 is an excellent deal when you consider the new price for any TEE fairway is 249.99.

Do you have any experience with the E8? I found one on ebay with a kurokage blue shaft for $75.

 

I thinking a 4w or 5w that can be adjusted from 17~19* would be the ticket

 

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Any recommendations?

 

As others said, if at all possible try to demo / test a club first .. beg, borrow or steal one ;-)

 

Make sure it does the job you're looking for it to do; ie. you initially said you want to hit off the fairway and get it airborne more easily.

I'd love to, but it's not really an option for me where I live.

 

With fairway metals you really can't beat cobra baffler. The face is a little thinner so you hit the sweet spot which is always above the "equator" line. The bottom of the face is almost rounded into the baffler rails. And those rails are amazing taking a divot is not a worry. The club bounces back off of the turf with minimal lose of speed. I got everything every year at an amazing store and demo days. I always end up with cobra the new one has lift adjustments and movable weights and costs less than other to manufacturer's. The mishits with them are predictable and less penalizing than most (the exception is bottom groove expect a loss of distance.) Toe hits are long pulls. Heel is pushed but no significant distance loss. Make you start to understand different strike locations with ease.

 

Callaway big bertha adilia rogue stiff with 1" tip

cobra f7 3 wood stiff

m2 3 hybrid adilia rogue stiff with half inch tip

Ping ie1 true temper xp 105 s300

mack daddy 2 56 and 60 wedges

stx putter

left handed

Handicap: my swing.

Do you have any experience with the F6 baffler? I see your signature has the F7. I'd like to give one of the F7s a shot just a little out of my price range right now.

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Bag: Ogio Silencer Cart

Driver: 915D2 10.25 Anmkara Attitude

3/4 Wood: Currently MIA

Hybrid: 910H 21* Diamana 'ahina

Irons: 712 AP1 DGs300

Wedges: SCOR 50, 54, 58 KBS Genius12

Putter: Ping Ketsch w/ flatso 1.0

Ball: Bridgestone B330

Cart: Clicgear 3.5+

 

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Do you have any experience with the E8? I found one on ebay with a kurokage blue shaft for $75.

 

Any recommendations?

 

I'd love to, but it's not really an option for me where I live.

 

Do you have any experience with the F6 baffler? I see your signature has the F7. I'd like to give one of the F7s a shot just a little out of my price range right now.

F6 goes just as far the f7 is a little better on off center hits but not by much. Biggest difference is the adjustabilty

 

Callaway big bertha adilia rogue stiff with 1" tip

cobra f7 3 wood stiff

m2 3 hybrid adilia rogue stiff with half inch tip

Ping ie1 true temper xp 105 s300

mack daddy 2 56 and 60 wedges

stx putter

left handed

Handicap: my swing.

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F6 goes just as far the f7 is a little better on off center hits but not by much. Biggest difference is the adjustabilty

 

Callaway big bertha adilia rogue stiff with 1" tip

cobra f7 3 wood stiff

m2 3 hybrid adilia rogue stiff with half inch tip

Ping ie1 true temper xp 105 s300

mack daddy 2 56 and 60 wedges

stx putter

left handed

Handicap: my swing.

Thanks, sir!

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Bag: Ogio Silencer Cart

Driver: 915D2 10.25 Anmkara Attitude

3/4 Wood: Currently MIA

Hybrid: 910H 21* Diamana 'ahina

Irons: 712 AP1 DGs300

Wedges: SCOR 50, 54, 58 KBS Genius12

Putter: Ping Ketsch w/ flatso 1.0

Ball: Bridgestone B330

Cart: Clicgear 3.5+

 

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Thanks, sir!

Anytime!

 

Callaway big bertha adilia rogue stiff with 1" tip

cobra f7 3 wood stiff

m2 3 hybrid adilia rogue stiff with half inch tip

Ping ie1 true temper xp 105 s300

mack daddy 2 56 and 60 wedges

stx putter

left handed

Handicap: my swing.

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No experience with the 8. E8, I like the look of the xcg5,6 so I never looked at anything later. I can get what I need for 35-40 bucks so I figure Why change.

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No experience with the 8. E8, I like the look of the xcg5,6 so I never looked at anything later. I can get what I need for 35-40 bucks so I figure Why change.

Dang. Well thanks for all your help anyway!

WITB

 

Bag: Ogio Silencer Cart

Driver: 915D2 10.25 Anmkara Attitude

3/4 Wood: Currently MIA

Hybrid: 910H 21* Diamana 'ahina

Irons: 712 AP1 DGs300

Wedges: SCOR 50, 54, 58 KBS Genius12

Putter: Ping Ketsch w/ flatso 1.0

Ball: Bridgestone B330

Cart: Clicgear 3.5+

 

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WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..Callaway Big Bertha B21 driver (Recoil ES 450/F3)
..Callaway Bertha Mini 1.5 (UST ProForce V2-HL 5/F3)
..Callaway Epic Max 5W (PX Cypher 50/5.0)
..Callaway Big Bertha 4H and 5H (both Recoil ZT9/F3)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT 60/A) 
..Cleveland CBX2 54 and CBX 60 (Rotex graphite)
..EvnRoll ER5 or MLA XDream (Edel EAS 4.0 on the bench)
..all in a Datrek bag on an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

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I have the 2014 big Bertha 3w with red tie shaft and it is easy to elevate. I couldn't hit a 3w to save my life until this club. It can probably be found on the cheap now. I have my lofted up a degree too.

 

 

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Dang. Well thanks for all your help anyway!

 

I have the E8 Tour and love it. I did hit the E8 Beta and that thing is a rocket launcher! Can't go wrong

In my bag:

Driver: :cobra-small: Speedzone Xtreme 9.0* Fujikura Motore X F1 6X

Wood: :cobra-small: Speedzone Tour Fujikura Motore X F1 7X

Hybrids: :cobra-small: King Utility 19.5* Diamana Tensei White Pro 90TX

Irons: :srixon-small: Srixon ZX5 4-6 (1 degree weak), ZX7 7-PW Project X 6.5

Wedges: :taylormade-small: Milled Grind 3 50*, 54*, 58* Tour Issue S400

Putter: :seemore-small: Nashville Z1C 34"

 Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X 

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