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Well thanks guys, now I'm on the hunt for a 7 wood. I hit my woods great (Driver, 3 wood, and 5 wood) suck with my hybrid ( I swap between a 4 and a 5) plus I havea few that just didn't work out for me. Good with my irons ( I start with the 5 iron)  My problem area is nothing consistent in the 180 to 195 yard range. I hit the 5 wood 200 yards and can place the ball where I need it. Sounds like a 7 wood would be the missing ingredient.

Truthfully never even thought about a 7 wood until this post.

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:taylormade-small: 3 Wood, SLDR  HL 17*  R Flex

:taylormade-small: 5 Wood, SLDR 19* R Flex

:cobra-small: 7 Wood, F6 22.5* R Flex

:Sub70: Irons, 699 Pro's S Flex (5 - AW)

:Sub70:  JB Wedge 56*

:cleveland-small: Wedge, CBX 60*

:odyssey-small: Putter, Marksman Fang 35"

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I can't recommend a 7wood enough.  I'm a slower swing speed than you--aboit 87-89 driver Last year I was fit at PING for the long game.  And I ended up with a G410 7 and 9 wood.  The 7 wood is my

Look what came in the mail today!  This beauty looks brand new.  There is one tiny little ding on the very edge of the crown that looks like a manufacturing issue because there is paint over it.  Othe

Well due to my recent injuries I have had to revamp my equipment some. I recently replaced the shaft in my TM V-steel 7 wood that I have had for 15 years or so. I ended up putting a A flex Diamana I h

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Just bought a used Tour Edge Golf Exotics EXS 7 wood......this thread has me very hopeful.  It may be up for sale soon when I realize it's just my swing (or lack thereof)

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:tour-edge:  EXS Driver  10.5 degree Tensei Blue R (set to 11.5 degrees)

:tour-edge:  EXS 3 wood 15 degree Tensei Blue R

:tour-edge:  EXS 5 wood 18 degree  Tensei Blue R

:tour-edge:  EXS 7 wood 21 degree  Tensei Blue R

:Sub70:       699 5-7i   USTRecoil 660 F3 R

:Sub70:       699 Pro 8-PW  USTRecoil 660 F3 R

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I would love for a callaway to make a sub zero 7 wood. That would be awesome..

Driver: SIM 9 Motore X F1 7X tipped 1 inch

Utility Iron: Cobra King Utility irons 18 degree Aldila rogue 90 X

Irons: Cobra King forged CB 4-PW KBS $ Taper 130 X

Wedges: Cleveland 49,52.58.64

Putter: Kronos Release.

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Update....the 7 wood performs the way I had hoped hybrids would.  I use it FAR more than I thought....even out of (most) rough.  Best attribute....forgiveness=> confidence

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:tour-edge:  EXS 3 wood 15 degree Tensei Blue R

:tour-edge:  EXS 5 wood 18 degree  Tensei Blue R

:tour-edge:  EXS 7 wood 21 degree  Tensei Blue R

:Sub70:       699 5-7i   USTRecoil 660 F3 R

:Sub70:       699 Pro 8-PW  USTRecoil 660 F3 R

image.png.c928600806360af0f221f8dc200db414.png  52 56 60 wedges

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The best indicator of success for a new golf club in the bag is the frequency of use.

 If you reach for the club often it can only mean that the performance is good enough and consistent enough to inspire confidence.  The more confidence you have in a club the more you use it. 

Glad to hear that your new Tour Edge EXS 7 wood is giving you that sense of confidence. 

Once you find a golf club that inspires confidence, and through many experiences with it, the club proves that it does what you need it to while inspiring trust that it will deliver consistently, then it tends to stay in the bag a long time.

Look into most players bags and the clubs that tend to be the oldest are the tweener clubs (fairway woods, hybrids, long irons) and putters.  It is hard to find one that works and once you find a good one that works for you it is very hard to let it go.

More clubs get exchanged from lack of use than from overuse.  With limited spots in the lineup, once you lose confidence in a club and stop using it, won’t be long before a change is made.

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Tour Edge XCG7 - 21

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Finally pulled the trigger on a 7 wood. Waited for a good deal to appear. Picked up a Cobra King F6 adjustable between a 7 to 8 leftover new for $100.  Now just waiting on delivery. Should have it next week .

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:ping-small: Driver, G400 11* SR Flex

:taylormade-small: 3 Wood, SLDR  HL 17*  R Flex

:taylormade-small: 5 Wood, SLDR 19* R Flex

:cobra-small: 7 Wood, F6 22.5* R Flex

:Sub70: Irons, 699 Pro's S Flex (5 - AW)

:Sub70:  JB Wedge 56*

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My 7 wood showed up on Monday. Had a golf tournment on Wednesday. No trial time and it went right in the bag. First hole was left with 185 over water to an elevated green. Probably playing 190. 

What the heck, tried the 7 wood. Perfect shot straight at the flag, over the water on the green. 

The 7 wood was the answer to my gap in performance issue area. I got to use it three more times with very good results compared to where my hybrid would have let me down.

Thanks to everyone recommending a 7 wood in this post. Never would have thought about one!

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:ping-small: Driver, G400 11* SR Flex

:taylormade-small: 3 Wood, SLDR  HL 17*  R Flex

:taylormade-small: 5 Wood, SLDR 19* R Flex

:cobra-small: 7 Wood, F6 22.5* R Flex

:Sub70: Irons, 699 Pro's S Flex (5 - AW)

:Sub70:  JB Wedge 56*

:cleveland-small: Wedge, CBX 60*

:odyssey-small: Putter, Marksman Fang 35"

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57 minutes ago, Tom the Golf Nut said:

My 7 wood showed up on Monday. Had a golf tournment on Wednesday. No trial time and it went right in the bag. First hole was left with 185 over water to an elevated green. Probably playing 190. 

What the heck, tried the 7 wood. Perfect shot straight at the flag, over the water on the green. 

The 7 wood was the answer to my gap in performance issue area. I got to use it three more times with very good results compared to where my hybrid would have let me down.

Thanks to everyone recommending a 7 wood in this post. Never would have thought about one!

Very cool it worked out!

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Golf is simple - people are complicated.

5w Taylormade SLDR S 19* - 220yd, Ping G2 5-U - 190-105, Maltby M+ 54* & MG 60* - 95-75, Evnroll ER8, Titleist 816 H1 4h 21*, Maltby 4 Hybrid Iron 24* - 210-200, Callaway XR16 8* - 235 carry

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Sounds like the start of a beautiful relationship!

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Tour Edge EX 10 - 16.5

Tour Edge XCG7 - 21

Titleist 818 H1 - 25

Titleist AP3 6-48

Corey Paul Functional Art 52, 56 & 60

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Well due to my recent injuries I have had to revamp my equipment some. I recently replaced the shaft in my TM V-steel 7 wood that I have had for 15 years or so. I ended up putting a A flex Diamana I had laying around; LOL salvaged it out of a Nike SQ 5 wood I had. Also converted an old TM R-7 Super Quad to a UST Pro force A flex, Both are working right now for me. Now I got lazy and could not find a A flex for the V-Steel 9 wood but did find a pristine Callaway Ladies 9 wood. Added a 1 inch extension and Wola. Hit them all pretty decent and do not have to swing hard

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Driver --- Honma G1-X Stock R Flex----  3W Callaway Steelhead UST Pro Force Gold 65 stiff--- 2 iron 1980 Macgregor VIP Nike R flex-------- Irons 3 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex shafts--- SW Cleveland 588 Sensicore S-400-- Putter Rusty Santa Fe Bulls Eye Fluted shaft-- Bag Old School Hoofer I had in the stash--- Goes along with my raggety persona

 

 

 

 

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Well due to my recent injuries I have had to revamp my equipment some. I recently replaced the shaft in my TM V-steel 7 wood that I have had for 15 years or so. I ended up putting a A flex Diamana I had laying around; LOL salvaged it out of a Nike SQ 5 wood I had. Also converted an old TM R-7 Super Quad to a UST Pro force A flex, Both are working right now for me. Now I got lazy and could not find a A flex for the V-Steel 9 wood but did find a pristine Callaway Ladies 9 wood. Added a 1 inch extension and Wola. Hit them all pretty decent and do not have to swing hard

I didn’t personally like going to the “A” flex but it was time and best thing for me.
The Ladies 9 wood w/extension great move.


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Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr R2

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous Vista Pro R2

Irons; Ping G710 6-GW, Recoil 460 R2

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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17 minutes ago, Rickp said:


I didn’t personally like going to the “A” flex but it was time and best thing for me.
The Ladies 9 wood w/extension great move.


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I do not like it either but I am learning to cope with it. Really had a hard problem converting the 7 wood. I have had it for 15 years or so. Played the stock stiff TM in it for a couple of years then went to the old UST Pro Force 65 Gold Stiff. I have hit some great shots over the years with that thing including a 190 yard hole out Albatross at Legends one day. I reasoned with myself that I had not carried it for 2 years because of the shaft. Time to man up and move on. The 9 wood was a stroke of luck I was looking for a shaft for the V-Steel 9 wood and found it. WTH? I thought I had found it a couple of years ago in one of the bins at work. Had saved it because it looked never to have been hit. 

I can remember when my old man had his pacemaker put in about my age now and back in those days it was in the chest. He could not swing like he used to. He put his old trusty Macgregor Drivers up and went to a Hogan Ladies driver which he could smoke. He ended up going to the matching ladies 3 wood. About this time he was a Ram staffer and he had Ram build him a set of XS-1000 irons with ladies shafts extended to std men's length. So actually after my pride cooled and I got my brain working I took a page out of his play book

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Driver --- Honma G1-X Stock R Flex----  3W Callaway Steelhead UST Pro Force Gold 65 stiff--- 2 iron 1980 Macgregor VIP Nike R flex-------- Irons 3 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex shafts--- SW Cleveland 588 Sensicore S-400-- Putter Rusty Santa Fe Bulls Eye Fluted shaft-- Bag Old School Hoofer I had in the stash--- Goes along with my raggety persona

 

 

 

 

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I would love for callaway to make a sub zero 7 wood.

Driver: SIM 9 Motore X F1 7X tipped 1 inch

Utility Iron: Cobra King Utility irons 18 degree Aldila rogue 90 X

Irons: Cobra King forged CB 4-PW KBS $ Taper 130 X

Wedges: Cleveland 49,52.58.64

Putter: Kronos Release.

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1 hour ago, Quigleyd said:

I would love for callaway to make a sub zero 7 wood.

Even though I can't play anymore, I TOTALLY agree.

 

The OEMs are all loathe to make high loft clubs that don't correct for slicing by being too upright or closed faced.

They don't realize that people with technically sound swings might not all be high swing-speed players.

There are seniors and juniors and women with decent, non-slice swings, but they're not apparently worthy of being catered to.

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1 hour ago, NiftyNiblick said:

Even though I can't play anymore, I TOTALLY agree.

 

The OEMs are all loathe to make high loft clubs that don't correct for slicing by being too upright or closed faced.

They don't realize that people with technically sound swings might not all be high swing-speed players.

There are seniors and juniors and women with decent, non-slice swings, but they're not apparently worthy of being catered to.

Or some good players with high swing speeds but want to play the game slightly different.

Driver: SIM 9 Motore X F1 7X tipped 1 inch

Utility Iron: Cobra King Utility irons 18 degree Aldila rogue 90 X

Irons: Cobra King forged CB 4-PW KBS $ Taper 130 X

Wedges: Cleveland 49,52.58.64

Putter: Kronos Release.

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The only problem with my having bought a used Ping G30 7-wood to try out, is that it's almost as long as my G15 4-wood.

Which means I may need to buy new woods after all, in spite of my "cranky old man" insistence that new clubs are mostly marketing!

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Depending on how my back and hands are feeling:

  • driver - either Ping G15 or Ping K15
  • fairway - always Ping G15 4-wood, and Ping G30 7-wood
  • irons - either Cleveland 588 Altitudes 4-PW (graphite, senior), or Taylormade Rocketbladez 5-PW (steel, regular)
  • wedges - always Mizuno MX-10 GW, and Cleveland Tommy Armour Reg.588 60°
  • putter - either Odyssey 2-ball SRT (fat WInn grip), or Cobra Optica (standard grip)
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I'm just going to throw this piece of info out there. Maltby is supposedly coming out with a line of clubs that are a blend of a hybrid and fairway wood. I believe it's supposed to be targeted towards the higher woods like 5, 7, 9+ woods. These clubs may offer some playing characteristics that a lot of golfers may be interested in. 

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Since my review back in June I have put the Srixon 7 wood back in the bag. But I have also acquired a 4 hybrid to go with my 3 and I use those far more than the 7 wood. The 7 comes in handy when I need to hit the ball higher, since generally I have a very low ball flight.

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:srixon-small: Z355 22° 7 wood w/Miyazaki Jinsoku shaft
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It is coming up on the one year anniversary of my original post and thought I should give an update.

A year ago I was really struggling with the top end of my bag, especially with my fairway woods, hybrids and long irons. 

First and foremost, thanks again to everyone who encouraged me to make some changes, tinker with my clubs and consider buying older and even second hand clubs.  All of which I had never done before and in retrospect definitely should have.

The Tour Edge XCG7 21 degree 7 wood is still in the bag and it is now my go to club for any long fairway shot of 200 yards or more. It is also great off the tee when I need a 215 yard shot.

As mentioned in a previous update, I replaced the shaft in my Tour Edge EX10 16.5 degree 4 wood to the same shaft in the 7 wood, the Fujikura Fuel Red 60 gram Stiff and it has been a night and day difference.  The 4 wood is a monster off the tee and is longer than the 7 wood, almost driver length distance, and easier to hit a draw with.  The 7 wood though is much easier to hit off of the fairway and from tight lies.

I took out my Titleist AP3 6 iron since my last update and replaced it with a Tour Edge XCG7 28 degree hybrid with the Fujikura Red 60 Stiff hybrid shaft.  It was also bought as new old stock.  It is the first hybrid that does not want to go left on me without any adjustments.  It launches the ball super high and the ball lands softly without a lot of rollout.  It is now my 175 yard full swing club and is great for long par 3’s or when the wind is in my face and I need a little extra oomph than the 7 iron can provide.

After experimenting with the Fujikura Fuel Red 60 gram stiff shaft in my Ping G410 LST 10.5 degree driver I have gone back to the Alta CB 55 Red Stiff shaft because I get more distance with the standard shaft and similar dispersion.

Everything else in my bag has stayed the same.  

Due to Covid 19 I played more golf in the last year than ever before.  I have 215 scores entered into the GHIN system in the last 12 months and that doesn’t include everything because of scramble events, alternate shot events, and team match play events.  I have played a lot.

I reached several personal bests since I started this post.  I shot my two lowest rounds ever, a 68 and 69. I got my handicap index down to its lowest ever last fall, 3.9, although it has creeped up some over the winter. My average scores have also continued to improve to its lowest ever.  My lows have gotten lower and my high scores have gotten lower too.

 

It would not have happened if I hadn’t started it all by adding the 7 wood to my bag!

 

So, even if you are a good player, if any of you reading this are struggling to get the ball into the air with a fairway wood or long iron then you may want to try a 7 wood.   For me, It made all the difference in the world.

Best wishes to everyone for a great golf season and for continued success on the course. 

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