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Want to take out 17 Callaway Super Hybrid and replace with Callaway Epic Speed 5 wood.

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I haven't hit a 5 wood in 20 years, long ago added a hybrid to replace the wood.  

Has anyone spent any time evaluating a 5 wood versus a strong (17 degree) hybrid with what results?  

This all comes up after I hit a buddies 5 wood and was smoking it.  What would be the advantage of a 5 wood? a hybrid?



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EPIC Driver, EPIC 3 Wood, EPIC hybrid, Adams irons, Callaway wedges, Scotty putter and Titleist ball.

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Like you I removed my 5-wood eons ago and have 3w & 3H set-up. The 5 was great from the fairway, but since I'm rarely there I felt the 3H was a more versatile club and I was not giving up much in the way of distance. The other day I hit a buddy's new Ping 5 wood and was blistering it at the range, part of the reason was his clubs are an inch longer, he's almost a foot taller than me. We talked about it afterwords and he felt like it was giving him a better gap between his woods & iron, but I came away with the same feeling I previously had, stay with a club that offers multiple uses versus a club you are only going to pull for a specific distance you get into 1-2 times a round.

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Driver: :cobra-small: Speed Zone 9* HZRDUS Smoke Yellow Shaft

3 Wood: :cobra-small: King Speedzone 13.5* HZRDUS Smoke Black Shaft

2 & 3 Hybrids: :cobra-small: Speedzone Recoil 480 ESX Shaft

Irons: :cobra-small: Speedzone 5-GW Recoil 460 ESX Shafts

Wedges::callaway-logo-1: PM Grind 54* & 58*

Putter: :odyssey-small: Dual Force Rossi II

Ball: Whatever I find in the woods



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Most people will find the 5 wood has a higher launch. If that is the case for you, the question is do you find the hybrid runs out too far?  If so, the 5 wood may be the ticket. Of course, being a club ho, I would get a 5 wood and keep the hybrid to swap out depending on the course and conditions. 

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14 of the following:

Ping G425 Max

Callaway Epic Max 5 wood

Cobra F9 Speedback 7/8 wood set at 23.5 degrees

Callaway Epic Max 11 wood

PXG 0311P Gen. 3  6-GW

PXG 0211 5-GW

PXG 0211 sand wedge bent to 53 degrees

Maltby M Series+ 54 degree

Ping Glide 3.0 Eye2 58 degree

Ping Glide 3.0 60 degree

Evnroll ER2

Ping Sigma 2 Anser

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I changed my shaft in my super hybrid and on the range love it now. Ventus blue 8s flies high and straight. Never got along with 3w and best club I used to have was an aeroburner 5w. Now I go super hybrid failed down to 16 and sub70 3H around 18. Gapping works for me. YMMV. Good luck.


edit to add. I hit the speed 3w at DGS. Hit it ok but no height and was heel heavy. The top of the bag can be were versatile clubs are great. Punch shots, alternate driving club, etc…

Driver: :callaway-small:   Epic Max LS :Fuji:Ventus Black 6x 44.5"

2H: :callaway-small: Super Hybrid with Tensei Orange Pro Hyb 80 Stiff 

3H: :Sub70: 939X UST proforce V2 black F5 hybrid soft stepped

4-AW: th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg  0211  with KBS Tour Stiff 2.5* up 1/4" long Unofficial Review

Wedges     :cleveland-small: Zipcore Tour Rack 54/full and 58/mid (review here)  (Backup 54*,60*: :ping-small:  S Tour KBS Tour Stiff 3* up)

Putter: :scotty-cameron-1:2021 Phantom X5 35" (Backup: :1332069271_TommyArmour:TAIII #2  Review here: TAIII Impact #2 Putter )

Ball:  :titelist-small: proV1  (back up balls :titleist-small:ProV1 Left Dot, :Snell:MTB-X, :OnCore:Vero X1, :callaway-small:CS X LS)




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I have the Epic Speed 5 wood and that thing is a monster!!!!  Launches high, lands soft and the ball flight is EXACTLY what I am looking for.  This is a great club!!!!

   Driver:  :callaway-small: Epic Flash Sub Zero Hzdrs Smoke x flex 70g

3 Wood:  :titelist-small: 917 w/ Diamana Whiteboard stiff

5 Wood : :callaway-small: Epic Flash 18* Hzdrs Smoke stiff

4 Hybrid: :callaway-small:  Apex w/Kuro Kage stiff

     Irons:  :callaway-small: 5-7  Apex forged 19 w/ Modus 120 X

                         9-A Apex Pro 19 w/ Modus 120 X

Wedges:  :callaway-small: MD5 52&56 Jaws Dynamic Gold wedge flex

    Putter: :titelist-small: Scotty Cameron Del Mar 34"

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