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I only carry a 3W and it's a Tour Edge Exotics and absolutely love it!

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Right handed golfer from Austin, Texas (Handicap: 8.1)

Driver: Titleist 907D2 (9.5 degree with stiff shaft)

Fairway Wood: Tayormade RocketBallz Stage 2 (3 Wood)

Hybrid: Cleveland CG Black (2 Iron)

Irons: Mizuno MP20 MMCs (Standard length and lie with stiff steel shafts)

Wedges: Callaway MD3 and Sub70

Putter: Scotty Cameron California Coronado

Ball: Pro V1x

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For whatever it is worth, I picked up a Sim 2 Ti after using an SLDR since 2015 or 2016 (sometime around then), and the SLDR was back in the bag within a couple of weeks.  I found the Sim2 to have hardly any feel/responsiveness/etc. and really struggled to get in a good groove with it. I'm very curious to try a Tour Edge as many of the other commenters have noted.

Driver: Cobra LTDx @ 8* w/ Fujikura Speeder Evo III 661x

3w: Taylormade SLDR TS 14* w/ Fujikura Motore Speeder 757

3hy: Callaway Mavrik Pro 20* w/ KBS Hybrid 

Irons (4-P): Mizuno MP-18 MMC w/Modus 120

Wedge: Vokey SM8 50-08F, 54-10S, 58-08M Raw w/ DG S200

Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura X5

Ball: Bridgestone Tour B-XS

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I’m currently using a Callaway Mavrik Max 5 and 7 wood. Both forgiving with a great launch. Easy to hit off the deck. 

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Mavrik 12 degree Driver, Mavrik 3 wood, Mavrik 5 wood, Mavrik 7 wood

Big Bertha B21 5H, 6H, 7H, Big Bertha B21 8,9, PW, AW

Callaway Mack Daddy CB wedges, 52/12, 54/14, 60/12

Scotty Cameron Fastback 1.5 fitted putter



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Ping G425...can't go wrong!

Certified Club Fitter.

Ping G425 Max Driver 10.5° w/Diamona S+ LTD Blue-Board 70 R Flex

Ping G410 5 Fairway Wood Mitsubishi Tensi Orange R Flex

Ping G410 4-5-6 Hybrids Mitsubishi Tensi Blue R Flex

Ping i500 Irons 5-U w/Recoil SmacWrap F3 Flex (power-spec lofts)

Ping 3.0 Eye2 Glide Wedges 54°-58° w/Recoil SmacWrap F3 Flex

2021 Ping Fetch Putter

PING Pioneer Cart Bag

Lamkin Sonar+ Mid-Size Grips

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I have an F9 3 wood reshafted with a Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue regular flex and it’s staying in my bag. My 5 wood is the PXG 0211 (fitted) and really like that one too. If I was to purchase a 7 wood I would probably go with the Callaway heaven wood after hitting one but I never hit the G425 and might someday.

Cobra F9 driver and 3 wood, Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue regular flex 60 shafts in both. PXG 5 wood, Diamana S+ regular flex 60 shaft. Ben Hogan 4-PW irons, regular flex Recoil shafts, 70g. Ben Hogan Equalizer wedges, 48, 52, and 56 degrees, Recoil shafts. Scotty Cameron Futura 5S putter. Ping Pioneer bag. Garmin G80 range finder. Maxfli tour golf balls. 

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Big fan of the Titleist fairways and hybrids.  I carry the TSI2 16.5* and two hybrids 816 17* and 816 21*....all have Fujikura Speeder shafts.....I prefer the titleist hybrids over the 5 and 7 fairways.  Better control and more versatile.  I hit the TSI2 farther than I hit my 917f 15* 3 wood and with better accuracy.    

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DRIVER - TSI3 10.75* - Fujikura Speeder 661 TR S  

FAIRWAY - TSI2 16.5* - Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 6.1 S

HYBRID - 816H1 18.0* - Fujikura Motore Speeder HB 8.8 Tour Spec S

HYBRID - 818H1 21.0* - Fujikura Motore Speeder HB 8.8 Tour Spec S

IRONS - T300 (2019) - 5-W - True Temper AMT Red 107g-95gm R300

WEDGES - VOKEY SM9 - 52.08F, 56.10S - True Temper AMT Red 94gm R300,  SM7 - 58.12D N.S. PRO 950GH R300       

***  GolfPride MC+4 Midsize Grips  (all woods/irons/wedges) 

PUTTER - 2020 CAMERON SPECIAL SELECT CUSTOM  - 35" Newport 2                                                    * GolfPride SNSR 104 Grip


GOLF BAG - TITLEIST - Midsize Tour Bag Black/Black/Red and Black Cart 14 

GOLF GLOVE - FOOTJOY - StaSof, Hyper Flex, StaCooler, Rain Glove




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I replaced my 3W and hybrid this year (I don't carry a 5w).  I started out looking at MyGolfSpy test results and narrowed it down, then went to a local golf store with a launch monitor.  After an hour of hitting balls, I ended up replacing my Callaway Rogue 3W with the Srixon ZX 3W.

The store (Lenny's in Aurora, Colorado) was awesome and patient - just before I paid for it, the person helping me said - do you have you clubs with you?  I said yes - thinking his next line was that I could trade them in (which I wasn't interested in doing).  He said, before you buy this - go get your clubs, let's make sure this makes sense for you.  I compared my current Callaway Rogue to the Srixon ZX fairway - I was tighter in dispersion and longer.  I bought it on the spot!

Thanks to MyGolfSpy to get my initial list of clubs I wanted to hit, then to Lenny's Golf for being patient with me.  I've been there before and I'll be back time and time again.

Up until the Srixon, I have played the Callaway's, Taylormade and Ping's.  Never would've even sniffed a Srixon, but so glad I did.  It's definitely worth a look (and hit).

BTW, I also ordered a Cobra RadSpeed hybrid after similar testing.

Good luck!

-- Peejer

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:taylormade-small: SIM2 Max Driver
:srixon-small: ZX 3W
:cobra-small: RadSpeed 3-hybrid
:taylormade-small: M6 irons (4-GW)
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:EVNROLL: ER7 Putter
:Snell: "MTB-X" Golf Ball / image.png.759aae909d1e285c243d16aec01bb7c2.png ELIXR
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image.png1500Li Cart

:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9 HD Pro Rangefinder / image.png.e9071b3377299921b87f929d3e042fa6.png S20 GPS Watch
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Denver, Colorado

Home Course:  Eisenhower Golf Club, USAF Academy   usafa.png.fb60aa7a77f130b1057160837c0a4a29.png

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I’ve always been a big fan of the older Sonartec to be honest. Really like the smaller thinner profile in those higher lofted woods that I’ll be hitting off of the ground.


Driver - Taylormade SLDR TP 10*

3 Wood - Tour Edge CB2 15*
Irons - Wilson Staff V2 4-pw

Wedges - Wilson Staff 54* & 58*
Putter - Scotty Cameron GoLo 3

Ball - Wilson Staff Duo Spin or Soft

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Still loving my Cobra SpeedZone 3W. Long on & off the tee and the easiest club to get in the air I've ever hit.IMG_6577.JPG.37a31ad7be89e2a175c125118235bb27.JPG

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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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It’s a personal choice for each of us, and someone else’s opinion wouldn’t likely influence mine. Titleist and Ping are my favorites, Callaway is OK, TM is a no for me. Might consider PXG, but the other brands are non-starters for me for now. [For irons, I’d add Mizuno at the top with Titleist]

  • Callaway Rogue 10.5° & 3W
  • Mizuno CLK 3H 19°, JPX900 Forged 4-GW, S18 56.10, S18 60.06
  • Evnroll ER5B Fit@TrueSpec ER2
  • Maxfli Tour Snell MTB-Black
  • Ping Pioneer - MGI Zip Navigator AT
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I don't go by brand.  I go by specs, looking for sufficient loft as I lean toward weaker lofted clubs, and flat enough lie angles.  The flatter that a sole area is designed, the more important the lie angle becomes.  A rocker shaped sole helps a bit there,



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Fairway woods are probably the most finicky clubs, but I love my Tour Edge Exotics.  Moving to the 16.5* loft from the stronger lofts has been a game changer for me.  I guess it's really more of a 4 wood than 3 wood.  It is so much easier to get in the air off the deck, lands softer and no real distance loss off the deck.

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  • Driver-  Ping G410 Plus 9*
  • Fairway- Tour Edge Exotics EXS 220 3 Wood 16.5*
  • Hybrid- Tour Edge Hot Launch C521 19* & 22* 
  • Irons-PXG 0211 DC, 5-PW
  • Wedges-  Taylormade Hi Toe 50*, 54* and 58*
  • Putter- Ping Sigma G Tyne (Superstroke grip)
  • Ball- Snell MTB-X Maxfli Tour X
  • Bag- 2021 Ping Hoofer USA Edition 
  • Arccos 
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Taylor made for me all day long. From burner to sim, just seems launch and shape just seem to always feel the best for me. Completely a personal preference, but would say sound and feel play a big part in it. Everyone should love their fairway clubs and never think twice about pulling them.

Driver - Titleist TSi3 9.0  (HRZDUS Smoke 6.5)

3 wood - TaylorMade SIM2 MAX  15 (Ventus Blue 6S)

Hybrid - TaylorMade SIM MAX 19 (Ventus Blue 7S)

Irons - Mizuno JPX 921 Tour 4-GW (DG X100)

Wedges - Titleist Vokey SM8 54D (DG X100) & 58M (DG S400)

Putter - Odyssey WH RX VLine

Ball - Titleist Pro V1

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It does not matter of what brand of fairway metal to play.  It must look good to you to have confidence to hit the golf ball.  Also it helps to play one with a shallow face and low profile with a face height of about 33 mm which gives confidence of hitting a shot off the ground.  And remember to tee it low on the par 3 holes.

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I had been searching for a few years and the Ping g410SFT is so easy to launch. It's more of a 4 wood than 3 wood, but for the few times I hit a wood, its nice knowing a controlled swing ends up launching high and mostly straight.

:callaway-small: Big Bertha B21 10.5* w/ PX HZRDUS Smoke Blue RDX 70/6.5

:ping-small: G410 SFT 16* 3-wood w/ Ping Alta CB S

:srixon-small: z585 2i, 4-AW w/ Modus3 120x

:cleveland-small: RTX Zipcore Tour Rack Raw 56.12 & 60.10 w/ Modus3 125w

:odyssey-small: White Hot OG #1WS w/ Stroke Lab @ 33"

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I'll vote for Cobra too. I've had an F7 in the bag for like 5 years now, nothing has come close to kicking it out. I mean, every new version of the cobra is equally good. But none of them have been worth the $$ to change the look of what I have now.


Driver:   :taylormade-small: SIM2 Max 12° - Accra TZ6 M4

FW Wood:     th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg Gen5 0311 7w  Fujikura Motore X F3

Utility:    :cobra-small: King Forged 20.5° Utility - Catalyst X

Irons:   image.png.cbfb2d938ea45d82004d9bdeb23cf643.pngD7 Forged GW-5i - Recoils

Wedges:   :Sub70:  JB 52° , 286 56°

Putter:   :taylormade-small: MySpider X

Cart: image.png.5aa5e9b8c0d6e08a2b12be76a06a07ca.pngOnewheel XR+

Ball: :srixon-small: Z-Star Diamond







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I have gamed Titleist, PXG and Callaway fairways... all good clubs for me..  My favorite as soon as I hit the first shot.... Srixon ZX.  Love these fairways.  

Official MGS Tester: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 115 shafts (<--- Click Here)

  • Titleist TSi3 9* Driver
  • Srixon ZX 3W, 5W & 7W
  • Titleist TSi2 5 Hybrid
  • Titleist 2021 T200 6-PW
  • Titleist Vokey SM9 50-08, 54-10 & 58-08
  • Scotty Cameron SS Newport 2.5
  • Maxfli Tour
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Currently.. titleist.

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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