Jump to content

Seven wood anyone?


HAC

Recommended Posts

On 1/23/2022 at 6:29 PM, russtopherb said:

I had a Heavenwood for quite a long time and it was money for me. Loved the ballflight and soft landings that it had. Recently replaced it with a HyWood to have better performance off the ground. Old club was 21* and the new one is 18*. 

My 5 wood is 18 degrees.  Wonder if this would be any difference (in distance) than my 5 wood.  Thanks.

  • :taylormade-small: Sim 2 Driver Fujikura Ventus Blue 6R shaft
  • :taylormade-small:Sim 2 5 wood Fujikura Ventus Blue 5R shaft
  •  th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg  0311 Gen 5 Seven Wood Project X Cypher 50 5.5 shaft set to flat with weights set to fade.
  • :titelist-small: H818 Hybrid 25 degrees Tensei ck Series 60 HY regular flex shafts at C4 setting (flat for lefties)
  • :titelist-small: 718 AP1 irons 6-gap Tensei ck Series AMC IR regular flex bent two degrees flat
  • :vokey-small: SM 7 Wedge 58 degrees M grind with 8 bounce Steel shafts wedge flex bent 2 degrees flat
  • :ping-small: Glide 3 52.12 and 56.14 with  Alta CB Red Regular Flex shaft bent 2 degrees flat
  • Go back and forth between :cameron-small: Select Newport 2 putter 34 inch length and :ping-small: Sigma G Tyne putter 33 inch length
  • :titelist-small:  Pro V1 although I use Maxfli Tours during the offseason and other days when I am not playing well and don't want to lose Pro V1s.  
Link to comment
Share on other sites

20 hours ago, Alfred DuPuy said:

Absolutely - give it a go!

I was struggling with a players distance iron (the Ping i500) and too heavy/ stiff of a shaft, so was not getting enough height. I have never got on with hybrids, so that was a non-starter. So I switched to a set of Mizuno MP-18 MMC's and put the Neo Green shaft in stiff in them. Much better performance for all my irons (distance and height), but still struggled to get what I needed from my 4-iron - even in the Fli-Hi version. So, my fitter suggested a 7-wood, but of course, could not find one when I started looking last summer. I just kept browsing eBay and the stores (preferred TaylorMade to match my 3- and 5- woods) and luckily found one on Callaway's preowned site. It is a Sim-2 Max 7-wood with the blue Ventus in stiff. It has indeed become a money club in the few rounds I played before the season ended here in Ohio.

If I read what's in your bag correctly, you have Taylormade woods, so I would try to stay within the 'family'. I would bet you have immediate confidence with it and never go back.

Good luck!

I would love to try staying with TaylorMade, but, they don't make 7 or 9 woods in lefthanded models.  I will have to find brands that do.

  • :taylormade-small: Sim 2 Driver Fujikura Ventus Blue 6R shaft
  • :taylormade-small:Sim 2 5 wood Fujikura Ventus Blue 5R shaft
  •  th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg  0311 Gen 5 Seven Wood Project X Cypher 50 5.5 shaft set to flat with weights set to fade.
  • :titelist-small: H818 Hybrid 25 degrees Tensei ck Series 60 HY regular flex shafts at C4 setting (flat for lefties)
  • :titelist-small: 718 AP1 irons 6-gap Tensei ck Series AMC IR regular flex bent two degrees flat
  • :vokey-small: SM 7 Wedge 58 degrees M grind with 8 bounce Steel shafts wedge flex bent 2 degrees flat
  • :ping-small: Glide 3 52.12 and 56.14 with  Alta CB Red Regular Flex shaft bent 2 degrees flat
  • Go back and forth between :cameron-small: Select Newport 2 putter 34 inch length and :ping-small: Sigma G Tyne putter 33 inch length
  • :titelist-small:  Pro V1 although I use Maxfli Tours during the offseason and other days when I am not playing well and don't want to lose Pro V1s.  
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks everyone.  Did not realize so many people used a 7 wood.  Now, I have to find a couple to demo that come in left-handed models, always the challenge.

  • :taylormade-small: Sim 2 Driver Fujikura Ventus Blue 6R shaft
  • :taylormade-small:Sim 2 5 wood Fujikura Ventus Blue 5R shaft
  •  th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg  0311 Gen 5 Seven Wood Project X Cypher 50 5.5 shaft set to flat with weights set to fade.
  • :titelist-small: H818 Hybrid 25 degrees Tensei ck Series 60 HY regular flex shafts at C4 setting (flat for lefties)
  • :titelist-small: 718 AP1 irons 6-gap Tensei ck Series AMC IR regular flex bent two degrees flat
  • :vokey-small: SM 7 Wedge 58 degrees M grind with 8 bounce Steel shafts wedge flex bent 2 degrees flat
  • :ping-small: Glide 3 52.12 and 56.14 with  Alta CB Red Regular Flex shaft bent 2 degrees flat
  • Go back and forth between :cameron-small: Select Newport 2 putter 34 inch length and :ping-small: Sigma G Tyne putter 33 inch length
  • :titelist-small:  Pro V1 although I use Maxfli Tours during the offseason and other days when I am not playing well and don't want to lose Pro V1s.  
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Love my callaway heavenwood, original model Epic, which is the same as a 7 wood. I just looked and the callaway pre-owned site has left handed 7 wood, Epic Speed, like new, for $179.00. Would make a great experiment to see if it better fits your needs.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

23 hours ago, Marnold2000 said:

Hope you guys might help.  I have been looking into getting a 7 wood as well but i haven't had time to get fit or even hit one in a monitor.  As i have never owned one, i don't have a clue on the distance i would hit one.  I have a 100 mph driver swing and i hit my titleist Tsi3 4 hybrid 200 yards.    I am a 5-6 handicap now.

 

I have a 5 wood i rarely use and don't it much further than my 4 hybrid which has a Tensei White 90gr stiff shaft.  I am just wondering if a 7 wood might fly as far as a 5 but higher. I can't seem to find a 5 wood i like.  Would a 7 wood be redundant with my 4 hybrid?  i know its tough to answer but maybe someone hits the ball the same length as i do that might give me an idea.

I think we are kind of similar so here is what I can offer in my case. Our swing speeds are close but I am in the high 90's. My 5 wood is spot on at 200 yards and my 7 wood is 185 /190. I would suggest you get an adjustable club so you can adjust the loft or trajectory to get your gap between clubs just right. I picked up the cobra F6 new unwrapped a model year later for something like $100.00. I have it set for a higher launch due to the course I play with a lot of elevation into some of the greens. I couldn't get a hybrid to get the flight I needed. But I can adjust it by moving the weights to a penetrating flight.

Hope this helps    

  • Like 1

:titleist-small: Driver, TSi1 10* Stiff 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: 939x 5 hybrid

:Sub70: Irons, 699 Pro's S Flex (6 - AW)

:Sub70:  JB Wedge 56*

:cleveland-small: Wedge, CBX 60*

:odyssey-small: Putter, Marksman Fang 35"

Link to comment
Share on other sites

24 minutes ago, HAC said:

Thanks everyone.  Did not realize so many people used a 7 wood.  Now, I have to find a couple to demo that come in left-handed models, always the challenge.

Callaway's 2018 Rogue model had a left-handed 7W in both the men's and women's models. I mention women's in that the men's 7Ws sold out immediately and are a scarce item. I checked the Rogue model specs, and found that the men's and women's versions had the same loft, lie and head size. So, I found a women's model for $100 and had my clubsmith reshaft it.

7W has been a versatile club ever since. Good for approaches off fairway, blasts ball out of medium rough (much better than 3H I no longer carry), and tee shots on longish par 3s and tight par 4s.

As for the pros:

 

Scott Stallings said this in a Sept 2019 Golf Digest article (p. 36):

"My 7 wood is a more versatile than a utility iron. I can hit it high or low, and the height on full shots into par 5s is so helpful, especially when you're coming in from 240 to 260 yards. I've found a utility 2- or 3-iron doesn't stop very well from that distance."

What's In The Bag

Driver:  Tour Edge EXS 10.5° set 9.5°, weights neutral  ||  Fairways:  Calla Rogue 4W (17°) + 7W (21°)
Hybrid: Callaway Big Bertha Osize 4H (22°)  ||  Irons:  Callaway Mavrik MAX 5i-PW
Wedges:  Calla MD3 / 48°,  and... MD4 / 54° , 58° ||  Putter: Ping Sigma G Tyne (face-balanced)
Ball: Calla SuperHot (Orange preferred), or Srixon QStar Tour

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, HAC said:

My 5 wood is 18 degrees.  Wonder if this would be any difference (in distance) than my 5 wood.  Thanks.

I’m not sure, especially since I was only able to hit it on a launch monitor so far. It’s just a little bit cold over here to be outside on the golf course, if I could even find one that was open 🤣 All signs so far point to it being a very easy club to hit off the tee, and elevate off of the deck thanks to the rails on the sole. I’m really looking forward to giving it a good spin in a few months.

  • Like 1

In my  :wilson_staff_small:  carry bag:
:callaway-small: Mavrik Max 10.5* R Flex Evenflow RipTide
:cleveland-small: Hy-Wood
:cleveland-small: Launcher 5h
:wilson_staff_small: D200 6i-PW
:cleveland-small: CBX 54* & 58*
:cleveland-small: #10
:bridgestone-small: e12 Contact
 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I’m all in on lofted fairway metals. I have Ping G425 7 and 9 woods. I also have 6&7 hybrids. 

 

Driver:      :taylormade-small:   Stealth Plus 10.5° on Mitsubishi  Kai’li  6S

Fairway:   :ping-small:  G425LST 3w on Adilia Rogue 80S

                     :ping-small:  G425MAX 7w  and 9w  on Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7S

 Hybrid:    :ping-small:  G425MAX  5H  and  6H and 7H   on   TENSEI Blue 7S

Irons:     :cobra-small: King MB Black 8-P on KBS Tour Black Smoke 

Wedges: :mizuno-small: MP T5 Black 5 ES21 54° & 60° on KBS Hi Rev 2.0 

Putter:    :EVNROLL: ER5B

Balls:      :titelist-small: Pro V1 :taylormade-small: TP5x 

Shoes:     :footjoy-small:  

Range Finder: :918457628_PrecisionPro: Precision Pro  NX7 Pro

All grips are BestGrips Micro-Perforated

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I hit my 3h and 7 wood around the same distance, but I use the 7 wood when I need to hit a much higher shot. It isn't very often that I need it, but when I do it is very reliable.

 PXG 0211 12° driver w/Project X Cypher R flex  shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 TC 16° 4 wood w/Kuro Kage Black 60g shaft

:srixon-small: Z355 22° 7 wood w/Miyazaki Jinsoku shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 TC 19° 3 hybrid w/UST Proforce V2 Black shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 TC 22° 4 hybrid w/UST Proforce V2 Black shaft

post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 TC 25° 5 hybrid w/Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue shaft

Lazrus 27° 6 hybrid w/Lazrus  graphite shaft
PXG 0211DC irons 7-PW w/Project X Cypher graphite shafts

:cleveland-small: CBX2 50° wedge

post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg M-Series+ 56° wedge w/UST Recoil 660 graphite shaft
:cleveland-small:  Huntington Beach Soft Premier 10.5

Link to comment
Share on other sites

18 hours ago, Greenside said:

Callaway's 2018 Rogue model had a left-handed 7W in both the men's and women's models.

I looked at a few web sites yesterday and found that Callaway, XXIO and Ping make left-handed 7 woods (although neither PGA Superstore nor Golf Galaxy has them on their website) and that TaylorMade and Titleist do not.  Callaway often has demo days at our club so I will go to one of those.  Thanks.

  • :taylormade-small: Sim 2 Driver Fujikura Ventus Blue 6R shaft
  • :taylormade-small:Sim 2 5 wood Fujikura Ventus Blue 5R shaft
  •  th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg  0311 Gen 5 Seven Wood Project X Cypher 50 5.5 shaft set to flat with weights set to fade.
  • :titelist-small: H818 Hybrid 25 degrees Tensei ck Series 60 HY regular flex shafts at C4 setting (flat for lefties)
  • :titelist-small: 718 AP1 irons 6-gap Tensei ck Series AMC IR regular flex bent two degrees flat
  • :vokey-small: SM 7 Wedge 58 degrees M grind with 8 bounce Steel shafts wedge flex bent 2 degrees flat
  • :ping-small: Glide 3 52.12 and 56.14 with  Alta CB Red Regular Flex shaft bent 2 degrees flat
  • Go back and forth between :cameron-small: Select Newport 2 putter 34 inch length and :ping-small: Sigma G Tyne putter 33 inch length
  • :titelist-small:  Pro V1 although I use Maxfli Tours during the offseason and other days when I am not playing well and don't want to lose Pro V1s.  
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hybrids were theoretically created because fairway woods were seemingly more difficult to hit.  And in most cases this is true.  However in my experience the 21*-22* #4 hybrids, were never that beneficial or easier to hit.  A 7 wood is a very utilitarian club.  Often times on sketchy lies it is easier to hit a solid 7 wood, rather than a 3 or a 5 wood.  If you want to take a look at the new Cleveland Halo XL  7 fairway wood.  For 30-40% less in price, they make a very easy to launch and solid hitting fairway wood.  My vote:  #5 hybrid YES #4 hybrid NO.  7 fairway wood, a big YES.  Often times just a 3HL (16.5*) 3 wood, and a 21* 7 wood, are all you need.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Callaway Epic Flash (not the Sub-Zero version) and any of the last 3 or 4 generations of Tour Edge Exotics 7-woods, particularly the C721 model, are among the best, and easiest to hit, 7-wood models you will ever find.

 

Driver: Ping G425 Max, 9*, Miyazaki  Kuala Mizu Tour Issue 6S, 44.75" playing length

4-Wood: Titleist TS2, 16.5*, Miyazaki Kuala Mizu Tour Issue 7S, 42.75" playing length

5/7-Wood: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero set to 20* loft; Tensei Blue 75-S, 41.5" playing length

Hybrids: Exotics EXS Pro (22*), Mitsubishi Tensei Silver 75S

Irons: Exotics EXS220 5-iron and New Level MODB-1 (6-iron through PW), KBS TGI Tour 80 (stiff) shafts

Wedges: New Hogan Equalizer wedges (48* and 56* + Maltby TSW Forged 52-8, all bent 1* weak

Putter: Evnroll ER2, 34”with Gravity Grip

Ball: Snell MTBx

Spoiler

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Ah, sorry - I didn't realize you were lefthanded. Yeah, unfortunately, you know far better than us righties, how hard that can be.

Well, still very good luck and I hope you have success!

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 1/23/2022 at 3:02 PM, HAC said:

Right now, I play a 5 wood and two hybrids.  I really like my 25 degree hybrid but am inconsistent with my 21 degree hybrid.  I am thinking of demoing a 7 wood this year to replace the 21 degree hybrid.  Has anyone done this and do they go about the same distance?

Note, my biggest issue in this is not too many companies make 7 woods in left-handed clubs.  So, we will see if this works out.  I usually end up with some shop credit over the course of the year as a result of senior events at my club, so the cost likely won't be too much if I do this later in the year.  Last year, I think I got about $200 or so for the cost of $35 joining the senior group - we have over 80 members of the senior group, but in a given week, generally only about 30 members play.  So, the guys who play these events regularly tend to come out ahead (the events are based on net scores and mostly as part of a team).

Depending on brand, you can get woods with either 3 or 4degrees of loft between clubs. I have 3" between each of my FOUR fairway woods. I have a 21" 7 wood and a 24" wood in my bag and have for more than 12 years now. I don't have any hybrids in my bag and I don't miss them one bit. For me, my 9 wood is good for 205 yards carry with very little roll, so it's great for sticking the ball where it lands on the greens. Great for long par 3's and approach shots too. NOT a lot of high loft woods these days so you might have to do some looking to find what you want. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I love Titleist hybrids and carry a 17* and a 21*.  Love the versatility of those clubs.  Off the tee, fairway or rough they are my money clubs.  My longest iron is a five iron and these fill in the gaps between the five iron and my three wood which is a 15* set at 16.5*.  It plays very strong because of the shafts I have in my fairway/hybrids/driver (Fujukura tour speeders).  I know a lot of seniors in the league I play in have 5 and 7 woods but I can hit my hybrids farther than most of their drivers.  Our senior group members ages range from 62-92.  My driver is set at 10.75*.  I know some find hitting a hybrid difficult which I did at first until one of our pros explained years ago that you cannot hit a hybrid like a fairway.  You have to hit it like you would hit your irons and I found that they go long and high following that advice.  Do not see a 5 or 7 going in my bag.  My bag is all dialed in on my distances.  It took a while, but it was worth it.  😃

Titleist

DRIVER - TSi3 11.50* - Fujikura Speeder 661 TR S   

FAIRWAY - TSI2 15.0* - 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 -  + 2022 PING PLD  - 35" Anser Milled Black Matte   * Ping Midsize Grip

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

GOLF BALL - TITLEIST - Prov1 

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

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

SHOES - FOOTJOY - Premieres, Traditions, Tradition MyJoys, Pro/SLs, Flex, Flex XP, DryJoy Tour MyJoys, Icon MyJoys, Rain Boots. 

APPAREL - FOOTJOY 

RANGEFINDER -  BUSHNELL - Pro XE

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This topic has me thinking. I used to use a Cleveland Launcher 7 wood years ago. Off the tee 200 yard club. Loved how it felt. I currently use Callaway XR OS 3&4 hybrids. They are  long  but I can be wild with them. I think I may revisit the idea of a 7 wood as winter project. Thanks guys.

 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Been carrying the Old V-Steel listed in my signature every since the V-Steels came out when ever that was. I think I had it 3 or 4 years and the stock shaft broke at the hosel . The shaft I have in it now has been in it since then. Yeah my go to club. I can not hit it as far as I used to but I can hit several different shots with it. I have never liked the looks of hybrids and I can not depend on them

Driver ---- Honma G1_X Stock tuned Honma R shaft---- 3 wood TM V-Steel Aldila 65G R Flex 15*--- 7 Wood TM V-Steel UST Pro Force 65 R flex 21*---- 9 wood TM V-Steel stock MAS Stiff shaft 24*---  Irons 4 thru 9 Mac Muirfield TT black label R-- PW M-85 Macgregor 48* S-400 Sensicore --- SW  Vokey SM-4 51* stock shaft--- LW Vokey SM 5 L grind 58* stock shaft--- Putter -- Original Reuter Bulls Eye Standard---. Bag Old School Jones Original non stand

 

 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I added a Speedzone 7w with tense blue R shaft last year to my bag for a gapping issue I was have between 5w and 4 hybrid. I can hit the Speedzone 4 hybrid up to 185 yards but I trouble getting much height and stop on long approach shots. With 7w I have a range from 170 - 195 depending on how hard I swing, plus I can hit it very high and can depend on the ball to stop when I hit the green! One of my favorite clubs in my bag.

:cobra-small: SpeedZone 10.5* Driver 14gm weight in back, Motore X F3 6-S set to +1* draw.

:cobra-small: 14.5* Fairway,  18.5* Fairway   Both with Tensei CK Blue R set to +1* draw.

:cobra-small: SpeedZoneONE 21.5* Hybrid Project X CATALYST 80 6.0

:cobra-small: SpeedZoneONE 5 + 6   KBS Tour 80 R

:cobra-small: SpeedZoneONE 7, 8, 9  KBS Tour 90 R                                     Lamkin Crossline Cord Connect Black Mid-size plus 2 wraps

:cobra-small: SpeedZoneONE P, G, S  KBS Wedge

:cobra-small: King Black ONE 60*  VO8*      True Temper Dynamic Gold Black

:cameron-small:  Special Select Newport 2  34" :scotty-small: Matador grip                                                                                

:bridgestone-small: Tour B RXS  Align XL    All in a :cobra-small:  Masters Staff Bag  or  SpeedZone stand bag

#COBRACONNECT CHALLENGE 4  The ONLY One Length Contestant!

Tested :bridgestone-small: Prototype Balls       Tour B RXS                Tested:image.png.8e77a45b1fe8c9cfb7c2a61386f855a5.pngBlack Cat irons 5 - PW UST Mamiya Recoil Graphite Regular +0.5" 1* upright                         

  :Arccos:                                                                                                                                                                      697979773_DSCN2368(Custom).JPG.a1a25f5e430d9eebae93c5d652cbd4b9.JPG

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Looks like I came to the right place. Last year I had an unsuccessful polygamous relationship with a Callaway Epic Flash Hybrid and a Cobra King Utility. Both were fantastic in their good moments.. which were rare.. but for the most part were temperamental and just seemed to not like me very much. I'm sure it had something to do with each knowing that I was sharing my time with the other.. and I'm sure it had absolutely nothing to do with me.. 😜

I recently got rid of both and found me a minty Ping G400 7 wood that I'll be picking up tomorrow. IMO any club in the G400 range will probably stay relevant for at least the next 5 years. 

I've been toying with this idea for a few months and the right club for the right price just happened to push me over the edge. Sure she might be a little old and dusty, but she's purdy, sturdy, can handle my $#!t and love me in return. That's all I need. 

:mizuno-small: STZ 10.5* / Fujikura MotoreX F1 6X
:cobra-small:  F6 3 Wood 14* / Kuro Kage Silver 65X
:cobra-small: F8 6 wood 20* / Fujikura MotoreX F3 6S

:cobra-small: RADSpeed Hybrid 24*
:callaway-logo-1: RAZR X Muscleback Irons/FCM Precision 6.5 Rifle
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411_thumb.jpg  TSW Wedges - 50/6 + 56/12
:edel-golf-1:  EAS 1.0 / Grip master 2.0 

MAXFLI  Tour CG

 

 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...