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So, my new 7 wood is an Epic Flash Sub Zero 5 wood I adjusted to 20 degrees- I couldn’t resist as it was on sale on CPO for $120 in average condition- looks great for average. Can’t wait to see what it can do. 

Driver: Ping 425 Max; Rogue White 70

3 Wood: Ping 410; Mitsubishi Tensei Orange

7 Wood: Callaway Steelhead

3, 5-7 Irons: Callaway Apex 19

8-AW Irons: Callaway Apex Pro 19

Wedges: Titleist 53 degree, Callaway MD4 58 X Grind 

Putter: Odyssey 10 Tour Lined; Seemore Z2

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Love my 7 wood. It’s awesome.

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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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My research so far has been as follows.  So far, XXIO and PXG have come to my club for demo days.  I liked the XXIO seven wood a lot but it went too far.  Does not sound like a problem, but I am looking to fill a gap.  The XXIO 7 wood went as far as my TaylorMade 5 wood.  Just bought the 5 wood last year and like it a lot, so not looking to replace it.  Hit the PXG 7 wood well and the correct distance.  Definitely a contender.  I have plans to go to demo days for Callaway and Ping (also make left-handed 7 woods, TaylorMade and Titleist do not).  I also took a lesson yesterday to work on hitting the hybrid I have better.  So, I am on dual tracks here.  It is a couple of weeks until Callaway comes, so I can use that time, plus more if necessary to see if I will stick with what I have or get a new club.  Anyway, been fun demoing clubs and so why rush.   Thanks for all the help.  Keep the comments coming.

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  • :taylormade-small: Sim 2 Driver Fujikura Ventus Blue 6R shaft
  • :taylormade-small:Sim 2 5 wood Fujikura Ventus Blue 5R shaft
  • :titelist-small: H818 Hybrids 21 and 25 degrees Tensei ck Series 60 HY regular flex shafts at D4 settings
  • :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.  
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I play driver, 5 wood and 7 wood.  I just ordered a new Rogue Max 7 with Adila Rogue White 30 MSI 60 Graphite.  I may put a strong 3 wood in the bag and drop one of my 3 wedges depending on course, but this should do for now.  I think.

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Driver:  :callaway-small: Rogue St Max 9* | VA Nemesys 65 R
Fairway metals: :callaway-small: Rogue St Max 5 wood | VA Nemesys 65 R, Rogue St Max 7 wood | Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI 60 R
Irons: :taylormade-small: P790 4-7, P770 8-P matched | True Temper Dynamic Gold 105 VSS +.5, 1 degree up
Wedges: 1240867525_default_vokey-small1.gif.fd86a2e0ab83b468ba0f432d800e9cee.gif SM8 54 S10, SM 8 58 S10 | True Temper Dynamic Gold, SM9 48 F10 | True Temper Dynamic Gold
Putter: Bettinardi Queen Bee #6 34" stock shaft

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On 5/5/2022 at 7:39 PM, HAC said:

My research so far has been as follows.  So far, XXIO and PXG have come to my club for demo days.  I liked the XXIO seven wood a lot but it went too far.  Does not sound like a problem, but I am looking to fill a gap.  The XXIO 7 wood went as far as my TaylorMade 5 wood.  Just bought the 5 wood last year and like it a lot, so not looking to replace it.  Hit the PXG 7 wood well and the correct distance.  Definitely a contender.  I have plans to go to demo days for Callaway and Ping (also make left-handed 7 woods, TaylorMade and Titleist do not).  I also took a lesson yesterday to work on hitting the hybrid I have better.  So, I am on dual tracks here.  It is a couple of weeks until Callaway comes, so I can use that time, plus more if necessary to see if I will stick with what I have or get a new club.  Anyway, been fun demoing clubs and so why rush.   Thanks for all the help.  Keep the comments coming.

Well, tested a Ping seven wood yesterday.  Liked it also.  So, after I try the Callaways (about a week and a half from now), I will have a tough decision to make.  Liked both PXG and Ping and will have to choose between them (and maybe the Callaway).  What was impressive about the Ping is I feel like I was swinging very poorly yesterday in warming up.  For a couple of reasons, just did not have any legs.  But, I still hit the 7 wood well.  Still, I liked the PXG also.  

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  • :taylormade-small: Sim 2 Driver Fujikura Ventus Blue 6R shaft
  • :taylormade-small:Sim 2 5 wood Fujikura Ventus Blue 5R shaft
  • :titelist-small: H818 Hybrids 21 and 25 degrees Tensei ck Series 60 HY regular flex shafts at D4 settings
  • :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.  
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1 hour ago, HAC said:

Well, tested a Ping seven wood yesterday.  Liked it also.  So, after I try the Callaways (about a week and a half from now), I will have a tough decision to make.  Liked both PXG and Ping and will have to choose between them (and maybe the Callaway).  What was impressive about the Ping is I feel like I was swinging very poorly yesterday in warming up.  For a couple of reasons, just did not have any legs.  But, I still hit the 7 wood well.  Still, I liked the PXG also.  

You will have a tough decision.  I like the PXG 7W, but the Callaway is better choice for me.  I was more consistent, in that I never hit a hook (... and I never hook!) like I did occasionally with the PXG.  It may have been the shaft.  The Project X Cypher is a better fit than the MMT that I tried in the PXG.

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3 hours ago, Kenny B said:

You will have a tough decision.  I like the PXG 7W, but the Callaway is better choice for me.  I was more consistent, in that I never hit a hook (... and I never hook!) like I did occasionally with the PXG.  It may have been the shaft.  The Project X Cypher is a better fit than the MMT that I tried in the PXG.

When I was demoing the PXG, I tried a lighter shaft that actually felt better but where I was hooking (and/or pulling) the ball but with the shaft listed I was hitting the ball pretty well.  PXG actually has a store in Northern Virginia that I might go to in order to try everything out if I decide to go that way.  PXG Fitting Locations - Find a Golf Club Fitter Near You | PXG  I would still buy from my club to give the club the business.

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  • :taylormade-small: Sim 2 Driver Fujikura Ventus Blue 6R shaft
  • :taylormade-small:Sim 2 5 wood Fujikura Ventus Blue 5R shaft
  • :titelist-small: H818 Hybrids 21 and 25 degrees Tensei ck Series 60 HY regular flex shafts at D4 settings
  • :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.  
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4 hours ago, HAC said:

Well, tested a Ping seven wood yesterday.  Liked it also.  So, after I try the Callaways (about a week and a half from now), I will have a tough decision to make.  Liked both PXG and Ping and will have to choose between them (and maybe the Callaway).  What was impressive about the Ping is I feel like I was swinging very poorly yesterday in warming up.  For a couple of reasons, just did not have any legs.  But, I still hit the 7 wood well.  Still, I liked the PXG also.  

I came down the PXG 7w and Ping as well, tested Titleist Tsi2 too and that club and I did not get along.  Distance with the PXG and Ping were about the same as was dispersion of the shots I took.  The PXG just gave me more confidence behind the ball...not sure why that was because the numbers where basically even.   I went on that feeling and never looked back.  Love my PXG 7w.

Both were great clubs for me based on my testing so IMO you cant go wrong with either. 

Keep swinging - JC

Driver: th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg 0811 XF (9°)

Wood(s): th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg 0341 XF (7w)

Irons:  :Hogan: PTxPro 4-PW

Wedges:   :Hogan: Equalizer II (56°, 60°)

Putter:  :ping-small: Zing Bronze

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Probably one of two things:  Swingweight not right for the length; or it's the shaft in your 3 hybrid that is causing the inconsistency.  Play around with the swingweight or get the right shaft for you.  

PXG Gen 2  80211X driver w/AXE Mystic 5 shaft S Flex

Taylormade M1 3w w/AXE Superlite FW shaft, S Flex

Sonartec 3 and 4 Hybrids w/AXE Hybrid shafts, S flex

Maltby TS-1's, 5-GW w/AXE Rapid Taper Shafts, S flex soft stepped

Maltby DBM wedges, 60/56 w/AXE Clasic RT Spin Wedge shafts

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I have a flat swing. About 3 years ago I put a 5 wood shaft onto a callaway 7 heaven wood.

I hit it between 210 and 220.

 

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Got Cleveland 7W [like Head profile] re-shafted with a Senior Flex & so far, so good. For some strange reason find hitting this 7W better than was hitting 5Iron & 3 & 5 Hybirds had in my Bag. But, it is tough being a "Senior" as even now thinking  about putting HRH on Waiver's!! Eventhough she can cook on occasion!!

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More golfers should consider getting fitted for a 7 wood.  I play the Titleist TSi2 21° (7 wood), which launches high without missing left (Hook) vs hitting hybrids.

 :titelist-small: Linksmaster bag or MacKenzie golf baggolf bag:

:titelist-small: TSi2 11° Graphite Design Tour AD DI-6 stiff A1 setting Tour Velvet grip

:titelist-small:   TSi2 16.5°and 21° Graphite Design Tour AD DI-7 stiff A1 setting Tour Velvet grip

:titelist-small:  T200 Utility Build 22° Graphite Design Tour AD 85 HY stiff 1.5° flat Tour Velvet grip

:titelist-small:  2021 T200 5-W (48°) Nippon Pro Modus 3 Tour 105 stiff 1.5° flat Tour Velvet grip 

:vokey-small:  SM9 52.12F and 58.10S Nippon Pro Modus 3 Tour 120 stiff 1° flat Tour Velvet grip

Scotty Cameron   2020 Special Select Newport 34" 350g

 ArccosSig.jpg.ebcfd079607adabd46a71d6125ee2ab6.jpg P3 sensor and caddy smart grips

:titelist-small:  ProV1x

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I carry a Callaway Big Bertha Heavenwood.   Very easy to hit off a variety of lies, with a nice high trajectory.   You ought to be able to find a used one on the Callaway web site.

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On 1/23/2022 at 5:02 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).

I still use an old Cleveland 7 and occasionally a 9

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I carry a Ping G400 driver; a G400 17.5 5 wood and the best club in my bag ..... a Ping G400  20.5  7 wood.  You will never get the 7 wood out of my bag.  Just my adjusting my grip, I have found a club that can be used as a 5 wood all the way down to a 4/5 iron.  Get yourself a 7 wood and find out how versatile it is.

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I second the opinion on the Ping G410 7 wood. I’ve been playing one for the last 5 years and it’s my go to club. I’m a senior and need all the help I can get. This club has been a big help. 

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I have a Cobra 7 wood that is my favorite club.  It goes high and lands soft.  What more do you want?

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I'll toss in an additional option / idea.

I have gone through a complete swing change that is getting better with my irons but really created problems with my long clubs.  My solution was a 4 hybrid (195-220) and 5 hybrid (185-205) and yes I know those ranges are way too big but I never know who is showing up to the course that day or what kind of swing I will deliver.  This golf game is a real struggle.

Here is the new / additional option . . . these two hybrids were Cobra ONE length - the length of a 7 iron.  WOW!  These are glorious.  My old Titleist hybrids are sold and my 5 wood (went 230-240 when perfectly) and 3 wood (went about the same as the 5 wood) have been left in the garage.  I don't even play with 14 clubs because I would rather hit one of these comfortable 7 iron length hybrids than risk a horrific shot from one of the woods.  The worst that will happen is that the shot is less than great and they are short or I pull it left which in full disclosure is still a possibility . . . but still . . . they are amazing and so much less stressful.

Hopefully my swing will continue to improve and I can put my 3 or 5 wood back in for off the tee or 5 pars but playing from the whites . . . I am doing just fine currently. 

Cobra ONE Length hybrids . . . think about it.

Driver: TaylorMade M1
5W: TaylorMade M4
4h:
:cobra-small: One Length 25*
5-GW:
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Forged, Project X 5.5
Wedges:
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 54* S, 58* D, True Temper Wedge Flex
Putter:  Evnroll 
 ER5 Black Hatchback
Ball: :titelist-small: ProV1x when with others who can spot / Callaway Bold Superhot when alone or T off near driving range (so I can find my ball)

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Yep, replaced my two hybrids with a Big Bertha 7 & 9 woods last year.  Was too hooky with the hybrids.  Both launch nice & high and are more accurate for me.

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