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ph*theadaf said: So, as my swing develops, I'm thinking of making some adjustments to my bag. This winter I made a change to the angle of my take away, which in turn affected my swing plane on the down swing resulting in a much higher ball flight, and hopefully more consistent distances. My question is about adding a 5W to my bag in lieu of my 2H and 3I. I would pull both, and go to the 5W and likely add a fourth wedge. When I had my lofts and lies checked my sales rep asked how much I hit my 3I, the answer was not often, as it was evident being the only club in my bag that had not changed from on year to the next. In my own analysis of my game (I keep pretty good records of what I hit from where) I noticed that I very rarely hit my 3I, for any reason, be it off a tee or general ball striking. It's probably for two reasons, 1. lack of confidence as I never use it, and 2., for lack of need. Here is my yardages:D: 2753W:2452I: 2203I: 20541:1905I: 1756I: 1657I: 1558I: 1459I: 135PW: 12552*: 10058*: 75Truth be told, there is very few times I need to carry 200 yards. If I am in that position, could I get the same out of a choke down 5W? I might even be more comfortable going for the pin from that distance. Im thinking the yardage on it might be 210 or so, compared to my yardages does that sound right?Currently I won't attack the pin from that far out, on a par 3, i'll lay up w/ a 4I, instead of potentially going into bad position, or trying to make a long putt (which is a whole different conversation). Or on a long approach, it's usually a par 5 (and my second shot), in which I'm equally well served by playing 5I to chip position about 25 yards out. Most importantly, it would also free up a spot for an extra wedge. I'd love to go 50-54-58; currently I don't carry a true SW, and I'd like a nice bouncy club for my lies around the green from wayward approach shots. Is this a viable switch, or should I really be spending more time hitting my 3I on the range instead of the switch? If your wondering, I currently hit my 2H pretty well, I can choke it down for yardage crunch, punch it from bad lies off the fairway, and even chip w/ it greenside, depending on the situation. But I don't think carrying a 5W and 2H makes any sense. If I could get the same playability out of the 5W (minus the chipping) could it be worth it? The 3I is the dead club as it's an unused range for me currently. Thanks in advance for the help...A. :beach3:PS - sorry for the long post... thought it is theraputic, isn't it...?!?!?!
j*ffypop said: Pull the 3i and put in the 5w, and the more wedges the better. FORE!
ph*theadaf said: that's what I thought I would hear... anybody have an experience to share w/ using fairway woods on a regular basis? A.
*zra76 said: Sure. I just got a "new" 5W. Hit a par 5 in 2 with it today from 225 and made a birdie. Used it again on the next par 5 but unfortunately had hit my 1st driver tee shot OB. I hit the 5W from 250 onto the cart path left of the green. Took a drop, pitched on and made a 6... which would have been a 4 if not for the 2strokes for the OB drive. I'll have this one for a while, best 5W I've ever had.