As I am gearing up for 2018 season and here is my club selection or available clubs. I have some overlap here in distances between by irons and hybrids and the top end from hybrids to woods.
i am curious on thoughts here. I just admit since I’m not playing tournaments I have played with 15 (or even 16) clubs in the bag but I’d like to fix that. I recently took the my chipper wedge “cheater” club out of the club as I’ve been improving short game and feel better at chipping now.
Epic woods (possiable Rogue soon)
3W (15*) - 180y
5W (18*) - 150 to 155y
3h(19*) - 150 to 160y
4h (22*) - 140 to 145y
5h (25*) - 130 to 135y
Apex CF16 Irons
6i (27*) - 130y
7i (31*) - 120y
8i (35*) - 110y
9i (40*) - 100y
pw (45*) - 85y
aw (50*) - 70y
MD3 Wedges, mostly less then full shots so distances at full swing are less known
56* - 55y
60* - 50y
@ShannonG504c just my opinion but I think you'd like a setup like this:
3W or 4W
5W or HW
That's only 13 clubs but since you have an overlap between 6i and 5H it makes sense to drop the 6i (which I know you struggle to hit) and go with 2 hybrids instead. The hybrid is much more forgiving and easier to hit. Also your mishits will go further than with the 6i. Also a 3H is more difficult to hit (for me) than a fairway in the same spot so I'd lean towards dropping the 3H. Also if you struggle to get the 3W off the deck then adjust it +2 to make it a 4W. If you want a dedicated 4W and go Rogue then just order it +1/4" so you get the 3W length shaft, that's what I did with both my Rogue 4W and HW.
@ShannonG504c I agree with your assessment. It sure seems to me you have some over-lapping clubs/distances. For example, why the 5 wood and 3h clubs? Seems to be covering same distance gaps. Same thing with your 5h and 6 iron. If you're trying to get back to legal club limits, this is what I'd do: I'd get rid of the 5W. My opinion is that the 3h has more flexibility and coverages the same yardage. Then between the 6 iron and 5h I'd simply take the one I feel the most comfortable with. Based on your yardages only, I'd keep the 5h as it seems to cover the gap between the 7 iron and the 4h the best. But just my thoughts... Good luck. Hope that helps a little.
@PC98 I am pretty good from the deck with my hybrids. It’s the fairways I can struggle with at times and get the ugly top that rolls about 30-40 yards, that or a PERFECT 3W from the short grass that goes about 70-80 yards, then turns on the blinker and proceeds to nose dive right.
@ShannonG504c then I guess you know what you need to do! Once piece of advice though, if you're only going with 1 fairway then in my humble opinion you need to go with a 4W. You don't need to hit 3W off the deck and your return on investment vs a 4W will be slim. A 4W you'll be able to take off the tee and deck with little to no issues. If you still think it's too much then get a Heavenwood instead. Yours isn't a total distance game, you need balls you can make contact with and get good results...you're not going to get that with a 3W as your only fairway.
I just looked at the specs on The new Rogue hybrids and they are 19/21/24 degrees of loft.
Ladies Rogue is 21/24/27 <—- this I do NOT like, the men’s 4h being the SAME loft as the ladies 5h? Really???
Rogue X 18/20/23 (no ladies X)
@ShannonG504c Just me but I would drop the 5w and the 6 iron and add a 52* wedge.
@ChuckH I already carry four wedges.. 45, 50, 56, 60. With the pw and aw part of my Apex CF16 set and MD3 56/60... BUT that makeup is changing..
I didn’t like the gap between my set wedges and the MD3s so I’m going with a fresh set of MD4s in 54 and 58 giving me 45/50/54/58 in the bag.
@ShannonG504c That looks like the perfect set up for wedges. I’m looking at the MD4’s also.
@ShannonG504c I agree with @ToddJ027b...where you have overlapping clubs, pick the one you ar most comfortable with and stick with it. Going along with @PC98 line of thinking, I would replace the 5W and 3H with a 4W. I've found a 4W to be a game changer.