Picked up a new (used) 5W

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Scott Rushing
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Picked up a new (used) 5W

The other night I was browsing the Global Golf website and found a used Wilson c300 5W in very good shape.  I would say it's probably close to that rating..a few scuffs on the top of the club that aren't pop up marks, just like scuff marks from hitting other clubs.  but still had the stickers on the shaft so seems like it might have been a demo.  Anyway got it for about $75 but had to get it regripped because whoever had it must have had HUGE hands.  I mean that grip was like OVER OVER OVER sized.  And I use mid-sized.   Anyway, hit it at the range a few times the other day and it has a nice ball flight.   A  little quiet "thud" sort of sound when you hit it but I really want to see how far it goes.   From the back tees I have a Par 3 over water that I need about 235 yards to manage it...and the 4 hyrbid only stretches to about 220...so I'm hoping this will be in that range.

DON
Best of luck with that new 5

Best of luck with that new 5 wood. I happen to carry 4 fairway woods in my bag. Have for over 12 years or more. And ALL of those woods have the same type of shaft in them. There are 2 shafts that I really like im my woods. One is the Pro Launch Blue FW shaft that weighs in at 83 grams and the other is the slightly newer Epic FW shaft that weighs in at 85 grams. Both shafts give me a nice high launch angle and lots of carry yardage. Both shafts sold for around $45 to $55 when I got them and are now no longer being made. Kind of a shame really as I have NOT found another shaft that is as good as these two in a fairway wood. IF you can find one of these shafts somewhere I would highly recommend getting the shaft and having it installed in your new 5 wood. The Epic FW was sold as an improved version of the Pro Launch Bluew FW that the company claimed would give a tighter shot dispersion pattern with the same high ball flight and great distance. You might be able to find an old used wood somewhere with one of these after market shafts in it if you look around. I found a badly used 3 wood with one of these shafts a few years back to picked it up for only $10 just so I could pull out the shaft and use it in another head that I had on hand. Made for a really nice fairway wood at a really good total cost.

Let me know how the new 5 wood works for you and If you do find one of those 2 shafts somewhere I'd be happy to install it for you in you new head after doing a Spine and FLO alignment on the shaft.  

Don

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Scott Rushing
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Thanks Don.  So far so good

Thanks Don.  So far so good but only hit it a few times.  One was yesterday and knocked it on the 235 yard Par 3 over water on my course.  So it did what I bought it for.  My driver right now has the Grafaloy Blue shaft in it and thats been very good.  I bought that second hand.  The Wilson has the Fujikura Speeder Pro shaft in it which may be just a little heavy for my tastes but we'll see.  If I try something else come the spring I might do the Graffalloy.  Though I've wanted to try and Oban shaft if I can find a good used price.   My old driver has the Pro Launch V2 in it and that was always pretty stable.  But with the way the Blue is working for me, I might go with that route.

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DON
Which Pro Force V2 shaft do

Which Pro Force V2 shaft do you have/ The 65 or the 75 Gram model? Reason I ask is that I think I might have a 65 gram one in stock if you would be interested in it. I perfer the 75 gram version so the 65 would be availabe if I have one. 

Don

Putting is easy if you have the Right Putter.

DON
I looked in my rack of shafts

I looked in my rack of shafts and I found a S flex 66 gram ProForce V2 shaft that is brand new with a .335" tip. That is the size used with most wood heads. Let me know if you think you'd like to have it for your 5 Wood. 

Don

Putting is easy if you have the Right Putter.