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General Category => Putter Talk, The Workshop, and Golf Accessories => Topic started by: MBBG on January 03, 2020, 09:51:19 AM

Title: Gapping
Post by: MBBG on January 03, 2020, 09:51:19 AM
Question for the community. I have a 16.5 fairway wood and a 22* 4 iron. FW is 42.5 and the 4i is 38.5. I want a UT to fill the gap. What loft and length makes the most sense?

I want it to launch high enough to hold greens not hit low bullets so I lean towards a 20 or 21 which generally puts shaft length around 40 so it *should* be enough longer than the 4 iron but also keep thinking 19* is the perfect loft but not many are offered at that loft unless I go USDM which also offers adjustability.

Also like the idea of sole slots on Hybrids since its an easy club to hit low on the face. Thoughts?
Title: Re: Gapping
Post by: Stevopagolf on January 03, 2020, 11:32:56 AM
I just picked up a TM GAPR in 19*.  Looks like a driving iron and a fwy mated.  Could have been a lucky day but it did not particularly want to go left which is usually a problem.  I hadn't played in a month and used this club 5-7 times to good results on its maiden trip.  Under $100.
Title: Re: Gapping
Post by: Shacco on January 03, 2020, 12:07:47 PM
I have a 15 3W. From there, I go to a 19 hybrid and then a 22 hybrid. Works pretty well as far as gapping is concerned. I have not trouble hitting it high enough with a 19 hybrid. But then again, I have no trouble hitting anything high enough.
Title: Re: Gapping
Post by: tomcat on January 03, 2020, 01:22:45 PM
I have a 15 3W. From there, I go to a 19 hybrid and then a 22 hybrid

Same here with 18-22 built with the same shaft as the 503
Title: Re: Gapping
Post by: stefbase on January 03, 2020, 04:56:37 PM
I also have a 4wood with 16,5 ,

I will go for 20 with my hybrid, plenty of option with a-grind for example
I removed my long irons and will also have an hybrid in 23
Title: Re: Gapping
Post by: ian-500 on January 03, 2020, 06:09:49 PM
I just picked up a TM GAPR in 19*.  Looks like a driving iron and a fwy mated.  Could have been a lucky day but it did not particularly want to go left which is usually a problem.  I hadn't played in a month and used this club 5-7 times to good results on its maiden trip.  Under $100.

I might be going this way too. Tested them out middle of last year and they felt really good. I blame the speed foam :)
Title: Re: Gapping
Post by: wmclarenf1 on January 03, 2020, 11:56:39 PM
Matt, from a pure loft perspective, a 19 makes sense.. However, I would say a 20 or maybe even a 21 will work because with hybrids, distance wise should go a lot further than your similar iron in a 21.  It will also provide the soft landing and green holding properties that you are looking for.

And because they are shorter in length and hence easier to get better contact than your FW, the on course distance gap between a 21 and your FW may actually not be as great as the lofts would suggest.
Title: Re: Gapping
Post by: MBBG on January 04, 2020, 08:14:01 AM
Yes Art that echoes a lot of the thoughts I had running through my mind as well.

I used to be a member at what was much more of a bomb and gouge club where it was easier to get up and down, but this past year I joined a much tougher and more technical club that forces a lot of priority on GIR because its very difficult to get up and down.

So most of my entire bag redo kind of revolves around higher ball flight (higher lofts and higher launching heads) and control (stouter shafts) rather than maximizing distance at each slot.

So yeah a 20 or 21 probably suits just fine.
Title: Re: Gapping
Post by: 95124hacker on January 04, 2020, 12:40:49 PM
I choose FWs & hybrids with adjustable lofts for this reason. However that precludes most JDM...
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Post by: freehb on January 04, 2020, 07:13:56 PM
My bag is very different gap wise on the long end than it has been but better gap wise at the short end due to the roddio pc set with brilliant wedges 48;51;56;59...I went to a 16.7* baffy that I hit about 220 and a 20.5* hyute that it hit anywhere between 205-185 by choking down of using a 3/4 swing...I dont find the distance gaps at all a problem...I hit my 5i 175 but am comfortable choking down on the ute and punching it 183 ...usually more so than stepping on a 5i...since I got rid of the 4 wood/utes Im actually hitting more consistent and accurate long approaches..the 20.5 has become the best club in my bag...I ripped it 30 feet past the hole on an up hill 205 yard shot into a hurting crosswind today...as well as a laser cut 220 off a side hill lie in the hazard with a helping wind and water all up the left side..,set me perfectly when I was in trouble...I then proceeded to punch it 185 and leave it 3 feet under the hole into a slight breeze with a front pin and super soft collar...that shot broke my opponents who didnt speak a word on the last hole or after...just handed over $$ and stomped off...anyway I relate these glories not to boast but to enlighten those who are not winning bets and dominating on the course regularly....
Title: Re: Gapping
Post by: MBBG on January 05, 2020, 03:11:04 PM
My bag is very different gap wise on the long end than it has been but better gap wise at the short end due to the roddio pc set with brilliant wedges 48;51;56;59...I went to a 16.7* baffy that I hit about 220 and a 20.5* hyute that it hit anywhere between 205-185 by choking down of using a 3/4 swing...I dont find the distance gaps at all a problem...I hit my 5i 175 but am comfortable choking down on the ute and punching it 183 ...usually more so than stepping on a 5i...since I got rid of the 4 wood/utes Im actually hitting more consistent and accurate long approaches..the 20.5 has become the best club in my bag...I ripped it 30 feet past the hole on an up hill 205 yard shot into a hurting crosswind today...as well as a laser cut 220 off a side hill lie in the hazard with a helping wind and water all up the left side..,set me perfectly when I was in trouble...I then proceeded to punch it 185 and leave it 3 feet under the hole into a slight breeze with a front pin and super soft collar...that shot broke my opponents who didnt speak a word on the last hole or after...just handed over $$ and stomped off...anyway I relate these glories not to boast but to enlighten those who are not winning bets and dominating on the course regularly....


Title: Re: Gapping
Post by: Stevopagolf on January 06, 2020, 09:28:54 PM
Free the new FIGJAM ;D
Title: Re: Gapping
Post by: bluefin222 on February 24, 2020, 10:02:08 PM
9.5 driver, 16.5 fw, 20* epon driving iron, 23* 4i.