7 Wood replaces which iron

10/03/2005 at 14:14

I am looking to buy a 7 Wood but before i do i need to be sure which iron it wouls replace. Am i right in thinking the 3/4 iron? Thanks

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10/03/2005 at 14:18
Said it before and I'll say it again. 7 woods are for girls. Get a rescue club. Especially if you're a 15 handicapper. 19 or 21 degree will do nicely.
10/03/2005 at 14:44
Already tried a rescue club thanks Del and hit it like shite hence the decision to buy a 7 wood. 18 degree Ram FX before you ask.
10/03/2005 at 14:45
Hey Tim, depending on the type of 7 wood, it is a good replacement for a 3/4 iron, although I still keep a 4 iron in the bag for drilling it low

This 'girl' uses a 21* Mizuno Blue Rage with a Dynamic Gold shaft and is up to 190 in summer.
Better than a rescue, as the higher flight enables you to get it up and over trees without losing distance.
10/03/2005 at 14:52
Top man thank you Lionel. Quite fancied trying the deep red as i used to use the deep red 365 driver and found it very forgiving, plus you can buy one for about £50 which is quite reasonable.
10/03/2005 at 14:54
Very small head - not as forgiving as some.
10/03/2005 at 14:59
A trip to Foremost and AGD becons this weekend me thinks...Try before i buy.
10/03/2005 at 15:00
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10/03/2005 at 15:01
Very constructive as usual Ace!!!!
10/03/2005 at 15:14
I think it is also important to consider where you are hitting it from.
If you are wild off the tee and need height and distance for your second shot then it's probably a better club to have in your bag than 3 or 4 iron.
Never hit a rescue club so I can't compare it. I generally don't want to hit the ball high so would not be without my longer irons.
Having said that I'm still in the 7 woods are for girls and old men camp. Sorry !!!
10/03/2005 at 15:14
Apols. Being a tad facetious (I love the new google toolbar spell checker).

I had one for a while actually (don't tell anyone). I got fed up of people asking if it came with a free skirt.

And I couldn't get on with it and kept hooking the cr*p out of it, so went for a rescue club (which I thought was supposed to give you a high ball flight). Opted for a 19* TM rescue mid and have never looked back.

To answer your question, it would replace a 3/4 iron well, depending on how well you hit your irons.
10/03/2005 at 15:18
Del, no need to apologise mate, i knew it was in jest.. Re: Rescue clubs against other irons, woods i suppose it is horses for courses and if you like what you got then great. Sold my rescue club to a mate of mine who plays off of 23 and he hits it quite well. Maybe i am just too damn good for a rescue club (chortle chortle).
mt
10/03/2005 at 15:50
taylor made r580 7 wood brilliant club. as to gilrs using them if it's good enough for Vijay Singh it should be good enough for everyone else.
10/03/2005 at 16:18
May have been the type of rescue, its the old whatever works again I bought a FliHi and well it didn't sold it to my mate who had a Ram FX Rec which was fine off the tee but off the deck another story but loves the FliHi. Was going to replace it with a 7w myself but decided to order a Sonartec MD to have a go.
10/03/2005 at 17:09
7 Wood should replace a 3/4 Iron if you hit it well. It will be quite good out of the rough and get a high flight off the deck.
10/03/2005 at 17:31
mt - you might be interested to know that Vijay's is not quite what it seems. It is bent to approximately a 5 wood loft for a start.
10/03/2005 at 18:22
I have a 7 wood. (no surprise there then). I also have a 25* TM rescue wood. I hit both clubs about 150yds. (I'm a girlie remember.) But - they both have a totally different flight and I use them for different shots. The 7 wood I can hit really high and let it drop onto the green without much run. Whereas the TM will fly lower and run onto the green. So it depends what you want to so with the club. If you find the 7 wood easier to hit than a long iron, why would you not have one?
11/03/2005 at 10:38
It does depend on the make of and model of 7 wood you buy.

For me, my Wilson Invex Titanium 7 wood would replace a 2 iron my other 7 wood Adams Tightlies ST would replace a 3iron.

11/03/2005 at 13:44
I have a Mizuno MP001 7 wood DG steel shaft. Basically replaces the 3 iron in distance.

Flies very high, and nice and easy to hit. Great for coming in over high trees, that would snag a iron.

Have tried rescues and just can't get on with them, so will be sticking with the 7 wood for a while.
15/03/2005 at 14:09

Have a Yonex 7wood which I use if I need to get some distance out of semi rough (find its easier to pop the ball out than an iron) otherwise if I am on the fairway I will stick to a 3/4iron