From time to time, I like to adjust the clubs I carry in my bag. For the longest time, I have carried a lob wedge instead of a 5-wood. After years of playing the same way, I think it might be time to make a change. I only use my lob wedge every few rounds (if that) and think, for the time being, I would use my 5-wood more than my wedge. Additionally, I could easily substitute my sand wedge for those shots. Therefore, making the swap sounds like a good idea.
If I make the change, it has to be for specific reasons that I have that a 5-wood would fill. Firstly, I do have a distance gap between my 3 hybrid and my 3-wood. It is around the 220 yard mark. In the past, that was my 5-wood distance. I will admit that I do hit that distance often, but it would be nice to to have that club in my bag again.
I think the place where I will gain the most advantage with my 5-wood will be off the tee. I remember hitting this club very well with a great ball flight. It was a very consistent club and rarely missed the fairway.
As you can see, I do not have any real plan other than to mix things up. I think it will help my game and force me to adopt a new approach to my course management strategies.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!