sdandrea1 Thanks Steve, yes, all you say makes sense. Unfortunately, I still am not willing to lay up from 200 yards because my stubborn brain tells me I CAN hit a 3W that far. Do I often hit the green in that circumstance? Hell no, LOL! I also agree that loft gaps in the longer clubs don't matter all that much. I went to hybrids so many years ago because I really hit my 3,4 & 5 about the same distance. I must admit, a 3 gap in those clubs is not going to make much difference. A 4H that is 4 or 5* stronger than the 5I might make more sense, and then just go to the 5W. As many have pointed out, knowing the actual (or at least close to actual) distances I hit the clubs will be key to figuring out what to do.