Choosing the best fairway wood
Independent golf tips for the professional at Leisure
Choosing the best
When choosing a fairway wood, the club that's best for you
is the one that hits the longest, straightest shots. Choosing the best
fairway wood is a highly personal decision, usually made up from years of trial
and error. Remember the second and third shots on long holes are very
Par 5 - Driver + fairway wood _ chip + two putts
Par 4 = Driver + fairway wood + two putts
While I'm no expert of fairway woods, I have played with
many of them, and I've found that there are three manufactures are tops in my
Callaway - The Callaway "X" fairway
woods work great for me
Taylor Made - The old standby, great
rescue woods with amazing feel
Bobby Jones - My all-time favorite
My traditional best fairway wood is the Taylor Made cleek
from the 1980's (the old reliable "Ginte"), an amazing, forgiving fairway wood
that still has a special place in my bag.
This club is magnificent, a great rescue club where the
rails allow you to dig out of a tough lie with enough club head velocity to
blast you out with respectable distance. But this Ginte fairway club is
ancient, a 1980�s model, and the technology has changed.
Almost best - The Callaway fairway woods
I tried this Calloway Big Bertha fairway wood, but the
super-light club head feels strange to me.
For a fairway wood with a bit more heft, Janet likes the
Callaway �Hot X� model fairway woods.
They have more weight in the club head and you can get some centrifugal
force going before impact.
But what�s the best
fairway woods for a mid to high handicapper?
For my money, it�s between the Callaway Hot-X and the new
Bobby Jones fairway woods.
Best fairway wood - The Bobby Jones fairway woods
The Bobby Jones fairway woods are superb for us, Janet and
I both have one, and Janet is thinking of replacing her long irons with Bobby
Jones fairway woods. The craftsmanship of the Bobby Jones fairway woods is
It�s psychological, but playing with a well-crafted club
improves my game, a sharp club for a sharp shot, and you cannot beat the Bobby
Jones fairway woods::
Amazing feel and craftsmanship - the best fairway wood for me!
Again, when choosing the best fairway wood, don't be afraid
to take out some demo clubs and try a lot of options. Your choice of
fairway wood has a direct and immediate impact on your score!