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 1980ís 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 ďHot XĒ model fairway woods.
They have more weight in the club head and you can get some centrifugal
force going before impact.
But whatís the best
fairway woods for a mid to high handicapper?
For my money, itís 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
Itís 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!