Choosing the right club is essential to making the perfect shot. Fairway woods are the only choice when getting closer to the green requires more loft than a driver and more distance than an iron can provide. Technological advancements from top brands like Callaway, Cleveland, TaylorMade, Titleist, and more offer essential innovations on golf woods. Innovations that help you make the right choice and the right shot.
A fairway wood has a higher loft and shorter shaft than a driver and is generally used when there’s still a large distance to the green where irons wouldn’t be long enough to reach.
The loft on a fairway wood is usually a few degrees higher than a driver, making it easier to get the ball elevated without losing a lot of distance. Fairway woods will still have a lower loft than other clubs in your bag like hybrids, irons, or wedges, making them ideal for longer distance shots to the green.
As with any other club, the distance you get out of your fairway wood will be highly dependent on your swing speed. Fairway woods can be used anywhere from 150 yards (very low swing speed) to 250 yards (very fast swing speed). You’ll get less distance from higher numbered/lofted fairway woods. For example, your 5 wood won’t travel as far as your 3 wood.
Fairway woods range from the low hundreds to almost $600, with the average falling between $200 to 300 dollars.
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