If you want to achieve a shot off the turf of the fairway but you still need to shoot a long distance, the fairway wood is what you need. Although many say that there is no difference between the woods and the fairway woods, these are not one and the same thing. The fairways have a high loft that lifts the ball out of the turf while the shallow face height hits the ball with high speed. But enough talking theory and let’s take a look at the top 5 fairway woods that show the best performance on the golf course.
The Ping G fairway wood can adapt to any type of shot thanks to the lowered leading edge that moves the impact to the front so the ball is easier to lift from the turf. The innovation is the Cascading Sole design that consists of a thinner section behind the leading edge of the sole that flexes the sole just a little more so the ball receives more energy. The head of the Ping G is made of stainless steel but the face is made of Carpenter 455 steel that is stronger, allowing this golf club to be thinner in order to flex without sacrificing strength.
Titleist 915 F
This fairway wood is great for shots from the tee and turf thanks to the large profile and the forward positioned channel that deliver incredible speed and lower spin. You will achieve more distance on off-center center hits with the high-speed face insert that covers the entire face. Also, the Titleist 915F’s low center of gravity design offers stability and speed to the ball while maintaining forgiveness.
Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 816 Double Black Diamond
For the long shots that require extreme distance, this is the fairway that best yields. It’s made of a weight-saving composite on the crown and has a wraparound cup face that increases the ball’s speed and the forgiveness. The club’s face is deeper and has some extra weights in the sole that allow you to spin and launch. Features worth mentioning are the Dual Distance Chambers and the Gravity Core that maximize the ball speed and perfect your shots.
Yonex Ezone XPG
Thanks to the carbon graphite on the crown and the Dual Tungsten Power system, you will enjoy a low and deep gravity center that propels the ball high off the turf at reduced spin. Moreover, the head speed will be significantly improved, as well as the balance, so your fairway shots will be performed perfectly.
Cobra King LTD
Last, but not least, this fairway from Cobra can be your best choice for fairway shots due to innovative technologies is was designed with, like the Spaceport design with a low center of gravity and high moment of inertia. This results in forgiveness from the tee or fairway. The center of gravity is positioned down next to the neutral axis line so the launch is higher, with less spin and more speed.