Hopefully, you now have a better idea of the 7 wood options available to you on the market. As we mentioned, not every fairway wood offered on the market will come in the 7 wood loft. This is because many people choose to put a fairway wood in their bag instead of a 7 wood. Here are a few things to keep in mind when purchasing your next 7 wood.
Having adjustability in fairway woods is quite important. When you can adjust the head of the club to work better for your individual swing strengths and weaknesses, you will get better ball flight, more distance, and much more confidence in your overall golf game.
Not all 7 woods have adjustability; however, it is worth considering if you can find one. Most 7 woods are about 22 degrees, but you may find that 23 or 21 fits better with your specific player profile.
The only downside to adjustability is that it adds a bit of weight to the club, but this is not going to impact too many players.
The golf shaft you choose in your 7 wood will be a graphite shaft, and the flex should be the same as your irons. Although some golfers go to a stiffer shaft in their driver, most will keep things consistent with the 7 wood shaft. Fairway woods are shorter than the driver, a bit easier to swing and control, and should match rather closely to the irons in your golf set.
The pricing of a 7 wood will range anywhere from around $150 to $300 or more. The higher-priced woods typically have adjustability and some of the new ball speed technology. A 7 wood is a valuable club that you will use from both the tee and the green. This is a club that makes sense to spend the money on as you will use it quite a bit throughout your round.
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Choosing a 7 wood from all the great options on the market can bring about quite a few questions. It makes sense to ask these questions before you purchase your club. Buying great fairway woods means you can have the technology that you need for the next 5-7 years without having to upgrade again.
Is A 7 Wood Better Than A 4 Hybrid?
A 7 wood is different than a 4 hybrid, but not necessarily better. Golfers that do well hitting irons should keep a hybrid in their bag; those that do well with fairway woods should save a spot for the 7 wood. Overall a 7 wood requires more of a sweeping type golf swing, where the hybrid requires you to compress the ball a bit more. Learning what type of player you are and what club you will hit best can take a bit of time and research.
Be sure to check out the Best hybrids for 2021.
What Loft Is A 7 Wood?
A 7 wood is typically about 22 degrees of loft. The higher loft on the club makes it a very forgiving choice for most golfers. Some of the adjustable 7 woods will offer a range of loft from around 21 to 23 degrees. Overall the 7 wood is typically the highest lofted wood in a golfers bag.
Can You Hit A 7 Wood From The Rough?
A 7 wood is a great club to hit from the rough. Typically fairway woods are not always the most forgiving when the ball is buried deep in rough, but with the 7 wood, you have enough loft to help you get out. Of course, it is smart to evaluate your lie and make sure that you can get out of it with a 7 wood, but for the most part, this is a good club choice from a first cut of rough.