3 wood buyers guide
Choosing a three wood can be a little difficult because they are not the easiest clubs to hit. Fortunately, our top five fairway wood picks all have a decent amount of forgiveness and high launch as well. If you want to keep the ball in the fairway or stop one on the green, there is a fairway wood out there for you. Here are a few questions to ask yourself to narrow down which 3 wood to purchase.
What loft is a 3 wood?
The loft of your 3 wood may vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. The standard 3 wood is going to be about 15 degrees of loft. Anything more than this will be higher launching and could end up getting you some extra yards. For players that want a strong three wood, there are some options out there with less than 15 degrees of loft. Keep in mind that these are going to be harder to hit and offer less forgiveness.
How many fairway woods should a golfer carry?
How you set up your golf bag will come down to personal preference and the strengths of your game. Golfers need to make sure they have filled the gap between their driver and their irons. For some golfers, this is just one fairway wood; for others, it will be a combination of several fairway woods like the 3 and 5 wood and a hybrid or two. Most players have at a minimum one fairway wood and three at a maximum.
Who makes the best fairway woods ?
The major golf manufacturers all compete to make the Best fairway wood on the market. If you want distance and ball speed, go with the TaylorMade. If you want long term forgiveness and technology, the Callaway is a great choice. Cobra and Cleveland are usually excellent choices for feel and forgiveness as well.
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We reviewed one for every type of golfer and we are sure you will find a great one for you.