Now that we have shared our insider info on the best 5 wood of 2020, it’s time for you to choose which is the right one for your game. Here are some helpful tips that may help you narrow down the selection.
What Loft Should A 5 Wood Be?
A five wood will have between 18 and 21 degrees of loft. Some manufacturers will only offer the 5 wood in one particular loft, so you won’t have much flexibility as to the one you choose. You will want to make sure that you have a gap between your 3 woods and 5 wood.
For instance, if your 3 wood is 16 degrees, it doesn’t make much sense to go with an 18 degree 5. You are better off choosing something that is 19 or 20 degrees. If you can’t find a standard fairway wood available in the loft that you need, look for one that has adjustability. With the adjustable loft, you can set the club to work perfectly with your set.
Can You Hit A 5 Wood Out Of The Rough?
Hitting a fairway wood out of the rough can be a bit difficult. Hybrids are the better choice out of the rough, but if you need to use a fairway from the rough, the 5 is a better choice than the 3. When hitting out of the rough, you want a club that has more loft. Loft usually equates to forgiveness. Choosing 5 woods with some type of technology to get you through a tough lie (i.e. Baffler Rail, V Steel Sole) is a smart idea.
Is A 5 Wood Easy to Hit?
If you are a golfer who struggles to hit a fairway wood, the 5 is a great club to introduce to your game. A 5 wood has just the right amount of loft and launch to get players the performance they need from both the fairway and tee. Many golfers choose a 5 over a 3 because of the increased loft and the ability to hit a 5 wood out of the rough at times.