How to choose the right fairway wood ?

The fairway wood, made with a graphite shaft, can be used from the tee with a tee as well as on the fairway (without a tee).

It is called a fairway wood because players use it mainly on the fairway to cover a maximum distance.

There are different openings between 13° and 27°, which will allow you to reach different distances.

Its choice is made according to 2 main criteria, namely the adjustable character of the loft and the flexibility of the shaft.

How to choose the right loft for your fairway wood?

The head of your golf club is the part that will be in contact with the ball. Its opening angle is therefore a determining factor in the way you hit the ball.

It is important to know that the higher the loft, the higher the trajectory of the ball, whereas with a lower loft, the balls will be more tense but with more distance covered.

For example, beginners and intermediate golfers are advised to use a loft that is open enough (wide angle) to give them more height and minimize the effects of rough play.

The more experienced player will choose a very closed loft to get both tension and speed for optimal distance.

How much shaft flexibility is required for a fairway wood?

Shaft flexibility is an important factor in your game, as it is related to swing speed. A fitting session will allow you to measure both your arm speed and your swing speed to determine the shaft quality needed for optimal performance.

The faster and wider your swing, the stiffer the shaft. Conversely, the shorter and slower your swing, the more flexible the shaft should be.

The types of shaft flexibility are most often represented by a letter associated with a meaning and are broken down as follows (from the most flexible to the most rigid):

L - Lady
A - Senior (or Average)
R - Regular
S - Stiff
X - X-Stiff (or Extra Stiff)

The main brands of golf course woods
There are many different brands of fairway woods. Golf Land offers you a selection, which you can find on our website or in our Megastore in the Paris area: Callaway, Cleveland, Cobra, Honma, Mizuno, Ping, Srixon, TaylorMade, Wilson, Wilson Staff
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