Added distance and forgiveness are on offer, as well as the ability to tweak
the flight to help find consistent gapping throughout the top of the bag with a good Golf Fairway Wood

Buyer’s Guide

Head design
Shallow-faced fairway woods are better from the fairway and rough, while deeper-faced models are great for tee shots. This is why some companies have brought out very deep-faced fairway woods, because players need a strong alternative off the tee when the driver is misbehaving.

Head size
Larger fairway woods will normally launch higher and be more forgiving, while more compact models will be more workable.

Consider your need for adjustability. It can help you dial in your yardages and adapt to suit the course conditions you face. Being able to lower the loft might make your fairway wood a better option off the tee while adding loft will help launch the ball higher and stop it quicker, ideal if you’re hitting into the green on par fives.

This Month’s Best Fairway Club Deals

TaylorMade M1 fairway wood at | Was £249 | Now £230

2017 TaylorMade M1 fairway wood at | Was £279 | Now £249

Cobra King F7 Fairway Wood at | Was $249 | Now $189

TaylorMade M2 fairway wood at | Was $249 | Now $199

TaylorMade M1 fairway wood at | Was $299 | Now $249


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The face is larger than the standard for fairway woods for optimum levels of forgiveness and distance.


The Multi-Relief Sole provides greater ground clearance at its rear trailing edge to minimise turf resistance. This ensures that ground-sole contact remains forward toward the club’s leading edge for consistently…


Compact head uses Wilson’s Energy Transfer Frame (ETF) technology to help redirect more impact energy back to the face for “hotter” performance over a wider area and better off-centre results.…


A Tugsnten Power Screw in the sole is designed to combat a slice and promote an easier-to-hit draw. This is helpful as slicing with woods from the fairway is a…


Kasco K2K fairway wood review. Golf Monthly review of the Kasco K2K fairway wood


Design and Tech Benefits The inverted clubhead crown generates what Cleveland terms “Face Centered Performance” boosting launch conditions for greater distance. Its large face area brings high levels of mis-hit…


Compact head with 2g and 14g weights that can be switched to produce up to a 15-yard variation in lateral flight from neutral to draw. Relatively shallow face makes it…


A review of the Callaway Big Bertha fairway club by Golf Monthly. A Golf Monthly review of the Callaway Big Bertha fairway


Cup face 360° technology means the beta titanium face is plasma-welded to the body with no weld lines on the face to expand the effective sweetspot. 10g tungsten weights in…


This wood features MacGregor’s 360 Cup Face technology to make the sweetspot as large as possible, plus a heel weighting bias designed to generate a distance-enhancing draw and fewer slices.


PING G5 fairway woods review


Deep head shape with deep PowerBow technology shifts centre of gravity further back for a high launch angle. Thin, strong Custom 455 steel face promises a responsive feel and enhanced…