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Everything you need to know about 2014 Fairway Woods
The newest golf fairway woods are hitting shelves and american golf has all the latest brands, technologies and benefits laid out here in our 2014 ‘Everything you need to know about 2014 Fairway Woods’ guide.
Fairway Woods may have a similar loft to long Irons but they generally hit the golf ball further as the golf club head is bigger. A Fairway Wood is used mainly on the fairway but many golfers use them also from the tee or on tighter holes where it is important to be accurate rather than to maximise distance.
2014 Fairway Woods for Low Handicap Golfers
Golfers playing at a low handicap will know what they want in a golf club and with the latest brands contributing to the new 2014 season there’s plenty on offer.
The Cobra Golf BiO CELL Fairway offers players the most option for their game. MyFly8™ Technology has eight adjustable loft settings to make it easy for players to maximise distance, manage trajectory and optimise yardage gaps. Quite simply, it allows a golfer to tune in to their game on the golf course.
Female golfers should take advantage of Callaway Golf’s newest addition to the family, the Callaway X2 Hot Ladies Fairway Wood . A sublime golf club, the X2 Hot has been constructed with a Hyper Speed Face, an Internal Standing Wave and an improved Modern Warbird Sole Design to create an internally lighter club that boasts distances of more than 7 yards the X Hot model. Already a fan favourite on the greens, this is the best golf club for consistency in launch spin across the entire face.
2014 Fairway Woods for Medium Handicap Golfers
Proficient with a golf club, medium handicap golfers will already know the benefits on offer to them when using a good quality Fairway Wood, although chances are there’s still work to be done to truly elevate them to a professional level. In that regard, some of the 2014 Fairway Woods will help hugely in that development.
Throw out any entry level Woods in the bag and replace them with something more becoming of your skill set, such as a TaylorMade JetSpeed Fairway Wood for male golfers and the TaylorMade JetSpeed Ladies Fairway Wood for female golfers. JetSpeed Fairway’s offer ultra-high strength JetSteel face which promotes faster golf ball speed, as well as enjoying a new, more efficient Speed Pocket design for longer distances.
The Adams Golf Tight Lies Fairway Wood is another good example of having quality golf clubs in a bag. With cut-through velocity slot technology, a low-profile upside-down design and original tri-level sole design, Adams Golf is the perfect brand for male and female golfers looking for that step-up from mid to low handicap.
2014 Fairway Woods for High Handicap Golfers
High handicap golfers need to consider the components of their golf set and, more importantly, the Fairway Woods in their bag for success in 2014. A lot of golfers will have a 3 Wood and a 5 Wood but 7 Woods are just as popular. Many high handicap golfers notice that trajectory of a Fairway is much higher than that of a Driver and this will mean the golf ball will land softly. High handicap golfers will also find the Fairway Wood useful for second shots onto the green as well as for teeing off shots if the Driver is not doing the job it was meant for.
It’s a good recommendation to start with at least one Fairway Wood and most golfers will have a 3 and 5 Wood. With regards to model type, Fairway’s made from steel are OK as the heads do not need to be anywhere as large as a Driver head, which is usually titanium. Fairway Woods are available with both graphite and steel shafts but graphite should be favoured at this level.
The 2014 golf season has kicked into gear with some truly marvellous Fairway Woods on offer, including the massively popular Nike Golf VR_S Covert 2.0 Fairway Wood, which has NexCOR face technology that perfectly incorporates variable face thickness for faster, hotter face resulting in more speed at impact, producing exceptional feel and distances from any lie. The Cobra Golf Baffler XL Ladies Fairway Wood is another new edition to the Fairway stable and has oversized rails to provide smooth turf interaction on every shot.
Other Fairway’s to consider are TaylorMade SLDR Fairway Wood with new cut-through Speed Pocket flexes to deliver more efficiency and the much anticipated return of the Callaway Golf Big Bertha Fairway Wood, which has been engineered to allow golfers to increase or decrease the loft (up to +2° or down -1°) and adjust draw or neutral bias improving launch angle, backspin and dialling in preferred shot shape. In a few simple clicks, you’ll be ready to maximise your golf game!
NEW for 2014
Below is a comprehensive list of Golf Fairway Woods hitting american golf online and in-store now: