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$269, graphite adamsgolf.com Stock shaft: Matrix Ozik Lofts: 3+ (13°), 3 (15°) and 5 (18°) Tech a4 blends design features from hybrids and fairway woods. Its hybrid-like shape and internal weighting contribute to a 17 percent higher MOI than current Insight XTD's. The sole curvature (as in fairway woods) reduces turf interaction. The thin maraging steel face and shaft (0.5 inch shorter than fairway wood) generate slightly higher ball speed, 21 percent less spin and 5 percent more length than oversize fairways.
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$179, graphite clevelandgolf.com Stock shafts: Fujikura Gold for standard trajectory, Fujikura Red for tour-like flight Lofts: 13°, 15°, 17°, 19° and 22° The latest Launcher boasts the highest MOI (3,000 g/cm2) of any Cleveland fairway wood to date. The bottom line is that this stable clubhead delivers playable mis-hits. Having a larger face area (by 11 percent) than previous Launchers means consistent output across more of the face. Players can select their ball flight from a trio of 3-wood options, the 13° (low trajectory), 15° (standard) or 17° (high).
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$149, graphite nickentgolf.com Stock shaft: UST SR2.5 Lofts: 3 (16°), 5 (19°) and 7 (22°) The 3DX RC is built for higher handicappers, seniors and those who battle a slice. The triangular shape combines with a tungsten-polymer back weight to help close the clubface through impact. You can expect top-notch forgiveness due to its high MOI (3,545 g/cm2). Weaker lofts than normal help you to get the ball airborne. No surprise, it launches higher shots with more backspin than 4DX fairway woods.
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$229, graphite nikegolf.com Stock shaft: Nike Wide Body by UST Lofts: 15°, 17°, 19° and 21° The term "Dymo" is short for dynamic moment of inertia. In other words, Nike's latest square-like head is meant to produce straight shots. Extra rear weighting in the heel and toe pulls the center of gravity back, to increase launch and lower spin. A quad-keel sole allows the head to glide through turf, for clean contact. A lightweight "wide body" shaft—wider diameter from the grip to 6 inches above the clubhead—is designed to maintain stiffness as you swing faster. (Some ultra-lightweight shafts are more flexible than the flex label suggests.)
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$249, graphite pinggolf.com Stock shafts: Ping TFC939F, Mitsubishi Javln FX Lofts: 3 (16°), 4 (17.5°), 5 (19°) and 7 (22°) A 61-gram tungsten plate (gray outline) accounts for one-third of the club's total weight. This piece helps to shift mass lower and more rearward. Company testing reveals that shots launch 11 percent higher with 9 percent less spin than the original Rapture. The large, shallow face further contributes to higher trajectory. A machined face is plasma-welded to the steel body to increase ball speed (and distance) on off-center hits. You can be custom-fit for shaft flex, length, grip size and swingweight.
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$199, graphite titleist.com Stock shafts: Aldila VooDoo, MRC Diamana Blue 65 Lofts: 13.5°, 15.5° and 18.5° Titleist offers a pair of 909 fairway wood models. The 909 F2 (pictured) is larger overall than the 909 F3 but has a shallower face. The F2 is handy from fairway lies due to internal weighting that creates higher launch and mid-spin. (The deeper-faced, compact F3 is better-suited for tee shots.) F2 lofts are also .5° weaker, to aid higher flight. The stainless steel head has a lively Carpenter steel face insert, to bolster ball speed and sweeten feel. A "multi-relief" sole limits bouncing or skipping at impact.