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Forum Thread of the Day: “Best fairway woods of 2019?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from pollock21, who opens the discussion concerning what are the best fairway woods of the latest releases. On the lookout for a new fairway wood, pollock21 asks for fellow members feedback on the new editions, and our members provide it in spades.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • chadly643: “I did some initial testing of all the main available options last weekend. They are all very close in terms of performance. Ballspeeds were all identical. Ping was definitely the highest flight. I disliked the Ping shape, however. Srixon was the best looking option and felt really good. The winner for me, however, was f9. Those rails really do offer something useful that the others don’t have. In all honesty, all the big manufacturers have a great option this year. You can’t make a mistake with any of them. It comes down purely to preference on looks and feel.”
  • JustinM: “The epic flash SZ fairways are great. I replaced my PXGs for these both 15 and 18 degrees. The head is small, and the face is tall if that makes sense. I’ve tested them all and a clear winner.”
  • Sh00terMcGavin: “I’m going to go with TEE CBX for best fairway. I will say that the Epic Flash sz does look mighty appealing to hit. Guys on TXG were raving about the ballspeeds it was producing for a fairway wood.”
  • Honman: “I’ve hit most of this year’s fairways, flash sub zero was by far the best on ball speed, and I like the feel. PXG was a good number two. G410 felt the most forgiving by a long way, but I couldn’t control the spin, and they didn’t have the LST to try. I think that would be a good head for me. In a separate session, I’ve hit the ST190 and was putting a good flight on that, dialled down to 14 and really liked the feel. The TaylorMade fairways both want to go really high this year.”

Entire Thread: “Best fairway woods of 2019”

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  1. Tom54

    Mar 18, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    Don’t know about most of the readers but the 3 wood is probably my least important club in my bag. Rarely hit it off the tee, cause if I need 3 wood distance I’ll choke down on a driver. Will try to reach par 5s if the distance is just right otherwise I’m laying up with an iron or a hybrid which are so much easier to hit than a 3 wood. Have a older model M2 3 wood which suits me just fine.

    • Jack Nash

      Mar 20, 2019 at 4:05 pm

      Got rid of my 3W and started using a 4W. Works out great. Easier to hit and same distant. More workable too.

  2. John C.

    Mar 18, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    I tried all the big guys, Titleist, Callaway, Ping, TaylorMade, Cobra, and PXG. It wasn’t even close, Callaway’s EpicFlashSZ fairway woods are crazy long. I was able to hit them high off the deck as well.

  3. HDTVMAN

    Mar 18, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    I am so sick of “spin” it drives me crazy. Players, most have never had a sub 80 round, come into our store and hit ball after ball, standing there looking at the spin! Spin has it’s place, but it’s mostly created with your swing & ball contact, and it changes on every shot! When I was visiting a major manufacturer and learning about their new products in Carlsbad, their master fitter, who fits many of the pros, said just be concerned with distance and dispersion. “Don’t worry about spin”.

    • Timmer9

      Mar 18, 2019 at 1:31 pm

      When I got fitted last year, the spin numbers went in one ear and out the other. As a low ball hitter I wanted a higher trajectory and hopefully a little more distance. Mission accomplished!

  4. Brad

    Mar 17, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    The Cobra F9 fairway wood is the best I’ve tested in a long, long time. Very impressive performance with fantastic sound and feel a well.

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Golf Avenue Find of the Day: Nike T60 fairway wood

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At GolfWRX, we have partnered with Golf Avenue to offer our readers additional value on trade-ins, as well as discounts on used clubs, because if there is anything golf gear heads love, it’s tinkering and testing—both new and old equipment.

Golf Avenue is one of the largest online retailers for used clubs, and with that, there are lots of great deals, and fun clubs to be found, and since we like gear just as much as you—we’re doing some digging for you.

The find of the day – Nike T60 5 Wood

The key feature of the T60 fairways wood is a 60-gram tungsten plug on the sole to lower the center of gravity, increase launch, and boost forgiveness. This particular club has outstanding project potential since the head is in great shape, and it is currently shafted with a stock Nike “ladies” flex.

You can find this club for purchase now at Golf Avenue: Nike T60 Fairway Wood.

Be sure to use the link: GolfWRX.com/GolfAvenue to find out more details of our partnership!

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Bettinardi unveils limited-run BB1-Wide “Totally 80’s” putter

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Bettinardi has unveiled its third limited-run putter of 2020: the BB1-Wide “Totally 80’s” putter.

The flat-stick, of which there are just 300 pieces worldwide, is milled to 362 grams from 303 Stainless Steel and features original Honeycomb face milling and a multi-color 6061 Aluminum pocket insert for an 80’s feel.

 

The BB1-Wide “Totally 80’s” putter contains a Tour Blast finish and features a “Betti Boombox” engraved along the sole, geometric shapes on the heel of the face, and “Bettinardi” along the inner neck

The putter is hand-painted in a hot pink, blue, orange, and white color scheme, and comes paired with a custom matching Lamkin SINK Fit grip and Made in USA headcover.

Putter Specs:

  • Model: BB1-Wide Material:
  • Material 303 Stainless Steel
  • Face Milling: Original Honeycomb
  • Finish: Tour Blast
  • Weight: 362 Grams Qty:
  • 300 Pieces Worldwide

The new limited-run putter costs $750 and will be available at select Bettinardi specialty dealers worldwide and online at Bettinardi.com on July 16th, 2020 at 10 am CDT in The Hive.

 

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WITB GolfWRX Members Edition: “KiwiNick”

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Recently we put out the call for our members to submit their WITBs in our forum to be featured on the GolfWRX front page. Since then, our members have been responding in numbers!

Now it’s time to kick things off with one of our early submissions:

*Full details on the submission process can be found here, and you can submit your WITB in this forum thread.*

Member: KiwiNick

Handicap (per profile): 5

KiwiNick WITB

Driver: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero (8 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei Blue AV 65 X

3-wood: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero (14 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei Blue AV 75X

5-wood: Callaway XR16 Pro (18 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Speeder 765 TS

Utility Iron: Callaway X Forged UT (21-degrees bent to 22-degrees with 4i shaft length) 
Shaft: Project X Rifle 6.0

Irons: Callaway Apex Pro ’16 (5-PW) 
Shafts: Project X Rifle 6.0

Wedges: Callaway MD5 (50-10)*, MD4 (54-06)**, PM Grind (58-12)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S200

*(“Wasn’t a fan of the W grind so gave it a custom C grind in my garage”)

**(“56/08 bent to 54/06 for the tight lies on my home links course: Paraparaumu GC, NZ”)

Putter: Odyssey O Works 7S

Golf Ball: Srixon Z Star XV

Putter Grip: Lamkin

Grips: Lamkin Midsize Tour Velvet

From KiwiNick

“It’s taken me nearly two years to land on a #witb that feels fairly permanent. I sometimes add a 2H (Apex 19, 18*) when it’s really blowing outside as the 5W can lose a little distance off the tee into the breeze.

One of my favorite clubs is the 58* PM Grind. I’ve never played with a wedge that was so good from dry sand and mid – deep rough. If you haven’t tried one, you need to demo it. Phil is on to something with these wedges.

The other revelation has been the Tensei Blue AV X flex shafts. I fight a draw that can turn into a low spin hook if my strike heads to the toe. The Tensei Blue is so linear in the way it loads and unloads that I can swing at 110-115mph and have more than enough to make the shaft work. The combo in driver and 3w (which is used 95% as a tee club) has lifted my ‘fairways found’ stats dramatically!”

Get submitting your WITB in our forum as we’ll be publishing more and more of them on our front page over the coming days and weeks.

Feel free to make it your own too by including some thoughts on your setup, your age, handicap, etc. Anything you feel is relevant!

Share your WITBs here.

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