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The best fairway woods for under $50!

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Look, we get it, golf clubs can be expensive, and with so much time and effort focused on getting a properly fit driver, looking at spending close to the same amount for a fairway wood can be tough on the wallet. When you factor in the potential cost of a fitting and or other shaft and grip options you could be looking at a fairway wood that gets into the driver price range of over $500 —that’s a lot of dough! That’s why we want to help show you what you can get for your money with the best fairway woods under $50.

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As much as we love new clubs and new technology, at GolfWRX we still love to find the best deals to help golfers get the most value and when it comes to clubs and in this case fairway woods. There is a lot of value in the marketplace if you know where to look, so we did the looking for you and have assembled the best fairway woods you can find for under $50.

** Note: Used club prices fluctuate and the clubs selected for this list we’re easily located in good shape for under the stated $250 price point ** 

Best fairway woods under $50

Nike Dymo

When it comes to metal woods, Nike got a notoriously bad rap for its drivers, but as far as fairways are concerned, they made some truly greats ones, including the second-generation SQ along with the next generation Dymo. The Dymo came with UST AxivCore shafts and in both traditional and round profiles. If you are looking for something off the beaten path, these are great options for under $50.

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Sonartec – assorted

There was a period of time when you couldn’t look around bags on the PGA Tour without seeing a Sonartec fairway wood somewhere. These fairway woods came in a number of models with the SS-03 and the NP99 being 2 of the most popular, and they also came with what were considered some very high-end shafts at the time.

The only thing to consider is, compared to others from the same era and modern-day fairways, Sonartecs weren’t know for their forgiveness, so if its a little extra help you’re loking for, you might want to try something else.

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Titleist 906F2 and F4

Titleist 906 fairways are still considered some of the most solid feeling fairway woods ever made, and they were the last hold outs in Rory McIlroy’s bag when he switched to Nike. The 906F4 was a shallower model, while the F2 had a noticeably deeper face with a more forward center of gravity for a lower ball flight and less spin. With the number of lofts and shafts available, you would be hard-pressed to find a better deal for a matching 3-wood and 5-wood under $100.

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Adams F11 and F11 titanium

Almost any list that highlights the great value in the used club market will eventually have an Adams club on it, and when it comes to fairway woods, I could have selected close to half a dozen models – but the F11 stands out. The Adams Speedline F11 came in both a steel and premium titanium model and with Maxtrix shafts. They had a velocity slot on both the sole and crown and produced some of the fastest ball speeds on the market – period.
Finding a Titanium model under $50 is a bit harder than steel but they are out there, and seriously – where else are you going to find a titanium fairway wood for under $50?!

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Tour Edge CB2

OK, so maybe finding a titanium fairway wood isn’t as hard as I made it sound, especially when you can find original Tour Edge Exotics, and Tour Edge CB2 fairways pretty easily in the $50 price range. The Tour Edge CB2 used combo brazing (still used to this day) to fuse a fast titanium face to a heavier steel body to push mass away from the face and create an easy to hit and forgiving fairway wood.

You might not have the absolute longest or most forgiving fairway wood by having one of these in your bag but when you factor in the original MSRP for all five models on this list was over $250, I think potentially giving up a few yards for a lot of money saved is just good business.

Buy at Golf Avenue. 

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Ryan Barath is a club-fitter & master club builder with more than 17 years of experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour players. He is the former Build Shop Manager & Social Media Coordinator for Modern Golf. He now works independently from his home shop and is a member of advisory panels to a select number of golf equipment manufacturers. You can find Ryan on Twitter and Instagram where he's always willing to chat golf, and share his passion for club building, course architecture and wedge grinding.

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  1. Gunter Eisenberg

    Nov 14, 2020 at 3:03 pm

    TM V-Steels – “Are we a joke to you??”

    • A. Commoner

      Nov 15, 2020 at 8:28 am

      Every list of the best or worst has its detractors. My own, personal, exclusive, and pontifical opinion is such and such!

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Max Homa WITB 2024 (April)

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  • Max Homa what’s in the bag accurate as of the Masters. 

Driver: Titleist TSR3 (9 degrees, D1 SureFit setting)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus TR Black 6 X

3-wood: Titleist TSR2+ (14.5 degrees, A1 SureFit setting)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei 1K Red 80 TX

5-wood: Titleist TSR2 (21 degrees @19.25, D1 SureFit setting)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Blue 9 TX

Irons: Titleist T100S (4), Titleist T100 (5), Titleist 620 (6-9)
Shafts: KBS $ Taper 130 (4-9)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM10 (46-10F, 50-12F, 56-14F), WedgeWorks (60)
Shafts: KBS $ Taper 130 (46) KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 135 X (50, 56), KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 125 X (60)

Putter: Scotty Cameron T-5.5 Proto

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

More photos of Max Homa’s WITB in the forums.

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Bryson DeChambeau WITB 2024 (April)

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Driver: Krank Formula Fire Pro (6 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS T1100 75g 6.5

Mini driver: TaylorMade BRNR Mini Driver (11.5 degrees @10)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS T1100 75g 6.5

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5-wood: Krank Formula Fire

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Irons: Avoda Prototype (5-PW)
Shafts: LA Golf Prototype

Wedges: Ping Glide 4.0 (46-12S @45, 50-12S, 56, 60)
Shafts: LA Golf Prototype

Putter: SIK Pro C-Series Armlock/LA Golf Proto
Shaft: LA Golf C2L-180
Grip: JumboMax JumboFlat 17

Grips: JumboMax UltraLight XL

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x Left Dash

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Accra launches new GX wood and hybrid shafts

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Accra Golf shafts have long been synonymous with fitting, and the new GX line of driver, fairway, and hybrid shafts continues that legacy.

Since 2004, Accra has been making high-end performance golf shafts that use the latest in materials and design philosophy. Their group of around 350 fitters are some of the best and most highly ranked in the world. While you might see other brands on professional tours more often, there are plenty of touring pros using Accra products and winning.

Accra’s new GX line of shafts is designed to offer a consistent and accurate shaft to a wide range of players. The GX line consists of 3 different shafts in driver, fairway, and hybrid designs.

The Accra GX shafts are designed for fitters to dial in golfers to the perfect shaft for their swing. Accra included a ton of technology into the GX line including their S3 profiling, DyMatch, and Constant Flex technology. DyMatch has been Accra’s quest to ensure that all shafts in a family feel and perform similar from driver to hybrid or iron shaft. Typically shafts get stiffer as they go up in weight, but Accra’s Constant Flex keeps the flex of the shafts consistent so fitters and golfers can dial in the weight that the golfer need without have to work around a stiffer or softer flex. Accra worked with Cool Clubs to build out its S3 Shaft Profiling system that not only allows a quick and easy EI profile of any shaft, it helps with quality control to ensure shafts come out of production exactly as they were designed.

Accra GX Red 300 Series

GX Red is lowest launching and spinning option in the GX line. Driver shafts have fewer options with just the 360 and 370 models that come in at 63 and 71 grams. The GX Red is made for faster swinging, or stronger, players who require a stiff (M4) or x-stiff (M5) shaft for their swing. Fairway and hybrid models are also on the higher weight side with the fairway clocking in at 80g and 90g for the hybrid. Accra designed this series with one of the stiffest tip sections of any Accra shaft in the current line, and while it is built to control launch and spin, the Red 300 Series will still offer that smooth feel.

Accra GX Green 100 Series

If your swing usually works best with mid-launch and spin, then the GX Green 200 series might be the right shaft for you. Offered in more weight and flex options, you can get a GX Green in 52 grams and all the way up to 70 grams in regular, stiff, and x-stiff flexes. GX Green will give the player a smooth feel and transition from the handle down to the tip section while still providing great stability and consistency. Accra also focused on the energy transfer of this shaft, and golfers can see some increased ball speed compared to other shafts.

Accra GX Blue 200 Series

While the GX Blue 100 Series is the highest launching and spinning option in the GX lineup, it will still give golfers the control and consistency they need. Starting off at 40g, the GX Blue series puts an emphasis on lighter weight to allow players to swing the club faster, promoting more distance. Accra touts the stability of the GX 140 Blue driver shaft by stating that some long driver competitors have put it in play to try and gain every MPH they can. Matching fairway and hybrid shafts are both on the lighter side at around 60g for the fairway and 65g for the hybrid depending on the flex.

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