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‘Anyone else not carry any fairway woods?’ – GolfWRXers discuss



In our forums, our members have been discussing the strategy of leaving fairway woods out of the bag. WRXer ‘Nfogle’ says:

“I rarely need a fairway wood, and when I do, I usually end up with a penalty or just not hitting a good shot. My misses with the 2 iron keep me in play I just don’t get quite the distance out of the fairway I need. Anyone else have this problem and if so, what do you do?”

And our members have been discussing the issue, with plenty of other members taking the same route as ‘Nfogle’.

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.

  • schwollo: “Was in the same boat then got a G410 3 wood easiest 3 wood ever to hit and plenty long.”
  • jmtbkr: “At my age, 69, I don’t worry too much about hitting par5 greens in two. So my 3 iron bent to 20* is just fine for me. It also doubles as my driving iron on short par 4’s.”
  • capking: “I used to not carry any, my miss is a closed club face at impact, and most FW woods are closed at address. I fixed it by getting some jumbomax xl grips and by visualizing hitting it down the right side on follow through. Before this I went a year without any in the bag.”
  • Roejye: “I started out this year with no fairway wood, I went driver to a 17.5° Adams xtd super hybrid. Because I’m a club ho, and because my dad has one and likes it, I bought a Cleveland Hibore XL 3 wood off eBay. I love it off of the tee, but merely like it off the deck. As much as I love it off of the tee, it’s also possibly the most replaceable because my home course I have little to no need for it. Luckily I don’t carry a 3 iron or hybrid so I don’t need to get rid of it.”

Entire Thread: “Anyone else not carry any fairway woods?”

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  1. Guy

    Jan 1, 2021 at 8:59 pm

    I used to hit long irons, sometimes off the tee when I needed 240 yards with no margin for error. As I’ve gotten older (now 68) I’ve traders longer irons for shorter woods. Currently carry TM M1 10.5* driver, TM 3HL set to 17* (almost a 4 wood) and adjustable Cobra 7/8 wood set at 21.5*. Then 5H and 6H at 25* @nd 28* and strong lofted irons from 7 to LW. Can play course lengths to 6300 yds in low to mid 80’s. Those odd lofted FW woods definitely fill a gap but not in the expected lofts.

  2. greg

    Dec 9, 2020 at 10:29 am

    Great topic. I hit my long irons well off the fairway and tees, as I never developed the appropriate swing characteristics for fairway woods. No need for the additional hardware.

  3. Imafitter

    Dec 7, 2020 at 10:37 pm

    As a senior I go from driver to a 5-wood set -1.5° to an approximate 4-wood. It’s great off the tee on narrow fairways, sometimes a second shot on a par 5, if I don’t pull my 4-hybrid or 5-iron. I learned years ago I can’t hit a 3-wood off the turf.

  4. littlepingman

    Dec 1, 2020 at 8:53 pm

    My TS2 three wood is my can’t miss club. Fairly consistent 240 off the tee or off the deck. Reliable flight and control.

  5. Super Hybrid

    Nov 28, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    I dropped my 3 and 5 woods for the Callaway Super Hybrid and Cobra utility iron. Found a combination that works great for me.

  6. Rich Douglas

    Nov 27, 2020 at 2:51 pm

    I don’t play any fairway woods. I have a TM Original Mini-driver that functions like a 2-wood, followed by 3- and 4-hybrids.

    The Mini-driver is longer than a 3-wood. I use it for tighter holes or to avoid close fairway bunkers. I can hit it off the deck, if necessary, but that’s so rare. Usually, if I can’t reach the green with a hybrid or an iron, I lay up. I might use a fairway wood–if I had one–maybe once every couple of rounds. But I use that Mini-driver on every course I see.

  7. Gerry

    Nov 27, 2020 at 7:09 am

    Might as well stay at home if I did not have my Mizuno 7 Wood. Going to replace 3W with a 5W. Don’t carry a 3 or 4 Iron any more. Depending on conditions I would hope the 5W and 7W takes care of distances from 180 to 240 yards.

  8. steve jenney

    Nov 26, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    Driver. Recently added a bridge stone 3 small head 18 degree 3 then a 22 rocket ballz 4 then start bag at 5 iron 47, 49, 52 and 55 wedges. If I need to drop a club its 9 iron.

  9. Jim Duffus

    Nov 25, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    Added a ping G410 5 and 7 wood to the bag.
    At 62 with arthritis in my hips my handicap dropped from 4.5 to 1.9.
    I started sticking shots into long par 4’s with the 7.


    Nov 25, 2020 at 6:29 pm

    I don’t. Driver ,18 hybrid then 3 iron. Never have an issue where I needed a 3 wood

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GolfWRX Classifieds (01/22/21): MEVO+, Limited edition staff bag, brand new Srixon Z945’s



At GolfWRX, we love golf equipment plain and simple.

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment for the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball, it even allows us to share another thing – the equipment itself.

One of the best ways to enjoy equipment is to experiment and whether you are looking to buy-sell-or trade (as the name suggests) you can find almost anything in the GolfWRX BST Forum. From one-off custom Scotty Cameron Circle T putters, to iron sets, wedges, and barely hit drivers, you can find it all in our constantly updated marketplace.

These are some of the latest cool finds from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

Member TheButteryCut – Brand New Srixon Z945 Irons

It’s Friday and we’re bringing heat!
This is a brand new never used set of Srixon Z945 irons. The likelihood of finding a set in this condition and at this price is rare.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Srixon Z945

Member RN4Lgolfer – FLightScope Mevo+

Skip the line and buy now. There is still al long waiting list to get your hands on one of these units and thanks to the WRX Classifieds, you can skip wait time and have this at your door asap.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Mevo +

Member – Kev-Golfnut61 – Callaway US Open Staff bag

Just in time for inauguration day – there is no better way to celebrate the US than with a limited edition US Open staff bag from Callaway. I should also mention it comes with matching covers!

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: US Open Staff Bag

Remember that you can always browse the GolfWRX Classifieds any time here in our forums: GolfWRX Classifieds

You can also follow along on Instagram: GolfWRX Classifieds

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Whats in the Bag

Phil Mickelson WITB 2021 (January)



Driver: Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero (8 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 6 X (@47.5 inches)

2-wood: TaylorMade “Original One” Mini Driver
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 7 X

4-wood: Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero (16.5 degrees)
Shaft: KBS TD 80 C5 TX

Irons: Callaway Epic Forged (4), Callaway Apex MB ‘21 (5-PW)
Shafts: KBS Tour V 125 S+

Wedges: Callaway PM Grind ’19 “Raw” (54-10, 60-12, 64-10)
Shafts: KBS Tour-V 125 S+

Putter: Odyssey Milled Blade “Phil Mickelson”
Grip: SuperStroke Pistol GT Tour

Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X w/Triple Track

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Wilson introduces 2021 D9 driver, fairway woods and hybrid



Wilson Sporting Goods has officially launched the new D9 driver along with their line of D9 fairway woods and hybrids for the 2021 season.

2021 Wilson D9 Driver


Wilson’s new D9 driver features a new peak kinetic response club face (PKR). By dividing the face into a series of fractural zones and fine-tuning every millimeter of the surface, Wilson has engineered a new club face designed to deliver explosive distance and performance.

Per Wilson, the PKR Face is the most technologically advanced face  ever from the company, and the design has already been tested on the PGA Tour in 2020 by Gary Woodland and Brendan Steele.

Speaking on the new D9 driver, Jon Pergande, Global Innovation Manager at Wilson Golf said

“Utilizing our proprietary software, alongside Wilson Labs and our Wilson Advisory Staff members, the D9 driver is our best driver offering yet.”

The 2021 Wilson D9 driver contains a three-layer composite crown which neutralizes vibration and reduces weight, in design to ensure a lower center of gravity for improved ball flight.

Players can also choose between a standard 10-gram or super lightweight 3-gram weight configuration to fine-tune moment of inertia (MOI) and forgiveness.

Specs, Availability & Pricing

Loft options: 9.0, 10.5 o and 13.0 degrees

Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue shaft available in A (50 Series – 53 grams), R (50 Series – 54 grams) and S (60 Series – 67 grams).

Grip: Lamkin Crossline Genesis

Availability: January 26, 2021

Price: $349.99

2021 Wilson D9 Fairway Woods and Hybrid

For the first time, the new Wilson D9 fairway woods and hybrid feature new variable face technology designed to deliver high ball speeds and higher launch angles regardless of where on the face the ball makes contact.

Both clubs feature a premium maraging steel insert to provide a thin, hot face to give players more speed, more feel and more distance performance.

The D9 fairway woods are available in three loft options – 15 degrees (3-wood); 18 degrees (5-wood); and 21 degrees (7-wood) – with the Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue shaft and Lamkin Crossline Genesis grip. Shaft weight options include A (50 Series – 53 grams), R (50 Series – 54 grams) and S (60 Series – 67 grams).

The D9 hybrids are available in six loft options (17, 19, 22, 25, 28 and 31 degrees) with the Mitsubishi Tensei AV Silver shaft and Lamkin Crossline Genesis grip. Shaft weight options include A (55 Series – 61 grams), R (60 Series – 64 grams) and S (70 Series – 77 grams).

Availability & Pricing

Availability: January 26, 2021

Price: Fairway Wood: $219.99, Hybrid: $199.99

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