Are you a fairway wood or driving iron kind of golfer?
Fairway wood or driving iron?
In golf, some of us are Clark Kent and others (a few) are Superman. Consider the choice of fairway wood or driving iron on a narrow par 4. Today’s flexible-face fairway woods offer help in all the right ways: larger head for distance, longer shaft for clubhead speed and a tendency to slice less. Driving irons are for those who prefer control and a ball flight that’s higher than a typical iron but lower than a fairway wood. Our advice: Choose the one you’re comfortable hitting off a tee and off the ground, cape or no cape.
PING G30 This fairway wood seeks to maximise distance in two ways: a Carpenter 455 steel face that’s thinner and more flexible and drag-reducing ridges on the crown for better aerodynamics. R2 999
TAYLORMADE SLDR S The SLDR S is more forgiving than the original SLDR, and its larger head and shallower face help launch shots higher. Also, the low, more-forward center of gravity prevents the higher lofts from producing too much spin. R2 499
ADAMS TIGHT LIES The barbell-shape sole and crown slots (the latter is hidden by a unique polymer filler) work to improve the springlike effect of the face. R2 499
MIZUNO JPX-850 The distinct waves on the front of the sole allow the thin, high-strength steel face to give more at impact. The crown is thinned out by an internal waffle pattern to help move weight low and reduce ball spin. R2 999