Originally Posted by pompidouche
I'm sorry if this is overdone. I just want to compare. I've been debating about adding a 3 wood to my bag, and I just want to see if people are still using their fairways, but here it is:
I love my fairway woods, they are 2 of my favorite clubs. The 3-wood is my go-to club if my driver is having trouble and the two FW's are great for shorter par-4's and long par-5's. I have 15 yards difference between the two clubs.
Several hybrids have gone through my bag. None are close to replacing either of the FW's. Warning; Neither club has the high trajectory of a hybrid from the deck (for me anyway). I can get a beautiful high flight by adjusting tee height, but off the deck they have a lower boring flight that is great when playing in the wind.
Driver - TM Burner - 10.5*, stiff shaft.
3-Wood - TM Burner Superfast 2.0, 15*, stiff shaft. 250 yds.
5-Wood - TM Burner Superfast 2.0. 18* stiff shaft. 235 yds.
Irons 4-PW, 4 iron is just over 210 yds.
GW - 50*
SW - 54*
LW - 60*
I have a 25 yard gap between my 5 wood and my 4-iron. Where I play, I rarely have trouble with my spacing, so my bag is pretty well set. If I was consistently looking for a 220 club, I would have to pick up a club to fill the spot and drop a club from somewhere else.
Also, I find it easier to hit my fairway woods well than a hybrid. Just me I guess.