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Easiest Fairway Wood to Hit off Tee Box & Fairway?

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I'm a high handicapper and was looking to add an easy to hit 5 wood to my arsenal.
I thought that a higher face (rather than a shallow face) would be more forgiving; yet,
after having just tried a G15 5 wood with the shallow face on the driving range, I hit it long and straight. Frankly I was surprised.

Any thoughts on these woods: XCG3 Tour Exotics, Ping G15, Adams Speedline Fast 10, Baffler Rail.

Any others I should consider?

THANK YOU!
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Get the Nickent 4DX 2 Ironwood 17*, it gives you similar distance to a 5 wood. Very easy to hit and has a deeper face. This club is very cheap. $40 new on ebay.
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Get the Nickent 4DX 2 Ironwood 17*, it gives you similar distance to a 5 wood. Very easy to hit and has a deeper face. This club is very cheap. $40 new on ebay.

That looks like what I need too! Thanks for the info :)

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Just thought I'd drop by and give you my $.02, since I just got myself a new fairway wood 2 weeks ago.

After some consideration, I decided to go with Cobra S2 Fairway Wood. The club gets a lot of positive reviews and I got a pretty good deal out of it, too.

The head is beautiful and has a traditional look when it sits behind the ball. I am able to get 8-10 yards passed my old 3-wood without a lot of effort. I thought the club was excellent and I was glad I made the right choice. The fairway wood actually convinced me that I should get the S2 driver, to be honest with you. It's that good.

If you had a chance, try it, and you won't be sorry.
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Yep S2 ... the way to go, actually I bought the S2 driver at eBay without trying it first, but after reading some reviews I decided to give it a try ..... many people said it wasn't a club for a low midcapper before I got it, now they see me hitting it ..... change of views !!! I also bought the 15* 3W and it is about the first 3W I can hit from the fairway with confidence and the face it is deep enough to hit it from the tee.
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I would have to say, Check out the TaylorMade Burner. The woods and hybrids are on sale and i bought some. I like them SO much more than the Clevelands i was hitting before.
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The 07 Burner is pretty nice from both Tee and off the deck. I've also hit a Diablo Edge Tour that was very nice from both, I'm currently looking for a good used one.

I have a TEE CB1 that's pretty solid from both, maybe could be a touch shallower face to make it truly easy to hit off the fairway for high handicappers like myself.
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I'm using Cleveland Launcher 3 and 5woods - both are easy to hit. I've also used the 07 Burner and loved that.
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I bought a Ping K15 a couple of weeks ago. It's real easy to hit, both off the deck and off the tee.
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Not just the Cleveland Launchers.
The Cleveland Hi-Bore woods are very nice too.
They hit well off the tee and off the turf and are very accurate too.
Very affordable as well.
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I've had great difficulty hitting my fairway woods... to the point where I considered not carrying any. I had an 18° Ping G10 hybrid that I was hitting almost as far as my 3-wood, and as far or farther than my 5 wood. I also hit it much more consistently. So... I started really seriously looking for a used G10 15° hybrid.

Then... just for yucks (because they are so ugly)... I tried a G15 20° hybrid. WOW! I hit it 10-15 yards further than the G10 18° hybrid (about 210-215 yards). So I tried out the G15 17° hybrid... but I didn't hit it much further. A sales person (teaching pro) told me I should try a 4-wood to replace both my 3 and 5 woods, and then go right to the 20° G15 hybrid. I told him I couldn't hit a fairway wood. He brought over a G15 4-wood and told me to try it. He also got me set up better than I had been. (I'd been moving the ball back and forth in my stance, in an effort to hit the ball, and it was too far back.) I was just crushing the ball (at least for me) off the mat... 230-240 yards (this is driver yardage for me!). I've had similar results on the course. Birdied the first par 5 I played with it! So now I'm bagging the G15 4 wood, and G15 20° and 23° hybrids, and I'm pretty happy with that aspect of my game.
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I've had great difficulty hitting my fairway woods... to the point where I considered not carrying any. I had an 18° Ping G10 hybrid that I was hitting almost as far as my 3-wood, and as far or farther than my 5 wood. I also hit it much more consistently. So... I started really seriously looking for a used G10 15° hybrid.

I like the cut of your jib, sir! The G15 hybrids are ugly, but I also hit them great (for me). Nice solid whack off the middle, too. Have had several comments from playing partners when using them off the tee. "Man that sounded sweet!"

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R9 4 wood

Couldn't hit a fairway wood until I found this club. I hit it alongside the G15 fairway and liked it as well but hit the R9 a little bit better. It sits really low and very easy to tee off with.
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Easiest - MacGregor Eye-o-matic
Longest - Cleveland Launcher
Scariest - Ram persimmon
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I like and have the new Ping M25 and N25s too. I also have a 9 blade razor I shave with. hahaha. Sorry to troll. I need some new fairway and shorter woods too. Im looking at the nickents after hitting my friends too.
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