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Uncle Peter

A good fairway wood...

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So I decided that I need to buy a new set of fairway woods for various reasons. I'm looking for a good set that's not too expensive (I'm going to have to buy 2 of them), but good-quality. I don't want any of those top-of-the-line adjustable ones, just a good reliable club that gets the job done.

Any recommendations?

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The best advice I can give is go out to a golf shop and hit a couple.  I've hit many of the newer fairway woods but still can't convince myself I need them.  I have Big Bertha fairway woods that have held up through the test of time and they still feel the same as the newer more advanced woods.  Fancier isn't always better.

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Yeah, I do plan on going to test a few out, but I just want to get a rough idea of what is good and worth the money.

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I have been trying very hard to find replacement for my Callaway Warbirds. I cant' The new ones have almost identical face sizes side to side But he new ones have shorter face sizes top to bottom. The new one may have a shallower profile but I hate hitting a shot only to have the club go under the ball and the ball goes nowhere.

Warbirds are effective, abundant and cheap.VERY CHEAP The head covers look cool as well.  I get a bit of a snob thing going or what ever you want to call it and desire the new hot and pretty fairways but the Warbirds remain ever present in my bag.

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I really like the ping fairway woods. I was choosing between the i20 and the G20. Titleist are very nice as well

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I was actually looking at the Ping G15 wood. I've read some reviews about it and apparently it is very forgiving and you'll improve with it as you get better.

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Taylormade V-Steel's....You are only going to be able to find them used but one hell of a club.  Many PGA players still use these today and I absolutely love mine.  Good luck in your search.

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I just got a G20 3 wood.  I like it so far.  It was $199.

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Originally Posted by dsc123

I just got a G20 3 wood.  I like it so far.  It was $199.

Is there really a lot of difference between the G20 and G15? The G15 is $60 less than the G20 at my local golf store, so is it worth it?

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Originally Posted by Uncle Peter

Is there really a lot of difference between the G20 and G15? The G15 is $60 less than the G20 at my local golf store, so is it worth it?

My guess is that there is a difference, but that its very small.  And that opinion is based on my general impression that there are minor improvements from one version to the next.  I've never hit the G15.

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I have struggled in the past to hit fairway woods.  But this year I have made an effort to improve my swing so that I can take advantage of the distance offered by fairway woods.  I started with a Cobra Baffler Rail F 5W (18*) and I really like.  So much so that I just received a 7W (20*) today!  It was only $35 (used) so I couldn't resist buying it.  It was in great condition with a head cover.  Like most, I can only recommend what I've tried.

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Thanks for all of the responses everyone. I ended up going to my local golf store and trying out a few woods. It turns out that the Ping G15 woods felt the best out of all of them and the 3 wood was even on sale, so I ended up buying it.

The club feels great and I hit about 170 with it on the simulator. I like its sleek and low-profile look, which I think is similar to a hybrid. Hopefully I'll be able to try it out soon on a course.

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