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The Best Fairway Woods 2023

By: | Thu 22 Jun 2023

The 2023 fairway wood market is brimmed with fantastic products that can improve a lot of golf games. From TaylorMade to Callaway and Cobra to Wilson, there is so much choice for golfers who are looking to strengthen their long game. Golfshake Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall, provides insight into the latest releases.

Callaway Paradym

Callaway Paradym Fairway Wood

Featuring a refined shaping, Callaway have stormed the fairway wood market through the release of the impressive Paradym collection. The manufacturer has seen great success from their 2023 Paradym range and that extends to the fairway woods too. Through a blend of technological breakthroughs, this wood has made its way into many bags this year.

The new Jailbreak Batwing structure has stiffened the chassis whilst allowing the face to flex to produce high ball speeds and stability. A new Forged Carbon Sole helps to redistribute the weight further, which improves speed whilst offering a higher MOI for increased forgiveness – as a consequence, this is Callaway’s longest fairway wood in its history.

FULL Callaway Paradym Fairway Wood REVIEW

Key Tech

  • A.I. Jailbreak
  • Forged Carbon Sole

Buy online at American Golf for £319

What Ryan Says

“Paradym is everywhere and you can’t turn on the TV without seeing Paradym! The technology speaks for itself and in terms of performance, we are getting very good distance with a powerful flight.”

Cobra AeroJet


The AeroJet fairway wood from Cobra has been designed for versatile shot making that also features plenty of forgiveness to issue golfers confidence at previously intimidating lengths. The role of the fairway wood is to cover as much ground as possible whilst remaining in control, and the AeroJet instils confidence in every scenario.

Its elegant look is intentional, specifically introduced to inspire both confidence and consistency from every angle of the course. The PWR-BRIDGE suspended weight results in unrestricted flexibility, meaning even more ball speed for those longer holes. Finally, a sole rear weight helps the ball to launch higher and adds further forgiveness.

FULL COBRA AeroJet Fairway Wood REVIEW

Key Tech

  • Consistent Distance & Spin
  • PWR-BRIDGE Weight

Buy online at Scottsdale Golf for £269

What Ryan Says

“It looks great at address and really forgiving. It is very easy to use and it’s the fairway wood that I have in my bag at the moment – it’s a great option off the tee or the ground.”

Mizuno STZ

Mizuno STZ

Providing a stable design and low-spin efficiency, the Mizuno STZ looks to rocket ball speeds in comparison to previous years. Speed is a consistent theme you will see with longer clubs and Mizuno have assured it remains at the forefront of their blueprint. With plenty of forgiveness, golfers can expect a surge of confidence with the STZ in their hand.

The STZ is available in both 3 and 5-wood options and the throwback profile is sure to please fanatics of the brand. Featuring a MAS1C maraging face, ultra-lightweight carbon crown and re-engineered wave technology, Mizuno will be looking to rival the big players in the fairway wood market for the 2023 golf season.

Key Tech

  • MAS1C Maraging Face
  • Lightweight Carbon Crown

What Ryan Says

“This club will give you decent ball speeds across the face – and even on mishits. It looks very forgiving behind the ball and it’s very easy to get the ball into the air.”

Srixon ZX MII

Srixon ZX MII

The ZX MII will deliver more speed coupled with maximum forgiveness, which should interest the large majority of amateur golfers. Rebound Frame is responsible for the shift in power and distance, as the Dual Flex Zones insert more energy into the golf ball at impact, which creates a pure energy transfer.

A floating weight pad positions the weight of the club to the right, which improves forgiveness without reducing COR. This will help to optimise launch whilst also bolstering speed for performance-enhancing benefits. Generally, those who have gamed Srixon fairway woods previously should enjoy the improvements made to distance.

Key Tech

  • Rebound Frame
  • Carbon Crown

Buy online at Scottsdale Golf for £249

What Ryan Says

“It looks great behind the ball and they are very forgiving. The flight is a little bit higher than some of the other fairways we used, but it’s very easy to shape.”

TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus

TaylorMade Stealth 2

The TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus features maximum versatility and full adjustability, meaning it can be slightly altered to cater to the user’s needs. This is achieved through a 50g sliding weight and 2-degree loft sleeve that enables golfers to manipulate their desired ball flight and performance characteristics.

Packed tightly into the club is plenty of technology to encourage performance out on the course. The Inverted Cone Technology continues to deliver ground-breaking speed whilst a precise blend of lightweight titanium, carbon and steel helps optimise weight distribution in the 170cc head. Finally, the advanced laser alignment system expands across the top of the face, which provides perfect alignment aid when needed most.

FULL TaylorMade Stealth 2 Fairway Wood REVIEW

Key Tech

  • Multi-Material Construction
  • Easy Alignment

Buy online at Scottsdale Golf for £379

What Ryan Says

“This is the fairway wood that you will see in the bag of the best players in the game. The flight looks very powerful; if this is a club you’re looking for off the tee, this could be the club for you.”

Wilson DynaPower

Wilson DynaPower

Wilson have continuously delivered first-class products at a reduced rate, and the DynaPower fairway wood is no different. The club is equipped with rear weighting and variable face thickness to produce a soaring ball flight that benefits from increased ball speed performance.

Its head includes a 12-gram rear weight to deliver a higher moment of inertia, which bolsters forgiveness and produces higher launch angles for consistent performance. Furthermore, the head has had input from tour players during the building and test phase, which has resulted in a cleaner look at the address position through a flatter head profile.

Key Tech

  • High MOI Head Design
  • DynaPower AI Face

Buy online at American Golf for £199

What Ryan Says

“Wilson DynaPower has turned a lot of heads this season and for good reason: it feels and looks great. It looks really forgiving behind the ball and after hitting it out on the golf course, the feel and ball flight is excellent.”



The G430 fairway woods feature Carbonfly Wrap technology for longer carries, lightweight composite crown for weight savings, tungsten backweight for increased forgiveness, Facewrap technology for increased ball speed and high launch, and Spinsistency technology for improved spin consistency across the face - delivering more distance and improved performance.

Key Tech

  • Carbonfly Wrap
  • FacewrapTechnology

Buy online at Scottdale Golf

Golfshake Video Review

Fairway woods have benefitted largely from advanced technology in the modern era, as these clubs are now a reliable tool off the tee for amateur golfers.

Golfers can be assured of the quality from any club listed above – please let us know what one has made it into your bag!


If you’re unsure on what fairway wood to buy, then head to a fitting studio to trial out a selection - or watch Ryan's video below!

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