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The Best Fairway Woods 2024

By: | Fri 08 Mar 2024

Fairway woods are among the most useful and versatile clubs that you can have in your golf bag - meaning that it's essential to get your hands on the model that is absolutely right for your game.

Golfshake's Equipment Expert, Ryan Rastall has been keeping his trained eye on all the releases that we've seen during recent months, which he has brought together in a single video that you can watch below or directly on YouTube.

If you would like to see a bit more information on each of the fairway woods that he identified as being among the best to consider in 2024, then you need to read on!

Your next fairway wood of choice might just be in this article!

TaylorMade Qi10 Max

TaylorMade Qi10 Fairway

Each of TaylorMade's Qi10 fairway woods showcases the manufacturer's all-new Infinity Crown that ensures a clean view at address. This gave engineers a delectable opportunity to reshape the club itself, ultimately choosing to move more weight lower in the head to maintain a high inertia with an enlarged face.

Looking specifically at the Qi10 Max Fairway, which boasts a high MOI construction, combining low CG projection with a 200cc head volume. Internal mass pads have been created to provide maximum forgiveness with the weight moved to the lower back, inspiring confidence and making this club extremely easy to hit.

Key Tech

  • This fairway wood includes the new Infinity Carbon Crown and sleek hosel design, which has been engineered to free up space for greater weight distribution and lower CG to encourage longer distances.
  • You will notice that it boasts a large 200cc head size that has allowed mass to be moved to the perimeter of the club to offer impressive levels of forgiveness.
  • This slightly shallower head means that it should help golfers who typically struggle to hit fairway woods off the deck or from the tee.
  • Popular V-Steel TaylorMade technology improves turf interaction and versatility. 
  • Thru-Slot Speed Pocket is there to optimise ball speed on low-face hits.
  • Twist Face uses corrective face angles that should mean better, straighter shots from even poor strikes.


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Titleist TSR3

Titleist TSR3 Fairway Wood

If you're a golfer who is looking for a precision-tuned performance, then the Titleist TSR3 could be for you, as it introduces a lower, deeper CG and the innovative SureFit Adjustable CG Track System that combines to offer fast ball speeds and precise ball flight control.

Providing an easier, high launch with ample forgiveness, the TSR3 has retained Open Hosel Construction from the previous model, but that new CG position makes all the difference. The aesthetics of this fairway wood are striking too, as the head looks impressive when sat behind the golf ball. 

Key Tech

  • The SureFit Adjustable CG Track System boasts five positions that cover a range of adjustability options.
  • Centre of gravity in TSR3 is deeper and slightly lower while also positioning it near the centre of the face.
  • Each golfer can be fitted with the ideal featured shaft, which utilise exclusive fibres and advanced materials to fit different launch and spin profiles.


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Wilson DynaPower

Wilson DyanPower Wood

Artificial Intelligence was deployed in the creation of Wilson's DynaPower range - and the fairway woods are no exception. You can benefit from a high MOI head design and a tour-inspired shape that offers confidence whether you're hitting from the tee or the fairway. The woods have a 12g rear weight that encourages a higher launch angle and trajectory.

Key Tech

  • That rear weight produces a higher moment of inertia, which means greater forgiveness and a higher launch angle.
  • Artificial intelligence created the ideal, perfect club face. This means that golfers can enjoy faster ball speeds across the entire area of the face.
  • Inspired by tour players during testing, this fairway wood's head is flatter with a cleaner look at address.


COBRA DarkSpeed X

Cobra DarkSpeed Fairway

These new fairway woods from Cobra Golf can boast PWR-BRIDGE weighting, PWRSHELL with H.O.T. FACE, and carbon fiber crown technologies. They also present MyFly8 Adjustable Loft Technology.

Looking closer at the X model reviewed by Ryan in the video below, this wood has been created for golfers who desire that keen balance between easy launch, forgiveness, and distance. This has been made possible courtesy of an 8g fixed weight that is positioned in the rear of the sole for added forgiveness and high launch, while the previously mentioned PWR-BRIDGE and PWRSHELL H.O.T. FACE Technology encourages faster ball speeds through a lower, forward-located CG. 

Key Tech

  • The face and sole are more flexible courtesy of the PWRSHELL insert and suspended weight PWR-BRIDGE design.
  • H.O.T. Face offers an impressive variable thickness pattern that supports more efficient speed and spin.
  • Higher ball flights with greater distances are supported by the back weight.
  • The X has a lightweight carbon crown that has positioned the CG lower and further back in the club.


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Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Max

Callaway Ai Smoke Fairway

Like the complete offering from Callaway this year, these fairway woods feature the Ai Smart Face, which brought together data from thousands of golfers in testing to create a design that offers a variety of sweet spots across the face.

There is a model for every golfer to choose from, but we'll specifically place the spotlight on the Max, which will be popular among consumers who are seeking a consistent launch and a more neutral ball flight.

Key Tech

  • Ai Smart Face is engineered to optimise launch and spin through the creation of sweet spots across the face.
  • 24g of weight has been repositioned throughout the head. 12g is placed low-forward to enhance launch and spin, and 12g has been located towards the rear for enhanced levels of forgiveness.
  • The centre of gravity (CG) has been pushed lower and more forward thanks to the introduction of a tungsten speed cartridge.
  • The Ai Smoke Max provides a forgiving shape that’s easy to launch with draw bias.


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The Best Fairway Woods 2024

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