The Best New Fairway Woods - 2016

By: Golf Shake | Fri 26 Feb 2016 | Comments


With so many products on the market these days it can sometimes be a struggle figuring out which club is best for you. To help you find the best fairway wood suited to you we at Golfshake have to put together this handy guide.

Take a closer look at some of the very best new Fairway Woods to hit the market in 2016 including Callaway XR16, COBRA F6, Mizuno JPX EZ, NIKE Vapor Fly, PING G, Srixon Z355, TaylorMade M1 and Titleist 915.


Callaway XR 16

Callaway XR16

One common factor through Callaway’s XR 16 range is promoting more speed and distance and they have been successful in doing so with the new XR 16 fairway wood.

The head shape has been increased in order to enlarge MOI as well as allowing the CG to be moved lower and deeper for distance and forgiveness on those off centre hits. It’s cambered sole makes Callaway’s lightest crown yet. Callaway have also take their Forged Hyper Speed Face Cup and made it hotter and thinner than ever to increase speed and offer and larger sweet spot. The aerodynamics have also been improved to offer even more speed.

XR16 technical specifactions, availability and pricing

  • Loft: 14° (RH only), 15°, 17° (RH only), 19°, 21°, 23° (RH only) and 25° (RH only).
  • Shaft: Fujikura Speeder Evolution 565 (L, R, S and XS flex)
  • Grip: Callaway Diamond Universal Blue
  • RRP: £189
  • Available now.

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COBRA F6 Fairway

COBRA F6

COBRA  have released their longest and most forgiving adjustable fairway wood to date. Designed for all swing types, The Cobra F6 medium shaped fairway wood boasts a simple front or back CG settings in order to maximise distance through optimum spin and higher ball speeds while still offering ultimate forgiveness.

The King F6 is the first fairway wood that offers front and back CG adjustability settings. The front CG position gives a more penetrating ball flight with more roll and the back CG position offers a towering ball flight with more control. The speed channel, which is an exclusive Cobra innovation, minimises thickness around the perimeter of the face and increases ball speeds across the face for greater distance. The F6 fairways also come with adjustable loft settings to help manage trajectory and fine tune launch conditions to maximise distance on any course.

If you’re more inclined to choose a club based on whether it is aesthetically pleasing or not, it is worth bearing in mind that this the Cobra F6 fairway comes in both black and blue.

COBRA F6 Fairway technical specifactions, availability and pricing

  • Loft: 13°/16°, 17°/20° and 21°/24°
  • Shaft: Matrix OZIK Red 65Q4 – (R, S and XS flex)
  • Grip: Lamkin REL 360.
  • RRP: £179
  • Available in-store now.

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Mizuno JPX EZ

Mizuno JPX EZ

Recognisable by their larger, confidence inspiring footprint, the brand new Mizuno JPX EZ fairway offers the ability to produce a higher and softer landing ball flight with optimal distance through a whole host of new technology.

The inventive Shockwave Soles offers increased ball speeds as it enables the entire clubhead to contract and expand, offering an additional energy source on impact. This is also relates to higher ball speeds when you hit it off the turf as the additional mass lowers the club head’s centre of gravity. The larger footprint also inspires confidence and the crown has been reinforced with a waffle affect that moves weight lower in the head for a softer ball flight.

Finally, the fairway wood has been fitted with a quick fit adjustable hosel. This means you have the freedom 4 degrees of loft range as well as upright settings to optimize launch characteristics.

Mizuno JPX EZ technical specifactions, availability and pricing

  • Loft: 15°, 18°, 21°
  • Shaft: Fujikura Orochi (R, S, L and A flex)
  • Fujikura Six (R, S and A Flex)
  • Grip: M-31 58 Round
  • RRP: £219
  • Available Feb 16.

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Nike Vapor Fly Fairway Wood

Nike Vapor

Like the driver, the fairway wood features an extremely thin and light Flyweight Crown to move the weight lower in order to achieve a higher launch angle with less spin. When you add to that the FlexLoft Fairway hosel, you have what could be considered one of the most adjustable fairway woods on the market.

The FlexLoft Fairway hosel offers golfers the unique ability to adjust the loft and lie angle independently with six different settings available in all five of the models. The new HyperFlight face is thinned out around the perimeter of the face to offer more forgiveness and distance on them off-center hits and the Compression Channel enables a springboard effect to amplify the performance of those miss-hits. To add, the FlyBeam Reinforced Covert Cavity Back dramatically stiffens the chassis while redistributing weight to the heel and toe for maximum impact efficiency, tuned acoustics and forgiveness.

Nike Vapor Fly Fairway technical specifactions, availability and pricing

  • Loft: 12° to 22°
  • Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue 65F or Mitsubishi Diamana S+ Blue Board (R and S flex)
  • Grip: Golf Pride Z-Grip
  • RRP: £179
  • Available now.

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PING G Fairway Woods

PING G Fairway

Like the driver, PING has three fairway woods on offer in the G Series range. These are the standard G, G SF Tec and G Stretch. The G Stretch is a larger headed driving 3-wood as it has a deeper, less lofted face and offers something different off the tee.

PING have made it easier to get the ball airborne by lowering the leading edge of the face which helps get the club under the ball and offer a strike higher up the club face. Like the drivers, the PING G fairway woods have an ultra-thin crown that in turn means weight can be reallocated within the head to move the CG even lower and deeper, as well as maximised MOI. This also ensures high launch, low spin and extreme forgiveness.

PING G Fairway technical specifactions, availability and pricing

  • Loft: 3W (14.5°), 5W (17.5°) & 7W (20.5°) in standard head, 3W (16°) & 5W (19°) in SF Tec head and 3W (13°) in Stretch
  • Shaft: Stock shaft: PING Alta 65 (A, R, S and XS flex); Optional shafts: Tour 65 & Tour 80 (R, S and XS flex)
  • Grip: PING 5L Round Grip or PING 5L Round Cord
  • RRP: £220
  • The PING G Series fairway woods are available to pre-order from PING-authorised golf shops around the world now.

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Srixon Z355

Srixon

The Srixon Z355 fairway wood comes with the innovative Action Mass technology that can be found across the whole Z355 range. The heavier head combined with an ultra-high balance point shaft deliver astonishing consistency as well as maximum distance and forgiveness.

The club is simply engineered for consistency. It’s heavier head and high balance Miyazaki Jinsoku shaft will ultimately offer higher ball speeds from a more stable swing. The maraging steel face creates an even larger sweet spot. The cup face design supported by a 40-gram inner floating bar will offer higher launch and low spin trajectory while maintaining maximum face flexibility.

Srixon Z355 technical specifactions, availability and pricing

  • Loft: 15°, 17°, 19° and 22°
  • Shaft: Miyazaki Jinsoku (A, R and S flex)
  • Grip: Srixon by Golf Pride
  • RRP: £160
  • Available now.

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Taylormade M1 Fairway

TaylorMade M1 Fairway Wood

The Taylormade M1 fairway compliments the M1 driver and consists of the same multi-material design technology. Taylormade’s first carbon-crown fairway wood lowers CG for optimal launch conditions and speed every time you hit the ball. Like the driver, the M1 fairway also has the Front Track System.

The Front Track System has two 15g tungsten weights that can be easily moved to promote a draw or a fade. You can also separate the two weights which ultimately offers greater forgiveness with ball speed on miss-hits. The front track of the M1 fairway is also noted for featuring a reduced channel to enhance turf-to-sole interaction. The adjustable loft sleeve with 12 positions means you can increase or decrease the loft 2 degrees either way.

TaylorMade M1 Fairway technical specifactions, availability and pricing

  • Loft: 15°, High Launch 17° (RH-only), 19°
  • Shaft: Fujikura Pro 60 – (A, R, S and XS flex)
  • Grip: TM Lamkin Performance 360.
  • RRP: £249
  • The Taylormade M1 fairway is available now.

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Titleist 915 Fairway

Titleist Fairway Woods

From tee to turf, the Titleist 915 F and the Titleist 915 Fd offer ultimate forgiveness and distance. Titleist has been one of the most reliable brands on tour for years and is used by some top players such as Jordan Spieth and Adam Scott.

The Active Recoil Channel positioned towards the front of the club offers higher speed and lower spin for maximum distance. When you add this to the ultra thin face and high MOI design, you should see major improvements in distance, accuracy and forgiveness. The SureFit Tour hosel offers up to 16 different loft and lie combinations to give you the most precise fit possible, perfect for those who love tinkering with their clubs.

Titleist 915 Fairway technical specifactions, availability and pricing

  • Loft: 13.5°, 15°, 16.5° (915F only), 18°, 21° (915F only).
  • *Note, 915Fd not available in LH 18°*
  • Shaft: Aldila Rogue Black 80, Mitsubishi Diamana D+ White 80, Mitsubishi Diamana S+ Blue 70, Mitsubishi Diamana M+ Red 60 (915F only), Mitsubishi Diamana M+ Red 50 (915F only). (R, S and XS flex)
  • Grip: Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360°, Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360° Flat Cap
  • RRP: £220

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Wilson Staff FG Tour F5

Wilson FG Tour

The whole FG Tour F5 club series features the all-new Feel, Crossover and Distance (F-C-D) system that meets the technology needs of every standard of golfer. This means there is no difference between you and the likes of Wilson Staff Tour player Brendan Steele.

Like the driver, the new FG Tour F5 fairway wood also features the Green Means GO! Fast Fit technology in order for quick and easy clubhead adjustments without having to remove the head from the shaft. It also features a six-way adjustable hosel for precise ball trajectory as well as an interchangeable weight placed low and close to the face. This decreases spin which helps you maintain an optimal launch for maximum distance. One extra addition to the fairway wood that is different to the different to the driver is the Carpenter Custom 455 maraging stainless steel face insert, which was influenced and refined by the Wilson Advisory Staff.

Wilson Staff FG Tour F5 technical specifactions, availability and pricing

  • Loft: 13.5, 15°, 17°
  • Shaft: MRC Fubuki Z Series 65 Fairway Wood (R, S and XS flex)
  • Grip: Lamkin Crossline Black
  • RRP: £199

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