2009 Woods Buyer's Guide

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Callaway Ft-i Squareway
Key Feature: With a square-ish shape borrowed from the Ft-iQ Driver, these FWs are remarkably forgiving. The
carbon crown and stainless-steel construction help make these woods equally playable from the tee or fairway.
What We Like: The square shape makes addressing the ball with a square clubface a lot easier.
Who It’s For: Golfers who want a very forgiving (not to mention very long) fairway wood that has a square shape.
Three lofts (15°, 18°, 21°) with a Fujikura Fit-On M graphite shaft.
callawaygolf.com | $299
Callaway Big Bertha Diablo
Key Feature: The BB Diablo has a unique shape that allows the bulk of the club weight to be positioned around the edge of the club for a very high MOI.
It also aids in closing the clubface, resulting in longer, straighter shots.
What We Like: The VFT (Variable Face Technology) helps make these woods extremely forgiving.
Who It’s For: Golfers who want a powerful fairway wood. (Draw model also available in .5° loft increments.)
Specs: Three lofts (15°, 18°, 21°) with a Callaway graphite shaft. callawaygolf.com | $179-$199
Cleveland Launcher
Key Feature: It’s the Mini-Me version of the Launcher Driver! Sporting a razor-thin crown, a huge clubface and a horseshoe weight pad in the rear, this FW is built for power from any lie.
What We Like: It’s easy to transition from driver to fairway wood. The trajectory also is high with spin, making these a top choice for players wanting more lift.
Who It’s For: Golfers looking for a long alternative to their driver, as well as golfers who go long from the turf.
Specs:Comes in five lofts (13°, 15°, 17°, 19°, 22°) with Fujikura Fit-On shafts.
clevelandgolf.com | $179


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