2010 Buyer's Guide Woods

Today's fairway woods and hybrids are bigger, longer and easier to hit than ever.

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Callaway Diablo Edge
A low CG combines with VFT (Variable Face Thickness) technology, which results in a long, high-hitting hybrid. In particular, we like the offset hosel, which helps when it’s time to hit delicate chips around the green. The Tour version has less offset and a higher CG for a more penetrating ballflight. Shafts are Diablo Edge Hybrid graphite shafts, including a Tour version.
Lofts: 21°, 24°, 27°, 30°; 18°, 21°, 24° Tour
callawaygolf.com | $199

Callaway FT iZ
With a triangular shape, the FT-iZ has a stainless-steel body and Metal Injection Molded weights in the perimeter areas. So? That means major forgiveness and stability on off-center hits. Also, the head itself is big, meaning shots off the center will still travel high and far. Other cool features include an offset hosel for more control and VFT tech for a hotter face. The stock shaft is a Callaway FT-iZ Hybrid graphite shaft.
Lofts: 18°, 21°, 24°, 27°
callawaygolf.com | $199

Cleveland Launcher DST
Using similar technology found in the Launcher DST driver, this hybrid also has a dual rail sole design to provide added stability when the club meets the fairway, rough, sand, hardpan or whatever abuse you’re willing to dish out. Its leading edge is designed to minimize digging, again more easily enabling solid contact. Stock shafts include an Ultralite Diamana Red graphite shaft.
Lofts: 15.5°, 18°, 20.5°, 23°, 26°
clevelandgolf.com | $149

Cobra Baffler Rail H
The Baffler isn’t new; in fact, we’ve been fans of it for three decades. With the new Baffler Rail H, looks like we’ll remain that way. Using a rail-sole design, this hybrid stays stable through the hit and has a maraging-steel, nine-point face for greater distance (even on off-center strikes). As for the shaft, we totally dig the Fujikura Motore graphite shaft stock offering.
Lofts: 17°, 19°, 22°, 25°, 28°
cobragolf.com | $149


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