Fairway Woods Buyer's Guide 2006
Today's fairway woods have tons of technology and an array of features that make them a must from the tee, fairway and rough. Don't miss out.
| MacGregor MACTEC NVG2
(800) 841-4358 | $249
The NVG2 fairway wood is jam-packed with technology that makes a difference.
Features: Cup Face 360° design that plasma-welds high-quality beta-titanium to the clubhead for maximum rebound properties and distance. Quadra Tungsten Weighting is employed to stabilize the clubhead and lower and deepen the CG for higher launch angles.
Advantages: Every technology applied to the NVG2 fairway wood is designed to improve both distance and forgiveness.
Benefits: Any golfer who wants to create driver-like distance with his or her 3-wood.
What We Like: Fujikura Triple Action Shaft really does what it’s supposed to do.
Lineup: MACTEC NVG2
Loft(s): 12.5°, 15°, 18°, 21°, 24° (no LH)
Shaft(s): Quadra Action graphite by Fujikura (X, S, R, A)
| Nike Golf SasQuatch
$240 ($215 steel)
Nike’s PowerBow technology and unique geometry, which features a very deep head and a shallow clubface, are applied to fairway woods.
Features: Unusual clubhead geometry, which moves the center of gravity lower and deeper than is usually the case in fairway woods.
Advantages: Everything about the design of the SasQuatch says game improvement. A deep and low CG, as well as a high MOI for resistance to twisting, make it easy to hit high and straight.
Benefits: Golfers who are particularly accuracy-challenged would do well to give the SasQuatch a try—it’s designed to hit the ball straight.
What We Like: Extremely high-quality shafts.
Lineup: SasQuatch, Ignite T60
Clubhead: Stainless steel
Loft(s): 13°, 15°, 17°, 19°, 21° (13°, 15°, 17°, 19° available LH)
Shaft(s): SasQuatch Diamana by Mitsubishi graphite (X, S, R, A); Nike Speed Step Lite by True Temper steel (X, S, R)
| Perfect Club Collection
(866) 843-0260 | $100
The original Perfect Club was designed to replace the long irons. Now, the company has developed an easy-to-hit alternative to almost every long iron and fairway wood in your bag.
Features: The Perfect Club collection of woods are designed with shorter shaft lengths, which always means more control. Furthermore, each club features offset to help golfers make square contact more consistently and minimize sidespin.
Advantages: The head has rear weighting for a deep and low CG, promoting a high trajectory and a lot of forgiveness.
Benefits: High-handicappers will appreciate the extra help Perfect Clubs deliver.
What We Like: The ease of use.
Lineup: Accuracy, Original, Plus, Spoon
Clubhead: Stainless steel
Loft(s): Spoon—15°; Plus—18°; Original—21°; Accuracy—24° (available LH)
Shaft(s): Perfect Club graphite (S, R, A, L)