Taylormade RBZ 3 fairway wood

TaylorMade Rocketballz (RBZ) Fairway Wood Review

Thanks for stopping by and good morning all. We have another review for you today – this time we’ll be taking a closer look at the TaylorMade RbZ 3 fairway wood. This club could definitely add some distance to your game.

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The Rocketballz Fairway Woods continue to utilize TaylorMade’s white non-glare finish with a black clubface. The black clubface looks great at address and does a nice job of framing the ball. TaylorMade introduced a “Speed Pocket” on the RBZ fairway woods, which is a channel visible on the sole of the club behind the clubface. A weight port in the sole is positioned directly behind the speed pocket to improve ball speed. TaylorMade moved the center of gravity forward and below the center of axis to promote a high launch and low spinning shot. The RBZ fairway wood has a fairly standard look and thus rates 7 out of 10.

Performance

I tested the RBZ 15 degree fairway wood with the stock Matrix Ozik stiff shaft. The club performed awesome, as did the other RBZ products. My ball flight was straight and consistent. The RBZ produces a mid to high launch and feels really easy to swing. In fact, the RBZ feels effortless and the ball explodes off the face. The RBZ performs well from a variety of lies. Even from tight lies, I was really impressed with how well the RBZ launches the ball in the air. I feel the RBZ outperformed my current Ping i15 3 wood in distance and accuracy. The RBZ 3 wood provides a nice boost in distance and is still easy to control. When it comes to distance, players should definitely pick up some extra carry distance with the RBZ and thus it earns a 10 out of 10 performance rating.

Feel

The RBZ Fairway wood features a lightweight 50 gram Matrix Ozik stock shaft. The club weighs 315 grams and has a swing weight of D4. While the club is advertised as lightweight to generate more swing speed, I could still feel the club head throughout the swing. Impact feels great. The RBZ feels very forgiving even on off center hits and I rate the club at 9 out of 10.

Value

TaylorMade advertises up to an additional 17 yards longer with the RBZ fairway woods. If a player can pick up an additional 17 yards, that could be the difference of laying up on a par 5 and reaching a par 5 in two shots. The entire RBZ lineup is very solid, including the fairway woods. The price is slightly higher than the average fairway wood price point of $199.99. However, in my opinion the RBZ is worth the extra thirty dollars and retails at $229.99. The RBZ is one of the best fairway woods available, receiving a 10 out of 10 rating.

 

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Ping G20 Fairway Wood Review

Hi Folks – thanks for stopping by. Today we continue our reviewing process with a look at the Ping G20 fairway wood. Ping released the G20 line as a successor  of the G15 line of products.

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The fairway wood is a dark gray 165cc club head with a shallow face. The stock shaft is the TFC 169F which is gray toward the bottom and half-red toward the grip. Overall, the club sets up very nicely at address. It features a crescent alignment aid similar to previous models. Compared to many other clubs the appearance of the G20 is boring. However, Ping is known for producing quality golf clubs and the G20 should win you over by a solid performance, not a trendy appearance. I am a big fan of the overall design of the club however the color scheme is average so I rate it 8 out of 10.

Performance

The Ping G20 fairway wood is my favorite performer of the entire G20 line up. I tested the G20 15 degree 3 wood with a stock TFC 169F shaft in regular flex. The shallow face easily gets the ball in the air from any bad lie. Ball flight is typically higher with the G20, which I prefer as I can rely on a consistent carry distance. In addition to a high ball flight, the club is forgiving and produces straight shots. Compared to a K15 the G20 produces a slightly lower trajectory but also allows you to work the ball a little more. This being said, I really enjoyed the consistency of the club. Toe hits did not result in a big distance loss and still delivered straight shots. Players searching for a new fairway wood should consider giving the Ping G20 a try. The G20 outperformed my current i20 3 wood so I will certainly consider replacing the i20. The club performs great and thus rates 10 out of 10.

Feel

The G20 maintains an average swing weight of D1. The center of gravity is positioned low and deep in the G20 fairway woods. It is designed with a 17-4 stainless steel club head. The ball feels extremely solid at impact and the club weight feels good throughout the swing. The large and shallow club face produces a high launch and low spin for optimum distance. Impact produces  a dull “ping” sound. The club sounds good and feels good throughout the swing and impact so it gets 9 out of 10.

Value

I am constantly searching for products that outperform my current clubs. The G20 provides that option, as I felt it outperformed my Ping i15 3 wood. In my opinion, the G20 fairway resembles the K15 fairway woods, yet provides better results and more distance for a low handicap player. I am a big fan of results and will seriously consider putting the G20 3 wood in my bag. Golfers should enjoy the forgiveness and straight shots the G20 produces. Typical for Ping, if you prefer to change ball flight be sure to go through some of the custom shaft options. The club is priced less than many of Ping’s competitors’ models at $199.99 giving it a rating of 9 out of 10.

callaway razr hawk 3 wood

Callaway RAZR Hawk 3 Wood Review

Hello everyone – as always, thanks for stopping by. Today we will be taking a closer look at the Callaway RAZR Hawk 3 Wood. Here is our take on it. As always, if you have any questions or anything to add, feel free to drop us a line in the comment section below. We always love hearing what our readers have to say.

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Visually, the club should appeal to players of all ability levels. The all black RAZR head has a very clean and traditional appearance. The club is comprised of a stainless steel face and sole with full length hosel. The stock Callaway shaft is almost all black, matching the club head.  The RAZR Hawk looks sharp and rates 9 out of 10.

Performance

Callaway released the RAZR Hawk line to replace their popular X-Series and FT lines. Callaway, known for their Variable Face Technology (VFT) to increase the sweet spot, also utilizes forged composite to make the RAZR line one of the most popular lines in golf.

The RAZR Hawk 3 wood produces a dull sound at impact.  However, Callaway does not disappoint in the distance department. Players should find the RAZR Hawk fairway wood one of the longest fairway woods on the market. In addition, they should have no trouble getting a solid trajectory out of the RAZR fairway line. The RAZR is a very easy club to hit and consistently hits straight shots. The RAZR Hawk produces a high ball flight, which is appealing to someone looking for additional carry distance. While the competition is producing adjustable technology, the RAZR does not utilize such technology to help hit the ball longer or straighter. Overall, the club performs consistently and rates 8 out of 10.

Feel

Forged composite is a lighter and stronger material than titanium. Compared to the competition at Taylor Made and Titleist, the RAZR Hawk is one of the lightest fairway woods with a D2 swing weight for men and C9 for women. Impact feels a bit clunky, however the ball jumps off the club face. The RAZR feels solid and rates 8 out of 10.

Value

The RAZR Hawk 3 wood is a great addition to any golfers collection. It is easy to hit, has a solid feel and is one of the longest 3 woods in golf. The price point is in line according to the club’s competition such as the TaylorMade R11, Titileist 910F, Cleveland CG and Tour Edge. You should be able to find a RAZR Hawk fairway wood at most retailers for around $229.99.

Custom shaft options include the Aldila NV Pink, Aldila NVS and Mitsubishi Diamana Red. The RAZR Hawk 3 wood is available in a 13 and 15 degree loft for men and 15 degree for women. Shaft options include women’s, light, regular, and stiff. The club is right in line in terms of price and performance, I give it 8 out of 10.

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Ping i20 15 Degree Fairway Wood Review

Hello Everyone, as always thanks for stopping by. Today we are reviewing the Ping i20 15 Degree Fairway Wood. It combines a sleek appearance with quality performance, here’s what we think.

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The entire line up of Ping i20 woods and hybrids are some of the best looking in the industry. Similar to the driver, the i20 fairway wood has a traditional design with a black matte finish resistant to glare. The i20 features a neutral face position compared to the i15’s open position. The shape of the i20 fairway wood allows the head to glide through heavy grass and generate a high, straight ball flight. The i20’s combination of a compact head and all black finish rate 10 out of 10.

Performance

Ping drastically improved the i20 fairway wood from the previous i15 model. I have played the Ping i15 3 wood for the past two seasons and tested the new i20 15 degree 3 wood with a stock TFC 707 F shaft in stiff flex. While the appearance of the i15 is attractive, my consistency struggled for the last two years with the i15. I had a tendency to miss left at the most inopportune times. During testing with the i20, my tendency to miss left was gone. The i20’s neutral face on the club head and smaller profile of the club make it easy to launch the ball up in the air. In addition, the i20 fairway allows the ability to still work the ball and control trajectory. The i20 fairway is Ping’s longest fairway wood however, some players might find the G20 or K15 to be a little more forgiving on off-center strokes. Similar to the driver, Ping made the i20 more forgiving and easier to hit giving the i20 fairway a rating of 10 out of 10.

Feel

The Ping i20 fairway wood is exceptional off the ground from a good lie or even a tight lie. It feels even better off the tee. The ball jumps with the i20 and makes a crisp sound. You barely feel contact when the ball is struck properly. The i20 has an average swing weight (D3) and the small compact head (141 cc) feels great at impact. The Ping i20 fairway wood rates 10 out of 10.

Value

Ping did a great job improving on the i20 fairway woods. The look and performance results are both fantastic. The i20 fairway wood is one of the best on the market and definitely worth upgrading from the i15. Since the i20 is more than a game improvement club the price tag is slightly higher with a $229.99 retail value. However, that is in line with many of the other higher end fairway woods. The Ping i20 is a great club and rates 10 out of 10 in overall value.

Cobra Baffler T-Rail Fairway Wood

Cobra Baffler T-Rail Fairway Wood Review

Hi again everyone – thanks for stopping by. Today we will be reviewing the Cobra Baffler T-Rail Fairway Wood.

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Everything with Cobra Golf is bright and bold, and the Baffler T-Rail fairway wood is no exception. It has a similar color combination as the Baffler hybrid. The club head features a black design with a florescent yellow dual alignment. The grip is also florescent yellow. The oversize head has a shallow clubface and tungsten rails to produce high launching shots. Personally, I have enjoyed the color combinations of Cobra Golf and the design of Baffler T-Rail looks really easy to hit. The appearance of the Baffler fairway rates in at 9 out of 10.

Performance

I tested the Baffler T-Rail 16 degree 3 wood with a stiff Cobra RIP stock shaft.  Distance was average with the Baffler T-Rail. However, 16 degrees of loft is more like a 4 or 5 wood compared to products with other companies. The Baffler T-Rail is designed as a game improvement club. Players who typically spray the ball will benefit from the extra forgiveness that results from 16 degree loft. Also, the club helps straighten out ball flight. Higher handicap players might feel like they are generating more distance with the Baffler T-Rail fairway woods. Cobra has produced fairly easy to hit fairway woods over the years. The shallow face of the Baffler T-Rail makes it extremely easy to hit. In addition to the shallow face, a lower and deeper center of gravity launches the ball from just about any condition. As a result, the Baffler T-Rail delivers a consistently high ball flight. Overall, the club performs solid for players of any ability level and rates 9 out of 10.

Feel

The Baffler T-Rail fairway wood produces a dull sound at impact. The club feels solid and produces minimal sidespin, which cuts down on wild shots to the left and right. The Baffler is not the most versatile club since it produces high and straight shots. However, that is a combination the majority of golfers need. The heavier weight of the club feels great (D3 swing weight) and rates 9 out of 10.

Value

While the Baffler T-Rail is a game improvement club, high or low handicap players will benefit from it’s playability. The best way to sum up the Baffler T-Rail is “user friendly.” The club head design and performance are similar to the Ping K15. With a price tag of only $179 the Baffler T-Rail is a steal and priced under much of the competition. Players searching for new fairway woods need to give the Baffler T-Rail a few swings. The Baffler T-Rail fairway wood combines an appealing price point with excellent performance giving it a 10 out of 10 value rating.

Ping K15 Fairway Wood

Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by.  Today we’ll share with you a review from an independent reviewer for the Ping K15 fairway woods.  This forgiving and effortless 3 wood made quite the impression on our reviewer.  See more details below.  Are you a fan of the K15? Or do you loath it? Share your review below!

 

Performance

The Ping K15 3 wood is one of the friendliest fairway woods to hit. The K15 could be classified as a game improvement club, yet even low handicapped players will benefit from its forgiveness. The club produces a high launch angle and ball flight which is great for more carry – even from tight lies. With such a high trajectory the K15 produces minimal roll upon landing – which would allow a player to become more aggressive in from 200+ yards out. One negative to all this forgiveness and accuracy is the inability work the ball easily – both left and right and in terms f trajectory.

A low handicap player might experience a very minimal loss of distance with the K15 due to high launch and ball flight.  However, a high handicap player with inconsistent ball flight might increase distance by improving their accuracy with the K15. Personally, I am willing to give up a few yards for the accuracy the K15 offers. Overall, I rate the clubs performance at a 9 out of 10. It hits the ball high and straight, a recipe for lower scores.

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Performance

Titleist 910F Fairway Wood ReviewIf you are into technology, then the Titleist 910F 15 degree fairway wood will not disappoint. The Titleist 910F utilizes Titleist SureFit Technology which allows you to adjust the hosel to sixteen different positions that change the loft and lie of the club. The SureFit technology allows you to alter your desired trajectory, spin rate and shot pattern.

Set in the standard, A-1 position, the club will provide a mid ball flight with better than average distance. The standard A-1 position is set at .5 degrees open, which will benefit anyone concerned with turning the ball over too much. Players can decrease loft by -.75 degrees or increase loft by as much as +1.5 degrees. Face angle can be set anywhere from 1.5 degrees open to 1.5 degrees closed. Finally, the lie angle can change from +1.5 degrees upright to -.75 degree flat. Cool adjustability!

Off center hits still feel good and solid, yet the results are less forgiving. The 910F allows players to really shape their shots. The smaller clubface makes the club a little less forgiving than some other clubs on the market. However, the adjusting features allow you to really pinpoint any desired distance gaps for a 15 degree fairway wood.

The Titleist 910F is more suited to lower handicap players looking to have more control over trajectory and shot shaping. Players who suffer from inconsistencies and struggle to control the ball (distance, direction and trajectory) may be better off with more of a game improvement fairway wood.

Overall, I would rate the performance of the Titleist 910F at an 8 out of 10.

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The Callaway FT Fairway wood is one of the most recent additions to the Callaway line. The company introduced us to their Fusion technology a few years ago and they have carried it forward into 2008. Callaway’s new FT-i Squareway woods have stolen the fairway wood spotlight but the more traditional FT Fairway shouldn’t be forgotten.

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The original Tour Edge Exotics fairway wood really took the golf world by storm and brought attention to the entire Exotics line. We hopped on the Exotics bandwagon a few years back when we named the fairway wood the SirShanksAlot.com Golf Club Of The Year in 2005. Tour Edge has since launched their second Exotics fairway wood they and have even guaranteed it to be 20 yards longer than the original. 

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