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Fairway Woods

The best fairway woods feature a lot of the same technology as drivers—like thin, super-fast faces designed into a package that combines power in a club you can still hit off the grass. Fairway woods likely benefit more than drivers do from the use of lighter materials in the crown. More than three-quarters of the fairway woods on the Hot List use a carbon-composite crown so that weight can be taken off the top and redistributed in the sole for a higher launch. In addition, thin and fast titanium faces save even more weight that can be used to lower the center of gravity for shots that launch with less spin. The result is more distance, so don’t shy away from adding fairway woods to your bag because underneath each one is speed to burn.