Best Fairway Woods of 2019

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pollock21pollock21  737WRX Points: 98Handicap: 7.6Members Posts: 737 Golden Tee
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Think of replacing my beloved 16M2 3 and 5 wood with something new. Hoping to keep the distance/performance with an increase in forgiveness.



Now that the new batch of fairways have been out for a while, I figured I’d ask what everyone has thrown on the bag after testing out the new options.



Are there any consensus winners in this batch? They all look like great options, I just know many of them couldn’t keep up with my M2’s the past few years. I’ve wanted to put a Ping in the bag for a while but just couldn’t give up all those yards. The new g410 LST looks like a contender, possibly the TS2 or F9 as well.



Looking forward to hearing everyone’s experiences!
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Driver: Ho
Fairway: 16M2 15* & 18*
Irons: Ho
Wedges: Ping Glide Stealth 50* PXLZ 6.5, 54* & 60* PXLZ 7.0
Putter: Scotty Newport 2
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  • DFDLTDFDLT  136WRX Points: 54Members Posts: 136 Fairways
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    I’m going to try the F9, G410 LST, and the ST190.
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  • North Shore Golfer21North Shore Golfer21  323WRX Points: 51Members Posts: 323 Greens
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    M5 by a lot
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  • kiw1982kiw1982 Williamsburg, VA 1235WRX Points: 161Handicap: 9Members Posts: 1,235 Platinum Tees
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    From my fitting,



    1st - m6(liked how it sits behind the ball better)

    2nd - TS2, close same shaft(feel was better than anything)



    Hope this helps.
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    Cobra                   F9 9.0 Driver 
    Titleist                  TS2 16.5 Wood 
    Ping                      G410 19 Hybrid 
    Titleist                  818 H2 23 Hybrid 
    Mizuno                 MP 32 5-P Irons
    Ping                      Glide 2.0 52/56/60 Wedges
    Scotty Cameron  Special Select 2.5 Putter 
  • BearQBearQ  3667WRX Points: 850Members Posts: 3,667 Titanium Tees
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    kiw1982 wrote:


    From my fitting,



    1st - m6(liked how it sits behind the ball better)

    2nd - TS2, close same shaft(feel was better than anything)



    Hope this helps.




    Ts fairways don’t get much hype on boards but I’ve seen them in tons of bags. Rave reviews
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  • DasenergiDasenergi 84109 939WRX Points: 103Handicap: 7.2Members Posts: 939 Golden Tee
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    F9 was by far the best got even better on grass



    Should add, Atmos TS blue 7 was by far the best shaft. Smoke, Evenflow and even the trusted Tensei didn’t outperform it. Was pleasantly surprised with it.
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  • chadly643chadly643  510WRX Points: 133Members Posts: 510 Golden Tee
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    I did some initial testing of all the main available options last weekend. They are all very close in terms of performance. Ballspeeds were all identical. Ping was definitely the highest flight. I diskliked the Ping shape however. Srixon was the best looking option and felt really good. The winner for me however was f9. Those rails really do offer something useful that the others don’t have. In all honesty, all the big manufacturers have a great option this year. You can’t make a mistake with any of them. It comes down purely to preference on looks and feel.
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  • kclayton16kclayton16  30WRX Points: 41Members Posts: 30 Bunkers
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    M5 by a lot




    Agree. M5 was miles better for me than gamer (Epic SZ) as well as other new fwy woods for 2019
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  • onafridayonafriday  1445WRX Points: 126Handicap: 5Members Posts: 1,445 Platinum Tees
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    F9 Tour for me at a flighscope fitting this year with a bunch of different shaft trials.



    A lot of good ones this year. Find your combo!
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    G410 LST 9* Diamana W 60X 
    Epic Flash SZ 15* Diamana DF 60X
    SLDR 19* Speeder Tour Spec 8.8X
    P790 ‘19 (4-P) Modus3 120X
    SM7 (raw) 50F, 54S, 58D Modus3 120X
    Kingston KP1.5 by Slighter

  • BigHook25BigHook25  2336WRX Points: 131Members Posts: 2,336 Platinum Tees
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    kclayton16 wrote:



    M5 by a lot




    Agree. M5 was miles better for me than gamer (Epic SZ) as well as other new fwy woods for 2019




    Your talking about the price
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  • puresurfrpuresurfr  2245WRX Points: 207Members Posts: 2,245 Platinum Tees
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    I buy every club made and they all are pretty good but I was really surprised by the PXG Gen2, it is the first fairway wood which has a chance of upending my Adams XTD.....It is the only club in my bag that has not been replaced.....ive changed irons about 30 times at least and drivers, a minimum of 40X and if you count shaft changes, a lot more than that. The PXG is small headed which I like but the entire face is forgiving and the spin is super too low, in fact its probably too low for good golfers to employ but for me it just gives me tremendous distance !
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  • JustinMJustinM  154WRX Points: 58Handicap: 9Members Posts: 154 Fairways
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    The epic flash SZ fairways are great. I replaced my PXGs for these both 15 and 18 degree. The head is small and the face is tall if that makes sense. I’ve tested them all and a clear winner
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  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16  8954WRX Points: 1,215Members Posts: 8,954 Titanium Tees
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    For me, as far as looks, feel, sound and performance go it comes down to F9 vs Flash. M5 looks very good but I wasn't a fan of that huge price and the firm "hard" feel off the face.



    Haven't tried out TS3 or G410 yet but I really don't like the looks from what I've seen. Never liked Titleist or Ping clubs really, so unless they blow F9 or Flash out of the water with performance (unlikely, these are 3w's after all) I won't even bother.
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    D - Epic SZ | Tour Z Xtreme 465
    3w - '16 Tour Issue M1 (16.5*) | Diamana B 70
    5w - '17 M1 | Tensei Pro Blue 70
    4h - 818H1 | Tensei Pro White 90
    Irons - P760 5-PW | Modus 120
    GW - Glide 3.0 50/12 | S400 Tour Issue
    SW - Glide 3.0 54/12| S400 Tour Issue
    LW - Glide 3.0 58/10 | S400 Tour Issue
    P - Custom EVNROLL ER5
    Ball - Bridgestone BXS



  • jasona93jasona93  75WRX Points: 28Handicap: 7.4Members Posts: 75 Fairways
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    I sure hope its the ST190 because one appeared on my doorstep yesterday.
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  • kjruleskjrules  123WRX Points: 48Members Posts: 123 Fairways
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    epic flash sz - beast off the tee ans so easy to launch of the turf, longest and straightest.
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  • evoviiiyouevoviiiyou evoviiiyou  2013WRX Points: 163Members Posts: 2,013 Platinum Tees
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    1) Mizuno ST190 TS (3 wood...I have not hit the glued in 5metal yet)

    2) Epic Flash SZ is interchangeable with the ST190 for me in the 3wood in terms of performance. Really awesome fairway, love the entire Flash line
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    Mizuno ST190 10.5/ Fuji Speeder TR 661S/ PURE Wrap BLK
    Mizuno CLK 16/ Nippon Modus Tour 130S/ PURE Wrap BLK
    Mizuno JPX FliHi 19/ Modus Tour 130S/ PURE Wrap WHT
    Mizuno JPX919F 4-9iron Nippon SPO S/ PURE Wrap BLK
    Mizuno JPX919T PW Nippon SPO S/ PURE Wrap BLK
    Mizuno S18 Wedge 51/08/ PXLZ 5.5/ PURE Wrap BLK
    Mizuno S18 Wedge 56/06/ PXLZ 5.5/ PURE Wrap WHT
    SeeMore M1B/ Satin Black Conti Golf/ Super Stroke Slim CC

  • bnb9433bnb9433  252WRX Points: 64Members Posts: 252 Greens
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    kjrules wrote:


    epic flash sz - beast off the tee ans so easy to launch of the turf, longest and straightest.




    This
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    Cobra F9 w/ Atmos Tour Spec Blue 6s
    Epic Flash 3w w/ HZRDUS Smoke 6.0 70g
    Callaway Apex '19 20* 3H
    Ping i200 4-PW w/ PX 6.0
    Titleist SM6 50, 54, 58
    Odyssey O works 7s
    ProV1
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  • BearQBearQ  3667WRX Points: 850Members Posts: 3,667 Titanium Tees
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    Flash sz getting a lot of love!
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  • pollock21pollock21  737WRX Points: 98Handicap: 7.6Members Posts: 737 Golden Tee
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    Mizzy sounds like one I’m gonna have to check out as well.
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    Driver: Ho
    Fairway: 16M2 15* & 18*
    Irons: Ho
    Wedges: Ping Glide Stealth 50* PXLZ 6.5, 54* & 60* PXLZ 7.0
    Putter: Scotty Newport 2
  • pollock21pollock21  737WRX Points: 98Handicap: 7.6Members Posts: 737 Golden Tee
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    jasona93 wrote:
    I sure hope its the ST190 because one appeared on my doorstep yesterday.




    Have you hit it yet? What are your thoughts?
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    Driver: Ho
    Fairway: 16M2 15* & 18*
    Irons: Ho
    Wedges: Ping Glide Stealth 50* PXLZ 6.5, 54* & 60* PXLZ 7.0
    Putter: Scotty Newport 2
  • putt&prayputt&pray  43WRX Points: 40Members Posts: 43 Bunkers
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    TS3 has been fantastic so far...



    I’d love to pick up a Tensei pro white 80TX, I think that would be an all world combo!
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  • JutJut "Don't give up. Don't ever give up."  785WRX Points: 96Handicap: 4.3Members Posts: 785 Golden Tee
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    I posted this in the F9 thread a few days ago...


    [background=rgb(255, 255, 255)]I picked up the F9 Tour fairway after testing it against both of the Epic Flash models, both Titleist [/background][background=rgb(255, 255, 255)]TS models, and all the T[/background]aylormade [background=rgb(255, 255, 255)]stuff. All this was done at GG on GC2. Both objectively and subjectively, it blew everything else away. Granted this was all indoors hitting into a net. After purchase, I hit it off the mats at my local outdoor range (in 30* weather) and liked it, didn't love it. Like a true ho'er of clubs, I put it on the BST thinking I would fall in love with the G410 LST fairway. [/background]

    [background=rgb(255, 255, 255)]Well, I'm glad I didn't get rid of the Cobra. I was able to finally get some semi-agreeable Ohio weather and have now had it on the course twice. She's a keeper.[/background]
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    Ping G410 LST 10.5*
    Ping G410 16*
    Cobra King OS 19*
    PXG 0317 22*
    Mizuno MP-20 HMB 5-PW
    Callaway MD5 Jaws 52* 58*
    Cleveland RTX4 62*
    Odyssey White Hot Pro 9
    Taylormade TP5
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  • pollock21pollock21  737WRX Points: 98Handicap: 7.6Members Posts: 737 Golden Tee
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    I bit the bullet, grabbed a new flash SZ. Ebay is running a 15% in app coupon till 7 PM pacific tonight. Will report back once I get it out on the course.

    putt&pray wrote:
    TS3 has been fantastic so far...



    I’d love to pick up a Tensei pro white 80TX, I think that would be an all world combo!




    I have a pro white 70 TX in my 16M2 and it’s awesome. Good chance it ends up in my SZ.
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    Driver: Ho
    Fairway: 16M2 15* & 18*
    Irons: Ho
    Wedges: Ping Glide Stealth 50* PXLZ 6.5, 54* & 60* PXLZ 7.0
    Putter: Scotty Newport 2
  • DFS PFDDFS PFD  1451WRX Points: 657Handicap: 1.8Members Posts: 1,451 Platinum Tees
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    M5 felt hook prone, F9 Tour was good, but nothing is unseating the ultra flat M2 tour this year.
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    SIM 8* Ventus Black 6X
    G410 LST  HZRDUS Smoke Hulk 6.5TX 60g 
    Epic Flash SZ 15* Tensei PW 80TX
    2-PW Ping Blueprint DG X7
    55* MG Raw Tour issue S400
    60* Hi-Toe Tour Issue S400
    L.A.B 2.1 

  • AG12AG12  1790WRX Points: 917Handicap: 10Members Posts: 1,790 Platinum Tees
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    TS2 15* w/ Tensei Pro White 70....bombs
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    Driver: Titleist TS2 9.5* Tensei Pro White 60
    3W: Titleist TS2 15* Tensei Pro White 70
    5W: PING G410 18* Tour 75
    4HY: Titleist 818H2 21* Atmos HB Tour Spec Blue 8
    Irons: PING G410 5-UW Project X LZ 120
    Wedges: Titleist SM7 54.14F/60.10M DG S200 
    Putter: Bettinardi BB1F Blackout Limited Run
    Ball: Titleist ProV1x #27
    WITB
  • NJPhilNJPhil  156WRX Points: 98Handicap: 12.1Members Posts: 156 Fairways
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    Loving my TS2, so much confidence in my 3 wood now.
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    Ping G400 LST 10° w/ HZRDUS Smoke 60
    Titleist TS2 3W 15° w/ HZRDUS Smoke 70
    Ping G30 3H 19° w/ TFC 419H
    Taylormade P790 4i-AW w/ SteelFiber i110
    Titleist Vokey SM7 Raw 54.14F w/ SteelFiber i125
    Titleist Vokey SM7 Raw 58.08M w/ SteelFiber i125
    Scotty Cameron Select Fastback 2
  • uglandeuglande  350WRX Points: 246Members Posts: 350 Greens
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    Of the ones I have tried so far:



    1a) Cobra F9 Tour (Like the black-matte look, small, heavy head, and thud-y feel, plus rails! This is a tie for me with TS3).

    1b) Titleist TS3 (Beautiful club, this is what I have in my bag but I might have to pick up a Cobra Tour for a proper showdown)

    2) Callaway Flash SZ (So-so looks, very hot, love the feel on center strikes, couldn't find the right shaft match to really make it consistent)

    3) Ping 410 LST (Liked it but feel was loud and harsh and ball flight was fade-y. Regular 410 was same-old and too spinny for me)

    4) TaylorMade M5/M6 (Just didn't work for me. Looks good. I just couldn't get any distance.)



    I am a high-spin player so I didn't even try some models like TS2, standard F9 or standard Flash. I did try both models of Taylor and Ping.



    The only other one I want to try is Mizuno.
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    TM M5 (Hzrdus Yellow)
    TM OO (Hzrdus Smoke Black)
    Titleist U500 3-4 (Hzrdus Smoke Black)
    Mizuno MP20 5-9 (Modus3 Tour 120)
    Vokey SM7 48F, 54S, 58D, 62M
    TM Spider & Titleist ProV1x
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  • eldog-in-the-hizouseeldog-in-the-hizouse  968WRX Points: 98Handicap: +2.3Members Posts: 968 Golden Tee
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    So no love at all for the Ping G410 LST? What's wrong with the head shape? Does it not spin considerably less than the regular 410?
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    So no love at all for the Ping G410 LST? What's wrong with the head shape? Does it not spin considerably less than the regular 410?




    Definitely lower launch and lower spin. If that's what you're looking for, and you are already used to the standard grey-matte-turbulator look, then definitely give them a try. I was getting pretty good numbers but they were leaky to the right (probably fixable) and wasn't crazy about the feel or sound (not fixable).



    If 410 LST is appealing, also give the Cobra F9 Tour a spin.
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    TM M5 (Hzrdus Yellow)
    TM OO (Hzrdus Smoke Black)
    Titleist U500 3-4 (Hzrdus Smoke Black)
    Mizuno MP20 5-9 (Modus3 Tour 120)
    Vokey SM7 48F, 54S, 58D, 62M
    TM Spider & Titleist ProV1x
  • Sh00terMcgavinSh00terMcgavin  298WRX Points: 44Handicap: 4.9Members Posts: 298 Greens
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    I'm going to go with TEE CBX for best fairway.



    I will say that the Epic Flash sz does look mighty appealing to hit. Guys on TXG were raving about the ballspeeds it was producing for a fairway wood.
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    Ping G400 Accra TZ6 M5
    TEE EX10 Beta but searching
    Callaway Apex UT 21*
    Mizuno MP5
    Vokey
    Spider
    Tp5x
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  • dmeeksDCdmeeksDC  2724WRX Points: 366Handicap: 8ClubWRX Posts: 2,724 ClubWRX
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    I played my first round today with a Cobra F9 standard head 14.5 degree 3 wood. I really hammered it straight and long all 3 times I hit it, two from the deck and once from the tee. One of the easiest to elevate FW clubs I have ever hit. It feels fantastic and it gets up. The rails are a big help off the deck. This is a really nice fairway wood, my first Cobra fairway ever. Impressed.
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    Ping G400 9 degrees, Ping Tour stiff shaft, 65 grams
    Callaway XHot2 Pro 5 wood, 17 degrees, Aldila Tour Blue stiff shaft
    Titleist 915F fairway, 21 degrees, Diamana Blue 70 stiff
    Srixon 565 4 iron, Nippon 980GH stiff shaft
    Adams CMB irons, 5-PW, KBS C Taper regular shafts (110g)
    Titleist Vokey SM7 50 degree, F grind, Dynamic Gold S200 shaft
    Callaway Mack Daddy 2 54-degree wedge, S grind, DG wedge shaft
    Ben Hogan TK wedge, 59 degree, KBS black wedge shaft
    TaylorMade TP Chaska putter, sliver, 34 inches
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