Best 3 Woods for 2022

The 3 wood space in the golf bag is exceptionally difficult to get correct. Fitting the longest golf club most players hit from the ground is often a challenge. This season, these fairway woods and hybrids have shown great versatility at traditional 3 wood lofts. This year best 3 wood models are slightly better than […]

The 3 wood space in the golf bag is exceptionally difficult to get correct. Fitting the longest golf club most players hit from the ground is often a challenge. This season, these fairway woods and hybrids have shown great versatility at traditional 3 wood lofts. This year best 3 wood models are slightly better than the last year some innovation upgrade like new flash face technology, speed pocket, jailbreak technology, face cup, improved ball speeds, better ball flight, higher launch angle and better center of gravity.

Golf companies put a lot of emphasis to upgrade the fairway woods and the 3 wood to allow golfers to have great games at the course. Here are the 2022 best 3 woods.

Top 10 Best Fairway Woods

Srixon ZX Fairway Wood

The ZX fairway woods were created with one goal in mind: to be faster and better than the last year model. Srixon’s innovative Rebound Frame Technology helps the ZX Woods and their best 3 wood model create greater speed and distance with low center of gravity on par 5. Rebound Frame Technology works by overlaying alternate zones of flexibility and rigidity that work together to concentrate more energy into the ball when it hits the ground. As a result, high ball speed and distance off the tee have risen.  By focusing more energy into the golf ball, Rebound Frame’s unique structure increases ball speed and distance on every shot, especially center-face impacts.

Price history
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Price history for Srixon Golf- ZX Fairway Wood 13.5#3+ Extra Stiff Flex [HZRDUS Smoke Black 60]
Latest updates:
  • $174.99 - October 24, 2022
  • $179.99 - October 15, 2022
  • $269.98 - September 12, 2022
  • $199.99 - August 21, 2022
  • $269.98 - July 5, 2022
  • $269.99 - July 1, 2022
Since: July 1, 2022
  • Highest Price: $269.99 - July 1, 2022
  • Lowest Price: $174.99 - October 24, 2022
Last Amazon price update was: December 1, 2022 4:59 am
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Cleveland Launcher XL Halo Fairway Wood

Launcher XL Halo Fairway Wood is built with Gliderail technology to improve turf interaction and keep you from duffing your 3 wood shots. An oversized head, low center of gravity and Rebound Frame help you hit the ball easier off the deck with more launch. The XL Head Design is the biggest head in a Cleveland fairway 3 wood yet, creating maximum distance with forgiveness in a high launch package and straighter ball flight. Long and forgiving woods. Twin rails run along the sole of the best 3 wood club to straighten the face through impact for ideal contact. The Rebound Frame provide high ball speed and distance through alternating zones of flexibility and rigidity on the face. One of the best fairway woods on the market.

Last Amazon price update was: November 30, 2022 9:58 pm
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Tour Edge Exotics C721 Fairway Wood

For those who want more accurate flight control and amazing speed. The new SureFit CG Track Technology allows for improved CG adjustability, as well as the new Active Recoil Channel 4.0, which produces a consistently higher, faster launch. I recommend the new fairway woods Tour Edge Exotics C721 fairway to everyone who believes in technology and wants to improve their game off the tee. These clubs give the lower handicap players best value.

Titleist TSI2 Fairway Wood

Titleist TSI2 Fairway Wood

The Titleist TSi2 best 3 wood delivers a superb combination of distance and forgiveness that players of all handicap levels should consider. These long and forgiving woods are great for slower swing speeds. Low center of gravity provide nice distance and more speed. Steady performance to be reassuring, and the appearance to be unbeatable. Great club even for lower handicap golfers.

ATI 425 Aerospace Titanium in face creates a long, straight, stylish and incredible sounding 3 wood. Face delivers higher speed at every point of contact. Great price and best value for many golfers.

Cobra Radspeed Draw 3 Wood

Cobra King RADSPEED Draw Fairway Wood is made with heel-biased internal Radial Weighting and a back weight for medium spin, maximum forgiveness and slice-correcting flight. 16g of heel-biased RAD weighting and a 7g weight in the back delivers medium spin for high launch and forgiveness. A new carbon fiber material is 30% thinner and 6g lighter, allowing for more flexibility to move weight towards the heel to increase draw-bias in this best 3 wood. An Infinity edge face design expands the milled area by 95%, increasing the max ball speed zone. One of the most favorite woods on the market.

Price history
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Price history for Cobra Golf 2021 Radspeed Draw Fairway Gloss Black-Turbo Yellow (Men's Right Hand, Project X Evenflow Ripetide, Reg Flex, 14.5)
Latest updates:
  • $160.38 - November 26, 2022
  • $164.98 - November 12, 2022
  • $249.24 - November 10, 2022
  • $207.02 - October 24, 2022
  • $220.23 - October 18, 2022
  • $234.29 - October 13, 2022
  • $249.24 - October 2, 2022
  • $188.80 - September 29, 2022
Since: June 10, 2022
  • Highest Price: $249.24 - July 5, 2022
  • Lowest Price: $160.38 - November 26, 2022
Last Amazon price update was: November 30, 2022 9:20 pm
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Ping G425 LST Fairway Wood

The PING G425 LST fairway wood is pear-shaped rather than round, and it’s a little smaller than the rest of the 3 wood series. For someone who loves his 3 wood to look like a conventional 5 wood, it’s a delight. With three dots, a new alignment assist replaces the now-familiar turbulators found on earlier versions. For me, this is a wonderful shift. The matte coating, which is included on many of PING’s latest gadgets, gives the device a sharp appearance while decreasing glare.

Callaway Epic Speed 3 Wood

The new Callaway Epic Speed 3 wood brings a new era of speed to the world of golf. The previous models Callaway Mavrik and Callaway Mavrik sub zero were great with flash face technology for more clubhead speed. The new A.I. Jailbreak technology, Velocity Blades system stiffens the body like previous versions sub zero 3 wood models for better swing speed, while now improving stability in the horizontal and torsional directions for exceptional ball speeds across the face. The face cup is not like in sub zero models. Every face is uniquely designed using advanced A.I. to put greater emphasis on center and off-center strikes. High strength C300 Maraging Steel is flexible, yet strong with Face Cup technology for better low spin and consistency across the face of the 3 wood Callaway model. One of the best woods on the market.

Price history
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Price history for Callaway Epic Speed Fairway
Latest updates:
  • $199.99 - October 16, 2022
  • $229.99 - August 4, 2022
  • $269.99 - July 29, 2022
  • $229.99 - July 28, 2022
Since: July 28, 2022
  • Highest Price: $269.99 - July 29, 2022
  • Lowest Price: $199.99 - October 16, 2022
Last Amazon price update was: November 30, 2022 9:40 pm
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TaylorMade Sim2 Max D Fairway Wood

With the TaylorMade SIM Max Fairway, you can get a combination of explosive distance and forgiveness. The V Steel sole of the 3 wood has been redesigned to provide precise and consistent turf engagement while also increasing versatility from any lie. The v steel sole and carbon crown of this best fairway wood allow the CG to be lower. The v steel improve the turf interaction for better shot with this wood off the tee. Mid handicappers with better swing speed love to use this new fairway and their driver off the tee. The SIM Max-D 3 wood, which comes with draw-bias technology, uses revolutionary twist face technology curvature with corrective face angle on off-center blows to reduce side spin and improve accuracy. At impact, a Speed Pocket flexes, generating amazing speed off the face for improved player performance with the 3 wood. Top woods of 2022.

Price history
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Price history for TaylorMade SIM MAX-D Fairway, #3, 16 Degree Loft, Left Hand, Regular Flex
Latest updates:
  • $244.99 - December 1, 2022
  • $219.99 - November 19, 2022
  • $228.10 - November 16, 2022
  • $244.99 - November 6, 2022
  • $247.99 - November 4, 2022
  • $243.99 - October 27, 2022
  • $149.99 - October 21, 2022
  • $242.99 - October 19, 2022
Since: July 7, 2022
  • Highest Price: $249.98 - July 7, 2022
  • Lowest Price: $149.99 - September 9, 2022
Last Amazon price update was: December 1, 2022 10:52 am
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Titleist TSI3 Fairway Wood

Titleist TSi3 Fairway 3 wood for superior speed-tuned performance, the CG Track Design can be adjusted. The ATI 425 Aerospace Titanium in face produces a driver that is long, straight, elegant, and has amazing sound. It has low spin great for this type of 3 wood. At every point of contact, the face accelerates the ball. Increased speed due to improved aerodynamics. Increased speed and a tighter speed range up and down the face thanks to multi-dimensional stability. Features that allow you to fine-tune your performance. One of the most favorite woods on the market.

Mizuno ST-Z Fairway Wood

ST-Z woods combines a throwback profile with the MAS1C face, Mizuno’s most powerful to date. This balanced approach to low spin performance and stability is unique to fairway woods. Both the 3 wood and 5 wood feature an adjustable hosel to offer 4 degrees of loft and face angle variation similar to project x models. You don’t need much effort to get the ball airborne with this model. Mid handicappers often use these clubs.

Features optimized CORTECH multi-face thickness, delivering Mizuno’s thinnest and hottest Fairway face yet. Lower Center of Gravity for better spin vs MOI performance. Compact Wave design lowers mass for enhanced MOI and lower Center of Gravity. Great woods of 2022.

When Do You Use A Fairway Wood?

when to use a fairway wood

Golfers can fit their 3-wood with as little as 13-degrees of loft or as much as 16 degrees and beyond. 16 degrees loft are used not so often in these fairway woods. From 16 degrees up to 21 degree loft are often the hybrids designed to provide more spin rates for better players. Players that want their 3 wood or 5 wood to use primarily from the tee box may want less loft for more distance. Players that use their 3-wood off the ground to attack long par-4s or par-5s often choice 15-degrees and above to help them get higher launch from the ground and rough.

Fairway woods can be used from a short tee, the ground on fairways and in the rough, and for chipping around the greens.

The kinds of golf courses you play on and your skill level and swing speed will play a large role in when you use your 3-wood or 5 wood. 

Finding the Best Fairway Wood for Your Golf Game

The best fairway woods for you will get the ball better flight of distance and control and higher ball speed. Higher swing speed player may do well with a fairway 3 wood in lower lofts.

Slower swing speed players may get more distance, speeds and forgiveness in the higher-lofted 3 wood models with low center of gravity. 

head shape
There many head sizes. Source 2ndswing.com

What 3-Wood Should You Buy?

3-woods are very player specific and often persist in golf bags for many years. Due to the multi-purpose function of these fairway woods, finding the right balance of distance and control can be difficult. Knowing how you use this 3 wood club most often will lead you in the direction of which model to buy.

If you are a golfer that likes to use their fairway woods off the tee then a smaller headed lower spin option with less loft may be perfect. If you plan to use your fairway woods to attack longer golf holes on your second shot then a larger club head and more loft may be your friend. No matter what club head and style you choose, make sure to match it with a shaft and grip that make you feel comfortable.

As always, testing different fairway woods and long irons and shaft combinations is the best way to know which blend is right for your game. Get yourself to see a professional club fitter and let them help you narrow your choices. Make sure to ask questions if you do not understand why they are giving you clubs with specific lofts or shaft options for fairway wood. Using club buying as an opportunity to understand more about your game is a great plan for getting better fast.

Thanks for reading hope we hep you to choose the right and best 3 wood and see you again soon!

 

Paul Liberatore

Paul Liberatore

Founder of Golfers Authority

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