So we have been extremely busy over the last few weeks with fittings and I just wanted to share some of our equipment highlights (be sure to check back for future posts regarding irons, drivers, hybrids, wedges etc.). By far the winner in fairway woods is the Adams XTD. We offer most brands and when it comes to distance, forgiveness, and performance nothing has matched the XTD. The second hotest is the Exotics XCG7 Beta which is no surprise as these are the only 2 titanium faced fairway woods on the market. The only drawback to the XTD is its rather odd look with the deeper & wider cut through slot but that is why this club is forgiving with sick ball speeds off the face. The Exotics is appealing towards those golfers who like a more classic look. The Big Bertha 3 wood also has that clean look and also has adjustability with its optifit collar.
Now some might be dissuaded from the XTD due to it’s price (starting at $300), but keep in mind its stock shaft is the “real deal” Matrix Q3 “Red Tie” which is a great high launch low spin shaft that pairs great with this head. I am an authorized Matrix dealer and can tell you that if you brought me your old 3 wood and had it reshafted with the Q3 red tie the MAP price on that shaft is $320 so your basically getting the XTD head for -$20? I also love the XTD as it has the adjustability of +/- 1.5 loft. On a gearhead note the XTD now features a variable face thickness (a first in titanium faced fairway woods) which makes this model 29% faster on off-center hits in comparison to last years LS line (which was our best seller last year).