- More loft (about 16°) than a modern 3-wood, which typically has around 13°. This makes the 4-wood much easier to hit from the fairway, giving you more height and forgiveness.
- About an inch less length than a 3-wood, again helping the golfer consistently find the sweet spot.
- About 10 more grams of head weight compared to a 3-wood. The added heft helps get the ball airborne from the fairway and rough.
- Added flexibility within your 14-club limit. For example, you could go with a driver, 4-wood and 7-wood instead of the driver, 3-, 5- and 7-wood. This opens up space to add an extra wedge or hybrid iron.
While not as popular as the 3-wood or 5-wood, the #4 fairway wood can add a lot to your game. The 4-wood’s advantages include: