Wood(s), Golf Term

    Anachronistic term referring to the group of clubs including the driver and fairway woods (numbered 3, 4, 5 and so on). So-called woods were once made of actual wood, such as persimmon or laminated composites. While a few companies still manufacturer these clubs, wood has largely been phased out in favor of steel, alloys and other materials.

    “Woods” may also refer to areas of trees on a golf course.