number-15-fairway-woodHigh-lofted fairway woods are a good option for golfers who struggle to get the ball up in the air with irons or hybrid clubs. For example, a Number 15 Fairway Wood has a loft (35-37 degrees) similar to a 7- or 8-iron or equivalent hybrid, but a lower center of gravity which produces higher shots.


The number 15 fairway wood – or 15-wood for short – has several other advantages over its counterparts. Where irons and most hybrids feature a shallow clubhead (measured from face to back edge), a 15-wood’s deeper head inspires greater confidence at address and makes it more forgiving on mishits.

All golfers want extra distance, and the 15-wood delivers here, too, thanks to a shaft that’s
longer than corresponding irons and hybrids. It’s an excellent choice for players with slower swing speeds and is most effective when swung with a sweeping motion (rather than a downward blow).

The 15-wood is also versatile. Its rounded shape helps the club glide easily through tall grass, so it’s less likely than an iron to snag in the rough. Some golfers may even use it around the greens, especially when facing a long chip-and-run where a low, rolling shot is required.

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The term “Number 15 fairway wood” typically refers to a specific golf club used for hitting shots from the fairway or rough. However, it's important to note that golf club numbering can vary between manufacturers, and there is no standardization across the industry. The club labeled as a “Number 15 fairway wood” by one brand may have different characteristics compared to another brand.

In general, fairway woods are designed to provide distance and accuracy on longer shots where a golfer wants to achieve more distance than with an iron but still maintain control. They typically have a slightly larger clubhead and longer shaft than irons, which helps generate more clubhead speed and distance.

The number associated with a fairway wood typically indicates its loft, which affects the trajectory and distance it can achieve. A “Number 15 fairway wood” would generally have a higher loft compared to lower-numbered fairway woods, which results in a higher ball flight and potentially more control.

It's important to remember that club selection is a personal preference based on a golfer's swing, skill level, and the specific shot requirements. Golfers often carry multiple fairway woods in their bag, such as a 3-wood, 5-wood, or 7-wood, to accommodate different distances and shot scenarios.

If you're considering adding a Number 15 fairway wood to your set, I recommend visiting a local golf shop or consulting with a professional club fitter. They can provide guidance on club selection, assess your swing characteristics, and help you find the fairway wood that best suits your game.