Thomas Golf Fairway 4 Wood 16 degree

Fairway Strong 4 Wood 16 Degree Loft by Thomas Golf

  • Right Handed or Left Handed Fairway Wood # 4, Loft – 16 degree, Lie – 58 degree; Length – 43 inches with a graphite shaft. 41.5 inches with a steel shaft.
  • Good choice for shots off the fairway with the higher 16 degree loft compared with the lower loft of today's modern 3 wood.
  • The Thomas number 4 wood with a 16 degree loft for long control shots off the tee or off the fairway.
  • Can work will even off a bad lie and can be a better choice vs a strong 3 wood off a tight lie fairway.
  • More sole weight then a 3 wood for a higher ball flight vs a 3 wood.
  • Get repeatable hand placement with strong graphics, with a choice of small, standard, mid size, or oversize
  • Keep your # 4 fairway wood head looking new with the Thomas Golf protective head cover

Thomas Golf Fairway Strong <strong>4 Wood</strong> Shaft

Thomas Golf 16 Degree Number 4 Fairway Wood Graphite Shaft (available in men’s R-Flex, S-Flex or Senior A-flex)

THOMAS Frequency & Flex Matched tour-grade seamless shafts made of premium super high modulus graphite fibers provide a light weight of 60 grams for increased swing speed, while maintaining a low torque of 3.3° to reduce head twisting and lagging at impact, resulting in increased shot accuracy. THOMAS shafts are seamless and have been specifically designed to match and optimize the performance of THOMAS heads for alignment accuracy and ball flight. Specialized Mid Kick-Point provides an optimum balance of trajectory & control. Each shaft undergoes extensive testing including Bend Stressing and Frequency Calibration ensuring integrity and consistency from shaft to shaft.

The senior version has… and Specialized Low Kick-Point assists in achieving higher shot trajectory. Each shaft undergoes extensive testing including Bend Stressing and Frequency Calibration ensuring integrity and consistency from shaft to shaft.


TG-Pro Grip for Thomas Golf Fairway Wood 16 Degree Number 4

  • Grip

    TG-Pro Grips (Small, Standard, Mid-sized, Oversized)

    • This newly engineered compound provides the optimum balance of comfort, control, traction and shock absorption.
    • Paint-filled hand placement reference markers for consistent gripping and accurate club alignment to aid in shot accuracy.
    • Specially designed tread pattern provides exceptional traction and surface feel.
    • The small-size grip is designed for the golfer that uses a small golf glove.
      Standard size grip is for the golfer that uses a mid-size golf glove.
      The mid-size grip is for the golfer that uses a large golf glove.
      The oversize grip is for the golfer that uses an X-large golf glove.

Here are some general characteristics and uses of a 4-wood:

  1. Loft:
    • A 4-wood usually has a loft between 16 and 18 degrees. The loft angle influences the launch angle of the ball and affects how high and far the ball travels.
  2. Distance:
    • A 4-wood is designed to provide a balance between distance and control. It typically allows for longer shots compared to higher-lofted fairway woods, such as 5 or 7 woods, but offers more control than lower-lofted fairway woods like 3-woods.
  3. Versatility:
    • The 4-wood is a versatile club that can be used off the fairway for approach shots, off the tee for accuracy, and even from the rough when the lie permits. It is often chosen by golfers who find a 3-wood challenging to control but want more distance than a 5-wood.
  4. Use Cases:
    • Off the Fairway: The 4-wood is suitable for longer approach shots from the fairway, providing a good balance between distance and control. It's particularly useful for situations where a 3-wood might be too challenging to control.
    • Off the Tee: When accuracy is essential on shorter par-4s or tight fairways, the 4-wood can be a good option off the tee. It allows for a controlled shot while still providing decent distance.
  5. Swing Considerations:
    • When using a 4-wood, consider a smooth and controlled swing. It's not as powerful as a driver, so focus on solid contact and accuracy.
  6. Clubhead Design:
    • Modern 4-woods often feature larger clubheads with technology to enhance forgiveness and provide a larger sweet spot. This can help golfers achieve more consistent results, especially on off-center hits.

Using a number 4 fairway wood effectively involves considering the specific characteristics of the club and adapting your swing for different situations. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to use a number 4 fairway wood:

  1. Setup:
    • Position the ball slightly forward in your stance, about one or two inches inside your left heel (for a right-handed golfer). This helps promote a slightly ascending angle of attack, allowing you to strike the ball cleanly.
  2. Grip:
    • Grip the club with a comfortable and neutral grip. Ensure that your grip pressure is consistent, neither too tight nor too loose.
  3. Alignment:
    • Align your clubface with your target, and square your shoulders parallel to the target line. Good alignment is crucial for accuracy.
  4. Stance:
    • Adopt a shoulder-width stance to provide stability during the swing. Your weight distribution should be slightly favoring your front foot.
  5. Swing Tempo:
    • Maintain a smooth and controlled swing tempo. Avoid trying to overpower the shot; instead, focus on making solid contact with the ball.
  6. Angle of Attack:
    • Unlike with irons, you want a slightly ascending angle of attack with fairway woods. This helps get the ball airborne and achieve a good distance.
  7. Follow Through:
    • Allow for a full and balanced follow-through. Your weight should naturally shift from your back foot to your front foot as you complete the swing.
  8. Off the Fairway:
    • When hitting from the fairway, focus on maintaining a shallow angle of attack. Sweep the ball off the turf rather than taking a divot.
  9. Off the Tee:
    • Tee the ball slightly higher when using the 4-wood off the tee. This allows for a more sweeping motion and can help you achieve a higher launch.
  10. Course Management:
  • Use the 4-wood strategically on the course. It's often a good choice for longer approach shots or when accuracy is essential off the tee.
  1. Practice:
  • Spend time practicing with the number 4 fairway wood on the driving range and various on-course situations. This will help you gain confidence and familiarity with the club.
  1. Experiment with Tee Height:
  • When using the 4-wood off the tee, experiment with tee height to find what works best for you. The right tee height allows you to make solid contact without sacrificing accuracy.

Remember that consistent practice and experimentation are key to mastering any club. Adjust your technique based on your personal preferences and the specific demands of the shot you're facing.

Let's go through some common questions related to using a 4-wood vs. a 3-wood:

Q1: What's the main difference between a 4-wood and a 3-wood?

  • A1: The primary difference is the loft. A 4-wood has a higher loft than a 3-wood. The 4-wood is typically designed for a slightly higher launch angle and more control, while the 3-wood is often used for longer distances off the tee.

Q2: When should I use a 4-wood instead of a 3-wood?

  • A2: Use a 4-wood when you want a balance of distance and control. If you find a 3-wood difficult to control off the fairway or tee, the 4-wood is a good alternative. It's suitable for longer approach shots and situations where accuracy is crucial.

Q3: Is the swing technique different for a 4-wood compared to a 3-wood?

  • A3: The basic swing principles are similar, but you might approach the swing with a 4-wood slightly more focused on control. It's not necessary to swing as aggressively as with a 3-wood, but maintaining a smooth and controlled tempo is crucial for both clubs.

Q4: Can I use a 4-wood off the tee for distance?

  • A4: Yes, you can use a 4-wood off the tee for distance, especially on shorter par-4s or tight fairways. It offers more control than a 3-wood, making it a good option when accuracy is essential.

Q5: Should I tee the ball differently for a 4-wood vs. a 3-wood?

  • A5: Generally, you can tee the ball slightly higher for a 4-wood compared to a 3-wood. This allows for a more sweeping motion and helps you achieve a higher launch.

Q6: How does the distance compare between a 3-wood and a 4-wood?

  • A6: In general, a well-struck shot with a 3-wood will cover more distance than a 4-wood. The 3-wood has a lower loft, producing a flatter trajectory and more roll. The 4-wood sacrifices some distance for increased control.

Q7: Can I use a 4-wood from the rough?

  • A7: Yes, you can use a 4-wood from the rough if the lie is not too challenging. The higher loft compared to a 3-wood can help you get the ball airborne more easily.

Q8: Are there situations where a 4-wood is a better choice than a 3-wood?

  • A8: Yes, situations where accuracy is critical, or when you need a slightly higher launch angle, make the 4-wood a better choice. It's a versatile club that can be effective off the fairway, tee, and even from the rough.

Remember, personal preference and individual playing styles can also influence your choice between a 3-wood and a 4-wood. It's a good idea to experiment and practice with both clubs to determine which one suits your game best in different situations.