Should I Choose A 2 Or A 4 Golf Fairway Wood (Video)
Should I Choose A 2 Or A 4 Golf Fairway Wood (Video)

For whatever reason the even numbers don’t get much of a look when it comes to the woods in a golf set. Most sets have a dry which is a one wood, then they got a three wood and a five wood occasionally a seven and nine wood. So the two and the four get a bit overlooked. So if you have seen a two and a four in the shops and thought well, what are they doing? Could I benefit from using one of those? This is the answer. It simply comes down to the amount of angle or loft on the clubface. So generally a driver would go between about eight and 12 degrees. And that’s going to be your one wood. And then 12, 13, 14 degrees might be bracketed as a two wood; 15 and 16 degrees three wood. And then that sort of 17, 18 degree four wood, five wood is 19 degrees and then upwards 20 and upwards to your high numbered clubs from there. Very rarely see a six or an eight wood -- I don’t think I have ever seen a six or an eight wood ever. So a two and a four wood why would you need that? Well, if you have got a bag of 14 clubs, and don’t forget 14 is the maximum you are allowed to carry. And you really like all the clubs in your bag, but you have got this three wood and you have got this five wood and you can’t really decide when to use one or the other. You could take them both out, get rid of two clubs, replace them with a four wood. The four wood might do the job of both of those clubs. That’s saved you a club. That means you could have an extra wedge in your bag. You could have an extra long iron or an extra hybrid club. So, a two wood and a four wood have a purpose, they are specifically quite sort of centrally located between a drive and a three wood, there’s your two wood; and between a three wood and a five wood, there’s your four wood. So you don’t have to conform to convention of driver the three wood, five wood. If you want to get rid of two of those clubs and replace it with one of those clubs, you could try a two wood or a four wood. Take them down to the range, hit them, if you are not seeing a massive difference between your three wood and your five wood in terms of flight and distance and how it lands and rolls, get rid of two, put one back in, you’ve saved yourself some space, you can then add in an extra club in your bag. So a two wood and a four wood might be an option for your game.

2014-11-06

For whatever reason the even numbers don’t get much of a look when it comes to the woods in a golf set. Most sets have a dry which is a one wood, then they got a three wood and a five wood occasionally a seven and nine wood. So the two and the four get a bit overlooked. So if you have seen a two and a four in the shops and thought well, what are they doing? Could I benefit from using one of those? This is the answer. It simply comes down to the amount of angle or loft on the clubface. So generally a driver would go between about eight and 12 degrees. And that’s going to be your one wood. And then 12, 13, 14 degrees might be bracketed as a two wood; 15 and 16 degrees three wood. And then that sort of 17, 18 degree four wood, five wood is 19 degrees and then upwards 20 and upwards to your high numbered clubs from there. Very rarely see a six or an eight wood -- I don’t think I have ever seen a six or an eight wood ever. So a two and a four wood why would you need that? Well, if you have got a bag of 14 clubs, and don’t forget 14 is the maximum you are allowed to carry. And you really like all the clubs in your bag, but you have got this three wood and you have got this five wood and you can’t really decide when to use one or the other. You could take them both out, get rid of two clubs, replace them with a four wood. The four wood might do the job of both of those clubs. That’s saved you a club. That means you could have an extra wedge in your bag. You could have an extra long iron or an extra hybrid club. So, a two wood and a four wood have a purpose, they are specifically quite sort of centrally located between a drive and a three wood, there’s your two wood; and between a three wood and a five wood, there’s your four wood. So you don’t have to conform to convention of driver the three wood, five wood. If you want to get rid of two of those clubs and replace it with one of those clubs, you could try a two wood or a four wood. Take them down to the range, hit them, if you are not seeing a massive difference between your three wood and your five wood in terms of flight and distance and how it lands and rolls, get rid of two, put one back in, you’ve saved yourself some space, you can then add in an extra club in your bag. So a two wood and a four wood might be an option for your game.