Your wedges are known as scoring clubs for a reason. The closer you can hit shots with them to the whole, the easier and more makeable your next putt will be, and that’s when the game gets really fun, when you turn a three-shot situation into an up-and-down. To make sure you have the ideal wedges in your bag to help you with scoring, it’s important to know a few things. You want your equipment to support the kinds of shots you like to hit from the lie conditions you will encounter most frequently on the course.
We all need to carry a driver and most likely a 3 or 4 wood, but that transitional yardage need between your longer woods and your irons is critically important to your game, too. That begs the question, “would your game benefit more from having a hybrid or a fairway wood to manage those shots that need to carry longer than a long iron, but not quite as far as your 3-wood?”
While so much of the hybrid vs. fairway wood topic comes down to personal preference and comfort, there are some key factors to consider.