Hannah Holden has put this year's best fairway woods through their paces and ranked them across a number of categories

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Best fairway woods 2022: Winners

Longest

Perhaps not the most important category given a fairway wood is generally a gap filler and you want it to play shorter than your driver. The Callaway Rogue ST Max, Titleist TSi3 and TaylorMade Stealth Plus were all equally impressive here.

  1. Callaway Rogue ST Max 
  2. Titleist TSi3
  3. TaylorMade Stealth Plus

Most forgiving

It Cleveland Launcher XL undoubtable had the smallest dispersion in the test, while it is no surprise to see Ping also performed well here. The Callaway Rogue ST Max also impressed in this category.

  1. Cleveland Launcher XL
  2. Ping G425
  3. Callaway Rogue ST Max

Most draw bias

If you’re after something that tames your slice, the straight-flight technology in Ping’s G425 SFT is the best we have tested. This was closely followed by the Wilson Launch Pad and the TaylorMade Stealth.

  1. Ping G425 SFT
  2. Wilson Launch Pad
  3. TaylorMade Stealth

Best feeling

Feel is always going to be subjective. The Titleist TSi3 has that classic soft player feel to it, but Callaway’s Rogue ST Max and the Cobra LTDx just feel so solid. Make sure you find a club you’re happy hitting.

  1. Callaway Rogue ST Max
  2. Cobra LTDx
  3. Titleist TSi3

Best looking

I love a classic looking wood and the simple gloss finish of the Titleist and Honma stole the show for me here. I was surprised by how much I liked the styling of the Cobra LTDx, but the compact shaping of the TSi3 edges it.

  1. Titleist TSi3
  2. Cobra LTDx
  3. Honma TW757

Best Value for money

It’s always hard to beat Wilson when it comes to value for money. They are constantly raising the bar when it comes to top-level performance without increasing their price tags. Perfect for those on a budget.

  1. Wilson Launch Pad
  2. Wilson D9
  3. Cleveland Launcher XL

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Hannah Holden

Equipment and Instruction Editor

Hannah Holden is the Equipment and Instruction Editor here at National Club Golfer. If you’re looking to improve your game, by changing your golf swing or upgrading your golf equipment she’ll have the answers. As well as writing lots of features and reviews you can find her on our YouTube channel giving you insights on the latest rules, clubs and tips to improve your golf game. Hannah is a member at both Huddersfield and Alwoodley golf clubs. You will either find her here or driving up and down the country playing in a variety of elite amateur events.

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