Fairway metals are an important golf club in a golfer’s arsenal. We use them on shorter, tight par 4’s where we need that blend of length and control from the tee. Heck, with a good strike using a fairway metal, we have a chance of reaching Par 5s in two.
The time has come to announce the winners of the 2020 Teezy Awards for the top golf equipment that I experienced during the 2020 PGA Show Demo Day. The Demo Day was held at a very cold (for Florida) and blustery Orange County National Golf Resort and Lodge.
- Performance (Tee)
- Performance (Off of the deck)
- Price Point
Gold – COBRA Golf KING SPEEDZONE (46.5/50)
COBRA Golf has itself a terrific fairway wood in 2020. Just edging out the runner-up. The SPEEDZONE fairway metals from COBRA Golf offers golfers great performance from the tee and off of the deck. The latter is really aided by the “Baffler Rails” on the sole of the golf club. Turf interaction is minimal and it just cuts through the turf. The “Split Rails” are hollow which leads to more flex that increases the sweet spot by 70% from heel to toe. Off of the tee, it is a mini-driver. Long, penetrating trajectories. There are three models to choose from. I loved the smaller footprint of the SPEEDZONE Tour.
Silver – Tour Edge Golf Exotics EXS 220 (46/50)
The Exotics EXS 220 fairway metals from Tour Edge Golf are clubs that should be on golfers’ radars for 2020. If you’re looking for a new fairway metal, look no further. Boasting all of the same technology as it’s bigger sibling the ball rockets off of its face. “Diamond Face Technology” is a key technology here. A 6-gram weight towards the trailing edge makes the EXS 220 a very forgiving fairway wood from the tee and fairway lies. Speaking of which, from fairway lies the “SlipStream Sole” leads to smoother turf interaction.
Bronze – Callaway Golf MAVRIK (44/50)
Callaway Golf fans and other golfers will no doubt embrace the MAVRIK fairway metal if they swing it. Like the driver, it’s an understated performer meaning that due to its muted sound, you almost don’t realize how hot the face is. The weight is low and back making this fairway metal very forgiving. It features the same “Jailbreak Technology” and “Flash Face technology” as seen in the driver. The MAVRIK fairway metal produced easy baby draws in tough conditions. I found this club to be very strong off of the tee but I noticed a slight dropoff off of the deck. Just a little more than the others higher on the podium. I really enjoyed swinging the MAVRIK fairway wood.
Until The Next Tee!!