2018 Gear Guide: Fairway Metals + Hybrids

The best fairway metals and hybrids for the 2018 season are here! Check out the 2018 Gear Guide from Colorado AvidGolfer to round out your bag with this long, dependable must-haves.
The 2018 Gear Guide


Round out your bag with the best fairway metals and hybrids, ranked and reviewed for you once again in the 2018 Golf Gear Guide from Colorado AvidGolfer. It’s time to get rid of that 2-iron, trade in the dead, pop-less fairway wood and upgrade! The best clubs are here, check out which one works for your game…

Callaway Rogue SubZero Fairway Metal

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Appeal: ★★★★

Drool factor: Lightweight carbon shell saves weight, resulting in larger sweetspot. Titanium “jailbreak” bars behind face for high ball exit speed.

Why: Perfect for long fairway shots into par-5s

Ping G400 Fairway Metal

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Appeal: ★★★★

Drool factor: Lighter than many similar clubs, and the forgiving maraging steel face means big sweetspot and a high launch.

Why: Having driver troubles? Facing a lot of tight fairways? Go with the Stretch.

TaylorMade M3 Fairway Metal

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Appeal: ★★★

Drool factor: Pro-style head and interior weights that can be set for draw or fade bias.

Why: Better players like the sleek, slightly smaller head on tight fairway lies.

Ping G400 Hybrid

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Appeal: ★★★

Drool factor: High-launch capability off a sidewalk thanks to steel face and a sole heavier than most.

Why: Mountain golf often means playing off tight fairways to firm, firm greens. You want something to land like it’s attached to a parachute.

Callaway Rogue X Hybrid

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Appeal: ★★★★

Drool factor: Easy to hit hybrid with “jailbreak” face for hot launch off a cupped face that increases forgiveness.

Why: Need some distance out of the rough? Consistency issues? This is a straight & true copy machine.

KZG H370 Hybrid ($180)

KZG H370 Hybrid

Appeal: ★★★

Drool factor: Slight offset gives confidence by reducing slices. Comes in lofts from 18 to 42 degrees, so goodbye 3-, 4- and 5-irons. Maybe the 6, too.

Why: Because you need something that’s more consistent on second shots to long par 4s.

2018 Gear Guide: Gear Guide

2018 Gear Guide: Drivers

2018 Gear Guide: Irons

2018 Gear Guide: Wedges

2018 Gear Guide: Putters

2018 Gear Guide: Balls

The 2018 Gear Guide appeared in the April issue of Colorado AvidGolfer. View the complete gear guide below:

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