Genesis Invitational

Riviera Country Club



Why We Like It

Spring-like faces matter only if they produce fast ball speeds. That’s why these fairway woods use stiff and flexing regions immediately around the face to create better energy transfer for more distance. They also have a thin, high-strength steel alloy in the face to create more rebound at impact. The final ingredient lies inside the clubhead: A low and forward weight pad lowers the center of gravity to reduce spin.

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Characteristics

  • Alternating stiff and flexible regions around the face create more ball speed for center and off-center hits.
  • An angled interior weight pad lowers the center of gravity for more direct energy transfer and better launch.
  • The lightweight carbon-composite crown on the lower lofts pushes the CG lower and frees up more perimeter weighting.
  • 13.5, 15, 18, 21 degrees (with a fixed hosel)

Highlights

  • Top 10 best-rated fairway woods, low-handicaps
  • Top 5 best-rated fairway woods, middle-handicaps

Price

$280

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HOT LIST SCORE

The aggregate star rating of all three categories rounded to the nearest half star.

4.0
Performance
4.0
50%*
Innovation
4.5
30%*
Look / Sound / Feel
4.0
20%*

HOT LIST PLAYERS FEEDBACK

Ratings are based on players’ assessments in three key performance areas.

Ball Flight
Lower, More Rolling
Higher, More Carry
Sensory
Quieter
Louder
Playability
Workable
Forgiving

Reviews

Swing Your Fairway Wood with Confidence

One of the more difficult shots amateurs face is the long approach that requires a fairway wood. Most players aren’t confident hitting a 3-wood off the ground, and they don’t practice the shot enough to build confidence. In this video, Jason Birnbaum shares his best confidence-building techniques and tips on how to make a solid contact with these long clubs.

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