Genesis Invitational

Riviera Country Club



Why We Like It

The workhorse of the TaylorMade fairway-wood family, this model makes increasing playability for average golfers a directive. Making the club more playable involved taking everything from the hottest part of the face to the center of gravity and shifting them lower. Overall, these heads have a taller face and more volume, and they are stretched a little longer front to back to improve the way the face flexes and how stable the head is on off-center hits.

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Characteristics

  • Designed for more forgiveness and better launch on low-face impacts.
  • The sole slot and a lower variable-thickness-face pattern enhance face flexibility.
  • The taller face and longer front-to-back measurement improve ball speed and mis-hit stability.
  • 15, 16.5, 18, 21, 24 degrees (with fixed hosel)

Highlights

  • Top 5 best-rated fairway woods, middle-handicaps
  • Top 10 best-rated fairway woods, low-handicaps
  • Top 5 best-looking fairway woods, middle-handicaps
  • Top 5 best-looking fairway woods, high-handicaps
  • Top 5 highest-flying fairway woods, low-handicaps
  • Top 5 highest-flying fairway woods, middle-handicaps
  • Top 5 best sound/feel fairway woods, all handicap groups

Price

$350

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HOT LIST SCORE

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

5.0
Performance
5.0
50%*
Innovation
4.5
30%*
Look / Sound / Feel
5.0
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

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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.

From the manufacturer
TaylorMade Qi10

The model most popular with both Tour players and amateurs, the Qi10 Fairway is the ideal blend of distance and forgiveness, while the precision CG location delivers a combo of high launch and low spin.

An Infinity Crown provides a clean, uninterrupted view at address while also optimizing performance. Engineers relied on this new design to reshape the club, shifting more weight lower in the clubhead to maintain high inertia with an enlarged face profile to inspire confidence and generate ball speed.

The Qi10 Fairway incorporates proven TaylorMade technologies such as the Thru-Slot Speed Pocket™ and laser etched topline. Respectively, these features boost speed on low-face shots and promote consistently accurate alignment.

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