Most Forgiving 5 Wood 2021 - Golf Sidekick

Most Forgiving 5 Wood 2021

I play with a lot of guys who are trying to break 100 and 90, and I see many struggling to hit their driver off the tee and their 3 wood off the fairway. Enter the 5 wood. This club can be the key to unlocking lower scores and more enjoyment from golf.

I was given a Slazenger 5 wood by a senior at the course when I was in my late teens and it revolutionised my game. This 19 degree club went further than my 3 wood and I found it easier to hit. PERFECT. The most forgiving 5 wood is out there for you to find - let’s take a look at a few of the top candidates for the newest club in your bag.

Most Forgiving 5 Wood

  1. XXIO X Fairway Wood (best for slow swing speeds)
  2. Tour Edge Exotics CBX 119 Fairway Wood (best for raw distance)
  3. Ping G425 MAX Fairway Wood (best for consistency)
  4. Callaway Epic MAX Fairway Wood (best for getting the ball in the air)
  5. XXIO ELEVEN Fairway Wood (best for high handicappers)
  6. Cobra FMax 20 Fairway Wood (best for slicers)

Specifically designed for slower swing speeds 

I can’t pronounce the name of this brand so I just call them sexyio, and they do look sexy. This is a premium product, no doubt about it, and the performance matches the price tag. A friend of mine put this in his bag at the beginning of the season and he’s slashing strokes from his scores. He uses it for shots of 170/200 yards and it is SO consistent. It’s basically point and shoot. The 43 gram shaft is perfect for his tempo and he’s totally in love with it. A great club.

Pros
  • Super forgiving head design 
  • Premium look and feel 
  • Light shaft for slower swing speeds 

This thing drops BOMBS

I can’t pronounce the name of this brand so I just call them sexyio, and they do look sexy. This is a premium product, no doubt about it, and the performance matches the price tag. A friend of mine put this in his bag at the beginning of the season and he’s slashing strokes from his scores. He uses it for shots of 170/200 yards and it is SO consistent. It’s basically point and shoot. The 43 gram shaft is perfect for his tempo and he’s totally in love with it. A great club.

Pros
  • Crazy long distances 
  • Hot off the club face
  • Sleek looks 

Mega consistency for all players

I game a Ping driver and I was intrigued to try out their fairways. This updated G425 MAX model looks clean at address as PING have ditched the tubulators found on their drivers (they don’t have any effect on fairway clubs). I found this club to be very, very stable. Even when I made a bad swing, the ball flew pretty well and I wasn’t in major trouble. Off the tee this club inspired a lot of confidence and I wouldn’t hesitate adding it to my bag.

Pros
  • PING quality and consistency 
  • Stable ball flight
  • Confidence inspiring head design 

Tech heavy offering for better players 

best fairway for forgiveness

The epic line of Callaway woods is aimed at better players and this MAX model is full of tech to give those as much help as possible. I didn’t feel any harder to hit than some of the more game improvement woods I’ve tried, but I did notice that the back and low CG placement make this VERY easy to get in the air. I was able to hit long par 3’s and par 5 approaches with ease and get the ball to stick, something lower handicap players are after. Very impressive

Pros
  • Sleek looks
  • Adjustable weights for maximum control
  • Incredibly consistent spin and distance
  • High but strong ball flight

A beast for those who are struggling with distance off the tee

Like other XXIO clubs, the ELEVEN is a premium offering. But don’t let that put you off, if you are a high handicapper looking for a club for LIFE, this could be the one. The “Cup face” and “Cannon sole” sound impressive, but you just need to hit this club once to fall in love with it. It is so forgiving and very light - perfect for slow swingers or senior players.

Pros
  • Lightweight design
  • Clean premium looks 
  • Super hot face

Anti slice machine

My friend JMac uses these clubs and it’s like they have cheat codes enabled. The weighting in the club head means there is a strong draw bias. Combined with a light shaft and thicker stock grip, this club is perfect for a mid/high handicapper with a moderate swing speed. Tee it high and let it fly straight (ish).

Pros
  • Lightweight design
  • Clean premium looks 
  • Super hot face