FG Tour M3 fairway

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Andy Roberts
Mon, 7 Oct 2013
FG Tour M3 fairway

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PRICE: £179.00 YEAR: from 2013

GOLFMAGIC was afforded the luxury of taking a first look at Wilson Staff's brand new FG Tour M3 range. After checking out both iron and driver, it was onto the fairways. 

As you might expect, the FG Tour M3 fairways feature much of the same look and technology as their big brother - with the only exception being there are no alignment aids on the crown.

The fairways, available in 13.5-, 15- and 17-degree, can be adjusted 1-degree down and 2-degree up, also in half degree increments. Each degree of loft change this time around alters launch angle by 0.8-degree and spin by approximately 200 RPM.

Like the FG Tour M3 driver, the fairway woods feature six different loft settings and three performance-enhancing sole weight options. The loft and sole weight options make these fairway woods customisable for ideal trajectory and increased clubhead speeds.

The fairways feature a variable thickness face and crown element that allow mass to be moved to optimise centre of gravity and increase ball speeds.


Of both fairway and hybrid, there's no question I favoured the 19-degree hybrid in terms of ball striking, again with a heavier sole weight that I felt helped me go down and after the ball and pop it airborne.

The fairway wood in 15-degree was flying long off the tee to around the 220-yard mark and certainly felt solid enough but results weren't as consistent as the hybrid when it came to playing the ball off the deck. Although, I guess that's to be expected.

While I'm not a massive fan of the new iced look on the crowns of the M3 woods, one benefit is that there's no glare on the clubhead when its sunny. I would, however, liked to have seen some sort of alignment aid in order to inspire a little more confidence at address. Then again, that's just personal preference.

In terms of feel, the standard Aldila RIP Phenom 65 shaft in the fairway aids a low-launching ball flight. The clubhead also feels very stable and there's plenty of feedback on offer.

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