Also known as a 1-wood. The 1-wood has the largest head of any golf club and provides golfers the potential to hit a long shot.
Notable 1-wood shot: Arnold Palmer reaches the green on the 346-yard 1st hole at the 1960 U.S. Open, starting his charge from seven shots down to win the tournament. That’s the signature shot of Palmer’s only U.S. Open crown.
A 3-Wood is a versatile club that can provide players accuracy off the tee or from the fairway.
Primarily considered a fairway wood, the 5-wood club has enough loft to help shots land softly on the green. Can also be used for shots from the rough, if the lie isn’t too bad.
Notable 3-wood shot: Gene Sarazen double eagles the 15th hole at the 1935 Masters with a 4-wood, a close cousin of the 3-wood. It’s the first double eagle in Masters history and one of only three in the tournament’s storied history.
Notable 5-wood shot: Corey Pavin hits a 5-wood from 230 yards to within six feet on the final hole of the 1995 U.S. Open. He won the tournament by two shots.