The importance of properly adjusting your fairway wood | Fully Equipped

After four rounds of golf at LACC, it was Wyndham Clark that walked away from the U.S. Open with his first major championship. That meant good news for us, too: we got the opportunity to talk about his interesting fairway-wood setup.

The fairway wood in question is a TaylorMade Stealth 2 purposely built for accuracy by not only playing under standard length but also being bent to a lower loft (bent to 15 degrees for 16.5). These specs help promote Wyndham’s stock fade shot and more centered face contact because the shorter length encourages a slightly descending blow at impact, ideal for a fairway wood.

Although the general public isn’t able to have their fairway wood heads bent to spec like the pros, adjustable sleeves like those found on a number of fairway woods in the market give golfers the opportunity to get the same Tour-level customization without the risk of breaking a head.

All you have to do as a golfer is take into consideration what you are trying to achieve with the club you are adjusting. Then, follow the manufacturer’s instructions to properly adjust the club with the supplied torque wrench. In only a few moments you can go from having a club you are struggling with to one that is your new best friend on the course.

TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus fairway wood
TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus fairway wood at address
TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus fairway wood face

TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus Fairway Woods

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Ryan Barath Editor

Ryan Barath is GOLF Magazine and’s senior editor for equipment. He has an extensive club-fitting and -building background with more than 20 years of experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour players. Before joining the staff, he was the lead content strategist for Tour Experience Golf, in Toronto, Canada.