A 3 wood, if struck properly, will travel the 2nd furthest in your golf bag.
The average distance of a 3 wood is around 220 yards for men and 180 yards for women
Of course, you may be well above or below these distances. Distance depends on:
- Club Head Speed
- Style of Golf Club
- Launch Angle
- Striking Ability
- Course Conditions
Here is a quick video from the Me and My Golf Guys on how to hit a better fairway shot. These guys have a very popular Youtube channel and offer great advice for beginning golfers.
Tips For Striking Fairway Woods
- Play the golf ball just inside your front foot
- Take practice swings sweeping the grass
- Use a higher lofted fairway wood (16-19 degree) to gain more height when first starting
- If you have the time, you can look at this 17-degree fairway wood here on Amazon you might want to add to your bag