Fairway Golf USA prepares for the U.S. Open

Fairway Golf USA is getting ready for the U.S. Open.

This year the U.S. Open is going to be played at Erin Hills in Erin, Wisconsin. The course is set up perfectly for U.S. Open conditions: long, firm fairways, many fairway bunkers, little to now trees and THICK ROUGH. With such conditions, players are likely to make a few equipment changes in the bag.

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Although 7800 yards may sound long, you have to consider things like ball roll out and wind conditions. In the past, the common trend for PGA Tour players is to add hybrids and higher bounce wedges.

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Hybrids are necessary for U.S. Open rough due to the tall rough. Although an iron may cut at the grass (in normal rough), having a hybrid will reduce the amount of drag during the swing.

Players like DJ, Mcilroy, and Jason Day might switch out their TaylorMade long irons for the TaylorMade M1 or M2 hybrids.

And you may see Spieth and Justin Thomas using the 816 hybrids to get out of the long grass.

Titleist 816 H2 Hybrids

Phil and Reed would have the options of Callaway‘s APEX hybrids, or even the not-released GBB EPIC hybrid.

Callaway Apex Hybrids

As far as wedges, players will want a higher bounce wedge so that the leading edges does not dig into the grainy surface.

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TaylorMade offers high bounce in the Milled Grind wedges.

TaylorMade Milled Grind Wedge

Titleist’s Vokey Wedges have such a large variety to choose from.

Vokey SM5 Wedges

Callaway’s Mack Daddy wedges will help you stick it like Phil.

Custom Wedges

As we prepare to answer U.S. Open questions for our customers, PGA Tour players are getting their equipment dialed in.

Just a few things to consider if you want to play your best at an Erin Hills style course.

Keep checking back for our U.S. Open updates leading up to the tournament.

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