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If you are referring to the "original" name for today's 5 wood, then that would be a baffy. "Back in the day," the "complete" golfer (many, if not most, utilized less than 14 clubs) would carry in his kit a driver, a brassie (equal to a 2 wood-almost extinct, now-or a strong 3 wood) a spoon (3 wood), sometimes, a lofted spoon (equivilent to today's 4 wood), a baffy and, of course, various and sundry irons. It's quite difficult to make this the "official" answer, as the various lofts could vary several degrees, depending on the preferences of any particular golfer. A driver, for example, could have a loft as high as 14 degrees. A 3 wood (spoon) could range anywhere from 15 to 18 degrees. However, if your 5 wood is 18-19 degrees, it's safe to refer to it affectionately as a baffy. There was one more wood sometimes utilized, a wooden cleek (not to be confused with a standard cleek, which was a very thick headed iron), which averaged around 20-21 degrees. Believe me, I'm no "Golf scholar," but I hope that my passion for the game helps to compensate. By the way, if you have a passion for the game, try reading two of my favorite books: "The Gist of Golf," by Harry Vardon and "How I Play Golf" by Bobby Jones. The first may not give you much in the way of timely, technical advice, but it is such a beautiful read. The second, on the other hand, will be just as valuable to you as some of the greatest contemporary instruction books. Mr. Jones did not waste a lot of time with non-essential info. Plus, the book is a pure delight.

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Don't ask stupid questions. Honestly none would waste their time ansewering that. This is just stupid. Why would you ever have to know that?

By the way its a driver 3 :) have a nice day!!!!!!

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Fairway Wood

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3 metal, fairway wood, fairway medal...

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spoon

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T Wood

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