Titleist 917 F2 F3 Fairway – As a golf enthusiast, you’re probably familiar with Titleist, a leading brand in the golf industry that never fails to deliver exceptional products.
The Titleist 917 F2 F3 Fairway is no exception. Designed for maximum performance, it is equipped with cutting-edge technology that makes it a game-changer for golfers of all skill levels.
Titleist 917 F2 F3 Fairway Review – The Ultimate Game Changer for Golfers
- Outstanding distance and ball speed due to Active Recoil Channel 2.0 technology that enhances the flexibility of the clubface and generates more speed and distance with every shot.
- Customizable SureFit CG technology that allows players to adjust the club’s center of gravity to optimize performance and achieve the desired ball flight.
- Improved forgiveness thanks to the high-MOI design that reduces the club’s twisting during off-center hits, providing more consistency and accuracy.
- Higher price point compared to other fairway woods on the market.
- The clubhead may be too small for some players who prefer larger fairway woods.
One is neutral with the weight evenly balanced and the other has a heavy end that is either inserted towards the toe to create a fade or towards the heel to create a draw.
The weight chamber is really just two slots and this means that the infrastructure to hold it does not take up too much weight that can be used to better effect elsewhere.
The chamber itself is at an angle to control the level of spin and maintain some consistency. If you fade the ball you add spin, so the chamber is closer to the face at the toe so that when you have the heavy end there to counteract the fade, the position of the weight closer to the face helps offset more of the fade spin.
For those who find head cover socks annoying, and my anecdotal research revealed there are many, then joy will abound as the 917 fairways now come with a sock-less head cover that slips on easily and is held firmly in place.
Titleist 917 F2 Fairway Review
The 917 F2 is the larger of the two models with a 179cc head in the 15° model that is shallower and deeper than the F3.
The Titleist loyalists among you might spot the slightly lighter colour of the crown that is now ‘Liquid Slate’ instead of the more usual black. You have to put it against the previous model to really notice it, but it is a change for Titleist woods so it will be interesting to see how the faithful take it.
At the 917 launch I spent some time on Trackman with the Titleist fitters and sure enough the F2 gave a higher launch angle of a degree or so over the 915 F.
The spin was roughly the same so that combination was giving a little more distance, but more importantly was easier to hit off the deck.
Titleist 917 F3 Fairway Review
The alternative of course was the Titleist 917 F3 fairway. The smaller 169cc 15° head looks more compact front to back, but is wider and deeper than the 915 Fd.
In the previous range I had been fitted into the Aldila Rogue, which is a solid shaft in all meanings of the word. The 917 fairway shafts include updated versions of the Rogue, Diamana Dialead and a Fujikura Speeder that all seem a bit kinder than before.
Bear in mind you will see the opposite symbol to the driver if you have them both set the same way as the weight is inserted in opposite ends for each club.
Titleist 917 Fairway Summary
Titleist is a well-known and trusted brand in the golf industry, and their latest release, the 917 F2 F3 Fairway, is a game-changer for golfers of all skill levels. This fairway wood is packed with innovative technology that delivers exceptional performance, making it a must-have for golfers looking to improve their game.
The Active Recoil Channel 2.0 technology is one of the standout features of the 917 F2 F3 Fairway. This technology enhances the flexibility of the clubface, generating more speed and distance with every shot. The channel on the sole of the clubhead is designed to flex at impact, creating more ball speed and distance. This technology is particularly useful for players who struggle with slower swing speeds or need a little extra help getting the ball in the air.
The SureFit CG technology is another feature that sets the 917 F2 F3 Fairway apart from other fairway woods on the market. This technology allows players to adjust the center of gravity of the club to optimize their performance and achieve their desired ball flight.
Players can move the weight in the clubhead forward or backward, depending on their needs. This customization option is particularly useful for players who want to fine-tune their game or have a specific shot shape in mind.
Overall my feeling on the 917 fairway is a little split. I like the changes to the design as it makes what was quite a low spinning 915 fairway a lot easier to get airborne, especially with the Rogue shafts.
You can tell that a lot of thought has gone into the adjustable weight design and the ability to move the CG left and right and also forward and back by changing the amount of weight is very clever.
The effects are noticeable and with the weight in the fade/draw settings the head still feels ‘normal’ and not unbalanced in any way.
Conclusion: The Titleist 917 F2 F3 Fairway is a must-have for golfers looking to improve their game. It is equipped with advanced features that deliver exceptional performance and consistency, making it a game-changer on the course.
Although it may be pricier than other fairway woods on the market, the benefits and customization options it offers make it well worth the investment. Overall, if you want to take your golf game to the next level, the Titleist 917 F2 F3 Fairway is definitely worth considering.
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Titleist 917 Fairway Wood – Product Details
|21 October 2016
|UK Launch RRP
|21 October 2016
|USA Launch RRP
|Right Handed Lofts
|13.5°, 15°, 16.5°, 18°, 21°
|Loft, Face Angle, Weight
|Aldila Rogue Max, Diamana Blue, Fujikura Speeder