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CATEGORY: Max Game Improvement Drivers
WE TESTED: 10° (adjusts 9° to 11°), 12° (adjusts 11° to 13°) with Ping Alta 55 graphite shaft.
KEY TECHNOLOGY: The heel-weighted head has a lighter swing weight to promote right-to-left shot movement.
The G SF Tec is among the longest drivers tested; guys who fade get an additional boost due to the club's draw bias and good run-out; slight mis-hits travel almost as far as shots that are center-struck.
A naturally high flier that keeps its head in the wind; prefers straight lines or gentle draws onto the short grass; simple adjustments to the hosel improve ball flight and shape.
All those ridges on the crown can distract at setup; a few guys think it could pack more muscle; some don't notice enough of an improvement over the previous version to warrant an upgrade.
A carryover model from 2016, the G SF Tec earns high marks again this year in every performance category. Our higher-handicappers enjoy the powerful feel, fantastic forgiveness and big distance.