ClubTest 2017: Titleist 917F2 fairway wood review

CATEGORY: Game Improvement Fairway Woods

PRICE: $320

WE TESTED: 15° (adjusts 14.25° to 16.5°), 16.5° (adjusts 15.75° to 18°), 18° (adjusts 17.25° to 19.5°), 21° (adjusts 20.25° to 22.5°) with Aldila Rogue Max 75 and Mitsubishi Diamana Ltd. (Red 60, Blue 70, White 80) graphite shafts.

KEY TECHNOLOGY: The SureFit CG rod allows players to tune their ball flight and spin.

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Playability

Strong from the tee, fairway, rough and hardpan; allows you to shape shots; adjustable head can correct for swing tendencies and also tweak ball flight.

“There’s no better feel than these woods slugging a defenseless ball.”

Distance

Possibly the longest hitter in the test—guys are wowed on both pure and off-center shots; extra length off the tee makes it driver-like.

Cons

Rewards precise swings but may not offer enough help for some high-handicappers; low-profile head can dig in rough; too much feedback on mis-hits for one or two guys.

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Bottom Line

One of the best models tested. The 917F2 should appeal to any mid-handicapper looking to combine maximum distance and workability with exceptional balance and feel at impact.