ClubTest 2013: Titleist 913F.d Fairway Woods

April 2, 2013

Titleist 913F.d Fairway Woods
Category: Better-Player Fairway Woods
Price: $249
15° (+1.5°/- .75°) with Mitsubishi Diamana S+ Blue 72 graphite shaft; 15° with Aldila RIP Phenom 80 shaft; 15° with Mitsubishi Diamana D+ White 82 shaft
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: An improved center of gravity location contributes to lower spin and improved launch conditions for longer carry. The adjustable hosel allows for independent loft and lie adjustments.

One of the more workable models; provides a consistent, boring trajectory; excellent low-spin shots off the tee and good out of the rough.
DISTANCE: Adequate yardage from the tee or fairway; several testers get length comparable to their own gamer.
ACCURACY/FORGIVENESS: Spot on the target when struck well; you get what you deserve—doesn't lose a ton of distance when hit away from the sweet spot.
FEEL: Very little twisting or bad vibration at impact; nice sense of propulsion off the clubface without being jarring or overly loud.
LOOK: One of the clear favorites; rewarding, solid sensation at impact that lets you know you've hit it well; never harsh but easy to tell where you missed it.

Not the longest fairway wood; could be more directionally forgiving; less accomplished players might struggle with trajectory.

BOTTOM LINE: A very good-looking stick that provides all-around performance, highlighted by feel and shot-shaping ability.

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