Along with the official launch of the 917 drivers, Titleist has also launched the 917 fairway metals. The 917 fairway metals boast much of the same characteristics as their driver cousins, and feature key technological updates.
The 917 F2 and F3 models are designed using the new patented Active Recoil Channel 2.0 and SureFit CG technology to produce an uncompromising combination of distance, forgiveness and trajectory control with tour-preferred looks, sound and feel.
“The most important attribute in designing a Titleist golf club is absolute performance, it’s at the core of what we do,” said Dan Stone, Vice President, Titleist Golf Club R&D. “We put performance at the top of the pyramid and are constantly driven by the expectation that every new product we launch to the market will be the best we’ve ever made.”
The Active Recoil Channel (ARC) 2.0 lies just behind the clubface, and launches the ball off the face at impact for more distance.
A Variable Thickness Face Insert is tuned with ARC 2.0 to deliver greater off-center ball speed for more overall distance across the face.
A precise High-MOI Design with a low center of gravity location delivers stability and forgiveness by preserving off-center ball speed for more distance.
The SureFit Hosel’s proprietary 16-setting SureFit Hosel allows golfers to set loft and lie independently to optimize ball flight.
SureFit CG Weight System
The revolutionary new movable weight technology allows golfers to adjust the CG according to their swing types. The weight is actually a cylindrical cartridge which is inserted diagonally from the low-heel area to the high-toe area and allows the player to alter the CG to produce a preferred ball flight. The SureFit CG Weight System optimizes spin and launch conditions for a more consistent trajectory and tighter shot dispersion.
Like any other Titleist club, the 917 fairway woods have gone through a rigorous tour validation process, with more than 75 tour players around the world already putting it into play.
“The 917F is the newest club in my bag and I absolutely love it,” said Justin Thomas of his new 917F3 15º. “I gained significant ball speed and had to go up in loft from 14.25º to 15º. I now carry it from 270-280 and it can roll out to 290-300, depending on conditions. It also has a great feel to it.”
Other players to put in their bags are, Jimmy Walker, Scott Piercy Webb Simpson and Geoff Ogilvy.
• 917 F2 – provides all-around playability with forgiveness and more distance in a larger profile (179 cc) fairway wood. 917 F2 offers more spin and higher launch versus 917 F3 for a higher trajectory. (Available in 13.5º, 15º, 16.5º, 18º and 21º lofts.)
• 917 F3 – provides versatility with shot control and more distance in a compact (169) profile fairway wood. 917F3 offers less spin versus 917 F2 for a more boring trajectory. (Available in 13.5 and 15º lofts.)
As always, Titleist offers a wide array of choice when it comes to picking a shaft off the rack. They offer –
• Aldila Rogue M*AX 75 (lower-mid)
• Fujikura Speeder Pro TS 84 (low-mid)
• Mitsubishi Diamana Limited D+ White 80 (low launch)
• Mitsubishi Diamana Limited S+ Blue 70 (mid launch)
• Mitsubishi Diamana Limited M+ Red 60 (high launch).
SureFit CG Weights
The SureFit CG Weights, which range from 8-16 grams, cost $40 each or $180 for the entire weight kit. Each fairway wood comes with a neutral weight and a matching draw-fade weight.
Price and Availability
Titleist 917 metals will be available worldwide beginning October 21st through Titleist-authorized golf shops with a retail price of $320.