TITLEIST 917 F2
Lofts: 13.5°/15°/16.5°/18°/21° Stock shafts: Aldila Rogue Max, Fujikura Speeder Pro TS 84, Mitsubishi Diamana Blue 70/Red 60
Adjustable hosel: Yes
How much loft change: +1.5°/0.75°
TECH: Titleist’s SureFit sole weight allows the CG to be positioned in either a draw, fade or neutral position to tailor shot bias to your game.
WE SAY: Simon’s used a 917 F2 since its launch and seen some real distance and forgiveness gains over his previous fairway. But as much as our testers liked the 917, and even though it was very easy to launch off the deck, we can’t hide the fact that it’s the most expensive fairway we tested. So it’s only fair to expect the F2 to produce some impressive numbers to justify the price tag. It carried shots five yards further than the average, but an average of seven yards less carry than the longest on test means it’s not quite top of the pile.
VERDICT: As you’d expect a very solid club. It’s really simple and unfussy, which slightly better golfers often prefer. If you’re going to pay this much for a fairway make sure you get properly fitted, Titleist offer an excellent shaft choice at no extra cost.