910H vs 910F

Dear Team-Titleist,

I had one last fitting session yesterday I'm almost done with my club selection:

9,5* 910D2, 13,5* 910 Fd (mainly for off the tee), 21* 910 H, AP2 4-P, Vokey 52* and 58*

There is only one last doubt and I'm sure it's a "classic topic" in these kind of discussion:

Do I get a 17* 910F (probably slightly open its loft via Surefit) or a 17* 910 H ?

They both fit my distance gap well between 3W and the 21* 901H (I carry the 21 H about 200 yards), but whereras with the 17*910H I feel a bit more solid, I think the 17*910F could be more versatile and complementary.

And if I get two Hibrid 21* and 17* would you suggest getting for the 21* a steel shaft and for the 17* a graphite shaft ?

I would appreciate any hints and recomendations ?

Thanks,

BERND

bernd,

nice setup.  i would say that the hybrid would be more versatile since it's easier to hit vs a fairway wood when you're not in the short grass.  plus the shorter shaft in the hybrid will give you a bit more control.

play well and happy holidays!

-fred

I don't see how a 17*h and a 17*f could fill the same distance gap.

For all the same reasons you hit a 21*h higher and farther than a 21* iron, you should be hitting a fairway wood higher and farther than the same loft hybrid.

I hit a 19* 904f higher and a little farther than a 17* 585.h

So when I use 17*f I also use 17*h, when I use 15*f I use 19*f(I do sometimes use the 17*h with the 15*f, doesn't make a lot difference, using the 19*f my biggest gap is 19*f-21*h, using the 17*h my biggest gap is 15*f-17*h)

For all the same reasons a hybrid is easier to hit than an iron, the fairway is easier to hit than a hybrid, plus 19* loft makes the fairway even easier to hit than the 17*h, so I usually use the 19*f.

When I used a premium spin ball(ProV1), I also used a 13* 906f, like you, mainly off the tee, and the 17* seemed to be a logical match. But my swing speed isn't good enough to use 13* and NXT, which is the ball I use now, next year I don't know what I'll be using. If I can still do my short game shots with the new NXT then I will still use it, if I can't, then I'm on another ball search.

Bernd R

Dear Team-Titleist,

I had one last fitting session yesterday I'm almost done with my club selection:

9,5* 910D2, 13,5* 910 Fd (mainly for off the tee), 21* 910 H, AP2 4-P, Vokey 52* and 58*

There is only one last doubt and I'm sure it's a "classic topic" in these kind of discussion:

Do I get a 17* 910F (probably slightly open its loft via Surefit) or a 17* 910 H ?

They both fit my distance gap well between 3W and the 21* 901H (I carry the 21 H about 200 yards), but whereras with the 17*910H I feel a bit more solid, I think the 17*910F could be more versatile and complementary.

And if I get two Hibrid 21* and 17* would you suggest getting for the 21* a steel shaft and for the 17* a graphite shaft ?

I would appreciate any hints and recomendations ?

Thanks,

BERND

Whether one uses a fairway wood or hybrid is a matter of personal preference. Ditto with a steel shafted or graphite shafted hybrid. Distance wise, if you put a 17 fww, 17H and 17 iron side-by-side, the wood gets 10 more yards vs the hybrid and 20 vs the iron. The trajectory is highest with the wood and lowest with the iron. My case in point is that I hit a 21 fww the same distance as a 16-18H and 10 more yards vs a 22H. The other side of the coin is that I hit a 5 iron hybrid farther than a 9 wood. I also carry a 34 deg "approach" hybrid with a steel shaft (in addition to the 6 and 7 irons) - I hit it VERY STRAIGHT and can control trajectory and distance pretty easy.