What we say...
A new stepped crown design lowers CG to promote higher launching shots with lower spin to help maximise carry distance. A new stretch cup face extends onto the sole and crown expanding the size of the sweet spot to promote higher ball speeds from a larger portion of the face.
A fairway that fits nicely into the lower, more penetrating ball flight category. The F65 was one of the lowest spinning fairways we tested so realistically it’s going to be more attractive to stronger golfers, who have no issue launching shots off the deck. Our test pro liked the F65 a lot, like most of Srixon’s clubs this year, but even he thought the generous sized head looked more demanding to hit. A carry distance a single yard short of the very longest and a ball speed 1mph slower than the quickest means the F65 is more than capable of competing against the very best, in the right hands.
We reckon the F65 is more punishing on off centre hits than some of the competition, but we can’t take anything away from its powerful performance. If you only carry one fairway wood in your bag the 17deg 4 wood seems like an excellent option for use from the fairway and tee.