Lately, I have avoided conducting golf equipment reviews due to my loyalty for one of the major golf brands. Coincidentally, I was approached to demo the Air Foil 3 wood, to which I obliged as I recently pulled my fairway wood from my bag due to a wicked case of the low duck hooks.
Anxiously awaiting the arrival of the new club, I glanced at the recent press release. In August 2016, Air Force One launched the new fairway wood series promising an easy to hit club that gets airborne quickly. The press release sums up the technology behind the club better than I can put it:
“The Air Foil’s dual slot wave design, however, creates an accordion effect: The thin face flexes inward at impact, initiating the buildup of Nitrogen pressure inside the clubhead. Then a trampoline effect takes place, as the face is thrust back to its original position at a high velocity to generate rocketing ball speed and increased distance. The club design increases how fast the face flexes at impact, promoting faster ball speed across the face, which promote consistently longer distance on every swing.”
The day after I received the club, I rounded up my foursome and headed to course to play. I tried quietly warming up with the club on the range but my playing partners quickly took notice to the booming high shots straight down the range. The secret was out, I found a new weapon in my bag.
Each of my fellow golfers took several swings with the club and their reactions were identical to mine. The Air Foil 3 wood looked sleek, jumped off the face and launched high and straight.
During the next four hours, I hit several shots off the tee and from the fairway. Every time bombing it deep down the middle. After the round, one of my so called pals thought it would be funny to claim the club as his own. After I safely recovered the club from his trunk, I told him about the 30 day risk free trial.
My review and conclusion is in, I am not going to ground Airforce One. It is worthy of remaining in my bag. (For the record, I ended the 2016 season playing 10+ rounds with it. Looking forward to the 2017 season!)
#3 AIR FORCE ONE AF – $149
Loft: 15 degrees
Lie: 58 degrees
Length: 43 degrees
#5 AIR FORCE ONE AF $149
Loft: 19 degrees
Lie: 59 degrees
Length: 42.5 degrees
The 3 and 5 wood are available in black with several shaft options including Fujikura Graphite, Fujikura Pro 63, Graphite Design G Series and 2 women’s shafts.
Senior, ladies, regular, stiff and x-stiff
Test Drive The Air Foil 3 Wood
Air Force one offers a 30 day risk free trial, more information at www.afogolf.com.