Acer XS Titanium Fairway WoodsThere is a New King in Town and its’ Name is the Acer XS Titanium Fairway Wood

For most golfers, fairway woods are a necessary evil.  You got to have them in your bag because there is no other club to replace them. But when comes time to pull them out of the bag and try to hit them, you get less than desirable results.  Well, that about to change.  I want to introduce to you to by far our longest hitting set of fairway woods – the Acer XS Titanium Fairway Woods.

In order to make something better, you got to change the old ways of doing things.  In our case, we changed our construction techniques to make an affordable, yet higher-performing titanium fairway wood.  If you peruse our catalog or website you might notice there are two different XS fairways; stainless steel and the aforementioned titanium fairway woods.

Acer XS Titanium Fairway Woods CrownThey are actually identical twins as the come from the same mold.  While both are very good, the titanium golf fairway version is better.  To give you an analogy, the stainless steel model went to college and graduated with an engineering degree – something his parents could be very proud of.  Unfortunately, his titanium fairways brother was the “golden boy”, going to the same school, earning the same degree, was class valedictorian as well as the best player on the football team who is slated to be a first round draft pick. Yep, this is your classic all-American tale.

VIEW TECHNICAL DIRECTOR JEFF SUMMITT’S VIDEO REVIEW ON THE ACER XS TITANIUM FAIRWAY WOODS

Common, what makes it better?
Acer XS Titanium Fairway Woods High Launching DiagramI have been waiting to crow about these for some time as I got to play the first prototype over a year ago and pitted it against that other so-called longest hitting fairway on the market that made a big buzz last year.  We actually had to wait for a new family of clubs to put them into.

As I said previously, the stainless and titanium versions come from the same mold.  Actually they come from the same forged tooling dies so they are the same in every aspect except for the material.  The “as forged” stainless steel 3 wood comes out at 210 grams (normal), while the “as forged” titanium 3 wood weighed in at only 130 grams.  That is why titanium is rarely used for fairway woods as it is extremely lightweight and generally made to a very large volume and subsequent deep faced to make up the weight differential.  In our case, instead of making the clubs larger, we added the extra 80g back to the soleplate of the club so over 70% of the overall weight up the clubhead is tied up in the sole.  Let’s put it this way, if you can’t get the ball up in the air with these titanium golf fairway woods, then you need to take up another sport.

Is it Too Hot to Sell?
Most golfers associate titanium with distance.  Look at any thin titanium face driver and you have a large face area reminiscent of a trampoline.  When you look at a typical fairway wood’s face, it is puny in Hireko Golf Equipment Catalog Requestcomparison.  You would expect you wouldn’t get as much “bounce” off of the face of the fairway wood.  We thought the same thing so we made the walls as thin as would could on the XS Titanium Fairway Woods and still hold up repeatedly on a swing robot.  I kept on wondering why this club was so long.  It happened that a few of the early prototypes I received were over the COR / CT limit – they were too hot!  So we had to back off just a bit to make sure they would be just within the USGA limits, but they do indeed have the same amount of spring face as any driver we have!

Acer XS Titanium Fairway WoodsYeah, but I bet they are high priced…
Are you kidding me? This is Hireko Golf – we invented affordable, but high quality clubs at “Down to Earth Prices.”  Yes, these titanium 3 and 5 woods are more expensive than any of our stainless steel fairways.  But you know, for the decisive performance advantage, the difference in cost isn’t really a consideration.  Hey, it’s your money, but I am telling you there is no doubt which one I would spend my hard earned money on.

I mentioned in a previous blog that the Power Play Warp Speed Brassie is the straightest fairway wood in our line and I’ll stand by that tooth and nail.  But for distance, there is a new king in town and its’ name is the Acer XS Titanium fairway wood and it doesn’t matter what other brand is stamped on the bottom either – they are that good.

Model #TM1272
Model #XTM1272
Acer XS Titanium Fairway Wood – Clubhead
Acer XS Titanium Fairway Wood – Custom Assembled
$49.95 each
$79.95 each

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12 Comments on Absolutely Our Longest Hitting Fairway Wood Ever – Introducing the Acer XS Titanium Fairway Woods

  1. Justin says:

    Now we just need it in a LH model!

  2. Paul R. McNees says:

    I use draw or offset woods. Do you make these in the new xs ti fairway woods? Also is the new xs offset driver as good as a cobra driver? How about the irons? I am looking for a complete new set.

    Give me your opinion and all the info about the new xs clubs.

    Thanks

  3. Jeff Summitt says:

    Paul,

    We do not make these in an offset version. Chances are that you previously sliced the ball and went to offset clubs to rectify that problem. If that is the case, direction is more important than distance and I would suggest the Acer XF Draw family of driver, fairways and hybrids mixed with either the Acer XF or XF HT (depending upon your trajectory needs) irons.

  4. DaveT says:

    Jeff, I’m excited about this. I can think of two comparable designs, both from the late 1990s:
    * The original TaylorMade Rescue had a titanium clubhead with a tungsten sole.
    * The Maltby Trouble-Out had a huge tungsten slug in the sole of a fairway wood. (He’s right down the road from you, right?)

    Both worked really well for me. In fact, my 3-wood is still a 1999 Trouble-Out. And I managed to find another identical head in a clubmaker’s bin to build myself a backup. I’ve never found a 3-wood to equal it.

    Now it sounds like you have gone the Trouble-Out one better — or maybe two better. You have added a max-legal-COR face, and built the shell out of titanium to give more discretionary weight (like Dick Rugge did with the Rescue.) I’ll want to order one to try out when they become available.

  5. Justin says:

    Will it be available in LH?

  6. Jeff Summitt says:

    Justin,

    Since this was an expensive item, we wanted to see the response on the RH version first.

  7. Lou Paolucci says:

    I hit the ball fairly high, typically use a 13* 3 wood. Is this available in a loft other than 15*. Thanks

  8. Jeff Summitt says:

    Lou,

    The titanium version is 14º, while the stainless is available in 15º.

  9. Justin says:

    Gotcha, Jeff. Righties, I’m counting on you!

  10. Josh says:

    When will the Titanium be back in stock??? Tried to buy one but… Couldn’t

  11. Josh says:

    Should clarify… 3 wood

  12. Jeff Summitt says:

    Josh,

    The next shipment will be arriving on May 31st. We will fill back orders first. As of now, we will have some stock left, but depending upon orders between now and then, we may not have any remaining if you wait until then.

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