Air Force One Air Foil Fairway Wood Review
Welcome everyone to the Divot Dynasty review of the Air Force One Air Foil Fairway Wood. I’d like start by introducing who Air Force One is and a little history behind the company. Some may or may not know, but Air Force One golf clubs have been around since 2009 here in the United States. They made a big splash in the golf industry with their Air Force One N7 DFX driver a few years back. The driver made several of the industries top driver lists in the year it was released. So when they announced the new Air Foil N7 fairway woods, a lot of folks were excited, including myself.
Here is what’s new with the Air Foil fairway wood straight from Air Force One.
Air Foil’s dual slot wave design (creates accordion effect). The thin face flexes inward at impact, initiating buildup of pressure inside the clubhead. As the face is thrust back to its original position at 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 promotes consistently longer distance on every swing.The dual slot wave design creates a high launch angle with a tight dispersion, making an ideal fairway wood design for players who have difficulty hitting a 3-wood off the fairway.
The Air Force One Air Foil fairway woods are offered in a 15-degree 3-wood and a 19-degree 5-wood.
I really enjoy the way this golf club looks. I was never a fan of the white club heads so when I saw the clean black look I was pleased. The top is slightly matted black so there is no significant glare when looking down at the club on a sunny day, while the bottom is a glossy black. I really enjoy the way this golf club looks. From address you will see the two dual slots, which actually helped me with alignment. The clubhead is a good size, just enough to give you confidence over the ball but not too big to look overwhelming. The looks of this golf club is simple and classy. One cool feature was the matching grip that had the Air Force One logo.
If I could described the feel of this club with one word I would say, “classic”. What I mean by that is this. When you hold and hit this club it feels like a classic modern fairway wood. It’s light in your hands and feels forgiving at impact. It’s hard to find a wood these days that doesn’t feel “good” when you swing it or hit it and the Air Foil is no exception. The wood feels great at impact and was pleasing to swing to say the least. The grip was firm but tacky in order to get a solid grip on the club.
Nitrogen ….. Air Force One uses this word for a reason. One of our testers said, “I feel like I’ve gained 10 yards with this club.” Another one of our testers said, “I love hitting this club. It is nice.”
What I personally liked about the Air Foil fairway wood was the forgiveness. Mis-hits were outstanding to say the least. I could miss of the heel or toe and I was still getting great results from this club. As you can see from the photo below, I missed on the heel, but I was still able to get solid distance. I wasn’t blasting them as far as hitting the sweet spot, but I wasn’t on the other fairway either.
As far as distance is concerned, I was hitting the ball about as far as I do my Ping G-30 wood. So I really didn’t see huge gains or loss of distance. However, my ball flight looked beautiful with this club. I was getting the ball off the ground very easily with a nice high trajectory. I have to admit that the ball flight with this club was pretty to watch. The Air Foil is definitely a fairway wood that’s easier to hit and get the ball into the air.
It comes with a standard Fujikura shaft, which is nice if you know anything about shafts. There are other Tour Grade shaft options available when you go to purchase. Be sure to check that out before making your purchase.
Be sure to check out Air Force One and the rest of their golf club lineup HERE.
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