The great thing about technological
as they pertain to the game of golf is that
every new design, the quality of product
the positive impact it has on the
game only improves.
That much is evident in
Titleist's 913 fairway woods and hybrids.
The 913 fairways and hybrids, like the 913
driver released late last year are a new ---
improved --- take on the successful 910
models released in 2010. With the advances
Titleist's Research and
Development team has made in the new
woods and hybrids, it appears a lot has
changed in the last three years.
“Golfers are always looking for more
and control in their long game, but they
need versatility,” said Steve Pelisek,
Manager, Titleist Golf Clubs. “The 913
and hybrids not only deliver better
performance, they provide serious golfers
more options to dial-in their set
fit their long game strategy and the way
play the game.”
Upon release in November,
Pete Wlodkowski took a deep look at
913 Driver, which you can read here.
take a similar look at the 913 Fairways
TECH AND SPECS
Titleist's main boast with the new 913F
913H models is increased distance
improved launch conditions --- indeed, a
growing trend in the equipment industry.
The 913 fairway woods and hybrids
much lower center of gravity than the 910
models, leading towards more distance
to reduced spin. The lower center of
of course, also helps with stability and
forgiveness on each swing.
To achieve the new center of gravity,
made changes to the head designs and
SureFit Tour hosel structure, according to
recent Team Titleist press release. The
changes allow for more weight to be
redistributed lower in the club head.
“In combination with a new flat SureFit
weight, this allowed us to really move our
to new performance thresholds and obtain
improved distance potential,” said Dan
Vice President of Research and
Titleist Golf Clubs.
According to Titleist's official press release,
engineers utilized a new
casting and polishing process to produce
ultra-thin crown, with a lower, flatter sole
profile similar to the new 913 drivers. The
hybrids were refined with a sleeker, tour-
inspired design. For both the 913 fairways
hybrids, Titleist R&D created a leaner
Tour hosel with a lower hosel height and
tapered sleeve, which benefits CG position
well as the appearance at address. The
SureFit Tour weight on the sole further
optimizes the CG for speed and
The weight has a new, flat geometry with
screw that holds the weight in place but
not extend up into the driver head,
contributing to a lower overall CG.
Respectively, the 913 fairway woods and
hybrids also feature distinctive designs.
Titleist's 2013 line of fairway woods
the 913F and the 913F.d Low Spin. The
difference between the two is a lower
of gravity in the 913F.d model. The Low
models also have a different weighting
for less spin on launch.
According to Titleist, the 913F is a high
performance, classic pear shaped metal
that delivers its distance thanks to low
deep weighting for all-around performance
either off the turf or off the tee.
The 913F.d Low Spin, on the other hand,
high performance, larger full pear shaped
fairway that delivers distance with lower
(measurements from Titleist player testing
indicate about 200 rpm less than 913F)
low and forward weighting for a more
The science behind the new 913H and
hybrids is similar. As with the fairways,
both hybrid models were redesigned with
lower center of gravity to add distance.
The 913H was developed with a 'tour-
shape, a softer toe and 'sleeker' heel. All
that, of course, leads towards improved
ground contact, appearance, playability
The 913H.d plays more like the 913F.d ---
providing distance thanks to lower spin
optimized weighting in the clubhead.
All 913F and 913H models are equipped
Titleist's patented SureFit Tour adjustable
hosel, which allows golfers to set the loft,
and bias of the clubhead to their specific
“We call it ‘Tour Van-in a hosel’ because
was our inspiration for designing SureFit
in that it provides all the power of a tour
the ability to bend for loft and lie, and
interchange shafts – right on the tee at
point of fitting,” Stone said.
Titleist's SureFit technology is present in
913 models and, according to Titleist, the
angle SureFit Tour hosel features a sleeve
ring, each with four settings. The sleeve
settings are numbered 1, 2, 3, 4 and the
settings are lettered A, B, C, D. In total
are 16 settings, each creating a unique
and lie combination.
The 913’s high performance stock shaft
features four tour-proven options,
three high-performance aftermarket shafts
(one from Aldila and two from Mitsubishi)
a wide range of players and swing
The stock fairway lineup includes the Aldila
Phenom 80 shaft, the Mitsubishi Diamana
White 82 and Mitsubishi S+ Blue 72, along
the Titleist Bassara W 55 (S,R,A) and 45
The stock hybrid lineup includes the Aldila
Phenom 80 HYB, the Mitsubishi Diamana
White 92 HY, the Diamana S+ Blue 82 HY
and 72 HY (R), as well as the Titleist
W 60 HYB (S,R,A) and 50 HYB (L) by