D-100

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Andy Roberts
Fri, 31 May 2013
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A real fairway finder off the tee and pin seeker off the deck

Need To Know

Low profile head and good alignment; A real fairway finder; Desirable mid-to-high launch
Unwanted glare in sun; Sound at impact a little loud
Our score:
Overall: 
3
PRICE: £129.00 YEAR: from 2013

Relocated CG 11% more toward the heel makes it easier to square the club face at impact; 8% back improves launch angle and spin rate, and through chemically-etching the crown, moving it 10% lower improves feel and launch angle.

Low profile head with shallow face was inviting off the deck and the alignment logo and contrasting white scoring lines helped me place the clubhead down square at address. The crown was far too shiny in the sun, though.

Still not 100% sure about the black clubhead and white shaft. Looks a bit like an Oreo cookie. 

The D-100 promises super lightness and it delivers. The transition from backswing to downswing was effortless and the head felt extremely stable through impact. Sound at impact was too loud and off-putting at times.

A real fairway finder off the tee and pin seeker off the deck. It provided me with a pleasing mid-to-high launch thanks to the chemically-etched crown that saves weight to be repositioned for a low centre of gravity, but I felt it just lacked a little bit of fire off the face in comparison to some of the other fairways I've tested this year.

Verdict

Not one of the longest fairway woods you will ever find but a decent performer nonetheless. Value for money at less than £130, too.

Pro Verdict 

Lots of unwanted glare off the head when playing out in the sun. While very forgiving, I did feel it lacked fire off the face.

Click here to see how the D-100 performed in our Ten of the Best fairway woods test.

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