Powerbilt Golf has been in the club manufacturing business since 1916 and manufactured clubs that have won the world’s biggest tournaments. Today the family owned company based out of Louisville, Kentucky is starting to make some noise with their latest driver. The Powerbilt Airforce One DFX Tour Black driver is showing up on golf club hot lists and receiving some rave reviews on the performance of the Nitrogen Charged driver.
DFX stands for Deep Face Extreme and once the golfer stands over this driver they will see the difference. The clubface is now 5 mm deeper than the previous version, which catches the ball at impact slightly longer and combines with the nitrogen inside the clubhead to create reduced spin and more distance.
When mygolfspy.com put out their annual “Most Wanted Driver of 2014” article it rated the Air Force One DFX fifth among all new-for-2014 drivers. The article is located online at http://www.mygolfspy.com/2014-most-wanted-driver-overall-awards/. The Air Force One DFX did well in all of its test categories. Total driving distance was 222.59 yards; total gained vs. control was +1.72 yards; spin was 2991.89 rpm; launch angle was 10.9 degrees, and ball speed was 138.31 mph.
PowerBilt has signed MMA athlete Cub Swanson to promote the DFX driver and all of its latest golf equipment. An avid golfer who grew up mostly in the Palm Springs area, the MMA pro Swanson is part of a new marketing campaign to position PowerBilt with an edgier personality.
The Air Force One DFX features Nitrogen N7 “Nitrogen Charged” technology, a newly patented method to reinforce the clubface without adding any weight. The forged titanium body comes with titanium cup face technology, as well as aerodynamic clubhead shaping. It’s available in both the high MOI and Tour Series, in lofts of 8.5°, 9.5°, 10.5° and 12.5°. Standard shaft length is 45 ½”. The club is offered in several leading shaft models from the top OEM shaft brands, so that golfers will achieve the optimum launch angle and spin rate for their unique swing. MSRP starts at $299.99, and there is an upcharge for some shaft models.
Chris Nickel with Golf WRX had this to say about the driver after reviewing it:
Pros: The Powerbilt AFO DFX Tour Black driver offers some of the fastest ball speeds and most consistent smash factors we’ve seen in testing, all in a deep-faced design that frames the ball quite nicely. In addition, Powerbilt offers stock shafts (no upcharge) from Aldila, Fujikura and Graphite Design.
Cons: The lack of adjustability and name recognition in the marketplace make it difficult to establish immediate credibility. As such, many big box stores and green grass accounts may not have demo clubs available for potential customers to try.
Takeaway: If you are more concerned about performance than a brand name and you don’t mind a non-adjustable head, this driver is extremely fast and forgiving. With an MSRP of $299, the increase in ball speed comes at a great value.
But don’t take everyone else’s word for it, get out there and try the driver that will help you gain more distance without breaking the bank.
To begin customizing your very own Airforce One DFX Driver head to the Powerbilt Golf website below http://store.powerbilt.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=1673
Powerbilt Driver commercial with Cub Swanson