The Acer XF Leggera
The longest driver of them all
Face: 6-4 Titanium
Body: 100% Titanium
Finish: White crown and Charcoal Metallic sides
Manufacturers can’t just magically remove weight from a massive 460cc titanium driver without some consequences. It’s tricky business. Using very precise manufacturing technologies, weight was removed only from the crown area so as not to affect the strength of the overall clubhead.
Available in lofts of 9.5º, 10.5º and 12º. If you don’t want to have the longer length, you can ask for length to be customized to 45″. If you don’t want to have the lighter clubhead, you can go with the standard Acer XF driver – that is also available in a draw version.
Comes fitted with the high end Winn DSI AVS 17 soft comfortable grip with all weather playability.
We hesitate in having a driver longer than 45″ as that means a slightly heavier driver and also potential loss of control. 45″ works just fine and that’s the recommended length by most golf manufacturers. You can also go with a very lightweight shaft but if you use a regular clubhead, it feels unwieldy. When the Acer XF Leggera clubhead was introduced, it was intriguing. Most driver clubheads weigh 200 grams. The Leggera clubhead is 190 grams. That opens up a couple of options. You can have a lighter 45″ driver and that will give you greater clubhead speed but it will feel different – feel matters. Or you can add an inch to the shaft length – that will feel similar to a 45″ driver but longer . A longer driver is always more tempting as that translates to distance. However; you risk loss of control. A long drive does you no good if you end up in the water or out of bounds.
The Acer XF Leggera is designed specifically for those who already hit a fairly straight ball but seeking the maximum amount of distance off of the tee. If you are not of Italian descent, Leggera translates into light.
Time to do some testing.
We fitted the Leggera clubhead with a True Ace Blue Crush shaft. I like it’s low torque and firm feel and use it on most of the drivers I test. Off to the testing grounds.
On the range, it took a little while to get the ball position right – just like with any new driver. Move it too far forward and you may end up with too strong a draw – move it too much back and you end up with a push. Once we got the ball position right, the rest was pure joy.
After a good warm up, we started to get this beautiful boring ball flight. Shot upon shot upon shot resulted in solid distance ~ 300 yards easy. Next test – take it to the golf course. Same great performance. The clubhead is very well balanced. The higher MOI (moment of inertia) and the lower CG (center of gravity) gives you a larger hot face, greater forgiveness on off-center hits and better ball trajectory.
Comes fitted with the UST-Mamiya Competition Series Graphite shaft. Works great for most people. If your swing speed is higher than 105MPH, you may consider the True Ace Blue Crush shaft. It’s costs a little bit more but has very low torque and gives you a very firm feel. If you have preference for different shafts, email us and we will quote you the price difference.