Antenucci made a few other tweaks to his new 917D3: the shaft was made 0. But I replaced it with the which seemed to be offering me me more raw ball speed, distance and forgiveness. In regards to the SureFit center of gravity system, the D2 comes with two options which include a neutral weight and a weight which can be moved to the heel or toe. Samuel Youn pitchinwedge : +2 yards carry, +8. Personally, I was fitted at a Titleist Thursday event with a 917.
Titleist Master Fitter Glenn Mahler watched Aquino stripe drive after drive on the range, looking like a far better player than his 8. Titleist has managed to implement the system properly, although this was the first try in the 10 year history of the series. The D2 head also has a natural draw bias built into it, which will help players that tend to lose it to the right, which is normally higher handicap players. I have been fit for a the 915D2 9. I have worked in different aspects of the golf industry. Anyways, I made the first pass with the 917 D2 and my swing was rewarded with a ball flight that was long and straight. When I hit it well it flew.
Unfortunately the retailer weren't ready to fit people to this club. But so many manufacturers struggled with implementation. I thought it was best to test each driver out in the exact spec I was fitted into rather than using the same shaft in each head. The Verdict: A driver with movable weight is almost as common nowadays as a tour player with a logo on the sleeve. With the new driver, he also added 6. Golf consumers know that when Titleist releases a product it is definitely worth a look.
As expected the D3 came in with a 0. That the same adjustability feature is still found on the 917 should not be overlooked. The driver head Antenucci chose for McKenna was just as crucial. It has the blue Diamona reg shaft. I saw something very similar on my fitting for the 917, but on the other end of the spectrum, I ended up with a stiffer shaft and lower lofted head combo than I would have tried on my own. Without question, one of the hottest products on the market right now. The D3 is essentiallyÂ a shrunken version of the D2 head, allowing players to have more control over their shot, but sacrificing forgiveness.
With his 110+ mph swing speed, he tested some of the stiffest shafts the industry had to offer. Feeling more confident, Kim could now benefit from the increased forgiveness of the 917D3 head, and that showed up in the way of 2. Following feedback from Tour players and consumers, it has moved away from the black finish seen in the 915Â to a silver finish in the 917. I loved the launch and ballflight that I witnessed. White 70, Blue 60, Red 50 as well as the Red 40 version in the women's model. Sakai is no slouch, playing to a 3.
The cylinder comes in two forms: a neutral version and a top-heavy version. Doing so increased his carry distance 2 yards, and his total distance by 8. Along with the new tech, both clubs have gone back to the metallic grey paint that was on the ever popular 975 series. Titleist agreed to ship each of them the 917 driver they were fit for, free of charge you can follow their progress with their new 917 drivers is. Of course this will significantly impact the trajectory and the impact with the ball. However, they will all be pleased to hear that the 917 headcover does away with it, which is a little sad as I liked the Tiger tail on previous versions.
All four are terrific options. Upgrades to tech seen in the previous iteration improves the forgiveness on offer dramatically, and Titleist have vastly improved the sound of the driver after taking advice from Tour players and customers. In his forum post, Youn also commented favorable on the looks and feel of the 917D2 driver. First, I have to point out that I never spoke to anyone at Demo Day as I was more or less ignored by representatives at the booth. I purchased a 917 D2 9. This feature will be helpful for those new to the D series as it can compensate for some lack of experience. I would suggest that the carry and overall distance looked to be about the same.
Both tweaks helped Youn tame his miss to the right. While I was going through the fitting, we didn't even hit 10 percent of the available configurations. Titleist have strict tw0-year product cycles so we have come to expect greater improvement than the brands who release new drivers every year. One of these days I might read a review where you guys slam a product. I think the biggest takeaway from this is not only how much improved the 917 is over the 915, but how much a custom fitting can help you get the desired results. Ideally these two figures needed to come down, so that meant heading on to the 917 D3 driver. Some professional golfers recommend a visit to a fitter with highly customizable drives as they need to be precisely configured in order to get the best results.
The amount of adjustable options that these new clubs possess is endless and makes it a tinkerer's dream. That was the annual rejection letter streak. I teed up several more balls with the D2 and each was the same result. There were some clear performance gains with the 917. But I think the Ts2 driver is as forgiving as anything on the market. The fitters used Trackman 4 to record the results, and all shots were hit with Titleist Pro V1X golf balls.
Even with the lower-lofted 917D2, Sakai was able to increase his average launch angle 1. Even though I am a high-spin player, the D2 kept spin in check nicely and I didn't have any drives balloon on me. It had n the sole to improve ball speed and forgiveness right across the face. Generally, I swing a Stiff flex but this was the shaft that I just happened to grab. The issue for Kim was he was not hitting enough good drives. If you also have the Titleist you will see the opposite symbol to the driver if you have them both set the same way as the weight is inserted in opposite ends for each club. The shafts also come with new options.