SureFit hosel adjustability will be available in both. The 917, as with previous Titleist drivers, lacked in distance and forgiveness. I quite like the sole very understated. The Titleist 917 drivers and fairways have been designed to deliver the most complete performance in the game today. If nothing else, you can be assured of a solid selection of real deal, aftermarket equivalent shafts as part of the stock package. With my swing speed and ball speed staying about the same, I added an average of 7.
The T7 Wedges however are pure magic and kicked the Vokeys out of my bag. Compared to drivers on the market produced by and , the Titleist 917 drivers have a more traditional look and sound. The Japanese market varies greatly from the U. If you want something only close, that offers 2-3 yards more distance, go elsewhere. The graphics are so so, but this driver performs.
I have hated their drivers for years, but this is the best one they have come out with. The headwind stayed relatively constant for the test. But again, this is just armchair opinion and I don't pretend to know better than Acushnet! Swing speed up — distance down? The TaylorMade fitters recommended Brian try a shorter driver. On average across the board has been about 166-167mph. I would think getting the weight distribution right to produce straight shots would more than make up for the slight carry distance loss. Finding the right match of shaft, weight, lie and loft will enable golfers of all skill levels to maximize all of the technology advancements offered by the Titleist 917 D2. .
We tried to minimise this by limiting it to 6 shots with each setting giving the golfer less opportunity to react to the ball flight. He was a huge fan of the process. Feel was much much smoother with that weight in the middle. And that is the strength of this product — you can get properly dialled in by going through a good custom fitting. It is the myth that only professional quality players can use Titleist equipment. Oh and even with much weaker lofts they are right there in distance all things equal when comparing heads of different lofts rather than the number on the sole.
It helped negate his negative angle of attack of -4. As with all recent Titleist drivers, the 917 has premium stock shafts that will fit any shot tendency. Driver head controls spin well. The Titleist Demo is full of 9- degree drivers with S or X flex Shafts. They agreed that at some point in the future Chris may be able to return to the 8. Much of the difference between the and the drivers is personal preference. In general the golfer gained more distance with the lower lofted settings D2, A1, A2, B1, B2 and lost distance with the higher lofted settings C4, A3, A4, B3, B4, D4.
Also new in the 917 drivers is the Active Recoil Channel 2. Certainly, super-game-improvement is not their cup of tea. The M2 is up there with the Ping G and the Cobra F7 for the confidence it gives you at address. Unless Titleist can make a demonstrable case of Same-Amount-of-Distance-With-More-Accuracy, they will remain an also-ran in Driver market. This is one of the longer drivers on the market in 2017. I have played without it for a couple weeks and it is a bit of a relief, not having to edit the results on every hole. Players looking for workability will probably already be looking at the D3 model.
The company shrunk the size of its new G400 drivers in a climate where full-size drivers have become the norm. If forgiveness is what you are looking for, I suggest you go pick up the today. Golf Digest may earn a portion of sales from products that are purchased through our site as part of our Affiliate Partnerships with retailers. Titleist irons are the real deal. My swing speed suggested I was borderline S to X flex , but the fitter said unless I was fighting a hook I should stick with the S. So the two starting experimenting with different heads and different shafts in search of a more familiar trajectory, as well as more distance. Going up to the D2 normalized my spin rate, but led to such an improvement in consistency across the face.
He got me into a regular shaft by playing with the weights and I hit them straight. The 8-gram, 10-gram or 12-gram weights give golfers numerous options. On this day, getting better required patience with his swing and an open mind to the recommendations of his fitters. The M2 was as reliable as it could get. Player testing is an essential step in the product development process as the feedback received along the way helps the team evolve the product along every step of the prototype phase. The sound no longer bothers me.
Both 917 models are available in lofts of 8. For me, it looks absolutely stunning at address and has a nice large footprint to fill you with confidence. He found much more success with an M1 460 that had more loft 10. A set of forged Machspeed irons? Yes, they are a golf company who focuses more on golfers playing better overall, not necessarily hitting longer. In a jiffy, the higher the loft of the face, the further back the center of gravity. This is with people that had various manufactures complete their fittings, not just the same person. You may be one of the people who believe the myth.
With my 10 years here, yes, I agree with you. For me, the spin numbers were around 1700 rpm which is probably to low for my swing. There's no escaping how two testers averaged 10 yards less than their longest drivers. Did he want to continue to chase more distance or did he want a driver that would help him hit more fairways? I fit a customer Saturday who was hitting a new 7 iron 145 yard, and setting up on the toe. Its all about the fitting and it takes awhile sometimes.