Titleist 915 D3 vs Mizuno JPX 850

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johnnyoneonejohnnyoneone Members  9WRX Points: 0Handicap: 9Posts: 9
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I recently got custom fitted for a driver. With my old driver (Taylormade Burner 2.0 which I do not like) the regular shaft was far too whippy and my spin rate was up around 4000. I tried out a few drivers and it was narrowed down to the Titleist 915 D3, Mizuno JPX 850 and Ping G30. My spin rate was a little low with the Ping G30 and I didn't like the larger 460cc head as much so that was next to be eliminated.

It was then between the Titleist 915 D3 and Mizuno JPX 850 but the problem is I am split right down the middle. They are both lovely clubs and I really like the smaller 440cc heads. My natural shot shape is a draw but I am a feel player and definitely want the option to shape the ball any way I like and I feel like the smaller heads enable me to do so.

Getting into detail there was something about the Mizuno compared to the Titleist. I felt it was a really nice club (especially with that blue colour!) and it just seemed to sit in behind the ball so sweetly. Before going to the fitting I had had an idea in my mind of what I wanted and I was leaning towards the 915 but after seeing and hitting the Mizuno it has put me in a dilemma. Do I go for the trusty and reliable Titleist 915 D3 which is gauranteed results or do I take a risk and go for the new Mizuno JPX 850 with a relatively small reputation in the driver range?

I would really appreciate your advice on what driver I should go for especially if you have used both.

My specs for the drivers are:

Titleist 915 D3 - 10.5 deg

Al setting

Adila Rogue 60 - 3.4 - Stiff

Mizuno JPX 850 - 10.5 deg

Weights in slot 1 & 2

Fujikura Orochi 60g - Stiff


  • martinbnsmartinbns Members  1979WRX Points: 32Handicap: 8.2Posts: 1,979 Platinum Tees
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    If you are a feel player, which one felt the best?

    Both are great, Mizuno's smaller following with woods is just a lack of marketing, all the other clubs they make are excellent, indications are the 850 driver are too.
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