Try a 917 first. Booted my 910 d3 finally out of the bag after 6 years and not looking back
Big Ben wrote:
The 910 D3 I owned was indeed a sweet feeling and sounding driver no doubt. It's still alive and well in a buddies bag and he refuses to give it up. He just loves it. You know it's been a fan favorite when you check EBay and they all look like they've been through a war!
Big Ben wrote:
I don't blame them, it's about loosing the competitive high level amateur who traditionally enjoyed Titleist. When these Am's start leaving for the claims of others Titleist is forced to react. This market space supports long-term loyalty and it's the market Titleist has been loosing. Erode this and possibly loose ProV prestige. Thats the REAL business here after all...
I have been considering this ^^^^ from previous Titleist releases but nothing has replaced my 910D2 yet. As always, looking forward to the release of the new TS drivers.
My club pro is a Titleist guy. Has admitted in the last few seasons that Titleist just hasn't been able to keep up with the others for distance. He's sold tons of Ping, Callaway, and TM. He recently was fitted in a TS3...and told me yesterday that "Titleist is BACK !!!!!!!" /nyam.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':nyam:' />
Titleist 905R with Grafalloy Blue is in my bag. I have a 913D2 and a 917D2 at home. Neither of the latter have been able to permanently remove the 905R out of my bag. Love the looks of the new club, maybe this is finally the one. Side note: All 3 were fit for me by Titleist, but only the 905 was done at TPI in California, the other two were done by a local Titleist fitting center. I might wait to go back down to TPI and bring along my 905 as a benchmark. and For the Record... the 917 is about 2-3 yards carry longer than my 905, but I don't like the ball flight and it's harder to keep in the fairway. The 905R is just hit the ball and pick up the tee. Automatic.
When do the TS drivers hit retail?
Are we looking at $600?
Titleist drivers have always just kinda hung out in the middle, sort of a jack of all trades, master of none. There is always something more forgiving (Ping/Cobra) or lower spinning (TaylorMade, Cobra, Callaway etc) and for the people chasing one or the other the Titleist can seem to be irritatingly riding the fence. The 915 and 917 were extremely similar with the 917 moving to slightly more adjustability. I'd love to see them pursue the same level of forgiveness, which has always been nicely above average, and really try to drop the CG down. That would take a chunk out of all these "Titleist always spins more" talking points that come from people who strike the ball low on the face.