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Titleist is now beginning to talk about it
Now that Ernie Els has won with two of Titleist's prototype products, the 905R Driver with a Diamana Shaft (not sure on weight or flex, but probably very similar to his Fuji Speeders) and 695MB irons. Do y'll think this pushes the timetable on those two products along with others forward?
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Yes, Titleist are talking about it. The Titleist website (or it did the last time I looked at it earlier this week) has Ernie's winning bag make up in an info panel on the home page - referring to both the 905R and 695MB prototypes. Absolutely 'shocking' behaviour for Titleist who couldn't even get full info on the 2005 product line up on their site until well after 1st April earlier this year e.g. the 2005 Scotty Cameron putter range and 904F fairways. I hope they do a better job of keeping Titleist afficianados informed in 2006 - and let's face it they probably couldn't do it any worse than they do it at the moment.

 

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I just got a 905R 8.5 w/Diamana 83 x-flex today. I will post pictures this weekend.

 

 

What did you have before... the 905S or the 905T? (Loft and shaft.)

 

I would like to know your opinion on how much more spin you think this R driver has over the previous models. This will be data from someone that will have actual experience with hitting it. :dntknw: (Instead of the technobabble that usually comes along with prototypes before they are released.)

 

 

I, too, am looking at the Diamana 83 shaft to be put into one, but probably the S-flex instead of the X-flex. (My SS is only about 108mph, but no more than 110mph.) :wave:

 

Your feedback would be appreciated!! :drinks:

 

 

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i asked Titleist when the 905r driver was coming out this is the answer i got.

 

 

Thank you for contacting Titleist Golf! We are always working with and

testing new product prototypes, particularly on tour as part of our

performance validation process. When a product is performance approved

and

ready to be introduced into our current club line, it is posted on our

website immediately. Unfortunately, we will not have any information

until

that time. Thanks again for your support and interest in Titleist.

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i asked Titleist when the 905r driver was coming out this is the answer i got.

 

 

Thank you for contacting Titleist Golf! We are always working with and

testing new product prototypes, particularly on tour as part of our

performance validation process. When a product is performance approved

and

ready to be introduced into our current club line, it is posted on our

website immediately. Unfortunately, we will not have any information

until

that time. Thanks again for your support and interest in Titleist.

 

 

They are just doing what they can to protect the value of the T & the S as long as possible :dntknw: ; especially since it's the Holiday Season!

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i asked Titleist when the 905r driver was coming out this is the answer i got.

 

 

Thank you for contacting Titleist Golf! We are always working with and

testing new product prototypes, particularly on tour as part of our

performance validation process. When a product is performance approved

and

ready to be introduced into our current club line, it is posted on our

website immediately. Unfortunately, we will not have any information

until

that time. Thanks again for your support and interest in Titleist.

 

 

S.O.P. (Standard Operatiing Procedure) for Titleist and "soon to be approved" items that are currently prototype.

 

You'll get nothing more from them!

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The pro at my club just got his. He let me look at it. from adress it looks just like the 905 t except a little bigger. ( just a little) Titleist made a winner with this because it only looks a little bigger than the 905t. It looks nothing like a 460 cc driver from adress. He said it launches a little higher than the t and makes a better noise.

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Thanks for the pictures TitleistGuy, it looks really good, I was going to go ahead and buy the 905S with the Proforce V2, but these pictures have got me waiting. Stickman, that is the information that I wanted to aquire was how much bigger the 905R looked compared to the T. From some of the previous pictures, the R looked HUGE, but these recent pictures, it doesn't look all that bad, I think Titleist has produced a winner here, hopefully it preforms as much as the hype that it has produced.

 

- Bryan

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He said it launches a little higher than the t and makes a better noise.

 

Can you clarify the "better noise" comment? Does your pro prefer a more titanium sound or a "thwack" sound?

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I played 18 holes yesterday and here are my inital impressions:

 

The R does not look significantly bigger than the S at address. Launch angle is higher than the T and more so than the S. Distance wise it's about the same as my 905T and 905S. It is however a much more forgiving driver and it has more of the "thwack" sound at impact. Titleist definitely has a winner here. This is the driver they should of released in the first place instead of the 400cc 905T & 905S. I am hoping they have a deep face version of the 905R.

 

My scga index is 3.3. I am 5'11" and weight 192 (I lift four times a week). My driver SS is 120 and my 5 iron carry is 200 yards.

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Hey Titleistguy!

 

Is the launch significantly higher so that one would have to go down a degree in loft over what they had in the S before? (Would they need a 7.5* in the R if they had a 8.5* in the S? Your initial comments suggest to me that if the player was using the T driver, they could probably stay in the same loft.)

 

I ask, because I would think that the increase in launch and the slight increase in spin would hurt someone that was using the S before. It seems that this R driver is more of a really large 983K!

 

BTW... did you ever notice a large increase in spin, or any ballooning? Did you hit the R any farther?

 

Thanks!!!

:dntknw:

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StaffBag,

 

I have both the 905T and 905S with 8.5* loft Diamana 83 X-flex. I initially played the T and then switched to the S because I wanted to have more of a boring trajectory instead of the high launch I was getting from the T. The R definitely launches the ball a little higher than the T. Hope this helps!

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Hey Titleistguy!

 

Is the launch significantly higher so that one would have to go down a degree in loft over what they had in the S before? (Would they need a 7.5* in the R if they had a 8.5* in the S? Your initial comments suggest to me that if the player was using the T driver, they could probably stay in the same loft.)

 

I ask, because I would think that the increase in launch and the slight increase in spin would hurt someone that was using the S before. It seems that this R driver is more of a really large 983K!

 

BTW... did you ever notice a large increase in spin, or any ballooning? Did you hit the R any farther?

 

Thanks!!!

:dntknw:

 

You are correct in that you would have to go down a degree if you were playing the S and stay at the same loft if you are playing the T. I would say the R is really more of a larger T.

 

I did not hit the R and farther than the S. I was pretty much hitting my second shots from about the same area (the course I played at was 7037 rated at 74.0/133) I would say there was a slight increase in spin but no ballooning.

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Thanks for the pictures TitleistGuy, it looks really good, I was going to go ahead and buy the 905S with the Proforce V2, but these pictures have got me waiting. Stickman, that is the information that I wanted to aquire was how much bigger the 905R looked compared to the T. From some of the previous pictures, the R looked HUGE, but these recent pictures, it doesn't look all that bad, I think Titleist has produced a winner here, hopefully it preforms as much as the hype that it has produced.

 

- Bryan

 

I have a 905S with the ProForce V2 X-flex 45" for sale. I hit maybe twenty balls at the range with it. PM me if you are interested.

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StaffBag,

 

I have both the 905T and 905S with 8.5* loft Diamana 83 X-flex. I initially played the T and then switched to the S because I wanted to have more of a boring trajectory instead of the high launch I was getting from the T. The R definitely launches the ball a little higher than the T. Hope this helps!

 

 

Tittleistguy,

 

So... from what you are telling me, the R gets the ball up into the air FASTER than the T (and definitely higher than the S). If I was to get one when they are released, I would probably need to go to the 7.5* loft due to the fact that I am using an 8.5* in the S, due to this large increase in trajectory?

 

Do you get a ballooning effect with it? OR does the Diamana take care of that? More specifically, is the trajectory still a bore-ing trajectory, even though it is high? (Because I hit my 8.5* S plenty high for my launch conditions. (12.0* to 12.5* launch angle, with about 2700rpm's of backspin, and about 157mph ball speed.)

 

 

Sorry to keep bugging you, :dntknw: but this info is wonderful for all who may be in the same boat.

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StaffBag,

 

I have both the 905T and 905S with 8.5* loft Diamana 83 X-flex. I initially played the T and then switched to the S because I wanted to have more of a boring trajectory instead of the high launch I was getting from the T. The R definitely launches the ball a little higher than the T. Hope this helps!

 

 

Tittleistguy,

 

So... from what you are telling me, the R gets the ball up into the air FASTER than the T (and definitely higher than the S). If I was to get one when they are released, I would probably need to go to the 7.5* loft due to the fact that I am using an 8.5* in the S, due to this large increase in trajectory?

 

Do you get a ballooning effect with it? OR does the Diamana take care of that? More specifically, is the trajectory still a bore-ing trajectory, even though it is high? (Because I hit my 8.5* S plenty high for my launch conditions. (12.0* to 12.5* launch angle, with about 2700rpm's of backspin, and about 157mph ball speed.)

 

 

Sorry to keep bugging you, :dntknw: but this info is wonderful for all who may be in the same boat.

 

StaffBag,

 

If you are currently playing the S with 8.5 loft then I would get the 7.5 when the R when it's released. There is no ballooning with the R. The R has a higher launch angle but the trajectory is still boring.

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