Pros: The 915 drivers are surprisingly long on mishits, especially the 915D2. Titleist’s wide variety of lofts, two distinct heads and impressive array of premium stock shafts makes fitting easy.

Cons: At $449, these are two of the priciest drivers of 2015. Neither allows golfers to adjust CG.

Who are they for? Anyone, but most golfers should lean toward the 915D2. It’s one of the best drivers of 2015. The 915D3 will work for advanced players who need less spin, but it’s not as low spinning as other low-spin models on the market.

The Review

If you’re reading this review, then you probably have at least one Titleist golf club in your bag — and if you don’t you probably did in the past. Apple iPhone users tend to keep buying iPhones, and golfers who buy Titleist clubs tend to keep buying Titleist clubs.

If I’ve described you and you’ve been waiting to hear if the 915 drivers are worth the upgrade, I’ll cut to the chase. Yes, they are, and to prove it I’ll jump straight into the numbers. Not currently a Titleist player? I’ll address you later in the review.

We took two testers with handicaps of 0-to-5 to The Launch Pad at Carl’s Golfland in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., to test the 915 drivers against Titleist’s previous driver line. After the testers warmed up, they hit five shots with each driver head. Obvious mishits were discarded, and each head was tested with the same loft, hosel setting and shaft.

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The Showdown: 913D2 vs. 915D2

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The D3 Showdown: 913D3 vs. 915D3

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To gearheads, the numbers speak for themselves. If you aren’t fluent in launch monitor lingo, however, let me provide some context. Here’s the simple breakdown of what golfers must do to hit longer drives:

  1. Improve their ball speed while maintaining similar launch conditions.
  2. Improve their launch conditions while maintaining similar ball speed.
  3. Improve their ball speed and launch conditions simultaneously.

More Forgiveness: The 915D2

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The strength of the 915D2 driver is its ability to create more ball speed on mishits, as seen in Tester 1’s numbers. He added an average of 1.8 mph of ball speed with the 460-cubic-centimeter driver while maintaining similar launch conditions — a testament to the 915D2’s rearward center of gravity (CG) that raises its moment of inertia (MOI), a measure of a driver’s ability to retain ball speed on mishits.

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Something else was going on, however, because the size and MOI of the 915D2 driver is relatively unchanged from its predecessor, the 913D2. That something was Titleist’s new Active Recoil Channel, which wraps around the sole of the driver to create a more efficient energy transfer on off-center hits that leads to more ball speed.

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Above: Titleist’s Radial Speed Face is thinner in the blue areas and thicker in the purple areas to create a larger sweet spot.

Channels or slots are nothing new to drivers, of course, but Titleist’s Active Recoil Channel showed obvious benefits in testing. It’s both wider and deeper than its competitors’ slots, and is matched with the company’s Radial Speed Face that uses variable face thicknesses to further improve ball speed on mishits.

Related: For more info on the technology in Titleist’s 915D2 and 915D3 drivers, click here. 

There are very few drivers that will be able to compete against the 915D2’s big forgiveness and relatively low-spin launch conditions, and the club’s refined looks and feel should give it the upper hand in many fitting bays.

Less Spin: The 915D3

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The strength of the 915D3 is its ability to improve launch conditions, particularly in the reduction of spin, which has been a weakness of past Titleist drivers. For the high-launch, low-spin launch conditions we observed, the 915D3’s retention of ball speed on mishits is also impressive.

Compared to the 915D2, the 915D3 has a lower, more forward CG. It also has a smaller, 440-cubic-centimeter head that is designed with slightly more fade bias than the 915D2.

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Above: Titleist’s new drivers have lighter, 8-11 titanium bodies. Weight was also removed from the blue areas and moved to the purple areas to improve forgiveness.  

Tester 2, a low-launch, high-spin player, saw his spin rate drop an average of 632 rpm when he switched from the 913D3 to the new 915D3. His launch angle also increased an average of 1.2 degrees. If that sounds impressive, it’s because it is. If you have the 913D3 and find yourself struggling with spin, go now to the nearest authorized Titleist retailer to be fit for the new model. That’s how much better it is.

If you’re considering switching to a 915D3 from another brand, you should know that it’s not going to be as low spinning as models such as Callaway’s Big Bertha Alpha 815 Double Black Diamond, TaylorMade’s R15 or Cobra’s Bio Cell Pro, but it will be more forgiving than those clubs.

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Above: The 915D3 (left) measures 440cc, has a taller face and is shorter from front to back than the 915D2, which measures 460cc.

If you look back at the testing data, you’ll notice Tester 2’s ball speed was actually slightly faster with the 915D3 than it was with the 915D2. That’s rarely the case with smaller, lower-spinning drivers, and a nod to the forgiveness Titleist was able to maintain with the 915D3 and the benefits of the Active Recoil Channel.

The Takeaway

The performance of the 915 drivers is one reason to buy them. The other is the slew of loft and shaft options.

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The 915D2 is available in lofts of 7.5, 8.5, 9.5 10.5 and 12 degrees. The 915D3 comes in lofts of 7.5, 8.5, 9.5 and 10.5 degrees. The variety allows golfers to dial in nearly any loft, lie and face angle combination they desire, and the two distinct club heads should fit most interested players.

The five shaft options are even more impressive. They include Aldila’s new Rogue Black and Silver shafts, as well as Mitsubishi Rayon’s new Diamana D+, S+ M+. All are the “real deal,” which means that they sell for several hundreds of dollars each at retail. That makes the 915’s sticker price of $449 more digestible.

There are drivers on the market that are slightly more forgiving than the 915D2 and ones that are lower spinning than the 915D3, but chasing one attribute such as low spin or maximum forgiveness is not what these drivers are about.

If you’re looking for the complete package — possibly the best combination of looks, sound, feel and performance — the 915D2 and 915D3 are it.

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  1. I have been struggling with the Driver for a while now and have flipped from Callaway to Taylor to Callaway and I recently demo’d the 915 and all I can say is wow. I played three rounds and have never in my life hit the Driver straighter and longer. I played the 9.5, Diaman S 60 what a club!

  2. I have been a Titlesit guy for about 7 years. I love their drivers. I went into Golfsmith today to get fitted for the 915. My swing speed is 115-118 mph and I carry a 2 hcp.

    I brought my 913 D3 in as well. After hitting every driver in the place, I was extremely disappointed in the 915. I hit (and eventually bought) the Callaway XR. I was carrying the XR about 15 yards further every shot with ideal launch and spin rates (11.5 degree, 2350 rpm). Never in my life would i have imagined Callaway to out perform Titleist like that.

    • I agree, I tested the 915 drivers and I wasn’t impressed at all. I actually thought the Ping G30 LS, Callaway double black diamond and TaylorMade R15 went a lot further and just felt better all around.

    • I am a 4 hcp with a 114 SS, but I actually had the opposite experience with the 915. I have always been a Titleist guy with my irons, but have played Taylormade woods for years. I tried the 913 a while ago, but wasn’t impressed because my RBZ Stage 2 was much longer. But, I tried the 915 D3 8.5 in a Rogue Silver 60x 125 MSI, and was hitting it at least a half-dozen yards longer, with an average launch of 13.4 and a spin rate of 2395. I’m sure some of the improvement was due to the high-end shaft, but the combo of the 915 head with that shaft was gold. I tried several other 2015 driver brands, but for me, nothing could beat the D3 in terms of consistency and length.

  3. I love my 913D2 but I have heard very good things about the 915 series so far. Especially from a friend who just switched over after swinging TaylorMade drivers his entire life. I have also heard great things about the Aldila Rogue Shafts. I ordered my 915D2 with Aldila Rogue Silver in an X-Flex last week. I cannot wait for it to be delivered so I can see just how great they are myself!

  4. I was fortunate enough to get fitted for the 915 drivers by the Titleist rep and I must say I don’t understand the hate on for these clubs. I gained 12 yards consistently over my 913 D2 and was fitted into the 915 D3 with the “stock” Aldila Rogue shaft. My dispersion was within 2-3 yards of each drive with a consistent slight draw (I’m a leftie). Turns out the D2 was spinning way too high for my swing. I’m by no means a pro, I usually swing around 100 mph and play to a 6 handicap, but I would highly recommend these drivers to anyone looking for lower spin rates and a decent amount of forgiveness!

    • I also got fitted but have not purchased yet. I’m a 9 handicap, around 105mph swing and currently gaming the SLDR for last season and a half. It is a good club but not particularly great on mishits. The 915 I had thought would be about the same but surprised that it really felt nice even on mishits. I loved the look of it and it felt really nice on all hits. Granted it was on a Trackman system indoors but it said I was getting a few drives out 300+ yards which I hardly ever do (mainly in the 270 range). So I think for me it inspired confidence and that goes a long way! Now if I could just get past the price of these things.

  5. Just got fit to a 915 D3. I hit many different lofts, shafts, and other brands. this one was longer than my 913, Nike Covert 2.o tour, and the other drivers I tried by 11ish yards and straighter. I was very impressed with this offering from Titleist. Besides the performance, this one also looked and felt the best.

  6. I HAVE A 910D2 10.5 WITH THE STOCK DIAMANA ILIMA 61 MID-HI REGULAR FLEX SHAFT.IWOULD LIKE TO UPGRADE BUT I DON’T REALLY KNOW MUCH ABOUT SHAFTS. I’M 57 YEARS OLD AND HIT MY DRIVER ON ADVERAGE ABOUT 230 YDS.USUALLY FAIRLY STRAIGHT. IF I REALLY CATCH IT IT’S ABOUT 250. I KNOW THIS IS NOT A LOT OF INFORMATIOM FOR YOU BUT,WHAT DRIVER AND SHAFT SHOULD I CONSIDER ORDERING.

  7. USGA tests all new drivers for COR (Coefficient of Restitution). How much “spring” is in the face of the driver. If the driver hits the ball too far, its illegal. Most manufacturers hit the limits on COR years ago so new drivers, when they talk about more distance, are really talking inches of distance. Its all marketing hype. The new tech in driver heads is forgiveness, larger sweet spots, more distance off mis-hits. Titleist face insert technology is very good with mis-hits so that’s where the extra distance comes from. In my humble opinion.

    • To some extent you are correct, however there is also more recent discoveries in COG location related to the sweetspot that have improved ballspeed. This is not something the CT test (COR is the old method) is able to measure.

      Regarding the Titleist 915. The gains have been made by using the ARC to increase the flex of the face over the whole face. They have then had to thicken the face at the centre so it passes the CT test but this has also allowed then to make the rest of the face even thinner. So a thinner face and ARC really does improve ball speeds off centre.

      Remember that the CT test is a geometric centre and its a very very small spot. They can make the area around this very hot but most people would consider it the middle while the companies consider it off centre.

  8. Ok! I’m an 18 H/C golfer playing a 909 with 9.5 loft for some years. Obviously most of my drives are a little “spread” shall we say but hey I enjoy the game. Thinking of changing to 915. My question is would it benefit my game or just wasting my time? And if the answer is “benefit” the next question is…..How?

    • I loved my Titleist driver but was spraying them left and right. Bought the Ping G30 with SFT and a stiffer shaft than the R on the Titleist, and bingo – straight down the line. Very happy with the club, turbulators and all.

      Only reason I went with Ping was Titleist’s annoying propensity of releasing their new clubs at the end of mortal man’s golf season. At least I got to play a dozen+ games with the Ping before the snow.

  9. Did a little testing of my own this weekend with my club’s PGA fitter. Hit 4 new drivers (Callaway BB Alpha 815, Titleist 915D2, Taylormade R15, and Ping G30) on the launch monitor. Used Nike RZN White balls to test. All were adjusted to same loft (9.5) and lie (standard), the ones with the adjustable weighting as close to the same as we could get it. The shafts were all the stock offerings in “stiff” flex, all weighed in the 60 gram category, except the Titleist shaft which was 70 grams. So take these numbers for what they are worth…

    My average driver swing speed currently is right around 97 mph. After a few minutes warmup with my current driver (Cleveland Classic XL Custom) I alternated hitting 5 shots with each driver until I got to a total of 20 with each (80 drives in all) and kept the top 10 from each driver after throwing out the bottom 10. Results below…

    1. Callaway (gravity core in “down” position):
    Swing speed – 98.4 mph
    Ball speed – 139.8 mph
    Carry – 240.4 yds
    Total – 254.1 yds
    Backspin – 3320
    Dispersion – 6 yds right

    2. Titleist
    Swing speed – 101.2 mph
    Ball speed – 144.7 mph
    Carry – 251.1 yds
    Total – 266.4 yds
    Backspin – 2950
    Dispersion – 9 yds right

    3. Taylormade
    Swing speed – 97.9 mph
    Ball speed – 141 mph
    Carry – 244.3 yds
    Total – 261.6 yds
    Backspin – 2570
    Dispersion – 1 yd left

    4. Ping
    Swing speed – 100.9 mph
    Ball speed – 143.5 mph
    Carry – 246.7 yds
    Total – 260.8 yds
    Backspin – 3400
    Dispersion – 3 yds right

    I’m not a big numbers guy, but just thought I would share these. As far as feel goes, the Titleist face felt hotter than any of the drivers I’ve hit in recent memory. I could really feel the compression of the golf ball and that seems to be reflected in the distance, as it outdrove the other clubs. I also did not care at all for the feel of the R15, which felt very harsh.

    I’ll be trying the new Mizuno and Nike drivers when my pro gets them in before I make my decision, but if I had to choose my new driver today it would be the Titleist.

    • I think Barney Adams penned an article here a while ago where the gist of it was, the only shot that counts when trying a new club is the second swing. Something along the line of the first swing you throw out because the club was new, and swings 3 through X you throw out because by the third swing it is you who is starting to adapt to the peculiarities of the club. Swing 2 was the ‘real you’ and the real club. If that one was magic, that’s the club.

      I kinda like this simplicity.

  10. Tried both the 915 D2 and D3 this past weekend at Golfsmith. I was excited to try them, but ended up extremely disappointed. These clubs were dead. I have used all Titleist equip. for 20 yrs. I will stay with my 910 7.5 D3. I hate to say big Bertha alpha was 20 yards farther and I don’t like Callaway.

    • I did the exact same thing in Walnut Creek at Golfsmith, with the same results. I’m a 2hcp and have a Nike VR Pro Ltd and was wanting something new, but the numbers don’t lie. They didn’t have a shaft that I thought might work better for me. I’ll need to wait until our club gets a shaft so I can try it one more time

    • Update, went back to Golfsmith a couple times since this post, I hit the Rogue shaft and loved it. Ordered today 915 D3 7.5 with the Rogue silver 60 Stiff. Absolutely killed it. Boy was I wrong before.

    • Boy was I wrong. I heit the 915’s this weekend again.I ordered the 915 D3 7.5 with the Rogue Silver 60 shaft this weekend. I took my old 910 D3 7.5 to compare it with and there ended up being no comparison. The 915 was longer and straighter with a tighter dispersion. Can wait for it to arrive!!!

  11. This seems to be an ongoing issue. The distinction between a “real deal” shaft and an true aftermarket shaft has been blurred. I personally have given up on trying to sort out the distinction. Several “made for-real deal” shafts have worked well for me. Certain true aftermarket shafts have not. ( my understanding is that Oban the only true seller of one shaft for all) What I have done over the course of many years of self indulgence is to isolate 5-6 shafts of mixed pedigree that have always worked and performed with different heads. If I like a driver (my current is a SLDR), I buy the best fitting stock shaft and then switch the shaft adaptors on my harem and experiment for at least a season with all my options. More than satisfies my mistaken belief that a new driver will put me on the Senior Tour

  12. I tried the 915D2 on Sunday in Arizona. I had not played in a few months and wasn’t expecting much, but I found it to be very solid with pretty tight dispersion and it had a great ball flight. I didn’t think the sound was bad at all. It is without a doubt a great new driver that is very pleasing to the eye. Rouge silver stiff shaft. This thing is a winner.

  13. 910 > 913 & 915

    Hard to improve on the 910’s perfection. And Titleist hasn’t been able to do so.

    This is a BS review.

    913 was an F and 915 is a C at best.

  14. Yes, looks great. My issue is that I could take 5 drivers that have all been released in the last 2 years and get very similar results. Those drivers can be found in most retailers or online for around $150.00. Accuracy is the most important aspect of a driver. Find one you can hit reasonably well and you’re way ahead. An extra 10 yards means nothing if you can’t keep it in play consistently.

    • The new 915 rocks over the 913. Just ordered the 460cc 9.5 degree model in an extra stiff rogue shaft. Compared the stats on the Golfsmith simulator vs my current 913 model with the exact same shaft and it carried an extra 20 yards per shot. Spin came down 2900 to 2500. Launch angles were similar at 11.5 degrees. The biggest difference was lower spin, better dispersion and 20 yards more of carry. Feel and sound were solid (pretty close to 913 model) and miss hits still traveled well and better than the 913. If the simulator results from the 913 driver to 915 model net me 20 yards more carry per drive, that’s a pretty serious change in performance. I know some may say that’s not possible…..ok, I’m a 5 handicap, can hit drives 300 yards (30% of the time) and maybe the forgiveness and technology in the new model really made my mishits that much better! Would be hard to believe that center face contact would yield 20 yards more (my simulator results were closer to a 10-12 yard increase on center strikes). I think any decent player who knows Titleist stuff will really appreciate the new model. Just my two cents!

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  15. good article. agree with the Apple/iphone comparison. I game Titleist woods (driver, FW, 915 hybrid is coming in the bag next season) and really pleased – don’t think I will change the brand in coming years; got my 5th iphone as well and will upgrade in 2 years if they don’t double in price. I love tgat they keep looks more traditional.
    What about those dozens shafts Titleist offers free of charge – like the Aldila Tour Green? Guys, go out and test this on demo days with Titleist or the golf shop of your trust. Look at the 913 range if you want to save 100$+ – shaft range is almost similar.

  16. why doesn’t titleist come out with some cooler names for their clubs like jet speed or rocket speed or something and why wait 2 years to release clubs I like to buy new ones a couple times a year and I like a lot of graphics like the R1 has on the crown of my driver

    • is it sarcasm or are you honestly asking this question? one thing I love about Titleist is that even after 2+ seasons the clubs still have great resell value. Also you don’t get the impression that older models become dated – in comparison to TM or Callaway. Lots of pros game really old models, whatever works for them – and they get the latest gear for free.

  17. They performed really nice for me. Good ball speed, especially on low hits on face.
    But the sound is not good. Metallic clicky and almost hurt my ears. What happened to nice solid Titleist sound.

  18. Didn’t golf wrx already review these clubs awhile ago? Also, seems like the reviews on here all say the same thing over and over again just different numbers. Also, quite a small sample pool to signify any magnitude.

  19. Tested all the shafts – +2 handicap – swing speed of 110-115 and I couldn’t put down the Rogue 60 X. I don’t care if Pixar made it, it’s the best feeling shaft I’ve played in a long time.

  20. I was fitted late Oct for the new 915 line. Driver, 3 wood and 18* hybrid. After we found the correct combination of shaft, head and loft, I have to say that I was astounded at the launch numbers and so impressed with the new line by Titleist. As of 11-15-14 I am now the proud owner of all three products. The driver distance form my previous driver (Callaway BB Alpha 10.5 with Aldila Tour Blue ATX 55 stiff +.5) to my new 915 9.5 Aldila Tour Black 60 +.5 was not an extreme amount. It was an average of 5.2 yards of carry. The sell was that 12 of 14 swings were no more than 6 feet off the target line. I’ll take fairway and +5 any day! The sell for the 3 wood and the hybrid were true distance. 9 yards of carry for the 3 wood and 12.5 for the hybrid. And again, almost all were very close to the target line. I will say this to anyone interested in this product. Find a fitter with whom you trust, and give this product a go. I did and could not be happier with my new sticks. Now if mother nature would cooperate. Fairways and greens to all.

    • Titleist is on a 2 year cycle. You have them confused with other OEM’s as Titleist keeps their prices fixed for nearly total duration of 2 years. The 913 drivers did not go down in price (only 100 dollars less at 299) until 3 months ago. You will be waiting a long time for a price drop and the 917 drivers.

    • What are you talking about? 916 next fall? Either a poor attempt at sarcasm, or just under educated in Titleists release schedule, and how their pricing works.

      As for review, I think it was great. Numbers are a good thing. IMHO, for a Titleists player looking to upgrade, or someone who wants a perfect setup for the price, this driver can’t be beat. I’ve hit their whole line, and it’s a marginal improvement, but an improvement worth paying the price if in need of a driver. This isn’t the other OEM that releases a players driver, and another for weekend once in a while guy to suit everyone’s needs, and can be found on the bargain table 6 months later. (Which I think u are maybe a little confused about) While they can be played by anyone, I tend to notice Titleists players want all around perfection. And they provide that for those looking for classic look, solid choice of shafts, and technology that can last 4-6 years as I still see more 910’s, 913’s in play over any other OEM’s older woods. Titleists puts together great clubs, and correct me if I’m wrong, it’s a 2 year cycle, with irons to woods being cycled on a yearly flip flop basis. They look great, I like D3, but D2 did show more distance in slightly of center hits for myself.

      • Good comments mate. TItleist is one of the most respected golf brands…not sure why it’s getting bashed here by some of these dudes. Obviously there’s a trend these days for very, very short release cycles, but only the least informed of us would lump Titleist with TM and Callaway amongst that trend. I’m absolutely loving my 915D2. In recent years I’ve owned a G25, SLDR, JetSpeed, Adams XTD, Razr Fit Xtreme, X2 Hot Pro, Cleveland Classic XL Custom, and Covert Tour (original), and the 915D2 (for me, at least) beats them all. The next best? The 913D2, which the 915D2 has replaced. Get into it Gents…

  21. All new drivers are so minimal with improvement….

    If you look at any data over last few years on gains vs previous model it is so slight that golfers with inconsistent swings ( which is most) will never see anything……

    Until they can mess with face thickness I think distance is maxed out and has been…..

    The ball is the real factor imo

    • And a lot of data shows the ball doesn’t matter much as far as performance. It only matters with feel, sound and player confidence. You know what’s the real factor? Winning.

    • another 830-er. Just because the COR limit has been set at 0.830 for the past ten years doesn’t mean improvements can’t be made on a club. I get it, you’re probably a +7 handicap pro, that hits that dime size sweet spot on your 210cc driver all the time. For the rest of us humans, things like the sweet spot can be increase (which is why you typically see the a higher smash factor between the 913 and 915). Weighting can be optimized to bring down spin (and get further roll out). The modern shaft can be optimized to increase launch angle. So enjoy your 905 and have fun on the tour. us mortals will enjoy increased forgiveness.

  22. I might have been more interested if they’d not changed the weight kit. I have 4 913-series clubs, and the hell if you think I’m going to buy another unnecessary shaft and another weight kit for a driver like this.

    Maybe on a BST in a year, I’ll buy a head. Maybe. But there is no excuse about the weights. With the kind of costs involved, I’ll probably just spring for a G30. At least that has lower spin and more forgiveness.

    • Ive had the g30….good performer, but not great feel and very little adjustability….the stock g30 shaft x stiff….all over the place…not a fan of lightlweight shafts i guess..I have the adams xtd ti coming of a 913d3 and the g30….its a 460cc yet looks like 440….my miss is toward the top of the face….ive really seen a dramatic improvement in those hits over previous drivers….like 50 yards different….the channel on top is the reason….not great looking but it blends…i would hop all over this 915d2 if it had a channel on top…..

  23. Why does the article not include distance gains in the charts? It seems swing speed and ball speed went down with the 915 D3. This is a common complaint. The pro at my local PGASS says he lost 6 mph in ball speed in the 915 D3 vs his 913 D3 testing with the same shaft

  24. I am a PGA professional. I can honestly say that that I picked up 15 yards with the switch to the 915D3 as opposed to the 913D3 I had. Spin rate dropped and launch angle rose. Great product here and definitely worth a test. I have hit everything on the market. Titleist has finally stepped into the game of distance.

  25. Seems like Titleist is playing catch up. The speed pocket, lower spin drivers are last years drivers. This driver is a year late. What’s up for the next Titleist driver a movable weight? Titleist has lost its mojo. Where they used to be the leader, they seem to be chasing or following the pack. They are stubborn to change their thinking. Thinking that the Titleist name alone will be enough. 500$ for last years tech, when I can get another brand on clearance with the same tech. I know alot here drink the Titleist coolaid. The last great driver from Titleist was the 975d or 983k.

    • I disagree.
      Titleist is making a driver here that works. It has new tech. And, they won’t be trying to sell you a newer improved version next month.
      If you don’t like it, Callaway or TaylorMade would love to take your money.

      • Don’t kid yourself. Tech like speed slot which companies like Nike and Adams (and so TMAG) have been using for ages? Oh I know, I know, Titleist is using a cool name like ARC man what a name (right up there with turbulators, IMO), so it must be new lol.

        And instead of releasing new drivers like Cally or Tmag, Titleist would like to continue selling the same driver for two years, and they would happily take your money and much as their competitors does. Callaway and Taylormade, those bastards!

      • Love the haters that obviously are always looking for a deal, rather than a product that will spend 4 years in the bag and be in a league of its own as you will see unlike other OEM’s, titleist rides in the bag for years. The competitors don’t. So if you don’t want to pony up the cost to switch out drivers and fairways, because their not on the discount rack, ever. Go play the others. I have brand new drivers given to me from other OEM’s, and still choose to spend my money and play titleist.

        My comment in previous post above was cut short. Titleist isn’t boasting about or campaigning anything about huge distance gains. It’s just another quality product that will give accuracy, workability, maybe some distance, but bottom line the it gives the confidence that what’s in your bag is solid for the next 4-6 years. Look around and you will see. If you don’t notice next time you’re at your course, you’re not seeing the difference in the sucker, versus the guy who doesn’t want to worry about his driver/fw’s because he knows he’s set for a while, and obviously reading a review that isn’t directed for a buyer like you. I’m sure next week YOUR OEM will have another great plan that’s scrapped 6 months later. Is it just coincidence that anything but my titleist clubs end up in BST a month, sometimes weeks later? Sure I’ve tried a SLDR, and it feels like a cheap rental car and I can’t wait to go home and drive my D3. The other OEM’s never give me the feeling that titleist does in regards to the feeling of “this club isn’t going anywhere for years” quit bashing, put a club in your bag that will be worn-out from years of play, before it is worn out by marketing schemes in months by suckering u into someone’s latest greatest soon to be scrap pile. Just my opinion

  26. Realistically, how much of a performance gain would I be able to expect from the 915D3 versus my 905R with a Diamana White Board? I am a tight wad so I don’t chase the latest and greatest every year (even though I would love to)or in this case every decade.

      • Pretty much nailed it bradford. I had the 905T and replaced it with a Nike VrPro lmt. I gained some accuracy due to the extra forgiveness but I’d say the distance on solid strikes is no different. Oh and in case know one noticed the VrPro lmt has the same channel.

  27. looking at the data, how can you justify the 499$ for so little improvement. that’s a lot moola for what really looks like no improvement. If i wanted a titleist driver, it would be the 913 trade in or for sale.

  28. I got in early – got fitted for my 915s two weeks ago, and picked them up a week ago today. 915D2 10.5* with Whiteboard 70 S, 915F 3W with Rogue Black 80 S, 915H 18* with Rogue Black 85H S. Put them in play for two comp rounds last weekend and have practised with them twice this week and I can honestly say they outperform my 913D2, 910F 3W, and 910H 17*. I’m a Titliest man, so was always going to upgrade to the 915s, but I’d definitely recommend them to any golfer.

  29. I wonder why no one is talking about the sound of this driver? High-pitched, hollow, reminiscent of a Nike Sumo or older Callaway. I compared my current 913D2 with the new one, swapping the shafts out to make it a legitimate comparison. I found marginal differences in distance and launch characteristics. If it gets me 4 more yards, with no difference in dispersion, but sounds like that, I’ll stick with hitting a slightly harder 9 iron into the greens. Numbers don’t lie- look at the graph, what’s the difference actually add up to?

  30. Very little buzz about these. Arrived in our local stores and only the hardcore Titleist fans are giving them a look over. The price may be an issue. UK discount price is $525 and some shaft upcharges are another $150 to $350. Ouch! I have hit the driver and FW and both felt superb but an indoor net is not good indicator.

  31. Titleist 915 vs. 913 – My Personal On-Course Test Comparison

    I was able to personally go onto the course (Hole #3) yesterday and hit the new Titleist 915 against the 913 driver. My test consisted of hitting seven Pro V1X balls with markings per club in random order for a series of four test runs.

    I’m not saying this to brag, but I hit both drivers exceptionally well and only missed the fairway a handful of times. In all four test sessions I hit my “absolute best” with both drivers. I say all this to mean that the test was as close to ideal as can be since I was swinging as well as I have all year long.

    Now for the winner…..

    The Titleist 915!! Yes, I can definitely say the 915 is longer, and by the mention of only missing a couple of fairways with both drivers, the 915 is as consistent, if not more, than the 913. In all four test sessions the single longest ball each time was the 915 (one by as much as 15-18 yards), and in three of the four it had two or more of the longest drives. Judging by the groupings of the balls I felt like the 915 was about 7-10 yards longer on average.

    The 915 has a higher pitch sound when hitting it, and maybe because of that I felt like the 915 was “hotter.” It seemed to jump off the face faster and had a great trajectory. As for test conditions, the temperature was about 48° and there was usually a slight breeze (5 mph) coming into my face and just barely from the right. The clubs tested were a 7.5° 913 D2 with Aldila Tour Green S flex that I was personally fitted for in California vs. my new 8.5° 915 D3 with Aldila Rogue S flex.

    • cold weather against any wind will eat, eat up any spin. so not surprised the d2 was shorter than the d3…..i bet if it was with wind the d2 could have been longer….with that said the 915s are pretty.

  32. I was talking to a guy today and a reputable golf store and he indicated that these WERE NOT the “real deal” shafts and they are watered down versions with soft tips. I know that this has been discussed in other threads but they are saying these $400 shafts are the real deal..what gives?

    • They are real shafts. Each company has two tiers of shafts. These are the lower spec options. For example you have the Rogue 125 MSI silver for $500 and the 110 MSI silver for $250, and on the diamana end you have the W series for $400 and the D+ for $275. They are not made for shafts. They are designed to be made at a different price range because not everyone wants to spend $400 on a golf shaft.

      • We’ll see what get’s delivered–I’ll put my money on “Made-for” being right there on the handle again. And no, the shafts that say that are not the same as their namesakes.

      • I got fitted for the 915d2 on a trackman and tried out both the “real deal” Diamana blue (S-flex) and the stock one, and had much better results with the stock. Felt better too. It is a good shaft, especially compared to some other manufacturers’ stock options. YMMV.

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