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Are Titleist 910 drivers, fairways and hybrids still competitive?


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#1 pmcuk

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 02:18 PM

I play a 910D2 driver, and it has a great sound and feel but I'm losing some distance to the new M2 driver I demoed at the same loft, similar shaft.

So I'd like to hear from other users of the 910 series. Don't know whether to continue with Titleist drivers/fairways/hybrids from 910 up though 913, 915, 917  or go over to Taylormade and start accumulating a few clubs, shafts and adapter sleeves. I can see virtues in either choice....

What do you think?


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Posted 16 June 2017 - 02:24 PM

I do know that the 910 and 913 series had more spin than the 915 and 917 series. I have tried them both and for me the winner is the 917 D3 with the diamanna white 70+ shaft. I have tried the new Taylormade gear I will say if  I hit the M1 perfect I goes about 5 yards farther than my titleist driver but more often then not my titleist is a lot more consistent all the way around.

Also my back up driver is my 915 D3 with fujikura speeder 74 shaft

Edited by markp, 16 June 2017 - 02:27 PM.


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Posted 16 June 2017 - 02:26 PM

The 910 is perfectly adequate, if you hit the M2 better it's because it fits you better. You can test this by hitting them both on a launch monitor and comparing the numbers.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 02:33 PM

All depends on what fits you.  Best is to try them and see.  If there is a slight difference, its up to you if you want to spend the money.  I have a 910 9.5* driver that is used as a backup and still goes, but is not as forgiving as the newer stuff.  Of course, it could all be in my head.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 02:38 PM

Personally, I could not get the 910 to work for me.  It was always significantly shorter than anything else I tried at the time.  Tried a few different shafts and finally gave up on it.  Not that it wasn't straight, it just seemed so short.  Like 15+ yards short of anything else.  But, that was just me.  I had a friend that had one and liked it.  Now he is hitting an M2 and is hitting it further than I remember him hitting it in recent memory.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 02:39 PM

With the right shaft they should be able to compete with the latest

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 02:45 PM

View Postradiman, on 16 June 2017 - 02:38 PM, said:

Personally, I could not get the 910 to work for me.  It was always significantly shorter than anything else I tried at the time.  Tried a few different shafts and finally gave up on it.  Not that it wasn't straight, it just seemed so short.  Like 15+ yards short of anything else.  But, that was just me.  I had a friend that had one and liked it.  Now he is hitting an M2 and is hitting it further than I remember him hitting it in recent memory.

This is what I'm getting. Love the feel and sound but the 910 is still shorter, like I say same loft and shaft as M2 and hit one after the other on the range. So I'm partly wondering whether the 913, 915 and 917 drivers are sufficiently longer and better to stick with Titleist. Going TM with the M2 is awfully tempting.....

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 02:56 PM

View Postpmcuk, on 16 June 2017 - 02:45 PM, said:

View Postradiman, on 16 June 2017 - 02:38 PM, said:

Personally, I could not get the 910 to work for me.  It was always significantly shorter than anything else I tried at the time.  Tried a few different shafts and finally gave up on it.  Not that it wasn't straight, it just seemed so short.  Like 15+ yards short of anything else.  But, that was just me.  I had a friend that had one and liked it.  Now he is hitting an M2 and is hitting it further than I remember him hitting it in recent memory.

This is what I'm getting. Love the feel and sound but the 910 is still shorter, like I say same loft and shaft as M2 and hit one after the other on the range. So I'm partly wondering whether the 913, 915 and 917 drivers are sufficiently longer and better to stick with Titleist. Going TM with the M2 is awfully tempting.....

In this day and age, I would go with whatever brand gave you the best results.  The M2 is a great driver.  As is the 917, or the Epic, or insert any other model here.  If you like the M2, hit the 917 next to it and go with the winner.  No need to stick exclusively to one brand.
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Posted 16 June 2017 - 03:04 PM

View Postradiman, on 16 June 2017 - 02:56 PM, said:


In this day and age, I would go with whatever brand gave you the best results.  The M2 is a great driver.  As is the 917, or the Epic, or insert any other model here.  If you like the M2, hit the 917 next to it and go with the winner.  No need to stick exclusively to one brand.


Well, sticking with one brand does allow you to swap shafts. Easy to cut down a driver shaft for a fairway.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 03:07 PM

Played the 910D3 successfully for a long time but got tempted by a Callaway Big Bertha Alpha in a sale. I suspect that the Fubuki shaft of the Alpha suits me slightly better than the Aldila RIP in the 910 but my dispersion and distance have both improved a fair bit with the Alpha. It does feel that the Alpha spins a little less than the 910 although I have no launch monitor data to back that feeling up.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 03:11 PM

View Postpmcuk, on 16 June 2017 - 03:04 PM, said:

View Postradiman, on 16 June 2017 - 02:56 PM, said:


In this day and age, I would go with whatever brand gave you the best results.  The M2 is a great driver.  As is the 917, or the Epic, or insert any other model here.  If you like the M2, hit the 917 next to it and go with the winner.  No need to stick exclusively to one brand.


Well, sticking with one brand does allow you to swap shafts. Easy to cut down a driver shaft for a fairway.

This is true. I didn't like the shaft I ordered in the 917 fairway and it was nice to be able to just toss in my old speeder TS 8.2 and go.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 03:12 PM

View Postpmcuk, on 16 June 2017 - 03:04 PM, said:

View Postradiman, on 16 June 2017 - 02:56 PM, said:

In this day and age, I would go with whatever brand gave you the best results.  The M2 is a great driver.  As is the 917, or the Epic, or insert any other model here.  If you like the M2, hit the 917 next to it and go with the winner.  No need to stick exclusively to one brand.


Well, sticking with one brand does allow you to swap shafts. Easy to cut down a driver shaft for a fairway.

Very valid point.  If you like the shaft you have and want to stick with it, that would be a good way to go.  I know TM has a pretty vast option of stock shafts to choose from.  But, if you wanted to stick with it, that would be a good option.
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Posted 16 June 2017 - 03:14 PM

I can't kick the 910F 5 wood out of my bag.  It's so easy to hit off the deck.  Maybe not as long as some current offerings (it's 19* while most are 18* now and it's still std length while most are 1/2 inch or 1/4 longer) but it is so easy for me to hit.
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Posted 16 June 2017 - 03:16 PM

It's amazing every year the golf manufacturers come up with "the latest is greatest, so much better than last year's model"..  "Jailbreak technology, Wind turbines".  I'm always amazed when I am in the golf store and when I see people paying $499 for the latest and greatest driver.
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Posted 16 June 2017 - 03:22 PM

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It's amazing every year the golf manufacturers come up with "the latest is greatest, so much better than last year's model"..  "Jailbreak technology, Wind turbines".  I'm always amazed when I am in the golf store and when I see people paying $499 for the latest and greatest driver.

Hey man, if people didn't pony up for the latest and greatest, there would be no used marketplace for others to buy things at a discount.  Plus, some people are just gear heads.  If you're not, lucky you! You just saved yourself $500 :)

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 03:22 PM

View PostGreggap, on 16 June 2017 - 03:16 PM, said:

It's amazing every year the golf manufacturers come up with "the latest is greatest, so much better than last year's model"..  "Jailbreak technology, Wind turbines".  I'm always amazed when I am in the golf store and when I see people paying $499 for the latest and greatest driver.

I think (hope?) it depends on your disposable income. I buy the new stuff because tinkering with equipment is fun for me and I enjoy it as a hobby, but other than trying to get dialed in on a launch monitor because the launch/spin profile of a driver is better they're all pretty much the same.

If I didn't have the money I'd probably replace drivers and fairways every 5-10 years and irons maybe every 10 years, wedges probably every 3. It takes a long time for technology to improve enough that your old clubs are obsolete, and if you play players irons and wedges they'll probably take 20 years or so before there is any discernible technology difference. A set of mp14s and Cleveland 588 wedges from 1997 would still suit me just fine, but a 975D driver would probably need an upgrade.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 03:30 PM

View PostThrillhouse, on 16 June 2017 - 03:22 PM, said:

View PostGreggap, on 16 June 2017 - 03:16 PM, said:

It's amazing every year the golf manufacturers come up with "the latest is greatest, so much better than last year's model"..  "Jailbreak technology, Wind turbines".  I'm always amazed when I am in the golf store and when I see people paying $499 for the latest and greatest driver.

I think (hope?) it depends on your disposable income. I buy the new stuff because tinkering with equipment is fun for me and I enjoy it as a hobby, but other than trying to get dialed in on a launch monitor because the launch/spin profile of a driver is better they're all pretty much the same.

If I didn't have the money I'd probably replace drivers and fairways every 5-10 years and irons maybe every 10 years, wedges probably every 3. It takes a long time for technology to improve enough that your old clubs are obsolete, and if you play players irons and wedges they'll probably take 20 years or so before there is any discernible technology difference. A set of mp14s and Cleveland 588 wedges from 1997 would still suit me just fine, but a 975D driver would probably need an upgrade.

Agree with this. There are always the "can't buy a better golf game" folks out there that can't grasp that trying equipment out is a fun hobby. I know that new gear won't knock 5 shots off my score, but that doesn't mean I don't enjoy trying out new gear.

Irony is lost when these same people drive brand new cars and shop for clothing anywhere other than a thrift store...
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Posted 16 June 2017 - 03:30 PM

View PostThrillhouse, on 16 June 2017 - 03:22 PM, said:

View PostGreggap, on 16 June 2017 - 03:16 PM, said:

It's amazing every year the golf manufacturers come up with "the latest is greatest, so much better than last year's model"..  "Jailbreak technology, Wind turbines".  I'm always amazed when I am in the golf store and when I see people paying $499 for the latest and greatest driver.

I think (hope?) it depends on your disposable income. I buy the new stuff because tinkering with equipment is fun for me and I enjoy it as a hobby, but other than trying to get dialed in on a launch monitor because the launch/spin profile of a driver is better they're all pretty much the same.

If I didn't have the money I'd probably replace drivers and fairways every 5-10 years and irons maybe every 10 years, wedges probably every 3. It takes a long time for technology to improve enough that your old clubs are obsolete, and if you play players irons and wedges they'll probably take 20 years or so before there is any discernible technology difference. A set of mp14s and Cleveland 588 wedges from 1997 would still suit me just fine, but a 975D driver would probably need an upgrade.

The 975D was a great driver in it's time!  I always wondered what they'd get if they put today's technology into that footprint.  Probably hard to do, but it would be fun to hit.
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Posted 16 June 2017 - 04:47 PM

For me - drivers, yes. Fairways and hybrids, no.
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Posted 16 June 2017 - 05:14 PM

View PostMattyO1984, on 16 June 2017 - 04:47 PM, said:

For me - drivers, yes. Fairways and hybrids, no.

Did the fairways and hybrids improve a lot in later versions - hotter faces etc?

Or were there other brands that simply produced better models?


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Posted 16 June 2017 - 10:19 PM

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 10:04 AM

View Postgentles, on 16 June 2017 - 03:30 PM, said:

View PostThrillhouse, on 16 June 2017 - 03:22 PM, said:

View PostGreggap, on 16 June 2017 - 03:16 PM, said:

It's amazing every year the golf manufacturers come up with "the latest is greatest, so much better than last year's model"..  "Jailbreak technology, Wind turbines".  I'm always amazed when I am in the golf store and when I see people paying $499 for the latest and greatest driver.

I think (hope?) it depends on your disposable income. I buy the new stuff because tinkering with equipment is fun for me and I enjoy it as a hobby, but other than trying to get dialed in on a launch monitor because the launch/spin profile of a driver is better they're all pretty much the same.

If I didn't have the money I'd probably replace drivers and fairways every 5-10 years and irons maybe every 10 years, wedges probably every 3. It takes a long time for technology to improve enough that your old clubs are obsolete, and if you play players irons and wedges they'll probably take 20 years or so before there is any discernible technology difference. A set of mp14s and Cleveland 588 wedges from 1997 would still suit me just fine, but a 975D driver would probably need an upgrade.

Agree with this. There are always the "can't buy a better golf game" folks out there that can't grasp that trying equipment out is a fun hobby. I know that new gear won't knock 5 shots off my score, but that doesn't mean I don't enjoy trying out new gear.

Irony is lost when these same people drive brand new cars and shop for clothing anywhere other than a thrift store...

I like trying out different gear too(usually drivers) but I stick with 1-2 year old stuff. Hey....it's new to me. I also buy 1-2 year old cars and buy my clothes at outlet stores at good prices. ;)
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Posted 17 June 2017 - 10:40 AM

View Postbullie76, on 17 June 2017 - 10:04 AM, said:


I like trying out different gear too(usually drivers) but I stick with 1-2 year old stuff. Hey....it's new to me. I also buy 1-2 year old cars and buy my clothes at outlet stores at good prices. ;)


More WRX bigging it up.....

My car is 16 years old and my irons and driver well over 5 years old. I can't compete with such ostentatiousness.....

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 11:09 AM

I'd say the 910 can hang with most anything current with one caveat.  I've found that it is MUCH more particular about shaft fitment than other heads.  When I first had one in the '11-'13 time frame I had to do a LOT of shaft experimentation to find what worked and had several shafts that had worked well with previous drivers fail me.  I don't what specific aspect causes it, but it seems to amplify the characteristics of the shaft... mid-high spin shafts would balloon and fall out of the sky while mid-low spin shafts would spray worm burners.  I eventually found my best results with an old NV in Reg flex, but it seemed to take MUCH more trial and error to find something that worked than any driver I've had before or since.
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Posted 17 June 2017 - 11:15 AM

View PostIsleOfMan, on 17 June 2017 - 11:09 AM, said:

I'd say the 910 can hang with most anything current with one caveat.  I've found that it is MUCH more particular about shaft fitment than other heads.  When I first had one in the '11-'13 time frame I had to do a LOT of shaft experimentation to find what worked and had several shafts that had worked well with previous drivers fail me.  I don't what specific aspect causes it, but it seems to amplify the characteristics of the shaft... mid-high spin shafts would balloon and fall out of the sky while mid-low spin shafts would spray worm burners.  I eventually found my best results with an old NV in Reg flex, but it seemed to take MUCH more trial and error to find something that worked than any driver I've had before or since.

I think that was because it was such a high spin head. What happened to you was probably a combination of shafts that amplified the high spin nature of the head, and then shafts that were too boardy for you with any head. I find some of the ultra low spin heads hard to fit for the same reason. The shafts I like don't keep it in the air, and then it becomes this hunt to find something that matches the head, and a chase to figure out the loft, usually doesn't work out that well for me.


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Posted 17 June 2017 - 03:39 PM

I'd say you've probably nailed it.  I still have one in a travel bag I keep at my parents' house.  It still has the stock PX 7C3 which doesn't really excel for me, but also doesn't seem to go off the charts in either direction either... and since I only use that bag 2-3 times/year when I visit my parents with the kids (no room in the car for the gamer bag) I haven't gone to the trouble of trying to self fit again.
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Posted 17 June 2017 - 06:02 PM

I have tried a lot of the new stuff and on the course, my 913D2 has hung with all of them and then some... I liked the M1 the best out of all the newer stuff in the past year or so, but the M2 I could not keep straight and I thought it felt terrible.  The LTD Pro felt great but dispersion was awful, most likely down to the shaft but I keep going back to the 913D2 I got out of the used bin.  It's long, straight, workable...  My buddy plays the G30 LST and is about 20 yards longer than me off the tee but at the end of the day we are always within a stroke or two of each other.  Guy that played in our group today was gaming the 910 D3, he shot 69 and was in the fairway almost all day.  The older Titleists can still hold their own. I think trying others is fine, but I have grown to appreciate my 913 big time.  Don't be surprised if you feel the same!
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Posted 17 June 2017 - 07:25 PM

I've tried newer, lower spin stuff, and none of them go noticeably farther than the 910 for me. I imagine that some of that is due to my swing, in that I play the 910 at 7.75* with a positive AoA. So for my swing, low spin head vs high spin head doesn't make much difference.

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 07:35 PM

View PostMattyO1984, on 16 June 2017 - 04:47 PM, said:

For me - drivers, yes. Fairways and hybrids, no.
915 3 and 5 woods are beast mode!..........And the 816 hybrids are HOT........And I'm not a Titleist guy at all, I have no loyalty.....

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 07:49 PM

I played a 910 D2 for a few years on and off, not the longest for me but oh my was it a fairway finder. I traded it in chasing distance, and that was a mistake.


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