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Any news on the Next Titleist Driver???

Titleist 919

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#61 nochct1

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 02:46 PM

For those that say they spin too much. Can you at least tell us a little bit about your game?

I really don't want to hear a 15 handicap tell us that they can't "game" a Titleist because it spins too much.


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Posted 25 March 2018 - 02:50 PM

I find their drivers "clicky".....

I've hit some of my longest drives with a D3. After finding the right shaft and weight.

The reason I play a Taylor made now is the no charge shaft selection they had in '16.



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Posted 25 March 2018 - 02:56 PM

I have very high hopes for the new drivers and I'm eager to learn more when things leak! Hard to deny they offer the best adaptor hands down. For me it goes...Ping...Titleist...repeat. BB

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 03:02 PM

Justin and Jordan’s drivers spin too much that’s why they suck.

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 04:00 PM

From the mouth of one of their fitters I was told the following:

- Possibly 3 drivers in 919 series
- one may be glued hosel which may mean a lower priced less adjustable option but he wasn’t 100% it would priced this way. It could be higher priced with options to order specific lie angles
- SP700 TI face to give higher ball speeds across more of the face

Carbon crowns weren’t in the discussion but I’m surprised they couldn’t of developed 909 Comp...assuming carbon crowns are all they’ve cracked up to be??

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 04:46 PM

View Postnochct1, on 25 March 2018 - 02:46 PM, said:

For those that say they spin too much. Can you at least tell us a little bit about your game?

I really don't want to hear a 15 handicap tell us that they can't "game" a Titleist because it spins too much.


It spun to much for my game as previously posted, this is coming from a +2.3 handicap
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Posted 25 March 2018 - 05:23 PM

View Postnochct1, on 25 March 2018 - 02:46 PM, said:

For those that say they spin too much. Can you at least tell us a little bit about your game?

I really don't want to hear a 15 handicap tell us that they can't "game" a Titleist because it spins too much.

I’m scratch and I think it’s the perfect driver. I’m 10 yards longer with it than the Epic (last year’s, was the last driver I tried).
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4 Iron: Titleist 718 TMB, Nippon Modus Tour 120
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Posted 25 March 2018 - 05:44 PM

View PostDRRicks, on 25 March 2018 - 05:23 PM, said:

View Postnochct1, on 25 March 2018 - 02:46 PM, said:

For those that say they spin too much. Can you at least tell us a little bit about your game?

I really don't want to hear a 15 handicap tell us that they can't "game" a Titleist because it spins too much.

I’m scratch and I think it’s the perfect driver. I’m 10 yards longer with it than the Epic (last year’s, was the last driver I tried).

I wanted to love it the d3 but number wise it wasn’t ideal. I might give it a try again in a different loft.
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Posted 25 March 2018 - 06:03 PM

I'm hoping for something great. Haven't been able to beat Titleist drivers with anything else. Hitting 917D2 now and excited about next release. Not too high spinning for me.
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Posted 25 March 2018 - 06:34 PM

Has anyone mentioned that there is already a driver named 919, and it’s not a Titleist?


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Posted 25 March 2018 - 07:40 PM

Spoke with a friend who works for titleist as a travelling fitter for clubs in canada.

Said he saw a couple sketches and notes, the look is your typical titleist driver but its going to be marketed much differently this year. They are experimenting with a much thinner face and the driver will be focused more on distance/ball speed than a “players club” like before. He says he expects it to keep up with M3/M4/epic/etc in terms of ball speed, titleist has been listening to the comments saying they have been lagging behind in the distance category. This years driver will be much less focused on look/feel and more on performance/speed.

He also said he saw nothing about any composite in the sketches and notes, so expect the classic all titanium titleist build. Players on tour will have it in the bag in july.

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 09:13 PM

Would be cool to see them develop something with some firepower but not at the cost of feel.  If they aren't the longest, they have often been one of the best feeling out there, personally I'd rather have that and be a few yards shorter but we will see.  I keep trying others but will gravitate towards Titleist again at some point.
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Posted 26 March 2018 - 08:07 AM

Love the D2, but wouldn’t be opposed to them adding a D1 head similar in profile to PING’s larger looking Driver profile. Keep the D3 obviously as well.

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 01:24 PM

View PostSnowman9000, on 25 March 2018 - 06:34 PM, said:

Has anyone mentioned that there is already a driver named 919, and it’s not a Titleist?

I was going to bring this up.  Wishon has had the 919THI on the market for a long time now and I wonder if there will be any issues with the naming or not.  The "THI" part might be just enough difference.

Also wanted to state that I wouldn't be surprised if Titleist used their "cheetah" technology that they are using in Japanese VG3 line of drivers.  This is similar to the waffle crown that is on the underside of the Mizuno drivers' crowns where they are saving weight from the crown to be used elsewhere.  The underside of the crown looks like it has spots all over it (like a Cheetah) and is covered by a carbon sheet.  It won't save as much as a full carbon crown but could free up some to lower the CG and maybe reduce spin.  As someone else said they could also add in the SP700 titanium that they had in the C16 driver to try and boost ballspeed a little bit.

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 03:27 PM

I'm guessing "cheetah" and "cheater" aren't near-homophones in Japanese.


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Posted 26 March 2018 - 03:37 PM

Now that I think of it, I believe Wishon had a 915 driver, so maybe it's a non-issue.  Or maybe as you said, the suffixes make it okay, like THI, D2, etc.

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 08:19 PM

View Postnochct1, on 25 March 2018 - 02:46 PM, said:

For those that say they spin too much. Can you at least tell us a little bit about your game?

I really don't want to hear a 15 handicap tell us that they can't "game" a Titleist because it spins too much.

I've had the D3 8.5 since Dec 16 and I have a 3.3 handicap. On a launch monitor it has a higher spin rate for me than the M1, M2, M3, and Epic. I can't hit the hit Epic, M1, or M2 straight consistently with any shaft/head combo. Don't really know why, except just mental predisposition. I also prefer the way the 917 looks at address and sounds and feels at impact. I might lose a couple yards with the 917, but I am in the fairway far more often than I would be otherwise and that's the best way for me to score. In changing/selecting clubs, perceived confidence is my number one "metric" when choosing the one. I am never going to gain enough from one 2018 driver to another to pick based on trackman data and ignore feel.

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 07:24 AM

View Postjppatton2, on 26 March 2018 - 08:19 PM, said:

View Postnochct1, on 25 March 2018 - 02:46 PM, said:

For those that say they spin too much. Can you at least tell us a little bit about your game?

I really don't want to hear a 15 handicap tell us that they can't "game" a Titleist because it spins too much.

I've had the D3 8.5 since Dec 16 and I have a 3.3 handicap. On a launch monitor it has a higher spin rate for me than the M1, M2, M3, and Epic. I can't hit the hit Epic, M1, or M2 straight consistently with any shaft/head combo. Don't really know why, except just mental predisposition. I also prefer the way the 917 looks at address and sounds and feels at impact. I might lose a couple yards with the 917, but I am in the fairway far more often than I would be otherwise and that's the best way for me to score. In changing/selecting clubs, perceived confidence is my number one "metric" when choosing the one. I am never going to gain enough from one 2018 driver to another to pick based on trackman data and ignore feel.

It's probably more than mental disposition.  More backspin makes for a more predictable flight.   Think about the knuckleball in baseball.  It has essentially no spin, and no one knows where it is going.  So there has to be a sweet spot for each golfer, not necessarily the lowest spin at the right launch angle.

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 08:28 AM

No driver out there offers enough distance where you'll be hitting a wedge into a green opposed to a mid iron when dealing with the major OEMs. You might hit a sand wedge instead of a gap wedge, or an 8 iron instead of a 7 iron.

You also might be hitting in the rough... Behind a tree... Just my 2 cents!

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 09:45 AM

View PostJoeJoeJoeUrBoat, on 27 March 2018 - 08:28 AM, said:

No driver out there offers enough distance where you'll be hitting a wedge into a green opposed to a mid iron when dealing with the major OEMs. You might hit a sand wedge instead of an approach wedge, or an 8 iron instead of a 7 iron.

You also might be hitting in the rough... Behind a tree... Just my 2 cents!

Whats an approach wedge?

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 10:43 AM

Look forward to the release. After trying an epic sz, rogue sz and cobra F8 I went back to 917 D2. I put an atmos black shaft in and this setup is my favorite based on feel/results. I find more fairways and have been at or longer distance then the three I tried. I think it just comes down to fit, feel and preference.

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 10:45 AM

Im a 4 I would say Titleist Drivers spin to much for me with the no up-charge shaft offerings. Main Reason why I go with TM no up-charge hzrdus black

If Titleist had Hzrdus Black as a no up-charge I would consider gaming it
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Posted 27 March 2018 - 11:02 AM

 Tag56, on 27 March 2018 - 09:45 AM, said:

 JoeJoeJoeUrBoat, on 27 March 2018 - 08:28 AM, said:

No driver out there offers enough distance where you'll be hitting a wedge into a green opposed to a mid iron when dealing with the major OEMs. You might hit a sand wedge instead of an approach wedge, or an 8 iron instead of a 7 iron.

You also might be hitting in the rough... Behind a tree... Just my 2 cents!

Whats an approach wedge?

A 50-52 degree? Utility wedge? Gap wedge? Not sure the proper lingo here.
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Posted 27 March 2018 - 11:15 AM

2 things I'd love to see from the next Titleist...a weight kit included in the purchase of a driver and them ditching the stupid diamana shafts and getting some new options previously not offered (like the new proforce v2, hzrdus, etc) without an upcharge.  $500 is enough for a driver, it's ridiculous what a weight kit and shaft upcharge can bring the total to.  

Maybe a third model, a hybrid of the d3 and d2, could be fun also.

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 11:18 AM

 noodle3872, on 12 March 2018 - 09:59 PM, said:

From one of my favourites on YouTube

https://youtu.be/Zhfz29LvD0o

This is so good. Can we make watching this video a prerequisite before somebody wants to post about how spinny Titleist drivers are? It's just such a bush league comment to make.

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 11:55 AM

 Rory4Pres, on 27 March 2018 - 11:15 AM, said:

2 things I'd love to see from the next Titleist...a weight kit included in the purchase of a driver and them ditching the stupid diamana shafts and getting some new options previously not offered (like the new proforce v2, hzrdus, etc) without an upcharge.  $500 is enough for a driver, it's ridiculous what a weight kit and shaft upcharge can bring the total to.  

Maybe a third model, a hybrid of the d3 and d2, could be fun also.

Have to admit, for the price point and the ABILITY to mess with the weight set up,  it is more than a little irritating that the weight kits are so expensive.

I Agree completely that if you want to charge 5 bills for a driver with a stock shaft you should be able to throw in a damn weight kit as a nice freebie.  At a minimum they should be FAR  more affordable.   It’s completely negating the point of the adjustability feature of the head if almost no one actually uses it.  

I have a 9.5 and a 10.5 D3 and I mess with the weight using a combination of hot melt and lead tape.

.....and I happen to love them. I need to enjoy looking at a driver.  They are pretty. And with 10 grams of hot melt in them they sound wonderful. More muted and solid sounding than Stock.

I’ve never actually been on a launch monitor with them and don’t care much about spin.  This  website is utterly freaking obsessed with spin.  It’s weird.  Bordering on psychotic.  They look good, they sound good, the flight is good, I can work them both ways, and I’m longer than 99% of the people Ive played with in the last 18 months since I’ve had them. They go  300+ in the summer when the fairways are running fast.   Good enough for me.

Although I will be first  in line to buy the new one if it still stays pretty and gets solid reviews. Stick my KKDC 70TX on it and be good for 2 more years.
That shaft has been incredible for me. I’ve got two 70’s and a 60tx.
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Posted 27 March 2018 - 12:05 PM

I'm really interested to hear about the third model driver Titleist will be releasing.  Does anyone have more info?  I guess the 909D Comp was the last time Titleist had three different driver models (if you don't count the 915 D4).  The new driver model will be 45.5" in length standard so I'm guessing it's going to be geared towards distance.

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 12:09 PM

 The Mad Bomber, on 27 March 2018 - 11:18 AM, said:

 noodle3872, on 12 March 2018 - 09:59 PM, said:

From one of my favourites on YouTube

https://youtu.be/Zhfz29LvD0o

This is so good. Can we make watching this video a prerequisite before somebody wants to post about how spinny Titleist drivers are? It's just such a bush league comment to make.
Hzrdus T1100 vs Tensei Pro White..Pretty sure the T1100 is a much lower spinning shaft....Epic(higher spin of Callaway Models) vs D3(lowest spin of Titleist Models)

No Doubt if fit properly with an unlimited Budget you can get Titleist to spin around what you want.

Most golfers arent willing to Spend $250+ for an upcharge shaft

Edited by Chunk777, 27 March 2018 - 12:17 PM.

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 12:24 PM

 From_Parts_Unknown, on 27 March 2018 - 12:05 PM, said:

I'm really interested to hear about the third model driver Titleist will be releasing.  Does anyone have more info?  I guess the 909D Comp was the last time Titleist had three different driver models (if you don't count the 915 D4).  The new driver model will be 45.5" in length standard so I'm guessing it's going to be geared towards distance.

Oh good lord no!   Not longer.  Don’t tell me Titleist is joining the herd and Fu@king things up by going even longer.

Idiocy.  45+” drivers.  The worst thing to happen to the weekend warrior in the entire history of Golf equipment.

There Should be a law that you can’t have a driver longer than 44” without a certified professional fitting to prove that it will actually benefit you. Like a doctors prescription.  

Played just yesterday with a mid handicapper with a brand spanking new ‘17 M1.  Noticed he was choked up 2.5 inches.  Asked him why.  Said he couldn’t hit the damn thing to save his life if he didn’t choke up.  Hahahaha.  Imagine that.  So sad.
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Posted 27 March 2018 - 01:18 PM

 Chunk777, on 27 March 2018 - 12:09 PM, said:

 The Mad Bomber, on 27 March 2018 - 11:18 AM, said:

 noodle3872, on 12 March 2018 - 09:59 PM, said:

From one of my favourites on YouTube

https://youtu.be/Zhfz29LvD0o

This is so good. Can we make watching this video a prerequisite before somebody wants to post about how spinny Titleist drivers are? It's just such a bush league comment to make.
Hzrdus T1100 vs Tensei Pro White..Pretty sure the T1100 is a much lower spinning shaft....Epic(higher spin of Callaway Models) vs D3(lowest spin of Titleist Models)

No Doubt if fit properly with an unlimited Budget you can get Titleist to spin around what you want.

Most golfers arent willing to Spend $250+ for an upcharge shaft

If you are familiar with Toll Bros shaft review, the T1100 spun about 200 RPM's less than the Tensei Pro White. Just like the D3 head probably spins about 200 RPM's lower than the D2. I think we get caught up in spin way too much. Given equal launch conditions and a ball speed of 165 mph on FlightScope optimizer, a ball that spins 2k RPM's is 3 yards longer than one that spins 2,500 RPM's. Very negligible.

Edited by JStang, 27 March 2018 - 01:38 PM.

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