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#1 G.Review

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Posted 15 November 2008 - 01:43 PM

PERFORMANCE YOU CAN BELIEVE IN.

With a classic pear profile, deep face, and 440cc titanium construction, the Titleist 909D3 is a high performance driver delivering mid launch with low spin.

The 909D3 features a tour proven, modern profile that creates a low and deep CG for reduced spin, higher MOI, and longer, straighter drives. The classic pear shape with a smaller, deeper face enhances workability for shot and trajectory control.

The tuned sole of the 909D3 includes optimized pockets and an internal rib for reduced vibration, providing solid feel and better sound.

An integrated titanium blind bore hosel design saves weight, provides solid feel, and allows for more shaft options. The factory installed SureFit Swingweight Screw helps to position the CG deep while also providing a precise head to shaft match.


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Posted 15 November 2008 - 01:55 PM

4/5 -- Titleist has been in a rut with their drivers since the 905 series but I really do think they have a winner here.  Titleist faithful will love this club.  I wrote a comprehensive review on this club here -- http://www.golfwrx.c...p;#entry1329011

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 08:46 AM

I bought the D3 a few weeks ago and was disappointed at first. I had ordered it with the Xcon-6 in X flex and I could not get it to perform as good as my 907D2 with the F7M2. I was close to selling it but before I did that I said let's try an F7M2 in that bad boy. Well, it's a night and day difference. The D3 comes alive with this shaft. I think this could be in the bag for a while.


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Posted 12 December 2008 - 11:00 PM

Great solid driver head.  But this head was built specifically for the stack and tilt player or swing types simular to the stack and tilt

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 12:11 AM

View Postrjbpga, on Dec 12 2008, 09:00 PM, said:

Great solid driver head.  But this head was built specifically for the stack and tilt player or swing types simular to the stack and tilt


Please explain.  Would love to hear more about this.


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Posted 22 December 2008 - 04:08 PM

View Postrjbpga, on Dec 12 2008, 09:00 PM, said:

Great solid driver head.  But this head was built specifically for the stack and tilt player or swing types simular to the stack and tilt

What in the world?

The head was designed for players that put a great deal of spin on the ball. Whether it's a high SS or a steep angle of attack....

Titleist didn't design a club for a type of swing.

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 10:31 PM

Not sure what to think yet, I have played the 905S for a long time now, 4+ years or so.  In that time I have had probably 25 different "Latest Greatest" Drivers and still go back to the 905S everytime.  I seem to  launch the 905S a little higher then 909D3.  909D3 is a lower, flatter ball flight.  I have the Ozik F7M2 shaft 272 CPM's installed in both.  Way better then any other Titleist head since the 905S just not sure if it is any better then the 905S.  

Anyone have a comparison of the 905S and the 909D3?  Would be interested to hear what they are.  My swing speed is 115mph, High Spin player, that is why I have played the 905S for so long.

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 11:19 AM

I the 909D3 harder to hit, less forgiving/less playable, than the 909D2?

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 01:16 PM

love this driver! bought one 2 months ago. great feel and goes a long ways!

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 09:21 PM

Rapt with the 909D3. Bought 9.5 deg with Voodoo stiff shaft. Very long, very straight, easy to work and just feels great. This is such a good driver that my rapture with V2 shaft now has to wait as backup.


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Posted 26 January 2009 - 11:42 AM

I thought it couldn't get any better than the 905R, but this IS a better driver.  Same depth of face, same profile, no harder to hit than the 905 or the 909D2, better sound, and less spin.  I am 10 yards longer with this driver b/c of the lower spin, and just as straight.  I bought both the D2 and the D3 with the same shaft setup(UST V2 75X), and I like this driver more than the D2.  Head just looks better and flight was definitely not too low(9.5*).  Can't say enough about a driver that knocks the 90rR out of the bag.

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 11:45 AM

RJB,
please explain your proposal seems to be a very bold statement with no explanation at all.

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 08:27 PM

He may have came up with that conclusion because it is a low spinning head that a player with a slight descending strike (stack and tilt?) could benefit from. I'm one of those players that have a slight descending strike into the ball, and this driver was one of the lowest spinning drivers that I've ever tried. I went from 3k + RPM's with just about every driver I've ever had to 2600-2900 RPM's with the D3. I think that may be what he was referring to.

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 12:44 AM

just ordered mine with a blueboard 83x. can't wait to hit it once it gets here :) i've hit it with the stock voodoo and hands down blows my 905r out of the water

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 02:47 AM

Just brought home the puppy (9.5 with voodoo stiff) with me tonight.   It is a big head, TM r7 425 tp is the biggest i've tried so far.  But i think that i can get used to it.

Can't wait until i hit this at my course, only have the chance tomorrow..after that.. 8 days of rain starting Wed....


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Posted 10 February 2009 - 04:32 PM

Well, after further testing, I've decided that the D3 wasn't the best driver for me. The Adams was by far the best when comparing ballspeed. The spin rate was the same between the two, but the ballspeed was 7-10 MPH more than the D3, and I'm not sure how it happened but my clubhead speed jumped from 105 - 107 with the D3 to 110 - 115 with the Adams. That only equates to more distance.

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 05:28 PM

? The clubhead isn't going to effect your SS that much....

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 06:07 PM

View Postepixep, on Feb 10 2009, 05:28 PM, said:

? The clubhead isn't going to effect your SS that much....

Hey, I've got no idea how it happens either, but with my L4V and a demo D3, my average numbers were:

105 SS
155 BS
3300 RPM's
(D3 was 2500-2700)

I couldn't question these numbers because I've demo'd lots of drivers and I could predict, with great certainty, that these numbers would pop up. My L4V had a 60 gram shaft in it, as did the Adams and D3.

The average Adams numbers were:

113 SS
166 BS
2500 RPM's

This was on the same LM with the same balls (new ProV1X's). It just so happens that I picked this club up the day before I went to Tampa on a golf trip. I tried it in real world conditions because, admittedly, I'm a skeptic when it comes to clubs that are supposed to "knock your socks off." And I'm not that big of a fan when it comes to LM's either.

In real world conditions, this club proved to me that it's the real deal. I've NEVER been a 300 yard guy. With the old numbers that my L4V was giving me you can see why. The numbers just don't add up to 300 yard drives. Not enough swing speed, not enough ball speed and too much spin. Wasn't gonna happen.

In the past 4 days, I've hit more 300+ yard drives that I've hit in the past 5 years COMBINED. I've NEVER seen a club/shaft combination that has given results as this one has given me. I'm baffled, but I thank Adams for working their magic!

Edited by Simp, 10 February 2009 - 09:10 PM.


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Posted 19 February 2009 - 03:53 PM

Try out the new Speedline and tell me you can't swing a little faster (3-5 MPH)  Maybe they put the A4 through the same aerodynamic design criteria.  I tried a completely composite 460cc head an inventor friend is working on and swung 16 MPH faster.

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 09:41 AM

View Postepixep, on Feb 10 2009, 05:28 PM, said:

? The clubhead isn't going to effect your SS that much....


Agreed....I did a test at the PGA Superstore a while back with the A4 and D3 both in 9.5 loft.  

The Adams was faster SS and had higher ball speed... hence better distance.  For me, it went about 15 - 20 yds further than the D3, but with a lot of dispersion.  In the fairway but a little inconsistent direction wise.

I attributed the speed difference to the shaft weight.  The VooDoo in the D3 I hit was in the 75gr+grm range where the Adams has a 60 - 65gr shaft (I think).  

I will say, for me, the Titleist was much straighter.  In fact I have never seen as tight a dispersion in all my time of playing around with drivers on the simulator at the PGA superstore (i.e. since they opened near my house several years ago).  I hit about 6 balls and they are all right in front of the on-screen 300 yd marker.  I could have thrown a blanket over them.

This might be because of the lower spin (500+ revs lower).   I also think I would go with a weaker loft in the D3 to get some more carry.  BTW my SS is around 105mph.

Been scouting for a good deal on 10.5 D3 ever since!  If anybody has a one avail pls let me know.


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Posted 11 March 2009 - 01:43 AM

Anyone notice that more tour pros are running with the D2 rather than the D3...anyone have an answer for this? I would have expected the D3 to get more play on the tour. :dntknw:
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Posted 12 March 2009 - 12:36 PM

What's the face angle ?  closed or open ?

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 01:16 PM

View Postironplayer, on Mar 12 2009, 07:36 PM, said:

What's the face angle ?  closed or open ?
0.5 deg open

Edited by Fillies, 12 March 2009 - 01:20 PM.


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Posted 16 March 2009 - 04:23 PM

I've had this driver for a couple months now.  The head is awesome, but I'm still not a fan of the Voodoo shaft.  Just a personal preference.  So, I'm thinking about reshafting.   I know it's a blind bore and need a shaft made for that, but is there anything else I should know going into reshafting my 909D3?

Thanks in advance.

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 06:32 PM

bought it today, great club. Nice low trajectory for once.


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Posted 07 April 2009 - 06:10 PM

View PostProjectX, on Mar 11 2009, 02:43 AM, said:

Anyone notice that more tour pros are running with the D2 rather than the D3...anyone have an answer for this? I would have expected the D3 to get more play on the tour. :dntknw:
on tittie's website the score is 31 D2, 25 D3, and Comp bringing up the rear with 6 players.  But one thing you'll notice is that more pros play ProV1x than I bet a lot amateurs do.  In that case I could see them opting for the higher-launch/higher spin driver.  

So if someone plays a D3 with a ProV1 isn't that about the same as someone playing a D2 with a ProV1x?

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 02:12 PM

View Postjduncanm3, on Apr 7 2009, 04:10 PM, said:

View PostProjectX, on Mar 11 2009, 02:43 AM, said:

Anyone notice that more tour pros are running with the D2 rather than the D3...anyone have an answer for this? I would have expected the D3 to get more play on the tour. :dntknw:
on tittie's website the score is 31 D2, 25 D3, and Comp bringing up the rear with 6 players. But one thing you'll notice is that more pros play ProV1x than I bet a lot amateurs do. In that case I could see them opting for the higher-launch/higher spin driver.

So if someone plays a D3 with a ProV1 isn't that about the same as someone playing a D2 with a ProV1x?




I don't have exact numbers on this, but I'm fairly certain the difference in spin between the balls is much greater than the difference in spin between the club heads. Besides the fact that spin can also be controlled by a shaft change i.e. Whiteboard vs. Blueboard. I would think there is another factor coming into play.

Could the D3 possibly not spin enough for certain players? One that comes to mind is Zach Johnson using the D2, possibly needing more spin as a lower swing speed player?
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Posted 15 April 2009 - 03:33 PM

View PostProjectX, on Apr 15 2009, 03:12 PM, said:

View Postjduncanm3, on Apr 7 2009, 04:10 PM, said:

View PostProjectX, on Mar 11 2009, 02:43 AM, said:

Anyone notice that more tour pros are running with the D2 rather than the D3...anyone have an answer for this? I would have expected the D3 to get more play on the tour. :dntknw:
on tittie's website the score is 31 D2, 25 D3, and Comp bringing up the rear with 6 players. But one thing you'll notice is that more pros play ProV1x than I bet a lot amateurs do. In that case I could see them opting for the higher-launch/higher spin driver.

So if someone plays a D3 with a ProV1 isn't that about the same as someone playing a D2 with a ProV1x?




I don't have exact numbers on this, but I'm fairly certain the difference in spin between the balls is much greater than the difference in spin between the club heads. Besides the fact that spin can also be controlled by a shaft change i.e. Whiteboard vs. Blueboard. I would think there is another factor coming into play.

Could the D3 possibly not spin enough for certain players? One that comes to mind is Zach Johnson using the D2, possibly needing more spin as a lower swing speed player?
I think theres a lot more to it than SS.  Adam Scott and McIlroy use D2's and those guys sure as heck arent lacking in SS.  I saw in a recent magazine article a Titleist rep says the 909Comp launches 1 degree higher than the D3 and with 300 to 500 more rpm's. thats a huge difference to me.  they dont say how the D2 and D3 compare but eyeballing it seems like D2 is closer to Comp.

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 08:48 PM

I've heard the Titleist people say that tour pros are already at lower launch and lower spin conditions, so they don't need a lower launching and spinning driver such as the D3 when compared to the D2.  But you would think that the smaller 440cc size would be more appealing to most tour pros and that Titleist would have made the D2 440 instead of 460. JMO

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 11:37 PM

View Postrocyer, on Apr 18 2009, 09:48 PM, said:

I've heard the Titleist people say that tour pros are already at lower launch and lower spin conditions, so they don't need a lower launching and spinning driver such as the D3 when compared to the D2.  But you would think that the smaller 440cc size would be more appealing to most tour pros and that Titleist would have made the D2 440 instead of 460. JMO
counter-intuitively, i think appearance & construction matters less to a lot of tour pros than people think. they know they are going to hit the ball in the center of the clubface nearly every time, where most clubs will perform the same.  and they get to practise so much they don't need the feel of a smaller forged headed  iron (for example) to tell them they're a little bit off.  so given all that they opt to please their sponsor by playing their latest design.  i think they are more resistant to shaft changes than clubheads because shaft actually effects how they deliver the clubhead to the back of the ball.


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