ClubTest 2017: Titleist 917D2 driver review

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CATEGORY: Game Improvement Drivers

PRICE: $500

WE TESTED: 8.5° (adjusts 7.75° to 10°), 9.5° (8.75° to 11°) and 10.5° (9.75° to 12°), 12° (11.25° to 13.5°) with Aldila Rogue Max 65, as well as Mitsubishi Diamana Ltd. White 70, Ltd. Blue 60 and Ltd. Red 50 graphite shafts.

KEY TECHNOLOGY: The 460cc D2 produces, on average, 250 rpm more spin than the 917D3, with more forgiveness and draw bias.

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Distance

This one's a yardage monster -- players with moderate swing speeds see noticeable gains, but the customization helps almost anyone find a setup that sends shots soaring.

"Longer and a lot more consistent than the 915D2. It's going in my bag."

Playability

Head-of-the-class adjustability, and the results are plain to see -- it's Dial-A-Drive technology, and lots of fun to play; most of the shot-shaping takes place pre-flight, but set neutral almost anything is on the table.

 

 

Cons

It would take a decoder ring to figure out all the available settings on the 917D2; surprisingly, a touch more spin than some guys need; harder feel at impact than some past Titleists.

Titleist 917D2 driver performance stats.

Bottom Line

The top club tested in its class. Either the winner or runner-up in every category, the 917D2 might be the company's most accessible driver to date. Proper fitting is a must, but this Titleist is tough to beat.

 

 

 

 

Listen to the 917D2 at Impact

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