Get Fit: Titleist 909 Drivers

Titleist 909 D2 driver
Schecter Lee

Titleist has rolled out its 909 drivers with the SureFit driver interchangeable fitting system in late 2008. Two lucky readers experienced the fitting process firsthand at the Titleist Performance Institute (TP I) in Oceanside, Calif. See what custom fitting did for them.

Sergio Torres
Age: 52
Handicap: 5
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 175 lbs.
Occupation: Quality assurance evaluator
Residence: Vista, Calif.
Old driver: 460cc head, neutral CG bias, 8.5°, Fujikura ZCom TW64 graphite shaft, X flex, 45.5'" length
New driver: Titleist 909D2, 8.5°, Aldila VooDoo graphite shaft, stiff flex, 45" length

"Sergio's current driver fits him well. But we tweaked a few things to get him more consistency. His current shaft (45.5") promotes a shallow swing path, which causes shots to leak right. He makes a more repeatable, controlled swing with a shorter shaft and strikes the center of the face more often. Using a softer flex limits that right-side miss. The 909D2 flattens his ball's angle of descent [the angle at which it hits the ground], for increased roll. Sergio mostly plays firm, flat courses, so a low-launching driver is good."—

Peter Harris, Titleist Custom fitting trainer

"My theory is that a longer shaft leads to longer shots. But what good is it if I hit it crooked?"—Sergio Torres

Ned Giblin
Age: 44
Handicap: 11
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 165 lbs.
Occupation: Restaurateur
Residence: Carlsbad, CA
Old driver: Titleist 907D2, 9.5°, MRC Diamana graphite shaft, stiff flex, 45" length
New driver: Titleist 909D3, 10.5°, MRC Diamana graphite, stiff flex, 44.5" length

Steven Ziff, Titleist senior fitting analyst

"I wouldn't have picked this model to start with, but the results don't lie. I hit this one the best."—Ned Giblin

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