ClubTest 2017: Titleist 917D3 driver review

ClubTest 2017: Titleist 917D3 driver review

CATEGORY: Better Player Drivers

PRICE: $500

WE TESTED: 8.5° (adjusts 7.75° to 10°), 9.5° (adjusts 8.75° to 11°) and 10.5° (adjusts 9.75° to 12°) with Fujikura Speeder Pro TS 74, as well as Mitsubishi Diamana Ltd. Blue 60 and Ltd. White 70 graphite shafts.

KEY TECHNOLOGY: The new SureFit CG tube in the sole shifts the club’s center of gravity to optimize spin and launch for golfers of varying abilities.

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Distance

Once you set it up right, it provides more mustard off the tee than the previous D3; solid performer yields the yardage testers expect with their normal gamers.

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Playability

One of the highest-rated clubs; its medium-low launch and flight is easy to replicate time after time; draws and fades are a snap to dial up; the removable rod in the sole does what it promises, creating clear differences in backspin, launch and direction.

 

“The most playable driver I tested… it can shape shots like an iron.”

Cons

A few testers couldn’t produce enough spin to maximize performance; not as forgiving on misses as one or two would like; for some guys, the D3 doesn’t quite hang with the bombers in the category.

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Bottom Line

One of the best drivers in its class. The 917D3 is a clear improvement over the 915D3 in terms of workability, forgiveness adjustability and distance. Titleist took a very good product and made it noticeably better.

 

 

 

Listen to the 917D3 at Impact

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