Titleist reveal 917 drivers

Titleist 917 D2 and D3 drivers designed to be more forgiving, offer better sound, and increased adjustability

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Thu, 8 Sep 2016
Titleist reveal 917 drivers

Titleist has unveiled its 917 drivers, boasting more forgiveness, a new sound, and more adjustability compared to the 915 series.

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The D2 and D3 models boast new versions of the Active Recoil Channel and Radial Speed Face, and boasts SureFit CG technology.

“When we talk to golfers about driver performance, distance and forgiveness are always paramount. But they aren’t the only attributes that players look for in a driver. They also want a repeatable trajectory, a shot shape they can count on for better accuracy. And they need it to look, sound and feel great,” said Dan Stone, Vice President, Titleist Golf Club R&D.

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“The meticulous nature of our R&D process guarantees that any new innovation ultimately compliments the overall package, and we’re confident that 917 delivers on golfers’ each and every requirement. There may be other adjustable drivers in the market, but none are able to maximise the total driving performance for golfers of all abilities like 917.”

Titleist reveal 917 drivers

Features

Active Recoil Channel (ARC) 2.0, a long, wide, deep sole channel, actively flexes and recoils at impact to launch the ball off the face with higher speed and lower spin for more distance. Refined thickness areas throughout the channel, including thinner heel and toe regions, produce greater face flexibility for a more consistent deflection that reduces spin and increases speed across the face.

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Radial Speed Face 2.0, a high-speed forged face insert, is tuned with ARC 2.0 to promote greater off-centre ball speed for more overall distance.

Titleist reveal 917 drivers

A precise, High-MOI Design, with a low and deep centre of gravity location, delivers stability and forgiveness by preserving off-centre ball speed for more distance, more often.

16-setting SureFit hosel allows golfers to choose their loft and lie to suit their swing

Titleist reveal 917 drivers

SureFit CG is a changeable weight system, optimising spin and launch conditions. Positioned deep and at an angle in the sole, the CG can be moved from neutral to back, heel (draw), forward, or toe (fade). Each position effects dynamic face closure and gear-effect sidespin.

It weighs less than a track system, and allows the CG to be manipulated without the MOI properties dipping.

Sound has been altered compared to the 915 driver, with engineers reacting to customers and Tour players’ requests. This also aids feel.  

Titleist reveal 917 drivers
D2 (left) and D3

Head choices

D2

917D2 provides distance and forgiveness in a large 460cc full pear profile. 917D2 offers more forgiveness and produces a higher peak trajectory with 250rpm more spin versus 917D3. (Available in 8.5º, 9.5º, 10.5º and 12º lofts.)


D2 (left) and D3

D3

917D3 provides distance with workability in a traditional, tour-inspired 440cc pear profile. 917D3 offers more workability and 250rpm less spin versus 917D2. (Available in 8.5º, 9.5º, and 10.5º lofts.)

PRICES: TBC
AVAILABLE: 21 OCTOBER

Head to the Titleist website for more information.