Rick Nelson with Tom Pernice, Jr.

Posted: March 20, 2007

One of the things that Steve Mata and I have been working with Tom on is a new driver. He's been hitting a Titleist 907 prototype driver and having difficulty drawing the ball in a left to right wind. I just built him a driver whose head design will allow him to spin the ball more so he can work it left and right. We're also increasing the loft by a 1/2 degree from his prototype. He hit two different lofted 907D2 drivers; an 8.5° and 9.5° both with a 45" Graphite Design YS Power 65x shaft. The 9.5° driver's ball flight was a bit too high for Tom. Tom was hitting the 8.5° great on the range and is now going to take it out on the course and give it a test drive. Tom is one of the lowest maintenance players we work with so once he gets comfortable with his new driver or any new equipment, he won't make too many changes. Like most good players, he sticks with products that give him confidence. -- Rick Nelson

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Evman1023


I just wanted to ask one simple question... after reading through all of the information concerning the new 907D1 and 907D2 drivers, I was very impressed, yet I only have one concern.

One aspect of Titleist that I love is their devotion to beauty through simplicity.  Why did Titleist choose such a design for their headcover, I know it's such a small issue but it's a major jump from the 983, 905, 905R... I miss the black, white, red sock...

Evman1023


Dan D - This was actually a tough decision for us, but we had to defer to what our customer testing told us. The majority of them thought it was time for a change.

Evman1023


The 907D2 is one heck of a nice looking and good feeling club...I hit the 9.5° at a range in Randolph, NJ two weeks ago and achieved a nice ball flight with the Aldila VS Proto.  I will definetely give it serious consideration.  Kudos to the design team.

Evman1023


I was surprised at the design myself.  However, the 905R headcovers would fade...I'm hoping the new design is more resistant to the sun. I have a LH driver on order, and am hoping to get it soon.

Evman1023


First of all, I think Titleist is the best in Golf!  My question is: When are you guys going to release the 907D4 driver? I have seen this club and prefer the deep face drivers over the shallow face ones.

Thanks, JT

Evman1023


Can you tell us the split amongst Tour staff members between the 907D1 and 907D2?

Absolutely love the blog...Keep up the great work, Titliest!

Evman1023


The new 907 headcovers are designed to be fade-resistant. If you have a faded headcover you can contact customer service and they will arrange to replace it. Have fun with your new Titleist driver!

Evman1023


As of right now, the split is heavily toward the <a href="www.titleist.com/.../907D2.asp" rel="nofollow">907D2</a>.  However, I do have a lot of players currently working with the <a href="www.titleist.com/.../907D1.asp" rel="nofollow">907D1</a>, so stay tuned.<br><br>

- Mata

Evman1023


Titleist develops many prototype products for performance-validation testing on Tour. Some of these products are never released to the consumer market. Please check <a href="http://www.titleist.com/" rel="nofollow">Titleist.com</a> often for the most up-to-date product information.

Evman1023


Any chance of going to a 425cc head in the future? I have a 905T that works great, but it's getting a bit old.  I just can't swing the large headed drivers!