Working with Ryuji Imada

I worked with Ryuji Imada a lot this week, as he is trying to pull the trigger on making one of the new 907 drivers his gamer. I am still not sure what he is going to play in Houston, but I think it is just a matter of time before he makes the switch because he was hitting the 907D4 prototype solid on the range. He has stuck with the 905S all year with pretty good success, already posting three Top 20 finishes. He is happy with his distance, but his accuracy isn't where he wants it to be. Ryuji is a good young player starting his third year on the PGA TOUR and an interesting story. He moved to Florida from Japan when he was 14 to work on his game. After a great junior career he went to the University of Georgia where he helped win a national championship. He finished runner-up to Luke Donald in the individual competition the same year. He turned professional after his sophomore year and had great success on the Nationwide Tour, earning his PGA Tour card for 2005. This kid has had success at every level and I wouldn't be surprised to see him win out here someday soon. -- Steven Felix Mata P.S. -- Be sure to click the link on Ryuji's name above to see what else he's had in his bag this year.

Ryuji Imada with a 907D4 prototype driver on the range in Houston.

Looks like Ryuji might have been testing some new Scotty Cameron putters this week, too.

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20 Replies

  1. Robert Sellman

    Ryuji uses a prototype Scotty Cameron putter that is not available in golf shops.

  2. Robert Sellman

    What model of Titleist putter did Ryuji use at the  AT&T and is it available to the public?

  3. Robert Sellman

    There are no plans to extend the 907 drivers line beyond the 907D1 and 907D2.

  4. Robert Sellman

    Will there be a 907D3?  What kind of characteristics will it have if released?  460cc or less?

    Thanks for your help


  5. Robert Sellman

    Yes, the new <a href="" rel="nofollow">NXT Tour</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow">NXT Extreme</a> will be available later this month.

  6. Robert Sellman

    I heard that Titleist is releasing a new version of the NXT and NXT Tour; any truth to this and, if so, when?

  7. Robert Sellman

    The 907D4 prototype is still in testing.  No decision has been made on if or when to release it.

  8. Robert Sellman

    I understand the 907D4 is a Tour-only prototype.  Is it possible that Titleist would offer the 907D4 as a special order rather than as a full-scale retail release?  Speaking for myself and others, there is a great deal of interest in a non-460cc Titleist driver.  Thanks.


  9. Robert Sellman

    Please see the comment above regarding the difference between the <a href="" rel="nofollow">907D2</a> and 907D4 prototype.

  10. Robert Sellman

    Please see the comment above regarding the shaft in Ryuji's 907D4 prototype driver.

    The launch and spin characteristics of the <a href="" rel="nofollow">905R</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow">907D2</a> are similar.  The key performance benefit of the <a href="" rel="nofollow">907D2</a> is its enhanced MOI that provides for maximum ball speed on off-center impacts, which equates to longer distance, while still allowing for shot workability.

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