Working with Ryuji Imada

Posted: March 28, 2007

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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Do a lot of the pros use 45" drivers? I'm looking to get the 907D2, but I like my driver at 44.25". Are my only options leadtape or a heavier shaft if I like my driver at 44.25"?

Great blog!!! Thank you in advance for any insight. Cheers.



How is the 907D4 different from the 907D2?



I was wondering what the differences are between the 907D2 and 907D4? And what kind of shaft does Ryuji have in the 907D4 in the photo?

Thanks, I love this blog. I check it daily now!


What is the difference between the the 907D1, 907D2 and the 907D4 drivers and will titleist be releasing any new drivers if they go down well on tour?

Great blog, Keep it up.




I would like to know what is the difference between the 907D2 and the 907D4? Thank you.



What shaft is Ryuji trying out in the 907? What are the spin characteristics of the 907D2 vs. the 905R?


The 907D4 prototype has a 425cc clubhead vs. the 460cc <a href="" rel="nofollow">907D2</a>.


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

Ryuji is using a 9.5° 907D4 with an AccuFLEX Creation shaft in the photo.


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