From the Buick Open

Posted: June 28, 2008

We were on site earlier this week at Warwick Hills G&CC in Grand Blanc, Mich. as the players prepared for the Buick Open. We showed some photos a couple of weeks ago of players testing new prototype drivers out at Oceanside, and we were able to continue player testing this week at the Buick. In fact, twelve players decided to game one of the new drivers for the tournament this week (11 Titleist 909D2 prototype, 1 Titleist 909D3 prototype). Be sure to check out the photo gallery featuring some of the Titleist ambassadors and staff on hand during the practice days.


Dave Southworth from the Titleist Leadership team tightening the weight screw on one of several prototype drivers built in the Tour Van this week.

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mwhitehead


Hey guys, quick question. I saw the 909D2 and 909D3 on the USGA site, but I couldn't find specs. What are the differences between the two so far and what's the word on Tour?

mwhitehead


Great stuff guys.  Are players keeping their favorite shaft in the new drivers or does the absence of the bore thru design change their launch conditions/feel preference?

mwhitehead


Does anybody know where I can purchase a SH85 Titleist Hybrid golf bag?  Please let me know. Thanks.

mwhitehead


Thanks for the great pics...keep them coming.  On the 909 drivers, why do you think most players are gravitating towards the 909D2 as opposed to the 909D3?  Is it the larger size of the 909D2?

mwhitehead


I couldn't tell for sure based on the pictures, but are the new 909s going to feature the same gloss black finish of the 907s? Also, any work in progress on new fairways to go with the 909 drivers? No rush, though - the current models are fantastic.

mwhitehead


The 909 drivers look nice, very "clean".  I understand that the drivers are still prototypes, but can you elaborate on the properties and the differences between the 909D2 and 909D3 club heads.

Thanks,

...Barry

mwhitehead


Just wondering what exactly is the difference between the 909D2 and the 909D3?  Any info on when they might be made available in golf shops?  Thanks.

mwhitehead


Most players have been sticking with their favorite shafts, although we always have others on hand to try if the players want to do some comparisons.

mwhitehead


The SH85 bag is available for sale in <a href="www.titleist.com/locator.aspx" rel="nofollow">Authorized Titleist Golf Shops</a> now.

mwhitehead


The biggest difference is that the 909D2 is a 460cc driver and the 909D3 is a 440cc driver.  This size difference gives the drivers different launch and ball flight characteristics. More information will follow soon.