913 D3 9.5 downsize to a 910 D2 9.5 Shaft Question

Hi Everyone, 

I`m new to the forum but have been lurking, and learning for quite sometime from my fellow Titleist  aficionados. I`ve recently upgraded my sticks from Old school 990`s I played as a junior to a new custom fit ap2/ cb combo set with kbs tour shafts and custom 48, 56, 60 vokeys to match. Unfortunately the great which north doesn't allow me to play them yet, but was out to the golf dome the other day and all I can say is butter.... ecstatic for the upcoming season!  Being in the mood to start this season fresh with new sticks, I also picked off a  19 degree 910H Diamana 'Ahina 90 second hand to replace my old g5 19 degree hybrid. My question now is something to replace my G5 10.5 Degree Aldila NV 65s.  

During my iron fitting I was also tested for the 913 driver, and simply could not believe the results. The Titleist rep mentioned that my spin rate was too high on my current gamer. My typical carry being 240-245 on his trackman. Being an accurate driver of average length with a smoother tempo, and this being the offseason, I couldn't believe the difference when he fit me into a 913 D3 with an Aldila RIP Phenom  70s. My spin rate came down into the mid to high 2 thousands( from mid/high three's if I remember right) great launch and ball speed being 150-152 I was gaining about 10 yards of carry on a hotter trajectory. The only thing holding me back from pulling the trigger is the price of the new stick.  Having just shelled out the best part of 1800 on new irons and wedges it didn't leave 500 in my golf fund for the new driver. In searching a local golf forum a fellow has a mint 910 D2 head, wrench and head cover he's willing to sell me for a good price. I'm just wondering what route to go shaft wise... if Titleist will sell me a shaft with a sure fit hosel (because they are hard to come by otherwise) and what prices I'd be looking at if I chose to go this route in turn until the 913 comes down some.  Maybe I should just hold out for the new stick, but after seeing that my old school G5, which I loved, wasn't helping me to the best of my abilities, I thought it might be time to step up to something a little newer.... thoughts? Is the 910 D2 9.5 degree a good option in the mean time? What shafts would people suggest?

Cheers,

Rob

Ps. Like I said I'm a newbie here, sorry for the long winded question, just love talking Titleist ;)

Hey Rob,

First off welcome to TT, you will love it here. 

In regards to your question, I certainly empathize with the restricted equipment budget but the one concern I have, and it's a big one, is the legitimacy of the 910 head.

There is an I credibly large amount of counterfeit product on the market and it would be hard to believe the year you are buying is the real thing unless the seller has the original purchase receipt as well as proof of registration. It's very easy for the counterfeit manufacturer to engrave a fake serial number on the hosel.

Before investigating shaft options I would recommend investigating authenticity. Just my two cents. Welcome to TT

Alex

Not to worry Alex, 

I've seen the club and he simply is just switching to the new 913 head.... Still find it hard to believe not one shaft suggestion... the problem is finding one with the OEM tip.. since I'd likely have to order from Titleist anyway if I was to do this I figured I'd might get some feedback, last shaft was an Aldila NV 350s (green) in a png G5 10.5 degree. The rep said spin was a touch high and got me into a 913 D3 9.5 with Aldila Rip Phenom 70 s giving me ten more yard carry. I was curious if it be best to start with that shaft in a 910 D2 9.5 Degree or try something else. If I'm ordering in I'm sure the shaft isn't cheap!

Nice to hear its all good.  I am surprised, as you are, that you have not received a response about the original question. Sounds like the fitter has you dialed in well though.  I am sure Mitch, Ryan, or one of the TT members should be able to help you out. Good luck

Alrighty then..... A shout out to Mitch, Ryan or any other TT members with thoughts on shaft suggestions!

Robert,

Apologize for the delay.

I wanted to weigh in on the shaft only purchase.  This is actually a service that we do offer; you will have the ability to purchase any approved shaft on our matrix and customize it to your desired length and grip.  When the shaft ships, it will ship with the SureFit Tour Hosel and proper SureFit Tour weight in order to help get the swing weight to the standard D2 in the 910D. 

As for additional shafts, due to custom club fitting being such an intricate process, it is difficult to make recommendations without being able to see your swing or ball flight in person.  I would however feel confident with the sales representatives recommendation. 

The shaft in particular that you were fit for, the ALDILA RIP PHENOM is actually a stock shaft in the NEW 913 series of metals.  It is a great performing shaft and we have heard some tremendous feedback.  For an order placement or pricing inquiry, please visit your closest Authorized Titleist Dealer.  If you need some assistance in locating one, please contact us at 1-877-928-8898 for further guidance.

Ryan P - Team Titleist

Hi Ryan,

Would going the route of the Aldila RIP Phenom 70 S in a 910 D2 9.5  vs. a 913 D3 9.5  be a smart call? Would I get similar characteristics or would the head difference suggest a slightly different shaft? I loved the RIP Phenom coming from the Aldila NV 65 S and with my ball speed right around 150-152 in the cold Canadian winter I figure it probably would be a great match (as stated before my spin rates coming down 700-800 to the mid higher 2000's off my current gamer). But that being said if I was going to go with slightly older tech (the 910 D2)   and spending the money on a new shaft I'd love to make sure its the best setup for my swing.

Cheers,

Rob

Robert,

In regards to being similiar in characteristics, I would have to answer yes but wanted to point out some differences.  Again it is all swing dependant so it will be hard to say without getting on a launch monitor.  With regards to the NEW 913 driver, there will be a small decrease in spin (more so in the D2) than the previous generation due to a new design and positioning of the centre of gravity.  One of the other differences you will see with the NEW 913 driver is there is a new faster face insert which increases ball speeds across the face, mostly on off centre hits. 

One of the major benefits with the SureFit Tour Hosel is that you have the ability to independantly adjust loft from lie so this can assist in bringing some of the spin down. 

Understanding budgetary constraints, I do feel you are on the right path with the recommended shaft; you will see some small differences but again the head design of the 910 vs. the competitors plus with our SureFit Tour Hosel capabilities,  you will be able to dial your self into a better fitting club.

Ryan P - Team Titleist