909D3 Vs 910 D3- Help!

I purchased a new 909 D3 in the spring and have struggled all summer to get the ball to work right to left. My shot dispersion with this  club has gotten worse. I read in this weeks golf week that the 910 D3 is supposed to fix this club squaring issue. Or will he 910 sole be basically the same  with the ability to close the face.

I have met with a Titleist fitter and I have changed shafts on my original 909 D3 with the vodoo stock stiff sshaft with an Oban Kyoshiki  and no major changes.I am +.03 hcp with a swing speed of 106-109 with a spin rate in the 2800-2900 range resulting between 250 -275 yards.   I had purchased the 909 3 wood in the spring and then the driver looking for the same results.  Needless to say the 3 wood is great, but I have lost yardage and confidence with the 909 D3 driver. I came from another driver that I was able to hit 12-14 fairways per round now I am lucky to hit 6-8...this puts a lot of pressure on my game. Someone mentioned that there is a gear effect that the titleist dirvers do not have,is this true?

I truly want to make this club work or am open to others but am hesitant to laying down another $500 investment that does not allow me to square the face.

 

I am open to an feedback.

Tom - I have the Titleist 909D2 driver and have also experienced difficulty in getting the club to turnover. I hit all of my clubs right to left, but really struggle to get the driver to do the same. I will be interested to see if someone from Titliest responds to your question.

 

Chris. 

I am playing the 909D3 right now and was fitted for the 910D3 last week and it so much better. I naturally hit a slight fade and was able to adjust it until I was consistently hitting a 5-10 yard draw. I am a +2 and have feared the left miss since leading tournament going into the final round and then getting the lefts. So now being able to hit a draw with out fear of the left should really help me game. I strongly suggest you go get fitted for the 910D3 you wont be disapointed.

I completely agree with Navy.  The new 910 D3 is such a much better club than the 909 in comparison.  I personally feel that my "misses" with the 910 are not nearly as far off the beaten path as they would be with the 909.  Not to mention the hotter face too, Titleist has certainly done it right with this driver.

This is great info... I am a +2 hcp. I was hitting a 905R 8.5 with a UST V2 75X stiff shaft. I hit a natural 5-7 yard draw and could hit a nice fade when needed. Due to my 905R being beat up from 4 years of use, I upgraded to a 909D3 in 8.5 with Same UST V2 75X shaft. And I had the SAME problem the guy who started this thread mentioned. I would make a nice swing and the ball would fade about 5 -10 yards when my swing would feel like a draw swing. I knew it wasnt the shaft because I made the same swing with a draw in the 905R. I even used both my drivers one day at the range and it was awkward how I could not get the 909D3 to draw nearly as consistently as the 905R with the SAME shaft set up. It was frustrating. Seems like the 910D3 has corrected this issue and has some customizing ability to get the ball flight to what you want. So this post is me confirming the squaring issue with the 909D3. Its a great club... dont get me wrong... I can draw the ball, but I dont have the confidence that it will draw every time I try to draw it. And its not a getting older thing... I got the 905R when I was 24 and I am 28 now.

 

I'm a +1.8 and had shifted fully from 905R to 909D2, when I decided to try to 909D3 on a whim. I have three sets of clubs due to my travel, 2 sets I leave in Portland & San Fran, home set in SoCal.  Anyway, I have D2 9.5* (X flex GD PM702 proto) in PDX, D3 9.5* (Voodoo XNV7) in SFO, and D3 9.5* (Motore Speeder VC 7.1 X) in SoCal.

I love all three drivers, but fight the occasional hook with the D2, while can swing away without worry with the D3.  The D3 is definitely more of a player's club, which one can manipulate more in either direction, but bias is toward a fade, which works great for me since I naturally draw the ball.  The D3 keeps me in play more frequently and pokes it out there pretty long.

I'm being fitted on Friday for the 910D (not sure whether to go D2 or D3 yet though).

My concern with the 910 is the shaft choices.  I worry that they will be watered down "exclusively for Titleist" shafts.  I would much prefer to install one of my own shafts.  However, if the shaft options they offer for $399 retail are the real deal, that driver will be a steal since those shafts are around 3 bills on their own.

If they are Made For shafts, I'll just take mine to my club fitter and I'm sure he'll be able to figure out how to put my shaft into one of the new fancy Titleist extensions.

 

 

 

Chris, I have always turned the ball over from right to left. But when I bought my Titlest 909 D2 last year I kept losing the ball right, sometimes hitting a slight cut or worse an outright slice. I have to really try and roll my hands over to get the ball to draw or flatten out my swing which I don't really like having to do. The club face is .5 degree open which I didn't realize when I bought it and had I known more then likely I wouldn't have. I am going today to my clubfitter to check out the 910D2 so I can rid myself of this cut/slice. But I am not yet convinced that I should be out another $400, any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated. Reg

Wow..looks like a really common issue. I was hitting a g5 7.5 and a 4dx 8.0, both with UST Mamiya 73x, hitting a 10 yard draw. As i slowly switched all my stcks over to titleist, i pulled one of my shafts and put into a 909 d3 8.5, i immediately started hitiing a 5 yard fade. And imediately i noticed a lack of distance too. With avg 110 swing speed, i used to consistently fly 285-290 with roll of 20+, and now im flying it 275 and its stcking within a few yards. I hope to hear some good news for anyone who make the switch to a 910 and get their draw back, or even a straight ball. Id hate to have to switch to another manufacturer.

Hey guys, take a look at the face comparison

http://www.titleist.com/golfclubs/drivers/909DComp.asp?Filter=Comparison#pagebot

notice the high point of the crown of the 909DComp, the line triangle alignment aid sets in the middle right at the high point of the crown.

Now take a look at the high point of the 909D3, the high point is above the toe side of the sweet spot, and the alignment aid is set at an angle to the ground, because it is not on the high point of the crown.

If you set up with the alignment aid pointing straight up to the sky(just like you should do with the 909DComp and most other drivers), then you will be swinging the club several degrees toe down. And as we all know, toe down means fade.

Well I took the plunge yesterday and bought the new 910D2. I'm a little concerned and confused with the club fitter though. He used a Ping flight monitor (don't know the model)and my swing speed was just 85mph which I know is wrong because the last time I was fitted it was 104 and that was only a few months ago. I realize that I am 60 years old now and I've have two rotator cuff surgeries but I'm still in good shape and don't feel as if I've lost anything but anyway he set me up with the Bassara 50 Hi R flex. My carry distance was only 237 max yet with the stiff flex it was further but he said the flight was too low so......I'm going out today and put it through it's paces. I also took my old Titlest 909 D2 along with me to see if there really was any difference and believe me there was. With the 909 the shot dispersion keep missing right no matter how hard I tried to roll it over yet the 910 was off either way by only 2 yards. He did explain to me that the machine was set at sea level (make sure to ask about this) and here in Kentucky we are 500 ft. above sea level and that would make a difference. Also the monitor does not get the roll right all the time. Hope this helps because until I hit this new stick I am still confused.

So, are you saying that the lie angle of the 909D3 is flatter than the others? The fade would make sense if that were the case.

Quintin H

Hey guys, take a look at the face comparison

http://www.titleist.com/golfclubs/drivers/909DComp.asp?Filter=Comparison#pagebot

notice the high point of the crown of the 909DComp, the line triangle alignment aid sets in the middle right at the high point of the crown.

Now take a look at the high point of the 909D3, the high point is above the toe side of the sweet spot, and the alignment aid is set at an angle to the ground, because it is not on the high point of the crown.

If you set up with the alignment aid pointing straight up to the sky(just like you should do with the 909DComp and most other drivers), then you will be swinging the club several degrees toe down. And as we all know, toe down means fade.

Jason Edwards

So, are you saying that the lie angle of the 909D3 is flatter than the others? The fade would make sense if that were the case.

Quintin H

Hey guys, take a look at the face comparison

http://www.titleist.com/golfclubs/drivers/909DComp.asp?Filter=Comparison#pagebot

notice the high point of the crown of the 909DComp, the line triangle alignment aid sets in the middle right at the high point of the crown.

Now take a look at the high point of the 909D3, the high point is above the toe side of the sweet spot, and the alignment aid is set at an angle to the ground, because it is not on the high point of the crown.

If you set up with the alignment aid pointing straight up to the sky(just like you should do with the 909DComp and most other drivers), then you will be swinging the club several degrees toe down. And as we all know, toe down means fade.

No, I'm saying the look at address is different...........did you look at the comparison pictures?

I did look at the pictures and it makes sense, but if you look at the specs the lie angle is flatter than the D2 and Comp.

Quintin H

Jason Edwards

So, are you saying that the lie angle of the 909D3 is flatter than the others? The fade would make sense if that were the case.

Quintin H

Hey guys, take a look at the face comparison

http://www.titleist.com/golfclubs/drivers/909DComp.asp?Filter=Comparison#pagebot

notice the high point of the crown of the 909DComp, the line triangle alignment aid sets in the middle right at the high point of the crown.

Now take a look at the high point of the 909D3, the high point is above the toe side of the sweet spot, and the alignment aid is set at an angle to the ground, because it is not on the high point of the crown.

If you set up with the alignment aid pointing straight up to the sky(just like you should do with the 909DComp and most other drivers), then you will be swinging the club several degrees toe down. And as we all know, toe down means fade.

No, I'm saying the look at address is different...........did you look at the comparison pictures?

I did not say anything about the lie angle, the lie angle makes no difference concerning what I was talking about. I said the appearance at address.

Well Tom, I fixed my problem with the 910 D2, I sold it. But just barely, I got a whopping $180.00 out of it and even included another shaft. I've demoed the 913 but only because a friend ask me to. To me it's the same club but anyway after having such a hard time turning the ball over with the 910 D2 even though I had it adjusted for a draw I just gave up. I would still hit a fade sometimes even a slice and that doesn't work out too well when you're aimed down the right side of a tight fairway. To be blunt I have no faith in the Titleist line of drivers. Too much money wasted so never again.