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Here the other day, I for fun picked up my old 975D driver, with a true temper dynamic gold x-100 shaft. 43,5 inch, and went to the club. I have a Titleist 909D3 and I'm loving it, but the 975D gave me the same length but with added accuracy. I guess what I'm trying to say, is, that to me it seems I hit the old, smaller headed driver better than the new big ones... really always been like that I guess, but I wanted to know whether or not I was alone with this.
My current driver is 44 inch, so I’m not thinking that that’s the reason, it might be mental, but my 913F 4 wood I hit as accurate as my old driver, so it becomes more evident that I personally have a thing for smaller headed clubs. What about you guys, am I the only one who would love to see Titleist make a 300cc version of the 915D3 or even a remake (updated) version of the 975D?
Post comments guys... thanks
No way would I put a 975 sized driver in the bag. The forgiveness of the larger face 460 sized driver is a big part of what makes hitting the driver fun!
Funny you should bring up your experience. I just purchased a new 913D3 with an expensive aftermarket shaft after a fitting showing a net 20 yard gain over my current png driver. I traded in my png driver to absorb some of the cost of the new driver so my buddy let me borrow his X2 hot deep 2 wood which is 12.5 degree loft and 43.5 inches long as a interim driver replacement. We played Sunday and I hit every fairway while averaging over 260 yards in total distance.
To make a long story short the range near me has 3 gch2 monitors you can use if lessons are not going on. Needless to say after speeding over $500 on my new driver the X2 Hot deep is only 5 total yards less than my newly order driver.
You are not alone. It took me a long while to get used to the bigger heads. I felt more comfortable turning over the smaller heads. The big heads always felt like a tennis racket and I just never felt like I could let go on it. For me it was mental. Then I finally got used to them. WIth that said, I would love to see a smaller head driver. Problem is, it is a really small niche market. I highly doubt it would be economical. From what I understand (could be true could be false I just read it from another site ) there is a D4 and a D5 head (something like 425cc or something) but they may never see the light of day. The bigger heads for me are still harder to work. So sadly, I do not think we'll ever get a chance to have a smaller head for the foreseeable future. But if that TM mini takes off who knows...............................
If your new shaft is a standard 44" then the 43.5" is close to a driver shaft. One other interesting fact that I just learned about fairway woods and hybrids. USGA does not regulate the thickness of the faces of the heads, only on drivers, and on the X2 club, which is a HOT club, the trampoline effect off of a 12.5* face could carry the ball a considerable distance and it could only be a few yards shorter that your driver. In some cases, loft means more carry and more distance...... Ever notice how far Lefty hits his three wood. Longer than a lot of other pros on the tour. I had a hot cally three wood (13*) and sold it and bought a more consistent 913F* 15 adjusted to a 14.25......