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Help with 915 Driver Setting

Ethan G

Hello, I currently play off handicap of 3 and have recently switched to the 915 D2 from the RBZ Stage II driver. As you know these two clubs are extremely different and I must admit it has taken a protracted time to get used to the 915. I hit the RBZ really well and when the 915 is good its better but I was more consistent with the RBZ. I have only ever played/hit/practiced the 915 on setting A1. Driving is the primary strength in my game and I have good control both ways right/left, left/right. My go to shot is draw. I have found the ball flight - the height - is much different to the RBZ II, being a lot higher. With the settings on the 915 how am I able to get a ball flight that is higher than A1? Will going to D4 help? If you could suggest the best setting for higher ball flight I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you!

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  1. 19hole

    D4 will add about 0.75° of loft to the club. You don't say what loft the head is and what loft you played in your old driver. The shafts do play a role in ball height but it is primarily the loft of the club that determines the height of the ball. You can also go to A4  and that will add 1.5° of loft.

  2. Justin V

    I've attached the surefit table to give you some help.  Not sure if youve seen this.  Hope this helps.  You could also try to get on a launch monitor and go through the adjustments live to see what setting suits your swing the best.  It could also be the shaft as they make a remarkable difference.  Good luck, you wont be disappointed with the 915 metals, especially once you get locked in.

  3. Chuck Z

    What is the loft on the driver and how much height are you trying to attain?  You should have gotten a guide that would enable you to set the different heights that 19Hole is talking about with your driver and wrench.  If not go to the top of this page and click on golf clubs and click on drivers and scroll down and until you find the guide.  I purchased a 9.5 and moved it up to a 10.25 and it is amazing the amount of loft I get on the ball.  I believe my setting is C4, .5 degree open and the accuracy is amazing. Good luck.  19hole has given you some good professional advice.     

  4. Ethan G

    Thank you for your help so far. Since posting I've adjusted it to D4 with what appears to be good effect over a few practice holes. The primary reason for my concern was the fact that since changing to the 915 certain areas of my home course have come into play that have never been in play before as they were easily cleared with the 9.5 degree RBZ II. 

    My question now is should i stay at D4 or consider going to A4? The shaft on the 915 is a Diaman 7.0 X Stiff with a low kick point. Will the low kick point nature  of the shaft require me to or will i benefit furher with a D4 setting giving the heavy stiff and low kick point nature of the shaft I use in the 915 in you collection opinion? Distance isn't too much a concern as I get plently out it so would be willing to forgo a little distance if it meant a higher and more consistent ball flight overall  

    Thank you for your help. I just want to get the best I can out of this game changing club  

    Cheers! 

  5. Chuck Z

    Ethan G

    Thank you for your help so far. Since posting I've adjusted it to D4 with what appears to be good effect over a few practice holes. The primary reason for my concern was the fact that since changing to the 915 certain areas of my home course have come into play that have never been in play before as they were easily cleared with the 9.5 degree RBZ II. 

    My question now is should i stay at D4 or consider going to A4? The shaft on the 915 is a Diaman 7.0 X Stiff with a low kick point. Will the low kick point nature  of the shaft require me to or will i benefit furher with a D4 setting giving the heavy stiff and low kick point nature of the shaft I use in the 915 in you collection opinion? Distance isn't too much a concern as I get plently out it so would be willing to forgo a little distance if it meant a higher and more consistent ball flight overall  

    Thank you for your help. I just want to get the best I can out of this game changing club  

    Cheers! 

     I have changed mine a couple of times.  Play with it until you get the desired results.  My fitter set me up with the shaft I needed and I do not worry about that.  All I am concerned about are the end results.  I am very comfortable at C4, but of course everyone is different.  As long as I am in the middle of the fairway and I can hit it on occasion with a slight draw, the world is good.   

  6. 19hole

    The shaft you have selected will have a much lower than "normal" ball flight. The combination of XS and the low kick point really is meant for a player that is trying to lower their ball flight. If you really like that shaft and have been properly fitted for it, then go with the D4 setting and see how you like the ball flight.

  7. Kurt V

    Don't be afraid to try several settings even if the recommendations from the matrix don't make sense to you. Going left on the chart to the 3 or 2 side may work best for you. Also try A4 and B4. For fun try the extremes of the chart. A3, B4, C1, D2 I have found that with the same head but different shafts the setting that works best is often different. Don't be afraid to try opposite settings to what they say is to happen at those settings. Shaft flex, weight, torque all may be compensated for in part by face angle and lie. Squaring the club at impact for your swing is all that's important. For example, I have had golfers who hit a 15 degree 3 wood noticeably better on the A4 setting than the 16.5 degree head in the A1. I have seen the same thing with a 9.5 915 head at A4 which according to titleist would be 11 degree loft work much better that a 10.5 915 D2 head set at D4 (11.25 degree) with the exact same shaft Once you get where the sweet spot is most people don't change it. I personally have a 913f 15 degree with the diamana S+ stiff shaft that works only on D4. I've tried other settings D3,C3, A4, B4, C4 but D4 is money. Face angle is neutral on the D4 line( D3, C3, D4,C4) and I suspect that that is why all those settings work for me but D4 stands out as a clear favorite. I hit it higher off the deck on D 4 than A4 or B4. Tried the experiment several times and even on course in a practice round. Findings have been reproduced each time. Go play with it. Start with extremes to see the effect. then move to the center as you dial it in. It won't take too long to dial it in.
  8. Ethan G

    Thank you for your help. After following your advice i can safely say the A4 setting has achieved above and beyond what i had hoped. Unrecognizibly better ball flight. Couldn't be happier. Amazing ball control. Thanks again. 

  9. Chad M

    By taking it to A4 does it keep the club face neutral?
  10. DxROCKx1989

    Is this chart just flipped for a lefty? I have the 915 D3 10.5°, 70 stiff shaft, want to drop the height angle by one setting and go to full draw, any info would be appreciated
  11. CCarson

    I have a 915D2 9.5 right hand 66 years old 12 handicap what setting will let me work the Prov and Prov1x have tried many settings when I want to fade the ball it go straight left are fade to much to the right. For the draw it go straight right are draw to much to the left. What is your suggestions.

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