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917 Weights

Gaaary

Hi TT, When purchasing a 917 Driver do we receive any different weights(weight kit)as some websites say we do but others say just a headcover ?

Regards Gary

14 Replies

  1. Chris92009

    No, you just receive one weight in the head of the club. The weight kits are expensive though...however you still should consider getting one if you like to tinker with shafts etc...

    I purchase a weight kit every two years, this year you need two weights kits...one for driver and one for FW...the weights are different sizes.
  2. Cathi, Titleist Club Concierge

    Hi Gary, When a pro shop places an order for a 917 driver (or fairway), they will be asked what swingweight is desired. Let's assume you wanted the standard swingweight. With standard neutral weighting, you will receive your 917 driver with the neutral weight in the head and the matching draw/fade weight in the bag. So if it is 12 grams, you will have the 12 gr neutral weight in the head and the 12 gram draw/fade weight in a bag with the driver.

    The different weights, 8, 10, 12, 14 and 16 are only for changing swingweight. There is a swingweight kit that can be purchased if you want to play with making the swingweight heavier or lighter. They are not going to affect ball flight or curvature more or less because you have changed the weight. What does affect the curvature of ball flight is using the draw/fade weight instead of the neutral weight as well as the surefit adaptor. 

    We did have another post earlier asking about a VDO that said that changing the weight affected his spin, but the balance of each CG weight is such that they affect swingweight and have a very minimal effect on CG. Any secondary effect on speed or spin was due to the swingweight being heavier or lighter.

  3. Scott B

    Hi TT, Please could you tell me will the weight kit be available to the general public and if so do you know a rough price that it will cost in the UK.
    Thanks Scott
  4. Scott B

    Hi TT, I forgot to ask in my last message, when you order a 917 driver and 3 wood what do you get all together i.e. wrench, pouch
    Thanks
    Scott
  5. Cathi, Titleist Club Concierge

    Hi Scott, The 917 weight kits will be available some time after the launch, and will also be available in the UK. We would recommend ordering the 917 driver with the swingweight that you want rather than wait to get a swingweight kit as these will be delayed until all initial driver/fairway orders have shipped.
    When you order a 917 driver, you will receive a pouch with the wrench, extra weight (either draw/fade or neutral depending on what is in the head) and performance guide.
    When you order the 917 fairway, you will receive the extra weight and the performance guide.

  6. Scott B

    Hi Many thanks for the quick reply
    Thanks
    Scott
  7. Mike L

    I was fitted for the 917 D3 with the pro speeder 74 x stiff with the 14 gram weight what swingweight would that be?
  8. Cathi, Titleist Club Concierge

    Hi Mike, Assuming standard length of 45", stock Tour Velvet grip with standard wraps - it should be a D5 swingweight.

    In our testing, we found that players performance and consistency was increased with a slightly higher swingweight and our new 917 metalwoods reflects that new swingweight (if ordered standard). A player can still order it with a lighter or heavier swingweight, if desired.
  9. Lance S

    Hi, Just ordered the new 917 D3 driver, but have a question concerning the surefit fade vs. draw set up. I am currently using a png SFT driver that launches way too high, and chose that club as I pushed too many drives to the right ( I am RH ) with the taylor made products. So, which set up fade or the draw would be beneficial to me hitting the fairway instead of causing roof damage to the homes that line the right side of the course. Thank you
  10. Eric B

    Increasing my swing weight from 12G to 14G or 16G (all neutral weighting) will have what primary performance effect? Launch angle or spin rate or ? Do not assume draw or fade enters into the equation. Thanks.
  11. JCloverdyke

    @EricB- Did you ever get a response or find the answer through a fitting? I feel confident in my choice of shaft, surefit setup, and swing weight bias (i.e draw/fade) but did not have access to play with different weights on the monitor. Would like to know if there is generally accepted logic of how increasing/decreasing swing weight impacts ball flight (if at all) or is it just swing speed/ball speed. Thanks to anyone who can answer.
  12. Lorenzo S

    What would happen if you took out the weight in the 917 head and leave it with no weight
  13. John V

    What is the swing weight of a 917 D2 driver with a 10 gram neutral weight
  14. Cathi, Titleist Club Concierge

    Hi, Looks like a couple of questions were not answered here. Increasing or decreasing the swingweight does not have any direct impact on ball flight characteristics such as spin or launch. However, there could be a secondary effect of increasing speed or hitting it in the center of the face, which could affect launch and spin.

    If you take the CG weight out of the head all together, the club is not playable under USGA rules because there is an "open" hole into the head via the end cap.

    On the 917 driver with a 10 gram weight, the swingweight depends on shaft, flex, shaft length, grip and wraps. Using our standard shafts with stock grip at std length, the swingweight could range from D1-D4 depending on the shaft and flex.

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