Can't get over my 975D!!!

I recently bought a 910D3(right before the 913's came out) and I love the look of it but I don't know about the shaft or the setting thing.  I have owned and used my 975D driver since the first day the proshop was literally putting them on the shelf.  I can't say enough great things about them. 

That being said, since it is winter in illinois, I've been to the range with this driver and it seems it will take a lot to get it figured out.  Being hard headed and very old school i am getting frustrated.  Does anyone have any knowledge for me that might get me back on track.  I think i need to keep hitting balls and it will get figured out but any thoughts would be great.  Thanks and God Bless! 

All I can say is you are 100% right!....First off, just because its new does NOT mean its better, but the Titleist marketing team will make you believe that!

I have a 910D2 that SPINS waaay too much but my 905R will out hit it every time!?!  go figure.

Sure, yes, swing matters, but my swing has not adapted to the new gear...has yours? Be honest and reallly compare, think about it....do you you hit your older clubs farther/straighter????

David C

I recently bought a 910D3(right before the 913's came out) and I love the look of it but I don't know about the shaft or the setting thing.  I have owned and used my 975D driver since the first day the proshop was literally putting them on the shelf.  I can't say enough great things about them. 

That being said, since it is winter in illinois, I've been to the range with this driver and it seems it will take a lot to get it figured out.  Being hard headed and very old school i am getting frustrated.  Does anyone have any knowledge for me that might get me back on track.  I think i need to keep hitting balls and it will get figured out but any thoughts would be great.  Thanks and God Bless! 

The 975's...I remember when they were coming out. I was like a kid waiting for Christmas. It was definitely a great driver in its day, and I'll still hit it a few times in the yard. Technology has changed a ton since then. Titleist has advanced a ton. You should get a hold of your local Certified Titleist Fitter/Titleist Rep, to schedule a fitting. They can help dial in the Sure-Fit hosel for you as well as check for length, grip size, to see if you have the right shaft, and so on. While you're there, you should try out the new 913's. If you're looking for a little more forgiveness, then the D2 may be the best choice for you. If you're looking for more playability, and have a consistent swing, then the D3 is amazing. Hopefully you can get it figured out then. If you have anymore questions, don't hesitate to ask.

Hi. I have a 910 D2 with Oban Devotion shaft in the A2 setting which I have been playing for 1.5 years.

It's hard to say what setting you should have but when you bought the driver they should have set it up using trackman and a launch monitor to give you your desired flight path (draw or fade flight, flat or upright swing). So if you can go back and get some help or use the performance matrix (http://www.titleist.com/golf-clubs/910-performance-matrix.aspx#) at the range to figure it out. The ball flight will also be effected by which shift you selected for your D3.

Hope this helps.

David, when I got my D3 i tried different settings but went to A1 to get accustomed to the club. Only tweeked once after that. Go to the A1 as your getting familiar point.
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The only reply I can offer is that yes you are right for some people. I got the 712 AP2,s and went back to my ZB's. They just felt better, set up better. For whatever reason for me older was better.


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In my opinion newer is better.  I was in the market for a new 3 wood this summer and tried out models from almost every company and ended up with the 910.  It was the straightest one that I tried.  The RBZ was also good, but 910 beat it out.  To me it had a hook bias.  However I did have a swoosh SQ 5 wood, and that beats out my 910 5 wood.  Probably has to do with shaft but I wish I still had my old swoosh SQ.  I am a major club junkie, and when I see a good deal I absolutely have to get it.  Kind of sucks, because I traded that SQ for a Speedline Fast 12 and that club was horrible on the course.  Whenever you have something good going, stick with it would be my advice.

I had a couple 975Ds (one wih ProForce stiff shaft and another with stock regular shaft) and they hit pretty straight and outdid quite a handful of 460 cc drivers.  Carried them between 2007-2009. 

But quite honestly the best driver (the one I am using now) has been a TM 2007 Burner HT Draw (13* loft) that I have had 2 years now.   I have the shaft length set to 44.5"  with a Winn Lite Dri Tac oversize grip.  Doubtful I plan on buying any drivers for quite some time (unless this breaks).

Also one thing to keep in mind is the older drivers had flatter lie angles than the new ones and a lot of the latter often have overly long shafts.