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917 driver

Greg B

I am interested in buying a 917 Driver, what is the best shaft for me? I am 66yrs old, 5'6" and very strong....with a swing speed of 88, most of my drives are between 250 and 270 yds.

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  1. Barry B

    I'm 65 with a swing speed a little above yours and my drives are in the same rage as yours. With that said, it's impossible for me to correctly recommend a shaft for you based on swing speed alone. In order for you to get the correct driver head & shaft combo for your swing you really need to schedule a fitting with a qualified Titleist fitter. Use the "Find Fitting Locations" menu item at the top of the website in order to find a fitter near you.
  2. Dale V

    Frankly without a proper fitting it would just be a guess. The technology for fitting is so good now why do trial and error. Catch a fitting event where they can use TrackMan to get you some good data.
  3. Chuck Z

    We could make suggestions, but purchasing a driver is an INDIVIDUAL thing and it is best that you go see a Titleist fitter. He will put you on a Trackman, try numerous combinations of shafts and heads and come up with the Titleist 917 driver specifically for YOU. Whenever I purchase any new Titleist clubs, I ALWAYS get fitted because my numbers can change.
  4. Don O

    The loft, shaft, and weight all work together to give you the best fit for your swing. Every golfer with a swing speed of 88 is not like the next one. Angle of attack, swing path, how much you load the shaft are all variables. For example, a year ago my head speed barely broke 80, but my transition really loads the shaft, so it worked best for a high launch but stiff shaft for me. I would never have come close to my current 917 on my own, I owe a lot to my fitter. Anything we suggest would be biased to our own setup. Find a good fitter and trust them.
  5. RCCPA

    definitely get fit. Go to a TT fitting, your local golf professional or at least get fit at one of the big box stores. There are many shafts out there, so try several
  6. augusto r

    It’s best to get fitted
  7. Chris M

    without a fitting one can only guess - suggest to meet up with a local fitter
  8. Speedy

    Barry B

    I'm 65 with a swing speed a little above yours and my drives are in the same rage as yours. With that said, it's impossible for me to correctly recommend a shaft for you based on swing speed alone. In order for you to get the correct driver head & shaft combo for your swing you really need to schedule a fitting with a qualified Titleist fitter. Use the "Find Fitting Locations" menu item at the top of the website in order to find a fitter near you.

    Agree with Barry and what everyone else said.. Get fitted. So many different options.. Went to Manchester Lane a few years ago to get fitted and I was blown away by all the different shafts available.. And yeah, each one made a difference in my ball flight, speed, etc.. Get fitted.. Well worth it...
  9. 19hole

    You need to get properly fit. I think it will also tell you a bit more about your numbers. I have attached a chart from the guys at Trackman. You will see that if we up your clubhead speed to 90 MPH your actual carry distance is closer to 209 yards than 250-270. this does not account for roll, just carry.
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