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Jordan Spieth still using the 915 metals

dp

Haven't heard much on this topic, but I'm curious as to why Jordan Spieth hasn't switched over from the 915 to the 917 driver and 3 metal?

I'm just wondering if his reason is the same as mine.

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  1. Barry B

    Jordan doesn't seem to switch out to new clubs easily. I suspect his attitude is that if it's not broke, don't fix it. Given the way he's been playing, why switch.
  2. Ryan A

    It's a little intriguing. Assume he just ins't comfortable with the performance. Clearly the 915's are working and he isn't going to fix what isn't broken.

    I do wonder about the specific reasons though....is it spin, launch, ability to work it...as a gear nut it certainly gives you things to ponder.

    The biggest question I have on staffers equipment is why JT uses both SM5 and SM6 wedges? 52* & 56* SM5 with a 60* SM6. I'm perplexed on this one.
  3. Rob_Roth1

    If it's not broke don't fix it
  4. Don O

    First and foremost, PGA Tour members are much more accurate ball strikers than us mere mortals. Gaining forgiveness is not a huge plus for them. If they do switch equipment, it would be during a down period/off season for them. How often do you see a pro switch OEMs and then have a down year after that? If your current edition clubs work and you don't *need* the latest, then you may be like him.
  5. Chuck Z

    Barry B

    Jordan doesn't seem to switch out to new clubs easily. I suspect his attitude is that if it's not broke, don't fix it. Given the way he's been playing, why switch.

    Great response, Barry. Have to agree based on his performance.
  6. Rob_Roth1

    But to a point most of the guys have switched expect for Jordan (915) and Rafa Cabrera Bello (913!)
  7. John B

    And me... still playing 913 D3 because it works for me. Trackman didn't give me better numbers on 915 or 917 on Titleist fitting days.
  8. Dino J

    Rob_Roth1

    But to a point most of the guys have switched expect for Jordan (915) and Rafa Cabrera Bello (913!)

    I suspect that in Jordan's case it is simply that he is probably most comfortable with the 915 set up.

    He has been focusing on incorporating the 716 AP2's and the SM6 wedges. That in itself is plenty to change.

    Remember, he was slower to incorporate the 716 irons over the 714's. Plus he "recently" introduced the 716 T-MB replacing his 712 iron.

    Driving the ball does not seem to be Jordan's major strength (SG off the tee) ... as he has been working hard on his irons/wedges, as evidenced by his huge improvement (SG - approaches & proximity to hole).

    People can only process so many changes at any given time. Just look at Lydia Ko and the huge transition that she has had this past year.
  9. Don O

    Rob_Roth1

    But to a point most of the guys have switched expect for Jordan (915) and Rafa Cabrera Bello (913!)

    They don't all jump on new equipment. Stricker gamed a 909 until it cracked and had to go to a 913. Still games his putter that dates back to the last century. I think he is still on a 913 or 915 driver. Webb Simpson used 695 irons until about 3 years ago. I still see a lot of Eye Two's in use by mere mortals. I only get new clubs because I keep working with trainers and instructors and my swing keeps changing. Stricker found his swing in 2004-2006 and it hasn't changed.

  10. Jack H

    Good question. This isn't something new. Jordan went from a 910 driver to a 915. I would expect to see the same in the future. Also, with 3-wood being such a "personal" club, meaning a club you have to have a lot of confidence in, changing 3-woods loses the confidence you currently have. I don't change my clubs out to often my self(except if I am not putting well). If you're playing well, keep going with what you got. Have a great rest of your season.

    God Bless,
    Jack
  11. augusto r

    if it's not broken.no need to fix.
  12. Frank P

    Mark Calcaveccia still uses png Eye 2 Irons and wedges. Corey Pavin still uses Bullseye putter (For you younger guys, that was Titleist's original putter. I still have one in the garage.)
  13. Norm H

    I think you will find that it just isn't Jordan Speith who doesn't change to new club models every year. Steve Stricker is still using 710 AP2 irons and a 913 D3 driver. I know of a player on the senior tour that is still using a 910 driver. I'm sure that there are many more that don't change every two years. There may be slight improvements in club heads every two years . And if so , other than forgiveness, the pros would surely benefit from the improvements more than us beaters.
  14. Edward K

    Tour players have been known to be a little superstitious. They don't just throw the new stuff in the bag as soon as it comes out. I'm sure he's tested endlessly......
  15. vurich

    First of all, no one can say why Jordan does anything except the man himself. Secondly, we all know Titleist is the best brand in the business. So...whatever works, right? I went to TPI for a tour fitting for the 917 metals. I preferred the 915's like Jordan. We all have to know what works for each of us. JT uses the new 917 metals. Others don't. By the way, I'm always of the mindset that I always want the new toys. But, until we are professionally fitted by Titleist, we won't know. Fitting and club selection, just like success and life, all boils down to one singular factor. Confidence. Use the great toys that give you the most confidence! #TeamTitleist
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