Replacement for my 975D

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By Tom M

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  1. I have a 975D that I bought new in the late 90s. I love it but seem to be losing yardage. It could just be that I am getting old or it could be the club. Of current drivers what would be the closest to a 975D?

  2. Don O

    Don O
    Madison, WI

    The more variable change will be you. It's been over 20 years. The D3 is the closest in shape. But you really need to find the best match to who you are today. The Titleist Thursday program if you can find one within driving distance is both excellent with knowledgeable fitters and fitting tools for the right price ($0.00). A good fitter will match head, loft, and shaft to you.
  3. jgun71

    jgun71
    Mattawan, MI

    I held on to my 975 for about 20 years as well. Loved that club. But Tech has left it in the wake. Currently gaming the 915 D3 model and the difference is night and day. I like the smaller head profile of the D-3 vs other models of the same vintage. Made the transition easier visually. The new club provides a little improvement on the distance but It is soooo much more forgiving. Hope that helps.
  4. Barry B

    Barry B
    Lake St Louis, MO

    Golf club technology has come a very long way since the late 90s, the reality is that there are no Titleist drivers that are similar to the 975D (by the way, it was the first Titleist driver I ever bought). Looking at all of the other current drivers on the market and the answer is the same. If you can find one, go to a demo day and try some of the various brand offerings that are currently available.
    If you are set on getting another Titleist driver, then look for a Titleist Thursday event in your area and schedule a fitting, it's free. Going through the fitting process with a Titleist fitter ensures you get the correct head/shaft combo for your swing. If you can't find a Titleist Thursday event, then find a qualified Titleist fitter and schedule a fitting. It won't be free, but a lot of fitters will apply the fitting cost to the cost of the club when you order through them.
  5. Anthony C

    Anthony C
    Tinton Falls NJ

    Well that is one of the best drivers ever made. I miss mine.

    Short answer: nothing is close. give the TS line a try and see what works.
  6. I have been gaming the 917 D2 for about 3 years now. I have tried several different drivers but simply hit this one the best overall. Good luck !
  7. Mike M

    Mike M
    Salem MA

    Still got the 910D3. Love the head shape. Small.
  8. 975 was my favorite driver of all time, still have it the garage and recently put new grip on it. I take it out on the range from time to time and I can tell you I hit the 975 straight as a string, but my TS3 is considerably longer; no track man on the range, but I would guess 20 yards or more. Do yourself a favor, find a Titleist Thursday, and try the newer drivers. I have always admired how Titleist keeps the club appearance very classic from address. I think you will be surprised how quickly you will be comfortable with the current club heads. Happy hunting and kudos for gaming that driver for so long!

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