Written By: Chris Conley
The Titleist 910 series driver is one of the hottest drivers on the market right now and offers two size (D2 & D3) to help reach all audiences. The D3 which I tested is the smaller of the two drivers, at 445cc and the D2 comes in a little bit larger at 460cc. Titleist took some hits in 2009-2011 with the introduction of new technology by Callaway and TaylorMade but they came back strong with the improvements to the 910 series. The 910 series is a fully customizable club, with up to 16 different customization settings available. Where clubs like the R11 having your customization in different parts of the club, Titleist integrated a dual angle hosel; one hosel is labeled 1-5 on settings and the other with your O, N, C options that we are all used to. The club I used had a stiff Diamana shaft that comes standard with the club and is offered in the regular, stiff and extra stiff options. The look of this club is sleek and traditional if I had to describe it in two words, Titleist in my opinion is a very traditional club maker and there clubs really play on the history of the game sticking with certain designs. The club head of the 910 is your traditional pear shaped head, painted in black with a black club face. The weighting of this club is phenomial and you really feel like you can make an under control swing and put great contact on the ball. The D3 which I used, is designed to have a lower launch with less ball spin off the club; which is perfect for me because I hit a very high ball and can tend to put a lot of side spin on the ball off the driver. I found with this club I hit a low launching drive that flew straight, enabling more roll after contacting the ground then with other drivers and my normal higher ball flight. The sound off this club is extraordinary and something your really have to hear to understand. In my opinion between the D2 and D3 any golfer of any handicap could benefit from hitting the 910 Titleist driver; the D2 is picker with a larger sweet spot and higher launch for golfers who struggle getting their drive into the air and the D3 is designed for a lower ball flight with less spin off the club face.
I know in my other reviews, I have raved about the R11 and the new white drivers hitting the market and how I like change and the uniqueness in the game. However with all the other club makers out there changing and making themselves “unique” by going the traditional route Titleist in fact is unique and this club has a cool design. I really like the fact the D3 helped to lower the ball flight on my driver, I hit the ball a mile high and sometimes lose roll because of this, with the D3 I was able to lower that ball flight and gain some roll after the ball contacted the ground initially. I also struggle with with side spin off the driver, and the D3 seemed to dull that down if not eliminate it all, the ball was flying straight which was resulting in longer shots.
I have never hit a Titleist club before and always thought they were made for very low handicap players and were game improvement or clubs for the intermediate golfer, but I was wrong. I didn’t find to many, if any, cons with this club; I think you should hit the D2 and the D3 before making a decision because one of the two is bound to help your game.
Overall these clubs are flashy because they stayed traditional, if that makes any sense at all; they have a very sleek look to it. Of all the features of the club I think the weighting is the best feature, this club feels great. I would recommend this club for a handicapper of any level and think it could improve everyone’s golf game in one way or another.