Review: Titleist 915 D3 Driver
I was fit again for this driver by my local rep, and we found that the 8.5 head is still ideal from a spin standpoint and I can still achieve plenty of lift off the tee so there was no need to go higher. I started with the X-flex Aldila Rogue for a demo round and learned that it was too much for me, everything when right. I went with the S-flex Aldila Rogue on the driver I ordered and it turned out to be a great fit. This shaft has been getting lots of tour buzz with all of the wins and rightly so. It is a great feeling shaft, with tight dispersion and excellent low spin rates.
The hosel settings are adjustable but I basically went with standard position which is the same settings I had for the 913 D3 (A-1). It looks good at address in this setting and hits the ball the straightest for me. I’d rather not manipulate the face angles and stuff too much because it throws off my alignment at address.
Another big improvement is the spin. It was significantly dropped from previous models. I couldn’t really even get the 913 D3 spin low enough for an ideal fit, but with the Titleist 915 D3 I ended up some excellent low spin numbers yet more accuracy with the ActiveRecoil Channel and higher MOI with the rear head weight.
Total Distance: 267.5 yards
Carry Distance: 250.1 yards
Ball Speed: 101.1 mph
Clubhead Speed: 149.1 mph
Spin: 1992 rpms
Launch Angle: 15.4*
Dispersion: 9.8 yards
Titleist kept many of the qualities that golfer like in their drivers; classic pear shape, all black, solid sound and feel and the same adjustable hosel system. But they added some big changes like the ActiveRecoil Channel, sliding more weight forward and making it spin less yet be more forgiving. If you already play a Titleist Driver there is reason to upgrade. If you haven’t played a Titleist driver yet, give this one a serious look and get fit. It really is Titleist’s Best Driver Yet.
For more information: www.titleist.com
+Same “Titleist” sound
+Good traditional looks
+Excellent stock shaft
–For the mid to low handicap golfer.