We put the Titleist 917 and Titleist 915 head to head using our anonymous big hitting tester.
In the first of our in-depth product comparisons it’s Titleist 917 v Titleist 915 to see if the new driver has improved on what was a hugely successful product.
Now I’ve already tested and reviewed the Titleist 917 driver, but as a 17-handicapper I don’t find the middle of the clubface often enough for a comparison on Titleist 917 v Titleist 915.
Our resident pro James Whitaker is a very steady player, but by his own admission, he’s just a regular club pro and doesn’t play as much or as competitively as he used to.
So this was a job for our anonymous big-hitter, often found doing press-ups randomly in the top practice field at Moor Allerton.
He swings it up to 116mph, rarely misses the centre of the club face, dresses very strangely and his identity remains a mystery.
After a substantial warm-up involving some very unusual stretching, our anonymous big hitter hit five shots with the Titleist 915 D2 driver, then five with the Titleist 917 D2 driver, then another five with each club.
The loft was the same on each head and there was the same Diamana White 70 stiff shaft in each one.
We monitored the data using Trackman 4 and used premium range balls but in an optimised setting so the data we captured would be the same as if we were using a Titleist ProV1.
Both drivers were set to A1 in the SureFit Hosel and in the 917 driver we had the SureFit CG weight in the neutral position.
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