Titleist unveils its 915 line of drivers, fairway metals and hybrids
By: BCDN Staff
Every two years, like clockwork, Titleist refreshes its driver, fairway wood and hybrid offerings.
On Nov. 14, the venerable equipment maker will release its 915 line, offering what it claims is the perfect combination of distance and forgiveness, particularly for better players.
The 915 driver will come in two models, the D2 and D3, sharing a pair of touted features.
Its Active Recoil Channel is a wide channel cut deep into the sole of the driver which flexs at impact to create more speed with less spin -- a hot feature in most up-to-date driver. Titleist has engineered the channel to create a more reliable spin rate on off-center hits as well, meaning forgiveness that more closely resembles optimal launch conditions.
The Redial Speed Face is a forged cut inserted into the cup of the driver that thins at the heel and toe to offer more ball speed for off-center hits.
Titleist says it's been working on this technology for four years, taking the slow-but-steady approach to both features -- a trademark of Titleist equipment.
The 915D2 is a maxed-out 460cc head with a slight offset to encourage a draw. The 915D3 is 20cc smaller with the intent to make the ball more workable for better players, launch the ball lower and spin 250rpm less than the D2 driver. Both drivers can be dialed-in using the company's SureFit hosel, which has 16 combinations of loft and lie.
Both drivers will retail for $499 at launch.
The 915 series fairway woods and hybrids both come in two models and offer many of the same engineering characteristics of the 915 drivers: the Active Recoil Channel, 16-setting SureFit Tour hosel and as thin of a face as Titleist could put into these clubs.
The fairway woods come in F and Fd models, with the Fd having a 15cc smaller head and fewer loft options. The Fd, like the D3 driver, launches lower and spins less while offering more workability for a better player. Neither are draw-biased.
The hybrids were designed differently, however. The H model is larger, but has no offset -- ideal for the player who sweeps the turf and uses hybrids as a replacement for fairway woods. The Hd is smaller, but slightly offset, and geared toward the player who digs in the turf with their swing.
The fairway woods (MSRP: $299) and hybrids (MSRP: $269) debut the same day as the driver.
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