KEY TECH New sole ad­justa­bil­ity tweaks CG, spin bias and swing weight AIMED AT Titleist fans look­ing for dis­tance and con­sis­tency gains HOW MUCH TBC

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Titleist’s two-year driver launch cy­cle is some­thing you can al­most set your watch by, and the lat­est count­down is now over with the big re­veal of its new 917 mod­els.

The head­line up­date from the pop­u­lar 915 is the new SureFit CG weight sys­tem in the sole. It cen­tres around a bar that comes in dif­fer­ent weights plus neu­tral, draw and fade ver­sions to help your fine-tune your op­ti­mum spin and shot shape.

The SureFit CG is also po­si­tioned within the head in a stream­lined de­sign that Titleist says pro­vides a weight sav­ing ver­sus track sys­tems.

That isn't the only ad­justa­bil­ity on of­fer, ei­ther, with the SureFit hosel re­turn­ing to give you 16 set­tings to help you fur­ther fine-tune your flight.

The 917’s Ac­tive Re­coil Chan­nel 2.0 has thin­ner heel and toe sec­tions that flex more con­sis­tently to re­duce spin and in­crease speed for more dis­tance, while the Ra­dial Speed Face 2.0 is now faster on off-cen­tre strikes so there's plenty of for­give­ness, too.

Away from the ob­vi­ous per­for­mance ben­e­fits, a tour-pre­ferred sound has proved very pop­u­lar among testers, with the new ‘liq­uid slate’ fin­ish echo­ing back to cer­tain older Titleist mod­els.

Avail­able from Oc­to­ber 21, the 917 driv­ers (price TBC) come with four stock shaft op­tions: the Aldila Rogue M*AX; Fu­jikura Speeder Pro; Mit­subishi Dia­mana Lim­ited S+ Blue and Mit­subishi Dia­mana Lim­ited M+ Red, plus a host of other cus­tom shaft op­tions.

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