TITLEIST 917 DRIVERS
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
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.