Hey everyone, thanks for stopping by, today we’ve got an in-depth review of the Titleist 913 D2 driver. In this independent review, we also asked our reviewer to test out the effects on ball flight, accuracy and distance when trying different shafts. Enjoy the review below!
The Titleist 913 D2 features a 460 cc club head with a full pear shape design. The glossy black finish looks spectacular. The 913 D2 features a new sole plate design with an all black finish and the red and silver trim on the sole looks sharp. The SureFit technology allows you to alter the loft and lie. In addition, the D2 removable pentagon shape rear weight is larger than the previous circular 910 D2 weight. The Titleist Tour Velvet 360 degree rubber grip is the standard grip available with the 913 D2 driver. Overall, a fantastic club to look at.
The D2 feels balanced in address and throughout the swing. The removable weight allows you to control the weight of the club head. Adjust the swing weight by purchasing individual weights or the SureFit Tour Weight Kit that includes 4, 7, 9, 11 and 14 gram interchangeable weights. Over the last few years, many drivers produced a loud or high pitch sound at impact. The Titleist 913 D2 feels very solid at impact with a crisp, yet dull sound at impact. The D2 clubface feels firm at impact on sweet shots or off center hits. The club feels great throughout the swing and allows you to alter the swing weight for a personalized feel.
I tested the Titleist 913 D2 in a 9.5 degree loft with a stiff Aldila α Rip 60 stock shaft. All shots were hit in the A-1 SureFit position and standard weight. The D2 is very easy to play and favors a slight draw bias. Generally the D2 is extremely forgiving and delivers a straight ball flight, a solid carry distance with a mid to high ball trajectory. With my normal shot pattern straight to slight fade, I was surprised to hit a shot pattern that was straight to slight draw. The D2 is forgiving and easy to hit, however, still offers the ability to work the ball. Most players will probably enjoy the ability to keep the ball on fairway with the 913 D2.
Titleist 913 D2 Review with Other Stock Shafts
All stock shafts were tested with a stiff shaft and a Titleist 913 D2 driver in the standard A-1 SureFit position and standard weight.
Aldila RIP Phenom 70
The Aldila RIP Phenom 70 is 74 grams in weight and features 3.2 degrees torque. The Aldila RIP Phenom is designed to deliver a low to mid ball flight. It did not disappoint. In fact, ball trajectory was more on the low side. With the low ball flight, carry distance was average at best. However, ball flight was generally straight, probably correlating to the forgiveness of the 913 D2 club head. The Aldila RIP Phenom 70 is gaining popularity and many tour professionals have even switched, most notably Ian Poulter and Fredrik Jacobsen. Based on my results, the Aldila RIP Phenom 70 is not the best match for my swing, however, it should be a good match for someone who sprays the ball and searching for a lower ball flight.
Diamana S+ Blue 62
The Diamana S+ Blue 62 is 64 grams with 4.5 degrees of torque. The Diamana Blue is designed to deliver a mid ball flight. I enjoyed some of the best results with the Diamana Blue. The Diamana Blue and Aldila α Rip 60 performed almost identically and both produced a high ball flight combined with the best carry distance. While it was not as straight as the Aldila RIP Phenom or Diamana D+ White 72, it was much longer with a high ball flight.
Diamana D+ White 72
Unlike what the name suggests, the Diamana D+ White 72 shaft is black shaft. It features a heavier weight with 74 grams and 3.3 degrees of torque designed to deliver a low ball flight. The results were very similar to the Aldila RIP Phenom 70. The Diamana D+ White 72 delivered a low and very straight shot. Shots were like a knuckleballs coming off the clubface. Since the launch is low, the carry distance was significantly less than some of the other stock shaft options.
Titleist Bassara W 50
The stock Titleist Bassara W 50 shaft is the lightest shaft at 51 grams and highest torque with 5.2 degrees. The Bassara is designed to produce a high ball flight. The Bassara stands out from the others shafts with a bright red color scheme. Performance is very solid with a mid to high trajectory. Ball flight is very straight, long and is one of the top performers among the stock shaft options.
Titleist Bassara W 40
Titleist did not forget about the women. The Titleist Bassara W 40 is specifically designed for women. It is only available in a ladies flex. The Bassara W 40 is a 45 gram shaft with 7.1 degrees of torque. This is the only shaft I did not test (as the review wouldn’t do much good to anyone with my swing), however, the Bassara W 40 is engineered to produce a high ball flight.
The Titleist 913 D2 offers a clean look and easy to hit driver. With 6 stock shafts it should be easy to find a match for your swing. Overall, the D2 is forgiving, long and a great option for the upcoming season. The Titleist 913 D2 retails for $399.99.