I was able to hit the Titleist 910 D3 this weekend as well, despite the ever-too-slow melt that’s going on here in Canada. Much like my recent review of the Cleveland XL 270, I tested this driver hitting it into a screen, but with all things being equal, I still got a fairly good idea of the performance of this driver. Here are my thoughts:
The driver I tested out was the Titleist 910 D3 9.5 degrees with a stiff Project X Tour Issue 73g shaft. The Surefit was sitting in 1A position. The D3 is 445 CC, only 15 CC short of the D2 which is maxed at 460. There’s some cool technology behind this club, and based on it’s performance in this review – it definitely warrants some attention if you’re in the driver market.
To be perfectly honest, I’ve never been a fan of Titleist drivers. Ever since junior golf, I always found the swing weight to be off – the driver head always felt way too heavy. When I picked up the 910 however, I immediately noticed the difference in the feel of the clubhead. I preferred the look of the D3 to the more rounded D2 – call me old-fashioned, but the D2 just looks odd. The paint and finish look good, a little darker it seems than classic Titleist drivers.
The first thing I noticed on this driver was the ball trajectory, for a 9.5 driver, I hit it quite a bit higher than I normally do – around 11-12 degrees. This was a welcome surprise, because I’ve always felt I hit the ball too low. When it came to swing weight, this Titleist driver felt incredibly light, and reminded me immediately of the Cleveland XL 270 I had tested earlier. The more I swung this club, the better it felt in my hands.
The feel was incredibly consistent, even on off-center hits I didn’t see a significant drop in distance. I averaged around 304 yards with this driver, with a swing speed of 106MPH. This swing speed is a little higher than normal, and much like the Cleveland Xl 290 (where my swing speed was 107MPH), I imagine the lighter club weight helped get a couple extra MPH out of my swing.
If there was one fault with this club it would have to be accuracy, it may be as simple as a shaft change, but I saw about a 32-yard dispersion on about 20 golf balls, which was a little higher than some of the other clubs I tested. With that said, the shaft performed very well when swung smoothly or jumped on – so overall I was very impressed. In terms of workability, I really felt in control of my ball flight with this driver. There was such good feel off the face that I was able to work it left or right very easily.
Titleist has a winner with the 910 D3. With great feel, responsiveness, and some pretty cool technology, it’s a driver than should definitely be on your list if you’re in the market for a new driver. Be sure to test out different shafts! They have some pretty good shaft offerings that you’ll want to take advantage of.
Titleist 910 D3 MSRP – $449
On eBay – from $270