Video: Titleist launch new 915 D2 and D3 driversSeptember 30, 2014 Golf Equipment
We speak exclusively with Steve Pelisek, head of golf clubs at Titleist, about the new 915 range
Titleist have launched the 915 drivers designed using patented Active Recoil Channel technology to produce lower spin and higher speed for more distance – without sacrificing forgiveness.
New Titleist 915D2 and 915D3 drivers benefit serious golfers of all swing speeds by delivering maximum distance while maintaining a high MOI for exceptional forgiveness.
- For our video review of the 915 range CLICK HERE
The improved performance of Titleist 915 drivers is the result of three key advancements:
• The Active Recoil Channel, a long, wide and deep sole channel that actively flexes at impact and recoils to launch the ball off the face with higher speed and lower spin;
• Radial Speed Face, a high-speed forged face insert with a radially thinner perimeter in the heel and toe, which works with the Active Recoil Channel to increase ball speed on off-centre hits; and
• A precise, high-MOI design with a low and deep centre of gravity location that delivers stability and forgiveness by preserving off-centre ball speed for more distance, more often.
We’ve increased speed and lowered spin without sacrificing MOI or forgiveness – and we’re the first to get that combination right" Those technologies are combined with the fitting precision of Titleist’s industry-leading SureFit Tour hosel and tour-validated looks, sound and feel.
“The new 915 drivers are a game-changer for us,” said Dan Stone, Vice President of Research and Development, Titleist Golf Clubs.
“We’ve increased speed and lowered spin without sacrificing MOI or forgiveness – and we’re the first to get that combination right.
“The Active Recoil Channel is a major technical leap in the area of spin reduction. In player testing, we’ve seen significant distance gains, up to 15 yards for players who need spin control.”
Available: November 14, 2014
Lofts: 915D2 is available in 7.5º, 8.5º, 9.5º, 10.5º and 12º lofts. 915D3 is available in 7.5º, 8.5º, 9.5º, and 10.5º. (7.5º lofts are RH only).
Shafts: Stock lineup includes the Aldila Rogue Black 70 (mid-launch) and Aldila Rogue Silver 60 (lower-mid launch); and the Mitsubishi Diamana D+ White 70 (low launch), Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Blue 60 (mid launch), and Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Red 50 (high launch).
Nearly 100 players across worldwide professional tours have already switched to the new 915 driver – including Adam Scott (915D3), Zach Johnson (915D2), Jimmy Walker (915D2), Brett Rumford (915D3), Bill Haas (915D2), and Bernd Wiesberger (915D3).
WHAT PLAYERS ARE SAYING:
ADAM SCOTT: “Some things are gimmicks and Active Recoil Channel is not. The fact is it’s producing more miles per hour off the club for my ball speed.
JIMMY WALKER: “The golf ball comes off more consistent. We don’t always hit it in the centre of the club, and I think mishits are coming off with a lot more control than they used to.”
ZACH JOHNSON: “The new 915 certainly is more forgiving. A miss hit still goes properly. My ball speed has gone up and I feel like I’m putting the same swing on.”
GRAHAM DELAET: “The new 915 driver is awesome. It comes off super-hot. My spin rate has come down just a little bit, which I always battled a little bit, and it’s just optimal ball flight.”
For more on the Titleist 915 range CLICK HERE