After a couple of years using 910 hybrids and fairways woods I have just upgraded to the 913s .
The new 913's look and feel great, however I have to ask what on earth are Titleist up with the fairway and hybrid adapter changes and with regard to the over complicated after sales processes they are proposing in fitting adapters to shafts?
After spending what seemed ages finding the right shafts to suit my game in my previous 910 fairways I now find myself in the position where I am unable to use those shafts in the 913 heads. Like many players if my game takes a turn for the worst I like to make equipment tweeks and inter-changable shafts provide a tweek which often works, ....probably more physiologically than anything else!
I understand that the changes to the hosel and adapter arrangement may be for the best in terms of a lower CG, but surely Titleist could have designed and manufactured a new 913 hosel to fit the old adapter...
I am told by my club professional that I cannot buy the new 913 adapters as an after sales service from Titleist and whilst I do not want to buy an adapter manufactured by another supplier (I am told they may fit but may not provide adjustment) I feel that many club golfers will make this choice to avoid the complicated adapter fitting services Ttileist are currently proposing
Titleist are asking that I send both head and my old shafts off to them to have a new 913 adapters fitted, whilst I dont begrudge paying for such a service why cant Titleist do this without the head... the 910 and 913 heads are the same weight so swing weight adjustment should not be an issue.
Why should I make do without my lovely new 913f for two weeks when the local pro could make the necessary adapter change in a matter of a couple of hours?
The purpose of having the "surefit" system is to enable a player to interchange shafts and to make adjustments to suit playing conditions or gaming problems which every decent player suffers with from time to time. You have to say Titleist UK are making the adapter and shaft changes far too complicated a process. Many good club players who like to tinker with or interchange shafts to suit their game will be put off by the latest adapter changes and unecessary difficult adapter fitting processes now introduced.
I say Titleist should sell the adapters and 913 surefit system to allow the flexibility and choice for players to intetrchange shafts easily and without the need to return clubs.