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D3 vs D2

Grant B

So I've been playing a 915D2 10.5 for a season and was creating too much spin and trajectory, so went out and purchased a 915D3 8.5 head to lower the trajectory. Here's the question, are the face angles the same on these? I had a horrible time with the D3 using the same shaft (Fuji Tour Spec 6.2 X-Stiff) and the exact same setting, I have been pushing it constantly. Is there that much more of a draw bias on the D2?

Thanks!

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  1. CoolBreeze

    The first thing that comes to mind here for me is: 1. Going from 10.5 D2 where the face will see slightly open to your target line and you will subconsciously close the face at address or during the time you take your grip. 2. The D3 8.5 may seem a little shut so you will have a slight tendency to open the face to your target or getting a little upright in spine angle and set up to adjust for the small head and face angle change. Check your angle of attack on both heads to better work towards the goal of changing spins and trajectory. Indeed, spin rates can change and be different from the head change but the shaft may not be ideal for the change. Are you playing V or X? Side spin numbers could also help decipher.
  2. Gary D

    The D3 has a slightly open face at address vs the D2. The D3 also has a CG higher and closer to the face than the D2. So this means you should be able to "work" the ball a little easier with the D3 and all things being equal, your tee shots with the D3 should go a little to the right if you make no changes to your grip or setup. The D2 has a deep and low CG for a straight ball flight bias. The D3 has a shallow and higher CG for those that choose to "work" the ball. Hope this helps.
  3. Mark N

    Not sure about the face angle. I usually like to draw my driver. Have a 915 D3. I had to adjust mine to a draw setting, but be careful not to over adjust it.
    Also is the shaft to stiff for you? As we get older the swing speed slows. I had to go to a lighter shaft when I got my driver.
  4. LHechenbleikner

    Pretty sure the D2 is a draw bias head when compared to the D3. I used to swap to a D2 head once in a while (I play a 913D3 9.5) and noticed more of a draw on my drives without trying to shape it. Did you consider trying a lower launch/spin shaft with your D2?
  5. Kathy J

    917d2 driver i do not think they are the same
  6. Cathi, Titleist Club Concierge

    Grant B

    So I've been playing a 915D2 10.5 for a season and was creating too much spin and trajectory, so went out and purchased a 915D3 8.5 head to lower the trajectory. Here's the question, are the face angles the same on these? I had a horrible time with the D3 using the same shaft (Fuji Tour Spec 6.2 X-Stiff) and the exact same setting, I have been pushing it constantly. Is there that much more of a draw bias on the D2?

    Thanks!

    Hi Grant, All the drivers, D2 and D3 have the same face angle at address. (1/2° open). The difference is the CG weighting plus loft change. The D2 has the weight further back in the head which allows a player to draw the ball easier. The D3 has the weight slightly forward, which is not as easy to draw and may be easier to fade. If you like the trajectory (spin may still be high if you are hitting a fade/push), you can try adjusting the head.

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