October 12, 2016 at 05:20 PM
When purchasing a 917 Driver do we receive any different weights(weight kit)as some websites say we do but others say just a headcover ?
Cathi, Titleist Club ConciergeCarlsbad, CA
Hi Gary, When a pro shop places an order for a 917 driver (or fairway), they will be asked what swingweight is desired. Let's assume you wanted the standard swingweight. With standard neutral weighting, you will receive your 917 driver with the neutral weight in the head and the matching draw/fade weight in the bag. So if it is 12 grams, you will have the 12 gr neutral weight in the head and the 12 gram draw/fade weight in a bag with the driver. The different weights, 8, 10, 12, 14 and 16 are only for changing swingweight. There is a swingweight kit that can be purchased if you want to play with making the swingweight heavier or lighter. They are not going to affect ball flight or curvature more or less because you have changed the weight. What does affect the curvature of ball flight is using the draw/fade weight instead of the neutral weight as well as the surefit adaptor. We did have another post earlier asking about a VDO that said that changing the weight affected his spin, but the balance of each CG weight is such that they affect swingweight and have a very minimal effect on CG. Any secondary effect on speed or spin was due to the swingweight being heavier or lighter.
Scott BSwansea, 0
Hi Scott, The 917 weight kits will be available some time after the launch, and will also be available in the UK. We would recommend ordering the 917 driver with the swingweight that you want rather than wait to get a swingweight kit as these will be delayed until all initial driver/fairway orders have shipped. When you order a 917 driver, you will receive a pouch with the wrench, extra weight (either draw/fade or neutral depending on what is in the head) and performance guide. When you order the 917 fairway, you will receive the extra weight and the performance guide.
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