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By Chuck R

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  1. I was given a D-3 with tool and weights. What I don't understand is what the club head position should look like when grounded after an adjustment is made.

    For example with the club set at A1 I marked the shaft at the hosel so I could look down the shaft and see the mark.

    Now if I adjust the club for more draw in order for me to regain the mark I need to rotated the club/shaft which will obviously close the face. Is this the correct way to manage the adjustments?

    I just am not confident that this is what I should be doing.

    Appreciate any constructive comments. I really REALLY love this club.



  2. Chuck Z

    Chuck Z
    Mt Pleasant, SC

    I would not worry so much about what it should look like as would about what I am trying to achieve. What is you goal. To hit a draw, a fade or a straight ball? How do you hit it currently? Those numbers aide you in achieving the loft of the club. If you go down, you will lower you loft by .75. If you go up one, you will increase your loft by .75, and the one more, another .75. (Example: Your driver is a 9.5. Your can lower it to a 8.75, raise it one to a 10.25, and raise it again to a 11.00). The 917s have a weighted system where you can change the weight to draw or fade. It can get confusing if you have never used the system. It might be best to take it to a Titleist Certified Fitter or find a buddy who has a 917D and have him do it for you. A fitter can help you get the right set up and results that you are trying to achieve. If you belong to a club, you pro can probably assist you. Best results, go see someone who is familar with the process and can get you what you need. With respect. Cheers, Chuck............
  3. Hi Chuck,
    It is not necessary to mark the shaft to adjust the club. There are two ways that you can add more draw to your club.
    The first would be to adjust the surefit hosel. The hosel will allow you to adjust loft and lie angle. If the height of your shot is fine, you can move the setting to B2 or A2 (assuming you are RH). If you want to add draw curvature to your ball flight, you can also use the CG "draw" weight in the bottom of the head.
    If you have more questions, please give us a call at 888-TITLEIST and we would be happy to walk you through it.
  4. Chuck,

    What model D3 do you have 913, 915, 917 or earlier? Cathi gave you some good info and if you don't have the manual I attached a copy that shows that as you increase the loft the face angle closes 1.0 and 2.0 degrees vs. the .05 degrees open in setting A1. I play my 917 D3 8.5 in B2 or C2 and have the 16G draw biased weight installed.
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  5. B.A.

    Los Gatos, CA

    Chuck, if you are saying that you are trying to keep the same spot from A1 that you would in say D4, then heck no, that is not what you are supposed to do. The shaft (and the position of your grip) moves and by doing this, it changes the lie angle of the club head and the loft of the club head. By moving those things, it changes how YOU will hit it and find the best setting for your swing just as Cathi said.

    Hope that helps and makes sense. I'd post some pictures if I had my clubs with me. Maybe someone else can, or I can later.

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