June 09, 2019 at 05:07 PM
By Austin B
Hey guys. I’m new to the forums so a little about myself.. I’m roughly a 10 handicap at the moment but used to be 1-2 before I stopped playing for a couple years and recently got back into it. At the start of the season I had a 913D2 driver with Diamana Blue Stiff shaft, which I was previously fitted into. I liked it a lot but was ready for something new. I found that they had the 917D2 on sale for $300 at a local sporting
Goods store and I figured I might as well go for it, especially considering the shaft was the same shaft from my 913 & after being put on a launch monitor the back spin, launch angle & swing speed ratio was pretty spot on what’s recommended for my club head speed. I was happy with my purchase but while I was up there I decided I’d hit 5-6 balls with the TS2 with no intentions to purchase it assuming there wouldn’t be much of a difference. I was wrong. I was carrying the TS2 roughly 13 yards further on average with about 5 mph extra club head speed. I was carrying the ball 266 with 106 mph club head speed which is further than I’ve ever hit a driver in a simulator. I still have the opportunity to return my 917 and spend the extra money to get the TS2 or TS3 (which I have not demoed yet). I’m curious what you all think. I know I would have much more options in the TS series as far as finding the right shaft, loft & club head for me with the TS series which would make me feel better. Obviously having the latest and greatest thing is exciting but I’m not willing to buy something just because it’s brand new if it doesn’t actually help my game... which as stated above it seems it would. Just trying to decide if that 13 yards is worth $200 or not.
Don OMadison, WI
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