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#1 STUDque

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 03:27 PM

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For those that have or used to have Titleist drivers, what setting did you use and how'd you get there?

I'm still trying to find my sweet spot and would love to hear from those who properly tuned theirs as to what extra things I should be looking for to identify my correct fitting.


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Wood:  :ping-small:  i25 - Set to 15.5*

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Irons:  :taylormade-small: TourPreferred MC - 4-P

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Grips: PURE Pro (Blue/White alternating)

Putter: MLA Tour Classic - 36" w/ SS 3.0

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 05:28 PM

I have my 9.5 917 on c3 from the Titleist fitting at Pinehurst last year.

I've expermiment a bit. But usually come back to that.


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#3 STUDque

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 06:28 PM

I have my 9.5 917 on c3 from the Titleist fitting at Pinehurst last year.

I've expermiment a bit. But usually come back to that.


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What adjustments do your irons get? Is there any link between iron and driver setup?


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What's in my bag?

 

Driver:   :ping-small:  G30 LSTec - Tour AD-BB

Wood:  :ping-small:  i25 - Set to 15.5*

Hybrid:  :cobra-small: King F7 - Set to 20.5*

Irons:  :taylormade-small: TourPreferred MC - 4-P

Wedges:  :titelist-small:  Vokey - 252, 256, 260

Grips: PURE Pro (Blue/White alternating)

Putter: MLA Tour Classic - 36" w/ SS 3.0

Ball(s): ChromeSoft, Elixr, B330S, TP5x

Cart: Clicgear 3.5+


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Posted 30 July 2017 - 12:15 AM

My irons are typically 1 inch long and 2 degrees upright

So both the driver and irons have some upright built in to help minimize my natural fade.


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Posted 30 July 2017 - 12:21 PM

When I had my 915 D3 in 10.5* I used the C2 setting. The reason being I play my irons 2* upright so I felt as though my hands were way to low to set up and there was no way my hands were going to return to that position during my swing to return there for a solid strike. So by placing it at C2 it gave me that little higher hand position that I could consistently return to. Unfortunately this came at a loss of loft which is that big of a deal as my swing speed is relatively high so I didn't really have issues launching the ball. The reason I mainly didn't like the loss of loft is because that opens the face a bit and I have been struggling a wicked slice as my miss. However, after working on mechanics Ive been able to begin to eliminate the huge push slice.


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Posted 30 July 2017 - 01:15 PM

Thanks. I was thinking of trying C2 or B2 today for those reasons so I'll pass on the results


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What's in my bag?

 

Driver:   :ping-small:  G30 LSTec - Tour AD-BB

Wood:  :ping-small:  i25 - Set to 15.5*

Hybrid:  :cobra-small: King F7 - Set to 20.5*

Irons:  :taylormade-small: TourPreferred MC - 4-P

Wedges:  :titelist-small:  Vokey - 252, 256, 260

Grips: PURE Pro (Blue/White alternating)

Putter: MLA Tour Classic - 36" w/ SS 3.0

Ball(s): ChromeSoft, Elixr, B330S, TP5x

Cart: Clicgear 3.5+


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Posted 30 July 2017 - 02:07 PM

I have been at D4 for the better part of a year. My natural ball flight is a slight cut and this keeps it along that line with the occasional slow draw. Whether it's prophylactic or not this has had me dialed in well.


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Posted 30 July 2017 - 02:31 PM

I've kept my 915 D3 in the A1 position since I found that it gives me a more solid ball flight with decent roll out. I was experimenting with the D4 position for a week or so, but found I was over-drawing my shots a bit, so quickly went back to the A1.


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Posted 30 July 2017 - 05:37 PM

I tested C2 and D2 on the range before playing. D2 felt great so I took it to the course. After piping the first tee shot 315, I was sure I made the right choice. The middle 5 holes don't require driver but on 7,8, and 9 I snap hooked the tee shots something terrible.

I feel like I'm getting into the right neighborhood as the upright lie felt good so maybe I'll give B2 and C3 a shot next time.


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What's in my bag?

 

Driver:   :ping-small:  G30 LSTec - Tour AD-BB

Wood:  :ping-small:  i25 - Set to 15.5*

Hybrid:  :cobra-small: King F7 - Set to 20.5*

Irons:  :taylormade-small: TourPreferred MC - 4-P

Wedges:  :titelist-small:  Vokey - 252, 256, 260

Grips: PURE Pro (Blue/White alternating)

Putter: MLA Tour Classic - 36" w/ SS 3.0

Ball(s): ChromeSoft, Elixr, B330S, TP5x

Cart: Clicgear 3.5+


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Posted 31 July 2017 - 01:08 AM

I was fitted to a C-2 last time I was at a Titleist fitting day.


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Posted 31 July 2017 - 06:35 PM

I just upgraded from a 913 D2 set to c3 to a 915 D2 set to D4 which is standard for a lefty. The main difference is I went from a stiff shaft to a regular. I am hitting the ball further and in the fairway with the regular

Driver  Titleist 915 D2 Reg shaft

Fairway wood  Ping G 3 wood reg shaft

Hybrid  Taylormade M1 19 degree reg shaft Fujikura

Irons   Mizuno JPX900 Hotmetals XP95 R300 shafts (3 degrees upright)

Wedges   Titleist Vokey SM6 50 deg, 55 deg (was 56) and 60 deg all 8 deg bounce XP95 R300 shafts

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 10:31 PM

On my 915 D2 I use the A-2 setting. The reason is I have a self taught cut swing to combat a bad rope hook problem. Now I swing outside in to cut the ball. I can control and work the cut. I am 60 years old and have played all my life. Now I was a late convert to metal woods and did not play them until 02 or so. Now I am as old school as they get as any of the old timers on this site will tell you. When I first started messing with the 915 I finally got on a launch monitor and found out I was getting too much side spin with other settings.  I also have the face open about 2* at impact so that setting puts it at neutral for me at impact. Also with a 10.5 std loft with the face in open position on the setting I will balloon and side spin the crap out of one. I also deloft at impact some too so in reality at impact I am about 8.5*. I also tee the ball low to hit what I call my standard drive which is a stinger 3 yard cut. I am in more control keeping the ball low. But that is basically why I do that setting


Driver Titleist 915 D-2 Mitsubishi Diamana 65 R
3 Wood Adams Super S--- Stock Bassara Regular Shaft
Hybrid--- TM Rescue Mid 19* Pro Launch Blue HY special

Hybrid ---- TM Rescue Mid 22* Stock TM tip stiff

2 Iron 19* 1999 Forged Hogan Apex S-300 non tipped butt cut only to 43" (yep a real Hogan when Hogan was Hogan)

Irons --- 5 thru PW 2013 Callaway X Forged Rifle 5,5 PXI Blueprinted

GW --- Callaway BECU 50* S-300

SW Callaway Mack Daddy PM Grind 56* KBS wedge stock

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 12:44 PM

I play my 913 D3 at C3. I lost a 35 lbs. over the last Winter and I must swing different now, because I was power fading everything. I still do occasionally, but this setting is working so far to keep it in check.



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Posted 06 August 2017 - 02:55 PM

I was fitted back with my 913 D2 at a D1.  I did go back as I have upgraded to the 917 D2 and my fitter, D'Lance in Denver, kept me at the D1.  At times I feel that I would benefit from standard settings but haven't put it in play yet. 

 

I would recommend getting fitted if you can.


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Posted 06 August 2017 - 09:45 PM

I play my 913 D3 at C3. I lost a 35 lbs. over the last Winter and I must swing different now, because I was power fading everything. I still do occasionally, but this setting is working so far to keep it in check.

More than likely since loosing the weight you are turning through the ball better and have picked up some SS. I know I did but I lost my weight gradually and tuned my swing with it. I still hit my 3 yard fade because I hold the club off low on the follow through. I hit sort of a low trajectory ball compared to most except the 8 iron thru 56 wedge. But with the cut and sidespin combo I control it better. Now that 915 of mine will rock and roll on a draw but I have found out if trying to hit the draw a lot my old nemesis the rope hook crops up. I fear the rope hook more than most guys fear the shanks (oops did not mean to type that offensive word to many).

I will throw one more iron in the fire so to speak. A lot of the settings vary not only do to one's swing but the shaft selection and shaft profile of the selected shaft. Personally unlike most old schoolers I think the adjustable drivers and FWs are the greatest thing since sliced bread. Gives one many shaft and trajectory options


Driver Titleist 915 D-2 Mitsubishi Diamana 65 R
3 Wood Adams Super S--- Stock Bassara Regular Shaft
Hybrid--- TM Rescue Mid 19* Pro Launch Blue HY special

Hybrid ---- TM Rescue Mid 22* Stock TM tip stiff

2 Iron 19* 1999 Forged Hogan Apex S-300 non tipped butt cut only to 43" (yep a real Hogan when Hogan was Hogan)

Irons --- 5 thru PW 2013 Callaway X Forged Rifle 5,5 PXI Blueprinted

GW --- Callaway BECU 50* S-300

SW Callaway Mack Daddy PM Grind 56* KBS wedge stock

Putter Scotty Santa Fe 1997 vintage Nicknamed "Rusty" because it is

Bag  TEE 3.5 stand for now

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