Titleist 909 Series Features Advanced Launch and Ball Flight
The 909 Series of Titleist drivers, fairway woods and hybrids has been billed as high-performance clubs for skilled golfers, including the most highly skilled – modern-day tour professionals.
“Our mission is to provide products that will allow better players to play their best,” Steve Pelisek, General Manager, Titleist Golf Clubs, said in a company news release. “In terms of performance, the new 909s are our most technologically advanced for launch, ball flight, sound and solid feel.”
Titleist staff tour professional Steve Stricker, the world’s No. 8 ranked golfer, is a believer in the 909 Series. In fact, Stricker recently won his fifth PGA Tour title using the Titleist 909D3 driver.
“It’s definitely better than any previous model I’ve hit,” he said.
The 909 Series gives players a range of launch and spin options to suit their games and performance expectations.
The 909 clubs also come in a variety of head shapes, construction materials (primarily titanium), lofts, shafts and grips. If desired, custom fitting is available through Titleist’s SureFit Adjustable Fitting System.
The 909 Series drivers come in three models: 909Dcomp, 909D2 and 909D3. All three have a milled trapezoid face insert to maximize ball speed across the face.
“Titleist 909 drivers unite three distinct club head shapes with center of gravity [CG] locations that are deeper and lower than the CG locations of previous generation Titleist drivers,” said Titleist, “resulting in greater club head stability through impact, improved launch conditions and superior downrange performance.”
Here’s a quick look at the three models:
909Dcomp: High launch with low to mid spin
Full pear profile, 460cc titanium and composite construction, Titleist Matrix Ozik XCON-5 or Titleist Matrix Ozik XCON 6 shaft
909D2: Mid launch with low to mid spin
Full pear profile, 460cc titanium construction, Titleist Diamana Blue 5 or Titleist Aldila VooDoo shaft
909D3: Mid launch with low spin
Classic pear profile, 440cc titanium construction, Titleist Diamana Blue 5 or Titleist Aldila VooDoo shaft
The 909 drivers are available in a variety of loft combinations, and come in right- and left-handed models.
Fairway Woods and Hybrids
The Titleist 909 Series includes three models of fairway woods and hybrids:
909F2: Higher launch with mid spin
Round profile, stainless steel construction, three loft options, Titleist Diamana Blue 75 Fairway or Titleist Aldila VooDoo Fairway shaft
909F3: Mid launch with low spin
Pear profile, stainless steel construction, three loft options, Titleist Diamana Blue 75 Fairway or Titleist Aldila VooDoo Fairway shaft
Stainless steel construction, five loft options, Titleist Diamana Blue 80 Hybrid or Titleist Aldila VooDoo Hybrid shaft
All three come in right- and left-handed models.
Tour Pros That Play 909
The 909 Series made its first appearance on the PGA Tour in the summer of 2008 when Chez Reavie and Parker McLachlin won back-to-back events using the 909D2 model. Since then the 909 has notched more wins, including Zach Johnson at the 2009 Valero Texas Open and Steve Stricker at the 2009 Crowne Plaza Invitational.
In a Titleist video clip, PGA Tour veteran Stricker talked about his 909D3.
For starters, looks are very important to Stricker – the clubhead, color and how the club sits. He doesn’t like a “hook look.” He said he definitely likes the look of the 909 and how it sits “square.”
“It’s way more pleasing to the eye.” And, he added, “It’s a lot easier to hit.”
Following is a partial list of tour professionals who play the Titleist 909 Series drivers:
Steve Stricker (909D3)
Zach Johnson (909D2)
Rory McIlroy (909D2)
Ben Curtis (909D2)
Adam Scott (909D2)
Davis Love (909D3)
Nick Watney, 909D2
Billy Mayfair (909DComp)
Johnson Wagner (909D3)
Chez Reavie (909D2)
Parker McLachlin (909D2)
Many of the Titleist staff pros also play the Titleist 909 Series fairway woods and hybrids. As for , AP2, Z Bend Forged and Z Muscle Forged are models preferred by tour professionals.
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