Titleist Launch New 913 D2 and D3 Drivers

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After months of on-tour testing, including a major win in the hands of Rory McIlroy at the U.S. PGA Championship, Titleist's 913 drivers are finally available to the public.

At first glance the 913 D2 and D3 don’t look drastically different from the 910 models, but in its first week on Tour in July around 50 per cent of Titleist staff players switched to the new drivers. By the end of 2012, 90 per cent of Titleist’s staffers are expected to have switched – a clear sign of a measurable performance boost.

The key difference, say Titleist, is their newly developed face insert; invisible technology to the naked eye but a development that has a big impact on performance. Thicker in the middle and progressively thinner towards the edges, the insert is designed to give improved ball speeds on off-centre strikes. Hit the ball out the middle of the clubface and you won’t notice much difference – but on mis-hits Titleist insist the 913 models deliver an 11 per cent increase in the maximum ball speed area on the face.

Other subtle differences include a thinner crown, a flatter weight design to lower the centre of gravity and slight shape changes. But one thing that remains from the 910 models is the adjustable SureFit Tour hosel, allowing loft and lie to be independently altered. We’ll be hitting the 913 D2 and D3 drivers in our November issue (on sale October 4) and will bring you news of the 913 fairway woods and hybrids later in the year.

913 D2

Head: 460cc
RH: 7.5º, 8.5º, 9.5º, 10.5º, 12º
LH: 8.5º, 9.5º, 10.5º, 12º.
RRP: £344

913 D3

Head:
445cc
RH: 7.5º, 8.5º, 9.5º, 10.5º
LH: 8.5º, 9.5º, 10.5º.
RRP: £344

Website: titleist.co.uk