Titleist 909 D2 Driver
The Titleist 909 D2 is a Driver that is primarily aimed at lower handicappers and better ability players. It's still a relatively new Driver having been on the market since 2008.
The lofts available for the club are 8.5, 9.5, 10.5 and 11.5 degree. The standard stock shafts on offer are the Diamana Blue 65, and the Aldila Voodoo. In our tests we studied the 10.5 degree model fitted with the Aldila Voodoo stiff flex shaft.
The club does look nice at address when you first stand over the ball, and it's also noticeable that the club is quite light in weight, which may be to some golfers tastes more than others. But overall we thought it that was ok, although light-weight, it's not too light.
When you first hit the Titleist 909 D2, you notice that it does generally give your drives a mid launch trajectory, that Titleist say it's designed to do.
In fact the trajectory on this Driver when the ball is hit well is often just about perfect, not too high or too low.
In terms of hitting the ball well, this is a very fair Driver. What we mean by that is that the 909 D2 will give you back whatever swing you've put on it. A good swing will give a good drive, but you will usually be punished accordingly when you haven't hit the ball well.
So generally this is not a very forgiving driver, which is why it's aimed primarily at better players. But it can be a solid and reliable Driver in the right hands.
The lack of forgiveness means that this is a very workable Driver, that gives the better golfer a lot of control to shape a drive with. Both in terms of manipulating the height of a drive, and in playing for draw or a fade.
The 909 D2 Driver also has pretty impressive power, the mid launch trajectory definitely helps get the ball out there. Again though you do need to hit the ball well to get the full effects of this.
Another good quality is that fortunately this Driver isn't terribly loud at impact, as many others on the market can be. Even when it's hit hard this Driver always gives off a lovely ping when making contact with the ball.
Looking at value, the price for this Driver is very decent as of 2012 at around £105 or $167. Though we would probably only recommend this Driver if you're a decent golfer who already hits the golf ball quite well.
|Easy To Hit ||7/10|
|Value For Money ||8/10|