Released in 2008, the Titleist 909 DComp Driver is a golf club that is predominantly aimed more at the mid to low handicap player. It's quite a nice looking Driver which also sports a massive 460cc head.
The lofts available for the 909 DComp are 8.5, 9.5, 10.5 and 11.5 degrees. In our tests we studied the 10.5 degree model.
The club also comes equipped with the Matrix Ozik XCON shaft in either regular or stiff flex. The model we studied was fitted with the stiff flex.
However the Titleist D range Driver heads can be interchanged with many different shafts for a custom-fit, due to Titleists unique SureFit system.
The club does feel quite good when you first hold it, the overall weight is almost perfect, and the massive 460cc pear shaped club head helps inspire a safe confident feeling at address.
The club definitely does seem to launch the golf ball consistently on quite a high trajectory, and as such there isn't really much run on the ball on landing. Generally where the ball was carried to was roughly where it finished up with this Driver most of the time.
But that isn't necessarily a bad thing, because we found this to be one of the longest Titleist Drivers that we have seen.
Unless you're firing into a stiff wind against, it is possible for a decent player to carry the Titleist 909 DComp anything from 240 to nearly the 300 yard mark.
Although admittedly it would take a very good strike to get that far. But this is still a very long club, and would be well suited to players to whom carrying the ball far off the tee is something that's important.
This was also a very good club for working the ball, in the hands of a decent golfer. Though it has to be said that generally we found the 909 DComp to be better and easier for working the golf ball from right to left.
When trying to work the golf ball from left to right, it was on occasion a bit too easy to overdo it, and get a push or slice that you weren't after.
Though this wasn't something that happened a huge amount of the time. And the better the player holding the club, the less likely that a slice will occur.
So if you're a decent player with a mid to low handicap, the Titleist 909 DComp is a club that offers a good combination of distance and workability.
Though you do have to know what you're doing to get the most out of this club when trying to manoeuvre the ball.
In terms of value for money, the good news is that prices have come down quite a lot since the clubs initial release. As of 2012 the Titleist 909 DComp brand new is usually priced at around £120 or $191.
|Easy To Hit||7/10|
|Value For Money||8/10|