Titleist 917 Driver Adjustment Guide + (CHART)


Is the Titleist 917 driver adjustable?

Yes, the Titleist 917 driver is adjustable. Golfers can move the center of gravity of the driver either forward or backward depending on the extent of use.

You can also change the loft and lie angle of the driver. You will need to decide on the correct amount of weight to get a balanced neutral version.

 

Is the Titleist 917 driver good?

Yes, the Titleist 917 driver is good. It has a 440cc head that has a classic look. The driver offers great workability because of the ability to render fades, draws, high shots and low shots.

The two types of Titleist 917 drivers, D2 and D3 have their unique advantages like high spin, small head size adjustable center of gravity and so on.

 

Titleist 917 driver specs

Loft (in degrees)

8.5

9.5

10.5

12

Right Hand/Left Hand

Right Hand/Left Hand

Right Hand/Left Hand

Right Hand/Left Hand

Right Hand/Left Hand

Volume (in CC)

460

460

460

460

Length

45.00”

45.00”

45.00”

45.00”

Lie (in degrees)

58.5

58.5

58.5

58.5

 

How do I adjust my Titleist 917 driver?

You can adjust your Titleist 917 driver by removing the head and setting the desired letter-number combination. To do this, follow the steps given below.

  1. Loosen the screw in the clubhead using the given wrench.
  2. Remove the head of the driver.
  3. Align the desired letter and the number on the cogs in the desired manner with the dots on the hosel.
  4. Replace the head of the driver.
  5. Tighten the screw of the head. When the wrench clicks once, you are done with adjusting the Titleist 917 driver.

Players have experienced an overall higher launch but reduced distance with an increased loft. A decreased loft lowers the launch but increases the distance.

 

Titleist 917 driver adjustment chart

Right-handed Titleist 917 driver

Ring Combination

Loft (for 8.5° Driver)

Lie (Standard at 58.5°)

Position

A1

(Standard) 8.5°

(Standard) 58.5°

Neutral

A2

(Standard) 8.5°

(+1.5°) 60°

Upright

A3 (Most Draw)

(+1.5) 10°

(+1.5°) 60°

Upright

A4

(+1.5) 10°

(Standard) 58.5°

Neutral

B1

(Standard) 8.5°

(-0.75°) 57.75°

Flat

B2

(Standard) 8.5°

(+0.75°) 59.25°

Upright

B3

(+1.5°) 10°

(+0.75°) 59.25°

Upright

B4

(+1.5°) 10°

(-0.75°) 57.75°

Flat

C1 (Most Fade)

(-0.75°) 7.75°

(-0.75°) 57.75°

Flat

C2

(-0.75°) 7.75°

(+0.75°) 59.25°

Upright

C3

(+0.75°) 9.25°

(+0.75°) 59.25°

Upright

C4

(+0.75°) 9.25°

(-0.75°) 57.75°

Flat

D1

(-0.75°) 7.75°

(Standard) 58.5°

Neutral

D2

(-0.75°) 7.75°

(+1.5°) 60°

Upright

D3

(+0.75°) 9.25°

(+1.5°) 60°

Upright

D4

(+0.75°) 9.25°

(Standard) 58.5°

Neutral

 

Left-handed Titleist 917 driver

Ring Combination

Loft (for 8.5° Driver)

Lie (Standard at 58.5°)

Position

A1

(+0.75°) 9.25°

(Standard) 58.5°

Neutral

A2

(+0.75°) 9.25°

(+1.5°) 60°

Upright

A3

(-0.75°) 7.75°

(+1.5°) 60°

Upright

A4

(-0.75°) 7.75°

(Standard) 58.5°

Neutral

B1

(+0.75°) 9.25°

(-0.75°)57.75°

Flat

B2

(+0.75°) 9.25°

(+0.75°) 59.25°

Upright

B3

(-0.75°) 7.75°

(+0.75°) 59.25°

Upright

B4 (Most Fade)

(-0.75°) 7.75°

(-0.75°)57.75°

Flat

C1

(+1.5°) 10°

(-0.75°)57.75°

Flat

C2

(+1.5°) 10°

(+0.75°) 59.25°

Upright

C3

(Standard) 8.5°

(+0.75°) 59.25°

Upright

C4

(Standard) 8.5°

(-0.75°)57.75°

Flat

D1

(+1.5°) 10°

(Standard) 58.5°

Neutral

D2 (Most Draw)

(+1.5°) 10°

(+1.5°) 60°

Upright

D3

(Standard) 8.5°

(+1.5°) 60°

Upright

D4

(Standard) 8.5°

(Standard) 58.5°

Neutral

 

Titleist 917 driver weight adjustment settings

When you move the weight to different positions like forward, backward, towards the perimeter and so on, you will experience varying abilities of the driver. Follow the steps given below to adjust the weight in Titleist 917 driver according to your desired results.

 

Shifting the weight towards the toe or heel

When you shift the weight towards the heel or toe, the ball tends to be inclined to the left or the right. f you move the weight in the side of the toe, your driver will tend to produce a fade or slice whereas moving the weight towards the heel will make the driver likely to draw to hook.

 

Moving the weight towards the heel or toe by a significant amount will also shift the position of the sweet spot. If you are consistently hitting the heel or toe of the driver, make sure to adjust the weight so that the sweet spot lies at its normal contact point.

 

Shifting the weight back or forth

When you move the weight backward, it makes the ball rise high with low spin. On the other hand, when you move the weight forward, the ball launches lower with a higher spin. You can feel the gear effect if you move the weight further backward.

 

Shifting weight towards the perimeter

Moving the weight towards the perimeter increases the moment of inertia and the driver becomes a little more forgiving. When the weight is centered, the moment of inertia decreases and the driver becomes less forgiving. Moment of inertia is nothing but an analogy of mass in rotational motion.

 

Moving the weight upwards or downwards

Moving the weight upwards corresponds to a low launch and high spin of the club.

When you move the weight downwards on the Titleist 917 driver, the club launches higher and spins at a lower rate. 

Moving the weight downwards is especially helpful when you move the weight towards the heel or toe and wish to hit the ball on the lower side of the clubface.

 

Titleist 917 Driver Adjustment

 

How to adjust a Titleist 917 D2 driver

Titleist 917 D2 driver is one of the two types of Titleist 917 drivers. This Titleist 917 driver is quite forgiving and is high launching. It has a higher moment of inertia as compared to the D3 model. To adjust a Titleist 917 D2 driver, follow the steps given below.

  1. Use the SureFit wrench to loosen the screw on the clubhead of the driver.
  2. Take out the head of the driver and set the preferred letter and number combination in line with the hosel dot markings.
  3. Put the head of the driver back in its position and tighten the screw of the head. Once the tightening tool clicks, it indicates that the Titleist 917 D2 driver has been adjusted.

Incrementing the loft allows golfers to play a draw whereas decrementing it sets the driver in favor of a fade. Increasing the lie angle to make it upright paves way for a hook.

 

How to adjust a Titleist 917 D3 driver

Titleist 917 D3 driver produces a bit less spin and offers more workability. The center of gravity of this driver is situated a little forward and the driver has a smaller head than the D2. If you want to adjust the Titleist 917 D3 driver, follow the steps given below.

  1. Remove the head of the driver. To do this, you will need to loosen the screw holding the head using the Titleist wrench.
  2. When the head of the driver comes off, line the chosen number and letter combination setting with the white dots that are present on the hosel of the driver.
  3. When you line the letter and number in the right position, place the head of the driver back and start tightening the screw.
  4. When the wrench makes a clicking sound, it means that you should stop tightening the screw. Do not fasten the screw so much that you find it difficult to readjust the settings in Titleist 917 D3 driver again.

When players increase the loft, the driver has an open clubface and generates more spin. In contrast, when they decrease the loft, the driver features a closed clubface and produces less spin.

Ernie

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