Casual golfers envy the middle handicappers—they’ve got their game down. They can play with better equipment and get really excellent results. But being a mid-handicapper isn’t all fun and games. Sometimes, you’re left with some tough choices, especially when it comes to golf clubs. For example, should you go with the harder to play, low handicap D3 model? Or should you choose the easier to play Titleist 913D2 drivers?
Selecting a driver is a highly personal choice. When it comes to Titleist, an equal number of wins can be credited to the Titleist 913 D2 and the D3. In the end, your decision has to come down to a combination of specs that are ideal for your game and a club test that feels right. We’ll walk you through the basic differences between the D2 and the Titleist 913D3 driver to help make your decision a little easier:
Club Head Volume
Perhaps the most noticeable difference between these near-identical clubs, the 913 D2 boasts a larger 460cc clubhead with a big club face to create a larger sweet spot. The 913 D3, on the other hand, is much smaller at 445cc—it’s not nearly as forgiving, but it will perform better and allow you to hit tighter targets, assuming you can hit the ball in the sweet spot with consistency.
As is the case with most game improvement clubs, the lofts available to players choosing the Titleist 913 D2 are in a much wider range than the D3. D2s feature base lofts from 7.5 degrees to 12 degrees, while the D3s are much more dialed in, only ranging from 7.5 degrees to 10.5 degrees. Unfortunately for lefties, there are still no 7.5 degree options available for either club.
You can ideally swap your shaft out for nearly anything that will fit into your clubhead, but it’s always a good idea to choose one of the shafts the club manufacturer suggests for your driver. In the case of the Titleist 913s, the D3s have many fewer stock options and the ones they do boast are in a heavier weight class, from 64 to 74 grams. The easier to play D2s add a couple of ultra-light options, weighing in from 45 to 51 grams. Those few grams can make a huge difference to how much effort you have to put into swinging your club—lighter is better for slower swings.
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