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Titleist 915 D3 Driver Review
The Titleist 915 D3 Driver retails for $499 (MSRP) and it's built for offering its owner amazing amounts of forgiveness and workability from any type of lie, thanks to its pear shaped 460 cc deep face pear profile, which is designed and engineered for excellent trajectory control and increased distance. Compared with its D2 sibling, the Titleist 915 D3 Driver is focused at less spin and a lower flight trajectory. Just like the D2, the D3 Driver comes with Titleist's latest and greatest features, such as the Active Recoil Channel and the Radial Speed Face gimmick. The Active Recoil Channel makes the face of the driver to actively flex upon ball impact, thus promoting more distance than ever, together with lowering spin and higher speeds consequently. The Radial Speed Face is basically a specially designed face insert (thicker in the center and thinner in the heel and toe perimeter) which promotes exceptional distance when it comes to off center hits.
The Titleist 915 D3 Driver features a high moment of inertia (MOI) design via its reduced thickness upfront, a key design strategy that allows weight to be moved to the back, thus making for a deep and low center of gravity (CG) for increasing ball speed and promoting forgiveness with every shot. Long story short, the Titleist 915 D3 Driver is an impressive blend of performance, forgiveness, excellent feel and playability, with a focus on performance. Design wise, the D3 looks and feels more like a player's driver, due to its lower launch and great feel, together with its 460 cc head, deep face and compact pear shape which looks awesome at address. The sole and the face are all black and at a closer inspection, you'll notice the minimal branding on the toe and the sole of the Titleist 915 D3 Driver. What impressed me the most about the D3 was its exploding sound on both sweet spot and off center hits, and the ball feels like it's shot from a cannon off the face. Bottom line, the Titleist 915 D3 is a very workable driver, with super low launches and big roll out, it's quite playable, it looks awesome and it feels good, provided you get the optimal setup.