Our Golf Professional’s Review of the Titleist 913 D2 Driver
The Titleist 913 D2 features a 460 cc club head with a full pear shape design. The glossy black finish looks spectacular. The 913 D2 features a new sole plate design with an all black finish. The red and silver trim on the sole looks sharp. The SureFit technology allows you to alter the loft and lie. In addition, the D2 removable pentagon shape rear weight is larger than the previous circular 910 D2 weight. The Titleist Tour Velvet 360 degree rubber grip is the standard grip available with the 913 D2 driver.
The Titleist 913 D2 feels balanced in address and throughout the swing. The removable weight allows you to control the weight of the club head. Adjust the swing weight by purchasing individual weights or the SureFit Tour Weight Kit that includes 4, 7, 9, 11 and 14 gram interchangeable weights. Over the last few years, many drivers produced a loud or high pitch sound at impact. The Titleist 913 D2 feels very solid at impact with a crisp, yet dull sound at impact. The D2 clubface feels firm at impact on sweet shots or off center hits. The club feels great throughout the swing and allows you to alter the swing weight for a personalized feel.
I tested the Titleist 913 D2 driver in a 9.5 degree loft with a stiff Aldila α Rip 60 stock shaft. All shots were hit in the A-1 SureFit position and standard weight. The D2 is very easy to play and favors a slight draw bias. Generally the D2 is extremely forgiving and delivers a straight ball flight with a mid to high ball trajectory. The 913 D2 matched with the Aldila α Rip 60 delivered a very solid carry distance. With my normal shot pattern straight to slight fade, I was surprised to hit a shot pattern that was straight to slight draw. The D2 is forgiving and easy to hit, however, still offers the ability to work the ball. Most players will probably enjoy the ability to keep the ball on fairway with the 913 D2.
Titleist did not forget about the women. The Titleist Bassara W 40 is specifically designed for women. It is only available in a ladies flex. The Bassara W 40 is a 45 gram shaft with 7.1 degrees of torque. While I did not test the Bassara W 40, it is engineered to produce a high ball flight.
The Titleist 913 D2 driver offers a clean look and easy to hit driver. With 6 stock shafts it should be easy to find a match for your swing. Overall, the D2 is forgiving, long and a great option for players of all ability levels for the upcoming season. The Titleist 913 D2 retails for $399.99.