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Over the years, I've played alot of different drivers from different manufacturers, and I've personally come to favor Titleist drivers Currently, I am playing their newest generation, the Titleist 913 D2 driver 10.5 degree with the Mitsubishi Diamana S+ Blue R flex shaft. Thankfully, it does not have any of those crazy colors or distracting designs on the crown of the club. The 913 D2 has a very classic look and shape. It has an adjustable hosel, so you can fine tune its setup to fit your preferences. At impact it feels solid, and produces a muted "thwack". Its very forgiving with slight mishits: however, a poor swing will give you a poor result (thats true with any club). I don't work the ball, so I really can't speak to that. I tend to play a straight ball, sometimes a slight fade. It gives me a nice medium trajectory, and overall great distance (about 240-250 yards). I think its a great club, that has given me great results. In fact, last weekend I was paired with 3 guys I did not know, I didn't have any warm-up time, a couple of groups were waiting for us to tee off. I was nervous, everybody was watching, I stepped up with my Titleist driver, put a decent swing on the ball, and it flew straight down the middle of the fairway about 240 yards. I was quickly rewarded with compliments from everyone,: the players in my group, the starter and guys from other groups waiting to tee off. I was pumped, and it set the tone for a pretty good round of golf. I credit my Titleist driver.
My experience with Titleist 910 drivers is limited. When they first came out, I went to hit them, and I remember being very impressed; however, I never owned them and never played with them on a course. I know both the 910 and 913 have the Sure Fit hosel. Both drivers look and sound very similar. I have read that the 913 has more technology engineered into the clubface to make it "hotter" and slightly more forgiving, but I don't think an average golfer could really distinguish that while playing a round. Overall I think they are very similar clubs. BTW, currently both drivers brand new cost $399. So if you don't want to spend that kind of money on a new driver, then get a used 910. I think the question is whether you want the D2 or D3 model. The D2 models have a slightly larger head and is more forgiving than the D3, but the D3 is considered to be more workable right or left.
Can't tell you too much about your choices other than demo and try them together on the same LM.
As to the 910 v 913, I hear different things - on internet forums, I hear not that big of a difference, and others claim 5-10 more yards. Perhaps a better fit combined with slightly higher ball speed and less spin, higher launch gains yardage. I knew Titleist redesigned the hosel for less weight, the weights on the bottom of the club are redesigned, the face is slightly thinner towards the edges for more speed (forgiveness). I hit the 913 D2 and my thoughts were the feel was direct - not soft, and the sound was loud but not echoing. I was not in love with the shape (I prefer the R1 shape). I thought it was accurate. It is not the most forgiving, but similar to the R1. It is an excellent driver. I would say for normal golfers, stick with the D2. Titleist lowered the spin of the 913 D2 to be compatible with the D3. If you want more spin, you may like the 910D2. I like Titleist and the 913 because of its choice of shafts, lofts, and adjustments, and the number of fitting centers. Now if you can find a decent fitter (they are not all the same).
The Nike Covert word of mouth is long, forgiving ... accuracy? That's the question. They have great adjustability from all I've read. I would check it out, and check out those shafts. Word is they tend to be soft to flex.
You're correct. They changed the hosel in the fairways (and hybrids), not the driver. Apologies all around.
To hit my driver lower, I adjust my ball position about 1 ball back in my stance and tee it lower. By doing this I change the point in my swing where I impact the ball. Instead of impacting the ball on a slight upswing, I impact it more level therefore my clubface is delofted and the ball flies on a lower trajectory.