The new prototype Titleist 913 drivers on the PGA Tour was quickly followed on the European Tour at the Open de France at Le Golf National. Titleist Brand Ambassador Rory McIlroy is also gaming a new prototype Titleist 913 driver, following a comprehensive fitting session in Ireland.
Ahead of the Irish Open at Royal Portrush Golf Club, Titleist Tour Technician Mattias Jelver visited Rory McIlroy. Amongst the goodies that Mattias bore were a number of prototype Titleist 913D2 and 913D3 driver heads, rolls of driver shafts and his trusty Trackman launch monitor.
"We started with Rory's Titleist 910 D2 Driver as a benchmark and moved on from there," explained Mattias. "As we subsequently tried different combinations of the prototype 913 heads and shafts, each brought something else to the table.
"The Titleist 910 D3 Driver sale 8.5 degrees with a VC 7.2 X Tour Spec felt great from the outset and with JP (Rory's caddie) calling out different shots – high draw, low into the wind, cut and so on – Rory was able to execute them all comfortably and producing great numbers on Trackman."
The numbers were so good, in fact, that Rory immediately put the new prototype 913 driver into play during the Irish Open.
“I have been testing the new 913 discount golf clubsand all the Trackman numbers suggested I was hitting the ball longer and further. I’m getting less spin which is great in the wind and it carries 15 yards further in calm conditions," Rory told the Associated Foreign Press last week last week.
“The Titleist guys had it ready for me when I got here on Monday and I put it straight in the bag. I had my previous driver for almost two years but this one just performs so much better. I feel like I am hitting the ball a lot better than I am with this new driver and I feel that’s going to make a huge difference, especially around Lytham."
After the first round of The Open Championship, Rory continued to dial-in his new prototype driver and switched to a Mitsubishi Diamana Prototype 70X shaft. The new combination resulted in a better fit and more similar bend profile to the shaft he played in the Titleist 910 D2 Driver au price, a Fujikura Rombax ZV05X. A quick check-up on the range with Jelver confirmed the optimized results and Rory has continued to game the Mitsubishi Diamana Prototype 70X shaft.