Summary: I got this driver last week w the stiff ultralight 60 shaft. I played 2 rounds w/ it so I may be a little premature but think I got a feel for it. 1st off... it's not as long as other drivers I have, I'm loosing at least 20-30 yds compared to my Nicklaus & BB 2004. I'm sure it's the shaft but I can't get the balls up, most of my drives are low. As for the sound, it sucks. It's a dull thud , can't tell if you hit it good or bad.
Summary: I bought this driver from Golf Galaxy pre-owned for $50. It is has an 8.5 degree loft and has a S flex Speeder shaft. I was sold on this club because my swing speed of 112 mph was too fast for my old driver causing it to slice hard right. I had learned to correct my setup for this, but yearned for the distance lost due to the erratic shot. After playing with the 975L-FE, I have been able to nearly eliminate a bad shot right, and have found that lost distance.
Summary: What a pleasant surprise this stick is! I traded for it as a backup driver to have a lower lofted stick for windy days... I have been hitting mt Cobra SZ400 10.5 very well, but with a very high launch. I tried out the 975 and boy was I impressed! This thing is smooth and is very long. The full tilt swing hit on the screws will put it out there 300+. The more moderate swing will consistently take it out 270-280ish. Fantastic!
Summary: This driver is a sleeper bargain and this is same driver Sergio Garcia was using before he went to Taylor Made. With this driver, you are getting the performance of the Titleist 983 drivers at bargain basement prices. This driver is 350 cc (12% larger than the 975J) which is the same size as the Titleist 983E. When I bought the driver, the Titleist 905 was not available and the Titleist 983 was the current model for Titleist.
Summary: This driver is phenominal! Recently switched from Taylormade 540 to Titelist 975-D 9.5 and love it. Was getting rid of a couple of things that were gathering dust and traded for the 975L-FE at Golf Galaxy. A guy had let me try his 975L-FE on the course a couple of months ago and I liked it then. Since I wasn't going to be out any money and the readings at the launch monitor were good I decided to give it a try.
Conclusion: Much better than old 975D. Extra 20mtrs in distance. Very easy to hit and hard to hook. For those who want the straight to fading ball flight...this is the club. Bi-Matrix shaft is great for those with faster swing speed.