The Toski V.D.T 320 Ti is a very handsome driver. The sole design and name are obviously derivative of the Big Bertha VFT. That’s a bit of a surprise for a club from Toski Golf. This company has a reputation for using distinctive designs that are entirely their own. But aside from the lack of originality, the V.D.T is a nice-looking driver. The fit and finish are first rate and the club looks to be much more expensive than it actually is.
This is not a trampoline, spring-effect driver as are the Callaway VFT‘s. The initials, V.D.T (no period behind the ‘T’) stand for Variable Density Titanium. Toski uses two separate titanium blends in different locations throughout the head. The titanium varies in density, but still, the name is still an obvious attempt to ride the coattails of the VFT name.
We have two opinions about the Toski V.D.T. One is based upon the driver and its performance without regard to price; the other does take its price into consideration.
For those who do not consider the price tag of a driver to be a factor, we’ll suggest that they look elsewhere. The Toski V.D.T is a pleasant driver that manages to do its job adequately, but there is no magic here. The Toski feels okay at impact – like titanium should. It makes a very sharp, smacking sound. Shots fly pretty much as expected. Distances are adequate, but long drives take a bit of work to produce. The V.D.T is a competent, respectable driver. No one had any complaints. No one had any real praise, either.
For those that are looking for a classy, new driver that sells for just $150, or for those that play only occasionally and need a decent one-wood only on very long holes, the Toski becomes a much brighter prospect. The V.D.T looks and feels like a $350 driver. It swings easily and hits the ball well enough to suit most who are not proficient with the big stick. It is a comfortable driver that has the high loft required for the majority of high-handicappers. Distances are not overwhelming, but the ball stays in the fairway nicely. A good drive will result from a good swing; a bad one from a bad swing.
Due to the placement of the rear tungsten weight insert, the trajectories of the V.D.T are lower than the 11.5 degree designation would indicate. A good bit of roll occurs in spite of the loft. We have a number of 10.5 degree drivers that fly noticeably higher and achieve less roll than does the V.D.T The Toski head sets up well at address and creates trajectories that remain pretty neutral overall. There is no strong inclination left or right. The 55 gram shaft from UST provides a sense of control and generates good feedback. It feels a bit more stiff than its actual flex (regular) would indicate. At 320cc’s, this deep-faced head has proven to be reasonably forgiving. Mishits can feel quite hard, however.
- Toski V.D.T 320 Ti
- 11.5 driver, Toski-UST TI-55 graphite, regular flex
- Length 45”, Swingweight D1.5 Overall weight 311gr
- RH Only
Again, for those that want an attractive, premium-looking driver that will not cost too much, the Toski V.D.T is worth a look. It will do little to offend the user. For most, however, this is an also ran.