In this video PGA Professional DAN HENDRIKSEN will be reviewing the NEW Titleist TSR Drivers. Dan has headed up to the Titleist Performance Centre at Woburn to test the Titleist TSR 2, Titleist TSR3 and Titleist TSR4 models.
This Driver is already on Tour and is being used by Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Max Homa, Ian Poulter, Will Zalatoris, Cam Smith and Cameron Young
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Hello, everyone welcome back to the channel in this video we're going to be focusing on shafts now I've recently been up to Woburn for a fitting for the new TSR driver and if you haven't checked out that video make sure you do because it has a kind of knock onto this video and in that video we were fitted into this driver, which is the tsr2 with a graphite design shaft in it and I said in that video that we would be talking about that process in this video I've also got two other shafts here that we went through during that fitting.
So I thought we'd head back to now, Woburn to see how that fitting went and then come back to the studio here at chirsten.
To give you some more numbers, let's get to wobo foreign made a couple of little adjustments to see if we can just maximize its potential for you.
First of all, there's an updated shaft change from your your tensei white raw there to the 1K black and same setup 65s and we'll see how you like the feeling that um performance in the head we've still got.
The nine degree head yeah, but all I've done is just take it down a little bit and Loft okay, okay, so that'll do a couple of things.
It might just drop the spin a little bit, so we might sneak a little bit more in terms of yardage.
The other thing is: if we've been worried about that left, miss going down a lot.
It will open the phase for actually as well, so that obviously might play to your advantage as well.
Okay, I can almost feel like I can be a bit more aggressive down the right hand side with it absolutely yeah, yeah foreign flight it and it felt like that.
Maybe the spinner dropped off a fraction, but let's um see what Nick says: yeah launch it launch at nine spin down there at 2100, so pretty much as we'd expect going down in Loft yeah.
So almost thinking about this setup for you here Dan, given that we're in first week of August, you could almost play this driver in a couple of settings in the Summer, where the fairies are firm and you're going to get a little bit more run.
We could afford to maybe drop that spin a little bit as we drop them off to drop the spin and get a little bit more distance through the ground heading into maybe softer conditions.
You could obviously just add a little bit more often play it a bit more through the air I.
Think again, if you were at a time in your golf, if you were struggling with that, left Miss like we'd, obviously just crank the Loft up a little bit there keep you in the fair a little bit more, so it's just really versatile, but it certainly performed how I'd expect to perform on that shot.
Not hurting me, though, is it I'm trying to work out my feel anything different than the shaft yeah.
It's not it's not a major shift.
Pop That, Old, shaft yeah, you know again I just I.
Don't know why it is.
It is strong, this one is it yep, um and again, it is you'll, see a lot of guys using that you're trying to just lower the flight and lower the spin yeah yeah.
It feels like I'm having to really work it to get it in the air and that's maybe why I'm flipping my hands at it and it's maybe turning over a fraction, it's bad.
It doesn't need much.
Is it yeah so much better, so much better that 252.80 yeah? That's your sweet spot.
Isn't it yeah 154 ball speed I mean it's two mile an hour faster than what I'm normally getting foreign to that it's just down the left side 2-5 in the spin carries up again one little adjustment to line okay, the more shots you've hit, the more we kind of I'm, just seeing a move.
Yeah, let's just go okay, so you've just got B1.
So that's one of my old original settings actually from previous fittings with it.
That's the one 156 ball, speed I haven't had that since 2004.
it was a Wednesday as well.
That was a Wednesday.
It was a Wednesday afternoon.
I think that little adjustment there in in the lion will help you as well.
I do as well I think that Loft set up that shaft.
You seemed to relate really well to that one that I just seemed a little bit too strong, maybe gone back to a slightly older shaft, the shaft that I was fitted for a little while ago.
Obviously, this is an updated version.
Slightly lighter five five grams, lighter than my shaft that I've just fitted into recently that worked well, it worked really well.
How was that 150 call it 154 ball speed, launched 10 and a half 2500 spin 253 for close to 280.
you'd, be you wouldn't be unhappy with that? First impressions of that it was like super stable, yeah? Okay, like not a lot going on down down the bottom you're, seeing like less shape how this line nicely 250, 283, sort of constant theme there.
We were walking away now, knowing that I've got that shaft made up already yeah I would say: I'll take this one yeah, and then it gives me the option down the line, because we know that that was fitted and it goes well yeah yeah.
However, this is this is obviously it's an old fitted shaft that I've had in the past, but I did hit well for a period of time, but I just didn't.
Have the stability in the head? I don't think feels very stable, I initially like the flight, it seems to be less movement in it.
Um I don't feel like you're gonna lose it left for some reason.
I, don't know, I think almost your bad shot's Gonna Be Right, which is completely alien to what you normally play hard to say.
It feels and I know it's only five grams difference between the 65 gram and the 60, but it does feel like it's just that little bit.
It's interesting, though way down there's a fraction, but the ball speed on average is down from where we have these.
Is it yeah? But when you look at carry it total, is it a good spot right, yeah, so I mean the one thing for me.
Looking at that and looking at your your sort of shot dispersion there again now we're seeing a few more right of that Target line.
I'd probably move some B1 back to A1.
Okay, don't we are dialing in aren't we we are dialing, but that's exactly where it fell as well.
I I, don't know it's because I'm getting used to the Head now, but that's exactly that's why it's going to spin up a little bit.
You've lost a fraction in your in your carry a few yards and then you're total, but I've hit Target 54.
yeah slightly shorter Target.
Let's hit it.
Okay, let's go with.
Let's just try the other one, then the one that um so we're going and this the ad range graphite design premium.
Ranger um there you go, that's where you go up a level in your charging, Point yeah, absolutely so! Normally.
If before we introduced premium in the um TSI range, they would have been a significant surcharge.
But having worked a lot closer with graphite design, we wanted to offer some extra shafts on top of that and so that we've been able to order a lot more of those in which obviously gives us the economy of scale to be able to offer them at a much reduced rate.
In terms of what we can get them for so graphite design, tour, ID, graphite design, you be up and Beyond up and Beyond.
Here we go and that's six so six in terms of so the weight close to 60 grams and stiff Flex uh.
This complements the the other two already shafts that we have the graphics.
You can see Stand Out nicely.
It's really uh, really appealing I! Think snazzy yeah, that's a good word, not sure it goes.
Your pink delay, though, to be fair, no I'm, not convinced, okay, it is up and it is up.
That's an interesting one.
Full speed, 155 260 through the air for 284 total this one's more expensive Dan.
So you can't have it come back to the other one? It was your idea.
It was your idea.
I only want to do the hair, hasn't it slight misfit foreign speed, because it was so high on the face I mean for me, so certainly between your current shaft, the Hazardous and this one here you know talking a little bit about feel from your side of things and then just and then just looking at the dispersion that that would be my kind of reference from its performance that one there you can see.
That's hazardous, which is again it's it's a it's a smaller as tight.
We can make that Circle again again.
That would UB that you're in right there there's there's not much to choose between them in terms of the dispersion, so we've actually done a lot more testing than I actually envisaged to and I've not been one to necessarily go down this upgrade in shafts, but it was worth a test today.
The the numbers are have been good.
They have absolutely I, think the performance we found in this combination of shaft and head and dialing in the head.
First of all, we've obviously narrowed it down to the tsr2 model.
Yeah the nine degree head and we have played around with different light settings, but then, with this shaft set up, so the graphite design, the UB or the up and Beyond, we actually saw a again in clubhead speed, yeah one mile an hour.
More importantly, we saw a gain in ball, speed up to 155 on average, which is fantastic, spin numbers in a really good place, and we actually saw the ball staying flying higher and staying in the air longer.
So increasing your carry increasing your total distance I mean up and Beyond.
That's exactly what we've been seeing.
Definitely yeah um, what a difference very good there you go like it very good, so a fantastic fitting at Woburn, going through all the different shafts.
Just having that conversation with Nick about how they're going to perform for me and it from my point of view, it's all about feel when it comes to fitting me into the right shaft.
It's all about how that club feels can I feel the club head as I'm swinging, that club down to the ball and how is that ball performing off the club face and then continuing on with its flight? Well, since we've been back here at church and I've hit some balls in the studio with three of those shafts to see what numbers I'm getting after my visit to Woburn and we're going to start off with the tent size shaft to get us going now remember.
This is the shaft that I was fitted into later on after the Hazardous in the TSI 3.
And if we look down there at ball, speed 152.8 on an average off the club face spinning it at an average of 2292 revs, so pretty much where I would be.
With my TSI 3 peaking out 36 yards high on an average carry of 270.
So some fantastic numbers for me personally from those numbers and what I would say is the numbers that we're seeing off quad are actually slightly different to what I was getting off trackman, which, if you've been on either of those machines.
You'll know that there are differences in in certainly their carry distances.
If we then move up to the Hazardous shaft, we've got 153.8 off the club face, which is just about one mile, an hour quicker off the face.
The spin numbers on that are 2285 revs, which is you know pretty much there or thereabouts the same as what I was getting out of the Tensai peaking out about the same average of 35 yards high and then two six, nine, so really nothing in it.
The only difference between the two of them is that 14.4 average off the face so launch angle off the face with the tent side compared to 13.7 so slightly lower out of that hazardous.
If we then move into the graphite design, the UB we're getting 154.9 off the face, so just getting out there just a little hotter off the face.
If we look at launch angles there 14.3 so basically the same as what I'm getting out of the tensei and then spin 2198 revs on an average peaking out, 35 yards high and then 275 average carry with that shaft.
Now again, the only thing difference there is obviously the ball.
Speed is slightly up in comparison there, but you can see with both well with all three shafts there that there's not a great deal in it, I'm getting pretty much the same spin I'm, getting pretty much the same, Peak Heights launches are just differing just slightly.
The tents are being closer to the the UB, the graphite design there and then just that little bit difference in ball speed and for me personally, looking at those numbers, I would say that I should now stick with the graphite design, certainly for the certainly at the beginning here for me personally, I'm looking to go for this winter I'm looking to try and get out and play just a little bit more I just want to lose a little bit of weight and then maybe gain a little bit more in muscle.
So I can get a little bit more clubhead speed out of my driver and certainly running right, the way through my bag, but for now I think because of the fitting process that we went through at Woburn and then the numbers that I'm getting back here at the studio I think the right thing to do is to stick with that graphite design.
However, knowing the comfort that I've got two other shafts there, that I'm super confident with that I know can work for my game anyway.
So I think the combination of that head with a little bit more spin out of it compared to possibly what I was getting at my its I3 and now the stability of those shafts.
Hopefully that should give me confidence moving forward with my driving I'd like to hear what you think about that video I'd like to hear what you thought about my experience at Woburn.
Just remember if you haven't seen that video that we put out before, which talked about my actual fitting into the tsr2, then make sure you head over and watch that don't forget if you are new to the channel and you like what you're seeing hit that subscribe button and we'll see you all again very soon.
At its core, the R in TSR stands for 'refined' as Titleist hasn't completely overhauled the technology and features we saw in the prior TSi generation, but has instead evolved them to make TSR faster, longer and straighter.How do I know what driver shaft is right for me? ›
The number one fact when you're going to select a shaft for you is how fast you hit the ball. In general, golfers with a fast swing should use a stiff shaft and slowed swings should use a regular flex shaft. To check your swing speed a shot tracking device will be the most accurate method.How do I know which Titleist driver to buy? ›
- TS1. Swing speed = 85 mph or less. ...
- TS2. Golfers who want explosive speed and forgiveness across the face. ...
- TS3. Golfers who want dynamic forgiveness with the ability to fine-tune their distance and CG settings. ...
- TS4. High-spin players = 3,000 RPM or more.
The TSR drivers will be available at retail Sept. 23 ($600).Is TSR2 or TSR3 better? ›
The three Titleist TSR Driver models cover the abilities, ages and performances of every golfer. The TSR2 and TSR4 models suit mid-to-low and high handicappers, but the TSR3 Driver appears to benefit the performance of better players.
The TSR2 driver will be the most forgiving driver of the four heads available. Titleist's new Multi-Plateau Variable Face Thickness design means a much bigger sweet spot on the face. Club players, higher handicappers, and anyone who doesn't always strike the centre of the clubface will suit the TSR2.What is the best driver shaft for 100 mph swing speed? ›
- Best for swing speeds under 80 mph: Accra TZ Series.
- Best for swing speeds 80-94 mph: Veylix Alpina Black 573.
- Best for swing speeds 95-105 mph: Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 60.
- Best for swing speeds 106 mph and above: Tensei 1K Pro White.
- Best in forgiveness: Fujikura Ventus TR.
S – S Shafts are stiff and accommodate only players with swing speeds between 95 and 110 mph. X – X denotes extra stiff shaft flex. It is for the fastest swing speeds – above 110 mph.Do I need a stiff or extra stiff shaft? ›
Who needs an extra stiff golf shaft? Golfers with a driver swing speed of more than 105 miles per hour will need to consider an extra stiff golf shaft. With this higher swing speed, players will enjoy more consistency and potentially great distance by putting the extra stiff golf shaft into play.What does TSi stand for in Titleist driver? ›
Not surprisingly, Titleist now looks to ride the wave of success brought by TS as they introduce the TSi (Titleist Speed Impact). The TSi2 and TSi3 drivers are now available, and I have had a chance to test them out in multiple fitting sessions to see what kinds of golfers can benefit from the new technology.
Final Thoughts. The Titleist TSR1 driver is an ideal choice for people just starting out in golf because of its light weight and easy launch. However, like the TSi1, the TSR1 doesn't have as much technological prowess as the other models in the TSR line. If you're looking for even more forgiveness, we suggest the TSR2.What does D3 mean on Titleist driver? ›
D3 driver is a lower cc smaller head, but deeper face. It will spin the ball a little less the ball will be more workable.What is the difference between TSR1 2 and 3? ›
TSR2 is a high-launch, low-spin “max” driver, balancing speed and stability. Mid-launch, mid-spin TSR3 is the more adjustable option in a tour-preferred shape. TSR4 is the low-launch, low-spin offering now featuring an adjustable weighting system.Is there a TSR1 driver? ›
The Titleist TSR1 driver is designed for golfers with moderate swing speed. This lightweight driver delivers strong ball speeds and impressive consistency. Wonderful sound and looks.What does TS stand for Titleist? ›
Welcome the TS2 and TS3 drivers and fairways. TS stands for Titleist Speed since these clubs are the result of the Titleist Speed Project (the internal nomenclature used during the creation of the clubs).How good would the tsr2 have been? ›
It had enormous range - especially if the conformal tanks had been fitted - and could maintain supersonic low-level speed for much longer than just about anything else.What driver does Justin Thomas use? ›
Thomas' driver is equipped with a Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 60TX shaft; the SureFit hosel was positioned in the D1 setting, which moves the stated loft down three-quarters-of-a-degree to 9.25. Reducing the loft on the head also opens up the face — a look Thomas prefers to see in the address position.When was TSR2 scrapped? ›
Initial reports indicated that the TSR2 was an outstanding technical success. However political opposition to the project led to it being cancelled from 6 April 1965.Where is the TSR2 now? ›
Only two incomplete prototypes, XR220 and XR222, escaped destruction and are now preserved at Cosford and Duxford aviation museums. This unique surviving 20ft long TSR2 cockpit section was specially built by the BAC at Weybridge in c1963 for thermal test work at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough.Who scrapped TSR2? ›
Within 6 months of coming into power in October 1964 a new Labour government had cancelled three major aircraft projects upon which the RAF of the 1970s was to be based. They were HS681, P1154 and TSR2, the Canberra replacement.
A general guideline is that a swing speed of about 95 to 110 is eligible for an S-Flex (stiff shaft). From 110 to 120+ you can consider using an X-Flex (extra stiff) shaft.What is the best driver shaft weight for 95 mph swing speed? ›
Swing Speed 95-105, Distance 211 - 250 yards
Fitting Tips: Typical shaft weights in 55 to 65 grams but some players with fast transitions may like a heavier 70+ gram shaft. If you think you are losing distance, try a lighter, 55 gram shaft or a counter balanced shaft, but make sure it plays stiff enough.
Stiffer shafts are not ideal for learners or for golfers with slower swing speeds. Stiff shafts are not forgiving and can frustrate recreational players and even experienced players with slower swing speeds. The stiffer the shaft, the more it requires you to do the work.What shafts does Rory McIlroy use? ›
What we found was a new shaft in his driver. McIlroy now has a Fujikura Ventus Blue TR 6 X shaft in his Stealth 2 driver. The change is intended to help him get more spin with his shortened 44-inch driver construction, he said.What is a fast swing speed with senior shaft? ›
Between 72 and 83 mph signifies you need to be hitting senior flex.Can shafts increase swing speed? ›
Using the right shaft can boost driver swing speed by 1 to 1.5 miles per hour—that equates to two to four more yards on a well-struck tee shot. Because most amateur tee shots are less than optimal, an increase in speed will result in much greater distance gains than achieved in robotic testing.How do I know if my shaft is too stiff? ›
If your club feels dead when you swing, it is likely the shaft is too stiff. With the appropriate flex, you can tell when the weight of the head has loaded the shaft. If your club feels like a steel rod, it is probably too stiff.What happens if your shaft is too flexible? ›
A golfer using a shaft that is too flexible may experience a ball flight that is too high, a ball that spins too much, or a shot pattern that has inconsistent dispersion.
Yes, a shaft that is too stiff can contribute to a slice. If you already hit a cut shot or slice to begin with, a stiffer shaft than you need will only create more swing issues. Not only will the ball go more left to right, it will lose distance too, even if you put a solid golf swing on it.What is the difference between TSi1 2 3 and 4? ›
WHAT IT DOES: Two of the four models cater to the extremes: the lightweight, slightly draw-biased TSi1 and the meaty, low-flying, ultra-low-spinning TSi4. The two middle models are for most of the market: those whose priority is forgiveness (TSi2) and those looking for playability and shotmaking (TSi3).
Here are some of the main differences between the Titleist TSI2 and TSR2 drivers: Design: TSI2 has a larger, more forgiving head while TSR2 has a smaller, more compact head. Performance: TSI2 is designed for maximum distance and forgiveness while TSR2 is designed for accuracy and control.What is the difference between Titleist TSI and TS? ›
The first difference is that the Titleist TSi drivers were released in 2020-2021, whereas the TS drivers were introduced in 2018-2019. In both debuts, the TS2/TSi2 and TS3/TSi3 drivers were released first, then the TS1/TSi1 and TS4/TSi4 drivers the following year.What is a high handicap in golf? ›
High handicap is considered to be 20 or above … scoring in the mid 90's and into the 100's . This is the largest category of golfers.How many degrees should my driver be? ›
Anywhere between 8.5-10° will usually suffice. If you have a mid swing speed of 95-104 mph, a driver loft of between 10-11.5° will normally be a good starting point.Should I drive in D or D3? ›
Under any normal driving conditions, like on freeways or highways, you should use the standard D gear. Using the D3 gear on the highway is not recommended or safe. Ideally, D3 should only be used for gaining uphill speeds during heavy traffic (stop-and-go situations).Is it better to drive in D or D3? ›
Under normal driving conditions, it is usually best to use the “D” gear selection rather than D3. D3 is not ideal for normal highway driving, as the engine will have a higher RPM at the lower gears and consume more fuel.What does C3 mean on Titleist driver? ›
75° upright lie. C3 = standard loft, . 75° upright lie. C4 = standard loft, . 75° flat lie.What is the difference between TS2 and 3? ›
TS drivers bring more speed to golfers through two distinct designs. The new TS2 lets golfers swing aggressively with maximum forgiveness across the face, while TS3 offers speed-tuned distance with dynamic forgiveness through SureFit CG.Did Tiger Woods ever use Titleist clubs? ›
Woods used the Titleist 975D in 2008 as well as Titleist forged blades and wedges.What does red number on Titleist mean? ›
You might have noticed that on some Titleist golf balls, the number below the brand name is either red or black. Red numbers on a Titleist ball mean it's a Pro V1X and black is used on pretty much every other ball that they make.
Titleist did what the name says, they give the golfer Advanced Performance. Check the price online here.What does Titleist TS stand for? ›
Welcome the TS2 and TS3 drivers and fairways. TS stands for Titleist Speed since these clubs are the result of the Titleist Speed Project (the internal nomenclature used during the creation of the clubs).What is the difference between Titleist TSi and TS? ›
The first difference is that the Titleist TSi drivers were released in 2020-2021, whereas the TS drivers were introduced in 2018-2019. In both debuts, the TS2/TSi2 and TS3/TSi3 drivers were released first, then the TS1/TSi1 and TS4/TSi4 drivers the following year.What does DT stand for Titleist? ›
In case you didn't know, DT stood for Durable Titleist.What does the TSi stand for in Titleist? ›
Not surprisingly, Titleist now looks to ride the wave of success brought by TS as they introduce the TSi (Titleist Speed Impact).When did Tiger Woods leave Titleist? ›
Woods had a brand and apparel deal with Nike from the time he turned professional in 1996 but used Titleist balls until 2000 and worked Nike clubs into the rest of his bag over a three-year period.Did Tiger Woods use Titleist? ›
Woods used the Titleist 975D in 2008 as well as Titleist forged blades and wedges.What does TX mean in golf? ›
The typical range of shaft flexes available on the market range as follows: TX (most stiff), X (extra stiff), S (stiff), R (regular), A (senior) and L (ladies, least stiff). Some companies use different denominations such as numbers or colors to denote flex, but golfers are most familiar with the letters listed above.Is TS2 easy to hit? ›
Yet, the TS2 was a revelation. Easier to strike and more symmetrical in shape, it suited my eye more and produced much better results than the TS3. The TS3 has a new shape with more offset and squarer toe, of which I wasn't a huge fan but I know many golfers will prefer this more iron-like shape.What does TS mean in golf? ›
Sep 08, 2021. Updated: Mar 20, 2023. SHOP TITLEIST DRIVERS. Titleist Golf has found great popularity in their Titleist Speed (TS) Series, which is why it's important we compare the Titleist drivers from that line.
The smaller head on the 917 D3 is ideal for better players who want to be able to work the ball. Launch Angle & Spin: The 917 D2 Driver was designed to fit golfers of a wide variety of skill levels, which is why both the launch angle and spin rate are both higher than the 917 D3.What does FTT mean in golf? ›
Face to path is the difference between the face angle and the club path. For a right-handed golfer, a negative face to path would represent a face angle that is “closed” to the path and a positive face to path would represent a face angle that is “open” to the path.What does DCI mean on Titleist irons? ›
DCI Irons. Released in 1990, the DCI (Direct Central Impact) irons were the flagship irons of the Titleist range for over ten years which shows their undeniable popularity.Is TSI and TSi2 the same? ›
The TSIA2 will differ from the TSIA by having reading and writing combined into one section which will be called the English Language Arts Reading (ELAR) section. There will still be a Mathematics section for the exam.What is the difference between TSI and Turbo? ›
The TSI engine range is a direct evolution of the older TFSI (Turbo Fuel Stratified Injection) engines. Both are turbocharged but the newer TSI engines feature reliability improvements, including a switch to a timing chain from a cam belt.