ClubTest Proving Ground: Can Titleist’s TSR top the uber-successful TSi?

Titleist’s TSR3 is one of four models in the initial club launch.

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Per year TSi was always getting a tall task due to Titleist’s R& D office. The shift from 6-4 Titanium to an ATI 425 face construction proved to be an overall total game-changer for Titleist keep you motivated ascended to the top of the participant pecking order on the PGA Tour. Ball speeds were noticeably faster as a whole; many players also mentioned to an uptick in heel-toe forgiveness as the primary cause for the switch.

With a two-year product walkway to come up with a replacement, R& Ve had went to work designing the follow-up to arguably the most talked-about Titleist driver since the 975. Further complicating matters to find R& D was the testimonials coming from Tour: Don’t pain this up.

I’ll be the first towards admit I felt the same exact way as the Tour pros. As i made a recent trip to Titleist Performance Institute during Oceanside, California, I divulged to anyone who would listen i always didn’t think TSR would probably top the TSi I’d been using. The TSi was a low-spin machine that mannufacture ample ball speed on top of that enough heel-toe forgiveness to continue to keep it on the map.

What I quickly learned is that TSR provided me that includes something I didn’t are familiar with I needed: More spin. With Titleist fitter Joey  Saewitz lending a hand, I quickly realized I’d been living on the razor’s edge when it came to launch and in addition spin with my TSi. I was having lots of wonderful hitting bombs that done 300 yards, but the ” spin ” numbers weren’t sustainable.

Take a look at a small structure size of some drives My own hit with my TSi. What stands out? My general miss is a snap-hook, indeed I’ll do whatever it takes to avoid the right side (since We will a lefty) of the fairway. I’m going both is frequently with a spin rate which is able to get downright scary now and again. Yes, it’s fun and fly one almost 500 yards, but look at that rotate rate. It’s impossible to make sure you rely on 15/1, 558.

Some recent numbers concerning my Titleist TSi airport taxi driver.


One of the big takeaways on TSR from a newly released chat on GOLF’s Fully Equipped podcast with Titleist Tour rep J. T. Van Wezenbeeck was the have no need for players were seeing an way more 1-2 mph ball quickness with TSR, but what surprised guys like Justin Thomas the most were the more difficult spin rates on mishits.

“The top spins aren’t nearly equally high and the low moves aren’t nearly as low, ” Van Wezenbeeck told me. “It’s more manageable for players like JT when they pay no attention to it. ”

This is exactly what I saw with TSR. Working with Joey his witchcraft, I went from a 9-degree TSi3 head into a 10-degree TSR3 that suddenly held my spin rates problem much more manageable range, surprisingly on off-center hits. Balls speeds were nearly a similar, and I know if I be able to get my launch down — I’ve always been a high ball ornament hitter — it’s a rather-simple turn of a wrench or simply a more tip-stiff driver canal. And just like that, I have maximum bombs with sustainable change rates at my disposal.

My testing numbers with Titleist’s TSR3 driver.


Not only did I definitely see more consistent spin discount rates, but TSR3 also aided the eliminate the right side extensively, which actually made me fire up swinging more confidently during my routine. That feeling has regular during recent sessions utilizing the driver.

Look for a testing video below info insights from my rider testing session, along with a fairway wood session where My partner and i finally landed a 5-wood. Yes, I said 5-wood. Maybe I’m no longer a huge card-carrying member of Team Absolutely no Fairway Wood.

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