TS…The Speediest Clubs on Tour?

TS…What does it mean?  As Chaz Michael Michaels would say, “No one knows what it means…its provocative.”  Well after a quick google search I found out it stands for Tour Speed, which is a fitting name for Titleist’s newest line of woods.  Last fall, Titleist released its latest and greatest product, the TS2 and TS3.

I was due for an upgrade (my own opinion, not shared by others) so I went to the PGA TOUR performance center at TPC Sawgrass-no big deal-to get fitted for my new driver and 3-wood.  I went in thinking I would leave with a TaylorMade or Callaway wood.  As it turns out, I never even put either of those in my hand during the fitting.

The TS2 is designed to be a more forgiving club with a CG that is back on the club-face and a head shape designed to lower the dispersion of off-center hits.  The TS3 is more of a workable club, a smaller head shape and a CG closer to the club-face to help a lower-handicap player maneuver around the course.

These clubs are H-O-T.  The face is so thin that the grooves are lasered in.  That thin face makes the ball jump off the face.  My ball speed went up about 10 mph and I gained about 20 yards on my 3-wood and Drives.  I went with the TS2 3-wood and the TS3 Driver and I haven’t looked back.

Although Titleist has never been known for owning the Driver market, the TS line may propel them into a top player in the game.