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.