When it came to designing their latest fairway woods Titleist had a few things they wanted to zone in on. Flight, Feel, Form and Forgiveness.
Titleist TSR fairway woods: The Technology
The shaping of the new woods is very player informed. Not only do Titleist have a large pool of tour staff to learn from they also use feedback from all the club golfers they see in fittings throughout the season.
The flight was a hugely important area for Titleist to improve. After all, most club golfers struggle to flight a 3-wood properly and miss out on vital yardage by not getting enough height on their fairway wood shots.
Moving the centre of gravity was vital to making these woods easier to launch; each model has a slightly different CG to give each model different ball flight characteristics. The TSR2 has more weight lower, giving it the lowest CG in the range, making it the easiest to hit high.
On the other hand, the TSR3 is designed to launch slightly lower for players who want a more penetrating ball flight.
Repositioning the CG required Titleist to analyse all areas of the club to see where weight could be saved and moved into more optimal areas. This led to the development of Open Hosel Construction. This allowed excess weight, previously high and in the heel, to be moved lower and nearer the club face for more optimal launch and forgiveness.
Titleist TSR fairway woods: The Line-Up
The Titleist TSR fairway woods range features three unique models, the TSR2, TSR2+ and TSR3. Each fairway wood has distinct performance options which suit different types of golfers.
Looks. All these fairways have that classic black gloss styling. This sits in the middle of the range with a mid-size profile.
Main attributes. The lowest ever CG in an all-steel construction to create speed and launch without excessive spin
Who is it for? Golfers who want maximum forgiveness, speed and also help to launch the ball higher.
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Looks. The largest wood in this range also has a taller face to give you more confidence hitting this off the tee.
Main attributes. Designed to be a long, forgiving, tee-biased 3-wood. This is the most forgiving club head in this range.
Who is it for? A new tour requested model. It is for players who want an alternative to driver off the tee while still being playable off the deck.
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Looks. The smallest model in the range with a compact head designed for precision.
Main attributes. The sole features a five-position adjustable CG track system to fine-tune performance. This is the lowest spinning fairway wood in the range.
Who is it for? The better play who wants more precision and workability and who can have the club dialled into their shot shape preference.
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Titleist TSR fairway woods: On Tour
Titleist has seen one of their most successful tour seeding and validation processes for this launch. Before these clubs even hit the market 60 PGA Tour players have put them in play.
Will Zalatoris had the new TSR2+ model in play for his first career PGA Tour win at the FedEx St. Jude Championship.
“This is an absolute rocket,” Zalatoris said. “I love this thing. It’s the best 3-wood I’ve ever had. It’s pretty cool to be able to have something besides driver that I can hit off the tee and basically hit it as far as I want. And then if I need to hit it high and soft into greens, I can do that as well.”
Titleist TSR fairway woods: The Details
Available: 23rd September (Custom fittings and pre-order now)
RRP: £289 or £459 with premium shaft
TSR2 15.0°, 16.5°, 18.0°, 21.0°
TSR3 13.0°, 15.0°, 16.5°, 18.0°
TSR2 15.0°, 16.5°, 18.0°
TSR3 15.0°, 16.5°
Titleist featured shafts: Hzrdus Red CB, Tensei AV Blue with XLink Tech, Hzrdus Black, Tensei 1K Black
Premium shafts: Graphite Design Tour AD UB, Tour AD DI, Tour AD IZ
More information: Titleist website