Review: Titleist TS2 and TS3 drivers

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Titleist say their new TS2 and TS3 driver are their fastest and longest yet. Equipment editor James Savage has been testing them to find out if the claim stacks up

Titleist TS drivers review: The results

Let’s start with my fitting which took place at Woburn with Titleist product specialist James Robinson.

Seeing as my misses, strike patterns and shot shapes were quite irregular we went with the T2 driver.

We tested the TS3 but didn’t feel like we needed to move the weight to compensate for a common miss or dial in a particular shape.

We settled on the new Project X Smoke shaft which was promoting a strong, low-spinning flight.

Titleist TS drivers review

Without looking at the Trackman numbers, I could tell the ball speed and distance was really good. It just felt and sounded really quick off the face.

The launch monitor numbers backed this up. After I was properly loose and warm, we hit some shots with my current Ping G400 Max driver and the TaylorMade M4.

The TS2 was just edging ahead of them for ball speed and distance. I left feeling very excited.

I have now played a few rounds with the Titleist TS2 driver and the jury is still out as to whether it is going to replace my Ping G400 Max.

I feel like the TS2 is giving me a bit more distance and a more penetrating ball flight.

But I know from using it a lot this year that the Ping G400 Max is super-forgiving and reliable.

When I’m swinging it well, I fell like the TS2 is going to help me fulfil my potential off the tee. The G400 Max seems to allow me to have a bit of an off day and still get away with it.

As I said, the jury is still out at the moment.

Titleist TS drivers review: NCG verdict

So has the Titleist Speed (TS) Project been successful? Well, I’ve never seen the brand so confident about performance.

Previously, they would have shied away from direct comparisons with competitor products as their strength was in the custom-fitting process.

They haven’t lost that fitting ethos but when you pick up a TS driver, it’s super-fast and long from the first hit and will only get better once fully dialled in.

Titleist TS drivers details

Available: Fittings from September 6, in-store September 28

Lofts: 8.5°, 9.5°, 10.5°, 11.5° (TS2 only)

Shafts: Kuro Kage Black Dual Core 50 (High launch and moderate spin),

Tensei AV Series Blue 55 (Mid launch and spin),

Hzrdus Smoke Black 60 (Low/mid launch and spin)

Even Flow T1100 White 65 (Low launch and spin)

SRP: £499

More information can be found on the Titleist website

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