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  1. TESTERS ANNOUNCED - New 2021 T-Series Irons! Congrats to our newest testers! @ncwoz - T100 @ChiefMikeOfficer - T100S @juspoole - T100S @MDGolfHacker - T200 @GolfSpy_THV - T200 @Nolan220 - T300 Special Guest Reviewer! @Nunfa0who is bringing his own set to the review process. New for 2021, the Titleist T-series Irons, already the most used iron series on the PGA tour, have been reworked and improved to deliver the max performance for your game! You will get a full set of custom clubs setup for your game and you get to KEEP THEM! We need your honest feedback about their performance for the "everyman" and are looking for 5 dedicated testers to try out the T100, T100S, T200, and T300 clubs. Curious what all the hype is about? Check the out the recent article from Tony over at the blog to learn more and figure out which iron might be the best for you: https://mygolfspy.com/titleist-t-series-irons-and-u505-utility-iron/ *note: this test does not include the new U505's. Specifics: 5 Testers Needed RH & LH welcome US only Fitting Recommended - but be fast! Hit that signup button above to enter for your chance to be selected as a tester!
  2. 1 dozen New, never played, no logos or marks, Left Dash Pro V1x. Just decided I'm not going to play them, so someone else can have them. $60 shipped Conus. PayPal accepted. Nothing I need so, no trades. At this price, I'm just covering cost +tax + shipping. Please don't ask for more. PM me if interested.
  3. TITLEIST INTRODUCES NEXT GENERATION T-SERIES IRONS New Material and Processes Power Advanced Precision, Exacting Performance and Unrivaled Feel CARLSBAD, Calif. (July 29, 2021) - Revolutionary changes in the evolution of the Titleist T-Series advances the company’s mission of producing the world’s best irons. Titleist has been the most played iron on the PGA Tour for 16 of the last 17 years, including each of the last seven seasons. Not only is Titleist on pace to extend its favored status on the PGA Tour, the T100 continues to be most played iron model by the world’s best since its tour introduction at the 2019 U.S. Open. The new T-Series iron family features new materials, processes and refinements that power exacting precision, performance and unmatched feel. The new T-Series irons includes four models – T100, T100•S, T200 and T300 – which will be available for fittings starting today and available in golf shops globally beginning August 26. “The new T-Series irons represent another step forward in Titleist iron design and technology,” said Josh Talge, Vice President, Titleist Golf Club Marketing. “With these new irons, across the board, every detail matters. They provide the best precision and performance in their respective iron category with stunning aesthetics and feel. Golfers don’t buy an iron ‘line’, they want specialization, and that’s what each of these models offer.” “T-Series irons are designed to provide precise control for any player who wants to score lower,” said Marni Ines, Director, Titleist Irons Development, Golf Club R&D. “From form to feel to function, every aspect of these irons is crafted towards the golfer being consistent from their first shot to their last throughout every round. Whether it is the T100, T100•S, T200 or T300, every iron is individually engineered to help the golfer deliver a strike where they can see and feel pure performance.” T100 | THE MODERN TOUR IRON For the better player who is looking for Precision Control and Unrivaled Feel The refinements found in the new T100 model are the product of continuous feedback from some of the best iron players in the game, including Jordan Spieth, Will Zalatoris, Sungjae Im, Cameron Smith, Garrick Higgo and Jessica Korda, among many others. It is the most played iron model on the PGA Tour for a reason – and with tour-validated improvements - now has even more reasons to stay on top. A ‘player’s iron,’ the new T100 offers more precise flighting and control, fully forged feel, a more versatile sole design, and plays like the commanding and consistent field favorite it is on tour. The T100 irons are designed with a new Tour-preferred brushed chrome finish. T100 | PERFORMANCE AND TECHNOLOGY New Tour-Designed Sole: By working with select tour professionals and in collaboration with the Vokey Design wedge team, Titleist engineers developed a new variable bounce design - less bounce in the heel and more bounce in the toe - that provides better turf interaction and improved feel. The design has been overwhelmingly validated by some of the world’s best ball strikers. Better Tungsten for Better Balance: Utilizing a denser version of tungsten (D18) weights in the heel and toe of the 3-7 irons for greater mass efficiency, and a brazing process used in aerospace construction, Titleist engineers were able to eliminate weld points and be even more precise with CG placement and produce high MOI in a ‘player’s iron.’ Refined for Greater Consistency: The new T100 face features a continuous cradle construction that creates a seamless striking surface and more uniform leading edge. A proven, fully forged, dual cavity supports the face construction. The 3 through 7-iron faces were redesigned to impart slightly more spin for improved shot-shaping and increased control. The 8-W are forged with one-piece 1025 carbon steel. QUOTING MARNI INES: “What sets these irons apart from the competition is the precision and feel they provide the golfer. Irons are scoring clubs and it is important to the T100 player to hit their number and hit it more consistently. With that as a priority, we took the best performing iron in the game and made it better by adding high density tungsten, which is the engine of our iron designs. It allows us to put the CG where it needs to be, provides stability and builds up MOI. The way this new T100 is engineered also allows us to keep that blade-like profile these golfers desire which is so important for confidence when looking down at their club.” T100 COMPONENTS AND SPECIFICATIONS T100 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 P W Loft 21 24 27 30 34 38 42 46 50 Lie 61 61.5 62 62.5 63 63.5 64 64 64 Offset 3.4 3.1 2.8 2.6 2.3 2.0 1.8 1.5 1.3 Length 39.00” 38.50” 38.00” 37.50” 37.00” 36.50” 36.00” 35.75” 35.50” STEEL FEATURED SHAFT: True Temper AMT Tour White Ascending Mass Technology: 3g per club (106-130g) Low launch, low spin GRAPHITE FEATURED SHAFT: MCA Tensei White AM2 Ascending Mass Technology: 2g per club (94-108g) Low launch, low spin GRIP: Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360 with white paint fill and black flat cap PRICING: $186 MAP/club and $1,299 MAP/7-piece set (Steel) T100•S | THE FASTER TOUR IRON For the player who wants the exact look and feel of a Tour iron, but wants to hit it farther The T100•S now boasts an even closer connection to everything the world’s best players prefer in the T100 – only more. Featuring a fully forged feel, Tour-shaping, a more versatile sole design, and precise flighting – the new T100s is engineered with 2* stronger lofts and a new Muscle Channel that produces enhanced ball speed and launch while preserving precise touch, control and stopping power. It’s the Faster Tour iron. T100•S | PERFORMANCE AND TECHNOLOGY Same Tour Shape. Only Faster: The new T100•S head dimensions exactly match the specs of the T100, with the exception of being engineered – not bent – 2* stronger. The T100•S features the same fully forged face, backed by an innovative Muscle Channel that adds both speed and launch. At impact, the T100s feels amazingly similar to the T100 with the only difference being added distance. Better Tungsten for Better Performance: Utilizing denser D18 tungsten weights and a brazing process used in aerospace construction, the T100•S irons feature the same precise CG calibration as T100. Weight savings from the Muscle Channel are shifted to produce even lower CG and higher launch, resulting in outstanding MOI and increased ball speed from a solid, fully forged design. Refined for Greater Consistency: Like the T100, the new T100•S face features a continuous cradle construction that creates a seamless striking surface and more uniform leading edge. This small, but impactful shift, separates the precision of Titleist irons production from the competition. A proven, fully forged, dual cavity supports the face construction. The 3 through 7-iron faces were redesigned to impart slightly more spin for improved shot-shaping and increased control. The 8-W are forged with one-piece 1025 carbon steel. QUOTING MARNI INES: “The uniqueness of the T100•S comes from the fact that we engineered the 2* stronger loft into the iron rather than just bend them. The reason for this is to keep the integrity of the sole and optimize its performance through the turf. That would be lost by simply bending a T100. In addition, the ‘S’ represents ‘speed’ and the new Muscle Channel delivers it through the long and mid irons by providing longer distance, tighter dispersion and higher angle of descent for greater consistency and scoring opportunities. It has the same look and feel of the T100 but longer flight for those who want it.” T100•S COMPONENTS AND SPECIFICATIONS T100•S 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 P W Loft 19 22 25 28 32 36 40 44 48 Lie 61 61.5 62 62.5 63 63.5 64 64 64 Offset 3.4 3.1 2.8 2.6 2.3 2.0 1.8 1.5 1.3 Length 39.00” 38.50” 38.00” 37.50” 37.00” 36.50” 36.00” 35.75” 35.50” STEEL FEATURED SHAFT: Project X LZ Loading Zone Technology: Allows the player to load the shaft more for increased energy transfer while also getting a unique feel Low launch, low spin GRAPHITE FEATURED SHAFT: MCA Tensei White AM2 Ascending Mass Technology: 2g per club (94-108g) Low launch, low spin GRIP: Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360 with white paint fill and black flat cap PRICING: $186 MAP/club and $1,299 MAP/7-piece set (Steel) T200 | THE TOUR’S DISTANCE IRON For the player who wants distance help, without sacrificing looks, forged feel, trajectory or stopping power The T200 iron evolution represents the biggest shift within the T-Series family. With 10 different patents utilized in the new T200, it is Titleist’s most advanced iron ever. Titleist Golf Club Research and Development took all the best of the previous generation T200, then streamlined the Max Impact technology, utilized denser tungsten weighting, and updated the shape with reduced offset, a thinner topline and shorter blade profile. The result is a sleek look with stunning distance. Every element of the multi-material construction is engineered to create maximum speed with Tour-validated feel and distance control. T200 | PERFORMANCE & TECHNOLOGY Power Packed Design: Every component of the multi-material hollow body construction contributes to the long, consistent distance of the T200. The improved Max Impact Technology (Max Impact 2.0) now includes a core support design and an enhanced high resilience polymer core that improves both off-center speed and mass efficiency at impact across a forged, high COR SUP-10 L-Face Insert. Multi-Material Body: An engineered muscle plate contributes to precision sound tuning and saves weight which is optimized in the new, streamlined 17-4 chassis. A shorter blade length, less offset (same as T100), narrower topline and thinner sole, provides a tour-inspired look and feel while delivering maximum speed and distance. Better Tungsten for Better Progression: Utilizing denser D18 tungsten weights in the 3-7 irons for greater mass efficiency, and a brazing process used in aerospace construction, Titleist engineers were able to position the CG more precisely for maximum benefit in every club – from fast, forgiving, high launching long and mid irons to accurate, precise short irons. QUOTING MARNI INES: “Many golfers want the benefit of advanced technology in an iron – and the T200 is our most advanced iron yet - but they don’t necessarily want to see it. All of that ‘Max Impact’ technology - and more - is now ‘under the hood’ in the new T200, so it looks and feels like a Tour-played iron but has the game improvement qualities preferred or required by this golfer. With the evolution of Max Impact, we were able to include an Engineered Muscle Plate that allowed us to free up weight and add lightweight polymer and over 100g of high-density tungsten to the design. The result was extremely high MOI properties at Tour inspired blade lengths which allows the iron face to return more energy to the golf ball on off center shots and produce tighter dispersion and more consistent distance.” T200 COMPONENTS AND SPECIFICATIONS T200 4 5 6 7 8 9 P W Loft 22 25 28 31 35 39 43 48 Lie 61.5 62 62.5 63 63.5 64 64 64 Offset 3.1 2.8 2.6 2.3 2.0 1.8 1.5 1.3 Length 38.50” 38.00” 37.50” 37.00” 36.50” 36.00” 35.75” 35.50” STEEL FEATURED SHAFT: True Temper AMT Black Ascending Mass Technology: 3g per club (95-116g) Mid launch, mid spin GRAPHITE FEATURED SHAFT: MCA Tensei Blue AM2 Ascending Mass Technology: 2g per club (74-88g) Mid launch, mid spin GRIP: Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360 with white paint fill and black flat cap PRICING: $186 MAP/club and $1,299 MAP/7-piece set (Steel) T300 | THE ULTIMATE GAME IMPROVEMENT IRON For the player who wants high launch, long distance, and forgiveness they can count on The player’s game improvement iron, the new T300 continues to be powered by updated Max Impact technology that maximizes speed across a new variable face thickness (VFT) design. The extremely forgiving mid-sized, fast, cavity-back design includes a 40 percent increase in tungsten that improves CG placement for optimal launch, spin and high MOI. The size and shape of the T300 is designed to provide confidence, while a new chrome plated finish provides a premium look. T300 | PERFORMANCE & TECHNOLOGY Muscle Under the Hood: Locked behind the T300 badge lies a hidden power source - Max Impact 2.0. A Cantilever Core Support Structure features a new high resilience polymer core, delivering maximum speed and distance control. Better Tungsten for Better Performance: The high-density tungsten (D18) weights are utilized in the heel and toe of the 4-7 irons for greater mass efficiency. In addition, Titleist engineers were able to add 40 percent more tungsten than was in the previous generation T300 through a brazing process applied from aerospace construction usually reserved for Tour-played irons. This contributes to a solid-feeling, advanced design that produces the optimal balance of launch, distance and forgiveness. Thinner Where it Counts: The T300 now employs a High COR Variable Face Design that is thinner towards the heel in the long and mid irons to improve performance at what is traditionally one of the least effective strike points. QUOTING JOSH TALGE: “The T300 is the ultimate Titleist game improvement iron. It is for the golfer who wants high launch, long distance and forgiveness, and wants to see the technology they are using. This model utilizes the Max Impact 2.0 technology which is featured in a sleek, clean package at address for which Titleist irons are known. The design team retained the offset, shape and size, but was able to add 40 percent more tungsten to this iron, precisely lower the CG and meet the performance needs of this golfer.” T300 COMPONENTS AND SPECIFICATIONS T300 4 5 6 7 8 9 P W48 W53 Loft 20 23 26 29 33 38 43 48 53 Lie 61.5 62 62.5 63 63.5 64 64 64 64 Offset 5.4 4.7 4.2 3.7 3.2 2.7 2.2 1.9 1.9 Length 38.50 38.00 37.50 37.00 36.50 36.00 35.75 35.50 35.50 STEEL FEATURED SHAFT: True Temper AMT Red Ascending Mass Technology: 3g per club (95-107g) High launch, high spin GRAPHITE FEATURED SHAFT: MCA Tensei Red AM2 Ascending Mass Technology: 2g per club (54-68g) High launch, high spin GRIP: Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360 with white paint fill and black flat cap PRICING: $143 MAP/club and $999 MAP/7-piece set (Steel) T-SERIES ON TOUR: Many of the world’s best players – including Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Cam Smith, Garrick Higgo and Jessica Korda – have added new T-Series irons to their bags since the new models debuted on tour in late June: • Jordan Spieth put a full set of new T100’s (4-9) immediately in play at the Open Championship, his first start after the new models were introduced on tour. He promptly opened with a 5-under par 65 en route to four consecutive rounds in the 60’s and a runner-up finish. Quoting Spieth: “The sole just glides through the ground so nicely. With the added bounce off the toe and the reduced bounce in the heel similar to the wedges that we have on those grinds, it just allows for some consistency when you get a little bit off. The idea that you can be on uneven lies and have it kind of make up for that, and then if you get in the rough and have it not drag as much, but instead slide through just as easily, that’s where we see the improvement in these irons.” “I don’t understand why you’d play any other iron to be honest. I joke around, ‘I’m not good enough to play the blades,’ but in reality, I think we’re just being smarter. I think we’re just like, ‘Oh, we can actually hit every shot that a blade can hit.’ But that chance that we mishit them – which we’re going to mishit a few shots in a round, even in a great round, the idea that it does carry that bunker and you make birdie on a hole where someone has to get up and down for par – I mean, it could be the difference in a tournament.” • Spieth, Justin Thomas, Charley Hoffman, Garrick Higgo, Adam Scott and Bernd Wiesberger were among several players who also added new T200 2-irons to their bag at Royal St. George’s. • Jessica Korda was one of the first players to hit final T-Series prototypes during a trip to the Titleist Performance Institute in early 2021. She put her new T200 4-iron and T100 (5-9) irons right in the bag at the LPGA’s Marathon Classic. Quoting Jessica Korda: “They’re just really pure. It’s like I’m hitting blades, but you’re not. I loved how solid they felt. The height on them is incredible. It’s exactly what I’m looking for, especially in the longer irons. “The consistency is what I look for. Because when I’m standing over the ball and I need this thing to travel a number that I have in my head, and I can rely on that and just be like, just make a good swing, it takes so much of the guesswork out of it and it makes you commit to the shot more. I don't change often. It has to beat what I have, and this is really nice. To be even better, to help me hold greens like I need to with the longer irons, especially going into par fives, it's really, really nice.” T-SERIES FITTINGS: Titleist believes in a holistic approach to its irons which includes three key dimensions: Distance, Dispersion and Angle of Descent. Every T-Series iron is designed for maximum performance in these the (3) areas. An authorized Titleist fitter will help the golfer find the combination of T-Series models to unlock their ability to hit the golf ball longer and closer to the pin. Golfers can find a Titleist fitting location beginning today by visiting www.titleist.com
  4. Recently purchased some 5A Titleist balls on Ebay. Ordered 48 yellow AVX, every ball looked like they were fresh from package, no player marks, not even the slightest nick or scuff. Every Ball had the same number. When i questioned the vendor he said if I was nervous I could return the balls. Wwhich I did . Bought some of the new Yellow Prov 1X from another vendor. Again every ball looked just like brand new, No player marks or any evidence that had ever been hit. Cut one open and tweeted image it to #finditcutit and also to @titleist. Both vendors claim THEY do not repaint or rebrand either of these orders. It is my suspicion that they are buying new yellow unbranded balls and having the Titleist logo and info applied. Both vendors have over 1000 positive feedback. I have emailed Titleist with the vendor info for them to investigate. Bud
  5. PGA TOUR | Fortinet Championship: Titleist Brand Ambassador Max Homa – playing a Pro V1 golf ball and 14 Titleist clubs, including a TSi3 driver and TSi2 fairway metals, Vokey Design SM8 wedges and Scotty Cameron Phantom X 11.5 putter – claimed the first victory of the 2021-22 PGA TOUR season. He played his final 28 holes in 14 under, making birdies on Nos. 16 and 17 Sunday to win by one shot. Homa closed with his second-consecutive 7-under 65, tying for the best round of the day, highlighted by a hole-out eagle from 94 yards on the par-4 12th. … He finished the week second in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green (+10.54), sixth in SG: Off the Tee (+3.45), 12th in SG: Approach (+4.35), and 14th in SG: Putting (+4.17). He was second in putts per green in regulation (1.58). … Homa led a 1-2-3 finish for Titleist golf ball players. Both the runner-up and TOUR rookie Mito Pereira, who finished third, also played Pro V1. Titleist golf ball players have now won the last seven events on the PGA TOUR. • WHAT’S IN MAX HOMA’S BAG? Titleist Pro V1 golf ball TSi3 9.0 driver | Alidla Rogue Black 130 MSI 60 TX TSi2 15.0 fairway | Alidla Rogue Black 130 MSI 80 TX TSi2 21.0 fairway | Graphite Design Tour AD XC 9 TX 620 MB 4-9 irons | KBS TOUR $-Taper 130 X Vokey Design SM8 46.10F, 50.12F, 56.14F, 60.04L wedges | KBS TOUR $-Taper 130 X (46), KBS Hi Rev 2.0 125 S (50, 56, 60) Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 tour prototype putter
  6. I did a fitting in March 2021 and got fit into Titleist T200 irons. I had previously been playing Titleist DCI 762 irons, so these were a massive upgrade. I received the irons in April and have played about 20 rounds since with them. The T200s are fantastic and work so well for me. My only complaint was that the 8-PW are different from the rest of the set. Starting at the 7 iron and into the long irons, the T200 has the Max Impact technology. The 8-PW have no Max Impact and I believe are simply hollow-bodied irons comparable to a Ping i500--please someone correct me if I am wrong. The feeling from the short irons is very dull, and every shot felt the same whether struck thin, solid, off the toe, or on the heel. After many rounds and range sessions, I was seeking an improved feel in these short irons. I did a lot of research about the best feeling clubs. Miura irons are known as the best in class for feel. So, long story short, I pulled the trigger on the Miura CB-301 in 7-PW. I ordered the Miuras strong to match lofts with the T200 and ensure my gapping remained the same. I just received the Miuras and played 2 rounds with them, so I felt I had compiled enough data for a comparison of the two. In terms of looks and size, the two are very similar in sole width and blade length from heel to toe. The main differences are the T200 is slightly shorter from heel to toe, is maybe a bit smaller with a shorter face, and the T200 are significantly lighter than the Miura. The Miura has a pre-worn leading edge and other grinding on the sole, but otherwise is just a forged cavity back with fairly strong lofts and no discernable technology. After all the comparisons in looks and weight, I finally decided it was time to give the fine pieces of metal a swing. The "hype" around Miura and their "legendary" feel is certainly warranted. These have that exact "soft" and "buttery" feeling you expect when you are getting a forged iron. Even the 2-piece range balls felt great. As a former baseball player, the best I can describe the feeling of hitting the Miura is like a hitting a high quality wood bad. You definitely get the feedback of mishits, but good shots feel like you are swinging the club and not even realizing you hit the ball aside from a gentle "thud" sound and little smooth vibration through the club as the ball melts into the sweetspot then rockets off at your target. I get it is not entirely apples-to-apples to compare a fully forged Miura to a technology-packed players' distance iron like the T200, so I also hit the Miura PW against my Mizuno T20 wedges. As Mizuno's saying goes "nothing feels like a Mizuno," so I also put that to the test. The T20 are fantastic feeling wedges and were the best feeling wedges I had tested during my fitting for the variety of wedge shots. However, compared to the Miura, the T20 felt a bit firmer. Where the ball felt like it melted into the Miura, the ball felt like it did not quite get into the face as much. I would put the feelings on a spectrum. The T200 are softer than the DCI 762, the T20 wedges are softer than the T200 irons, and the Miura are softer than the T20 wedges. Aside from being in love with the feeling, I also wanted to really see the performance differences between the Miuras and the T200s. My range recently installed TopTracer which measures distance, land angle, curve, ball speed, height, launch angle, and hang time. I am not sure how accurate it is compared to a launch monitor, but I am sure it provided a fair enough representation of the differences in the clubs. Side by side comparisons My observations of the data are that the Miura is equally as long or longer than the T200 in the 8-PW, but the Miura also went higher with a steeper landing angle. In terms of the 7 irons where the technology ramps up in the T200, the Miura was not significantly shorter in distance. In fact, I seem to think consistently hitting the Miuras around a comparable number is better than occasionally hitting a T200 over 165, but then also having the potential of only hitting it 150. I don't have a launch monitor to truly verify my findings, but despite a lack of technology within, I found the Miura to be comparable in distance and ball speed while feeling significantly better. Overall, I do think it comes down to preferences while also maximizing performance, which shows the benefits of fitting. I prefer a softer and more responsive feel in my short irons, and I found the best feeling clubs that also maintained the distances I got from my T200s. I am a very happy customer, and I will be hard pressed to find clubs that feel as good as my Miuras.
  7. For Sale is a lightly used 1 season old RH club, this Titleist U500 utility/driving iron/hybrid long iron, with upgraded KBS $-Taper 130 X shaft and a new MCC Plus 4 standard grip with Custom white paint fill. PRICED TO MOVE! Price: $195 >>> $300 + msrp new <<<< Specs: U500 2 iron Grip- MCC plus 4 standard (red) Loft- 17˚ (standard) Lie: 59˚ (standard) Length: 39.75" (standard) Shaft type: KBS $-Taper (more details on this shaft below) Flex: X-Stiff Ordered directly from manufacturer, US shipping only, no trades, PM for more details or questions Shaft (From manufacturer) : "TOUR FEEL. MONEY PERFORMANCE. KBS Tour $-Taper provides superior feel while maintaining shot workability and tight dispersion for players seeking the ultimate tour shaft with Mid trajectory and Low Spin performance"
  8. Hi. High handicap still beginner here. I've been playing for about a year. Based in Singapore where it's pretty complicated to have access to "proper" courses. I've still managed to play about once or twice a week on 9 holes executive courses in the recent months. I was originally playing with an old second hand a set with a yes putter + marumam D W4 H4 5-SW (no P or GW) irons + a bag for 35 sgd total. For that price I don't regret the purchase After that I got a fitting with titleist for my irons, which was an amazing experience, about 4 months ago after my coach told me it was time to move away from my old second hand clubs. The rest of the bag is made of random purchases. Especially the maltby clubs. I bought them from golfworks after getting fitted for the irons and the tsi1 hybrid. I've tried to pick a shaft that would be similar to the one of my fitting. I regret a bit not going with the lighter version shafts in general. I think I was too focused on keeping a similar trajectory/launch. Currently WITB Inesis 900 golf ball. It's supposed to be a high flight high speed ball. I probably lose some distance. But given that I don't launch very high I think I'm fine with the tradeoff. Also it's so much cheaper than other balls here. 35sgd for 12 balls vs 80sgd for a box of pro v1 or anything similar. Even Balls like a titleist tour speed cost over 60sgd the box. Yes Robin putter. It's not super forgiving, but I'm used to it. LW SM8 58.14 K grind, Nippon 950 GH (Regular). It was recommended during my fitting because of where I play, with a lot of cow grass. Also using it in bunkers. It's probably too expensive for what I do with the club. But it feels nice 7-SW titleist t300 irons (the old gen, not the one just released) with Mitsubishi Tensei AV Blue AM2 (Stiff) soft step twice, 2 degrees upright lie. Also got them after a fitting. It made such a huge difference with the previous irons, it killed a lot of my slice and highly reduced the dispersion. Very happy. I was told not to go with a 6i because I'm not flying the ball high enough at this point TSi1 7 hybrid (29 set at 28) with Mitsubishi TSi Tensei AV Blue Raw 65 HYB (Stiff). I love it. It launches super well. Easy to hit. Can use it everywhere. But damn it is expensive. It was also recommended during the fitting. Maltby KE4 Tour TC Hybrid 5 with tensei ck blue hybrid 80g stiff. I regret buying this one. I think I went with a shaft that is too heavy or not too much loft. It is not much longer than the tsi1. So I seldom use it. Maltby KE4 TC HyWay 23 degrees with stiff MRC Kuro Kage Black HBP 60 (67g). I don't use that club very often. Most of the time It's either I have enough distance to cover and I'll go with the 5W. Or it's narrow and short and I will fallback to a hybrid. But it's nice when I'm in something fluffy. I think I would have been more comfortable with the lighter shaft when on the course in weird situation or lie. I didn't really realise what would be the weight and the difference of feeling between a tee shot and a recovery on the course. Maltby KE4 Tour TC 5 wood 18 degrees with stiff MRC Kuro Kage Black HBP 60 (67g). I love that thing. Flying straight and high. p-avg 200m, carry not too far from 190m. Just feeling comfortable with it. Second hand taylormade m1 2016 12 degrees, regular stock fujikuria shaft. I'm not a huge fan of this club, I feel that it is a bit wobbling. About 215m p-avg, but that's with a lot of roll, I struggle to get that thing in the air.
  9. Titleist achieved perfection in 1993 and have yet to reproduce it. I have 4 sets of "modern day" irons sitting in my closet and gathering dust. The CB series came close and WHEN I fail to find anymore 962's on ebay they may get their day in the sun. I get made fun of regularly for my "antiques" until we settle out at the 19th hole. I'm not sure why this "testers wanted" post got me so hard to sign up and make a post but here I am. I doubt to get a tester pick so I'll leave my plea here...Not everyone chases distance, with what we can do with drivers now irons do not need to be delofted for distance (and yes the 2 degrees you can change in a fitting doesn't cover it). Kind of ironic that I am Titleist biggest fan and hardest critic...I might be a small percentage but a little nod to distance control with your upper tier blades would be appreciated. I know it sounds counter intuitive but I'd like to think their are more people like me who would give up yardage on irons to be able to cover numbers. I don't care about the look/feel of the latest generation, with enough swings we can get used to anything....I'm just begging for loft control. Being able to dial in a set of irons to what numbers you need is essential. I started this post with intentions of making a case for a trial selection, I know longer would want one. I'm sure the "newest line" is beautiful and eye pleasing...but is it functional? While it's impressive to hit a PW 160 yards it helps nothing. I hope next years release has an option for loft control. #DistanceIsn'tEverything
  10. TITLEIST INTRODUCES NEW U•505 UTILITY AND T200 LONG IRONS Designed for Golfers Seeking to Increase Launch and Speed from Long Irons CARLSBAD, Calif. (July 29, 2021) – Titleist introduces seven new opportunities for golfers who are looking to increase launch and spin from their utility and long irons, including four options in the new U•505 model and three irons from the new T200 family. Titleist has been the overwhelming most played utility iron on the PGA Tour for several years running and the addition of the new U•505 and T200 long irons will contribute to its most played position. The new U•505 utility iron and T200 long irons will be available for fittings starting today and available in golf shops globally beginning August 26. “The new U•505 is the direct result of tour player feedback of the original U•500 and U•510 utility irons,” said Josh Talge, Vice President, Titleist Golf Club Marketing. “The U•505 combines the best of both and the result is our highest performing and most playable utility iron yet. The new T200 long irons offer similar high launch and speed with the look and feel of an iron set at the top of the bag.” “With the U•505 and the T200 Long Irons, we have players covered regarding what they are seeking in launch, speed, feel and looks at the top of the bag,” said Marni Ines, Director, Titleist Irons Development, Golf Club R&D. “The immediate positive feedback we have received by players who have put these in play has been encouraging. They love the balance of the height advantage and control they are getting from a utility and long iron. That’s what these clubs give you. In addition, players love the look when they put it down at address. Even though they may play blades or T100’s in their regular set, they want the confidence and forgiveness these clubs provide irons when they set them down.” Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Charley Hoffman, Garrick Higgo, Adam Scott and Bernd Wiesberger were among several players who added new T200 2-irons to their bag at Royal St. George’s. U•505 | THE PLAYERS UTILITY IRON Improving upon the foundation of the previous generation U•510 and U•500, the new U•505 is a wide-soled, high-launching utility club. Designed for the player who is looking to increase launch and speed from their long irons with a faster face, the U•505 features evolved Max Impact 2.0 technology and new denser D18 tungsten weights, delivering improved sound and feel with outstanding versatility. The player’s shape provides confidence at address. U•505 | PERFORMANCE AND TECHNOLOGY Speed that Feels Amazing: With a thinner forged L-Face and the infusion of Max Impact Technology (Max Impact 2.0), the U•505 is Titleist’s highest COR utility iron ever. A new reconfigured hollow body, core support structure, and enhanced high resilience polymer core, ensures that dynamic speed generation now comes with superior feel and sound. Better Tungsten for Better Launch: Utilizing Denser D18 tungsten weights and a brazing process used in aerospace construction, Titleist engineers were able to concentrate weight more efficiently and be even more precise with CG placement. In the U•505 utility iron, that meant sliding it lower and towards the heel, where tour pros and better players felt it improved launch dynamics the most. Looks Like an Iron: Based on U•510 player input, the U•505 was designed with a shorter blade and shallow face but kept the wide sole to maintain all of the performance advantages while moving towards a look that feels more in line with an irons set. T200 LONG IRONS | THE TOUR’S DISTANCE IRON The new T200 long irons are designed for the better player who is looking for long irons to increase launch and speed at the top of their bag. Tour players currently carrying T200 long irons include Jordan Spieth (2-iron), Justin Thomas (2-iron), Bern Wiesberger (2-iron) and Charley Hoffman (2-iron), among several others. The 2, 3 and 4 T200 long irons, with lofts of 17*, 20* and 22*, respectively, are the choice of those players who want maximum speed with their longest irons, but prefer compact player’s irons for looks versus a utility iron. T200 LONG IRONS | PERFORMANCE & TECHNOLOGY Power Packed Design: Every component of the multi-material hollow body construction contributes to the long, consistent distance of the T200 Long Irons. The improved Max Impact Technology includes a core support design and an enhanced high resilience polymer core that improves both off-center speed and mass efficiency at impact across a forged, high COR SUP-10 L-Face Insert. Multi-Material Body: An engineered muscle plate contributes to precision sound tuning and saves weight which is optimized in a streamlined 17-4 chassis. A shorter blade length, less offset (same as T100), narrower topline and thinner sole, provides a tour-inspired look and feel while delivering maximum speed and distance. Better Tungsten for Better Progression: Utilizing denser D18 tungsten weights in the T200 long irons provides greater mass efficiency and allowed Titleist engineers to position the CG more precisely for maximum benefit, that is, fast, forgiving, and high launching long irons. U•505 UTILITY IRON AND T200 LONG IRON SPECIFICATIONS AND COMPONENTS U•505 1 2 3 4 Loft 16* 18* 20* 22* Lie 60 60.5 61 61.5 Offset 3.9 3.7 3.5 3.3 Length 40.25” 39.75” 39.25” 38.75” T200 2 3 4 Loft 17* 20* 22* Lie 60.5 61 61.5 Offset 3.5 3.3 3.1 Length 39.75” 39.25” 38.75” FEATURED SHAFT: U•505 Only HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX HYB (80, 90g) Hexcel HexTow IM carbon fiber in the tip for added stability and lower torque. Optimized material placement for improved feel and playability Low-mid launch, low-mid spin PREMIUM SHAFTS: U•505 and T200 LONG IRONS (Custom Only) Graphite Design Tour AD-DI Hybrid Shaft (85g) Mid launch, low-mid spin Graphite Design Tour AD-IZ Hybrid Shaft (95g) Low-mid launch, low spin Graphite Design has the most played hybrid shafts on PGA Tour GRIP: Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360 with white paint fill and black flat cap PRICING: $249 MAP (HZRDUS shaft) | $369 MAP (GDI shafts) ON THE WEB: For more information and images, please visit:
  11. Hi spies. I just completed my first attempt at restoring a set of clubs and I'm really proud of it Just wanted to share and show how it went. It wasn't easy and I feel like I can get much much better at this with practice, but I'm still really happy with the final product and had a lot of fun with the process. Enjoy! Last week I came across a set of 1981 Titleist Tour Model irons (3-PW) that someone was selling for $40 on craigslist. I thought they looked super cool and I had been reading about club restoration before so it felt like a good opportunity to finally take the plunge and have a go at it. I met the guy selling them and he told me he had been playing them as his gamers for decades but finally upgraded to more forgiving / modern clubs since he was older and needed a bit of help with his game. I could tell when I saw the clubs that they were pretty banged up (lots of nicks and dings, dirty, dull, grips were very worn through, etc.) but the shape and bones of these old blades was still so sexy so I happily handed him $40 and took them off his hands. Here they are before I did anything to them. The first thing I did was give them a really thorough cleaning by washing them in hot, soapy water and scrubbing them with steel wool and Barkeeper's Friend. That alone worked wonders to bring back some of the shine and make them look better. Here they are after the deep cleaning (already a big improvement IMO, although they look shinier and better in this pic due to the sunlight than they really were). The next step was to grind out all the nicks and dings, then buff and polish them. Based on youtube videos I had watched, I knew I was going to need some sort of bench grinder or multitool to do this (neither of which I had), so I went to Home Depot and purchased the cheapest bench grinder I could find ($49). I also purchased a fine grit deburring wheel for it, a buffing wheel, a polishing wheel, and a small buffing compound kit (all of those were probably another $25-30). I went to work grinding the clubs with the deburring wheel to remove the nicks and dings, then worked through the polishing compounds with the buffing and polishing wheels. This phase of the process was really where the magic happened. Here are some side by side comparisons of a few clubs before these steps, and after: The deburring was the part that took the most skill and I think I could improve upon the most with more practice. I was able to get some of the nicks and dings out, but not completely and I think to do better, I would need a more coarse wheel, but then I would have to be careful to not grind away too much metal. It seems like a fine line to walk so that you can improve the look of the club but also not change the structure or weight at all. Overall, I'm very happy with how it turned out though. The next step was to remove all the old paint with acetone, and then do a fresh paint fill. This was pretty easy. I found that the old paint came right off with a little acetone and a gentle scrubbing with an old toothbrush. Then the paintfilling was super easy. I used black enamel paint, applied a couple coats, and let it dry for a day. Here they are after the fresh paint fill! The last step was to replace the grips. I could have bought old stock grips to restore their original look, but I am not planning on selling these or treating them as "collectibles", rather I want to actually play them occasionally, so I put on my preferred grips (Winn Dri-Tac). Grip replacement is pretty easy/standard if you've done it before, so I didn't take before/after grip pics, but... Here is the final product! I love em! That's that! Can't wait to hit them and see how much worse I am with 40 year old blades in hand! Hope you all enjoyed. Let me know if I should post any updates or more club restorations in the future - I enjoyed this and could see myself getting into it, especially as a fun covid hobby.
  12. For Sale is a lightly used/1 season old RH club, this Titleist U500 driving iron/hybrid long iron, with upgraded KBS $-Taper 130 X shaft and a new MCC Plus 4 standard grip with Custom white paint fill. Price: $220 (shipping IS included) >>> $300 + msrp new <<<< Specs: U500 2 iron Grip- MCC plus 4 standard (red) Loft- 17˚ (standard) Lie: 59˚ (standard) Length: 39.75" (standard) Shaft type: KBS $-Taper (more details on this shaft below) Flex: X-Stiff Ordered directly from manufacturer, US shipping only, no trades, PM for more details or questions Shaft (From manufacturer) : "TOUR FEEL. MONEY PERFORMANCE. KBS Tour $-Taper provides superior feel while maintaining shot workability and tight dispersion for players seeking the ultimate tour shaft with Mid trajectory and Low Spin performance"
  13. MGS official article https://mygolfspy.com/titleist-t-series-irons-and-u505-utility-iron/ I just got the email that the new 2021 irons are going through Tour validation, and they had one teaser pic included. This will be interesting to follow for sure!!!
  14. Some equipment notes from Titleist on Jordan Spieth moving to the new T100 irons this week. Spieth adds NEW T100’s, testing NEW T200 long irons Before his flight to England last weekend, Jordan Spieth made an important packing decision, adding a new set of T-Series T100 irons to the bag. His prior generation T100’s stayed home in Dallas. At this week’s Open Championship, Spieth, who first experienced the final prototypes during a Titleist photo shoot the week of the AT&T Byron Nelson, will be playing the new T100 4-9 irons with True Temper Project X 6.5 shafts. He has also been testing new T200 2- (Graphite Design Tour AD D1 105 X) and 3- (True Temper Project X 6.5) irons this week at Royal St. George’s, and could take both of them to the first tee Thursday. It was at the Open Championship in 2019 that Spieth, an instrumental part of the development process for the Titleist Golf Club R&D team, made the switch to the original T100 models. Like 2019, he has spent the last couple weeks at home testing the new irons, dialing them in for competition, with Titleist’s Director of Players Promotions J.J. Van Wezenbeeck just a text or call away. “When we first introduced the new T100’s to Jordan in Dallas, he commented immediately on the look and feel, how well they went through the turf, and how consistently they were flying,” Van Wezenbeeck said. “Talking with him last week, as he was working through the set, he said his ball speeds were extremely consistent, and he was really happy from a visual standpoint.” Said Spieth, about seeing the new T100’s for the first time: “First thing you noticed is how they look, kind of the backside of the iron. You could see the color just kind of more matted out, and then a really clean back to it. Just very simple – stays looking almost like a blade with the forgiveness of a cavity back. “I don’t understand why you’d play any other iron to be honest,” Spieth said. “I joke around, ‘I’m not good enough to play the blades,’ but in reality, I think we’re just being smarter. I think we’re just like, ‘Oh, we can actually hit every shot that a blade can hit.’ But that chance that we mishit them – which we’re going to mishit a few shots in a round, even in a great round, the idea that it does carry that bunker and you make birdie on a hole where someone has to get up and down for par – I mean, it could be the difference in a tournament.” OTHER NOTES: • Spieth and Justin Thomas are two of several players testing NEW T200 long irons this week. Thomas, who traveled to England with a prior generation T-MB 2-iron, worked with Titleist European Tour Rep Liam McDougallin moving to a new T200 2-iron (True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100), which he tested during practice rounds, preferring the lower offset, look and feel. • Adam Scott has two NEW T100 3-irons in the bag this week – one built at a 2-iron loft and length, and the other at a standard 3-iron setup. He’s also moved back into a TSi4 driver (with Graphite Design Tour AD D1 7 X shaft), following a recent trip to the new Titleist Performance Centre at Woburn in England to work with Titleist European Tour Rep Liam McDougall. Said McDougall: “We moved Adam from TSi2 to TSi4 and went back to the Graphite Design shaft he was using when he won the Masters. The two marry up very well for him, getting his feels back to something he was familiar with while giving him the lower, right-to-left shot shape and consistency he was looking for this week.” “With the new T100’s, the way the sole goes through the links turf was very favorable to Adam’s delivery and flight requirements,” McDougall said.
  15. The set up T100s: 7-48* T200: 4,5,6 Project X LZ 6.5 (x-flex) 125g 2* upright Tour velvet. T100s (7,8,9,P,G) I was first drawn to the T100s because these irons look so freaking clean. I had no intention of buying a set, I just wanted to try and hit a club that I thought was out of my league. What I found however, was a relatively forgiving and extremely fun to hit set. To clarify, when I say forgiving, I don't mean your miss hits will be knocking down flags, and I don't mean your chunked shots will still be pin high. What I DO mean, is that if you catch it a little thin, or a bit on the toe, you're still gonna be in the hole. You may have to make a long putt or get up and down to save par, but you'll still be in play. its forgiving for the type of iron that it is. what I like most about these irons is the distance control. The speed feels consistent across the face (gross miss hits not included) and i have yet to have a ball rocket over the green because a particularly "hot" part of the club face. I was also impressed with how well the club moved through the turf, especially coming from a much wider soled set (jpx 825) If i had to nitpick the only compliant I have is that the pw and gw are 44 and 48, respecticly. I would have preferred 45 and 50. And i know the t100 is close to that, and I know I can bend them, but then we are messing the bounce, yadda yadda yadda. Final though on the T100s, they feel and look great, and if you are stuck between GI and players iron, I would suggest at the very least giving the T100s a few swings. T200 (4,5,6) The decision to use the T200 for the longer irons was a result of having a frank discussion with myself about my own skill level. The heads are a little bigger, soles wider, and they resist face manipulation a bit more. Couple that with stronger lofts and a hotter face and they fit the bill for what i need in my longer irons. Having never gamed the t200 short irons I can only speculate, but I don't know if I'd like the hotter face in my short irons. I did try the t200 and t100 7 irons back to back, and the extra pop from the T200 is very noticeable. The T200 also made painful noise on miss-hits, but its a small price to pay for keeping it in play. The Combo Set I am a huge fan of the split set, and am glad I went this route. There is no reason to have irons in your bag that you don't feel confident with. For me this meant using longer irons I know will launch high enough and straight enough, and shorter irons that are consistent and predictable. closing I think the T100s and the T200 are solid clubs, and i would recommend trying them if you are in the market for new irons.
  16. Congratulate the following testers: @Shankster @pooley7 @Jtom2012 @RTurcott @gregh729 @Gman24 @TCUFrog @wolfpacker92 @fozcycle @griecot313 @Mackdaddy9 @Tom D. @Peejer @Larryw @greggarner @scooterhd2 @twyatt700 @Clayton @BMart519 @myherobobhope @ZMendle10 @PingMD702 @GaDawg @McFly This test will be a significantly different and there will NOT be much follow up or final review since...well...the testers won't know what product they are reviewing. However, all comments and questions are welcome for the testers to answer as best they can! Follow testers in thread linked below: This test will be conducted by Titleist and their partners, however we are helping them find the right amount of testers - yes, you read that right, all 24 of them!! You will receive and be evaluating two different balls from Titleist (1-doz of each variety) and providing feedback directly to them about the performance of each ball. While this is not a development ball, you will be shipped a ball from their portfolio to evaluate its performance to your game...which could feed into future balls
  17. One of the more popular iron categories of recent years. One company did very well in this, not surprisingly! https://mygolfspy.com/2021-most-wanted-players-distance-iron/
  18. CARLSBAD, Calif. (February 17, 2021) – The introduction of the new Titleist TSi4 driver provides golfers seeking ultra-low spin performance with the advanced speed and distance gains that have made Titleist TSi2 and TSi3 the most played driver models this season on the PGA Tour. The new TSi4, the driver choice of Adam Scott, Russell Henley and Richy Werenski, among others on the PGA Tour, is engineered to be a high-speed, ultra-low spin design – challenging the notion that a driver designed for extreme spin reduction can’t produce that level of ball speed. “The TSi4 fulfills the ultra-low spin product within our TSi lineup,” said Stephanie Luttrell, Director of Titleist Metalwood Development. “For those players that need aggressive spin reduction to improve their distance, we now have that product in the TSi lineup.” The Center of Gravity (CG) is the lowest in the TSi family of drivers and it is also the most forward. That allows the driver to deliver less dynamic loft and less spin at impact, providing that low spin promise. A higher Moment of Inertia (MOI) in the TSi4 also contributes to a higher launch, overall trajectory, and produces more distance for that target player. At 430cc, with a very classic, small pear-shaped profile and improved sound and feel, the TSi4 is also the most workable of all TSi drivers. “In general, high spin comes from players that either come over the top, have a steep attack angle, or are adding significant loft at impact,” said Luttrell. “So, the TSi4 is not strictly reserved towards high speed players, but absolutely dedicated towards all golfers who require spin reduction in order to improve their distance by producing a longer, more piercing ball flight.” ATI 425 AEROSPACE TITANIUM FACE: Faster in the air and faster at impact, all Titleist TSi drivers push the boundaries of speed through advanced engineering and material breakthroughs – including a new ATI 425 Aerospace Titanium face construction never before used in golf – that combine to produce the longest, straightest, best-looking, and best-sounding Titleist drivers ever. From the top of the swing, TSi’s player-tuned aerodynamics propel the clubhead faster toward the golf ball. At impact, the extremely powerful ATI 425 face launches the ball with added speed. High inertia properties produce an extremely stable clubhead, providing players with more consistent speed and spin across the face for longer, straighter drives. ATI 425 Aerospace Titanium is a unique material that delivers superior strength, elasticity and durability versus the conventional titanium alloys used in golf. The exceptional ductility of ATI 425 (30 percent higher than 6-4 Titanium) allowed engineers to produce Titleist’s fastest driver face, while maintaining the durability properties required for consistent maximum performance. Made by a single foundry in Pittsburgh, ATI 425 was initially developed for ballistic armor applications and has since been used in many aerospace and commercial aircraft solutions, including jet engines and NASA’s Phoenix Mars Lander. Titleist is the only company in golf that uses this material. PLAYER-TUNED AERODYNAMICS & SOUND: The improved shaping of the TSi4 allows the club head to move faster through the air and deliver more power at impact. The TSi4 has been aerodynamically engineered to reduce drag up to 6 percent (versus prior generation TS4 model), increasing club head speed for greater ball speed and distance. MULTI-DIMENSIONAL STABILITY: While golfers often equate “high MOI” with heel to toe forgiveness, Titleist R&D employs a more holistic approach to MOI design. TSi optimizes sole to crown performance by producing higher inertia values versus the prior generation TS models and delivers more speed and a tighter launch and spin range up and down the face. TSi’s speed-optimized MOI works in concert with a low and deep CG position to drive faster ball speed with a high launch, low spin trajectory and exceptional stability for greater distance consistency. PERFORMANCE-TUNED ADJUSTABILITY: The TSi4 features Titleist’s patented SureFit hosel with 16 independent loft/lie settings, plus headweight adjustability (in two-gram increments, ranging from -4g to 4g) to create a more consistent and optimized ball flight through precision fitting. CT TESTED AND MAXIMIZED: Every TSi4 driver is precision manufactured to the tightest tolerances and measured multiple times to ensure performance is at the maximum allowable limit. ULTRA-THIN TITANIUM CROWN: The thinnest cast titanium crown in the game allows weight to be redistributed low and forward for reduced spin. STREAMLINED SHAPE: The aerodynamic design of TSi4 – featuring a 430cc classic, pear shape – reduces drag, allowing golfers to swing faster for increased club head speed and more distance. LOFTS: RH - 8.0, 9.0, 10.0 | LH - 9.0 FEATURED SHAFTS: Golfers can choose from two featured shafts – HZRDUS Smoke Yellow 60 (Low launch/low spin) and TENSEI AV White RAW 65 (Low launch/low spin). Titleist also offers an array of custom shaft options that can be viewed at: https://www.titleist.com/golf-clubs/specifications FEATURED GRIP: Golf Pride TV 360 Gray Flat Cap 58R FREE TRIAL & FITTINGS: Golfers can experience the advanced speed of the new TSi4 drivers, beginning February 17, by attending a Titleist Fitting Day or Trial event (including Titleist Thursdays) being held at hundreds of locations nationwide. To find an event, or book a free TSi metals fitting with a Titleist Fitting Specialist, golfers can visit https://www.titleist.com/fitting/appointments. AVAILABILITY AND PRICE: Titleist TSi4 drivers will be available for pre-sale beginning February 17, 2021 and in-shop on February 26, 2021 | MAP: $549
  19. CARLSBAD, Calif. (February 17, 2021) – Titleist has consistently promoted hybrids as scoring clubs – as opposed to rescue clubs - and the new TSi2 and TSi3 hybrids represent a new standard within the category. Engineered for golfers seeking long iron replacements, these new hybrids offer two distinct looks and performance options, including improved adjustability, sound and feel. The new hybrids complete the popular TSi metals line, complementing the TSi2 and TSi3 drivers and fairway metals, which have gained considerable momentum across the worldwide professional tours and in the marketplace since their November introduction. Both models feature Carpenter 455 forged faces. • The tremendously forgiving TSi2 is the ‘workhorse’ hybrid, maximizing performance by providing high launch and easy distance for players with a sweeping delivery. The larger, classic profile is designed for players who prefer the look of a fairway metal. • The TSi3 hybrids are distinctly different in looks, adjustability and performance from the TSi2. Designed with a compact, squarer toe and very little face progression, the fast-launching TSi3 hybrids feature a similar SureFit CG Track Technology system as the new TSi3 fairway metals, allowing the ability to manipulate adjustability towards the toe or heel. The TSi3 hybrids, designed with direct feedback from Titleist tour staff, offer mid-launch, precise distance, and iron-like control, especially for players who hit down on the golf ball. “One of the key points of difference in fitting and performance between the new Titleist TSi hybrids and the competition is the level of adjustability we offer, especially in the TSi3,” said Josh Talge, Vice President, Titleist Golf Club Marketing. “We all stress that golfers should be custom fit for drivers and irons, so why not hybrids? The golfer may need or want to increase or decrease loft, add a degree upright or make the club flatter. Those adjustability options are available with the new TSi hybrids and we think that, in combination with outstanding performance, sets these hybrids apart.” Titleist has been the overwhelmingly most played hybrids on the PGA Tour since 2014, and according to J.J. Van Wezenbeeck, Director of Player Promotion, nearly 60 percent of current players are gaming their hybrid in a non-neutral setting. “That is a really important statistic,” said Talge. “Given the significant number of players adjusting their hybrids at the highest level of the game, the need is even greater as you go down the pyramid. It is further proof we are improving the options and opportunities for all golfers - many of whom prefer or require hybrids – and helps them to play better and enjoy the game more.” An extension of the Titleist Speed Project that began over three years ago, the new Titleist TSi hybrids combine the explosive speed, distance and advanced technology of TSi metalwoods. The new TSi2 and TSi3 hybrids will allow golfers to replace their long irons with even more speed, launch and precision. FREE TRIAL & FITTINGS: Beginning February 17, golfers can experience the new Titleist TSi hybrids by attending a Titleist Fitting and Trial event (including Titleist Thursdays) being held at hundreds of locations nationwide. To find an event, or book a free fitting with a Titleist Fitting Specialist, golfers should visit https://www.titleist.com/fitting/appointments TS HYBRID PERFORMANCE & TECHNOLOGY: The improved performance of TSi hybrids is driven by the innovative Titleist Speed Chassis, featuring technologies originally developed for drivers and fairways and now optimized for each hybrid shape: • Thin, fast face: The fastest hybrid face Titleist has ever made delivers faster ball speeds and increased forgiveness. • Optimized Weight Distribution. The crown and face thicknesses create a lower CG for higher launch and lower spin. The resulting increase in MOI creates a powerful combination of speed and stability. • SureFit Hosel Technology. Both TSi2 and TSi3 hybrids feature Titleist’s patented SureFit hosel with 16 independent loft and lie settings, plus headweight adjustability to create a more consistent and optimized ball flight through precision fitting. • SureFit CG Track Technology. The TSi3 hybrid models offer three unique positions – Toe (T), Neutral (N) and Heel (H) – to adjust clubhead CG and fine-tune ball flight. After adjustment, the new track design disappears into the sole of the club to allow for smooth turf interaction through impact. TSi2: High launching, mid/low spin wood-type hybrid • Features headweight adjustability (same as TSi2 driver and fairways) TSi3: Flatter trajectory, lower-spin iron-type hybrid • Features headweight and SureFit CG track adjustability in three positions, the same as TSi3 fairways. • Loft Options: TSi2 – RH: 18º, 21º, 24º | LH: 18º, 21º, 24º | TSi3 - RH: 18º, 20º | LH: 18º, 20º • SureFit Hosel: Compatible with Titleist TS, 917, 915, 913 and 910 hybrids FEATURED SHAFTS: The TSi featured shaft lineup extends to TSi hybrids with four aftermarket models developed by the game’s top shaft manufacturers using insights from Titleist’s industry-best motion capture and consumer testing. The featured shaft options include: Tensei AV White RAW 90 HY (low launch, low spin) HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 80 HY (low launch, low spin) Tensei AV Blue RAW 75 HY (mid launch, mid/low spin) Kuro Kage Black DC 5G 55 HY (high launch, moderate spin) FEATURED GRIP: Golf Pride TV 360 Gray Flat Cap 58R TSi HYBRIDS ON TOUR: TSi hybrids made their PGA Tour debut at The American Express in January and were quickly put into play by some of the world’s best. In fact, the TSi3 shape was inspired by work at the Titleist Performance Institute with brand ambassadors Charley Hoffman and Webb Simpson. They liked a design between a utility iron and a smaller headed hybrid and the result was the new TSi3. AVAILABILITY AND PRICING: Titleist TSi2 and TSi3 hybrids are available in golf shops worldwide beginning Feb. 26 | MAP: $279 ON THE WEB: www.titleist.co
  20. CARLSBAD, Calif. (February 23, 2021) – The overwhelming most played and best performing wedges in the game – Vokey Design SM8 –are now available in an ultra-premium Slate Blue finish. Master Wedge Craftsman Bob Vokey has always stressed the importance of players having confidence in their wedge at address – and finish plays a key role. “A player has to love their wedge when they look down at it,” said Vokey, whose short game tools account for nearly half of all wedges played on the PGA Tour. The finish on the Vokey SM8 Slate Blue wedges is applied like a PVD finish, but with a unique material and more time intensive process that combine to provide a deep, rich slate blue color that is extremely durable. “Very often, wedge finishes can be beautiful, but they won’t last,” said Vokey. “At the same time, the most durable finishes often aren’t stunning. Slate Blue combines the two. Not only will golfers love their wedge when they see it in the shop, the finish will last through the course of normal play.” Consistent with all Vokey Design SM8 finishes, Slate Blue is available in all 23 loft, bounce, and grind options (both RH/LH), while supplies last. Slate Blue also incorporates the technology that sets SM8 wedges apart: Groundbreaking Progressive Center of Gravity (CG) pushed forward of the face for increased MOI, improved consistency and softer, more solid feel. 100% Inspected Spin Milled grooves that are cut with a level of precision that is unique by finish, producing maximum spin. Vokey Design SM8 models are also available in Tour Chrome, Brushed Steel, Raw and Jet Black finishes. For assistance determining the right loft, bounce and grind, golfers can use the Wedge Selector tool on Vokey.com: https://www.vokey.com/tools/wedge-selector-tool.aspx AVAILABILITY AND PRICING: Vokey Design SM8 Slate Blue wedges will be available in golf shops beginning Friday, March 19th (MAP $199). They will also be available for customization and purchase on Vokey.com. STOCK SHAFT AND GRIP: The Slate Blue stock setup features a True Temper Dynamic Gold S200 shaft and custom Blue/White BV Wings New Decade Multi Compound grip. Most custom shafts and grips are included at no up charge. Additional customizations such as character stamping are available for an additional fee. VISIT US ON THE WEB: www.vokey.com
  21. CARLSBAD, Calif. (February 17, 2021) – Building upon the overwhelming momentum and immediate success of the popular TSi2 and TSi3 metals, Titleist introduces the new, comprehensive TSi1 family, engineered for the moderate (less than 90 mph) swing speed player seeking increased club and ball speed with control off the tee and from the fairway. The moderate swing speed player represents approximately 30 percent of all golfers making the TSi1 metals an important offering to maximize their performance potential. The new TSi1 drivers, fairway metals and hybrids will be available for fittings beginning February 17 and in golf shops on February 26. TSi1 DRIVER: “With the new TSi1 driver, we focused on how to deliver even more speed than we did with the original TS1 for that player,” said Stephanie Luttrell, Titleist Director of Metalwood Development. “We maintained the launch, spin and draw bias, while successfully accomplishing our goal of increased club and ball speed with the combination of new aerodynamic head shaping, higher inertia and moving the CG closer to face center.” An Ultra-Lightweight 460cc driver, the TSi1 is almost 40g lighter than standard drivers. It is high launching with mid spin and is the most draw biased Titleist driver through CG positioning. By reshaping the head, engineers were able to move the CG closer to face center, which results in more ball speed versus the original TS1. “It's important that we look at the overall weight of the driver,” said Josh Talge, Vice President, Titleist Golf Club Marketing. “For this audience, the moderate speed player, they are going to perform better with a lower overall club weight. Secondly, it has all of the attributes of the TSi2 and TSi3 in terms of material, aerodynamics, and all of the CG locations, but we're doing it with a lighter weight head. The combination really gives that total performance to the player for whom it was developed.” Like the TSi2, TSi3 and TSi4 drivers, the TSi1 also features the ATI 425 Aerospace Titanium Face. Faster in the air and faster at impact, all Titleist TSi drivers push the boundaries of speed through advanced engineering and material breakthroughs. This new face construction has previously never been used in golf and helps produce the longest, straightest, best-looking, and best-sounding Titleist drivers ever. Made by a single foundry in Pittsburgh, ATI 425 was initially developed for ballistic armor applications and has since been used in many aerospace and commercial aircraft solutions, including jet engines and NASA’s Phoenix Mars Lander. Titleist is the only company in golf that uses this material. “What I am most excited about, is the fact that this product absolutely takes Titleist speed to another level for the moderate speed player,” said Luttrell. “Not only does it deliver incredible trajectory, but it also maximizes the ball speed. And with its lightweight configuration, all those golfers are going to experience greater consistency, as well as maximizing their club speed.” TSi1 FAIRWAY METALS: “One of the things that we heard pretty regularly when we launched TS1, was golfers really liked it and they wanted a fairway to go with it,” said Talge. “We know this moderate swing speed player is a sweeper and needs help with launch, so we developed a low profile set of TSi1 fairway metals. Some of the moderate swing golfers we tested said they could never even play a fairway before they hit the new TSi1. They picked up speed, they picked up launch angle, and the mid-spin design kept the ball in the air longer.” The TSi1 fairway metals are a true lightweight setup – almost 50 grams lighter than standard fairway metals. This was accomplished by taking 10 grams of weight out of the head while maintaining the MOI at the same level as the TSi2 fairways. To accomplish that, the CG depth is positioned further back which contributes to higher launch. Like the driver, lightening up the overall weight for fairway metals delivers the club speed, brings more ball speed, and gives that player a lot more playability and consistency. “We have seen many tour players put higher lofted fairway metals, especially 7-woods, in the bag since the introduction of the TSi line,” said Talge. “While the TSi1 is not a tour product, the interest in them by players at the highest level has exposed an opportunity to expand to the moderate speed player and offer higher lofted fairways (15º, 18º, 21º, 23º), which we have never done before.” The TSi1 features an Aldila Ascent 40g lightweight shaft offering, a lightweight Golf Pride grip, and the head is 10g lighter. By taking 40 to 50 grams out of the overall club weight, the TSi1 is a perfect fairway metal option for slow to moderate swing speed golfers. TSi1 HYBRIDS: “The TSi hybrid is a totally new shape for Titleist,” said Talge. “This is the perfect complement to the lightweight TSi drivers and fairways. It has a bigger sole, the highest MOI, and is the most forgiving of any hybrid we’ve ever made. It has an extremely low CG and is 20 grams lighter than a standard hybrid.” The larger profile, ‘wood-type’ TSi1 hybrids are engineered to deliver high launch and mid-spin, and feature a 455 Carpenter Steel Forged Face. It also has a deeper CG for high MOI and exceptional stability and speed across the face. The Titleist TSi1 hybrids range in lofts from 20º to 29º. In testing, moderate swing speed players preferred it, especially when they were able to generate more club speed and more distance. TSi1 ULTRA-LIGHTWEIGHT CONFIGURATION: From clubhead to grip, TSi1 metals have been strategically engineered and weighted to deliver maximum launch and distance at moderate swing speeds. By bringing TSi technology into this extremely lightweight configuration and adding a slight draw bias, Titleist been able to produce dramatic benefits for this group of players. “Anytime you can give someone more clubhead speed, the ability for them to generate ball speed is there,” concluded Luttrell. “What separates TSi1 from other competitive lightweight metals is that we haven’t had to make sacrifices, particularly with MOI and adjustability. Everything about TSi1 - from the technology package, to the tour-inspired looks, to sound and feel – delivers on the promise of Titleist Speed for this family of metals.” TSi1 TECHNOLOGY & PERFORMANCE • Ultra-Thin Titanium Crown on TSi1 Driver. The thinnest cast titanium crown in the game allows weight to be redistributed for optimal driver performance at moderate swing speeds. • Streamlined Shapes. The aerodynamic designs reduce drag, allowing golfers to swing even faster for increased clubhead speed and more distance. • Optimized Weight Distribution. TSi1’s deep CG locations have been optimized to generate the launch and spin needed by moderate speed players to carry the ball farther, while maximizing off-center ball speed through high MOI properties. • Industry-leading adjustability. Titleist’s patented SureFit Hosel, featuring 16 independent loft and lie settings, provides additional ball flight optimization through precision fitting. TSi1 LOFTS: Drivers: RH - 9.0 º, 10.0º, 12.0 º | LH - 10.0 º Fairway Metals: RH - 3W | 15 º | 5W | 18 º | 7W | 20 º | 9W | 23 º (custom only) LH - 3W | 15 º | 5W | 18 º Hybrids: RH - 4H | 20 º | 5H | 23 º | 6H | 26 º | 7W | 29 º | LH - 5H | 23 º | 6W | 26 º FEATURED SHAFTS: Golfers can choose from ultra-lightweight featured shafts which complement the TSi1’s design goal of high launch and effortless distance: Drivers: Aldila Ascent 40 (S, R, R2) | 35 (R3) Fairway Metals: Aldila Ascent 40 (S, R, R2) | 35 (R3) Hybrids: Aldila Ascent 55 HY (S, R) | 50 (R2) | 40 (R3) GRIPS: Drivers: Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360 Flat Cap Lite | Men’s: 31g | Ladies: 26g Fairway Metals: Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360 Lite | Men’s: 31g | Ladies: 26g Hybrids: Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360 Lite+ Flat Cap | Men’s: 44g | Ladies: 35.5g TITLEIST FITTING DAYS AND TRIAL EVENTS: Beginning February 17, golfers can experience the entire TSi1 metals family by attending a Titleist Fitting Day or Trial event (including Titleist Thursdays) at locations nationwide. To find an event, or book a free TSi metals fitting with a Titleist Fitting Specialist, please visit: https://www.titleist.com/fitting/appointments AVAILABILITY: The new Titleist TSi1 drivers, fairway metals and hybrids will be available for pre-sale on February 17 and in golf shops on February 26. MAP PRICING: TSi1 drivers | $549 | TSi1 fairway metals | $299 | TSi1 hybrids | $279 WEB SITE: www.titleist.com
  22. WARNING: This is a somewhat lengthy post wherein I simply discuss some equipment changes and the reason behind them. I offer some data, but don't dive into launch monitor numbers or anything like that. I'm simply utilizing what knowledge I possess to make the game more enjoyable for myself and wanted to share my experience. Read on and comment if you'd like. I've been quite happy with my bag for some time now despite knowing that I've given up some distance and certain other luxuries. Finally, I decided it was time for a change and wanted to start with the driver. My Nike Vapor Pro w/ Aldila RIP a 60 shaft has been an absolute fairway finder compared to the drivers it replaced, but ball speed has always been a touch low. Having worked part-time at a golf course for 8 months gave me some time to demo a few clubs and I was impressed with the latest crop of Ping drivers. Of course, I don't have a ton of money to spend on equipment right now, but the pro had a Ping G LS Tec in 9* w/ Tour 65 Stiff shaft and sold it to me at his cost. I tried the G400 LST with the same shaft and it seemed like a real bomber so the G should be just as good. My mistake. My experiment with the Ping G failed miserably as it seemed to just spin too low and drop out of the air. During a test round where I alternated between my gamer and the G on each hole, the G found 1/7 (14%) fairways with a maximum total distance of 247 yards and an average of 232. Meanwhile, my Vapor managed 5/7 (57%) fairways with a max of 282 and an avg of 245. As it happens, slow play caused me to join up with a twosome on the 11th hole and one of the gentlemen offered to let me try his G25 after describing my experience with the G. I don't know what loft he handed me or what flex the shaft was - just that it was the stock TFC 189. It took one swing for me to realize that not only was the G a mistake, but my trusted Vapor as well. Fast forward a little bit and the G is gone - sold on eBay and shipped it off just today - and I have a 9.5* G25 sitting in my bag with the TFC 189 in stiff flex and an Aldila RIP a 60 to experiment with as well. I took the G25 out on Wednesday and played 18 - 9 holes with the TFC and 9 holes with the Aldila. Over 18 holes I managed 9/14 (64%) fairways with a max of 299 (off the very first tee in soft conditions) and an avg of 253. Looking at each shaft individually, I hit one more fairway with the Aldila than with the TFC, but average distance with the stock shaft was 266 yards vs. 241. More surprising to me was how incredible the TFC felt throughout the swing and at impact compared to the Aldila that I'm so fond of in my Vapor Pro. In keeping with the theme of mistakes I've made, I've never been satisfied with my Vapor Flex fairway wood and the Vapor Flex hybrid has been touch and go since day one. So, now on order is a Titleist 906F2 w/ Alidla NV 75 Stiff (best fairway I've ever owned and should not have gotten rid of) as well as a Titleist 585 hybrid w/ NV 85 (testing required but definitely prefer the feel over my Nike). To top it all off, i have finally decided to make the switch from Game Golf Live to Arccos 360. I've long held the position that I would never use Arccos as long as it required having my phone on me at all times, but I've grown tired of waiting for Game Golf to release the new "Pro" version or even release more details. Likewise, their user interface for both the app and the website have gotten long in the tooth. So that's it. Those are the changes I will be making and hopefully this is the setup I will continue to play until I can finally afford to get custom fit for a complete new set. Staying in the bag are my Vapor Pro Combo irons (4-PW), Vokey SM5 wedges (52, 56, 60), and my beloved Scotty Futura 6M. Thanks for reading, hope you enjoyed!
  23. All prices are obo, shipped and paypald. Take it all for sold Pxg proto x-hzds yellow smoke stiff shaft,riptide cb shaft, extra adapter, headcover and tool included. Sold Tm spider tour 35 inch- hc included excellent condition. $sold Titleist 910 h-19 deg. Ust atlas stiff. $ sold Tony penna putter 35 inch never touched a ball. $sold Taco t2g slope rangefinder case included.$sold
  24. Alright as the year and season comes to a close, its time to update the What’s in the bag for the end of the year. I also thought it would be fun to include my stock yardages for each club. All average yardages were captured with GCQuad. Without further adieu here we go. DRIVER: Titleist TSi3 (7.25*) AV RAW WHITE 65 X Tipped 1.5” 3 WOOD: Titleist TSi3 (14.25*) AV RAW WHITE 75 X Tipped 1” DRIVING IRON: Titleist u500 (17*) HRZDUS SMOKE 90 6.5 4/5/6 IRONS: Titleist T100S (21*/25*/29*) C-Taper 130 X 7/8/9/P IRONS: Titleist 620MB (33*/37*/41*/45*) C-Taper 130 X WEDGES: Vokey SM7 (50*/55*/60*) DG X100 PUTTER: Evnroll ER2 BALL: Titleist ProV1 Yellow #3 ACCESSORIES SCORECARD COVER: Custom Thistle Leather Goods Cover RANGE FINDER: Precision Pro NX7Pro BALL MARKER: Custom DPattGolf Logo Metal Marker GLOVE: Under Armour Strikeskin Tour
  25. The recommendation in another thread, to buy TaylorMade TP5's, aroused my curiosity about Titleist Practice Pro V1s. First, they actually state their balls are cosmetically imperfect, but go on to emphatically state there are no performance issues or irregularities in their balls. However, I'm curious if all the balls in a given box are the same model. Would they all be Pro V1 or do they mix in the Pro V1x, as well? Also, are they all the same, current model; or could they be a variety of versions of the ball? I'm not interested in owning them, I have quite enough stock on hand. Anyone familiar with the product?
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