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https://mygolfspy.com/2019-titleist-ts2-ts3-drivers-2/

 

Oh man oh man, I am gobsmacked. These things look so good and I can't wait to hit one. Not crazy about the price tag, but such are the days we live in. 

 

Full disclosure, I am a Titleist loyalist for the most part, only deviating from time to time to change things up a bit or simply to fool around with something new.

 

That said, I think Titleist really stepped its game up with these. I think that is showing on Tour too, with a good handful of pros switching almost immediately.

 

Most noteworthy from this article, in my opinion, is that Titleist is making a clear and undoubtable display of being able and willing to change with the times. For a company that is hellbent on tradition - at least more so than other major companies - it is nice to know they are adapting with the changing nature of the game and its demands.

 

And yet, somehow, there is still a very traditional look/feel of these clubs aesthetically. Best of both worlds.

 

What does everyone else think now that these are starting to roll out to the public? Has anyone hit them yet? Been fitted? I'm curious to hear the in-person reviews (and I will be scouring the forums after this to see what may have been posted on this previously).

 

Best,

Kyle

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TM.pngTaylorMade M1 (2016) 9.5* -or- titleist.png Titleist 917 D3 8.5*
titleist.png Titleist 904f 15*
titleist.png Titleist 904f 19* -or- titleist.png Titleist 716 T-MB 3 iron, bent to 18*
titleist.png Titleist 712 AP2 (4-9), +1/2", 1* up
BV.jpg Vokey SM6 46/50/54/58, all +1/2", 1* up
scotty.pngScotty Studio Select Laguna 1.5, 34"

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Just read through it as well, It's nice to see Titliest trying something new, I've always seen them as the old man brand in Golf, meaning that they are very traditional and my perception as a newer player to the sport is that they are overpriced compared to similar performing brands. That being said this new direction looks promising, albeit late. 

 

Also based on some of the comments in that article, I smell a testing opportunity coming...Or it could just be wishful thinking. 

 

Last note: 550 is a lot for a driver, especially given the performance of sub 400 dollar drivers like the G400, there is a lot of tech there but honestly it looks like they are just now catching up to players like Cobra and Ping in the driver tech category and are charging an outrageous amount for it. 

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Driver: :cobra-small: F9 9.0º - 14g Low - Evenflow White T1100 75G X

Woods: :cobra-small: F9 3W - Evenflow White T1100 75G X

Hybrids: :cobra-small:  F9 3H - Aldila Green X

Irons: :cobra-small: F9 One Length 4-PW - Modus3 Tour 105 S

Wedges: :cobra-small: King Wedges 50º/54º/58º Versatile

Putter: :ping-small:  Sigma G Tyne 35"

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I have hit both of them and they are the real deal. Hit the TS3 with a Tensei Orange at 44" and it was easily 6-8 yards longer than my 917 D3 with HZRDUS Yellow.  The TS2 was a pleasant surprise in that it did not have the same results for me that the D2 line has had over the last few releases.  I got to hit the TS2 with the HZRDUS Smoke in an S flex and still got good numbers despite a shaft flex that was a bit light for me. Can't wait to give the new fairway metals a try as well.

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I have hit both of them and they are the real deal. Hit the TS3 with a Tensei Orange at 44" and it was easily 6-8 yards longer than my 917 D3 with HZRDUS Yellow.  The TS2 was a pleasant surprise in that it did not have the same results for me that the D2 line has had over the last few releases.  I got to hit the TS2 with the HZRDUS Smoke in an S flex and still got good numbers despite a shaft flex that was a bit light for me. Can't wait to give the new fairway metals a try as well.

 

The Tensei orange - that's the counterbalanced one, yes?

 

I haven't hit a counterbalanced shaft. Another thing I need to search for in these forums.

 

What's your opinion of them? What does the counterbalance do?

Kyle
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"I'd rather be driving a Titleist."

WITB:
TM.pngTaylorMade M1 (2016) 9.5* -or- titleist.png Titleist 917 D3 8.5*
titleist.png Titleist 904f 15*
titleist.png Titleist 904f 19* -or- titleist.png Titleist 716 T-MB 3 iron, bent to 18*
titleist.png Titleist 712 AP2 (4-9), +1/2", 1* up
BV.jpg Vokey SM6 46/50/54/58, all +1/2", 1* up
scotty.pngScotty Studio Select Laguna 1.5, 34"

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The Tensei orange - that's the counterbalanced one, yes?

 

I haven't hit a counterbalanced shaft. Another thing I need to search for in these forums.

 

What's your opinion of them? What does the counterbalance do?

Not sure about the Tensei Orange being counterbalanced as this was a driver from someone on staff with Titleist. I asked if I could see it and was told to go hit it so I did not pay much attention to the set up. My general understanding of a counterbalanced shaft is it allows for the overall build to be heavier while keeping the swing weight in the normal range. I think my HZRDUS yellow is considered a counter balanced shaft but could not tell you if it made any difference. I liked it because it felt a little smoother than the HZRDUS Black.

 

 

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Not sure about the Tensei Orange being counterbalanced as this was a driver from someone on staff with Titleist. I asked if I could see it and was told to go hit it so I did not pay much attention to the set up. My general understanding of a counterbalanced shaft is it allows for the overall build to be heavier while keeping the swing weight in the normal range. I think my HZRDUS yellow is considered a counter balanced shaft but could not tell you if it made any difference. I liked it because it felt a little smoother than the HZRDUS Black.

 

 

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Same experience for me with the hzrdus yellow
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The big advantage of counterbalance is it allows stronger players to add more weight to the head to get more ball speed while keeping swing weight where they want it

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:ping-small: G410 LST 9* VA Nemesys 65X

:ping-small: G425 LST 14.5* Tour AD DI 7X

:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X

:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 - Tour AD 95X

:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW OBAN CT 115X(-)

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Keep the shaft talk to the shaft threads, Men.  JK.  These look awesome.  I'm always willing to give a club a ride, if I get a chance.  I prefer hitting them outside rather than in bays though.  

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FW Wood:  Titleist  3, 15*, DIamana 70G Stiff ; 5 extended, Golf Pride MCC Align Grip

Hybrid:  :taylormade-small:Sim Max 19* Ventus Stiff Shaft, Golf Pride MCC Align Grip

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 It's nice to see Titliest trying something new, I've always seen them as the old man brand in Golf, meaning that they are very traditional and my perception as a newer player to the sport is that they are overpriced compared to similar performing brands.

 

My four Titleist PT steel woods were indeed expensive for the time.

They also stayed in play 25 years for me.

No question that I'm an old man, but i wasn't that old when I bought them.

 

Who am I kidding?  I was always old.

I wore fedoras and trench coats when i was twenty-five.

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I think the article hit the nail on the head about why Titleist needed this driver.  Callaway made heads turn with Epic and Rogue, Taylormade made probably their best driver in a long time in the M4, and of course there's always Ping.  

 

When I went to get fit for my driver, Ping G LST, I honestly hit every driver out there before I selected my top 3 to take into my fitting.  When I hit the Titleist, it was getting destroyed in yards and the price tag didn't justify looking at an under-performer.  I ended up taking the Ping, Cobra, and Epic into the fitting.  It was really between Ping and Cobra, but I threw in Callaway just to be sure.

 

I've always loved what Titleist has done with their fairways and hybrids, but I've felt there drivers have been lacking for a while.

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3 Wood: Taylormade SIM
3 Utility Iron: Srixon U85
4i – AW: Taylormade P760
SW: Taylormade MG3 TW Grind
LW: Taylormade Hi-Toe Low Bounce
Putter: Ping Vault Oslo

 

 

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From the 975D to the 983E, you couldn't get a Titleist driver out of my bag.  Then came the aluminum hoseled, high spinning heads.  The 983E was about as low spinning as anything out there, but it finally got beat by the TM R510 TP. 

 

IF Titleist is going to go back to being competitive on distance and are willing to put out a truly deep faced monster like the 983E was, I'll give them a shot.  I haven't seen the TS3 in person yet.  We'll see if it has a chance.  The TS2 looks like too many drivers today: flattened pancakes.

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Tour Issue Callaway GBB Epic Sub Zero 9° / Graphite Design P9003 TX  OR  Tour Issue Taylormade M1 430 9.5° / Graphite Design P9003 TX                        

Tour Issue Callaway XHot 3 Deep 13° / Graphite Design DI-10 TX                    Tour Issue Callaway XHot 3 Deep 13° / Project X T1100 95g 6.5

Tour Issue Titleist 915Hd 17.5° / Graphite Design DI-105 X                                Tour Issue Callaway BB Alpha 815 18° / Graphite Design DI-105 X

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These are going to be game changing for Titleist I think. They've always been the most expensive and have perhaps the most loyal following But with somewhat stodgy appeal. Callaway and TM were taking them to task now that anyone can hit on a launch monitor, and it's telling that they've admitted they didn't stand a chance there. You've also got the fact that both Brooks and Francesco game the TM drivers without any locked in equipment contracts. But with a real competitor in the market place people will gladly pay up for the Titleist driver to match their irons/wedges/putter and now they should be able to justify it on the monitor. Sales up to the beginning of next season will be very telling.

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Driver: Callaway Rogue - Project X HZRDUS Yellow, 6.0, 63g

Fairway: Callaway Epic 3 wood, Rogue MAX stiff, 75g

4-6 Iron: Mizuno JPX-850 - Project X 5.5 

7-PW: Mizuno JPX-850 Forged - Project X 5.5

Wedges: Mizuno MP-T5 (50, 54), Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 60 ES

Putter: Odyssey Marxman, Currently tested and kept Golf Pride Tour SNSR Contour Pro 140cc grip

 

 

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I love my 915 D2 but wasn't crazy about the 917 which is why I never upgraded. I've been a Titleist loyalist since I got into golf but like everyone else has said, they kinda lacked in the sexiness department from an aesthetic appeal. These new drivers have definitely changed that on looks and I'd love to try one out to see how it compares to my 915.

 

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"I'd rather be driving a Titleist."

WITB:
TM.pngTaylorMade M1 (2016) 9.5* -or- titleist.png Titleist 917 D3 8.5*
titleist.png Titleist 904f 15*
titleist.png Titleist 904f 19* -or- titleist.png Titleist 716 T-MB 3 iron, bent to 18*
titleist.png Titleist 712 AP2 (4-9), +1/2", 1* up
BV.jpg Vokey SM6 46/50/54/58, all +1/2", 1* up
scotty.pngScotty Studio Select Laguna 1.5, 34"

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