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I have demoed these drivers a few times in store and am leaning towards the TS2.  Really intrigued by some of the ball speed numbers I have seen from it and would love to put it up against my F8+ in a more in-depth fitting.

I know @yungkory has a TS2 fitting coming up and I am looking forward to hear what type of numbers he gets!

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I found in my brief demo of them both the TS3 sits too square at address, the leading edge is quite sharp. The TS2 sat better, but both performed surprisingly well on offcentre shots. The demo guy let me take it out for 3 holes and slight mis-hits went just as far as a sweetspot shot from my Titleist 910D3. So it certainly appears to live up to it's hype so far.

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I haven't hit these yet...Shocker I know, but just pure bad timing with a busy fall. 

I am however very much looking forward to trying them at demo day at the PGA Show, if not before then.   While I was fit into the 917 D3 in the previous model, I'd like to see what the TS2 does for me. 

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5 hours ago, perseveringgolfer said:

I found in my brief demo of them both the TS3 sits too square at address, the leading edge is quite sharp. The TS2 sat better, but both performed surprisingly well on offcentre shots. The demo guy let me take it out for 3 holes and slight mis-hits went just as far as a sweetspot shot from my Titleist 910D3. So it certainly appears to live up to it's hype so far.

This was true for me as well when I was swinging them at the pro shop. I liked that I could see the loft (or at least that's how it felt for me) at address of the TS2. It gave me more confidence looking down at it. If the GC2 at the shop was accurate, I was putting some out there right at my theoretical max according to that swing speed/carry chart floating around on the net.

I haven't been on Trackman for about a year so this Saturday is kind of killing two birds with one stone -- testing the TS line, and getting numbers so I can test Truefit as well :)

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6 hours ago, perseveringgolfer said:

I found in my brief demo of them both the TS3 sits too square at address, the leading edge is quite sharp. The TS2 sat better, but both performed surprisingly well on offcentre shots. The demo guy let me take it out for 3 holes and slight mis-hits went just as far as a sweetspot shot from my Titleist 910D3. So it certainly appears to live up to it's hype so far.

I’m guessing by “too square” is more relative to the leading edge comment you made? To me a club is either square, open or closed and the “too” would be more applicable to how much open or closed the club looks for the person and for square its either square or not. 

I’ve only hit both heads a couple times and the ts3 leading edge didn’t stand out to me. I prefer that shape. The ts2 looked kinda triangular to me.

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I’m guessing by “too square” is more relative to the leading edge comment you made? To me a club is either square, open or closed and the “too” would be more applicable to how much open or closed the club looks for the person and for square its either square or not. 
I’ve only hit both heads a couple times and the ts3 leading edge didn’t stand out to me. I prefer that shape. The ts2 looked kinda triangular to me.
Ts3 is definitely more of a traditional shape while ts2 is slightly more elongated

TS2 has a higher moi so they had to reduce the face roll and bulge.

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I hit the TS3 over the weekend and it is pretty good. Looks good at address and may be the best feeling driver I have ever hit. Ball speed was almost exactly the same as my Rogue, so don't see one getting into my bag but they are a great product from what I can tell. Nice that Titleist has produced a driver that can compete again. 

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42 minutes ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

I’m guessing by “too square” is more relative to the leading edge comment you made? To me a club is either square, open or closed and the “too” would be more applicable to how much open or closed the club looks for the person and for square its either square or not. 

I’ve only hit both heads a couple times and the ts3 leading edge didn’t stand out to me. I prefer that shape. The ts2 looked kinda triangular to me.

yes, I clumsily didnt explain it very well. It looks sharper along the top to the outside edge...if that makes any sense. I personally dont like a club sitting open or closed, it needs to be square to the target line and the Titleist does that perfectly. It's the top edge that just looks straighter/sharper than my 910D3 or the TS2

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5 minutes ago, perseveringgolfer said:

yes, I clumsily didnt explain it very well. It looks sharper along the top to the outside edge...if that makes any sense. I personally dont like a club sitting open or closed, it needs to be square to the target line and the Titleist does that perfectly. It's the top edge that just looks straighter/sharper than my 910D3 or the TS2

Ok. That makes more sense. I figured it had more to do with the leading edge/top than the verbiage of too square.  It’s funny how the mind plays tricks on us based on looks. At the end of a recent fitting the fitter wanted to run some experiments so he changed some settings on the driver and based on the looks at address I changed my swing to try and get the result I wanted based on how the address looked. After a few swings when we were talking about it he said he wanted to see what I would do based on what I saw as well as what he noticed from other settings during the fitting

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An average of 4 mph more ball speed

Consistent launch between 12 and 14 degrees

Consistent spin between 2000 and 2300

More than 8 yards average carry distance increase with a tighter horizontal and vertical dispersion

 

Looks like I need to update the What did you buy today and my WITB thread 

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23 hours ago, jlukes said:

An average of 4 mph more ball speed

Consistent launch between 12 and 14 degrees

Consistent spin between 2000 and 2300

More than 8 yards average carry distance increase with a tighter horizontal and vertical dispersion

 

Looks like I need to update the What did you buy today and my WITB thread 

I was just about to ask you about your numbers with TS2. Can't wait until tomorrow!

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I loving the TS3. Just a classic looking driver that is performing brilliantly


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I was just about to ask you about your numbers with TS2. Can't wait until tomorrow!
Can't wait to hear how your fitting goes today

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Can't wait to hear how your fitting goes today
TS2 9.5 Hzrdus Smoke 6.0

Ball speeds up from my G400 max up 11 mph... They're going to email me the Trackman data. They said they normalize the numbers to compensate for using range balls, but I'm interested to see what a real ball does. Gonna have to borrow my buddy's SwingCaddy and take it to the course. It was funny because the fitter was like "why are you even here?" after seeing my Max numbers. I told her that I've given up distance since switching to my G400 in the name of more fairways. I guess she didn't believe me because get next statement was "man, I'd take that all day." Yeah, I thought so too but here I am .

I liked the feel of the Evenflow white that you ended up with, but the dispersion with the Hzrdus beat it out. This shaft really feels like I can swing absolutely free, no holding back. At first, it felt like a 2x4, but she told me to trust the shaft. My swing speed also went back up to 104-105 with the TS2 in my hands. It was as low as 96 with my Max. I guess I really was fighting my KuroKage?

TS3 was spinning too low for me at 1900 and I didn't like the ball flight, probably because I don't hit up on the ball as much as others, but I didn't see my AoA on the tablet, have to wait for the numbers tonight since they don't have a cellular data plan for their tablet. I will say though, my absolute best was with the TS3, but fitting for that perfect one probably isn't the smart choice. I didn't mind the shape at address of the TS3 out on the range today, much less than it bothered my eye in the shop. However, the feel of the clubhead was strange to me. Don't know if it's the CG location, but the first swing resulted in me topping it completely, very weird.

I'm a skeptical person by nature, I question nearly everything until I have my own experience. I didn't believe people on YouTube picking up 4+ mph ball speed so I had to see for myself. I know jlukes knows his stuff, and he doesn't endorse anything unless it's great, and I can attest that these drivers are LEGIT.

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I’m curious about the fairways personally. Anyone have a idea about these


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Jlukes has the TS2 fw as well, there's a thread for them I think

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I hit the TS2 for the first time today. The LM in GG wasn't working. But I'm pretty sure it felt like 150 mph ball speed and 260 carry

Seriously I didn't get any numbers. But the sound was intoxicating and the tensi Blue shaft felt very good.

The GM who I know pretty well was telling me hasn't seen anyone get less than 4 mph ball speed increase.

He said the 915 was pretty good and the 917 was a bit better. But he thinks this is the big jump in performance that Titleist has been working toward.

I'll definitley go back and get some numbers on it.


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TS2 9.5 Hzrdus Smoke 6.0

 

Ball speeds up from my G400 max up 11 mph... They're going to email me the Trackman data. They said they normalize the numbers to compensate for using range balls, but I'm interested to see what a real ball does. Gonna have to borrow my buddy's SwingCaddy and take it to the course. It was funny because the fitter was like "why are you even here?" after seeing my Max numbers. I told her that I've given up distance since switching to my G400 in the name of more fairways. I guess she didn't believe me because get next statement was "man, I'd take that all day." Yeah, I thought so too but here I am .

 

I liked the feel of the Evenflow white that you ended up with, but the dispersion with the Hzrdus beat it out. This shaft really feels like I can swing absolutely free, no holding back. At first, it felt like a 2x4, but she told me to trust the shaft. My swing speed also went back up to 104-105 with the TS2 in my hands. It was as low as 96 with my Max. I guess I really was fighting my KuroKage?

 

TS3 was spinning too low for me at 1900 and I didn't like the ball flight, probably because I don't hit up on the ball as much as others, but I didn't see my AoA on the tablet, have to wait for the numbers tonight since they don't have a cellular data plan for their tablet. I will say though, my absolute best was with the TS3, but fitting for that perfect one probably isn't the smart choice. I didn't mind the shape at address of the TS3 out on the range today, much less than it bothered my eye in the shop. However, the feel of the clubhead was strange to me. Don't know if it's the CG location, but the first swing resulted in me topping it completely, very weird.

 

I'm a skeptical person by nature, I question nearly everything until I have my own experience. I didn't believe people on YouTube picking up 4+ mph ball speed so I had to see for myself. I know jlukes knows his stuff, and he doesn't endorse anything unless it's great, and I can attest that these drivers are LEGIT.

 

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Great stuff dude. That TS2 head is something else. Finally Titleist can pull up a seat next to the Callaway and TaylorMade at the big Boys table with drivers.

 

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I hit the 2 and 3 at Club Champion and didn’t see any gains in ball speed. The M4 they had me try gave me 1-2 mph more than the Titleist. I’ll give it another go after the PGA show once everything’s out. It will be fun to try this again, even at another fitter.


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