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Took a few swings with the TS2 with Hzrdus Smoke shaft at Golf Galaxy Saturday morning. Man did that feel nice. Also hit an F8+ for comparison. The launch monitor was kind of jacked up and everything was 30-40 yards short of where they should have been, so I don't really have a clue about distance.

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Played my first two rounds with my TS2 last week in FL.   After some initial work on fixing s swing flaw that had crept in, I drove the heck out of the ball.  Played with our Superintendent who is usu

A quick observation today... This morning at the club I tried the TS2 and the Cortex before playing. The TS2 was an 11.5* with Tensei Blue-S and the Cortex was an 10.5* with a Blue-R shaft of som

Great range session today. I guess you can say that I'm getting along pretty well with the TS2 and the Evenflow White

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Paging @yungkory.

I expect a full report on your maiden voyage

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13 hours ago, jlukes said:

Paging @yungkory.

I expect a full report on your maiden voyage

3/4 fairways hit with TS2 during my 9-hole maiden voyage. Wasn't really finding the middle of TS2, but it feels every bit as forgiving as G400 Max was, and I'd be willing to say that distance-wise it's even MORE forgiving for me on off-center strikes. I know from my fitting that on average it's faster, but it was good to see that it translated to the course since even on off-center hits I was in my usual positions.

Cooked one left trying to draw it around the corner, but that was obviously my fault, the rest were pretty good results for not my best swings.

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A quick observation today...

This morning at the club I tried the TS2 and the Cortex before playing. The TS2 was an 11.5* with Tensei Blue-S and the Cortex was an 10.5* with a Blue-R shaft of some kind. The Cortex was a non-starter due to the shaft. Everything was high and right. Everyone raves about the great sound of the Cortex but I didn't hear that through my ears. Now.... the TS2 was freaking awesome! I only hit about 6 shots that were each pretty much perfect in my book. The sound was great and the ball flight and trajectory seemed just what I prefer. And this was with Srixon yellow range balls. Loved the sound and feel. I had all my shots centered on the face in an area of about the size of a quarter. I took both drivers back to the pro shop and told one of the assistants, "I can play this club just like it is." Now the bad news...

He said I had $125 on account and I can apply that to the club and also get the Christmas Sale discount. Hmmm?

Fitting? What fitting. It fits! Honestly though, I think I'll get back out there next Saturday and take it on the course with a game ball, Then I'll see. Really see. Could this be the SLDR beater? Maybe.

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A quick observation today...
This morning at the club I tried the TS2 and the Cortex before playing. The TS2 was an 11.5* with Tensei Blue-S and the Cortex was an 10.5* with a Blue-R shaft of some kind. The Cortex was a non-starter due to the shaft. Everything was high and right. Everyone raves about the great sound of the Cortex but I didn't hear that through my ears. Now.... the TS2 was freaking awesome! I only hit about 6 shots that were each pretty much perfect in my book. The sound was great and the ball flight and trajectory seemed just what I prefer. And this was with Srixon yellow range balls. Loved the sound and feel. I had all my shots centered on the face in an area of about the size of a quarter. I took both drivers back to the pro shop and told one of the assistants, "I can play this club just like it is." Now the bad news...
He said I had $125 on account and I can apply that to the club and also get the Christmas Sale discount. Hmmm?
Fitting? What fitting. It fits! Honestly though, I think I'll get back out there next Saturday and take it on the course with a game ball, Then I'll see. Really see. Could this be the SLDR beater? Maybe.
It's an absolutely fantastic driver. Pull the trigger!
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20 hours ago, PlaidJacket said:

A quick observation today...

seemed justEveryone raves about the great sound of the Cortex but I didn't hear that through my ears. Now.... the TS2 was freaking awesome! I only hit about 6 shots that were each pretty much perfect in my book. The sound was great and the ball flight and trajectory what I prefer.

I watched Rick Shiels review and it didnt sound good at all, maybe just in the video. BUT I loved the Titleist sound and feel and sound is a major part for me.

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I watched Rick Shiels review and it didnt sound good at all, maybe just in the video. BUT I loved the Titleist sound and feel and sound is a major part for me.
It sounds incredible to me. It's the first titanium crowned driver I've hit in years and I forgot how intoxicating that sound is compared to the dull thwack of a cf crowned head
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42 minutes ago, jlukes said:
53 minutes ago, perseveringgolfer said:
I watched Rick Shiels review and it didnt sound good at all, maybe just in the video. BUT I loved the Titleist sound and feel and sound is a major part for me.

It sounds incredible to me. It's the first titanium crowned driver I've hit in years and I forgot how intoxicating that sound is compared to the dull thwack of a cf crowned head

They're called metalwoods for heavens sake 😜

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2 hours ago, jlukes said:

It's an absolutely fantastic driver. Pull the trigger!

I hate being pressured. LOL

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6 minutes ago, PlaidJacket said:

I hate being pressured. LOL

You gotta buy it... no pressure though...😉

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5 hours ago, PlaidJacket said:

I hate being pressured. LOL

Went out again last Wednesday for TS2's second 9 hole round. Blocked one right on the first hole and was 70y to the right, but pin high. The next drive was on #4 Par 4 ~400y playing into a 20 mph wind, left me with 150 for my second. The final drive - #9 is parallel to the 4th hole so it was playing down wind/downhill and it's 510y on the card. I spanked one that just seemed to stay in the air forever and had 140y left...

This driver is no joke.

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I played in a Snowball outing on Friday it was 35 degrees with 20mph winds.

All the tees were up so there was one hole that was lasered at 292 yards to the pin. It was about 30 yards downhill to the green, but the wind was dead in our face. After my partner hit his driver about 30 yards short of the green I uncorked a drive that just seemed to stay in the air forever. It landed pin high and stayed on the green.

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34 minutes ago, jlukes said:

I played in a Snowball outing on Friday it was 35 degrees with 20mph winds.

All the tees were up so there was one hole that was lasered at 292 yards to the pin. It was about 30 yards downhill to the green, but the wind was dead in our face. After my partner hit his driver about 30 yards short of the green I uncorked a drive that just seemed to stay in the air forever. It landed pin high and stayed on the green.
 

3 putt par?  🤣

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It’s really helpful when talking about drivers or any club for that matter to include shaft information. The dynamics of a club can change significantly from one shaft to another. Consistency is not a problem for me but distance is a bit of a challenge. Squeezing out an extra 10 yards could be the difference of one or two clubs into the green. Knowing the head alone is somewhat misleading.

I’ve never owned a Titleist Driver. Love to hear all the experiences and please include the shaft info. Great stuff so far.


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This is the first Titleist driver i have ever owned

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1 hour ago, SteddyGolf said:

It’s really helpful when talking about drivers or any club for that matter to include shaft information. The dynamics of a club can change significantly from one shaft to another. Consistency is not a problem for me but distance is a bit of a challenge. Squeezing out an extra 10 yards could be the difference of one or two clubs into the green. Knowing the head alone is somewhat misleading.

I’ve never owned a Titleist Driver. Love to hear all the experiences and please include the shaft info. Great stuff so far.


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Shafts like head and loft are also going to change one to another. One shaft my work better in the ts2 than ts3 for one person and opposite for another.

Knowing a persons swing along with their launch monitor numbers imo helps a lot more than just knowing head and shaft specs.

Gainng 10 yards for many will be hard these days imo. With CT/COR being maxed out there’s going to be minimal gain in center orbclose to center contact from what I have seen in fittings over the last 3 years or so.  Someone who want fit for their current setup, someone with an older setup of let’s say 4+ years or someone who doesn’t find center of the face consistently will be the ones who have a better chance of picking up more yards as the newer technology being used in materials and face construction are improving ball speed across the face.

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Shafts like head and loft are also going to change one to another. One shaft my work better in the ts2 than ts3 for one person and opposite for another.
Knowing a persons swing along with their launch monitor numbers imo helps a lot more than just knowing head and shaft specs.
Gainng 10 yards for many will be hard these days imo. With CT/COR being maxed out there’s going to be minimal gain in center orbclose to center contact from what I have seen in fittings over the last 3 years or so.  Someone who want fit for their current setup, someone with an older setup of let’s say 4+ years or someone who doesn’t find center of the face consistently will be the ones who have a better chance of picking up more yards as the newer technology being used in materials and face construction are improving ball speed across the face.
Agreed completely. Shafts and how one reacts to a shafts particular characteristics is completely unique from one individual to the next.
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6 hours ago, SteddyGolf said:

It’s really helpful when talking about drivers or any club for that matter to include shaft information. The dynamics of a club can change significantly from one shaft to another. Consistency is not a problem for me but distance is a bit of a challenge. Squeezing out an extra 10 yards could be the difference of one or two clubs into the green. Knowing the head alone is somewhat misleading.

I’ve never owned a Titleist Driver. Love to hear all the experiences and please include the shaft info. Great stuff so far.


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TS2 9.5 HZRDUS Smoke 60 6.0

5 hours ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

Shafts like head and loft are also going to change one to another. One shaft my work better in the ts2 than ts3 for one person and opposite for another.

Knowing a persons swing along with their launch monitor numbers imo helps a lot more than just knowing head and shaft specs.

Gainng 10 yards for many will be hard these days imo. With CT/COR being maxed out there’s going to be minimal gain in center orbclose to center contact from what I have seen in fittings over the last 3 years or so.  Someone who want fit for their current setup, someone with an older setup of let’s say 4+ years or someone who doesn’t find center of the face consistently will be the ones who have a better chance of picking up more yards as the newer technology being used in materials and face construction are improving ball speed across the face.

FWIW from my Trackman data I'm on average 1.1 degrees up, around 2200 spin, 12* launch

I struggled to keep the TS3 on line, but felt like I middled it more often. It was carrying a few yards longer than TS2 on average, but probably because the spin was at 1800 -- which is probably why dispersion was considerably worse.

This driver just FEELS fast off the face, similar to how my Epic felt.

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Great range session today. I guess you can say that I'm getting along pretty well with the TS2 and the Evenflow White IMG_20181213_153007.jpeg

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I spent some time in the hitting bay at Golf Galaxy over the weekend - the TS2 really has me intrigued. I tried the 9.5* loft and the HZRDUS Smoke and Even Flow shafts (I hit about 20 balls with each shaft). I was averaging about 95 mph swing speed but backspin was very high (approaching 4000 rpm with the Smoke shaft and 3500 rpm with the Even Flow, IIRC). The guy at the store also told me my launch angle was pretty high, but I don't recall what it was. If you've paid any attention to the Bridgestone JGR driver thread, I have strong suspicions that the shaft was way wrong for me, but apparently my swing isn't helping much. To me, the main thing that came out of it was I need a lesson (or 6) to groove a swing. Apparently I have a tendency to hit pretty sharply down on the ball (which I wasn't entirely aware of), so I made some efforts to try to catch the ball more on the upswing. The few occasions this happened resulted in much lower spin (around 2000 rpm) and much more carry (250 versus 220).

I'm still very intrigued by the TS2, but need a couple lessons and for spring to come so I can hit some balls.

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