The Titleist TS2 and Titleist TS3 drivers are the new release from the leading manufacturer and a successor to the popular Titleist 917 drivers.
Known as TS due to the fact they are part of the new Titleist Speed series, the drivers have already made an impact having been used on tour by some of golf’s leading names.
It was the likes of Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler, Henrik Stenson, Paul Casey and Tommy Fleetwood who set Titleist a goal of extracting even more ball speed from a new driver and what they have come up with is two impressive options.
Titleist said of the TS2 and TS3 drivers: “Our new Speed Chassis is the result of a two-year mission to deconstruct the driver and then design greater speed into every detail. Now available in two designs, each born to bring the future of Titleist speed to your game.”
Titleist TS2 Driver
The TS2 driver carries the familiar look of Titleist drivers of old with a classic black colour scheme. That was missing from the 917, but has been brought back for the latest release.
There is also a significant change from the 917 with the SureFit CG system replaced as the cartridge has been switched for weights in the back of the head instead in the TS2.
The weight means the sole of the TS2 is completely different to the TS3 option with the former now having an X-shaped plate. That, Titleist promise, gives a 20% reduction in drag which results in increased club head speed through the air.
Titleist have also made the titanium crown lighter than any other driver on the market, which in turn allows weight to be moved lower and deeper to help increase the launch angle and created added distance.
The face on the TS2 driver now has varying thickness to aid forgiveness on off centre strikes.
Titleist TS3 Driver
The TS3 driver carries all the same technology and design features of its TS2 sister: the same attractive black look, face technology, light crown and reduced drag.
But the difference comes courtesy of the face the SureFit CG system and cartridge used in the 917 drivers have remained in this new release, unlike the TS2 which features weights in the back of the head.
As a result, the sole of the TS3 drivers have a V-shape design with the cartridge running from heel to toe. It allows golfers to change the angle of loft and lie from draw to fade bias depending on personal preference.
It is a competitive market space, but there is added speed in the new Titleist creations and that will help golfers extract added distance from their game.
Which version suits will depend upon whether you tinker with the setup of your driver. If you do, the TS3 is the one, if not go for the TS2.