Titleist TS2 Driver Review
Titleist has launched their TS2 and TS3 Drivers, which now put them on equal footing as one of the best golf drivers on the market with other big dogs like Callaway’s, TaylorMade’s, and Ping’s drivers. (It’s now available here on Amazon).
January 2019 started off with a PGA Tour event in Hawaii where Titleist was the most used driver in the field for the first time in a long time. We’re used to seeing the Titleist golf ball as the most used, but not the drivers. TaylorMade and Callaway are typically leaders in the driver space for the PGA Tour tournaments.
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So what’s changed that makes the TS2 and TS3 golf drivers up their with their fellow rivals; Epic Flash, Rogue Sub Zero, Ping G400 Max?
Titleist has started from the ground up again designed a driver with faster speed and better launch angles. I can attest to this personally, as I’ve been a Titleist driver user and never been a huge fan of their launch until recently with the TS2 Driver.
TS2 Golf Driver Review
The big change you’ll see in the TS2 driver is the adjustable sole weight which has replaced the SureFit Technology. Previously, in the Titleist 917 Driver and in the current TS3 Driver, Titleist used an adjustable weighted rod kit allowing you to switch out rods to create draw or fade bias in what they call SureFit Technology.
Here’s a photo of this technology and followed up by a photo of the TS2 switching to an adjustable sole weight instead.
This is an example of how the TS2 differentiates from the TS3 design. They shift weight back in the clubhead with this adjustable sole weight to push around MOI and to increase launch.
While the swing weight is different between the TS2 and TS3 drivers, the SureFit Hosel is still the same for both. You can adjust the loft, lie angle, and face angle through the SureFit Hosel which is something I’m excited about.
On the performance spectrum, Titleist worked hard to build the TS2 so that it is more forgiving and has a higher launch than the TS3 driver.
If you connect to a Trackman or launch monitor and hit lots of balls, you may see similar results to what I was seeing. I saw great clubhead speed and ballspeeds as compared to when I tested the Epic Flash and M5 drivers.
Mishits still traveled far. On a good drive, I hit about 285 yards for 106-108 mph clubhead speed. On mishits, I was still seeing some drives traveling 260+ which works out well for most golf courses anyway.
The face is no long milled but laser etched instead. It’s also a thinner face which saves weight.
The crown of the TS2 driver is back to a black gloss finish and includes a triangle alignment guide in the center of the top edge to square up to your golf ball at address.
The TS2 is also a larger head than the TS3 and longer as well from front to back. This results in more roundness or more oval shape compared to traditional triangular shaping of driver heads.
If you hate that high pitch shrieking ping sound when the driver meets golf ball, you won’t have to worry with the Titleist TS2. It has a more muted sound with low “ping” or low metallic ring to it. Sound is hard to describe in words but check out a YouTube video of someone hitting it and have a listen.
I love the feel of the TS2 driver. It definitely relays mishit shots as well as pure strikes. They attempted to make this driver more forgiving which I believe they did so, but you’ll still feel mishits and get solid feed back of what you did wrong by how the club feels in your hands on your shots.
Driver Loft Options:
You can purchase the driver in a variety of loft options, here’s the list: 8.5, 9.5, 10.5, and 11.5
Driver Shaft Specs:
The length of this club is 45.5 inches. It comes with stock shafts of Kuro Kage, EvenFlow T1100, Tensei AV Blue, HZRDUS Smoke Black. Flex options for the shaft are A,R,S,X. We recommend regular or stiff for most golfers.
How Much Does the Titleist TS2 Driver Cost?
Right now, pricing is $499.00 which is competitive with TaylorMade and Callaway’s new drivers that also have a $500 price tag. However, competition may heat up and you may see Titleist dropping prices at some point to woo more customers.