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Details on Jordan Spieth’s switch to the new Titleist TS2 driver

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After years of stubbornly sticking with the Titleist 915D2 driver (9.5 degrees), it appears Jordan Spieth has finally made the switch into a new Titleist driver. This week at the 2018 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, we spotted Spieth with a new Titleist TS2 driver (10.5 degrees, A-1 Titleist SureFit setting), and a new Titleist TS2 3 wood (15 degrees). Spieth’s new driver has a Graphite Design Tour AD-IZ 6X shafts (45 inches), while the 3 wood has a Graphite Design Tour AD-IZ 7X shaft (43 inches).

According to Titleist Tour representative J.J. VanWezenbeeck, testing with the new Titleist drivers started two weeks ago at Trinity Forest — Spieth’s home track in Dallas — alongside his instructor Cameron McCormick. VanWezenbeeck says Spieth prefers to work on equipment changes away from tournament sites, thus allowing him to focus only on event preparation while on location.

After testing, Spieth decided to go with the Titleist TS2, seeing more speed and higher launch compared to his 915D2.

“We tested several driver options – both TS2 and TS3 – with Jordan in the day we spent with him and he felt most comfortable with the new TS2,” said VanWezenbeeck. “Jordan was able to see a little more speed and higher launch versus his previous gamer. The result was slightly less spin which provided him a few more yards.  Our main focus, however, was direction. Jordan did a great job in 2018 increasing his  distance following a previous driver fitting session earlier last season, which included setting and shaft changes.  The new TS2 and its increased MOI provide him a greater opportunity to hit more fairways, more consistently.”

VanWezenbeeck says Spieth first saw the new drivers at The Players while they were still in prototype phase; Spieth provided feedback, according to VanWezenbeeck, and he was influential in developing the final design for the “Speed Project.”

Well, Spieth is finally gaming the driver on which he provided consultation. During Spieth’s first-round, 5-under 66 at the Shriners — the first competitive round Spieth has played with the new Titleist TS2 driver — Spieth averaged 309.6 yards (10 yards longer than his 2017-2018 average). Not a bad start with the new stick.

For more info on the new Titleist TS2 and TS3 drivers, click here.

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Andrew Tursky is the Editor-in-Chief of GolfWRX. He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team and earned a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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  1. baller

    Nov 12, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    he needs new balls. not a new club.

  2. Scheiss

    Nov 12, 2018 at 1:44 am

    Where are the details on Spieth’s switch back to the 915, and subsequent missed cut

  3. JP

    Nov 10, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    Spieth needs a new putter, not a new driver.

  4. benseattle

    Nov 10, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    Why is this still a FEATURED ARTICLE on the Front Page of Golfwrx? For some two weeks now, the website has been touting OLD NEWS.

    Doesn’t this place have any Editors?

    Of course, this is nothing new…. GolfWRX consistently leaves articles up on its front page WAAAY after their “sell by” date. To me, this just means the people who run the site need to Pay Attention.

  5. Brain

    Nov 9, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    This story didn’t age well.

  6. Tom

    Nov 7, 2018 at 1:27 am

    New Driver, same disappointing play…..

  7. Jeffrey

    Nov 5, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    Still play the 913. I haven’t been able to get better performance out of all the later gimmicks er I mean later models.

  8. Tom

    Nov 4, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    I like Spieth, but the wheels have come off his game, shoots 71-72 last two rounds in Vegas on a easy course, uh oh!

    • Scheiss

      Nov 5, 2018 at 11:46 am

      Obviously it’s the new driver, he’s going back to the 915

  9. Tom

    Nov 4, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    I hit these new drivers and they deliver. I would say they get ya another 40-60 yards in carry and 80-100 more yards in total distance!

    • HDTVMAN

      Nov 5, 2018 at 12:09 pm

      Definitely. I have the TS3, and when I reach my drive, I pick it up and drop it 75 yards further down the fairway. It is long. (Of course, no one is looking)!

  10. Kyle Price

    Nov 3, 2018 at 11:27 am

    Hit these new Titty’s both 2 and 3 are deep. Say what you about they past 913-17 clubs, which were shorter. These are longer and way straighter than my M2 with Oban. Got the TS2 with GD shaft. Bomber!!

  11. Scheiss

    Nov 2, 2018 at 6:28 pm

    Yeah, 10 yards more, in the desert, in very dry, hard, fast conditions and in some wickedly strong wind.
    Get real

    • JP

      Nov 2, 2018 at 10:22 pm

      Roll out in the desert is fantastic. I’m going to the Shriners this weekend, just played out here today (Friday). The thin dry air with roll friendly fairways gives me MORE than 10 extra yards from anywhere else I play.

    • Scheiss

      Nov 3, 2018 at 2:54 am

      Oh, forgot to add, on a rocky hillside canyon area that has many downhill tee shots.
      That stats from this week are skewed and should not be taken seriously.
      Show us the stats from sea level and on a flat course, next to the ocean with no wind and lots of moisture

  12. ogo

    Nov 2, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    Gotta sell sell sell the latest greatest improved drivers to the gearhead masses … and besides, Spieth gets $25 for each new driver sold to the suckers.

    • LoPro

      Nov 6, 2018 at 12:41 am

      Now that’s BS if I’ve ever heard it ..l..

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Softest, most forgiving players cavity irons?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from moorebaseball, who asks fellow GolfWRX members for their recommendations on soft and forgiving players cavity irons. A whole host of different irons get a mention in the thread, with Mizuno’s cavity irons proving to be one of the most popular choices amongst our members.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • jimb: “I haven’t hit anything better feeling than the 2013 Callaway X-Forged.”
  • deep18: “As others have said, JPX919 Tour. Players look but according to Mizuno’s data, slightly more forgiving than the AP3 and almost as forgiving as the MMC.”
  • elwhippy: “Mizuno will be the softest. Srixon a close second. I imagine the TM will be most forgiving. AP2s are very blade like in their performance. P760 goes very high and straight with DG 105 and 120 shafts.”
  • 300_Straight: “Wilson V6 Tour is also a great feeling iron from what I’ve heard. Never personally tested it, though. Any Srixon 7 or 9 series irons are very soft, as are most Mizunos, Callaway X Forged, etc.”

Entire Thread: “Softest, most forgiving players cavity irons?”

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Callaway launches new Big Bertha Irons and Hybrids

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Callaway has today announced the introduction of its new Big Bertha Irons and hybrids, which feature a thinner club face and optimized center of gravity, designed to provide easier launch and greater distance.

Big Bertha Irons

Following on from the 2016 Big Bertha OS Irons line, which showcased Callaway’s EXO-Cage technology, these new Big Bertha irons will feature the company’s brand new Suspended Energy Core. The Suspended Energy Core features a Metal Injection Molded (MIM’d) Tungsten Floating Weight suspended within a urethane microsphere material to create a deeper center of gravity. According to Callaway, this yields easy launch, longer, and more consistent golf shots.

The Big Bertha Irons will also feature Callaway’s 360 Face Cup, which employs a flexible rim around the face that flexes and releases at impact — this aims to increase ball speed. Owing to the new Suspended Energy Core, this will be Callaway’s thinnest face cup yet, which the company says results in increased ball speeds.

Callaway’s new Big Bertha Irons will be available with Recoil ESX, Recoil ZT9, and KBS Max 90 shafts. The irons hit the shelves on Jan. 18 and will cost $1,200 in steel and $1,300 in graphite.

Big Bertha Hybrids

The new Big Bertha Hybrids will feature Jailbreak Technology, which Callaway first introduced in 2017 with the Epic line. The technology, which was created with the aim of promoting faster ball speed and greater distance, incorporates two internal bars that stiffen the body, placing more impact load on the face. It proved to be a very popular addition from Callaway, and in their new Big Bertha Hybrids, the company have combined this technology with a new shorter and lighter OptiFit Hosel System designed to optimize the center of gravity for an easier launch and a higher, long-carrying flight.

The new hybrids from Callaway also feature an ultra-thin, Carpenter 455 steel face and Hyper Speed Face Cup, with the combination designed to create optimum ballspeed across the face.

The Big Bertha Hybrids will be available in both premium Recoil ESX and ZT9 Shafts, and they will be in stores on Jan. 18 for $269.99 each.

A special thanks to our Brian Knudson for braving the chill and doing his best to find a few blades of green grass for the outdoor, in-hand photos readers prefer.

 

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Matt Kuchar’s winning WITB: 2018 Mayakoba Golf Classic

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Driver: Bridgestone Tour B JGR (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Tour Spec 6S

3-wood: Titleist TS2 (13.5 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Speeder Evolution 757 X

Hybrids: Bridgestone Tour B XD-H (18 degrees), Ping Anser (20)
Shafts: Fujikura Motore Speeder TS 8.8 X flex

Irons: Bridgestone J15CB (5-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold 105 S300 (soft stepped)

Wedges: Bridgestone J40 Forged (52 degrees, bent to 51); Cleveland RTX-4 (58 bent to 57, 64 bent to 63 degrees)
Shafts: Aerotech Steelfiber i110X, KBS Tour 120 S, KBS Tour 120 S

Putter: Bettinardi Kuchar Model 1 Arm Lock (400 grams, 3 degrees loft, 71 degrees lie, 40.5″)
Grip: Bettinardi Arm Lock XL

Golf ball: Bridgestone Tour B X

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