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2021 Titleist TSi2 and TSi3 hybrids: “Everything we got”

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The 2021 Titleist TSi hybrids, which include the TSi2 and TSi3 along with the newly launched TSi1, are all about delivering high-flying shots with control and green-stopping power. They embody the same design features as the TSi Series fairway woods to create the most technology-pushing hybrids the R&D team at Titleist has ever created.

“We’ve put everything we got into these hybrids”
– Josh Talge, Titleist VP of Marketing

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Titleist TSi hybrid technology

The technology built into the TSi hybrids is all about refining the proven technologies of the previous TS Series while offering increased forgiveness and control for the targetted golfer—while also making them feel and sound better along the way.

Both the TSi2 and TSi3 hybrids feature a forged carpenter 455 steel face, which, much like the previous generation, has allowed the designers to save mass and reposition it around the head to maximize the playing characteristics for each model, which is particularly important considering how much design separation has been created.

The biggest advancement though is less about materials and more around shaping, and this is where the new TSi hybrids are like nothing Titleist has done before.

TSi2 hybrid details

The TSi2 is a hybrid designed with the perfect balance between optimizing forgiveness while also offering playability for golfers with a more shallow delivery into the ball. Compared to the TSi3, which is one of the smallest hybrids Titleist has ever produced, and the TSi1 which is the largest, the TSi2 fits comfortably in the middle in terms of size and has low and deeper CG to create higher launch conditions for those who need it.

Unlike the previous TS2 hybrid, which had a more pear-shaped look with a rounded toe profile, the new TSi2 has a more symmetrical look around the rear of the club to both center mass and increase forgiveness while still offering workability.

TSi2 hybrid loft options

The TSi2 hybrid will be available in the lofts of 18, 21, and 24 degrees in both right and left-handed.

TSi3 hybrid details

The TSi3 hybrid is the most technology-packed and adjustable hybrid Titleist has ever produced. Like the rest of Titleist’s metal woods line, the hybrid features the familiar SureFit hosel system as previous generations but also includes the newly optimized SureFit adjustable CG (center of gravity) track to help fitters and golfers alike dial-in preferred shot shape and reduce dispersion. The TSi3 hybrid uses the same weight as the TSi3 fairway wood to achieve this adjustability.

Compared to any previous Titleist hybrid, including the 2019 TS3, the shape of the 2021 TSi3 hybrid is aggressively square and “iron-like” from address with virtually zero offset or onset to offer maximum workability.

TSi3 Titleist hybrid from address

The head has short front to back and heel to toe dimensions to push the center of gravity closer to the face to provide a flatter trajectory for golfers who take a more iron-like approach to their hybrids and need spin control caused by having a more downward approach into the ball (steeper angle of attack).

TSi3 hybrid loft options

The TSi3 hybrid will be available in the lofts of 18 and 20 degrees in both right and left-handed.

Why you likely need a hybrid, or two.

When it comes to scoring most golfers focus on the short game and driving but, the shots hit in-between are equally as important and most often overlooked. When you factor in that on average PGA Tour players hit just over 66 percent of greens in regulation, the average golfer hits much less, and often times it’s caused by improper gapping and the inability to hit greens especially outside of 150 yards.

Hybrids help golfers find clubs for the crucial yardages between their longest iron and highest lofted fairway wood. Whether it be second shots hit into par 5’s, approach shots into long par 4s, or even into par 3’s having clubs that offer both control and consistent distances are crucial. The new Titleist TSi hybrids offer golfers 2 distinct options with the TSi2 and TSi3 for finding a hybrid to fit the golfer for swing type and preferred looks.

Specs, price, & availability

The Titleist TSi Series hybrids come with a variety of featured shaft options to fit almost any player’s need, in addition to Titleist their industry-leading custom-shaft matrix. The featured shafts for both the TSi2 and TSi3 hybrids are

  • Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei AV White RAW 90 HY
  • ProjectX HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 80 HY
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei AV Blue RAW 75 HY
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Kuro Kage Black DC 5G 55 HY

The price for both the TSi2 and TSi3 hybrids is $279, and they will be available in golf shops starting February 26.

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Ryan Barath is a club-fitter & master club builder with more than 17 years of experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour players. He is the former Build Shop Manager & Social Media Coordinator for Modern Golf. He now works independently from his home shop and is a member of advisory panels to a select number of golf equipment manufacturers. You can find Ryan on Twitter and Instagram where he's always willing to chat golf, and share his passion for club building, course architecture and wedge grinding.

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  1. Pingback: Best hybrids in golf 2022: Most versatile, most forgiving hybrids for you! – GolfWRX

  2. MP-4

    Feb 18, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    Also wondering about why no 24 degree TSi3 Hybrid?

    If they are iron like, wouldn’t you want them in degrees closer to you irons?

    Had hoped to use a TSi2 21 degree hybrid and a TSi3 24 degree hybrid, then the irons.

  3. ericsokp

    Feb 18, 2021 at 6:52 pm

    I’d like to have seen a 2 hybrid (16* or so) for people such as myself who have given up trying to hit 3-wood consistently.

  4. Tjones

    Feb 18, 2021 at 11:12 am

    I’m surprised about only having 2 TSi3’s? Is it because they are geared towards better players who prolly won’t put more than one in the bag?

  5. CMY

    Feb 17, 2021 at 9:38 am

    No 23 Loft for the TSI3?

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Callaway Opus wedges launched on PGA Tour

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Editor’s note: This is an excerpt of an article our Andrew Tursky filed for PGATour.com’s Equipment Report. Read the full piece here.

While this is the world’s first official look at the final versions of the Opus line of wedges, Callaway staffers have actually been involved In the prototyping and design process for around two years, according to Callaway Tour Manager Joe Toulon.

“The Tour launch is basically when we’re introducing it to the Tour players officially for the first time,” Toulon said on Tuesday at the 2024 Travelers Championship. “We’ve done a lot of work with this wedge in the prototyping stages. It’s a project that we’ve really kicked off 2 years ago, when we really started digging into this category and understanding what the best players in the world look for in a wedge.”

Of course, Callaway’s research and design team has been studying the wedge category for decades, but this time around – during the design of the new Opus wedges – Callaway put more power than ever into the hands of PGA TOUR players. Toulon and team paid close attention to everything Tour players wanted from a wedge, including the look at address, the shape of the leading edge, how the club sits on the ground with the face open, the shaping of the sole, the sound, the feel, and how the wedge interacts with the turf at impact under various conditions.

Although all factors were considered, the most significant barrier to entry for Tour players is their first impression of the shape of the wedge at address.

“The shape is really something we spent a lot of time with, and getting it to look good to the majority of players – it’s something that you may not hit everybody’s eye exactly right, but this is something where we got countless hours of feedback and testing from Tour players, and this is kind of the final product,” Toulon said. “…I think one of the things that players really focus on when they set a wedge down for the first time is what it looks like at address, and what it looks like when you open the face, and we did a lot around that; the shaping and the roundness of this wedge.”

Toulon calls it the “final” product, because there were various iterations of the Opus wedges before this. Actually, these final versions of the Opus wedges are based on the sixth prototype, specifically.

“[The Opus wedge] was code named ‘S6’ during the process,” Toulon said. “We stamped every wedge out here (on the PGA TOUR) in this shape with S6, and that basically just stands for some of the shaping designs we went through. That was the sixth shape design that we settled on based on what the player feedback was. That’s really the whole story behind this wedge; tour-inspired, tour-driven. These guys out here designed this wedge. This is just the final cosmetic and final design that we went with.”

Read the full piece here.

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For the first time, golfers can purchase TaylorMade’s MG4 RAW TW Grind wedges Tiger Woods has played in tournaments this season.

The MG4 Raw TW Grind wedges showcase a slightly larger footprint that are designed to give players a sense of roundness and continuity throughout the clubhead profile.

MG4 RAW TW Grind 56-degree

Specs:

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MG4 RAW TW Grind 60-degree

Specs: 

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  • Shaft: DG Tour Issue S400
  • Grip: Tour Velvet Cord
  • Material: 8620 Carbon Steel
  • Finish: Raw
  • Hand: RH Only

The MG4 RAW TW Grind Wedges are for sale now at www.taylormadegolf.com for $199.99 USD.

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At GolfWRX, we are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment of the game in many ways.

It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball. It even allows us to share another thing we all love – buying and selling equipment.

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From the seller: (@icecat88): “Nice set of Vega Mizar irons 5-G with project x 5.5 pured shafts and newer golf pride align grips. Normal bag chatter on the soles but face and grooves in excellent condition. Be hard to find quality forged set in this condition for just  $200 plus shipping.”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: ‘The cheapest set of irons on GolfWRX’

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