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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 part of the Digital Content Creation Team for GolfWRX. He hosts the "On Spec" Podcast on the GolfWRX Radio Network which focuses on discussing everything golf, including gear, technology, fitting, and course architecture. He 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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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?

  4. CMY

    Feb 17, 2021 at 9:38 am

    No 23 Loft for the TSI3?

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2021 TaylorMade Spider X, EX, S, and SR putters offer improved roll, feel, and forgiveness

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Building putters is about creating options and incorporating technology. For TaylorMade’s all-new Spider putters for 2021—including the Spider X Hydro Blast, EX, Spider S, and SR—it’s the little details that make big differences.

“With this new class of Spider putters, we focused on removing two of those variables: aim and alignment … While each putter brings something unique to the table, they are bonded by a foundation of forgiveness, stability, and True Path alignment that makes it easier to aim.” – Bill Price, Product Creation, Putters & Wedge

The idea of a “classic” golf club or putter shape won’t generally have people reminiscing about a TaylorMade Spider, but the design has been around for well over a decade—and although it has gone through some design tweaks over the years, the modern Spider is here to stay

Spider X Hydro Blast

This putter is all about small changes to an already great design with the most notable being the Hydro Blast finishing process. The new Spider X also features

  • The classic Spider X head shape, available in both a face-balanced double-bend and a smaller slant neck with 21 degrees of toe hang.
  • Multimaterial construction to offer maximum stability and increased MOI.
  • White True Path for a high-contrast look that is easy to align

Availability and Price

Preorder for the Spider X Hydro Blast starts today, March 2, with putters arriving at retail starting March 12 with a price of $279.99.

The new Spider X will be available in stock lengths of 33″, 34″, and 35″ be completed with a KBS Chrome C-Taper Stepless shaft and Super Stroke Pistol GTR 1.0 grip.

Spider EX

With the Spider EX, TaylorMade is flexing its putter design capabilities when it comes to face technology to improve roll and feel. The Spider EX features a new co-molded insert made of white TPU urethane and small aluminum beams angled at 45°. This combination of materials gets the ball up and rolling quicker and also creates a soft yet solid feel to improve player feedback.

Speaking of feedback and feel the Spider EX has a newly designed “Fluted feel” shaft with a more flexible portion starting 5″ below the tip to add stability while also maintaining a softer feel through the stroke,  and is slightly larger than the Spider X to increase MOI.

Availability and price

Preorder for the Spider EX starts today, March 2, with putters arriving at retail starting March 12 with a price of $349.99 – See chart for full color availability.

The stock options will include lengths of  33″, 34″, and 35″, the TaylorMade Fluted Feel shaft and to top it off a Super Stroke Pistol GTR 1.0 grip.

Spider S and SR

It’s about options and alignment. The Spider S uses geometry and topline sights to help golfers who prefer to use the width of the ball for accurate sighting.

The Spider S also offers the same Fluted Feel shaft and white TPU Pure roll insert to create a soft feel.

The Spider SR is the “Stability Monster” of the 2021 TaylorMade putter lineup and utilizes multiple weights around the head to raise MOI.

While the Spider S’s alignment system is for players who use the front of the putter, the SR places the True path alignment away from the face and between the wings. This allows golfers to use the clean topline and parallel wings to line up to the intended path while still offering a visual aid to behind the ball.

Availability and Price

The Spider S and SR putters will be available for preorder March 2 and will land at retail beginning April 9, with a price of $279.99. The stock configurations will include lengths of 33″, 34″, and 35 and they will be completed with a TaylorMade Fluted Feel shaft and to topped with a Super Stroke Pistol GTR 1.0 grip.

Spider S options

Spider SR options

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‘Can’t seem to chip with forged wedges’ – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been trying to help out WRXer ‘RkoDavey’, who is struggling to chip with forged wedges. ‘RkoDavey’ kicks off the thread saying:

“For most of my golfing life, I’ve struggled to chip with my sand wedge but usually have no trouble when I use my gap wedge, and I’m starting to wonder if this is related to my equipment. My gap wedge is part of my P790 iron set, but no sand wedge is available, so I play an Adams Tom Watson forged 56-degree wedge (bounce is 13 degrees).

 I can’t tell you how many times I chunk little greenside chips with my Adams wedge, but if I chip with my gap wedge, the club seems to glide right through the turf, and I have much better results. My problems arise when I have little green to work with and need the ball to stop quick–my gap wedge simply isn’t the right tool for that type of shot.”

And he poses two questions for fellow members to help him out:

“First, is there something about forged wedges that makes them radically different from your typical gap wedge that comes with a set of irons? I had this same issue with the previous irons I owned, and I wonder if it’s my equipment or if it’s all in my head.

Second, what recommendations can you give for a 55 or 56-degree sand wedge that will perform similar to my gap wedge?”

Our members have been sharing their thoughts in our forum.

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.

  • IPA4me: “Check the bounce. Also, consider cavity back wedges for the added forgiveness.”
  • mootrail: “You’re comparing your super hot face hollow body set wedge to an ancient stamping with zero modern wedge design parameters. They might be perfectly fine for some, but the first thing to do is to toss them out. There are a few hollow body wedges out there, but it’s your swing and conditions first. You need to get to the shop and test them out.”
  • jomatty: “I’d check the leading edge between the two clubs.”

Entire Thread: “‘Can’t seem to chip with forged wedges'”

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WITB GolfWRX Members Edition: GtiClay

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Recently we put out the call for our members to submit their WITBs in our forum to be featured on the GolfWRX front page. Since then, our members have been responding in numbers!

Now it’s time to take a look at the bag of GtiClay.

*Full details on the submission process can be found here, and you can submit your WITB in this forum thread.*

Member: GtiClay

GtiClay WITB

“I used to do the WITB more often here. It’s been a REALLY long time. Maybe more than 10 years, and I, unfortunately have only 1 year where I played more than 20 rounds in a year since then. I’m gonna play more… a lot more in the coming years as I’m turning 48 this year and want to have a damn good birthday week at Bandon when I turn 50.

My goal is sub 5 handicap by then. I have still been mostly playing i3 blades and TM 300s. But I want to convert to ‘legal grooves’, so I just picked up my first new set of irons in maybe 15 years. The i210’s… so here’s my current WITB.”

Driver: TaylorMade M4 (10.5 degrees turned a bit to “lower” as I like a slightly open face at address)
Shaft: Ozik Matrix 80M Black Tie X @ 44.5″

3-wood: TaylorMade R9 paintbreak TI (15 degrees)
Shaft: Tipped Ozik Matrix 80M Black Tie X

5-wood: Tour Edge Exotics “ladies edition” (18 degrees)
Shaft: Tipped OG Aerotech SS85 X

Irons: Ping i210 (3-9i)
Shafts: KBS Tour 130X

Wedges: Ping Glide 3.0 46 @ 47*, 54 @ 53*
Shafts: KBS Tour 130X

Callaway PM grind 60*, shaft TBD

(note – this is cold weather setup.  I plan to drop the 3 wood and add my 2019 PM grind 58* and 64* with S400 when it warms up and I need it.)

Putter: Scotty Cameron JAT, TaylorMade Ghost Marenello 355g, both at 34″.

The JAT is somewhere else and due to Covid I haven’t been able to get it, but as soon as I can, I’ll put it into play.

Grip: Stock Pistol

Golf Ball: I love the Callaway HX balls in the wind, but will play most any premium urethane ball that is on sale.

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord BCT midsize with 2x extra tape.

Get submitting your WITB in our forum as we’ll be publishing more and more of them on our front page over the coming days and weeks.

Feel free to make it your own too by including some thoughts on your setup, your age, handicap, etc. Anything you feel is relevant!

Share your WITBs here.

 

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