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3-woods: Ping G425 vs Titleist TSi2 – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing Ping’s latest 3-wood as well as Titleist’s TSi2. WRXer ‘Nick_E’ currently plays a TSi2 and is interested in hearing from folks who have played both. Our members dig into both clubs and which one they prefer more and why.

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.

  • dalillama47: “The Ping will be a little easier to elevate from the fairway, other than that I like the Titleist on every other account. Feel, sound, etc. If you have a 16.5* TSi, it may go as far as the Ping 14.5*, and be very easy to elevate from the fairway.”
  • buckl: “Watched a TXG video on the 425 release they were testing and Ian Fraser said the shafts are the real deal.”
  • realmfg: “I decided to order the Ping G425 fairways and hybrid over the TSi. From all the reviews it just seems the Pings are perfect looking with the matte black. Seem to be just a couple yards shorter than TSi but better dispersion. I have the TSi3 Driver, so I guess if I cant handle the ping sound Ill just sell and get the Titleist…”
  • Nick_E: “I hit the G425 max 3 wood today with av orange. Although the feel was really solid and was very forgiving it couldn’t beat out my TSi2 with av raw blue. Both are solid clubs but not worth changing. I do think the av raw blue shaft gives Titleist more advantage.”

Entire Thread: “3-woods: Ping G425 vs Titleist TSi2”

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  1. Jon Favreau

    Jan 21, 2021 at 7:57 am

    Just got the TSi 3 wood with the AV raw white 85 shaft and the thing is a rocket launcher

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Pros are just like us: Putting practice at the 2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational

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The great equalizer in the game of golf is putting, and just like every other golfer that plays the game, PGA Tour players are always working to improve their work with the flatstick.

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Tiger’s 5 best shots at Bay Hill (and the clubs he used)

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On the treacherous eighth hole, Woods held a two-stroke lead. Sitting in the middle of the fairway with the pin on the left side guarded by the pond in front of the green, Woods, who would often lean on his cut shot during his time working with Sean Foley, struck a high draw. The ball landed softly on the front portion of the green and rolled to within 5 feet of the cup.

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