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Titleist TSR2, TSR3, TSR4 drivers: Everything you need to know

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What you need to know: TSR is the next generation of the Titleist Speed Project that began more than six years ago with the TS series and continued with TSi models in 2020. There are three models in the TSR line, which began tour seeding in June. TSR2 is a high-launch, low-spin “max” driver, balancing speed and stability. Mid-launch, mid-spin TSR3 is the more adjustable option in a tour-preferred shape. TSR4 is the low-launch, low-spin offering now featuring an adjustable weighting system.

Titleist TSR drivers: What’s new, key technology

Multi-Plateau and Speed Ring Variable Face Thickness (VFT) technologies: Two new VFT constructions. For more forgiveness on off-center strikes, TSR2 and TSR4 feature a multi-plateau VFT face that is built inward, layer by layer, to create nearly constant CT across the entire hitting surface. For players who find the center of the face frequently, TSR3 features a Speed Ring face in which Titleist engineers focused on centering the maximum CT/COR relationship into the sweet spot.

Advanced aerodynamics: TSR models feature a new ‘boat tail’ shape with internal weighting to reduce drag.

Player-tuned designs: The look, feel and sound of each of the models were refined as a result of direct feedback from tour players and other “discerning players,” according to Titleist.

Aerospace grade titanium: Premium aerospace grade titanium is again employed in the construction of TSR drivers.

Titleist TSR2, TSR3, TSR4: Additional model details

TSR2: A high-launch, low spin driver designed for the player who makes contact across the face.

  • Improved aerodynamics and a refined, player-preferred shape vs. TSi2
  • Low, forward CG
  • 460cc head
  • Available lofts: RH | 8.0 | 9.0 | 10.0 | 11.0 | LH | 9.0 | 10.0 | 11.0

TSR3: A mid/high launch, low spin player’s driver engineered for playability and precise CG positioning and an improved sweet spot.

  • Reimagined SureFit Adjustable CG Track System for CG positioning
  • Speed Ring VFT Face created using a conical variable face thickness for maximum CT/COR relationship into one central sweet spot.
  • Tour-preferred shape — subtly refined TSi3 look
  • Available lofts: RH | 8.0 | 9.0 | 10.0 | 11.0 (custom) | LH | 9.0 | 8.0, 10.0 (custom)

TSR4: Mid/low launch, low spin, spin-killing driver with adjustability.

  • Built with a multi-plateau VFT face, like TSR2, for consistent speed (and spin) across the face
  • Two adjustable weighting options: a heavier weight in the forward setting maximizes spin reduction, while moving the weight to the back creates more of a “TSR3.5” performance profile
  • 430cc
  • Available lofts: RH | 8.0 | 9.0 | 10.0 | LH | 9.0

What Titleist says

“Titleist TSR represents the deepest, most complete, and most validated understanding of the tee shot ever held within our walls,” said Stephanie Luttrell, Director, Metalwood Development, Titleist. “Every aspect of impact has been considered, constructed and optimized in service of our singular desire to produce more playable distance from every swing. New TSR drivers take everything that made TSi the most played driver on the PGA Tour and pack even more performance into every head. From new face technologies to CG improvements and aerodynamic refinements, TSR helps the golfer unlock more speed.”

What TSR drivers look like

TSR2

TSR3

TSR4

Pricing and availability

In golf shops worldwide beginning September 23.

Players can choose from four high performance featured shafts or upgrade to one of three premium Graphite Design shafts.

Featured shafts

  • Project X HZRDUS Red CB
  • Mitsubishi Tensei AV Blue
  • Project X HZRDUS Black 4G
  • Mitsubishi Tensei 1K Black

All shafts are available in 50, 60, 70 and 80g

Premium shafts

  • Graphite Design Tour AD UB
  • Graphite Design Tour AD DI
  • Graphite Design Tour AD IZ

MAP: $599, $799 (premium)

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  6. Jubjub

    Sep 11, 2022 at 9:34 am

    Doesn’t look much different from TSI

  7. Chuck

    Sep 9, 2022 at 8:21 am

    First, let me say that the new Titleists look beautiful. They always do. I’m sure they are great clubs.

    The reason for my comment, is to note Titleist’s excruciatingly careful promotional language in describing their new drivers. You just don’t see them saying, “In our testing, Titleist pros are gaining an average of 7 to 11 yards with our new clubs…”

    That’s kind of the idea, right? Build clubs that hit balls straighter, and farther. Or that allow players to swing harder, knowing that their shots will go offline less. Thanks to better technology that Titleist alone has.

    None of that would surprise most recreational golfers looking for new equipment to buy. It’s not remarkable, except that in these years of debate over technology-produced distance among elite players, Titleist emphatically denies that technology is producing significant distance gains. Titleist says that, of course, to fight against efforts to roll back golf ball performance, where Titleist is the leading holder of golf ball patents and the world leader in golf ball sales based on those patents.

    So while Titleist is trying to sell drivers that hit balls farther and straighter (and no doubt really do), and while they might live to say that clearly and plainly; they don’t. Read their promotional statements again for yourself and try to figure out what Titleist really is saying.

    • Big Guy

      Sep 13, 2022 at 6:30 am

      Trying to figure out what Chuck really is saying..

      • BigM

        Sep 13, 2022 at 3:21 pm

        What it is. Knomimsayin?

      • Chuck

        Sep 15, 2022 at 3:42 pm

        I’ll try to simplify:

        It is really funny and ironic to see Titleist promote their beautiful, farther-hitting drivers without actually saying that players will see additional distances.

        All because Titleist is — HAS TO BE – exquisitely sensitive to the distance debate. Where Titleist’s official anti-regulatory position is that equipment isn’t really producing any significant gains. ‘No need to roll back golf balls; equipment isn’t really producing any gains. Not even our new TSR drivers, or our new Pro V’s…’

        I think Titleist is being modest. I think their equipment is great; and that Titleist tour pros are getting all kinds of significant benefits — very much including distance — out of their new Titleist gear.

        How’d I do this time?

      • Chuck

        Sep 20, 2022 at 9:40 am

        Look at the Titleist TSR promotional materials. Every new advertisement. It’s all “Speed!”

        Speed-this and speed-that. Huh? Clubhead speed? Ball speed?

        You can’t find Titleist talking about distance. They know that speaking of increased distance is poisonous to the company’s position in the bal-rollback debate.

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Why Rory McIlroy will likely use the new TaylorMade BRNR Mini Driver Copper at the RBC Heritage

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Although we spotted Rory McIlroy testing the new TaylorMade BRNR Mini Driver Copper last week during practice rounds at the Masters, he ultimately didn’t decide to use the club in competition.

It seems that will change this week at the 2024 RBC Heritage, played at the short-and-tight Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head.

When asked on Wednesday following his morning Pro-Am if he’d be using the new, nostalgic BRNR Copper this week, McIlroy said, “I think so.”

“I like it,” McIlroy told GolfWRX.com on Tuesday regarding the BRNR. “This would be a good week for it.”

 

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According to Adrian Rietveld, the Senior Manager of Tour at TaylorMade, the BRNR Mini Driver can help McIlroy position himself properly off the tee at the tight layout.

Here’s what Rietveld told GolfWRX.com on Wednesday:

“For someone like Rory, who’s that long at the top end of the bag, and then you put him on a course like Harbour Town, it’s tough off the tee. It’s tight into the greens, and you have to put yourself in position off the tee to have a shot into the green. It kind of reminds me of Valderrama in Spain, where you can be in the fairway and have no shot into the green.

“I’m caddying for Tommy [Fleetwood] this week, so I was walking the course last night and looking at a few things. There’s just such a small margin for error. You can be standing in the fairway at 300 yards and have a shot, but at 320 you don’t. So if you don’t hit a perfect shot, you could be stuck behind a tree. And then if you’re back at 280, it might be a really tough shot into the small greens.

“So for Rory [with the BRNR], it’s a nice course-specific golf club for him. He’s got both shots with it; he can move it right-to-left or left-to-right. And the main thing about this club has been the accuracy and the dispersion with it. I mean, it’s been amazing for Tommy.

“This was the first event Tommy used a BRNR last year, and I remember talking to him about it, and he said he couldn’t wait to play it at Augusta next year. And he just never took it out of the bag because he’s so comfortable with it, and hitting it off the deck.

“So you look at Rory, and you want to have the tools working to your advantage out here, and the driver could hand-cuff him a bit with all of the shots you’d have to manufacture.”

So, although McIlroy might not be making a permanent switch into the new TaylorMade BRNR Mini Driver Copper, he’s likely to switch into it this week.

His version is lofted at 13.5 degrees, and equipped with a Fujikura Ventus Black 7X shaft.

See more photos of Rory testing the BRNR Mini here

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Spotted: TaylorMade P-UDI driving iron

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It seems like the RBC Heritage is full of new gear to be spotted, and you can add TaylorMade’s P-UDI utility irons to that list.

We spotted a 17-degree P-UDI 2-iron in Nick Dunlap’s bag yesterday, and now have some photos of both the 3- and 4-irons. Nick has his P-UDI 2-iron setup with a Project X HZRDUS Black 4th Gen 105g TX shaft.

From what we can tell, this new P-UDI utility iron looks to have some of the usual TaylorMade technology as we can see the Speed Slot on the sole of the club for additional face flexibility. A toe screw is usually used to close off the hollow body design that will probably be filled with a version of TaylorMade’s Speed Foam that is present in the current iron lineup. This hollow body, foam-filled design should offer additional ball speed, soft feel, and sound, as well as an optimized CG for ball flight.

“Forged” is etched into the hosel, so we can assume that either the face, body, or both are forged for a soft and responsive feel. The club looks good from behind and at address, where we can see just a little offset and a topline that I would consider medium thickness. We don’t have the full details on what is under the hood or how many loft options will be available yet.

TaylorMade P-UDI 3-iron – 20°

TaylorMade P-UDI 4-iron – 22°

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Collin Morikawa WITB 2024 (April)

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Driver: TaylorMade Qi10 LS (9 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 60 TX (45 inches)

3-wood: TaylorMade Qi10 (13.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 80 TX

5-wood: TaylorMade Qi10 (18 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 80 TX

Irons: TaylorMade P770 (4), P7MC (5-6), P730 (7-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Mid 115 X100 (4-6), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (7-PW)

Wedges: TaylorMade MG4 (50-SB09, 56-LB08), TaylorMade MG4 TW (60-TW11)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: TaylorMade TP Soto
Grip: SuperStroke Zenergy Tour 2.0

Grips: Golf Pride Z-Grip Cord

Ball: TaylorMade TP5x

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