Titleist has been in a bit of a slump with their drivers for the past 5 years or so. Obviously a brand like Titleist has extremely high standards, so performance is not the problem.
Truthfully, I think Titleist has lost some of their fan-base specifically because they DON’T market themselves like TaylorMade and Callaway do. TaylorMade and Callaway release new drivers twice a year, and with each release try to convince golfers that their new driver is the greatest thing since sliced bread. It’s completely BS, and it unfortunately works. When people think of great drivers, they don’t think of Titleist. They think of TaylorMade and Callaway. It’s a shame, really.
Titleist drivers are top notch, and the Titleist TSi series is no different. If you want to support a premium company that doesn’t oversaturate the market, then you can’t go wrong with a driver from the Titleist TSi series.
In this review, we’ll be going over the Titleist TSi2 driver, which is marketed as the longer, high launching, more forgiving driver of the series.
Performance & Appearance
The Titleist TSi2 driver has a wider, larger profile club head at address that is very obvious. It screams “super forgiving”, which is great for the majority of golfers that simply need to hit more fairways. Although both the TSi2 and TSi3 are both 460cc size club heads, the TSi2 driver appears much larger at address due to the longer, lower club head. I really like the all-black crown and the white/black contrast club head cover.
Appearance is easy to talk about, but performance is a little more difficult. We won’t be able to tell you how your swing SPECIFICALLY is going to perform with the Titleist TSi2 driver, but we can definitely give you some general expectations.
To start with, this will be a great driver for golfers that want to launch the ball high and far with some added forgiveness. Truthfully, this should be the model that nearly every golfer gets (compared to the TSi3). The strong majority of golfers don’t need sliding weights and much adjustability. The average golfer needs a low center of gravity design that launches the ball high. The average golfer needs a large profile club head that makes even off-center strikes still fly far and relatively straight. That’s it.
Pros & Cons:
- great combination of high launching, long distance, and great forgiveness on off center hits
- you’ll be supporting a company that doesn’t oversaturate the market and subsequently devalue the previous models significantly. Titleist’s club values remain higher than other brands once they are “outdated”
- Adjustable hosel to independently adjust lie and loft angles to influence ball flight
- aerodynamic shape for more club head speed
- great shaft selection (standard options & premium options)
- At $550, it’s practically the most expensive driver on the market, except for a few ridiculous exceptions
- comes standard with a 45.5″ length, which is a little longer than I typically recommend (great for distance, but not so great for consistency)
- may not the best choice for those that already hit their drives too high (however, could be a swing problem or a current driver problem, so hard to say for sure)
Who The Titleist TSi2 Driver Is Best For
The Titleist TSi2 driver is not for everyone. The Titleist TSi2 driver is best for a high-budget golfer that wants to upgrade their driver to add distance, forgiveness, and high launch, all while supporting an incredible company that doesn’t take advantage of naive golfers.
If you are OK with spending $550 + tax + possible shipping + possible club fitting fees, then this driver is great for any golfer that wants to hit more fairways and gain some distance. Obviously, that’s a lot of money for just one club. But if you are fine with spending that much, then I’d highly recommend this driver over a competitor like Callaway or TaylorMade.
On the other hand, if you want a driver like the Titleist TSi2 but without spending much money, I’d recommend going to the last section of this review for a better value alternative.
Comparison to the Titleist TSi3 Driver
Titleist released two models: the TSI2 (what this review is about) and the TSI3. Here are the similarities & differences:
- The TSI2 has a larger profile club head. While both the TSI2 and TSi3 have 460cc heads, the TSi2 looks larger at address due to the longer/lower shape.
- The TSi2 is more forgiving than the TSi3 due to more perimeter weighting lower around the club head
- The TSi2 is higher launching than the TSi3. The lower and deeper center of gravity design launches the ball higher in the air quicker off the club face.
- The TSi2 and TSi3 are both priced at $550, which is outrageous for a single club, but that’s just my opinion.
- The TSi2 and TSi3 are both equally as long on center strikes, but the I’d wager that the TSi2 is longer on off center strikes.
- The TSI2 is less adjustable than the TSi3. The TSi2 has an adjustable hosel, but the TSi3 has an adjustable hosel AND a sliding weight to adjust launch angles and draw/fade bias.
A Lower Priced, Similar Driver
If you want the performance of the Titleist TSi2 but for a price tag of $200 or less, then consider the Titleist 910 D2 driver. No joke: I’ve gamed this driver for like 6 years now, and have no plans of changing. The Titleist 910 D2 is like 10 years old now, but it still performs like a premium new release.
I’ve tested my 910 D2 to all of the major releases in the past few years, and the difference is always minimal at best. No, I will not spend another $400+ on a driver to add 1-2 yards or to see a nominal increase in consistency. The price is just not worth it for ME. But, it might be worth it for you.
Both the Titleist 910 D2 and the Titleist TSi2 driver are high launching, super forgiving, and long off the tee. One is priced at $550, while the other can be bought for less than $100 in great condition. Yes you read that right. Less than $100. And, of course, if you want a newer model, you can check out the 913 D2, 915 D2, and 917 D2 drivers. As you can probably guess, there are two years between the models.
Thanks so much for reading my honest, unbiased review of the Titleist TSi2 driver. If you have any questions or comments, PLEASE leave them below. I’d be happy to hear from you.