The Titleist TSi3 driver is a very adjustable, long driver for those that can hit the center of the club face on a consistent basis. That pretty much sums up the entire review. Thanks so much for reading and have a great rest of your day. Just kidding.
Although I truly think the TSi2 driver is a far better option for the large majority of golfers, it seems like the TSi3 is selling more on many online retailers, and I can see why you may be interested in it.
Here’s our in-depth review of the Titleist TSi3 driver. We promise to remain unbiased with every single review that we post. We don’t get paid to post anything. We only get paid a small commission if you make ANY purchase through our links. But at the same time, we typically recommend the best value clubs on the market to save you money, as opposed to pushing the new $550 drivers that would make us a larger commission. Thanks for reading!
Performance & Appearance
I’ve always loved the simplistic look of Titleist drivers. Black heads with a single sight line – no need for distracting lines, designs, or colors. The bottom of the driver head is the same. Just a great looking design that will look good in any bag. I also really like the black/white contrast in the club head cover. Truly would love to put this club in my bag if the price tag weren’t so high. The overall look of the club is awesome – but what about the performance?
Unfortunately, every swing is different. I can’t tell you how the Titleist TSi3 driver is going to work with you and your specific swing. But, I can give you some basic things to expect from the driver.
To begin with, I truly don’t think this is a driver for the masses. The driver is not very forgiving. It felt like even my slight mishits were severely punished, while more forgiving driver would have straightened the mishits out some.
However, on my perfectly struck shots, I hit some of my best drives ever. Super long, great trajectory, and very low spin. On average and with all things equal, I hit my drives about 5 yards lower with the TSi3 than the TSi2, which makes sense. The TSi3 is a slightly lower launching, lower spinning driver. If you are confident that you can hit the center of the club face day after day, it’s a great driver for you. However, if you are like me (play once a week oftentimes), then you’ll want the added forgiveness of the TSi2, not the TSi3.
The TSi3 driver is very adjustable, which some golfers may love. Others, like myself, aren’t a huge fan of adjustability, as naive golfers can often times rely on adjusting the driver when really their swing is the problem. You can adjust the sliding weight on the far back of the sole to adjust ball flight (towards the toe for a fade bias, and towards the heel for a draw bias).
Pros & Cons
- Sliding weight to adjust ball fight bias if you’d like
- Slightly more penetrating ball flights than other drivers
- When hit on the center of the club face, incredible distance
- More attractive, compact look at address
- Adjustable hosel to adjust loft and lie
- A great option for all-around great ball strikers that want to dial in their launch angles and spin rates
- Will set you back $550 + taxes, which is pretty crazy for a driver. I’d prefer my whole bag to set me back less than that, but not everyone may be as budget conscious as myself
- Not very forgiving, which is a huge detriment when the majority of golfers simply need to hit more fairways, especially on their off center strikes
- Most golfers would score better with the TSi2 due to higher launch and more forgiveness
Who The Titleist TSi3 Driver If Meant For
It seems that the Titleist TSi3 is targeted to two (sometimes overlapping) target audiences:
- those that want an adjustable driver that can influence loft, lie, and ball flight (draw or fade bias) independently of each other. This is actually the very first driver that Titleist has ever released that has a sliding weight to adjust the center of gravity and ball flight bias.
- better, low handicap golfers that want some workability, great distance, a compact looking head, and “low-ish” spin on perfectly struck shots
Compared to the TSi2 Driver
It makes sense to go ahead and talk about all of the similarities and differences between the Titleist TSi2 and TSi3 drivers.
Before we do that, though, I want to make one thing clear. Just because you THINK that you’ll drive the ball better with one driver based on the differences, that’s not always the case. You may like the idea of the TSi2 better than the TSi3, but you may hit more ideal numbers with the TSi3 for whatever reason. So, if you can, get professionally fitted by a club fitter. Try out the different heads (don’t neglect other brands) and different shafts to find the one that works the best for YOUR swing.
- The TSi3 looks more compact at address, which is preferred for most low handicap golfers
- The TSi3 is less forgiving than the TSi2 on mishits. If you struggle with hitting the center of the clubface on your drives, I’d highly recommend the TSi2 instead.
- The TSi3 has a slightly lower ball flight and spin levels. Typically, this combination is better for those with faster swing speeds, but that’s not always the case.
- The TSi3 is more workable than the TSi2. It’s easier to hit draws and fades on command.
- The TSi3 is more adjustable than the TSi2. The TSi3 has an adjustable sliding weight on the rear of the sole AND an adjustable hosel. The TSi2 only has an adjustable hosel.
Better Bargain Option
If you want a driver similar to the TSi3 but at a much lower price, then look no further than the Callaway Great Big Bertha driver. It was released about 5 years ago, but it has many of the same features as the TSi3. Obviously I’d encourage anyone to support a company like Titleist over Callaway any day of the week. However, that’s not always possible if you want the best driver for your money.
Both drivers have all-black, aerodynamic club heads. Both drivers have adjustable hosels and sliding weights on the rear of the club head. Both drivers will launch the ball a mile if you hit them right. One costs $200 in awesome condition, while one costs $550 brand new. You be the judge!