TSR Fairway Woods from Titleist

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By ED TRAVIS

Three new fairway wood models under the TSR brand have been announce by Titleist. They address the needs of different types of players and all feature weight distribution encouraging high launch with added forgiveness.

The latest fairway woods from Titleist deserve a couple of comments. As was true with the price increase in the TSR Driver, compared with the previous models the prices of the TSR Fairway Woods are $50 higher, $349 versus $299. In today’s golf equipment market that is in line with anticipated changes from other makers.

Note the TSR 2+ has a wider profile and being available with only a 13° loft it can be thought of as a driver with lots of loft suitable for high swing speed players. Also interesting is the TSR3 has a movable rear weight with a design making use of a rail with five positions which means shifting the tendency for ball curvature from straight to a fade bias to a draw bias will be easy and quick.

In the press release for the new TSR Fairway Woods Josh Talge, Vice President, Titleist Golf Club Marketing was quoted, “Our number one goal was to optimize the CG (Center of Gravity), and it is now as low as it has ever been on a Titleist fairway metal. The lower the CG, the higher the launch. We want to get the weight down, so the golfer can get the ball up. By lowering the CG in each model through our Open Hosel Construction, we also improved the overall performance, including speed, launch angle, spin, flight, feel and forgiveness. Golfers want to see the golf ball get up in the air with their fairway metal, and with the new TSR we achieved that goal.”

You’ll notice that the label for Titleist’s new TSR series of non-drivers I have used is “Fairway Woods” though the company has tagged them “Fairway Metals” or just plain “Fairways.” When writing about this type of metal-headed club primarily not used off the tee I can sometimes force myself to type just plain “Fairways” but my fingers all but refuse to peck out Fairway Metals…so there, I’m old fashioned and admit it and at the same time understanding that may put me out of step with many of you.

Fast Facts Titleist TSR Fairway Woods
Open hosel for reduced weight and deeper CG
Face-centered center of gravity
Stock shafts: Hzrdus Red CB, Tensei AV Blue, Hzrdus Black, Tensei 1k Black
Stock Grip: Golf Pride Tour Velvet
Available Sept. 23, 2022, $349
Titleist TSR2 Fairway Wood
Game-improvement category
High launch mid spin
Carpenter stainless steel head
Adjustable sole weight
Titleist TSR2+ Fairway Wood
Better-player category
13° loft only
Mid/high launch mid spin
Carpenter stainless steel head
Adjustable sole weight
Titleist TSR3 Fairway Wood
Better-player category
Mid/high launch low spin
5-position movable sole weight


 

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Ed Travis

Ed Travis is a national award winning golf journalist and has had a life long love affair with the game. He has competed in tournament golf both as an amateur and as a senior professional and though his competitive days are behind him he still plays regularly and carries a handicap of 2. He and his wife live in suburban Orlando.

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