Titleist like to claim that their hybrids are 'scoring clubs' which replace the long irons, rather than just rescue clubs which are used to get you out of bother, and their new TSi2 and TSi3 hybrids look to build upon that reputation.
With improved adjustability, sound and feel in comparison to the TS2 and TS3 hybrids that we reviewed back in 2019, the new models complete the TSi line which was introduced at the start of the year and which we were REALLY impressed with...
TSi2 or TSi3?
Titleist say that the TSi2 is a 'workhorse' hybrid that is built for ultimate forgiveness. It is designed to be easy to launch and provides extra distance for those golfers who tend to sweep the ball off the deck rather than dig in to the ground.
It has a larger, more classically shaped profile which is designed for player who prefer the look of a fairway wood rather than an iron-like shape.
The TSi3 is quite noticeably different in terms of looks, adjustability and performance in comparison to the TSi2.
It has a squarer, more compact toe with little 'face progression', and features a SureFit CG Track similar to that in the new TSi3 Fairway, allowing you to add more weight towards the toe or the heel to dial in your ball flight.
The TSi3, which has been designed thanks to insight from Titleist's tour players, offers a mid-level launch with iron-like control, and is better suited to golfers who hit down on the golf ball.
One of the key points of difference in fitting and performance between the new Titleist TSi hybrids and the competition is the level of adjustability we offer, especially in the TSi3.
We all stress that golfers should be custom fit for drivers and irons, so why not hybrids?
The golfer may need or want to increase or decrease loft, add a degree upright or make the club flatter. Those adjustability options are available with the new TSi hybrids and we think that, in combination with outstanding performance, sets these hybrids apart.
Josh Talge, Vice President, Titleist Golf Club Marketing
The performance of the new TSi hybrids is said to be driven by the new Titleist Speed Chassis, which features technologies originally developed for the drivers and fairways and now optimised for each hybrid.
An ultra-thin face is the fastest that Titleist have ever made, delivering faster ball speeds with increased forgiveness.
The thicknesses of both the crown and face create a lower CG to promote higher launch with lower spin - the ideal formula for distance. This also increases the MOI, allowing the hybrids to produce a combination of speed and stability.
Both the TSi2 and TSi3 hybrids feature Titleist's SureFit hosel which offers 16 different loft and lie settings, along with head weight adjustability to create a consistent ball flight that is tailored to the golfer.
The TSi3 offers three different positions - Toe (T), Neutral (N) and Heel (H) to adjust the clubhead CG and fine-tune ball flight. All of this is done whilst retaining smooth turf interaction at impact.
The TSi2 hybrid is available in 18, 21 and 24 degrees, whilst the TSi3 is available in 18 and 20 degrees. There are four aftermarket shafts available (Tensei, Hzrdus and Kuro Kage) and both hybrids come fitted with a Golf Pride TV 360 grip.
Available at retail from March 15th, the TSi2 and TSi3 are priced at an SRP of £245.
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