While the new TSR drivers are sure to get the largest share of initial attention, make no mistake, Titleist knew they had their work cut out for them to take the immensely popular TSi fairways and improve upon them for this release as well.
How did they do it? By focusing on what they call the “Four F’s”, Flight, Feel, Form, and Forgiveness.
Say hello to the three new TSR fairway metals.
Titleist TSR Fairways
A major focus with this release was in trying to perfect the CG within each model, what Titleist ended up with is the lowest CG they have ever built into a fairway. By achieving this, they have created a higher launching clubhead which means more playable for golfers of all types.
This CG movement was of course done by removing and replacing weight elsewhere in the heads, to do that Titleist created what they are calling their “Open Hosel Construction”. Typically, a lot of weight is located in the hosel region of a design, Titleist has removed a significant portion of that by opening the hosel and moving that weight into specific locations depending on the clubhead in the lineup.
The TSR fairway release is made up of three different clubheads, but no, they are not the same as the drivers. Here, Titleist is introducing the TSR2, TSR2+, and TSR3 fairway metals.
Titleist TSR2 Fairway
The follow up to the incredibly successful TSi2 fairways, the TSR2 builds on that same foundation of easy launch, massive forgiveness, and impressive distance. This clubhead is the lowest CG of the three TSR fairway designs, in fact, Titleist is also calling it the lowest CG ever for an all-steel design. The TSR2 is a high-launch and mid-spin club which offers the company’s SureFit adapter for additional adjustability. Worth noting, like the TSR2 driver, gone is the grey finish which the TSi2 had as now the look blends with the whole lineup.
Loft Options: 15.0, 16.5, 18.0 RH/LH, 21.0 RH Only
Titleist TSR2+ Fairway
This one is going to turn some heads.
Listening to its Tour Staff, Titleist went to the design table and came back with an answer to their clamoring for a tee-biased fairway metal which could still be used off the deck. While it won’t be for everyone, this stronger lofted design fills a need in the TS family that is sure to excite many.
The TSR2+ has a larger overall profile than the TSR2, including a taller face. What it also offers over its sibling? More forgiveness. Due to its profile, this club features the deepest CG location of any Titleist fairway, that means maximizing long and straight. In all, it is a 13-degree rocket launcher. As is the case with the whole lineup, the SureFit adapter will also allow some fine-tuning.
Loft Options: 13.0 RH/LH
Titleist TSR3 Fairway
Finally, the TSR3, the precision instrument of the new TSR fairway metals. This head not only features the SureFit adapter, but also the new five-point Adjustable CG Track System which adds to the precision aspect. A mid-high launch and low-spin design, this is the players fairway that showcases not just power but workability for the demanding golfer. With a classic and sleek shape as well as a compact look at address, the TSR3 rounds out the lineup very well.
Loft Options: 15.0 and 16.5 RH/LH, 13.5 and 18.0 RH Only
Like the drivers, the TSR fairway metals will release on 9/23/2022 and feature the same wide-ranging, no upcharge and custom shafts. As standard, the lineup will offer Project X’s HZRDUS Red CB and HZRDUS Black 4G, as well as the Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei AV Blue with Xlink and Tensei 1K Black. More than that, for a $200.00 upcharge the Graphite Design Tour AD UB, Tour AD IZ, and Tour AD DI will also be available. Yes, there is a full catalog of other full upcharge shafts, but the Graphite Design “Premium” level option is quite cool to see. The TSR fairways will be priced at $349 for the standard options, and $549 for premium.
Do the TSR fairways catch your attention? Which model(s) do you plan on giving a go? Jump in and let us know all your thoughts in the comments below or directly on the THP Community!