Titleist TS2 Fairway Wood Review

Titleist TS2 Fairway Wood

The Titleist TS2 Fairway Wood is a new member of the Titleist family. It is designed to be a versatile, high-performance fairway wood. With the ability to perform like a hybrid and a conventional fairway wood, the TS2 is the choice for golfers who are looking for a versatile club that can handle any course conditions.

Titleist TS2 Fairway Wood Features

The Titleist TSi2 Fairway Wood features a deep, concave sole. This sole is designed to help the clubface of the TS2 fly open at impact and create a large, penetrating ball flight. The TS2’s sole also has a slight heel-toe weight distribution to provide a more balanced swing weight.

The Fairway Wood features a large head size. The large head size provides for greater forgiveness, increased shot shaping, and higher launch angles. The large head size also provides for a larger sweet spot.

Titleist TS2 Fairway Wood: Design

Titleist TS2 Fairway Wood

The Titleist TS2 fairway is visually appealing from every angle. In keeping with its big brother, the TSi2 driver [See the review], the sole is clean and contemporary.  The rear weight port evokes thoughts of an easy launch, while the active recoil channel (ARC) at the front edge suggests power.

At address, the golf ball is nicely framed by the white paint fill on the face. There is no doubt that the round, glossy black crown will appeal to both better players and players with mid-handicaps.

Aside from the simple “TSi” alignment aid that replaced the triangle on the TS2 fairway, there’s no discernible difference between the two generations at address.

Titleist TS2 Fairway Wood: Sound & Feel

TSi2 fairways have a deeper sound than “crack” and are accustomed to a “thump” at impact. In general, the white lines on the face were fairly consistent, as was the moderate sound level. It was notable how low the hits felt on the face during good hits. It sounded duller and felt muddled when the strike wandered towards the heel or toe.

Titleist TS2 Fairway Wood: Performance

Titleist TS2 Fairway Wood

When Jay Marino at Club Champion reviewed my launch monitor data, his first comment was “ultra-consistent.” That description matched what I observed after each hit of the virtual ball’s flight down the screen. The TSi2 still produced strong ball speeds and tight dispersion even with my swing in a funk.

There is no doubt that the forged Carpenter 465 VFT face is a major factor in the fast and consistent balls, but the fourth generation ARC deserves special mention. The face flex of the ARC performs as designed when hitting off a tight lie on a mat. I experienced similar excellent results when hitting off a tight lie on dry turf outside. The TSi2 fairway glided with ease and stability through the impact zone when the grass was thicker with fresh rye overseed growth.

There are four stock shafts from Titleist along with three premium options. If you are looking for something different, you can choose from an extensive catalog of shafts offered by your Titleist professional. Titleist’s SureFit Hosel with 16 loft and lie settings is included with the TSi2 fairway to really dial in your fit.

Reasons to buy or not

Pros Cons
The distance, feel, and launch from the deck are impressive. Some golfers may find the relatively compact head intimidating.
It’s important that the ball fly and spin at a consistent rate.

Final Thoughts

Golfers with a range of handicaps can appreciate the Titleist TS2 fairway’s combination of distance and forgiveness. In addition to its looks, I found its consistent performance comforting. Consider other lofts with your local Titleist fitter if you’re stuck in a 3-wood rut.

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