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Expert Review: Titleist TSi3 Custom Driver

Published on 02/28/2023 · 4 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the golf club, which I purchased with my own money in November of 2021.
By Golf Expert Brendan Thomas

All photos courtesy of Brendan Thomas

About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the golf club, which I purchased with my own money in November of 2021.

My take

The Titleist Tsi3 Custom Driver is super hot off of the face. It also has an amazing sound to it. So far, it is my favorite-sounding driver I've hit. The Titleist Tsi3 is a little less forgiving, so it is more for someone who strikes the ball consistently well.

College Tournament tee shot

About the club I own

  • Model: 2021 Titleist Tsi3 Driver
  • Loft setting: 9.5 degrees
  • Shaft type: Fujikura Atmos 6x Blue
  • Shaft flex: Extra stiff

About me

  • Average score: 71.5
  • Handicap: +5
  • Experience: 8 years of golf
  • Right/Left-Handed: Right Handed
  • Typical ball flight: Draw
  • Golf ball used: Pro v1x
  • Club swing speed: 110 mph

Test conditions

  • When I bought the club: November 2021
  • Days tested: 400
  • Where I’ve used it: range, simulator, course, tournaments
  • Weather and wind conditions: Sunny, rainy, windy, cold, warm

How it performs

Distance
5/5
Feel
5/5
Forgiveness
3/5
Launch
5/5
Sound
5/5
Workability
5/5

What I was looking for

I was looking for a driver that I liked the look and sound of. I also wanted a club that hit the ball a little further than my previous model.

College tournament in Texas

Why I chose this club

This club also added about two mph of ball speed from my previous driver. I thought about buying the Sim 2 or the Callaway Rogue. But ultimately I loved the sound and look of this driver more than the other ones.

Club face/wear and tear

What I love about it

  • Distance: This club features increased aerodynamics as well as an ATI 425 aerospace titanium club head, which helps increase distance. I noticeably gained an easy 5–10 yards from my previous club.
  • Feel: The feel is amazing. However, on off-center hits, I can tell a difference, which is nice for feedback of what I might have done wrong in the swing.
  • Sound: This is by far my favorite-sounding driver. It has a metallic and muffled, crisp sound to it.
  • Workability: This is the smaller club head version and it is supposed to be workable. I find that I can shape the ball either way with this club.
  • Adjustability: It's got multiple points of adjustability. One can loft it up or down, and adjust the face to be more draw or fade bias. There are also adjustable weight options at the back to help with a neutral draw or fade option.
  • Shaft Feel: I love the shaft options available. I was able to get the right shaft for me because it doesn't feel too stiff, and it feels like I have control over it because it isn’t too whippy.
  • Shaft Performance: With all of the different options, I was able to find a shaft that gives me low spin and enough launch in order to maximize my distance and dispersion.
  • Aesthetic Appeal: This club looks amazing at setup. I feel like it's easy to see where the club head is aimed and it gives me a lot of confidence.
  • Grip Feel: Titliest has a lot of grip options, and I was able to pick a good grip for me that I feel comfortable using.
  • Launch Angle: This club has a lot of options in order to help one get the right launch. I feel like it's a very optimized golf club.

Issues I’ve encountered

  • Forgiveness: I would like this club to be more forgiving. If I miss-hit, I see a pretty significant loss in distance.
  • Spin: One of my only knocks on this driver is I feel like sometimes it comes out with too much spin, which hurts my distance. Especially if I catch it a little low on the club face, it becomes very spinny.

Club head

Best shot with this club

The best shot I’ve hit with the Titleist Tsi3 Driver was in a college tournament. There was a driveable par 4 with bunkers in front of the green and it was a front pin. I was able to hit a high cut, which carried the bunkers and left me a 10-footer up the hill for eagle. I went on to make that and it kick-started my round to help me go on to win the tournament.

Value for the money vs. other options

I think that the Tsi3 is well worth the money. It is actually slightly cheaper than clubs from other major brands, like the Taylormade Stealth and the Callaway Rogue. The only thing that I warn about is the warranty program with Titleist. They will only warranty the club for one year from when one starts using it. If it is broken after that year, you have to buy a new club. Other brands will warranty clubs for years after they’re purchased. I think it is a great club and well worth it compared to other brands, but just be aware of the warranty.

Final verdict

This is a fantastic driver. Those who are usually older model clubs will notice a gain in distance. It isn’t as forgiving as the Tsi2, so take that into account based on one’s skill level.

Brendan Thomas, Golf Expert
Brendan Thomas
Golf Expert
Hi, I’m Brendan! I’m on Weber State University’s golf team. I was a little "late" to the game of golf compared to others my age. I started playing when I was 14 years old and didn't get serious until I turned 16. After high school I served a religious church mission before receiving a scholarship to play at Eastern Wyoming Junior college. While in Wyoming I was named an all-American for consecutive years which helped me jump to the D1 level.
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Golf Expert
Hi, I’m Brendan! I’m on Weber State University’s golf team. I was a little "late" to the game of golf compared to others my age. I started playing when I was 14 years old and didn't get serious until I turned 16. After high school I served a religious church mission before receiving a scholarship to play at Eastern Wyoming Junior college. While in Wyoming I was named an all-American for consecutive years which helped me jump to the D1 level.

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