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Expert Review: Titleist TSR2 Fairway Wood

Published on 03/28/2023 · 5 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the golf club, which I purchased with my own money in February of 2023.
Kyle Emery, Golf Expert
By Golf Expert Kyle Emery

All photos courtesy of Kyle Emery

About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the golf club, which I purchased with my own money in February of 2023.

My take

The Titleist TSR2 Fairway Wood is a fantastic easy-to-launch club that produces a good amount of distance. The TSR2 is a slightly more forgiving option that will perform consistently on mishits. It’s a versatile club for tee shots or longer approach shots from the fairway or rough.

About the club I own

  • Model: Titleist TSR2 Fairway Wood
  • Loft setting: 18°
  • Shaft type: Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX
  • Shaft flex: 6.0 (Stiff)

About me

  • Average score: 79
  • Handicap: 6
  • Experience: 26 years of golf
  • Right/Left-Handed: Right-Handed
  • Typical ball flight: High Draw
  • Golf ball used: Titleist ProV1x
  • Club swing speed: 98mph (driver)

Test conditions

  • When I purchased the club: February 2023
  • Days tested: 7
  • Where I’ve used it: Simulator in my garage with the Garmin R10, TopGolf, on the course—Camelback Golf Club, Troon North Golf Club, and Talking Stick Golf Club.
  • Weather and wind conditions: Garage conditions were 40° and no wind, TopGolf was 40° and 10mph wind, the rounds played in Arizona were 70° and sunny with 5mph wind.

How it performs


What I was looking for

My goals in an upgraded fairway wood were more distance, forgiveness, and exceptional feel. Bonuses for me were if the fairway wood had a clean look and how the sound was at impact.

Why I chose this club

I bought the Titleist TSR2 Fairway Wood because it had the best combination of all my sought features. During initial testing, I enjoyed the feel and consistency of the fairway wood's performance and the look at address. In addition, it has a compact shape that will appeal to a wide range of players. Others in consideration for me were the Callaway Paradym, Srixon ZX, and Mizuno ST-X. It ultimately came down to the Srixon ZX and Titleist TSR2 Fairway Wood, with the latter being the winner.

What I love about it

  • Distance: An improved shape to lower the center of gravity and a forward-center weight increases ball speeds on the Titleist TSR2 to maximize distance.
  • Forgiveness: Very easy to hit consistently straight shots with the low center of gravity on the TSR2.
  • Feel: The high-strength carpenter stainless steel produces a very crisp and soft feel on contact.
  • Sound: Sound is also very appealing off the face. It is not a dull or muted tone but is very crisp sounding.
  • Adjustability: There are two areas of adjustability on the TSR2. The SureFit hosel allows for loft and lie changes. The weight in the center of the head can also be replaced with a lighter or heavier option.
  • Shaft Feel: I decided to match my TSR2 Fairway Wood shaft with my TSR2 driver shaft. I use the HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX for a firmer feel and piercing ball flight.
  • Shaft Performance: Titleist offers a wide range of stock and customized shaft options to fit any swing style and desired performance.
  • Aesthetic Appeal: The TSR2 has a more refined, compact shape that appeals to more advanced players.
  • Grip Feel: One will notice a soft feel and a little texture on the stock Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360 grip.
  • Launch Angle: The TSR2 is an easy launch fairway wood with a low center of gravity. Stock head offerings of 15°, 16.5°, 18°, and 21° allow for an ideal launch angle for all swings.
  • Spin: The front-weighted design promotes higher stability for a consistently low spin rate.

Issues I’ve encountered

  • Workability: The Titleist TSR2 Fairway Wood is higher on the forgiveness spectrum, so working the ball in both directions will be a little tougher with this model. I personally don’t work the ball a lot, but I found even on mishits, the ball was flying straight.

Best shot with this club

The shot I was most impressed with from the TSR2 fairway wood was a shot I had on an approach to a par 5 and had to carry over trees to get up by the green. My ball was sitting in the rough with a good lie, and I wanted to give it a go. I ended up slightly mishitting the ball, catching it on the toe, but I was still able to get a high launch and the majority of my anticipated distance to clear the hazard and give myself a chance to get up and down for birdie.

Value for the money vs. other options

The Titleist TSR2 Fairway Wood at around $349.99 is on par with 70% of the new fairway woods on the market. Distance, forgiveness, and feel are all as good if not better than the other options at the same price point for my preferences. The TSR2 Fairway Wood has an exceptionally better feel than the TaylorMade Stealth2 and Ping G430.

Final verdict

The Titleist TSR2 Fairway Wood will benefit golfers looking for a forgiving option in a compact design that can produce a nice boost in distances. The soft feel off the face and crisp sound rounds out a complete package for a top-tier fairway wood. I highly recommend the TSR2 Fairway Wood to any player looking for a great high-forgiveness option.

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