Expert Review: Titleist TSR2 Driver [with Video]Published on 07/13/2023 · 4 min readGolf Expert Kyle Emery tested the Titleist TSR2 Driver.
Curated Golf Expert Kyle Emerygot his hands on the Titleist TSR2 driver to test this spring. Check out how it performed, but consider the fact that each and every golfer is different; if you have any questions about the TSR2 or need recommendations on which club would be best for you, reach out to a Golf Expert here on Curated.
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What does Titleist claim about this club? Titleist claims that with the TSR2 driver, they are introducing a highly forgiving and great added-distance option for players all the way from low to high handicaps who would like a refined shape out of their driver and something that is really easy to launch and gives consistent overall performance.
What are the specs of the club you are testing? The specs of the TSR2 driver that I tested are a ten degree head with a stiff flex shaft from Mitsubishi Tensei Blue in a 55 grams setup.
What is your overall impression of the club? Overall, I am really impressed with this driver. I love everything from the looks at address to the overall feel and sound at impact.
How is it for distance? The TSR2 comes with Multi-Plateau Variable Face Thickness to optimize distance and forgiveness across the entire face.
How is it for forgiveness? I find it to be highly forgiving. I tend to hit the ball a little bit across the face of the driver, so for me, it was a perfect fit.
How is its launch? Titleist has also refined and optimized the center of gravity in the TSR2 to provide a high launch with a lower spin profile to get the most rollout on the fairway. The TSR2 also comes with added stability from the placement of the center of gravity. Getting the center of gravity lower and more forward towards the face helps with enabling a better launch profile and getting more rollout on the fairway.
How is it in terms of ball speed? I find that the club’s refined shape and slightly slimmer profile gives it more aerodynamics to help provide more ball speed and get a few more yards off the tee.
What do you find unique about its appearance? In terms of overall look and appearance, I really like the refined shape of the TSR2, as well as some of the design choices that they made on the bottom side and the backend of the driver. I think it gives it a really nice, sleek look that's going to appeal to a lot of players.
How would you describe the sound of this club and feel at impact? I was really impressed by the overall feel of the TSR2. On impact, I thought contact was very crisp. It has a real soft feeling and is very responsive where you could feel the ball trampoline off the face and get a really nice launch. These are the things that I typically look for in a driver and was impressed with here.
Does this club swing light or heavy to you? The weighting of the club felt really nice as well. It doesn't feel too light or too heavy to make it hard to swing. It feels really easy to manage the head and get through the ball.
Is the club adjustable? The TSR2 with Titleist’s SureFit hosel allows players to adjust loft and lie to help with straightening out either a left or right miss off the tee from a lie angle standpoint and provides a higher or lower launch based on changing that loft setting.
Are there any drawbacks to this club? Drawbacks I can think of are for if a player wants to shape shots or work the ball more off the tee, they might be better suited for a different model. This driver, being that it’s a little bit more forgiveness-centered, is going to promote a primarily straight ball flight.
Who would you recommend this club to? I would recommend the TSR2 driver to anyone from a low to high handicap player who likes a highly forgiving driver to promote a nice high and really straight ball flight off the tee.
Who should avoid this club, and what type of club would be a better option for that player? Players who may want an ultra lightweight option with more of a draw bias setting to the head would be more inclined to be a fit for the Titleist TSR1. Another player who may want to avoid the TSR2 is a more advanced player is consistently hitting the center of the face and who wants to shape shots more off the tee. This player is going to be better suited for the TSR3 or TSR4 model, which also comes with a slightly more refined player’s looking shape.
Golf clubs work differently for different types of golfers. If you are wondering whether the TSR2 driver is the right club for you, chat with Kyle or any other Golf Expert here on Curated, and they’ll put together free, personalized club recommendations on the best driver for your needs.