Titleist TSR Drivers: Comparing the TSR1, TSR2, TSR3, and TSR4
10 Mar 2023
by Todd Mrowice of AmateurGolf.com

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When you look at how far golf equipment has come over the past 20-plus years, one could make the argument that no manufacturer has adapted and improved more than Titleist. With the golf ball market firmly in its grasp, Titleist golf clubs didn’t always have the most amateur-friendly forgiveness once upon a time. With the launch of the new TSR lineup, however, Titleist brings to market four models intended to fit everyone from the weekend warrior to Justin Thomas.

The four models within the TSR family are the TSR1, TSR2, TSR3, and TSR4. Pretty easy to remember. With each model, however, comes a completely different purpose and fit for the individual wielding it. Thankfully, we were able to chat with Luke Epp, who is the Global Product Marketing Director at Titleist, at the 2023 PGA Merchandise Show. We left with an understanding of what each model aims to do and a full buy-in on the results they generated.

“It is quite frankly our most exciting and most successful launch from a metals perspective,” said Epp. “The easiest way to position our TSR line is faster, longer, straighter. We had a lot of momentum with TSI and we’ve made some small refinements to make these even better and build on that success.”

So with that, let’s look at those similarities between the TSR models.

Faster: Titleist’s R&D team took a serious look at each model's aerodynamics and optimized them individually. That’s why you’ll see four different head shapes across the four different models.

Longer: As amateur golfers, we all want more distance and we’re willing to go the great lengths to get it. Titleist (in a roundabout way) went to space. By using aerospace-grade titanium in the TSR drivers, Titleist is one of three companies using such materials. The other two are NASA and the U.S. Department of Defense.

Straighter: Varying centers of gravity across all models, adjustable weighting, and Titleist’s SureFit system all add up to you hitting more fairways and staying out of the tall stuff.

The other obvious similarity across the TSR models is the modest designs. While some manufacturers go for the glam, Titleist keeps it classy on all four models.


“We get a lot of questions about why our graphics are so minimal,” said Epp. “There’s a purpose to that. Not only does it look beautiful, modern, and clean, it helps the golfers swing it faster and get more ball speed.”

As far as differences between the TRS drivers, they are abundant. Let’s take a look at what makes each stick unique.

Ultra-lightweight design
Multi-Plateau Variable Face Thickness
Highly forgiving
Face-centered CG
Available lofts: 9, 10, 12

Built for the average player
Multi-Plateau Variable Face Thickness
High launch, low spin
CG is lower and forward
Available lofts: 8, 9, 10, 11

Intended for consistent players
Not as forgiving
Player preferred shape
Speed Ring Variable Face Thickness Technology
Available lofts: 8, 9, 10, 11

Low-spin head design
430cc head, smallest of all TSR drivers
Lowest launch
Multi-Plateau Variable Face Thickness
Available lofts: 8, 9, 10

All four Titleist TSR driver models are available today for $599.

“TSR2 and TSR4 (as well as TSR1) have Multi-Plateau Variable Face Thickness. What that does is maintain ball speed across the face,” said Epp. “So if you miss it on the heel or the toe you’re still going to have great ball speed. With the TSR3 we have Speed Ring Technology. So for the player that’s great with finding center contact, we’ve stiffened the perimeter of the face insert which makes it faster on center.”

If you’re not sure which Titleist TSR driver is right for you, no worries. Titelist.com has a driver Selector Tool that’s super-easy to use. Just plug in a couple of details about your game as well as some preferences and you’ll have Titlleist’s recommendation. As always, it’s highly recommended you take your driver fitting a step further and get fit by a certified Titleist club fitter.

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