The Titleist TS4 Driver: Low Spin, High Speed
The Titleist TS4 driver makes its debut at the Valero Texas Open this Thursday, marking the release of the latest refinement in Titleist's quest to deliver more distance and forgiveness off the tee.
Last summer the TS2 and TS3 drivers were released, promising faster ball speed, higher launch, lower spin and increased MOI. TS stands for "Titleist Speed", and the result was more distance and forgiveness than ever seen in a Titleist driver.
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The TS3 has a low-spin profile but the TS4 takes it even farther, providing even more spin reduction and promoting a longer, more piercing ball flight, especially for those golfers with a high swing speed who generate higher spin rates off the tee.
The TS4 has a smaller head (430cc versus 460cc) compared to the TS2 and TS3 drivers, but it retains the classic pear shape and speed-promoting characteristics introduced by its predecessors.
The classic pear-shaped head (Titleist photo)
The shape of the head is designed to be more aerodynamic, but the key feature of the TS4 is the location of the weight -- lower and farther forward than the TS2 or TS3 -- which decreases the launch angle and lowers spin.
Starting in late June, the TS4 will be available in three lofts: 8.5, 9.5 and 10.5 degrees. The SureFit adjustable hosel, featuring 16 independent loft and lie settings, allows players to change the loft and lie to their preference.
In addition to a variety of custom shaft options, the TS4 comes with the following stock shafts: Even Flow T1100 White 65 (Low launch and spin), HZRDUS Smoke Black 60 (Low/mid launch and spin), TENSEI AV Series Blue 55 (Mid launch and spin) and KURO KAGE Black Dual Core 50 (High launch and moderate spin).