Putting the Titleist TS2 driver up against the previous model, the Titleist 917 D2, the manufacturer was trying to improve upon a club that boasted higher ball speed for off-center hits.
Titleist opted to remove the center of gravity adjustability in the TS2, but incorporated an ultra-thin titanium crown, a streamlined shape, a thinner, faster face and optimized weight distribution, which results what they claim is the lowest center of gravity ever.
Getting a complete overall performance picture of the club by using a nine-point contact regiment, the main takeaway was that TS2 has an average of 2.5 MPH ball speed faster than the D2 across all nine points on the clubface. This leads to an increase in distance. There was also a decrease in spin of about 300 RPM, which will lead to more possible distance.
The launch angles of both the TS2 and the D2 were similar, but the shot shape with the TS2 was lower, which you would expect with the lower spin rate. In terms of dispersion patterns, the TS2 had a tighter toe-hit pattern. Worth noting is the change in stock shafts, which could have an effect on speed given the lighter shaft.
Overall, the TS2 had increased ball speed combined with a slightly lower spin rate. It also had a tighter dispersion pattern on toe and heel hits. This club will be beneficial for golfers looking for increased speed and a more forgiving head.
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For 14 days after you receive your clubs, try them out where, when, and how you want. If you love them, you can keep them and GlobalGolf will deduct the trial amount from your purchase. If you don’t want to keep the clubs, simply return them using the prepaid label included in the box.