Taylormade Qi 10 Vs Titleist TSR2 Hybrid

Taylormade Qi 10 Vs Titleist TSR2 Hybrid

The Qi 10 is the latest hybrid from Taylormade.

But is it the greatest? Let’s find out?

Taylormade Qi10 Hybrid Overview

Qi10 Hybrid

“The Qi10 features a 450 stainless steel face, split mass weighting and the Speed Pocket.”

The Qi10 has a pretty large profile behind the ball. The crown looks expansive and forgiving.

The split weighting (in the heel and toe) makes for incredible stability. Even on mis-hits, spin was kept in check and the dispersion was tight.

It’s very stable but maybe lacks a bit in distance. It costs $300.

Titleist TSR2 Hybrid Overview

“The TSR2 features an adjustable hosel, elongated blade length and sole relief pockets.”

The long blade length makes this hybrid look very forgiving. And the clean, polished crown presents no distractions.

While my dispersion with the TSR2 wasn’t as tight as with the Qi10, I was getting better distance.

The stopping power was also fantastic. The TSR2 sells for $300.

“If you’re looking to reach the green with your hybrid, the Titleist TSR2 is the way to go. And if you need to make sure that you stay on the fairway, the Taylormade Qi10 hybrid would be a good choice.”

Taylormade Qi10 Hybrid

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In 20 Words or Less

“The Taylormade Qi10 Rescue offers straight flight and a solid feel at impact – even on mis-hits.”

Titleist TSR2 Hybrid

In 20 Words or Less

“The Titleist TSR2 offers a good combination of shot shapeability and forgiveness with the added bonus of smooth turf interaction.”

Taylormade Qi10 Hybrid – First Impressions

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“After my very first swing with the Taylormade Qi10 Rescue, I was impressed with how powerful it felt.”

I’m not gonna sit here and tell you I understand all the ins and outs of the new 450SS face architecture, but whatever Taylormade has done, it makes for a really solid, satisfying feel at impact.

Even when I missed slightly to the left, I felt like I got the better of the ball. It probably also has to do with the split weighting as well.

I didn’t feel like the face was deflecting quite so much – even when I missed towards the heel or the toe.

Overall it gives a very powerful, satisfying feel that for the most part, translates to good distance. My average smash factor with the Taylormade Qi10 3-hybrid was 1.42 and my average carry was 227.3 yards.

The variable face thickness design generates fantastic ball speeds on both pure strikes and mis-hits. Including some chunks and slices, my average ball speed was still 141 MPH after my test session was finished.

And I liked the feel and launch I was getting when I was taking shots off the deck. The V-Steel sole helps pull your swing down so you get under the ball and cut through the turf nicely.

Off the deck, my average apex height was about 104 feet which was more than enough to hold greens.

Titleist TSR2 Hybrid First Impressions

“My first thought about the Titleist TSR2 hybrid was that it looked really clean.”

As usual, Titleist kept the design of the crown neat and tidy. All you see is a pleasing spherical shape and a single alignment marker. I also liked the rounded shape that leans towards a fairway wood aesthetic.

The Titleist TSR Hybrid Family

If you’re looking for more of a player’s look and more adjustability, check out the Titleist TSR3. The Titleist TSR3 is the only hybrid in the TSR line to feature an adjustable CG weight.

A single weight can be positioned to achieve a neutral, heel, toe, extreme heel or extreme toe center of gravity. The Titleist TSR3 also features the same adjustable hosel as the Titleist TSR2.

Compared to the TSR1 and TSR2 hybrids, the TSR3 has a more compact head shape. It doesn’t extend as far as the Titleist TSR2 so you get more of a large iron profile than a fairway wood profile.

As a result, the Titleist TSR3 is the most workable hybrid in the TSR family. I would definitely recommend it to mid and low handicappers.

Taylormade Qi10 Hybrid Selling Points

  • V-steel sole panel
  • Variable face thickness
  • Sock Fujikura Ventus shaft
  • Split mass weighting
  • Neutral ball flight
  • Solid feel at impact
  • Thru-Slot Speed Pocket
  • Carbon fiber crown

Titleist TSR2 Selling Points

  • Adjustable hosel
  • Extended sweet spot
  • Recessed sole relief pockets
  • Long blade length
  • Low CG

Who is the Taylormade Qi10 Hybrid for?

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“I can see the Taylormade Qi10 hybrid working very well for mid to high handicappers.”

In my opinion and based on the results of my own testing, I would say the Taylormade Qi10 hybrid would work best if you’re in the 14-22 handicap range.

It has a moderate footprint that looks really nice behind the ball. My only gripe is that it was hard to work from side-to-side. But if accuracy is something you struggle with, this shouldn’t be a problem for you.

The Taylormade Qi10 hybrid is also a great choice if you want to increase your ability to hold the green from the fairway.

I was getting excellent height with the Taylormade Qi10 off the deck and was able to hold even fast greens.

The stock Fujikura Ventus shaft (in regular flex) also felt really easy to turn over which, again, helps promote straight flight.

This is yet another advantage for players who have trouble turning the club over and missing to the right of the fairway.

The Taylormade Qi10 is available in 3H at 19°, 4H at 22°, 5H at 25°, 6H at 29° and 7H at 33°. It retails for $300.

And if you need help getting the ball airborne or simply need the forgiveness of a larger head, you can opt for the Taylormade Qi10 Max Rescue.

Distance: 97/100

Accuracy: 98/100

Forgiveness: 96/100

Feel & Control: 97/100

Taylormade Qi10 Hybrid

Overall Score: 97/100

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Who is the Titleist TSR2 Hybrid for?

“Despite my preconceptions, testing the Titleist TSR2 hybrid proved that it is indeed a good club for high handicappers.”

I would say that as long as you’re in the 17-25 handicap range, you will get along well with this hybrid. I really liked that it covered up toe-side mis-hits which is probably the most common type of mis-hit for high handicappers.

The Titleist TSR2 hybrid is also easy to launch. I was achieving steep launch angles and correspondingly steep descent angles. As a result, I was able to stop the ball better on or at least near my target.

So if you are looking for a hybrid that will not only provide adequate forgiveness but  make you a better pin-hunter, the Titleist TSR2 would be a solid choice.

Distance: 96/100

Feel & Control: 95/100

Accuracy: 96/100

Forgiveness: 96/100

Overall Score: 96/100

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