Titleist TSi2 Fairway Wood Vs Titleist TSi3 Fairway Wood Comparison Overview

The TSi line of clubs from Titleist have always impressed us with the inclusion of high-end features – even in their clubs that were made for higher handicap features. We know Titleist to be a company that doesn’t cut any corners with the design of their clubs.

Case in point: the renowned TSi2 and TSi3 fairway woods. Now the Titleist TSi2 and TSi3 fairway woods have both been out for a few years now and aren’t exactly the new kids on the block.

In fact, many dismiss one over the other because of the high crossover of features between the two. However, you would be doing yourself a disservice if you didn’t take a  good look at each of these clubs side-by-side if you’re in the market for a fairway wood.

While there are many features that make them similar, it’s the subtle performance details that you really need to focus on. So we went out and tested these two fairway woods side-by-side to highlight these details. Take a look at what we found.

Titleist TSi2 Fairway Wood Overview

The Titleist TSi2 fairway wood is a forgiving wood with a generous face and head profile.

One of the things that we really liked about the Titleist TSi2 was that it was just as viable off the tee as it was off the deck. It has a traditional metal-wood shape that blurs the line nicely between fairway wood and driver.

When you look closer though, you can really see all the intricate details that make this an amazing club. The Titleist TSi2 sports a nearly weightless crown and a low CG you will be able to feel on your first swing.

This is a formula for high-arcing shots. There is also variable face thickness architecture that allows for more forgiveness on shots away from the center. Then there is something Titleist calls the “Active Recoil Channel.”

While it wasn’t apparent exactly what the Active Recoil Channel was from testing alone, as far as we can tell, it serves much the same purpose as Taylormade’s “Speed Pocket” in the sense that it helps promote ball speed low on the face.

“Recoil,” we can assume, refers to the higher degree of flex that occurs on low-face shots with the Titleist TSi2 fairway wood.

Titleist TSi3 Fairway Wood Overview

The Titleist TSi3 fairway wood was certainly the less forgiving of the two clubs.

That’s not to say that it is completely unusable for high handicappers and beginners. In fact, quite the contrary. It has a sliding weight track that would actually help higher handicappers cover up some of their mis-hit tendencies.

All we are saying is that if you are looking for the inherently more forgiving fairway wood, the Titleist TSi2 would be the way to go. The Titleist TSi3 fairway wood features the same Active Recoil Channel and ultra-thin crown as the Titleist TSi2.

The main difference is that the CG is naturally a bit higher in the Titleist TSi3 as opposed to the Titleist TSi2. However, as we touched on a moment ago, the Titleist TSi3 has a sliding weight track.

It can be set in the toe, neutral and heel positions but that’s not the awesome part about it. The awesome part is that Titleist managed to create a sliding track weight system that doesn’t interfere with turf interaction.

It’s a low profile sliding weight that, while it may be tricky to adjust, still allows the sole to glide through the turf.

Titleist TSi2 Fairway Wood

In 20 Words Or Less

The Titleist TSi2 fairway wood is a high-launching distance machine with a nice, comfortable CG.

Titleist TSi3 Fairway Wood

In 20 Words Or Less

The Titleist TSi3 is an incredibly versatile fairway wood with adjustable weight and hosel.

Titleist TSi2 Fairway Wood – First Impressions

Titleist rarely lets us down when we test their clubs. As such, we were very excited to test the Titleist TSi2 fairway wood and it was an immediate hit with our high handicap testers.

While the size of the head alone was enough to hinder the workability of this club, our higher handicap testers didn’t mind a bit. It gave them the immediate distance and launch they typically miss out on with other clubs.

As mentioned earlier, it’s a great option off the tee as well. Our testers were able to get average distances of 202 yards from the tee with the Titleist TSi2 fairway wood. The adjustable hosel was also helpful from the deck and when our testers found themselves in tight lies. The ability to adjust loft on the fly was a great asset to all of our testers regardless of handicap.

The Titleist TSi Fairway Wood Family

You can also pick up the TSi1 fairway wood if you are looking for even more forgiveness. The TSi1 launches super high but the only problem is with spin. It produces a decent amount of spin both from the tee and off the deck so new players may have some problems with total distance at first.

Titleist TSi3 Fairway Wood – First Impressions

Again, we were hyped to see what the low-profile sliding weight track could do on a fairway wood. We were very impressed with how smooth turf interaction was even with this sliding weight feature.

While it took some time for our testers to dial things in with the Titleist TSi3 fairway wood, they all remarked that the time was worth it. Our better testers were able to scoop the ball high from tight lies and even hit the green from 150+ yard range.

The combination of an adjustable hosel and adjustable weight offers a plethora of options in terms of shot shape – sometimes it was a bit overwhelming actually. But the same tandem is what makes the Titleist TSi3 a viable option in a wide variety of lies. It’s definitely a significant asset to have in your bag.

Titleist TSi2 Selling Points

  • Adjustable hosel
  • Modern fairway head design
  • High launch
  • Active Recoil Channel

Titleist TSi3 Selling Points

  • Adjustable track weight
  • Variable face thickness
  • Low spin
  • Thin crown

Who is the Titleist TSi2 Fairway Wood for?

The Titleist TSi2 fairway wood is an excellent club for any mid to high handicapper. It’s forgiving and launches high. It may not be the most workable fairway wood that Titleist makes; but it is very consistent which is another huge plus for beginners and intermediate level players. The Titleist TSi2 would also be a great choice for high handicappers who don’t want to have to buy a new fairway wood once their handicap starts dropping. The Titleist TSi2 will still serve you as you start to dip into the low teen handicap territory.

Distance: 95/100

Feel & Control: 91/100

Accuracy: 93/100

Forgiveness: 94/100

Overall Score: 94/100

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Who is the Titleist TSi3 Fairway Wood for?

The Titleist TSi3 is certainly for players who are able to work the ball pretty well. In fact, it’s best performance characteristics would be lost on players who can’t. It still offers good distance features; but has a lower natural shot trajectory that will appeal to lower handicap players.

Distance: 93/100

Feel & Control: 95/100

Accuracy: 94/100

Forgiveness: 91/100

Overall Score: 94/100

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