Titleist TSi3 Vs Titleist TS3 Driver Comparison Overview
Succession is a given in golf gear as it is with many things.
New cars come out every year, new clothes come out every year, new TV’s come out every year.
But it seems harder to tell the difference between new and old when it comes to golf clubs because very often, not a lot changes in a year.
Such is not the case when talking about the Titleist TSi3 and the Titleist TS3 drivers.
And while you can see the differences between these drivers clearly enough on paper, it’s the performance differences that matter most.
That’s what we’ll be covering in the following comparison overview.
Titleist Tsi3 Driver Overview
“The Titleist TSi3 features an updated sliding CG weight with 5 positions and an aerospace-grade titanium face.”
Both features represent major upgrades over the TS line. But let’s talk performance – one makes a much larger impact than the other.
The sliding weight actually doesn’t make much more of a difference on shot shape than the weight cartridge of the TS3 driver.
That’s because the distance between CG positions on the weigh track isn’t very far.
However, the aerospace-grade titanium face is a vast improvement. The Titleist TSi3 is much more consistent all over the face than the TS3.
Our ball speeds were faster with the Titleist TSi3 as a result of the more responsive titanium face. Our dispersion was also tighter. Feedback was clearer than with the TS3 driver too.
Titleist TS3 Driver Overview
“The Titleist TS3 driver has adjustable CG weighting in the form of a moveable weight cartridge.”
While the weight cartridge is more cumbersome than the sliding weight of the Titleist TSi3, it does the same job.
The Titleist TS3 also features an adjustable lie/loft hosel and in the A1 setting, it looks perfectly square behind the ball. From there, you can tweak the lie and loft pretty much however you need to.
Mis-hits on the Titleist TS3 were picking up much more spin than on the TSi3. As a result, flight was less predictable and the overall accuracy of the Titleist TS3 wasn’t up to par with the TSi3.
“If you are looking for straighter shots and better consistency across the face, the Titleist TSi3 is the driver for you.
In fact, we can’t imagine why anyone would choose the TS3 over the TSi3 since the latter outperforms the former in almost every arena.”