How to adjust your Titleist TS3 driver

Thomas Tanner
Dec 01, 2020
5 minutes

The TS3 is the most adjustable driver in the Titleist Speed Project line up - specifically designed to beef up the amount of draw or fade bias you can put on your ball. Like all the Speed Project drivers you get loft and lie adjustability thanks to Titleist's Sure-Fit hosel, but in the TS3 you also get Titleist's first moveable weight - the Sure-Fit CG weight cartridge.

Let's begin.

When you buy your Titleist TS3 driver, it will come with a simple adjustment wrench which will allow you to remove the shaft from the head and the cartridge from the port on the sole.

If you've never used the adjustment wrench before, let's look at the opening and locking mechanisms of the screws. To open or loosen any screw on the driver, place the wrench into the top of the screw and turn anti-clockwise. To tighten the screw, turn it clockwise. When the screw is fully tightened, makes an audible "CLICK" to let you know the sleeve is safely locked in place and to avoid over-tightening.

When fully opened, the head can easily be removed from the shaft allowing the two rings to move freely and change the loft and lie. The top ring here has letters, and the bottom ring has numbers - all of which correspond to settings on the Titleist SureFit chart.

There are 16 different possible settings; you can raise the loft by up to 1.5-degrees or lower it by 0.75-degrees. You can also make the lie up to 1.5-degrees more upright or make the lie 0.75-degrees flatter.

When the driver leaves the factory, it's set to the standard loft and lie position - A1.

What are the options? Some working examples.

If you wanted to hit the ball as high as possible and add as much draw as possible, you'd need to move it to position A3.

If you wanted to shape the ball the other way (with a fade bias) is find setting B1.

For max loft and max fade, it's B4, and less loft with a fade is C1.

In either instance, swivel the rings and reattach to the head with the dot lined up with your desired setting.

As you can see, once you have the SureFit chart and what you want to see from your ball flight, it's simple to achieve.

The Titleist SureFit CG system.

As well as adjustability in the hosel the Titleist TS3 has a Sure-Fit CG weighting system - allowing you to quickly adjust the actual Centre of Gravity position and influence the launch and spin conditions of your driver. In simple terms, the Sure-Fit CG system beefs up the draw or fade bias of your driver to help eliminate off a left or right miss off the tee.

Start by using the wrench to open the end cap and tip out the Sure-Fit CG weight cartridge.

The weight has two magnetic caps, and in the neutral position, one weight cap will be on each end.

To set the driver up to draw the ball, take the magnetic weights and stack them both at the end marked with DR. If you slide the cartridge back in (with the weights going in last) and reattach the screw the driver is then set up for a maximum draw.

Conversely, if we tip out the weight and this time stack the two magnetic caps on the opposite side to DR, and pop the cartridge back in with the weights going in first your, the TS3 driver set up for maximum fade off the tee.

What about Lefties?

If you're lefthanded there the chart is slightly different, so we've put the video below together - and the specific left-handed settings map is below. You can read the full guide here.

Do you have a TS1, TS2, or TS4?

The Titleist Sure-Fit hosel is the same across the entire Titleist TS driver (and fairway) range regardless of whether you've got the Sure-Fit CG system or not.

When can you adjust your driver?

It is very important to remember that you can adjust your driver on the range or at any time before or after your round, just not during it!

Further reading

The drivers in the Titleist Speed Project family feature a whole manner of adjustability, including Titleist's first dalliance with the world of adjustable weights.

The Titleist Sure-Fit hosel gives you loft and lie adjustability but its very important to note that the settings for left-handed clubs are not the same as in right-handed drivers.