How to adjust your Titleist TSR fairway wood

Thomas Tanner
Feb 10, 2023
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So you've got your matching Titleist TSR fairway wood, but it's the first adjustable fairway wood you've had. You're lost in a new world of adjustment capabilities and need help figuring out where to start? If this sounds like you, or you simply want to get the most out of your Titleist TSR fairway wood, then this is the place to be.

What can you adjust on the TSR fairway woods?

The Titleist TSR fairway woods feature the same Sure-Fit hosel you can adjust in the TSR driver. Then in the TSR3 fairway wood, there is the Sure-Fit Adjustable CG system which helps you put the meat behind the exact position on the face you need.

De-coding the Titleist Sure-Fit Chart

Before we start, we need to know what all the letters and numbers on our fairway wood mean. The Sure-Fit chart Titleist use can look confusing at first, but it is straightforward once you know how to use it. 

When looking at the chart, imagine you're stood over you ball at the range, not seeing the exact ball flight you want. Assuming the club is in the standard position (highlighted in red), if you want to hit the ball higher, then move up the chart to settings D4 or A4. If you wish to hit the ball lower, move down the chart to D1. To hit the ball to the left or right, move the setting on the left or right of the chart.

Once you understand the Sure-Fit chart and identify on there the setting which corresponds to what you want the ball to do, it's actually really simple to make the adjustment. And you change back to standard position A1 so don't be afraid to experiment and play with all the settings.

Adjusting the Titleist Sure-Fit hosel

The club will come with a simple adjustment wrench allowing you to remove the head and start adjusting the cogs around the hosel. To open or loosen the screw in your fairway wood, place the wrench into the top of the screw and turn it anti-clockwise. To tighten a screw, you turn it clockwise. There will be an audible "click" to let you know that it is safely locked in place and to avoid over-tightening.

When fully opened, the head can be easily removed from the shaft and reveal two cogs which combine to give different possible settings.

  • You can raise the loft by up to 1.5 degrees or lower it by 0.75 degrees.
  • You can make the lie up to 1.5 degrees more upright or 0.75 degrees flatter.

Some working examples

  • If you are in the standard position of A1 and want more loft, you can rotate the cogs to position D4 to add 0.75 degrees of loft.
  • To add more loft, rotate from position A1 to A4 and reattach the head.
  • To reduce the loft, keeping everything else neutral, there is only one option, position D1, which will reduce the loft by 0.75 degrees.
  • If you want to make the club draw the ball slightly find position A2.
  • If you want to hit high bomb draws which land soft, move it to position A3.
  • For maximum loft and fade, it's position B4.

What about the Lefties?

Now for you left-handed golfers (me included!), the Sure-Fit chart is different, but the theory is the same. We have a whole page dedicated to adjusting left-handed Titleist golf clubs.

Moving the weight in the Titleist TSR3 fairway wood

The TSR3 has a further layer of adjustability via the Sure-Fit CG track system. It's so beautifully engineered you might not even know its there! Opening the screw in the back of the club will reveal a weight track system which you can use to put the weight behind where you hit the ball. Even better golfers miss the sweet spot, but they miss consistently - either towards the heel or the toe. 

Titleist call a slight miss towards the heel H1, more of a miss towards the heel H2. They call a slight miss towards the toe T1, more of a miss towards the toe T2. So if you find that you miss the sweet spot consistently in any of those positions, you can reposition the sliding weight in the track to that position to produce a longer and more consistent strike.

By doing this you're moving this weight directly behind where you strike the ball, rather than altering the CG location of the club to correct shot shape. Using them to add draw or fade bias to the head will be much more subtle. How you set the TSR fairway wood with the Sure-Fit hosel will have a far greater effect on how the ball reacts when hit. 

Further reading

If your current driver is five, six, or even seven years old, you might be getting an itch to change, and rightly so. Over that period, the advances in the whole world of driver technology and the manufacturing process have been tremendous.

So you've finally got your hands on a new to you Titleist TSR driver, and you want to get every yard, foot, and inch out of it! The article (and video) will do just that. We'll help you adjust your TSR driver to the optimum settings for your game.