Which Titleist TSR driver is right for you?

Thomas Tanner
Feb 10, 2023
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Fair play to Titleist; they stick to their philosophy of only releasing drivers every two years and try to make any improvements tangible to everyone. The TSR continues to refine the previous TSi drivers, each with a discernible difference. The below outlines each of the four different heads available in the Titleist TSR so you can find the right driver for you.

If you already have a TS or TSi driver from Titleist (or any other driver released in the past couple of years) you might be wondering if you should upgrade to the Titleist TSR?

Titleist TSR2 driver

The TSR2 driver will be the most forgiving driver of the four heads available. Titleist's new Multi-Plateau Variable Face Thickness design means a much bigger sweet spot on the face. 

Club players, higher handicappers, and anyone who doesn't always strike the centre of the clubface will suit the TSR2. Hit it off the toe, or doink one off the heel, and the TSR2 will maintain enough ball speed to deliver great distance. 

Combined with the big 460cc head and weighting that's set for high launch and low-ish spin (and a SureFit adjustable hosel for fine-tuning), the TSR2 driver will be the longest, straightest, and most forgiving for most of the golfing population.

We've got all the information you'll need to learn how to adjust your Titleist TSR driver covered in this article. 

Titleist TSR1 driver

The Titleist TSR1 (released in early 2023) is a lightweight build for slower swing speeds. The lighter configuration and enhanced aerodynamics make generating more speed for the same input easier.

The TSR1 also has the same Multi-Plateau Variable Face Thickness design as the TSR2 and TSR4, optimising ball speed across the entire face for better distance consistency.

The full 460cc club head has a deep centre of gravity which is almost perfectly centred to the face, an improved position that promotes a higher launch and exceptional ball speed.

Titleist TSR3 driver

The TSR3 driver is the only one of the four which does not have the super forgiving multi-plateau face because it is designed for the player who is more precise with their striking. Instead, Speed Ring Face Technology rewards players who hit the ball with the centre of the clubface more by making the sweet spot sweeter, not bigger.

The moveable weighting at the back sets the TSR3 apart from the others. It can be moved from the neutral centre position towards the heel or the toe. If the 8-gram weight is moved towards the heel will give the head a slight draw bias, and moving it to the toe will give it a fade bias.

But Titleist doesn't use draw and fade markings like other drivers because the weight is moved directly behind the area within the sweet spot rather than moving the sweet spot itself by shifting the CG.

The TSR3 driver will launch lower than the TSR2, as you'd expect from a driver designed for the lower handicapper or better player. You always have the SureFit hosel with lots of adjustability if you want to pull the flight up a little.

Titleist TSR4 driver

And finally, we have the TSR4 driver. This model has a smaller 430cc head and is the super low-spinning version. When struck pure, low spin on a golf ball means a knuckleball flight and more distance. If you're a good player, a centre striker with good swing speed, the TSR4 will be for you.

There are a couple of weights in the sole, which are easily interchangeable. With the heavier weight in the front position, the launch and flight will be lower with minimal spin, much like a Tour setup.

Or you can put the heavier weight in the back and give the driver more spin, more launch, and make it play more like the TSR3 - sort of like a TSR 3.5.

Because the head is 30cc smaller than the other models, the clubface is smaller, and as a result, Titleist has given the TSR4 the same face Multi-Plateau Variable Face Thickness design as in the TSR1 and TSR2. Off-centre hits will be forgiven, somewhat! Again you have the SureFit hosel with 16 loft and lie settings.

Further reading

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.

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.