Titleist has added a third model to its popular TS Driver range following the launch of the TS4, a ultra low-spin design that will put in play on the PGA Tour this week, before going on sale at the end of July.
The introduction of the new Titleist TS4 driver provides golfers seeking ultra-low spin performance with the speed and distance gains that have made Titleist TS2 and TS3 the most played driver models this season on the PGA Tour.
The new TS4, making its debut this week at the Valero Texas Open, is engineered to be a high-speed ultra low-spin design – challenging the notion that a driver designed for extreme spin reduction can’t produce this level of ball speed.
Available from retailers from July 27, and with an SRP of £499, TS4 merges technologies developed through the ‘Titleist Speed Project’ with a low, forward centre of gravity that neutralises spin to produce a longer, more piercing ball flight.
“TS drivers have exceeded all our expectations both on tour and with golfers around the world,” said Josh Talge, Vice President of Marketing, Titleist Golf Clubs. “When it comes to driver performance, TS has shown that it’s no longer a one or two-horse race.”
“While we know most golfers find their best fit in a TS2 or TS3 driver, there is a percentage of players out there with distinct performance needs, such as aggressive spin reduction,” Talge said. “TS4 is the ultra low-spin that still produces exceptional ball speed. If you want to hit it longer but are having trouble controlling spin off the tee, TS4 was made for you.”
He added: “When it comes to ultra-low spin drivers, there’s always going to be some trade-off in terms of MOI. But for those golfers who create too much spin because of the way they deliver the clubhead, we know through our player testing that TS4 can give them greater distance consistency versus what they would see in a higher-MOI product.”
TS4 TECHNOLOGY & PERFORMANCE
The innovations used to drive ball speed in TS2 and TS3 drivers have been optimised for TS4’s 430cc Speed Chassis, designed to aggressively reduce spin and maximise distance for high-spin players:
Ultra-Thin Titanium Crown. The thinnest cast titanium crown (20% thinner than 917 drivers) in the game allows weight to be redistributed low and forward for reduced spin.
Thinner, Faster Face. The fastest face Titleist has ever made– a refined Radial VFT (variable face thickness) that reduces weight – delivers faster ball speeds and increased forgiveness. Every TS driver face undergoes a 100% CT inspection to ensure speed performance is at the maximum allowable limit.
Streamlined Shape. The aerodynamic design of TS4 – featuring a 430cc classic, pear shape – reduces drag, allowing golfers to swing faster for increased club head speed and more distance.
Low and Forward CG: The low and forward CG position (5mm forward vs. TS2) – highlighted by the placement of the SureFit Flat Weight– produces ultra-low spin for a piercing ball flight that is straighter and more consistent.
Titleist’s patented SureFit Hosel, featuring 16 independent loft and lie settings, allows for additional ball flight optimisation through precision fitting. The loft options are 8.5, 9.5 and 10.5 (LH 9.5 only).
SHAFTS: Golfers can choose from the same four aftermarket shaft models as TS2 and TS3 – Even Flow T1100 White 65 (Low launch and spin), HZRDUS Smoke Black 60 (Low/mid launch and spin), TENSEI AV Series Blue 55 (Mid launch and spin) and KURO KAGE Black Dual Core 50 (High launch and moderate spin). In addition, Titleist offers an industry-leading number of custom shaft choices.
CUSTOM FITTING: Golfers can be custom fitted for the TS4 via Titleist Product Specialists and National Fitting Centres from June 20.
For more details, visit www.titleist.co.uk