The TSi1 driver ($549) – available in 9, 10 or 12 degrees of loft – shares many attributes with the TSi2 and TSi3 but is significantly lighter. The club comes standard with a 40-gram Aldila Ascent graphite shaft. The idea is that if the club is lighter, moderate-speed golfers will be able to generate more clubhead speed, and that should translate to more distance.
The 460-cubic-centimeter TSi1 driver is about 40 grams lighter than a typical driver, and Titleist gave it an aerodynamic shape and an ATI 425 aerospace-grade titanium face like the ones in the TSi2 and TSi3. The titanium alloy flexes easily at impact, but its strength makes it durable.
The TSi1 has a low and back center of gravity that encourages a higher launch, and it features the most draw bias of any Titleist driver.
With the TSi1 fairway woods ($299), Titleist designers once again reduced weight, but not at the expense of forgiveness. The company said the TSi1 fairway woods have the same moment of inertia as the TSi2 fairway woods, even though they weigh about 50 grams less. This was achieved by moving the center of gravity farther back, which also encourages a higher launch.
The TSi1 fairway woods, which will come standard with a 40-gram Aldila Ascent graphite shaft, will be available in 15-, 18-, 21- and 23-degree models.
To complement the drivers and fairway woods, Titleist is also offering TSi1 hybrids ($279) in 20-, 23-, 26- and 29-degree versions. (The 29-degree is available in right-hand only.) They are fairway wood-style hybrids with a wide sole, deep center of gravity and high moment of inertia for stability.
Like the other woods, they were designed to be extremely light and produce high-flying shots to maximize carry distance. The forged 455 Carpenter steel faces are designed to flex more efficiently at impact to maximize ball speed.
Each of the Titleist TSi1 woods and hybrids will be in stores starting Feb. 26.
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