REVIEW: Titleist TSi3 3-wood

Player's 3-Wood Performance Improved
Titleist has long been considered a players club: i.e. better players use their clubs.  While Titleist has made lots of strides in the game improvement market, their “players” clubs are still some of the best on the market.  The TSi3 is the performance club that might not be the most forgiving and certainly isn’t going to fix a slice, but in the right hands the improved performance of the TSi3 3-wood is going to put a smile on the face of low handicap golfers.  It is an improvement in speed, spin and consistency over the TS3. 
Titleist makes performance clubs which will benefit golfer most if they are fit to their swing.  While COVID-19 slowed down some of the in-person fitting, it doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t get what works for you from online selection tools as well as knowing your game.  I went with the TSi3 3-wood with the Mitsubishi Tensei White Raw 70 gram shaft stiff flex.  This combo offers low spin, low shaft launch which pairs perfectly with the quick launch of the head.  This combo hits almost ideal numbers for me in terms of launch, spin, and speed.  I think Titleist really did improve the performance of their new wood line across the board.

The Titleist TSi3 fairway woods are one of the nicest looking on the market.  They are sleek in all black and their compact classic shape makes them appealing to the better golfer who wants a smaller 3 wood to hit off the tee or from the fairway.  I personally prefer the smaller head shape which feels like I can slide the head under the ball easier off the fairway along with hitting  different shot shapes off the tee.  While straight is still my preference on 90% of my shots, every now and then holes or wind simply require something a little different.  Those different shots work best with compact workable 3-woods.  The TSi3 fits the bill perfectly.

The Titleist TSi3 3-wood is a performer, not just in looks or shape, but it bombs the ball. Just like the TSi3 Driver.  I think the launch and spin combo is perfect for my swing.  It climbs quickly, but is a flat flight which never seems to fall out of the sky until the very end of its flight.  The ARC 4.0 along with the thinner crown creates a little higher launch, lower spin and even more consistency on hits not dead center.  All of these tweaks to the design mean that this club hits the ball high, long and with low spin.

The Titleist TSi3 3-wood looks great on paper and on a launch monitor, but on the course it was even better.  I was impressed by the distance, almost to the point that I had to think about if it is too long.  I hit approach shots on par 5s over the green and I hit some tee shots almost as long as my driver.  While this is cool, it can be game changing in both a positive and negative way.  Too long can actually get you into trouble too when you go through a fairway or over the green.  I just adjusted my plans for the yardage and had some new looks at eagle and birdie that weren’t always part of the plan before this club.

Flightscope Xi Tour Launch Monitor

Titleist TSi3 3-wood

  • Spin: 2632 rpms
  • Launch Angle: 14.6*
  • Dispersion: 3.4 yds
  • Club Head Speed: 101.0 mph
  • Ball Speed: 147.3 mph
  • Total Distance:  262.9 yds
  • Carry Distance:  246.3 yds

The Titleist TSi3 3-wood is certainly a gamer.  It finds fairways and greens along with excellent distance.  You can work it if you want or just bomb it straight.  The compact shape is really appealing and the improved performance makes it an update worth checking out.  I benefited from the lower spin and higher launch.  Titleist did a great job of improving the performance of their players 3-wood.

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Quick Hits:
+Great looks
+Nice sound
+Quick launch
+Low spin

–Compact with minimal forgiveness.

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