Titleist’s TS driver family has a new addition. The ultra-lightweight TS1 driver joining the TS2, TS3 and TS4, with the latest model aimed at giving moderate swing speed players maximum distance.
Incorporating the same technologies of the rest of the TS line, developed by Titleist’s engineers through the company’s ‘Speed Project’ in response to Tour players requesting more speed, the TS1 driver has had weight strategically stripped off to increase launch and distance for players with driver swing speeds of 85mph and below.
“There are so many golfers that can benefit from the performance of TS1,” Vice President of Titleist Golf Club Marketing Josh Talge said. “For seniors, women, juniors – really anyone who is the moderate swing speed player – TS1 is an absolute powerhouse. You can swing as smooth and easy as you want and the ball just takes off. The distance just feels effortless.”
Possessing a shaft dependent overall weight of 275 grams (45 grams lighter than TS2), the TS1 features weight saving measures in every aspect. The head weight is 8 grams lighter, while stock shafts weighing in at 40-45 grams and under are complemented by a 32 gram Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360 Lite grip.
Offered in 9.5˚, 10.5˚ and 12.5˚ lofts, the 460cc TS1 incorporates a modified version of the Titleist ‘Speed Chassis’, including an ultra-thin titanium crown allowing optimal weight distribution low and deep in the head for ideal launch conditions for moderate swing speed players, a streamlined shape and a thinner, faster Radial VFT (variable face thickness) face.
To allow players to dial in their driver, the TS1 features Titleist’s ‘SureFit’ hosel offering 16 loft and lie settings, while premium Fujikura Air Speeder and Mitsubishi Fubuki MV shafts come as standard.
“TS1 is designed for golfers who have a driver swing speed of approximately 85 mph and below, and are averaging about 220 yards or less off the tee,” Director of Metalwoods Development, Titleist Golf Club R&D Stephanie Luttrell, said. “By bringing our TS technology into this extremely lightweight configuration and adding a slight draw bias, we’ve been able to produce dramatic benefits for this group of players.”
“Anytime you can give someone more clubhead speed potential, the ability for them to generate ball speed is there. What separates TS1 from other competitive lightweight products is that we haven’t had to make sacrifices, particularly with MOI and adjustability. Everything about TS1 – from the technology package to the tour-inspired look, sound and feel – makes this a TS driver and delivers on the promise of Titleist Speed.”
TS1 drivers will be available in Australian golf shops from July.
For more information, visit www.titleist.com.au