Titleist TSi3 Driver Review

Author Jamie Lewis - Golf PGA Teaching Professional

Author: Jamie Lewis – PGA Teaching Professional

With this driver cycle, Titleist had designs to cover every type of golfer with the TSi driver lineup. From the older high handicapper you the tour pro, there is a TSi for you.

Like most things in life, most people fall somewhere in the middle. The TSi3 is one of those middle options. However, that is the only instance you will find TSi3 in the middle.

The Titleist TSi3 Driver tested incredibly in all categories, and is at the top end in distance and dispersion. When I am asked for recommendations for the top end of the bag, I would be remiss to not suggest the TSi3 Driver.

Titleist TSi3 Driver Review

Lofts Available

Right hand: 8°, 9°, 10°, 11°

Left hand: 8°, 9°, 10°

Handicap Range

The TSi3 is Titleist’s “player’s driver.” Designed to get the most speed and distance out of your swing. To do so, the TSi3 isn’t the most forgiving option in the line.

The TSi3 is a perfect option for lower, single digit handicappers. 10 handicap and under will see the most benefit with the TSi3.

Technical Review

Titleist brought the HEAT this time around, with the all new TSi3 driver. Built for incredible speed and feel, the TSi3 is preferred by some of the best golfers in the world.

Jordan Speith, Cameron Smith, and reigning FedEx Cup Champion Patrick Cantlay all wield the TSi3 off the tee. There is a reason the best in the world choose the TSi3, and it’s the same reason most pros use the ProV ball. It is the best.

Titleist teamed up with a foundry in Pittsburgh for the material for the face of the TSi3. The new ATI 425 Aerospace Titanium Face is the key to making such an incredible driver.

This is not just any titanium. It’s stronger and more flexible than the titanium you see in other drivers. That makes it faster and more forgiving, and not just heel to toe.

The added strength and flexibility of the ATI 425 face also provides speed and forgiveness from crown to sole, which is unique. This multidirectional strength and flexibility enlarges the sweet spot of the face.

The TSi3 driver comes equipped with the SureFit CG Track. This sliding weight system at the rear of the sole allows for positioning of the center of gravity for a fine tuned ball flight.

Along with the SureFit CG Track is the SureFit Hosel. The track offers five different CG positions, and the hosel provides 16 different adjustments to loft and lie. Now that is adjustability!

With the TSi3, Titleist put a premium on improving aerodynamics over the previous TS3. According to Titleist, the refined club head shape increases aerodynamics and speed by 13%! OEMs could only dream of a leap that big.

Titleist TSi3 Shaft Options

Titleist has some fantastic stock shaft options available for the TSi3 driver. Quality shafts from Tensei with the Tensei AV Raw Blue and Tensei AV Raw White, the Mitsubishi Kuro Kage Black, and the Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX are all stock options.

Those four shafts range from 40g to 70g and cover a wide range of preferences for weight and flex. And because Titleist is Titleist, they offer over 100 premium shaft options for the golfer with particular tastes.

Performance

I haven’t been more excited to test a driver than I was with the TSi3. I read the claims, saw the improvements, and bought into the hype. It’s a Titleist product so I knew it would be good. But how good?

TSi stands for “Tour Speed Impact.” I am not sure why the “i” is lower case, because it should be capitalized, and a couple font sizes bigger. The TSi3 driver is all about the IMPACT.

The sound, the feel, the trajectory, and the awe at impact… just incredible. The thinner carbon crown and new ATI 425 Titanium face really made a difference in all metrics.

I saw improved dispersion, lower spin, and more distance compared to the previous TS3 model. That is saying a lot, because the TS3 is a fantastic driver!

The adjustable weight and hosel allowed me to find the ideal ball flight, and Titleist made it easy to do. Now I will say that if you are looking to correct a 30 yard slice, this adjustability is not for you.

The adjustments are slight and meant to fine tune a consistent swing, not to battle swing flaws. That being said, the club is one of the most workable drivers I have tested.

I was able to get the ball to do what I needed it to do. Draw, fade, stinger, you name it. I have a window in mind to hit, and the TSi3 delivers.

The ball flight with the TSi3 is a low penetrating trajectory that a low handicap player looks for in a driver. Too high will balloon and kill distance. There are no balloons at this party!

Traditionally, any driver on the market will have something it does really well, but lacks in another aspect. The TSi3 performs so well throughout, I am hard pressed to highlight its greatest strength and weakness.

Looks

Boy oh boy what a pretty driver. The TSi3 is equal parts slick, refined, and bold. Square and stout at address, with a small TSi printed on the top of the crown for alignment.

Other than the TSi alignment aid, the crown is just black. The deepest black too. As if it absorbs all the light. The traditional pear shape makes it appear smaller than the TSi1 and 2, but it measures 460cc just like ‘em.

The sole of the TSi3 is a thing of beauty. Black and dark gray don most of the real estate, but there is a unique chrome “elongated diamond” down the center. Adds just as much flair as Titleist is willing to do.

The look is Titleist all the way, and makes no apologies about it. Titleist knows it’s all about performance and reliability, not gimmicks, and not neon colors.

The weight track on the back of the club is easily unnoticed if you aren’t looking for it. It, again, is true Titleist form. Overall, I love the look of the TSi lineup, but especially the TSi3.

Sound and Feel

“Tour Speed IMPACT.” Like I said, it’s all about that impact! The sound, and subsequent sensation in the hands is hard to explain. Truly.

It is one of those “you gotta see it to believe it” situations. The impact sound is so powerful, but not ear piercing. You can almost feel it in your chest. I can’t find the words to express the amazing sound.

When I found the center, the sound was certainly more rewarding than off center. The low pitched, percussive boom is most certainly in part because of the Aerospace Titanium face.

This new face also provides excellent feedback and feel on each and every strike. A bit necky, toey, dead center, high face, or a bit low face… I could tell where it struck without looking for that elusive ball mark on the face.

This enhanced feel allows for incredible shot shaping and correction throughout the round. Having such a great tool, like incredible feel along with the distance numbers the TSi3 produces, that’s a combo rarely seen in drivers today.

Pros

  • Head turning sound
  • Distance at the top of its class
  • CG Weight Track
  • Solid shaft options
  • Lower spin rates
  • Penetrating trajectory
  • Beautiful Titleist classic looks

Cons

  • Face can get scuffed pretty easy
  • Not as forgiving as I hoped
  • Finding the best settings can be a chore

The Bottom Line

The Titleist TSi3 is a Titleist players driver through and through. Higher handicappers will find they are better suited for the TSi1 or TSi2. Lower handicap players will struggle to find something better than the TSi3.

The TSi3 has ultimate speed, top tier distance, low spin rates, and dispersion better than other drivers in this category. What really sets it apart is the sound and feel.

Hands down the most incredible sounding driver I have tested to date. This is also the first driver that made me feel powerful at address.

Much like sitting behind the wheel of a sports car knowing the power it has. This is thanks to the new ATI 425 face, new shape, and thinner crown.

Whether you are in the market for a new driver, or not, the TSi3 is worth a look. Most of you will want the IMPACT in your game!


Alternate Choices to the Titleist TSi3 Driver

TaylorMade Stealth Plus

The TaylorMade Stealth Plus is TM’s low spin driver option. It definitely has some different pro/cons compared to the TSi3, but will still fit into the same low spin low launch category.

Callaway Rogue ST Max LS

Callaway’s low spin option is the Rogue ST Max LS. This one is going to be a little more forgiving than the TSi3 in my opinion, but still offering a low spin low launch combo. Check out our review over here.

Ping G425 LST

Another excellent offering in this category of drivers is the Ping G425 LST. The “Low Spin Tech” model is their low spin low launch option. Give our review of this one a read in this article.

Best Golf Drivers

If you’re looking for other options, or you just want to know what we feel are the best drivers period, then check out our ranking of the top golf driver to see who takes the number 1 spot for 2022.


The Other TSi Driver Models…

  1. TSi1 – best for beginners and those looking to correct a slice
  2. TSi2 – best for mid handicappers
  3. TSi3 – best for low handicappers and pros
  4. TSi4 – best for sub zero handicappers and pros

And if you’re looking at both the 2 and 3, check out our TSi2 vs TSi3 driver comparison article.


FAQ

Note – Some of these FAQs were covered throughout the article, but I still get these questions a lot… so here are the “short and sweet” answers to the most common questions:

What driver does Jordan Spieth use?

Jordan Spieth uses the Titleist TSi3 Driver.

How long is the Titleist TSi3?

The Titleist TSi3 is 45.5” long on the standard length shaft.

Is TSi3 better than TS3?

Yes, the TSi3 is actually MUCH better than the TS3 in my opinion. The TS3 doesn’t have the new ATI 425 Aerospace Titanium Face like the new TSi3. This titanium isn’t your standard “run of the mill” titanium… it’s much thinner, lighter, more flexible, and more durable than the previous titanium face.

What year did Titleist TSi3 come out?

The Titleist TSi3 came out in late 2020.

What handicap is the TSi3 for?

The TSi3 is for a 10 and under handicap in my opinion. It doesn’t have the forgiveness needed by higher handicap golfers.

What driver is Justin Thomas playing?

Justin Thomas is currently playing the TSi3. Although he is known to switch between the TSi2 and TSi3 depending on how he’s playing.

Is the Titleist TSi3 forgiving?

The Titleist TSi3 is somewhat forgiving for a low spin “player’s” driver. But the TSi1 and TSi2 are much more forgiving drivers.

Is the Titleist TSi3 low spin?

Yes, the Titleist TSi3 is a low spin driver. It’s made for faster swing speed players who don’t need help getting the ball to climb into the air.

Who uses Titleist TSi3 Driver?

PGA Tour Players who use the Titleist TSi3 Driver:

  • Justin Thomas
  • Patrick Cantlay
  • Cam Smith
  • Jordan SPieth
  • Will Zalatoris
  • Max Homa
  • Cameron Young
  • Tom Hoge
  • Russell Henley
  • Joo-Hyung Kim
  • Webb Simpson
  • Davis Riley
  • Cameron Davis
  • Denny McCarthy
  • Bernd Wiesberger
  • Ian Poulter
  • Troy Merritt
  • Justin Harding
  • Garrick Higgo
  • Daniel Van Tonder
  • Patton Kizzire
  • Rafa Cabrera Bello
  • J.T. Poston
  • Charley Hoffman
  • Charles Howell III
  • Robert Streb
  • Jason Scrivener
  • Antoine Rozner
  • Joseph Bramlett
  • Edoardo Molinari
  • Peter Malnati
  • Wyndham Clark

    LPGA Tour Players who use the Titleist TSi3 Driver:

    • Danielle Kang
    • So Yeon Ryu