Scott finds Genesis success with Titleist TS4 driver
The 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 TS4, in the winning bag of Adam Scott at this week’s Genesis Invitational, 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.
Adam Scott (Credit: Titleist/Getty Images)
According to Titleist Tour Representative J.J. VanWezenbeeck: “Adam switched to the TS4 driver at the ZoZo Championship [in Japan] due to head size, shape, and improved launch to spin ratios. This week, following a conversation with Adam, he decided to switch to a shaft [Mitsubishi Kurokage S Tini 80] he had previously played for increased stability. He felt the shaft went a little far and he lost head feel. We went on course with lead tape to get the ‘feels’ to match up, then weighted the head to his preferred swing weight after testing.”
While there were only four Titleist TS4 drivers in play at The Genesis Invitational, three of them [Scott, Max Homa and Russell Henley] were in the bags of players battling for the championship on Sunday.
The TS4 is an ultra-low spinning design and complement to the TS2 and TS3 and features a 430cc head volume, which is smaller than the size of the TS2/TS3, both 460cc.
The aerodynamic design of TS4 – featuring a 430cc classic, pear shape – reduces drag, allows golfers to swing faster for increased club head speed and more distance. The low and forward CG position (5mm forward vs. TS2) – highlighted by the placement of the SureFit Flatweight – 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.
According to Wezenbeeck: “While most golfers find their best fit in a TS2 or TS3 driver, there is a small percentage of players out there with distinct performance needs, such as aggressive spin reduction. The TS4 is for those golfers who create too much spin because of the way they deliver the club head.”
“We know through player testing that TS4 provides these players greater distance consistency versus what they were seeing in a higher-MOI product. TS4 is the ultra low-spin driver 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.”
Titleist TS4 drivers are available now in golf shops and fitting locations in 8.5º, 9.5º (RH & LH) and 10.5º lofts with a suggested retail price of AUD$799.