January 06, 2019 at 05:13 PM
By Gary Forde
Gary FordeStonehouse, South Lanarkshire
Hello fellow TT members.
I thought I would post this to try and gauge what folk's opinions are on the following.
Just the other month, I went to a Titleist Thursday event and got fitted for the new TS2 Driver.
This would be a possible upgrade to my current 915D2 driver.
I hit an average of 210-220yds with my current 915D2.
After various different tweaks and adjustments, it turns out that the TS2 would give me an extra 12 yards in length, and a slightly tighter dispersion.
However, the cost of the Driver being £450 (and a very low trade-in price for the 915), makes it quite an expensive upgrade.
Now, here lies the dilemma........... Is the £450 worth it for an extra 12 yards and a slightly better dispersion?
I reckon I have 4 possible options to make a decision on, and I would like to gather TT members opinions.
1: It's worth the 12 yards, so just bite the bullet and pay the £450 for the new driver, and try and trade-in my current club.
2: The £450 cost outways the extra 12 yards, so don't upgrade. i.e. too expensive for the gains.
3; Hold off for a few months, and hope there is a price reduction of sorts.
4: I look at the other manufacturers out there, and see if there is a better option/lower cost (ps: this really is the last option, as I don't want to move from the Titleist family, as all my set-up is all Titleist i.e. irons/bag/balls/putter etc)
Please feel free to offer your thoughts on what you think I should do.
El banditoFife Bonny Scotland 🏴
Steve WTooting, London
Declan FWexford, Ireland
January 19, 2019 at 06:40 PM
12 yards for £450 is a no no clubs are now a ridiculous price,the hard working man is getting out priced and like me needing to go down the second hand route but that said I’m looking to get fitted ASAP and who knows I might blow the credit card for 12yards.
January 20, 2019 at 10:01 PM
Okay guys, just giving you an update on my original post.
It looks very likely that Option 4 will be happening.
I went and had an initial hit of a driver from, let's just say a "Snake company", I.e. the black and yellow driver that has just been released by them.
The initial hits of this suggest that it is giving me better stats than the TS2, plus it is £100 cheaper!!
I'm heading back on Friday to get properly fitted for it, from one of their fitters, NOT a shop fitter.
I also think that the RRP price that most companies now seem to be releasing their drivers at, is just too expensive.
this is not just Titleist I am talking about, but all the main manufacturers seem to be coming in at this starting price.
£100 less for similar or better stats makes it a better option.
I'm not leaving TT, and will still be in the Titleist family with all my other clubs and balls being Titleist.
Haven't registered for Team Titleist yet?