Titleist TS1
Titleist completed the TS family for 2019 with the latest introduction, the TS1, a 275-gram super lightweight (40 grams less than 2019 TS3 model) made especially for those with moderate swing speeds.

“There are so many golfers that can benefit from the performance of TS1,” said Josh Talge, Vice President, Titleist Golf Club Marketing. “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.”

TS1 uses the Speed Chassis design used in the sister models TS2 and TS3 that came out of the two-year long Titleist Speed Project featuring improved weight distribution and aerodynamics with a head shape “slipperier” by 20% compared with the previous model 917s.

The crown is titanium which Titleist says is the thinnest made but the important feature is losing weight in the crown means more weight can be pushed lower towards the sole and deeper in the head. Combined with the variable thickness face more ball speed is achieved according to company testing.

“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,” said Stephanie Luttrell, Director, Metalwoods Development, Titleist Golf Club R&D. “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.”

Brand & Model:

Titleist TS1 (Titleist)

Titleist TS1
Key Features:
Speed Chassis design
SureFit Hosel 16 loft and lie settings
Ultralight overall weight of 275-grams
Changeable SureFit Weight in rear of sole
Price & Availability:
$499 with preorder June 20
Need to Know:
Eight grams of weight saved in 460cc head plus 20 with lightweight Golf Pride grip. Stock shafts Fujikura Air Speeder 40/35R3 (high launch/mid high spin) and the Mitsubishi Fubuki MV 45/39L (mid high launch/mid spin) come one-quarter inch longer than other TS models. Sole weight choices from -4g to +6g in 2g increments.

T//World-X irons

Honma TwX-X Irons (Honma)

Honma’s TW-U in 2, 3, 4 and 5-iron lofts served as the prototype for the T//World-X irons just introduced. This players-distance category iron is a muscle back blade with a forged 25C body with high MOI and a MS300 forged face.

Honma Golf T//World-X irons
Forged muscle back design
Forged high rebound face
Wide cambered sole
CG low and deep for high launch
$175 per iron with steel shafts or $200 with graphite
Individual TW-X long irons work well as a utility iron for those who would rather not use hybrids nor high-loft fairway woods plus fit into sets as long iron replacements. Honma suggests full sets are appropriate for players from professionals to those with handicaps from the low single digits to the mid-teens.

In Case Anyone Should Ask
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TaylorMade’s U.S Open Staff Bag
The U.S. Open at Pebble Beach is the sixth the historic course has hosted and 2019 is also the 100th anniversary of the course opening. TMaG’s all-American themed bag with 6 debossed stars inside the first white stripe and a sewn ‘100’ on the bag’s umbrella pocket. On the ball pocket sits an outlined map of the Monterey Peninsula highlighting Pebble Beach Golf Links and 17-mile drive, also designated by the geographical coordinates on the bag’s base section. (TaylorMade Golf)