To decide which Titleist model if right for you I recommend reviewing the company’s fitting guidelines which suggests strongly that you start on and around the green when selecting a golf ball model.
As is the case with all Srixon models the Soft Feel features an Energetic Gradient Growth Core that produces low spin and high launch for outstanding distance. The Ionomer cover on the new Soft Feel is softer and thinner than in the previous model allowing for improved spin rates on short shots around the green as well as an overall more pleasing short-game feel.
Last year’s PGA champion Justin Thomas grabbed his third victory of the season at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational via a final-round 69 and 15-under-par total.
Stenson’s been a machine on the greens for the last few years. He was one of the early PGA Tour adopters of the high-MOI fang-style mallet design and he continues to use it to his advantage. His current Odyssey White Hot Pro model also features the company’s soft-feeling White Hot insert.
Although a lot was made of DJ’s switch from his Scotty Cameron blade to the Spider Tour Black Jason Day was already playing almost the exact same putter in Red. DJ evidently expressed interest and the rest is history. Day’s model is basically identical except for a slightly softer Surlyn face insert.
Since then Thomas upgraded to the new Titleist TS3 driver and a TS3 fairway wood. Those two clubs have not be unveiled to the public officially yet. You can expect the company to announce them later in the year.
Thiry-four-year-old Kevin Na captured just his second career PGA Tour victory and first since 2011 at A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier on Sunday highlighted by a final round 64 and 19-under-par total. Na bested second place finisher Kelly Kraft by five strokes and in the process took home 500 all-important FedEx points.
The LO is the most compact model with a low and forward CG location that promotes a low-mid trajectory. It’s the most iron-like design of the group and is most likely to work for those with faster clubhead speeds.
Thomas has long used Titleist equipment but he has made some changes since his last PGA Tour win. At the Honda Classic in February he used a Titleist 917 D2 driver and a Titleist 917 F2 fairway wood.
“Joseph had lots of speed but was playing stock lightweight stiff-flex shafts in his irons and stock stiff shafts in his hybrid and woods. His miss with his irons was a push to the right no doubt exacerbated by his iron shafts being too soft and not stable enough for his speed and the way he loaded the club.
Enter Andres Victoriano a certified True Spec fitter at the company’s shop at Trump National Doral Miami who gave Montoro a custom fitting and made a couple of interesting changes to his bag including swapping a hybrid for one of his long irons and getting him into a new iron model altogether to combat his spin.
The Spider Tour Black mallet putter that DJ has been gaming features a flow hosel and isn’t face-balanced since most pros prefer a putter that releases freely. The Pure Roll Surlyn insert provides a firmer feel than that in the Red version.