TS3 driver snapped and head cracked

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By DBowers

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  1. Daniel G

    Daniel G
    Patterson, NY

    I have had a TS3 for about a year and a half with no issues. Just bought a TS2 that I have been playing for about five months and have one coming that I won on a game. Never had an issue with any of them. All still look and preform great. Love the extra forgiveness of the TS2 once I got over what it looks like at address.
  2. Bought a TS4 2 or 3 months ago and the same thing happened. Was on the range, hit one slightly up on the face then noticed the drives were sounding weird
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  3. Dale V

    Dale V
    Escondido, CA

    and very strange to see a gap in the ferrule. I have seen this over time on an iron but not a driver. Did you get this club from an authorized Titleist dealer/shop? Take it back to them so they can contact Titleist customer service. If this was a private seller on eBay, might be a copy. Hope not. Hope all works out for you.
  4. Samuel  C

    Samuel C
    Phoenix, AZ

    You should be able to take it to any authorized dealer and they can contact Titleist to have it shipped back for inspection. And if they find out that it wasn't abused or damage under normal playing conditions, then they should take care of it.

    I have never had an issue with Titleist customer service. They are top notch and I had an issue with one of my drivers (rattle inside), sent it back and got a new one the next week.
  5. Whoa! Glad to know I am not the only one who experienced this. The crown cracked on my TS3, which I bought back in March of 2020 before the pandemic hit. So while I have been playing more regularly during the summer up till now, like most people probably, it wasn’t getting much use during the shutdown. Fortunately, Golf Galaxy is sending it back to Titleist for me to have it replaced. Only drawback is they don’t know how long it could take, but said it could be up to four weeks. As for what other people reported, I can confirm very similar experiences. During the early part of the summer, as golf courses were starting to open up in my area, I hit a range ball a little high on the face, and noticed a “scratch” and a slight indentation on top of the crown. As annoying as that was, I attributed it to minor wear and tear. Fast forward to late September, and again I hit one high on the face, and noticed the “bubble” some commenters noticed. However for me, it looked and felt more warped. Still, I hit one more ball to see if it was usable, and lo and behold, that minor indentation became a 1” to 1.5” crack. Now, I believe that “scratch” earlier in the season, was actually a crack all along because that “scratch” expanded in alignment with the crack. Disappointed it happened because I love my TS3. But hey Titleist, if you run out of TS3 driver heads at 9.5*, I’ll gladly take a TSi3 at the same degree. (I would be curious if Titleist ever moves on to using carbon fiber crowns.)
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  7. TSabo


    I wonder if the people who cracked or had bubbles on the head bought them after they were demo clubs? I am on my third or fourth TS3 head and I've had a TS3 driver since 2018. Every head I have had has been either bought new or sent in to Titleist. Each head should last about a year if you are some who golfs everyday and if not it should last even longer. I cracked my first head in June 2020 swinging about 115mph and 173 mph ball speed. Dented another head due to hitting a ball that was basically a rock, and I have recently cracked another head swinging about 120 mph and about 180 mph ball speed. They're great golf clubs but can only last so long.
  8. Dale V

    Dale V
    Escondido, CA

    So, you hear about pros playing the same driver for a long time. Usually have some extras but always rely on their “gamer”. I wonder why they rarely have cracked heads? Could it have something to do with how far off the center sweet spot it is hit? Not a problem I will ever have to worry about with my ball speed.
  9. I have had a TS2 for over a year now and I play 80-100 rounds a year. No problems. With my club head speed of 88 and ball speed somewhere around 100 I suspect (or hope anyway) I will never have this issue. A 120 club speed with ball speeds over 170 is crazy fast and my guess is an "off center" strike with those speeds might be stressful to that driver. It would be interesting to see some results from controlled machine swings if those types of speeds could increase the probability of risking issues if you have multiple off center strikes. Having said that, I would be disappointed as well I did indeed have those kinds of speeds and crack my driver.
  10. Eikka A

    Eikka A
    Oulu, 0

    I noticed this discussion because I searched topic from internet. I have bubbled 2 TS4 heads. First last about a year, second (replacement) only 9 holes and 2 range sessions. Now third head (replacement) is on its way but im thinking about to sell it and change to another manufacturers driver because Im not trusting Titleist driver anymore. Replacement of the head has allways took 1-2 months and if it happens middle of summer there is no way to get new driver because delivery times/custom build times are nowadays 5-6 weeks. Saddly I have used Titleist drivers at very beginning of my playing career from 975D to my lates TS4 and never have any problem with them besides these two TS4s during last summer.
  11. Don O

    Don O
    Madison, WI

    Your experience is real to you, can’t blame you to consider moving.

    Just note that recent heads from all vendors that are fusing carbon fiber bodies to titanium faces experience failure rates not seen previously. The term jail break on early models from another OEM might have well been called jail broken. It would be useful to get data beyond anecdotal reports of all brands. Unfortunately, not likely.

    Maybe the local Titleist rep can get you updated to a TSi-4 replacement and see if that improves longevity.
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