TSI-3 Fairway wood cracked

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By JCorro

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  1. Has anyone here had problems with cracking heads? Ive never had this issue before, until the middle of last year. My SIM constantly cracks right on the speed pocket. Ive cracked 3 in the last 5 months, and asked to upgrade to the next SIM when its available because of this issue. Anyway, yesterday I purchased the TSI-3 3 wood and hit a few balls at the range the same day, maybe about 20 balls with it. Today, I went to the range and after about 10-15 balls it cracked right at the bottom where the speed pocket area is. I showed it to the shop where I bought it and they said they'll get a new one in a few days and gave me their demo to use until then. I'm not complaining at Titleist or TM even, but I have a feeling all these new clubs manufacturers are bringing out that have great performance come with a hidden cost, they are easier to break. But then again, thats just my theory from my recent experiences. So I'm really curious if there are other people that are having issues with new equipment breaking?

  2. I just got a brand new TSi3. Used it today for the first time. Hit 15 balls or so on the range. Absolutely loved it. Moved on other clubs for while. Came back to it with the last few balls... hit one more and the face cracked.

    Never seen anything like it.

    Hopefully Titleist warranty replacement will be fast...
  3. Yes actually today. I brought a brand new Tsi2 3 wood.. had my shaft put in it... hadn’t hit it before this morning. Hit 6 balls on the range and the 6th sounded funny.. my buddy watching me said that sounded strange .. I said yea I think it cracked .. sure enough.. right in the middle from the speed slot up the middle of face.. super bummed. My 917 3 wood cracked as well but that was after 2 years. I play at a private course so the range balls a nice. They had a titleist fittest there today too and I asked the Titleist rep if he could replace it and he said he couldn’t. I’ve got to send it in.
  4. Well, Ive been using the demo I got until my replacement arrives, seems like its taking a really long time, but I havent had any problems since with this one. I actually will probably just keep this one. I must say, I really am starting to love this 3w.
  5. Kai J

    Kai J
    Colorado

    I have had 2 TSi3 15* heads crack now... both in the exact same spot (from the sole to the face on the toe area). One had probably 75 swings on it Titleist warrantied it. The second had no more than 35 swings and is being warrantied again... Hopefully 3rd times a charm.
  6. My TSi 3-wood cracked yesterday. Hitting balls and trying out different shafts. Cracked just above middle of the face on the crown. My club is sending it back to Titleist for warranty, I'm going to assume it will be replaced.
  7. Same deal with me. Titleist said to send back the damaged head (TSi2 fairway) and as soon as they receive will ship out a new replacement head. Have been waiting 3 weeks!! How long before you received your new head??
  8. Had my Tsi2 3 wood for about a month. 3rd game of golf and 1 range session face cracked toe side at the bottom of ARC channel. Store replaced it but with all the issues doubting whether I’ll stick with Titleist
  9. Had my Tsi2 3 wood for about a month. 3rd game of golf and 1 range session face cracked toe side at the bottom of ARC channel. Store replaced it but with all the issues doubting whether I’ll stick with Titleist
  10. For anyone doubting staying with Titleist after a cracked face, all I can say is it happens, it is rare, but it happens. It is also just as common or likely to happen with any other brand.
  11. I have cracked two TSi3 15* heads this year, same spot on both. Like others, toe side of center, from the ARC up the face about a quarter inch. Both were during morning range sessions prior to playing. Thankfully my golf shop where I ordered the original has replaced it both times now, but if the third one cracks I’m going back to a TS3 or a different brand.
  12. PRO V

    PRO V
    golf course

    Wow. These stories are horrible. I was just about to make an appt. to get fitted for the new line of metals. I think I'll pass.
  13. Allan

    Allan
    California

    Team Titleist Staff
    While this thread does appear alarming, please trust our fairways are industry-leading in terms of durability. In a rare case this issue does occur, it will be replaced.

    If you visit the following google link, you can read a number of unbiased consumers reviews from mjaor retailers: www.google.com/search
  14. Dale V

    Dale V
    Escondido, CA

    There also seems to be a trend in these rare exceptions often being referred to as happening during warm ups. Maybe the range balls or maybe the downward impact on mats with concrete below are contributing factors. I find it interesting that most of us, and even the majority of tour pros can play these clubs with significant rounds of golf and not experience a single crack yet some individuals have said they have had multiple cracks themselves. Seems to point towards some contributing factors other than design or product quality. My thoughts anyway...
  15. I agree, I think it’s the rock hard cheap-o range balls and thin mats at my local muni, plus colder weather. The first time this winter it was low 30s F; when the second head cracked it was in the upper 40s.

    All in all, I love the TSi and TS line up and down. And I love how Titleist customer service and my local golf shop have replaced the broken ones.

    I felt bed joining here and making my first post one of negative feedback. But I felt my experience was worth sharing when I saw others having similar concerns. I’m going to stop using it for warm up, and maybe move to someplace warmer too! :)
  16. I definitely agree with what you're saying. I know if I always struck the sweet spot this would probably not happen. However, this sort of thing never happened with older equipment. I still use a 910F 5W to this day. My swing is much better now than it was ten years ago, yet I've cracked 3 Sim drivers and now 3 TS-I 3woods, all around the same spot where the speed pocket/ARC is at the bottom of the face. I know its because of a low strike on the face, but the thing is I can do that all day with my older 3wood and drivers and not break them. I can understand a head breaking if I'm terrible, and striking the ball all over the place, but I would not expect these things to happen just because my strike is a few millimeters low on the face. Since I've switched to the SIM 2 driver, it has held up with no issues, which makes me think my problems with the old SIM might be because of an issue with the durability. I'm not trying to knock any product or manufacturer, but I'm certain that new equipment these days is just not as durable as they were in the past.
  17. FreshlySnipes

    FreshlySnipes
    Del Mar, California

    I just bought a custom TSi4 about 2 weeks ago. I played with it for the 2nd time on Saturday and it broke on the top of the crown on the range before playing... It was over $900 with the Fuji Atmos 70X shaft. I took it back to the shop I got it from in Del Mar and they are sending it back to Titleist, now I don't have a driver for a while. Also, my 620 mb irons are going on 3-months w/o showing up.......
  18. So a brief update on my situation. Its been about a year since I bought the TS-I 3 fairway wood. The demo that I got from my local shop to use as a replacement while I waited for my new head to arrive also cracked on the bottom, the same place as the first crack. When I got my replacement from Titleist, I used it for about 6 months and a few weeks ago it also cracked in the same exact place. Like some other people have said, hitting range balls probably plays a big role in the heads cracking. I live in Thailand so the weather is always warm, so cold weather is not an issue. But the downside is golf equipment here is much more expensive than in the USA. So a 3 wood that retails for 300 usd in America will cost about 400 usd here in Thailand. So my complaint is that if I spend that much money on a golf club, I would expect to have a warranty a bit longer than 1 year. I really wish Titleist would do a 2 year warranty because it seems new equipment these days just doesnt last as long and is more prone to breaking.
  19. I just got a new tsi2 3 wood 15 degree for Christmas. First day at the driving range to try it out yesterday and the head cracked (exploded) from the top of the club face across the top of the club head.

    Having read through the previous comments, it would seem apparent that these new tsi clubs are not suitable for hitting range balls (and definitely not in the cold).

    I’ve also got a TS3 driver which I’ve used at the same range for a year and during winter with absolutely no issues.

    Incredibly expensive clubs - I’m hoping I’ll get a replacement. Wether I keep the replacement or sell it for another brand I haven’t decided. The thought of having this disaster repeating itself at any moment, possibly outside warranty is a very expensive risk I’m not sure I can afford to take..

    Incredibly disappointing from my favourite golf brand (my bag is Titleist AP2 irons, Titleist vokey wedges and a Titleist ts3 driver).


  20. Dr. Kovatchian

    Dr. Kovatchian
    Carlsbad

    ADAM Y said:

    I just got a new tsi2 3 wood 15 degree for Christmas. First day at the driving range to try it out yesterday and the head cracked (exploded) from the top of the club face across the top of the club head.

    Having read through the previous comments, it would seem apparent that these new tsi clubs are not suitable for hitting range balls (and definitely not in the cold).

    I’ve also got a TS3 driver which I’ve used at the same range for a year and during winter with absolutely no issues.

    Incredibly expensive clubs - I’m hoping I’ll get a replacement. Wether I keep the replacement or sell it for another brand I haven’t decided. The thought of having this disaster repeating itself at any moment, possibly outside warranty is a very expensive risk I’m not sure I can afford to take..

    Incredibly disappointing from my favourite golf brand (my bag is Titleist AP2 irons, Titleist vokey wedges and a Titleist ts3 driver).


    Do you have any Pictures of said Tsi2 15 degree Wood?

    Cheers,
    Dr. K

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