I have played many cast and forged clubs over 20 years. My set of TS-2s have as good a feel as any clubs I have hit. Pure shots feel fantastic, and off center shots do not provide the nasty feedback that many player-type heads often do. They are quite forgiving without having a large head. While the TS-2 is a hollow body iron, the face does not feel thin or make any pinging noises. They sound much like any quality forged club.
Of the designs currently available the TS-2 has the best ‘overall’ feel of any clubhead in the catalog. The TE and the TS-1 when hit pure are as good as any forged iron from any source in the feel department, that didn’t even feel like you hit the ball feeling. On mishits those two designs will talk back to you and let you know it was a clanker.
But the TS-2 with its more forgiving design has a great feel all over the face. The design is quite forgiving and the soft feel can be felt even on bad shots. The Sti2 and the 890 will fall short in terms of feel on mishits as the cast design just cant produce the same forged feeling. That’s not to say they are harsh but its just not the same soft feel. If you are budget minded a well struck Sti2 will leave you with a grin on your chin. For being a cast club they are smooth.
If you need a more forgiving design but that fantastic forged feel by all means do not over look the TS-2.
The TS-2 is a True Forged head manufactured with 1025C Carbon Steel and a polymer injected in the #3thru #9 irons. The feel and sound are as solid and pure as you will find. Of course, since we are the designers any opinion I have will seemed bias. However, I am a player first and I would not put a club in the market unless it met our feel and sound standards, which are pretty high. Of course everyone feels and hears things differently, so the only way to know for sure is to hit it yourself. The STi2 and M890 are extremely stable heads as well and manufactured from a heat treated 431 stainless steel. The heat treatment that is done makes them feel more like a carbon steel, which is a softer metal. It is important to understand that the mass dimensional characteristics of the design have as much to do wit how a club feels as the material. A stable, highly playable design will, for most players, feel more solid and have a better sound than a design that is not stable or has a lower playability.