Since the introduction of the T Series irons back in 2019, more and more golfers, professionals and amateurs have been making their way to more ‘forgiving’ cavity back irons, over that of a traditional blade. With access to technology becoming greater, club designers such as Titleist, are able to put the muscle back feel into the forgiveness of a cavity head.
Former world number 1 and major winner Jordan Spieth chimed in, saying “I joke around, ‘I’m not good enough to play blades,’ but in reality I think we are just being smarter,’ ‘we can actually hit every shot that a blade can hit. But that chance that we mishit them – which we’re going to mishit a few shots in a round, even in a great round, the idea that it does carry that bunker and you make birdie on a hole where someone has to get up and down for par – I mean, it could be the difference in a tournament.’. And Spieth is right, in professional golf especially, there are such fine margins and using a slightly more forgiving iron could prove to be the difference over a 72 hole tournament.
The original release back in 2019 included the same line-up, and replaced the very successful AP1, AP2 and AP3 models, that had seen many iterations over the years at Titleist. The T100s was the main difference between the two series, this possesses a similar look and feel to the standard T100, however, each iron is 2 degrees stronger in loft. Titleist have also removed roughly 3 grams of weight from the back of the club head, and replaced it with a polymer material, this allows even great launch and a lower centre of gravity.
The most notable change in the T200 model is the new design on the back of the club. Titlist have gone with a polymer muscle plate that conceals most of the technology we would usually see at the back of the club. This does give the head a muscle back aesthetic, hidden under the insert is an internal polymer core and forged Sup-10 L Face insert to help improve off centre hits, as well as overall sound and feel off the face. The T200 has been a popular model on tour as well, with the likes of Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Adam Scott opting to use a T200 2 iron at various times over the course of the season. While this iron could easily be categorised as “game-improvement”, its thin top line and overall slim profile helps it appeal to the low handicappers, as well as the tour pros.
The T300 is however, a genuine game improvement iron, unlikely to find its way into any tour pro bag. The new T300 will also use Titleist’s Max Impact Technology which we first saw in the previous model. The head is cast from 17-4 stainless steel, with a polymer material behind the face. This acts as a trampoline for the ball at impact, meaning that regardless of where the ball makes contact on the face, there will be optimal ball speed and overall forgiveness and feel across the face.
Titleist’s VP of Golf Club Marketing, Josh Talge said “the T300 is the ultimate Titleist game improvement iron. It is for the golfer who wants high launch, long distance and forgiveness, and wants to see the technology they are using”.
All four of the new irons are due to be released in Australia on the 26th
of August. You will be able to shop them all on the BGA Golf Online Store, in the meantime, get the rest of your equipment sorted and shop here