What’s new? How much do they cost? And how do they perform? Hannah Holden brings you the low down on the new Titleist T100 irons
The Titleist T100 irons are Titleist’s most popular model on tour. So what have they updated for 2023, and are they any better? Find out in our Titleist T100 irons review…
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Titleist T100 Irons Review: NCG Summary
The Titleist T100 irons deliver some serious performance in a small tour-inspired package.
After the redesign, these have to be some of the best-looking players’ irons on the market. I love how the big Titleist logo has been incorporated on to the back of the club head again.
If you are after an iron that’s all about control and precision but gives you a little bit more in terms of distance and forgiveness than a blade, this could be the perfect model.
- Great feel
- Look great behind the golf ball
- Excellent control
- Good distance
- Tour-inspired club so won’t be for everyone.
Titleist T100 Irons Review: First Impressions
I love a set of Titleist irons, so I couldn’t wait to get down to Woburn and test the new range earlier this year. The T100 is the smallest model in the T-Series line up and is designed for the better player who wants precision control and an unrivalled feel.
Having had the previous T100S irons in play, I wasn’t sure what Titleist could do to improve the looks of this iron range. I was so wrong! The new T-Series range, but the T100 and T150 irons in particular, look incredible this year. Titleist has really cleaned up the back bar, and by adding in the Titleist logo here, they have really given this the feel of their blade and CB irons. Again we have that brushed chrome finish which adds to the classic look of this club.
The big thing I love about the T100 iron is the shape and sizing, these are a tour players’ iron so they have to look great behind the golf ball, and these definitely deliver in that category. If you’re a previous T100 user, don’t panic, Titleist haven’t done anything to change the dimensions of this club over the ball because if it ain’t broke, don’t fit it.
From my perspective, I like the minimal offset, the compact size and the thin topline, especially in my shorter scoring irons, as it gives me more confidence I have a club that is going to help me control the golf ball. If you are a higher handicap golfer you could find these slightly intimidating and may be better looking at the T200’s or the T350’s.
Titleist wanted to be more precise with the centre of gravity (CG) in these models. They have used a 2000° aerospace brazing process to secure the tungsten inside the club head, saving weight as they don’t need to use adhesive, and meaning they can be more precise with weight locations for optimised CG placement. But how has that helped performance?
I noticed a more optimal launch window than I have seen with this model before and a really optimal land angle which is obviously going to help with stopping power and control.
Vokey design grind experts and tour pros have had lots of input on the sole designs of the new T-Series range. The trailing edge of the T100 sole has been softened to help the club move faster and more efficiently through the turf. I love this subtle change as I really hate using a club that stays in the turf too long and I think it definitely helped me pick up a couple of yards with this model and increase my consistency.
Unfortunately, I did not save all the data from my fitting, but here is a snapshot of what I saw on TrackMan. The ball was flying between 149 yards and 153 yards very consistently with my 7-iron. I was pretty impressed with that, given I average 155 yards with my previous set of T100S irons which are 2 degrees stronger lofted than this model.
The spin was pretty high for a club with some tech in the back of the club head nearly getting to that traditional figure of 7000 rpm’s for a 7-iron. This paired with the land angle at 45 degrees was really good for controlling the ball into greens.
Now obviously these clubs are designed for tour players and better ball strikers so you will notice a drop off in distance on shots that aren’t out of the middle of the face. That is a trade-off for that added level of feel and control you get. I felt pretty comfortable with these from 7-iron down but in the longer irons I definitely felt I could do with a little bit of added forgiveness and distance. If you think you want to put these irons in play I would really urge you to test a few irons in the T-Series range as they combo really well and check what combination gives you the best performance.
Since my fitting, I have received a combo set of T-Series irons and got them out in play on the golf course. I chose to go with the T100 model from pitching wedge to 8-iron to give me that control I want coming into the green with the short irons. I then moved up to the T150 model to give me that added distance and forgiveness.
I have been really impressed with the sound and feel off the club face. These definitely feel softer and more solid, but the big thing I have liked is the consistency of the distance. I find myself pin high or very close to pin high with these irons shot after shot which is obviously crucial for scoring.
Overall I have really enjoyed testing these irons, and think the short irons will be sneaking into my golf ball for the foreseeable future. I love the fact you can combo between so many models in this range so I can get the control, feel and workability I want in my short irons but get something with a little more ball speed and distance at the top end of my bag.
Available: 25th August (Custom fittings available now)
RRP: £178.50 per steel club or £1,249.50 for a set of 7
£192.50 per graphite club or £1,347.50 for a set of 7
Shafts: 8 Featured shafts
More information: Titleist website
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