Titleist T Irons For Sale
FAIRHAVEN, Mass. (Aug. 13, 2020)-The Titleist T-Series T100-S and T200 player’s iron striking long-range performance, powered by breakthrough explosive distance technology in a player-preferred shape, can now be experienced in a stealthy all-black setup. Available for a limited time on Aug. 28, the new T-Series T100-S and T200 Black Irons are finished with a sleek High Polish Black PV Josh Talge, Vice President, Titleist Golf Club Marketing, said that each model is complemented by a glare-reducing matte black shaft-DG Onyx AMT Black (T100•S) or Project X LZ Onyx (T200)-and an all-black Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360 grip.
‘T100•S and T200 have proven to be incredible engineering feats that really demonstrate what it takes to be a Titleist iron. It’s the ultimate blend of modern technology and classic design. You get the look and feel of the iron of a real player, but with the added speed, launch and forgiveness that makes it possible for you to aim from farther away. The combination of the Black PVD finish with the matte black shaft and matching grip is just stunning. We have heard from many golfers asking us to build these all-black editions.
T-SERIES BLACK ON TOUR
T-Series iron has rapidly become the most-played iron model on the PGA Tour, where Titleist has been the long-standing # 1 iron since 2005. Cameron Smith won the Sony Open in Hawaii playing a T100 Black iron set. Lanto Griffin, who, after seeing Smith post a picture of them on Instagram, used them to win the Houston Open, put in his request for black T100s. The black finish just looks tighter on me and fits my eyes really well. It also helps to keep the shine off a little bit, which I really like.
T100•S Irons are the only fully forged distance iron of the player in the category, designed to provide the same tour-level accuracy and signature feeling for longer distances as T100 in 2-degree stronger lofts. Each iron was individually calibrated to give the added distance they need to score lower to better players, while preserving the feel and accuracy needed for superior shot shaping.
With Max Impact Technology, a striking innovation that extends maximum speed across the entire face of mid and long iron while preserving superior sound and feel, iron provides a powerfully playable distance in a tour-inspired form. In collaboration with Titleist Golf Ball R&D, a super thin forged face is supported by a unique polymer core to provide a consistently better distance from every swing without sacrificing appearance, feeling, trajectory or stopping power.
Titleist T100 Irons
The design goal for the Titleist T100 iron was simple enough; take feedback from the world’s best players, guys like Jordan Spieth, and use it to create the ultimate tour iron. T100 will almost certainly become the most widely played iron on all global tours, but what is noteworthy is that there is still enough forgiveness as the replacement for the AP2, that single to low doubts It feels great, it looks great, it’s fun, and it’s consistent.
“The T100 does not offer the same technology suite as the T200 and T300, as you would expect from a legitimate tour iron, but the collection of small changes adds up to an iron that is significantly different from its predecessors. With the T100 and the new 620 CB, the evolution of design has pushed the iron a bit towards the better player.” You’ll find that the new iron is significantly more compact if you have the opportunity to compare AP2 and T100 side by side. The length of the blade is shorter, the topline is thinner, and less offset is available.
A narrower sole inspired by Jordan Spieth provides more camber with a blended pre-worn leading edge that provides a quicker transition from the leading edge to the sole and allows the iron to move faster at impact through the turf. That’s a part of the story that with each iron we discuss will repeat itself. The set design is progressive , meaning that as the clubs get shorter, the heads get steadily smaller. It’s a bit like having a combo set that is pre-bundled. That, too, is a common feature of all the new offerings. There is a graceful transition from something the size of an AP2 3-iron to a pitching wedge similar to a Titleist CB from one end of the T100 set to the other.
“None of the players have asked us for longer short iron [blade length],” says Marni Ines, Iron Development Director, Titleist Golf Club R&D. The compact scoring clubs provide a smoother transition to Vokey (or any other) we make. We understand that golfers do not always maintain logical or even sensible gaps between wedges, so the hope is that it will make it easier for golfers to find the right loft in their bag for the next wedge by showing the loft on the set wedge.
Like the AP2, the T100 is a forged iron. Without sacrificing launch conditions, it features a SUP-10 (Japanese Spring Steel) face for increased ball speed. The 3-to-7-iron has an average of 66 grams of high-density tungsten split between the toe and heel to lower the head’s mass and increase stability.
Titleist T200 Irons
We’re moving strongly into that 3D approach with the T200 that we discussed at the beginning of this story. Without sacrificing looks, feel, trajectory, or stopping power, the design goal for the iron was distance. That should be easy. While it’s not as radical as the T300, what you’ll notice almost immediately is, by Titleist standards, the T200 ‘s aesthetics are a bit … Shall we say progressive? Some of that comes from a real need to modernize the lineup, but a good bit of it is due to the inclusion of what Titleist calls Max Impact Technology in the 4 through 7 irons. Titleist draws comparisons to a trampoline to explain what Max Impact technology is from a physical point of view. What do you do if your objective is to bounce higher (create more velocity)?
You’d stretch the trampoline in your backyard and make it tighter. The equivalent in the iron design world is making the face thinner. Titleist leverages a forged SUP-10 L-Face face that is 1.9 mm thick on average (and thinner still closer to the sole) to that end. Like Mizuno, Titleist believes the forged piece should be the one that makes contact with the ball when you leverage mixed construction. Specifics aside, a time or two before the thinner face part of this story was told. Continue our trampoline analogy; if you wanted more bounce (even more speed)-let’s call it a double-bounce-what would you do?
A solution may be to place an exercise ball under the trampoline, Titleist says. You would get the bounce from the trampoline (the face), and because the ball is effectively anchored to the ground, it would give you something similar to bounce on bounce. I realize that all of this is slightly convoluted and I’m not convinced that the physics translate directly, but hopefully, it provides some kind of visual for how this Max Impact thing is supposed to work. It serves as the Max Impact anchor, and since we can’t see what’s on the inside, it provides us with the required amount of visual technology.
In our trampoline analogy, it’s the ground. A new polymer core placed inside the iron is the real-world manifestation of the exercise ball, which not only produces more speed, but helps to balance the speed across the entire face. While I want to make it abundantly clear that the core is not a piece of Pro V1 buried in a clubhead, Titleist leveraged the expertise of its ball team to find a material that provides the right balance of resilience, dampening, and durability. The keen-eyed among you will pick up on the fact that the Max Impact tech seems to be positioned a bit towards the toe (the larger the iron, the more obvious it will becoco
Those are by design. The entire clubface is supported evenly by Max Impact, not just the portion where the scorelines are. It is located at the geometric center of the clubface, which is different from the center of the hitting area for that reason. Locating it at the geometric center balances the face’s unsupported area, which in turn balances ball velocities between the heel and toe better than it would if the Max Impact core were centered relative to the scorelines. The piece to be understood here is the sweet spot in the center of the hitting area, while Max Impact is in the entire clubface’s geometric center.
If the new polymer core maintains playable conditions like Titleist says it will, it should have the maximum effect on your scorecard (while leaving maximum impact marks from the steep descent angles it generates on the green). And, if all that comes together, there’s no doubt that there’s some optimism that iron sales will have the maximum impact on the balance sheet of Titleist.
Titleist T300 Irons
The T300 is the replacement for the AP1, so if you keep up with the progression, you’ve probably figured out that the clubs get bigger as the numbers get bigger, and there’s a bit more bundled technology as well. In this case, the technology story largely mirrors that of the T200, but it’s worth noting that unlike the hollow body design of the T200, the T300 features a Max I m cavityback implementation. Unlike AP1, the T300 provides cavityback designs throughout the entire set; this time there are no hollow-body long irons.
Because the head is physically larger, the Max Impact core that supports the face needs to be larger, but otherwise the polymer material is the same, and the Max Impact technology appears off-center like T200. It’s worth repeating that it is designed to sit at the clubhead’s geometric center, not the hitting area’s center. Trust Titleist has this particular detail figured out. Other design standards for the T-Series also trickle down to the T300. To help the larger iron move through the turf more efficiently, it offers an enhanced sole design (more camber and bounce).
It provides advanced blade lengths and advanced CG locations (high launching long iron, more penetrating scoring clubs). Titleist defines T300 as a mid-sized cavity back design, and while it’s not nearly as compact as the others in the lineup, it’s not a clunky, or even overly large, super game enhancement iron. When the less than glamorous shots for the USGA’s conforming grooves database leaked before the glamour shots were released, Titleist was not favored. The initial reaction to the iron was not kind, and it remains to be seen whether when customers start hitting the product, the tides will turn.
Negativity is likely to dissipate over time, even if the T300 is the most cosmetically aggressive iron ever created by Titleist. It’s probably not what anyone expected from Titleist, but “it goes high, it goes far,” according to Josh Talge. “It’s really fun and incredibly playable.” If that proves true, it’s likely that the looks won’t matter anyway.