What we say...
One of four golf irons in the revamped T-Series range for 2021, the Titleist T200 iron is a modern players’ distance model used by Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Jessica Korda.
The players’ distance iron of the revamped T-Series, Titleist say the T200 is their most advanced ever with 10 different patents utilized and represents the “biggest shift” within the series, combining sleek looks with impressive distance. But how does it compare to the best golf irons?
It is the iron for the player who wants distance help, without sacrificing looks, forged feel, trajectory or stopping power.
The multi-material hollow body features an enhanced polymer core that improves speed on off-center hits and efficiency at impact, while an engineered muscle plate helps bring down the weight and improve the feel and sound at impact.
By saving that weight Titleist have been able to use extra tungsten – more than in any of the brand’s other irons. The more dense D18 tungsten, combined with that 2000º brazing process seen in the T100 and T100S, helps create more precise CG placement and improved MOI across the clubface.
It has a shorter blade length than its predecessor with less offset, a narrower topline and thinner sole for more of a tour feel. The forged L-Face helps create a fast but solid feel.
Titleist’s Research and Development team took all the best of the previous generation T200 and as with the other models in the T-Series, built the iron around three key Ds – Distance, Dispersion and Descent Angle.
The T200m which is one of the best players’ distance irons, is joined in the T-Series by the T100, T100S and T300.
The T100, the most played iron on tour, is a fully forged dual cavity iron that looks like a blade at address, while the T100S is Titleist’s “faster tour iron”, almost identical to the T100 but two-degrees stronger.
The T300 is Titleist’s ultimate game-improvement iron, the cavity-back model designed to be high, long and forgiving, using 40 per cent more tungsten than its predecessor.
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Titleist T200 Irons Review: The tech
Power-packed design: Every component of the multi-material hollow body construction contributes to the long, consistent distance of the T200. The improved Max Impact Technology (Max Impact 2.0) now includes a core support design and an enhanced high resilience polymer core that improves both off-center speed and mass efficiency at impact across a forged, high COR SUP-10 L-Face Insert.
Multi-material body: An engineered muscle plate contributes to precision sound tuning and saves weight which is optimised in the new, streamlined 17-4 chassis. A shorter blade length, less offset (same as T100), narrower topline and thinner sole, provides a tour-inspired look and feel while delivering maximum speed and distance.
Better tungsten for better progression: Utilising denser D18 tungsten weights in the 3-7 irons for greater mass efficiency, and a brazing process used in aerospace construction, Titleist engineers were able to position the CG more precisely for maximum benefit in every club – from fast, forgiving, high launching long and mid irons to accurate, precise short irons.
Titleist T200 irons review: What the pros say
Three-time Major champion Jordan Spieth put a T200 2-iron and T100 irons (4-PW) in play at the Open Championship, where he finished runner-up after four consecutive rounds in the 60s. Justin Thomas, Charley Hoffma, Garrick Higgo, Adam Scott and Bernd Wiesberger also had the new model in their bags at Royal St George’s
LPGA star Jessica Korda was one of the first players to hit the final T-Series prototypes during a trip to the Titleist Performance Institute in early 2021. She put her new T200 4-iron and T100 (5-9) irons in the bag at the Marathon Classic.
“They’re just really pure. It’s like I’m hitting blades, but you’re not. I loved how solid they felt. The height on them is incredible. It’s exactly what I’m looking for, especially in the longer irons.
“The consistency is what I look for. Because when I’m standing over the ball and I need this thing to travel a number that I have in my head, and I can rely on that and just be like, just make a good swing, it takes so much of the guesswork out of it and it makes you commit to the shot more.
“I don’t change often. It has to beat what I have, and this is really nice. To be even better, to help me hold greens like I need to with the longer irons, especially going into par fives, it’s really, really nice.”
Titleist T200 Irons Review: What the brand say
Marni Ines, Director of Titleist Irons Development: “T-Series irons are designed to provide precise control for any player who wants to score lower. From form to feel to function, every aspect of these irons is crafted towards the golfer being consistent from their first shot to their last throughout every round.
“Whether it is the T100, T100S, T200 or T300, every iron is individually engineered to help the golfer deliver a strike where they can see and feel pure performance.
“All of that ‘Max Impact’ technology, and more, is now ‘under the hood’ in the new T200, so it looks and feels like a tour-played iron but has the game improvement qualities preferred or required by this golfer.
“With the evolution of Max Impact, we were able to include an Engineered Muscle Plate that allowed us to free up weight and add lightweight polymer and over 100g of high-density tungsten to the design.
“The result was extremely high MOI properties at tour inspired blade lengths which allows the iron face to return more energy to the golf ball on off center shots and produce tighter dispersion and more consistent distance.”
Josh Talge, Vice President of Golf Club Marketing for Titleist, said: “The new T-Series irons represent another step forward in Titleist iron design and technology. With these new irons, across the board, every detail matters.
“They provide the best precision and performance in their respective iron category with stunning aesthetics and feel. Golfers don’t buy an iron ‘line’, they want specialisation, and that’s what each of these models offer.”
Titleist T200 irons review: Specs
Availability, lofts, lies and lengths of the T-Series irons for 2021.
Titleist T200 iron review: Shafts and grips
The stock steel shaft is the True Temper AMT Black with Ascending Mass Technology; 3g per club (95g-116g); mid launch, mid spin.
The stock graphite shaft is the MCA Tensei Blue AM2 with Ascending Mass Technology; 2g per club (74-88g); mid launch, mid spin.
The stock grip is the Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360 with white paint fill and black flat cap.
Titleist T200 irons (2021)
Launched: August 2021
RRP: £164 per club (steel), £178 (graphite)
Availability: 2i-GW (48º)
7-iron loft: 31º
Stock shafts: Steel – True Temper AMT Black with Ascending Mass Technology; 3g per club (95g-116g); mid launch, mid spin.
Graphite – MCA Tensei Blue AM2 with Ascending Mass Technology; 2g per club (74-88g); mid launch, mid spin.
Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360 with white paint fill and black flat cap.