July 10, 2022

Overview: Titleist T100 Vs T100s Irons

If you're looking for help choosing golf irons and landed on this page, then you're in the right place as my blog covers it!  If you just want to know what we feel are the absolute BEST golf irons this year, then we cover that too in this blog.

In this post, however, I'll be comparing the Titleist T100 to the T100s.

Though Titleist might not be a brand that’s particularly well-known among many newbies, partly because the name doesn’t necessarily roll off the tongue easily, it is nonetheless a well-loved brand appreciated by many professionals today.

We've already reviewed the Titleist T300, so now it's time to go into their two recent offerings, the T100, and the T100s.  

The T100 and T100S are the most compact in the T series, as opposed to the other models, so - one has to ask though: which one is better, and which irons offer the most bang for their buck?

So Why Listen To Me?

My name is Linda Parker, my mom was a LPGA pro before my parents met, and I’ve been around golf since before I could walk.

We used the T100 and T100s Irons for 30 days on some of the best California golf courses in order to give you this epic comparison! 

These two are some of the best irons you can buy, but are they right for you? Well, in this article we’ll break down the differences between the two brands and try to come up with a definitive answer to that question. Let’s go!

Titleist T100 Irons

Titleist T100 Irons

The Titleist T100 is a model that, for lack of a better phrase, took the world by storm. They are beloved by many professional plays (which should give you a hint on which players either love or hate them). 

From an innovative head shape to the usage of aerospace technology, there are many things to love about this particular model. It’s no wonder that this is one of the most beloved models by PGA Tour players, like Jordan Spieth.

When you consider that Titleist is continuously raising the bar for forgiveness in a players iron, the T100 becomes an easy selection for the world's best golfers.

I'll start off by saying this, The T100 is a bit more forgiving than the T100s.

In fact, the first thing that you’ll notice when you put these two clubs side-by-side is that the T100 has a larger clubface. If you’re someone who struggles with accuracy, then the T100 might be a better choice for you.

That being said, To get a better grasp of what sets the Titleist T100 irons apart from other clubs, let’s look deeper into each of the T00’s features.

(For My Full Review of the Titleist T100 Irons, Click Here)

Noteworthy Features Of The T100 Irons

Premium Forged Feel

The best and most beloved feature of the Titleist T100 Irons is the premium forged feel and amazing feedback. It utilizes denser D18 tungsten weights and a 2000°F brazing process which is commonly used in aerospace construction.

Innovative Cup Design

Since the construction of this model uses forged steel, it eliminates weld points. This means air drag is minimized and the center of gravity is more precise. 

Workable Forgiveness

Although this model is not particularly known to be forgiving, catering to professionals who need accuracy more than anything else, it is still forgivable enough to help with the rare mishit. 

The T100 is great in many ways that go deeper than what this article can cover.

Used by players like Tiger Woods, there are many who use and swear by its ability to achieve distance as accurately as possible. Even the fact that it’s not SUPER forgiving is a point of pride among those who use it.

Skill is used to play the T100 and it rewards skills with amazing performance.

One could argue that the T100s are simply a tweak that the company made to improve loft. There are also many small changes but these are almost inconsequential. Read below to learn more. 

Pros & Cons of the T100

Pros

  • Great for Professionals/Amateur golfers. Accuracy and consistency are the reasons why this model has been received as positively as it has. Classified as Player’s Performance clubs, any mid to low handicapper can experience great improvements in their game.  
  • Ingenious design. When you say that aerospace technology was used in the makeup of your club, you’re going to get top marks for ingenuity.

Cons

  • Not great for beginners (obviously). When a model classifies its clubs as Player’s Performance, that means it works great in the hands of players who have been golfing for some time.
  • 'Decent' but not amazing forgiveness. At the expense of accuracy and distance is forgiveness. A model this effective at its job cannot be expected to make up for mishits and off-center shots.

Titleist T100s Irons

Titleist T100s Irons

According to Titleist, The T100s is designed for golfers who want the look and feel of a Tour iron but with a little more distance. It's meant to be faster than its predecessors, offering the same Tour shape, only faster.

By many metrics, including our own, there are very few differences between the T100 and the T100s. In fact, many would argue that Titleist did not even have to release that T100s irons since the T100 works just fine.

There is, however, one key difference between the two models and it’s a big one. To know what it is and what it means for those using the T100s, read further below!

Notable Features Of The T100s Irons

No massive list here, as stated above, the two models share basically every feature and advantage except for one.

From the premium forged feel to the less than stellar forgiveness, most of it is more or less the same.

The ONLY Difference Between The Two

Sadly, the only difference is that the T100s irons have two degrees stronger loft than the T100.

To give an example, the #7 iron of the T100s is more comparable to a 6.5 iron in most other types of irons.

That means that the distance achieved by this model is considerably greater than its predecessor. 

To certain players, this makes the T100s irons a completely different category from the T100.

Pros & Cons of the T100s

Pros

  • Stronger loft. From the perspective of distance, the stronger loft is generally a good thing since a player can essentially get more with less. That being said, more loft, and more distance for a lower club number, do not always translate to better performance.
  • Everything that is positive about the T100. Everything you came to love about the T100 is essentially replicated here in the T100s irons. Whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing is for you to decide but let’s give credit that the good features are really good.

Cons

  • Not much different than the T100.
  • We should also be honest that replicating the features that everybody loves is not the same as improving upon them. As great as the stronger loft is, we would have liked to see something more in the T100s.

Final Comparison, T100 Vs T100s

T100 vs T100S

And here we go!

The T100 is the better choice for beginners

If you’re a complete beginner, then the T100 is going to be the better choice for you.

It’s more forgiving and it’s also got a bigger sweet spot. The only downside is that it doesn’t launch the ball quite as high as the T100s.

The T100s irons are the better choice for experienced players

If you’ve been playing golf for a while and you’re looking for a club that will give you more control, then the T100s is going to be the better choice for you. 

It’s got a smaller sweet spot, but it launches the ball higher and has more ball speed and ball flight, which can be helpful if you’re trying to hit those long shots.

So, which one is better?

At the end of the day, it really depends on your individual needs and preferences. 

  • If you’re a beginner, then the T100 is going to be the better choice for you. 
  • If you’re an experienced player who wants more control over your shots, then the T100s is going to be the better choice. Ultimately, it’s up to you!

When it comes to the Titleist T100 vs T100s irons, In our opinion,  if you have a T100 then there is no point in switching over to the T100s. You likely won’t notice much difference other than having to relearn the club number to distance ratio.

But if you haven’t had either of the models and would like to get one of them, maybe choose the T100s. Distance is always appreciated and this model can grant you a little more than its predecessor.

Final Thoughts

The matter of personal preference is something that should not be taken out of the equation too. If you’re an experienced player looking to improve your game and find that the T100s is better for you than the T100, then by all means go for it. 

At the end of the day, what matters is that you get a set that matches your playing style and takes your handicap to the next level!

About the author 

Linda Parker

My name is Linda Parker, I’ve been around golf since I was born, and I’ve been golfing since I was four years old!

I’m here to share my love of the game with you, so please do let me know if you have any questions!

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