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Titleist T300 Irons Review
Golf is a game of improvement and skill. Where other sports see many of their players reach a peak level with nowhere to go from there, golf is ever-changing and the golfer is kept constantly on his toes, coming up with strategies and trying to get the perfect swing with your irons.
Getting from one handicap range to a lower one is a struggle for many golfers too.
On this last point, Titleist claims to have come up with a solution.
Tour-level design married with maximum forgiveness is, according to the manufacturers, the recipe that makes this particular model a success.
Is there any truth to this or is it another marketing scheme?
With Titleist being a brand trusted by many golf professionals, we were interested to see if they indeed can back up this claim.
So Why Listen To Me?
To see if they're any good, we used the Titleist T300 Irons (and others) for roughly 30 days at some of the best California golf courses, listed down any notable features along with pros and cons, and crafted a review to give you exactly what we think of it.
Titleist T300 Notable Features:
- More Tungsten. Like the T100, this iron set has 40% more tungsten in its design than previous models. Though tungsten is not something new in modern golf clubs, what sets the T300 apart is that its tungsten, known as D8, is far denser. This is achieved by a 2000ºF brazing process applied from aerospace construction. This provides a great balance of speed, launch, and forgiveness.
- Max Impact Technology. Hidden underneath the face of the T300 is an enhanced polymer core that improves both the feel and mass efficiency of the club at impact, giving you more ball speed and better feedback.
- Cavity Back Design. When a club is said to be a cavity back in design, it usually means it’s a game improvement club intended for high or mid-handicappers. It can effectively lower your handicap thanks to a combination of forgiveness and optimal weight distribution. That being said, the thinner top line and less offset give it a classic look and make it worthy of use by even Tour players too.
- Variable Face Design. The clubs are thinner towards the heel in the long and mid irons to improve performance at what is traditionally one of the least effective strike points.
What We Experienced Using This:
Upon first glance, the T300 is a lot busier in design than the T100, signifying its more premium and “better” specs. Depending on what kind of golfer you are, this can be either too much or quite stylish.
As per usual for Titleist, the irons sport a mix of chrome and black. Thanks to the polymer core, this model feels a little heavier than its predecessor but not by not much. The weight is well distributed and we imagined it would help greatly with swing trajectory.
What tends to stand out in our initial tests with this set is how much louder and firmer it is than the T100. The feedback is very nice but a bit too fast for our liking. It took a few attempts to recognize the differences in the “snap”.
All of the irons made by Titleist have a forged feel to them which makes feedback one of their strong suits. After a few practices, it became easier to pick up on the feedback on mishits which is important for a game-improvement set.
With a stronger loft than the T100, and more stability thanks to the dense tungsten, launching the ball into the air was a piece of cake most of the time.
Although the stronger lofts caused some issues with landing for us. It took some time to relearn the numbers and select the right club for the job. This can be better mitigated though if you were to have them fitted properly.
Another positive thing we noticed about the T300 is that the thinned face of the mid and long irons in the heel managed to produce more ball speed.
One cannot use the T300 without comparing it to the T100 and T200. When using the set, we noticed that the T300 offered an average of 5-10 more yards than the T200; and an average of 15-20 more yards than the T100.
While forgiving, it was our experience that it might not be as forgiving as other game improvement irons. Indeed our mishits still managed to soar and land well enough, but some skill is still needed to ensure a strike. The Tour-level design means that the club head is designed to be compact, hurting the forgiveness a bit as a result.
Pros & Cons
Titleist T300 Irons Review & Final Verdict (4.7/5)
And that was our review of the Titleist T300 Irons. Although not perfect (what club set is, really?)
It's definitely another strong offering from a brand trusted by many in the industry. If you want solid looks and feel for a game improvement club, and exceptional distance to boot, then the Titleist T300 is something we would recommend.
Now it's time for our final verdict. We think the Titleist T300 is a great choice for...
- Golfers who want an upgrade from their current set
- Beginners or high handicappers seeking a decent amount of forgiveness
- Those in search of solidity, consistency and predictability in their game
So there you have it. The Titleist T300 irons are definitely worth your consideration if any of the above apply to you.
Do your own research on the best golf irons for your needs and make sure they fit your swing and preferences before making a purchase, but we're confident that you'll be happy with these clubs if you do decide to go ahead with them.
Thanks for reading!