2021 Titleist T300 Irons Review

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The 2021 Titleist T300 irons are long with high launch and soft landings.  Excellent forgiveness, above average game improvement looks.

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Introduction

The Titleist T300 irons, now in their second generation, are the spiritual successor to the AP1.  That is to say, this is the Titleist iron for the player who wants Titleist but isn’t yet a single digit handicap or skilled ball striker.  In this review, I’ll examine Titleist’s claim that the new T300 is the “Ultimate Game Improvement Iron.”

Looks

As you would expect, the T300 is the largest of the three new Titleist irons.  In the grand scheme, the Titleist T300 is a solid looking game improvement iron.  There’s some offset, but it’s not overwhelming.  Similarly, the top line is not razor thin, but it’s not bulky either.  The one thing that stood out to me is the very rounded toe (see photo below).  While I prefer a square toe, I expect that this was done to suit the tastes of the T300’s target demographic.

The cavity of the T300 is significantly busier than the T100 [review HERE] or T200 [review HERE].  Where the T200 has a plate covering the cavity for a faux-blade appearance, the T300 isn’t afraid to put the technology out front.  The “MI” logo near the toe – it refers to Max Impact Technology – is flanked by T300 and Titleist branding.  As has become common in modern irons, the cavity maintains a level of visual calm by sticking to chrome and black.

Sound & Feel

In testing the three new Titleist irons back to back, I noticed a small but clear progression in feel and sound.  For me, the T100 sets the bar with a soft, forged feel and the quietest impact.  The T300 is not a loud or hard iron overall, but it’s definitely louder and firmer than its counterparts.  There’s more of a modern “snap” at impact, and the feel is faster but less substantial.

Despite its larger size, feedback from the T300 is quite good.  Mishits sound and feel distinct from pure strikes, and locating impact is easy.

Performance

The technology focus of the new T300 irons is on the added tungsten (40% more) and the new Max Impact Technology.  More tungsten (and denser tungsten) means higher MOI, more stability, and more control over the CG.  Max Impact is designed to improve the “mass efficiency” of the club.

In practice, this means that the T300 is forgiving, fast, and long with high launch.  Ball speed is exceptional and it stays high on mishits.  One change that I, as a heel striker, particularly enjoyed is that Titleist thinned the face of the mid and long irons in the heel to produce more ball speed on those shots.

In my testing, the T300 carried 5 yards farther than the T200 and 15 yards farther than the T100.  That alone is nice, but what makes it impressive is that the landing angle of the T300 was steeper than that of the T200 or T100.  This translates to long shots that can also hold a green.

Finally, the lofts of the T300 are the strongest of these new models.  The T300 is two degrees stronger than the T200 through most of the set.  As I noted above, this did not create issues with landing angle for me, but I do strongly recommend getting fit and paying particular attention to your long irons.  At 26 degrees, the 6I may be the longest iron you need to carry depending on your swing and speed.

Conclusion

For the golfer that wants to have Titleist irons but needs more distance or more forgiveness, the T300 irons will be a great fit.  They have solid looks and feel for a game improvement club, and the distance they can produce is very impressive.

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28 Comments

  1. Great review, how do they compare to Ping G425 irons?

    • Matt Saternus

      Kurt,

      I don’t have head to head data, but I think PING is at the very top of the pile in terms of getting max forgiveness into a fairly small head.

      Best,

      Matt

  2. Keith Finley

    There ARE decent looking and great stock shafts… still tough not to get Pings in this category though 😕

  3. Greg Moline

    How do they compare to the 2020 T300’s?

  4. How would you compare the new T300 to the new PXG 0211 or in particular the 2019 PXG 0211 (which I’m currently playing).

    • Matt Saternus

      Mark,

      The biggest difference is that the 0211 is a progressive set where the T300 has a pretty consistent look throughout. Without hitting them head to head, I can’t offer any specifics about performance differences.

      Best,

      Matt

  5. Lance Arianna

    How does the new irons compare to last year’s t300s

  6. Made a big mistake this year and upgraded my Apex CF19’s irons. (Recoil graphite R shafts). I’ve played the Apex 14’s, 16’s and 19’s and have always been happy. The 19’s were great but for some stupid reason I thought I needed to update. Then after that failure I thought I needed a more forgiving club. The results have been numerous failures. After the Apex 2021’s, I’ve tried Ping 410’s (twice), and Ping 710’s. I just didn’t like the turf feelings or click contact. I then tried the Maverik Max with Catalyst shafts, a no go. I then found a new set of CF19’s with steel shafts (not graphite), results were very bad with distance loss and excessive feedback. So I’m without irons and a loss of allot of money. I will try the T300’s next week, with graphite shafts. Hope this is it.

    • Well I purchased the T300 with Tensei Red A flex shafts. I’m going to be totally honest, they are beautiful, but I can’t hit them, very poor shot results. 1st the shafts feel anything but an A flex, they are more likely stiff even though labeled A flex. When I am able to make a quality swing, they feel great but loss of distance is at least two clubs. I’ve played Apex for many years, Recoil R flex shafts. The Recoil shafts are smooth and load nicely for me in R flex. I felt I needed a more forgiving club and a weaker shaft (even though fitted) but the fitting and I was wrong. In fact the Tensei shafts feel nothing like the fitted shaft. So, they’ll be going back. The best part of these irons is simply looking at them. Titleist builds a beautiful head. Sorry, but not for me.

  7. What’s the main difference between
    The 100,200&300 range if irons

  8. Matt – great review. Do you know if there is tungsten weighting in the short irons also or just in the 7 -4 clubs with Max Impact?

  9. I’m thinking about blending t300s and t200s. Would you recommend this and would you recommend t300 4-6 or 4-7 with t200 7-p or 8-p?

  10. If you were going to give two game improvement irons to have someone with a 15 handicap to consider buying, which ones would you recommend? I know it all depends on the golfer, but from your experience what are your top two favorites out right now.

    • Matt Saternus

      JB,

      Respectfully, I would need a lot more information to make any kind of recommendation. There are so many game improvement irons out there, and they all do different things well. My advice is for everyone to get a fitting.

      Best,

      Matt

  11. What’s your thought regarding the T300 fitted with Fubuki MV A flex shafts?

  12. Derek Dozier

    Are the T300 forged or cast? The 40% increase in tungsten leads me to believe they are forged.

  13. I’m a sweeper/picker of the golf ball. In your open will the sole make up (thickness and bounce) work well for someone with a shallow attack angle. It appears the sole is much thinner the the Ping G series and I have always struggled with Ping.

    • Matt Saternus

      Bob,

      It really depends. On paper, wider soles and lower CGs should be good for sweepers, but some players (myself included) have a harder time getting to the dirt with that wide sole. My advice is always to get fit and try a bunch of things to see what works for your swing.

      Best,

      Matt

  14. Steve J. Martinez

    I’ve never hit a 7 Iron 175yds with carry like I could with the T300. I bought a set and love them. The weight/balance is ultra smooth and I don’t tire when I am hitting them. Love these!! Coming from Callaway Bertha.

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