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The 2023 Titleist T100 irons are beautiful with great feel. More forgiveness than you could reasonably expect at this size. Tremendous combo set potential with the T150 and T200 irons.
It’s hard for me to believe, but the 2023 Titleist T100 is already the third iteration of this model. Since it’s launch [original T100 review HERE], the T100 has done nothing but win. It’s the most played iron model by Touring Professionals worldwide, and, as such, it’s the Titleist iron that recreational golfers want to put in their bag. In this review, I’ll discuss whether that’s a smart choice or if this is a club best left to the pros.
The 2023 Titleist T100 irons continue to be one of the cleanest looking sets of players irons in golf. From the thin top line to the compact blade length to the minimal offset, they have all the characteristics that skilled players typically look for.
In the bag, the T100 irons deserve all the fire emojis that Instagram can muster. The branding is clear but minimal – just the iconic Titleist script logo across the middle. The model number is tucked into the toe of the cavity at the edge of a stripe that keeps the cavity from looking too bare. It’s all topped off by an understated matte finish that will age well. I was a big fan of the look of the 2021 T100 [review HERE], but I like this new version even better.
Above, you see the Titleist T100 iron next to the T150 iron (right), both 6 irons [review of the Titleist T150 irons HERE]. Side-by-side, a close examination reveals some small differences, but these irons are incredibly similar. On their own, I think 95% (probably more) of golfers couldn’t tell these irons apart.
Finally, here is a comparison across three models, the T200, T150, and T100, from left to right. These are not at the same loft; they are the 5I, 6I, and 7I, respectively. You can see that the T200 is noticeably thicker in the top line than the other two. That said, I think the T200 is still a very attractive iron, well within the players category, and is easily blended into a combo set [full T200 review HERE].
Sound & Feel
During my fitting, I got the chance to the hit all of the 2023 Titleist T-Series irons, and the T100 has the most solid, traditional feel of the lot. On center, it’s soft and crisp. This is exactly what most golfers have in mind when they say they want “forged feel.” It’s the kind of club that will keep you on the range longer, chasing that pure sensation.
As with its predecessor, the feedback from this club is clear but not penal. From my first swing, I was easily able to identify strike location, verified by Trackman. However, even thin shots don’t sting your hands. To me, this is the combination that all players clubs strive for.
With Titleist’s other new T-Series irons, there are some fairly substantial changes. However, with the T100 being the most played iron on worldwide tours, the focus was, “Don’t screw this up.” I can confirm that Titleist did not screw up the T100 and actually made some subtle upgrades.
For me, the hallmark of the Titleist T100 irons has always been how much forgiveness they pack into such a compact shape. Thanks to the use of tungsten (which, to their credit, Titleist disguises), the T100 has the stability of a much larger club. Whether you’re looking at ball flight or Trackman data, pure shots and small misses are almost indistinguishable. Most important for me, as someone who tends to miss low on the face, these irons are some of the best at putting thin strikes on a playable trajectory.
Despite packing in more tungsten for more stability, the 2023 Titleist T100 irons are still extremely workable and consistent. It does not require an exaggerated effort to flight the ball up or down or to bend it right or left. Just as important, I have yet to see any “jumpers” – pure strikes that go longer than they should. Finally, these irons are above average in spin, meaning that they have superb stopping power on the green.
Beyond the added forgiveness, the other change to the 2023 T100 irons is in the sole. You can see in the face picture above Sound & Feel that the toe has been rounded more aggressively to allow for cleaner turf interaction. This is another change that suits me well, as my divots can get a little toe heavy.
Titleist T-Series Irons Blended Sets
I picked up a shocking (in a good way) stat during my fitting: last year, one third of the iron sets that Titleist sold were blended sets. That means they included different models, for example, T100 short irons and T200 long irons. I was thrilled to learn that so many golfers are taking advantage of this option, and the 2023 Titleist T-Series irons make this easier than ever. With four distinct models, you can get the performance you need in each iron.
For my fitting, I came in with my heart set on a full set of 2023 Titleist T100 irons. I started by hitting all the models in a 7I and comparing the performance. Though other irons offered more distance and forgiveness, I explained my priorities to my fitter, and we went with the T100 from 7I to PW.
When we got to the 6I, I was not able to hit the ball speed number that my fitter required for optimal gapping. He handed me a T150 6I, and I achieved it easily. As I noted in the Looks section, blending the T150 and T100 is easy – they look and feel almost identical.
When we got to the 5I, we found that I needed to change models again to get the ball speed I needed. While the T200 is a bit larger and has a different finish than the T100 and T150, I don’t mind it in a longer iron. In my current set, I already swap out the 4I for a utility iron; I’m realistic enough to know that I can use the added forgiveness for long approach shots. I ended up with an iron set that spans three models but produces playable distance gaps and optimal ball flight throughout.
Finally, I want to recognize Titleist for the resources they put into custom fitting. Some OEMs are content to have you compare a couple 6 irons and order a set based on that alone. Titleist starts by fitting players into the right model for each iron before perfecting the fit with the right shaft and lie angle. If you’re in the market for new irons, a Titleist fitting can be a tremendous eye-opener.
The 2023 Titleist T100 irons remain among the elite when it comes to players irons. This latest version keeps the trademark forgiveness and traditional feel while enhancing the looks and boosting the performance to even higher levels. Whether you have Tour-level ball striking or not, this is a set that begs to be tried at your next fitting.
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