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The 2023 Titleist T200 irons are some of the most beautiful in the players distance category. Lots of speed and a good amount of forgiveness. Very easy to blend with other T-Series irons in a combo set.
Over the last few years, “players distance” has gone from a fringe categorization to a staple of almost every OEM’s lineup. Few sets fulfill both sides of this new category as well as the 2023 Titleist T200 irons. These irons have undeniable players look coupled with excellent ball speed and forgiveness.
The 2023 Titleist T200 irons are primed for a “How it started…How it’s going” meme. This newest version has an extremely clean cavity. It couldn’t be farther from the first iteration of the T200 [review HERE] with its weight screw and multiple finishes. Needless to say, I prefer this rendition, in part because it blends so seamlessly with the other T-Series irons.
At address, the T200 irons look really good. The top line is below average in size, and there’s a modest amount of offset which is somewhat hidden by the chrome finish on the heel. Its blade length hits a middle ground that should please a majority of golfers.
My only reservation about the look of the 2023 Titleist T200 irons is the chrome finish. Especially given Titleist’s focus on combo sets, I would have liked to see the matte finish of the T100 and T150 carried throughout the line. That said, the chrome finish is well executed and far from a deal breaker.
Above, you can see three different Titleist T-Series irons, the T200, T150, and T100, from left to right [review of the Titleist T150 irons HERE]. These are not at the same loft; they are the 5I, 6I, and 7I, respectively. As you can see, the T200 suffers from being the very attractive person who is best friends with a super model. Viewed on its own, the T200 looks great. Next to the T100, it becomes an easy target for internet golfers eager to show off how discriminating their taste is.
Sound & Feel
Few irons I’ve tested recently reward a pure strike as decisively as the 2023 Titleist T200 irons. On center, these clubs feel great – soft, powerful, and deeply connected. Mishits feel thinner. They don’t sting or feel bad, but they don’t have the payoff of centered strikes.
The sound of impact with the T200 irons has been dialed down slightly from the 2021 version [review HERE]. It’s a balance of modern and traditional – these irons sound fast and explosive without screaming it across the course. Overall, the volume is slightly below average.
Comparing the 2023 T200 to the new T100 irons [review HERE], the biggest difference is the sound. While the volume has been turned down, the T200 is still louder than the T100, and the sound has a little more “click” or “snap” to it than the “thud” of the T100.
The 2023 Titleist T200 irons use a combination of stronger lofts and hollow body construction to achieve high end ball speed and distance. Comparing the T200 to the T100, the lofts are 2 to 3.5 degrees stronger throughout the set. Combined with the thin, forged face, this allows the T200 to be about a club longer. These enhanced distances are why so many golfers – from Tour to recreational players – use the T200 long irons in their set.
Titleist also utilized two pockets of D18 tungsten in the heel and toe to make the T200 irons very stable. During my testing, I found a noticeable difference between the T100 and the T200 in consistency. With the T200, I could get a nice result from a shot that was decidedly off center. While the T100 isn’t a punishing iron, the T200 is the superior choice for players who don’t live on the sweet spot.
What makes the T200 a Titleist is that for all this distance and forgiveness, this is still a players club. It produces plenty of spin to hold a green or bend the ball left or right. You can modify trajectory with modest effort. The sole has been tweaked with the help of the Vokey team to effortlessly cut through the turf. Again, if you compare it to the T100, the T200 may not seem nimble or artistic, but, taken on its own, this is a club that better players will love swinging.
Finally, Titleist also offers the T200 in a Utility Build. Through Titleist’s custom program, golfers can order the 2I, 3I, or 4I with a wide variety of hybrid shafts. The 4I Utility Build is 0.25″ longer than the standard 4I and has 2 degrees more loft. These clubs are a good option for skilled ball strikers who don’t want to give up a traditional look in their utility iron.
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.
Whether you’re blending them into a combo set or taking advantage of their distance and forgiveness from 4-GW, the 2023 Titleist T200 irons are outstanding. Few irons live up to the “players distance” name quite as well, with an elite combination of ball speed, good looks, and shot control.
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