Titleist T150 Irons Review

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The Titleist T150 irons are the twin of the T100 irons but with more ball speed and distance.  Beautiful looks at address and great feel.  Surprising level of forgiveness.  Wonderful combo set possibilities with the T100 and T200 irons.

Introduction

While the Titleist T150 irons appear to be a totally new addition for 2023, it’s really a new name to add clarity to the line.  The T150 – what Titleist calls “The Faster Tour Iron” – is the update to last generation’s T100S [review HERE].  So who should be bagging the longer version of the beautiful T100?  Let’s discuss.

Looks

The Titleist T150 irons are absolutely gorgeous.  They’re compact from heel to toe, framing the ball perfectly.  The top lines are thin as are the soles.  In the playing position, they’re the prototype of what a players iron should be.

In the bag, the T150 is indistinguishable from the T100, save for the numbers.  The focus goes to the iconic Titleist script logo across the top of the club.  A second look will find the model number tucked into the toe side of the cavity.  What I like most is the matte finish for its understated look and its ability to age gracefully.

Above, you see the Titleist T150 iron next to the T100 iron (left), both 6 irons.  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

When I was fit for my 2023 Titleist T-Series irons, I got the chance to hit the T100 and T150 side by side.  Let me start by saying that both irons feel great.  They have the traditional, soft feel that golfers expect from a forged iron.  Centered shots have a crisp reward that’s addictive.  They also provide clear feedback that lets you know where the ball met the club without stinging your hands.

Now, if you really want me to pick nits, I think the Titleist T150 irons have a slightly more powerful feel.  The difference is as small as can be, but I felt like my best shots with the T150 had a little more oomph than the T100.  That said, I’m questioning if it wasn’t psychological.  My only regret from my fitting is not hitting the T150 and T100 “blind” to see if I could feel a difference without knowing which club I was hitting.

Performance

I don’t think it’s a stretch to assume that most people reading this review have already read my review of the 2023 Titleist T100 irons [find it HERE].  So while I will cover the Titleist T150 irons in full, I want to start with the key difference between these two twin sets: the lofts.

The T150 irons are two degrees stronger than the T100 irons throughout the set.  These stronger lofts are what makes the T150 “the faster Tour iron.”  With Titleist using three or four degree gaps between their clubs, these strengthened lofts should make the T150 at least half a club longer than the T100, all else equal.  However, as I detail below in my fitting experience, all else is rarely equal, so it’s critical to get fit and find the right model and loft for each club.

Leaving the lofts aside, the Titleist T150 irons mirror the T100 in almost every respect.  Both irons pack a surprising level of forgiveness into a compact body thanks to their dual D18 tungsten weighting.  Titleist hides this multi-material construction, but the impact on playability cannot be disguised.  The T150 irons are happy to take a small mishit and deposit it on the green.  They’re also remarkably forgiving of thin strikes, something that’s not common in players irons.

Despite having a high level of stability, the Titleist T150 irons are very consistent.  In all my testing, I never saw one of those surprise “jumpers” that goes five to ten yards longer than it should.  These irons also have all the workability you’d expect from a Titleist Tour-style iron.  Flighting the ball higher or lower takes virtually no effort.  The T150 doesn’t spin quite as much as the T100, but there’s still adequate spin to move the ball right or left in a controlled manner.

Finally, a subtle upgrade that Titleist injected into the T150 is the Vokey-influenced Variable Bounce Sole, also seen on the T100.  The visible part of this change is that the toe has been rounded more aggressively to prevent digging.  What I can’t see, but can feel, is the “softening” of the trailing edge that lets the club move through the turf more easily.  While this is a faster, longer iron, everything about the sensation of playing it screams, “players club.”

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.

Conclusion

It would be easy to sneer at the label “The Faster Tour Iron,” but the Titleist T150 irons earn every bit of it.  From the look to the feel to the shot control, the T150 is Tour-level, and it has plenty of ball speed and distance to back up “Faster.”  Whether you pair these with the T100 or T200 or just play them throughout your bag, the T150 is a great choice.

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Matt Saternus

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Matt is the Founder and Editor in Chief of Plugged In Golf. He's worked in nearly every job in the golf industry from club fitting to instruction to writing and speaking. Matt lives in the northwest suburbs of Chicago with his wife and two daughters.

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22 Comments

  1. What would be the difference between the T150 and the mizuno pro 223?

  2. Hi Matt, absolutely love your reviews, keep up the great work. I’ve been waiting for these to be available to have a fitting session, as I currently use the 714 AP 2’s with PX 6.0 rifles . I’m getting long in the tooth (60) and while I still can get the 6 iron to go 175y carry, it’s far too much effort and the PX ‘s feel like sledgehammers from the 4-6 irons now. Not that there will be any form of resemblance between us, out of interest what shafts were you using for the 100 and 150’s? I was fitted into Nippon pro modus 3 105 Stiff recently for i230. So will start there with my fitting. Thanks again for the sterling honest reviews.

  3. Perfectly written article here. Accurate on all levels. Coming from PXG I was skeptical on this new launch for Titleist but came away pleasantly surprised. The T150 as mentioned has a butter soft feel with a layer of crispiness I didn’t feel on the previous lineup. The clubs look and feel beautiful. One word comes to mind, timeless. Only hiccup I wish Titleist did was make the t200 in the brushed finish like the T100/150. I ended up producing perfect numbers, descent angles and dispersion in my firing. Ended up ordering the T350 in a long iron, T200 and t150 combo set. Really excited and perfect article here again. 👍🏻

  4. I ask this as you have a lot of time with your i210’s so you can most likely give a good comparison. But which is more forgiving? And would you say the T150’s are a hair smaller profile? Thanks

    • Matt Saternus

      Will,

      With the caveat that I don’t have them side-by-side, yes, I think the T150 is a bit smaller than the i210 and a touch less forgiving. But ultimately they are more similar than different.

      Best,

      Matt

      • Thanks Matt! I have a titleist fitting set up in September and am excited to get an extensive irons fitting for each individual club. Never thought I would be in the T100 or 150 range, but going to keep an open mind for possibly a blended set.

  5. Hi Matt,

    Now that you’ve tried the 100/150/200 and the PXG 0317 CB, I’m just curious which of the these new Titleist T lines you think are most analogous to the 0317 CB. I’m guessing 150 or a blend, but would love know your thoughts. Thanks!

    Jim

    • Matt Saternus

      Jim,

      I think you’re right. The 0317 CB isn’t quite as compact as the T100, though, if memory serves, their lofts are more similar.

      Best,

      Matt

  6. Matt, was your fitting indoors on turf or outdoors on grass? Thank you for another great review.

  7. Great review Matt, as always. I apreciate your work. I have you in my social media and I can see that you loved the PING I230 as much as you almost changed your BLUEPRINT.

    I can see that you love also the T150. I would like to know which of that you prefer and which of them have more forgiveness. The point is that I would like to know which of them you might say that is the most complete, as I have an 8 handicap. Regards.

  8. Jim Schneck

    Hi Matt,

    Since you’ve tried them all, I’m curious which of the new T offerings you think is closest as a competitor to the PXG 0317 CB. It would seem to be the 150 or a blended set. Thanks! Jim

    • Matt Saternus

      Jim,

      I think the 0317 CB is pretty close to the T100 or T150. I don’t think there’s a big forgiveness discrepancy between those two.

      Best,

      Matt

  9. Yes, which one do you prefer?

  10. Great review.
    I’m playing p770 (2022) 5-p right now.
    In your opinion, are the t150 just as forgiving?

    Thanks!!

    • Matt Saternus

      Kan,

      I think both sets are in the same ballpark. I’d need to do head-to-head testing to say anything definitive between them.

      Best,

      Matt

  11. With the blending of your set were the lofts between the 6-7 and the 5-6 irons strengthened or weakened, or kept at the original lofts?

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