Titleist T200 Irons Review

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The Titleist T200 irons are the successor to the AP3.  Game improvement performance with a more traditional look at address.  Serious distance.

Introduction

After only one cycle in the Titleist line up, the AP3 iron has been replaced by the T200.  For many golfers, the AP3 hit the sweet spot between the AP2 and AP1 – it had some forgiveness but still retained that “better player” look.  Can the T200 strike that same balance?  We tested it to find out.

Looks

There’s been a lot of internet hand-wringing over the cavity of the T200 irons, so I’ll start there.  Yes, the presence of what appears to be a weight screw (it’s not) is out of character for a Titleist iron.  However, for me, the total absence of bright colors balances that out to create a look that has some high-tech appeal without going overboard.  Also, I think it looks much better in person than it does in pictures.

What matters more to me is the look at address.  Above, you can see the entire T Series, T100, T200, and T300 from left to right.  The T200 has noticeably more offset than the T100 (full review HERE), but stays within the bounds of a game improvement iron.  Offset is far and away the biggest difference between the T100 and T200.  Yes, the top line is also slightly thicker and the blade is slightly longer, but those differences are very small.  Overall, the T200 is a very good looking GI iron at address.

Sound & Feel

When it comes to sound and feel, the T200 is noticeably different than the T100.  The impact sound is markedly louder, more of a crack than a click.  This louder sound pairs with a feel that is firm.

Feedback on strike quality is good through the hands.  I could clearly feel where the ball met the face.  Audio feedback is less clear: pure strikes and mishits sound quite similar.

Performance

One thing that’s worth noting at the beginning is the difference in lofts between the T100 and T200.  Despite being only one step apart in the Titleist line-up, there is a full club’s worth of difference in the lofts.  For example, the T200 5 iron is 24 degrees, the same loft as the 4 iron in the T100 set.  I’m agnostic about the merits of this, but it’s something you need to be aware of if you’re going to test both irons.

The benefit of stronger lofts is more distance.  I found the T200 to be 1.5 to 2 clubs longer than the T100.  This was due to a combination of more ball speed, lower launch, and significantly lower spin.  This puts the T200 on par with many of the distance irons on the market today.

In addition to being longer, the T200 is more forgiving than the T100.  I would not rate the T200 as a very forgiving game improvement iron, but it’s easier to hit than the T100.  With an average of 90 grams of tungsten in the heel and toe, the head is stable on mishits, and it’s very good at retaining ball speed on thin shots.

Conclusion

The Titleist T200 irons fit a clear niche in the new Titleist line up.  Paired with the right shaft, these irons can be as long as almost anything on the market, but they still have a traditional look.  They won’t have enough forgiveness for the higher handicap player, but the mid-handicap player will get everything they need from the T200.

Titleist T200 Irons Price & Specs

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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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74 Comments

  1. John a Balkevitch

    Interested

  2. Matt I have P790 are they close to T200 in play ability.
    Thanks,robin.

  3. Matt,

    How do you rate the pairing of the AMT Black shaft with the T200? What type of player would this fit?

    Thanks!

    • Matt Saternus

      Antony,

      It’s all about fitting the individual player. It’s a good quality shaft, and it’s a mid launch & spin shaft, so it fits that “middle of the bell curve” player adequately.

      Best,

      Matt

  4. What is the difference between the AP3 and the T200?

    • Matt Saternus

      Harry,

      The lofts of the T200 are one degree stronger in the longer irons. There’s also more tungsten in the T200 to create a more forgiving head.

      Best,

      Matt

  5. I am trying to decide between Mizuno Hot Metal, Mizuno HMB, and TMp790. My handicap is 22, and as a 71 year old player I have lost some distance. Currently using JPZ EZs from several years ago. Originally interested in Titleist AP1s but have not seen the review on the latest version of this iron. Since all of these irons are pricey I have to get refitted so I am not sure I want a stock shaft. The Mizuno JPX EZs have a Project XLZ shaft and not sure I want to use it again. What are your thoughts?

    • Matt Saternus

      Bob,

      The new version of the AP1 is the T300, which we have a review of coming on Monday, 10/28.
      Of the irons you mention, my preference is for the P790, but I would let the fitting and performance determine which one I went with.

      Best,

      Matt

  6. What is the difference between regular nip pro 880 chrome iron and the recoil sumac wrap 760 f3 with ease of loading swinging and weight

    • Matt Saternus

      Scott,

      I don’t have much experience with Recoil and all its variants, so I can’t offer a comparison.

      Best,

      Matt

  7. Is the Nip 880 AMC Chrome a good shaft for slower swing speeds. Prob 75 iron speed?

    • Matt Saternus

      Scott,

      In the right flex, that can certainly work, but I’d recommend getting fit or at least testing that combination before making the purchase.

      Best,

      Matt

  8. Hello Matt. Really appreciate your comments. I’m playing ap3 now with KBA Tour shafts, the shafts have been in the bag a long time with other Titleist irons. I’m very interested in the T200. I can get the T200 with KBS 105 stiff. Is that a comparable move ? Or do I stay put with Tour? Or do you like another shaft. I’m a 4 index.
    Thank you

    • Matt Saternus

      Ernie,

      Depending on the flex in your KBS Tour, you’ll be dropping about 20 grams going to the 105. That’s a lot, especially for a better player. I would test the 105 extensively to make sure I liked the lighter feel before making that move.

      Best,

      Matt

  9. Hi, I’ve been playing the 710 AP2s for several seasons (high single digit handicap) and I’m in the market for a new set of irons. Which set would be closest to what I’m playing now, the T100 or T200? Thanks.

  10. I’m a 22-handicap who plays forged Mizuno MX-200 irons, which I love. How would the T200s compare to my Mizuno MX-200s?

    • Matt Saternus

      Eric,

      My recollection is that the MX-200 is a bit bigger than the T200, and I would guess the T200 might be slightly stronger in lofts. Ultimately, I think they’re reasonably comparable and it will come down to fit.

      Best,

      Matt

  11. Matt.
    As a low/ mid handicap, could I save a few bones and get a set of AP3 irons and be just as happy than if I spring for the T200s? After being fitted, I can’t see that much difference between the two.

    • Matt Saternus

      Dale,

      If there isn’t much performance difference for you, and you don’t find a major subjective difference (feel, looks), then there’s no reason not to save the money. I recall that I wasn’t overwhelmed with the AP3’s feel, but the performance was solid. And ultimately, all that matters is how it performs for you, not what it does for me.

      Best,

      Matt

  12. Well, I just read the review on the AP3s and it looks like the T200 is an improvement.
    Thanks

  13. Matt,
    I’m looking to replace my 704 CBs and am torn between T100 and T200. I’m not as young as I used to be and my handicap is hovering in the lower mid range. I hit my 704 7-iron about 150 yards. When I’m playing / practicing like I should, I strike my irons pretty well, I’m just conflicted between wanting more distance vs. losing some of the launch and spin rates the T100 seems to give. Any thoughts are appreciated.

    John.

  14. Matt,
    No, I haven’t been able to with all the lock downs right now. Was just looking for insight as I’m not sure when things will open up here. I do plan to hit them when I finally can.

    Thanks for the quick reply.

    • Matt Saternus

      John,

      Barring any unusual fitting issue, it just comes down to what you’re comfortable looking at and whether or not you want to maximize forgiveness. For me, the T100 has enough forgiveness and looks great, but those are personal judgments.

      Best,

      Matt

  15. Brian Fong

    I picked up a set of the T200 in Dec 2019. Just started to feel better about hitting them and then the SIP shut us down. But a quick review now that play has resumed here in Calif. Currectly a 14hcp. 7 ior is 145-165, 4I is 190-200+. Over all Distance has increased anywhere from a half club to a full length. Accurate has been better and hopefully will start to improve now.

    But my question is about finish durability?. Got about 30 rounds on them now with some range time. My last set was raw cast and didn’t show much wear over the many years of service.. But with the T200 Chrome finish looking like is is starting to take a beating. What if any reported review have you gotten. My old cast club shows some wear but never gave it much thought. Your thoughts?

  16. I have a set of T-MB irons 716
    Which new irons compare to my old ones?

    • Matt Saternus

      Pete,

      I don’t think there’s a true parallel for the T-MB, but I’d probably say the T200 is the closest.

      Best,

      Matt

  17. I play 710 AP2s off a 7 handicap but after a shoulder injury my golf is probably closer to 10-12 handicap so I could do with more forgiveness. I tried the AP3s before but didn’t like the feel after being used to the forged AP2s. Do you think T100 or T200 would suit my needs best? Thanks

    • Matt Saternus

      Jeff,

      The T100 will be closest to what you currently play, the AP2. The T200 would be closest to the AP3. I don’t think the T200 is going to give you the forged feel you’re looking for.

      Best,

      Matt

  18. Mike Fredericks

    Hi Matt, I currently use Ping G400 irons, I’m looking to upgrade, I’m a 12 handicap, looking at the T200 do you think they would be suitable?
    Cheers Mike

  19. Hi Matt, I’m a 14 Handicap. Currently playing with 2011 Mizuno JPX 800. I never liked the feel as the ball seemed to come off too hot. I am thinking of getting the T100 or T200. Which one do you think is the best fit?

    Thanks
    Anthony

    • Matt Saternus

      Anthony,

      There’s no way for me to make a credible recommendation without seeing you swing the clubs in person. Off handicap alone, I think I would lean toward the T200, but I would recommend trying both and getting fit.

      Best,

      Matt

    • Matt – great review, is it fair to compare the i210 with the T200? Is one more foregiving? Thanks.

  20. Hello Matt. Realy apreciate your review. One quick question:
    I started playing 15 months ago (hcp 30) and now I’m hcp 9. I’m 34 years and play really good the irons (no the driver… :(
    My actual clubs are 718 AP1, do you think I should change to T200? or T100? Or the AP1 is ok for me some more months…
    My objective is to be a solid 6-7 handicap in 4 months…
    Thank you so much.
    Gonzalo

    • Matt Saternus

      Gonzalo,

      Switching clubs is not going to change your handicap. All the new T irons are great, but the differences are not worth 2 strokes compared to the 718s.

      -Matt

  21. A 3 handicap with r7 irons. In the market for new player distance irons. Need your feedback. Callaway Maverick Pro, Apex 19, Titleist t200, and Taylormade p790. Does it come down to personal choice or is one stand out? Any others that I didn’t mention that I should look at? Thanks

    • Matt Saternus

      Joe,

      I don’t like the P790 because of how low spin it is, but otherwise it comes down to fit and preference.

      Best,

      Matt

  22. Thx for your response. I didn’t like the 790’s as much as I thought. Really liked the maverick pro. What’s the biggest difference between those and the Apex 19?

    • Matt Saternus

      Joe,

      I have full reviews of both irons on the site that can give you a more complete answer.

      -Matt

      • Hi Matt, playing ping i20 irons with a 8 handicap any thoughts for me between t100 or t200 and possibly move to steel fiber over standard regular steel. Thanks

        • Matt Saternus

          Tim,

          My best advice is always to get fitter. At Club Champion, I know you could try all of the possible combinations of the components you listed there and find the one that works best for your swing.

          -Matt

  23. Hello Matt. What handicap range do you feel would fit for each set of T series irons? For example; T100 scratch up to 10, T200 11 to 20. Etc.

    • Matt Saternus

      David,

      Respectfully, I think that assigning handicap ranges to clubs is overly simplistic and not very helpful. It comes down to what a player needs, what’s, and prefers and that’s best found through working with a fitter.

      Best,

      Matt

  24. Hi Matt
    After retiring from football I’ve been getting back into golf seriously. I was looking at going Titleist but got talked into Ping G410 by pro at local club. After getting fitted back in early March I ordered the pings. They finally turned up late June. After playing half a dozen rounds with them I don’t really like them or the feel. When striking the ball it sounds so hard like I’m hitting rocks and I’ve no confidence in them. A few other people have said same things and after watching and reading reviews a couple of professionals seem to say the same thing. After talking to the pro he saying I would have went Titleist or Mizuno. I don’t really have a proper handicap, just been doing it on a app myself and got my handicap down in no time. Looking to get my handicap down to single digits. Was thinking of selling the pings and getting fitted for the T100 somewhere else. What clubs do you recommend or what do you suggest doing. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks
    Tim

    • Matt Saternus

      Tim,

      The first question I would ask myself is, “What do I want from new clubs?” Is there something in the performance of the G410 that you’re unhappy with? Do you want a club that looks like a players club? There’s no wrong answer, just be honest with yourself.
      Once you have that answer, go to a fitter like Club Champion, bring your clubs and your answer, and let them do what they do: find clubs that perform and fit what you want.

      Best,

      Matt

  25. Thanks mate. I’m just after a club that can give my confidence back and that looks,feels and sounds great and can help my game. Are the t100 good or what clubs would you suggest having a look at when I get fitted again.

    • Matt Saternus

      Tim,

      The T100 are very fine clubs. If you like the look and feel and have the game for them, they’ll be good for you.

      -Matt

  26. Hi Matt

    Now Im still in handycap 22, and using Iron Taylormade M3, graphite Flex S . The problem is ball not easy to stop in the green . I have plan change to T200, do you think can solve the problem ?

    • Matt Saternus

      Andi,

      I don’t recall the lofts of the M3 offhand, but if the T200 lofts are weaker they could help. You might also consider a higher spinning ball.

      Best,

      Matt

  27. Great review. Did you find this club as forgiving or less forgiving that the Ping i210? I’m deciding between the two, I have hit them, but still can’t decide. Thanks.

  28. Hi Matt,
    Very interesting reviews of T100 and T200s. You mentioned the T200 is 1.5 to 2 clubs longer. My question is if I combo the T100S (stronger lofts than T100) and went to T200 for 4-6 iron, will the difference in ball speed be a big issue? For example, even of lofts are gapped from T100S 7 iron to T200 6 iron, will I hav e too big a distance gap?
    Any thoughts?
    Thanks!!!

    • Matt Saternus

      Stephen,

      I think you should be fine if you use the T100S, barring something unusual in how the launch and spin of each fit you.

      Best,

      Matt

  29. Lawrence Williams

    Great review and lead me into T200 4-gw……my question is ; the tungsten weighting…..is it the whole set or just the longer irons?

  30. Matt,

    Really interested in the T-200. I have a not so common fit of 1/2″ short and 2* flat. I currently play cb 716 in std specs with DG S300. When I flush my 7 iron I can carry about 175 but I struggle with my strike. Was hoping that the T-200 would offer me more forgiveness and hope the adjustment of lie and length will not affect the carry distance as much. Also worried about the standard stock of AMT Black S300. What would you recommend if I have always played DG S300?

  31. Hi Matt, I promised my 712 AP2’s (which I loved) to my son when he got to a single figure h’cap. Now looking to replace those. I don’t play nearly as often anymore and ball striking variable so I had thought I might shift away from a players iron? Did a fitting demo this am and JPX 921 forged came out tops, T200 next best. Didn’t try the T100’s. Really liked the feel of the Mizuno’s but I’m very Titleist brand loyal. Do you ‘rate’ the JPX 921 forged? Should I try the T100’s? Still playing off 9-10, but lose most of my shots around and on the green.

  32. Matt, I’ve been enjoying your reviews. First read what you had to say about the 718 AP3. Then the T 100’s and 200 irons. I am currently playing Titleist 990 DCI’s with Dynamic Gold S300 shafts. I hit them well but they are more than 15 years old and I sense that I might benefit from newer technology. Wondering which of these more modern offerings would help me at 63 years of age as a high single digit HC? Finally, with the stronger lofts, if I move forward with newer irons, what might be the best 3 wedge lofts for me regarding gaps versus the Vokey 52-56-60 I play now? Thanks, John

    • Matt Saternus

      John,

      The best advice I can give you is to get a fitting. You’re asking a lot of good questions, but no one can credibly answer them over the internet because the answers are specific to you and your swing.

      Best,

      Matt

  33. I looked into Titleist Thursday’s on their website but can’t find any listings near where I live in New Hampshire. What would be the best way to hit these clubs and compare?

    • Matt Saternus

      John,

      I don’t know where you live in NH, but there’s a Club Champion in Bedford, MA that would have Titleist and much more.

      Best,

      Matt

  34. Brian Martin

    Just bought a set of the T200s with the AMT White shaft (Stiff). Have only hit inside on TrackMan (will be outside in cold this weekend) but saw drop in spin from my PXG GEN 3 0311P set and major jump in distance (easily 8-12 yards/club). Able to work ball left and right more easily as well but when needed they are bullet straight for me. Interested to see how they perform on course but initial reaction very positive.

  35. Hey Matt ,

    I’m a mid handicap and currently play mizuno jpx 919 forged irons but was looking to make the switch to these. I was wondering how they compare in regards to forgiveness and feel or any other info you could give

    Thanks

    • Matt Saternus

      Mark,

      There’s not much I can add beyond what’s in my reviews of each of the clubs. Generally speaking, I think they’re in the same ballpark for performance, so it comes down to fit and preference.

      -Matt

  36. mark patena

    Very spot on review sir. I got fitted last month, thought i would qualify for T100’s and really wanted it to work. T200 gets a bad rap with the look and the loft setting (im not a fan of it either but when i tried them my striking felt so good and the feedback is something I wouldnt trade for any brand or looks of the club.
    I’ve never had formal golf lessons but distance has never been an issue for me, just consistency. I can hit 300 yards and my irons over 200 with callaway x18. Took 10 years off golf, 31 now.

    I really had no intention buying the t200 but after the fitting with the project x lz 6.0 shaft, i just fell in love with the club and the fitter was honest with me saying I wasn’t good enough yet to play the t100’s and trackman showed it very evident. My mishits with t100 would go 50 yards less, etc.
    Sometimes the club chooses you, and you dont get to choose the club. One thing to note Titleist does has a backlog with their irons, im still waiting for my order to come. They said 3-4 weeks, I’m on the 3rd week now almost, but cant wait for them to arrive with my custom project x lz stiff shaft.

  37. Hey Matt, So I got M4 Irons when i first started golfing everyday 4-5 years ago and brought my handicap from 25 down to 15, I recently upgraded to SIMMax2 OS but i don’t like them at all, too clunky, no feel and can’t hit them like my M4, been looking at the T Series and think it might be a good fit for me. Would T200 be a less clunky iron with more feel than the SimMax2 sets of irons. I do have a fitting scheduled but want to get an idea of what to look for.

    Thanks,

    Marc

    • Matt Saternus

      Marc,

      The T200 is going to be slimmer than the SIM MAX2 OS. I think it would be a nice progression from the M4.

      Best,

      Matt

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