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The Titleist T300 irons are the most forgiving in the 2019 line up. Strong lofts create plenty of distance. Reduced offset gives it an appealing appearance at address.
Though it never got the internet love that its brother did, the Titleist AP1 was a great iron for many players. It brought solid forgiveness and above average distance to the mid-handicap player who wanted the Titleist name in their bag. New for 2019, the T300 hopes to carry that tradition forward. With strong lofts and a high tech look, can it bring new players into the Titleist camp without turning off the longtime fans?
The Titleist T300 irons are the largest, most forgiving irons in the new T Series. The top line of the T300 is much thicker than the T200 irons, but the blade length is about the same. Interestingly, the T300 appears to have less offset than the T200. Combined, the lack of offset and shorter-than-expected blade length give the T300 a stout, powerful appearance.
In the bag, the T300 is similar to the T200 in that it has a high tech look with traditional color choices. Personally, I prefer the cavity of the T300 to the T200 and think that both look better in person than in photographs.
Sound & Feel
The sound and feel of the T300 irons are very similar to the T200. Impact is firm through the hands – the ball jumps off the face more than melting into it. That feel pairs with a louder impact sound that’s more “crack” than “click.”
Though audio feedback is limited, there is plenty of feel for exactly where the ball met the face.
As I did with the T200 irons, I want to start by noting the loft difference between the different T-Series irons. The T100 irons have traditional, “weak” lofts. The T200 is a full club stronger than the T100. The T300 is one degree stronger than the T200 in the 4-8 irons, equal in the 9 and PW.
With these “modern” lofts, the T300 generates plenty of distance. I didn’t find a consistent difference between the T200 and T300, but both were 1.5 to 2 clubs longer than the T100 for me.
Also like the T200, the T300 is a mid-low spinning iron. This can be beneficial for a couple of reasons. First, it helps to create those long distances. Second, less spin means less curve. For the player with a handicap in the high teens or twenties, straighter iron shots is a very good thing. The one downside is that lower spin can make it harder to hold greens. Make sure you work with a fitter to find out if the T300 spins enough for you, and what shaft will optimize it for your swing.
The biggest difference between the T200 and T300 is forgiveness. The T300 is a larger iron, and it feels more stable and preserves more ball speed on mishits. I don’t want to overstate the difference – it’s not huge – but if you want maximum forgiveness, the T300 is the way to go.
If you haven’t tried a Titleist iron lately because of preconceived notions about lack of distance or forgiveness, the T300 will change your mind. Thanks to Max Impact design and modern lofts, it produces distance on par with most any GI iron. It also has plenty of forgiveness for the mid-handicapper.