Titleist T300 Irons Review

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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.

Introduction

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?

Looks

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.

Performance

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.

Conclusion

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.

Titleist T300 Irons Price & Specs

Matt Saternus

19 Comments

  1. Thanks for another great review. Such intriguing products out there for the consumers. I am just amazed at these modern lofts in the GI category. There is a 7* difference between these T300s and my current (about to be replaced) gamers. Extra yards + more forgiveness = more fun.
    Cheers

  2. I found a very noticeable difference in sound of the T300s between the clubs that expose the insert (4-7) and those that do not (8-gap). Especially the 7 iron, which has a range between a gunfire crack and sound of strike that is smacking water. Has anyone else noticed a difference in the lower clubs? Is sound ,and feel, more consistent in the T200s?

  3. Hiya

    How would you compare them to Srixon 585 and mizuno 919 hot metal please in terms of forgiveness and launching high please?

    • Matt Saternus

      Tim,

      I haven’t hit the 585. The T300 is a bit smaller than the 919 Hot Metal, similar in launch and forgiveness.

      Best,

      Matt

  4. Ricky Cheng

    I am a 13 handicapper hitting my Ping G-20 7-iron about 150 yards. With the stronger loft, how much distance would you estimate I might gain with the T-300? I know many factor affects distance, but still would appreciate your estimate.

    Ricky

    • Matt Saternus

      Ricky,

      Without a lot more information, there’s no way to make any kind of credible estimate.

      Best,

      Matt

  5. Matt-

    Loft differences aside, how would these compare to 716 ap1?

    I am a 10 handicap, 27 years old and previously opted for a game improvement iron to maximize forgiveness. I’ve been playing ap1 for 4 years. I love the forgiveness but struggling to really dial in the shorter irons.

    I’m now looking to take one step up towards more of a players iron that is still relatively forgiving.

    Any recommendations? Your feedback is greatly appreciated!

    • Matt Saternus

      Braden,

      Based on my recollections of the 716, the T300 is a bit more forgiving but in the same general ballpark.

      My suggestion is always the same: get fit. If you want to go to something more “player-ish”, you can check out the T200. If money isn’t an issue, the new PXG 0311 T is amazing. PING’s i Series irons are a perennial favorite of mine.

      Best,

      Matt

      • Thank you!!!!

        Shifting towards PXG, would the 0311 T or 0311 P be a better option for a 10-handicap? It says the 0311 T is for highly skilled golfers.

        Looking to take a jump up from ap1 but not to anything too difficult to hit. I’ve been hearing amazing things about pxg irons from several pros.

        • Matt Saternus

          Braden,

          By the numbers, the P is more forgiving than the T, but the you’ve got to see how each works for your swing. I got more of everything from the T.

          Best,

          Matt

          • Matt,

            I had a chance to look into PXG, I love them and want them but the price tag is steep. What do you think the next couple options would be?

            I just hit the p790 & apex. Was also thinking about the t200’s (ap3).

            Hearing the p790’s are some of the best ever made in terms of workability, forgiveness & distance. I’ve never been a huge TM guy.

            Again I’d be going from ap1, just looking for something less clunky where I can work the short irons better but still forgiving.

            Do you have a list/review of your top irons from 2019/2020?

            Thanks again,
            Braden

          • Braden,

            I have reviews of the 790, Apex, and T200 here on the site.

            Ultimately, my recommendation is going to be to work with a fitter to find something that fits your eye and suits your performance needs.

            -Matt

  6. T 300 ALL day LONG…

  7. Jeffrey Shoemaker

    put down my Ping G irons n favor of these… thoughts… I’m a single digit player… offset is considerably less in the T300. “workability” much greater in the T300, they are longer, they are a terrific looking club that performs very very well. looking forward to knocking down some flags with these.

  8. Brian Doucette

    Got fit and ended up with these beautiful T300’s…as soon as they arrived I knew they were the right clubs. In fact, the next day I ordered a 3 and 4 iron as well. Not making a 3 iron, I got two 4 irons and had one bent to 18*. Love them. Only issue, unfortunately, after 4 rounds, the 4 iron has a diagonal crack from toe to heel running about half the distance.
    Just dropped it off at my fitters business and will see how long it takes to replace from Titleist. I know it would be extremely uncommon, especially with my medium swing speed. Fingers crossed I’m not without for too long.

  9. I was going between these and the 0211 pxg…I was fitted for the t300 but fitter didn’t consider the pxg 0211? Since you’ve hit both would they be similar?

    • Matt Saternus

      Peter,

      The biggest difference is that the 0211 is a progressive set, so it might be more “player-ish” in the scoring irons and a bit bigger in the long irons. Outside of that, I think they’re in the same ballpark.

      Best,

      Matt

  10. Ricky Cheng, I don’t known if you’re still looking for new irons, but here’s what I found. I hit my Ping G 10 7 iron 150 yards like you. Got fitted earlier this Spring with T-300’s and now hit 7 iron 160-170 consistently. And straighter. I love them.

  11. Keep this going please, great jօb!

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