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The Titleist T350 irons deliver distance with a towering trajectory along with generous forgiveness. A great looking game improvement iron.
Titleist continues to impress me with their embrace of the full spectrum of golfers. Don’t get me wrong, the brand’s presence on all the world tours is immense, and any casual golf fan might still assume Titleist clubs are only for elite players. However, for the casual golfer the new T350 game improvement irons offer the Titleist mystique without requiring Tour status – or ability.
The 2023 T-Series irons are now a true family in the looks department – in a good way. Looking back at the 2021 family portrait, the T300 irons [full review HERE] looked, shall we say, unique. With the busy cavity replaced by a sleek new hollow-body construction, the Titleist T350 irons blend seamlessly with their next of kin, the 2023 T200s [full review HERE].
From the address position, the T350 irons still sport their game improvement features – a thickish topline and modest offset. Blade length is proportionate, and the overall silhouette offers strike making confidence. The trailing edge of the sole became visible with the 5 iron. This is a good looking set of game improvement irons from every perspective.
Sound & Feel
I’m still not certain which registered first – the sound or the feel – but both were instantly pleasing and noteworthy. The Titleist T350 irons generated a crisp ‘click’ that was consistent across the grooves. Initially, the irons seemed on the loud side, but I soon realized I was just hearing the uniqueness of the sound on a quiet morning. With more hits, the tone and volume both registered more in the mid-range.
It would be easy to attribute the pleasing feel to the “forged” moniker on the head, but there’s actually another design feature involved – the hollow body construction. Working harmoniously, the forged face and body construct delivered a soft, yet powerful feel. As much as I enjoyed the initial impression that my contact was good, I appreciated that strike location was identifiable without feeling harsh.
Working with Joe Butler, one of Titleist’s Regional Fitters for my area who masterfully took me through an extensive fitting session, we honed in on a Mitsubishi Tensei Red for my set of T350 irons. Seeing I was ‘a picker,’ Joe even snuck in a longer shaft – only to see me plow a row only a farmer could love. I include that humorous episode to point out Titleist fitters leave no stone unturned. Take advantage of their expertise, fully participate, and most importantly, be yourself. Trust me, they’ve seen it all.
My results with the Titleist T350 irons aligned perfectly with their core descriptors on the Titleist website: “High, far, and forgiving.” Comparing these game improvement T350s to my more players distance gamers, balls were definitely flying higher and longer. And categorically more generous on off-centered strikes.
Yes, the lofts of the T350 are strong (1° to 1.5° stronger than the T200s). But the combination of high launch and low spin gave the irons a towering trajectory that resulted in landing angles that held greens. I picked up a solid 5-7 yards across the set. The lower spin limited workability, but for the target golfer, that’s an easy aspect to sacrifice. More important is the consistency and playability.
Titleist engineers achieved the performance package through a suite of technologies. I described the exterior features – hollow body and forged face – above, but it’s also what’s inside the club head that adds to the strong ball speeds and forgiveness. A “refined and strengthened” polymer disc located behind the face forms what Titleist calls Max Impact Technology. In the heel and toe, Titleist not only upgraded the tungsten for improved stability but also used a no weld, aerospace brazing process that more precisely and consistently positions the CoG.
As if all that technology wasn’t enough for a great club, Titleist also utilized their Vokey design team to soften the trailing edge of the T350 sole for improved turf interaction.
While the looks alone might garner your attention, it’s the performance of the Titleist T350 irons that will truly capture you. High flying and long with ample forgiveness, the Titleist T350 irons are a must try for anyone looking for new game improvement irons.