Martin Hopley
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You might not think of Titleist as a company that does game improvement irons, but their last few AP1 models have been amongst the best in the market. The Titleist T300 iron takes this on to the next level with a cavity back iron that has been completely redesigned.

Titleist T300 Irons

The cast head now features a deep undercut cavity that looks very clean and simple in the short irons from wedge to 8-iron.

Titleist T300 Irons

From the 7-iron upwards things change with what looks like a power button in the back of the cavity.

Titleist T300 Irons

Underneath it is a polymer that was developed in conjunction with the Titleist ball team to improve the sound and feel of the club at impact, as big cavities can get noisy.

Titleist T300 Irons

The toe of the head also has a section for some dual density tungsten to be inserted in order to improve the MOI of the head and make it more forgiving.

Titleist T300 Irons

It is not in the shorter irons as Titleist’s testing revealed that there was little benefit above 30° in loft.

Titleist T300 Irons

The rest of the lofts are quite strong and the 4 to 8 irons are a degree stronger than the previous AP1.

Titleist T300 Irons

However as you should know by now, this is all to achieve the same peak height and, as I found out when I took them on GC2, that is staying the same.

Titleist T300 Irons

What didn’t stay the same was the performance, as the 2mph higher ball speed and 600 rpm lower spin gave an extra 7 yards with a 7-iron.

Titleist T300 Irons

This was the same in the rest of the longer irons, so these clubs are built for speed, but they do it in such a measured way.

Titleist T300 Irons

When you get down to the short irons, the 9-iron is the same loft as the T200 version and it goes about the same distance, so there could be a blending possibility here.

Titleist T300 Irons

However the T300 could be regarded as a blended set in its own right with the different tungsten set ups. Therefore the need for doing this is minimal, unless you want to add a 4-iron to one of the other sets.

Titleist T300 Irons

The wedges, which include a set P wedge and two gap wedges at 48° and 53°, now show the lofts on the soles, which I think is a great addition and should make gapping your set easier.

Titleist T300 Irons

The T300 look is fairly similar to AP1 at address, with the clever use of the brushed chrome on the top line to contrast with the polished chrome on the back to trick your eye and minimise the width.

Titleist T300 Irons

The longer irons continue the design of the rest of the set and look much better than the hollow versions of 718 AP1, which seemed a little out of place.

Titleist T300 Irons

Titleist T300 Irons Verdict

Whilst the AP has gone from the name, the ethos of Advance Performance continues in the Titleist T300.

Titleist T300 Irons

The looks are great, the sound and feel is very good for a cavity back iron of this size. The best thing I can say is that it doesn’t feel like a game improvement iron.

The short irons are very playable, even by single figure players, and the distance from the mid to long irons had me checking the screens more than once during testing.

Titleist T300 Irons

When I was testing the Titleist 714 AP1 six years ago, I turned to my Titleist fitter Graeme, who is also single figure handicapper and said “I think I could game these” and he replied “yes I know, I have thought the same thing”.

Titleist T300 Irons

Fast forward to 2019 and I turned to Graeme and said the same thing again and he said, “I know!” The intervening AP1s have been very good and regularly on our best buy list, but it’s only when you look back over time that you see the gems.

For me the 714 AP1 was a classic and I think the Titleist T300 is their best game improvement iron since. So whether you are a single figure handicapper or someone in the teens and higher, the T300 should be on your shortlist as you can game them too.

Golfalot Rating: 5 stars
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Titleist T300 Irons - Product Details

UK Launch30 August 2019
European Launch30 August 2019
Handicap Range
Low
High
GolferMens
Hand AvailabilityLeft, Right
ManufactureCast
MaterialSteel
Swing WeightD1
Shaft FlexRegular, Stiff, X Stiff
DesignCavity Back
Set Makeup4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, PW
Additional ClubsGW
Manufacturer's WebsiteTitleist Website

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