Expert Review: Titleist T200 IronsPublished on 03/08/2023 · 4 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the irons, which I tested for one day in February of 2023.
All photos courtesy of David L. Brown
About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the irons, which I tested for one day in February of 2023.
The Titleist T200 Irons are a solid option for those looking to gain more distance in the mid-range game. These irons are geared for mid-tier handicappers who want to take their game to the next level.
About the club I tested
- Model: 2021 Titleist T200
- Loft setting: 1mm offset
- Shaft type: Steel - True Temper AMT Red
- Shaft flex: Regular
- Average score: 79
- Handicap: 7
- Experience: 22 years of experience playing golf
- Right/Left-Handed: Left-Handed
- Typical ball flight: High
- Golf ball used: 2021 Callaway Chrome Soft Triple Track
- Club swing speed: 97mph
- When I tested the club: February 2023
- Days tested: 1
- Where I’ve used it: Simulator
- Weather and wind conditions: Indoor simulator
How it performs
What I was looking for
I was looking for new irons as my TaylorMade Racs are from 2008. I wanted to find a club that created more distance and feel within my mid-range game.
Why I chose to test these clubs
I didn’t buy the Titleist T200 Irons; however, I’m considering purchasing them because of their consistent length over other irons I tried, like the Mizuno JPX 921s.
What I love about it
- Distance: The distance was longer than most other irons I tried (Mizuno JPX 921s and Callaway Rogue STs). I think this is largely due to the D18 tungsten design paired with the max impact technology. I averaged around 5-10 yards further than my current irons (Titleist 7 iron 177-yard avg versus TaylorMade Racs 170-yard avg).
- Forgiveness: The forgiveness was good as off-centered hits still traveled a long way and rarely were 10-20 yards off the target line. This is due to the forged face inserts that create an iron for the player looking for a tour iron but wants the playability of a more amateur iron.
- Feel: The feel was solid as I knew where I contacted the ball and could tell if it was hit off the toe, heel, or center.
- Sound: The irons come with an engineered muscle plate that has been composed to give it a distinct sound and vibration that is heard on each shot.
- Workability: I could move the ball both from left to right and right to left whenever I felt like it. These irons are designed for a little higher skill level to see the workability play out, but they are fun to try out.
- Shaft Feel: The regular steel flex irons allowed me to move through the ball and create solid, consistent contact.
- Shaft Performance: The shaft performance was good overall as they allowed me to consistently strike the ball and have the same spin rate over and over at around 7500RPMs.
- Aesthetic Appeal: These irons have a sleek silver head with nice angles on the backside of the club that give it a sharp visual appeal.
- Launch Angle: The launch angle was right where I liked it. I have a higher launch angle to begin with, so the fact these irons replicated that time and time again was a plus. This creates a softer approach into greens and allows me to be more aggressive in attacking pins.
Issues I’ve encountered
- Adjustability: The irons were the stock irons off the shelf, so there was no adjusting the clubs, but there are graphite shafts that could suit someone else's game if that is their default preference.
- Grip Feel: The default Golf Pride grips were slippery to me. I prefer a tackier grip on my irons and would customize the grips if I purchased these myself.
Best shot with this club
The best shot I had with the T200 was when I tried working the ball from left to right and moved the ball perfectly 10 yards over to my target with a high draw. I followed that up with a 5-yard fade with a 7-iron that landed within 10 feet of the 175-yard pin.
Value for the money vs. other options
The Titleist T200 Irons are one of the better ones on the market if someone wants to add distance and workability into their game. The other irons I would compare them to are the Callaway Rogue ST Pros, as they have that tour feel, but due to the consistency and feedback these irons offer, they are the better deal.
The Titleist T200 Irons offer distance and consistency in the mid-range so people can attack more pins. This is due to the combination of the forged face inserts and the D18 tungsten design that gives it maximum efficiency for everyone’s designated game.