You could argue that there is too big a gap between this model and the T200 in terms of size for golfers seeking distance from a compact package, but the amount of forgiveness you get from a club that looks like a blade down behind the ball is seriously impressive.
Provides the extra distance over the T100
Maintains feel and workability
Stunning look in the bag
Very thin topline may be too intimidating
Some may want more forgiveness
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2021 Titleist T100s Iron Review
The new Titleist T100s iron follows the same principle as the outgoing model of the same name - provide the looks and feel of a tour-level iron but with extra distance.
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It does this primarily through being two degrees stronger than the T100 but configured in a way that ensures turf interaction isn’t compromised. Down at address the T100s certainly looks like an iron that should be in the hands of an accomplished player due to its thin topline and compact overall size.
Out of the middle, you are rewarded with a soft, solid feel at impact that remains fairly uniform as the strike location moves a little left and right or up and down. Basically, the sweetspot is larger than you might imagine it to be on first inspection.
Our testing outdoors at the impressive new Performance Centre at Woburn Golf Club and then more controlled testing with our fitted spec at Full Swing Golf with Pro V1x balls confirmed this club does go further than the T100, for us it was about four yards, which was the minimum we were expecting - averaging around 171 yards with the 7-iron that is 32° in loft.
The flight window and spin numbers were also very similar to the T100, averaging around 200rpm lower on average, possibly because of the muscle cavity found in the 4-7 irons helping to maintain the trajectory. The jump in distance provided somewhat of a conundrum for us looking for the best model for our bag. It was the clearly the iron model that ticked the most boxes for us as a five-handicapper, but the extra yardage created gapping headaches at both ends of the bag.
A good compromise, we suggested, would be to weaken the lofts by one degree (making the 7-iron 33°) through custom to make the distances more manageable. Added benefits of this would be a little more bounce, which makes the narrow sole a touch more playable, and a little less offset, which will suit the eye of any golfer like us that struggles with a miss to the left. For the better player after a little more distance than most low handicap irons, this could well be one of the best golf irons that ticks the most boxes.
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Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.
One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 86 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.2.
Joel's current What's In The Bag?
Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9°
Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15°
Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18°
Irons: Ping i230 4-UW
Putter: Evnroll ER2V
Ball: 2023 Titleist Pro V1x
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