Titleist T300 Iron

Technical Editor Joel Tadman tries out Titleist's new T300 irons.

Titleist T300 Iron
Golf Monthly Verdict

This is Titleist’s out-and-out distance iron and while those with enough speed will probably look elsewhere for more manageable distance, mid-to-high handicappers that require help and assistance with their ball striking for longer, straighter carries will welcome what it is on offer from T300, especially from the longer irons. It’s a distance machine but in a classic look you come to expect from Titleist.

Reasons to buy
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    Hot feel, high ball speed that produced consistently long carries from an iron that maintains a classic look.

Reasons to avoid
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    Low speed players may struggle to see big carry distance gains given the low loft and spin.

Titleist T300 Iron Review - Technical Editor Joel Tadman tries out Titleist's new T300 irons.

Titleist T300 Iron Review

Key Technology

  • Max Impact Technology comprises a silicone polymer insert that provides support behind the face so it can be thinner, improving all-round speed, launch and feel and sound without sacrificing durability.
  • A medallion dampener behind the face helps soften the feel at impact.
  • A sole with more camber improves turf interaction and forgiveness.

 

Looks At address, the T300 iron has a relatively thick top line on show combined with a touch of offset and a shiny, darker finish than the other T-Series irons, which arguably makes it look more compact than it is.

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Performance The 718 AP1 was one of the best game-improvement irons of the last two years and the T300 looks to be the iron most like it in the new T-Series range.

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The biggest improvement comes from the feel of the club - it certainly feels like the ball comes off the face a lot faster - the clubhead feeling solid and stable with the sound not too hard or clicky, which is often a common complaint of game improvement irons.

With a 7-iron loft of 29°, a degree stronger than the outgoing 718 AP1, you would expect more distance and we certainly got it.

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The T300 spun around 700rpm less on average than the T200, so it produces more of a rainbow flight that launches high and comes down on a slightly shallower descent angle.

Carries with the 7-iron were in excess of 190 yards for us and were consistently around that number, with a ball speed average of a whopping 128 mph. This wasn’t at the cost of trajectory for our above-average swing speed though, in fact it flew only a few feet lower than the T200 and the much more traditionally lofted T100.

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.


During these enjoyable years he has had some money-can't-buy experiences, like interviewing Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy one-on-one and covering the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor. 


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 87 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 4.7.


Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: TaylorMade SIM2, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSi3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-PW 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54° and 58° 

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x