The dust hasn’t settled on the new T Series irons from Titleist and they’ve just decided to amend the line up with an additional model, the T100S. Is this just a sneaky way of making more money? Or has the leading brand been able to adjust quickly to initial feedback?
T100 just too short?
When we first tested the forged T100 in July last year it delivered on feel and looks but I just couldn’t afford to sacrifice the loss off distance. Apparently I’m not alone with the feedback and Titleist has responded in record time with the T100S.
Who is the T100S aim aimed at?
The main problems came with players like myself that spun the ball too much with the T100 head. This resulted in too much height and that needed penetrating trajectory required for distance wasn’t achievable.
Crank the lofts
It’s interesting to hear from fitters that many amateurs and even some pros strengthened the T100 lofts one to two degrees to assist in reducing the spin. But this causes issues.
Cranking the lofts causes problems
If you crank the lofts two degrees you start to struggle with the offset and the turf interaction with the sole is lost. Both are a key factor in why the T100 has become in the number one iron on the PGA Tour.
How does the T100S compare to the T100?
The T100 is two degrees stronger but the offset has been slightly redesigned to get the sole to interact with the ground to share the same characteristic as the T100.
- Available irons: 3 (19º), 4 (22º), 5 (25º), 6 (28º), 7 (32º), 8 (36º), 9 (40º), P (44º), W48.
“While we’ve engineered T100•S for distance, this is still a precision product,” said Marni Ines, Director, Titleist Irons Development, Golf Club R&D. “To be a great iron player you need to be in control of your distances and have the ability to work the ball when the shot calls for it. The design of T100•S simply allows players to hit their number from even farther away – with the tight dispersion and proper trajectory they need to hit it close.”
T100S STOCK SHAFT
T100•S’s stock shaft – the True Temper Project X LZ (Mid launch, low spin | 120g) – enhances ball speed and launch for maximum distance with the proper trajectory to stop shots closer to the hole.
New Titleist T-Series T100•S irons will be available in Titleist Authorised Retailers worldwide from March 27th, with fittings from mid March.