This is Golfer Geeks’ 2023 Titleist T200 irons review.
I’m an avid golfer, 8ish handicap on my way to a 2 (been a 5.6), and frequent tester of golf clubs and equipment since 2015.
I had the 2023 T200 irons for 2 weeks. I had a couple of range sessions and 2 rounds on the course. So, about 10ish hours total.
Summary: The 2023 Titleist T200 irons are in my top 3 of a VERY crowded field of superb player distance irons. They do everything you want an iron in this category to do and look awesome while doing it.
In this review of the 2023 Titleist T200 3G irons, I discuss my experience with the clubs, unique features and benefits, as well as customer reviews and potential alternatives.
2023 Titleist T200 Irons Overview
The 2023 T200s are “player distance” irons. The first version of the T200s I tested came out in 2019 and were game improvement irons. The next version – The 2021 T200 irons made the transition to player distance irons. (like the new 2023 versions we’re talking about today)
The 2023 versions are hollow-body with a forged face with higher-quality tungsten inserts to optimize MOI – think better launch, better spin dynamics, more forgiveness, and more distance, and better distance control. The inserts also reduce vibration at impact and give the T200s a more solid feel.
They reengineered the whole chassis to improve feel. The face is bonded tighter and better to the body.
They’ve taken great pains to give the T200s a “tour” look by giving them cleaner lines with less offset, thinner topline and soles, and a compact head. (I concur – they look straight-up player now)
They worked with Vokey Design experts to improve the Variable Bounce Sole to soften the trailing edge for faster turf interaction (Just like the new T100 irons – which I’ll be testing next week)
Why Consider the 2023 T200s
These aren’t your parent’s T200 irons.
I tried the 2019 T200s and they were game-improvement irons with slightly oversized and elongated clubheads. Don’t get me wrong, they were great irons. But, they weren’t targeted to low handicaps. They were more for better mid-handicaps.
Any single-digit handicapper who wants a little more forgiveness than pure player irons offer needs to take a look at the 2023 version of Titleist T200 irons.
- The heads are compact & the topline and sole are thicker, but not thick.
- They look elegant and refined – premium.
- They launch the ball well with good distance.
- They feel good & sound good.
Everything a player wants plus help with minor mishits. I liked, but wouldn’t own the 2019 T200 irons. I’m considering owning these bad boys…at least a little.
Set Tested: 4-PW Iron Set Men Right Hand
Shaft: True Temper AMT Black S300 Steel Stiff Flex
2023 T200 Iron Specs
My Experience with the 2023 Titleist T200 Irons
I took the T200s to the range first – see above. It didn’t start great (on me) but I found a swing eventually and started making solid contact. I found my rhythm and flushed a lot of shots. I got to see my preferred ball flight – a high and tight 4 or 5-yard draw.
They have a pretty good amount of forgiveness, but you can’t be sloppy with these irons.
The ball jumps off the clubface and goes high by default when you catch it good. When my contact was off (like in much of this video), the ball took off on a mid trajectory and lost about a half club to a club distance. For me, “off” is a little fat and towards the toe.
During my rounds, this had me on the front of the green or just in front of the green instead of pin-high or past pin-high.
The lofts are what you expect to see in player distance irons. 6-iron through pitching wedge lofts are 3 to 3.5 degrees stronger than the Hogan Players Combo set I play. The 4-iron is 1 degree stronger than my 4-hybrid and the 5-iron is 2 degrees stronger than my 5-iron.
So, except for the T200 4-iron during my rounds, I considered every iron about a club more when accounting for distance. And, this generally worked out well.
I found the T200s consistent in their distance. Which is great for scoring and confidence when pulling a club.
Review of the 2023 Titleist T200 Irons
Looks: (A+) Really sleek. Really elegant. Compact heads. Clean lines. Superb job by Team Titleist.
Sound/ Feel: (A) Solid with zero harshness. They feel great and are controllable.
Distance: (A) Plenty.
Forgiveness: (A) Perfect for the upper single-digit low handicap.
Flight / Playability: (A) Solid contact launches the ball quickly with a high and straight trajectory. But, you can flight them or move them either way if that’s part of your game.
Value: (B) ~$200/club – They’re expensive. No way around it.
Who are T200 irons made for?
Titleist T200 irons are made for 3ish to 10ish handicaps
Who should get T200?
Low single handicaps from a 3 to better mid handicaps at around a 10 should get the T200s…or at least try them.
Do any tour pros play T200?
Yes, a number of tour pros play a Titleist T200 iron.
Tom Kim – 2-iron
Patrick Cantlay – 3-iron
Max Homa – 3-iron
Will Zalatoris – 4-iron
Peter Malnati – 4-iron
Scott Stallings – 4-iron
Cameron Young- 2,4-iron
Are T200 irons easy to hit?
Yes, T200 irons are easy to hit if you’re a 0 to 10ish handicap golfer.
What did Titleist T200 replace?
Titleist T200 irons replaced the AP3 irons.
Final Verdict on our 2023 Titleist T200 Irons Review
These T200s do everything I could ever want from a performance standpoint. They are neck and neck with the 2021 T200s in this regard.
But the 2023 T200s are straight-up eye candy. Titleist has brought their design up to the level of the T100s and 620 CBs.
Should you upgrade to the 2023 T200s if you own the 2021 T200s?
No, I don’t recommend that. Though I MUCH prefer the new design, their performance is basically identical.
My #1 suggestion is to test before you buy. Either at your local golf store or take advantage of Global Golf’s Utry trial program. I use it and recommend it.
Thanks for checking out our 2023 Titleist T200 irons review.