2023 Titleist T200 irons vs Callaway Paradym Irons

Thanks for checking out Golfer Geeks’ comparison of 2023 Titleist T200 irons vs Callaway Paradym Irons.

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.  

Summary: The T200s look great, feel great, and perform great and are more refined than the Paradyms, which look good, feel great, and perform great (with ~half a club more distance than the T200s).

In this comparison of the 2023 Titleist T200 irons and Callaway Paradym Irons, I discuss my experience with the clubs, unique features and benefits, and my pick for which iron set I’d buy.

2023 Titleist T200 Irons

2023 Titleist T200 Irons PW - 4-iron

Set Tested:  4-PW Iron Set Men Right Hand
Shaft: True Temper AMT Black S300 Steel Stiff Flex

I came late to the 2021 T200 irons (about a month before I got my hands on these), but I came away loving them thoroughly. I was swinging well and making great contact. In short – nothing not to love about them.

I don’t get to say this often, but, I like the 2023 T200 even more…though I’m not consistently swinging as well. But, I managed enough good shots with solid contact to form strong impressions of the T200s.

I would put the 2023 T200s (or 2021s) in play today. They don’t require my best swings for good results but richly reward me when I do make great contact.

They pack all that help in a compact ego-pleasing player-looking clubhead. These need to be on your list to try out.

2023 Titleist T200 Iron Specs

Club
Loft
Lie Angle
Length
4
21*
61.5*
38.5″
5
24*
62*
38″
6
27*
62.5*
37.5″
7
30.5*
63*
37″
8
34.5*
63.5*
36.5″
9
38.5*
64*
36″
PW
43*
64*
35.75″

Callaway Paradym Irons

2023 Callaway Paradym Irons

Set Tested – 4-PW, Standard Lie, Right Hand
Shaft: FST KBS Max MT 85 Steel Stiff Flex

The Paradyms are player’s distance irons and have similar performance to the Rogue ST Pro irons from 2021 (which I loved). So, they’re game improvement irons for players.

  • I think they’re best for 5-ish to 10-ish handicaps. You have to be a pretty good ball striker to handle them.

The heads are compact but the soles and toplines are thicker for added forgiveness. The lofts are jacked for a nice distance boost. Not to worry, you still get a ton of help with launch and carry.

Callaway Paradym Irons Specs

Club
Loft
Lie Angle
Offset
Length
4
20*
61*
3.81 mm
38.875″
5
23*
61.5*
3.43 mm
38.25″
6
36*
62*
3.05 mm
37.625″
7
29*
62.5*
2.79 mm
37″
8
33*
63*
2.54 mm
36.5″
9
37*
63.5*
2.29 mm″
36″
PW
42*
64*
1.78 mm
35.75″

Testing the Titleist T200 & Callaway Paradym Irons

Callaway Paradym Iron impacting the golf ball

2023 Titleist T200s

  • 2 Range Sessions
  • 2 Rounds of Golf

I didn’t find a lot of surprises with the T200s. There’s ample forgiveness (which I took full advantage of). My marginal swings with marginal contact – which were the bulk of my swings when testing – went at my target but ended up short of the green or on the green but short of the pin.

Well-struck shots were glorious and had me wanting to keep these. They have strong lofts – as you would expect from player-distance irons – and I found the distances were accurate to the lofts of each iron.

Callaway Paradyms

  • 1 Range Session
  • 1 Round of golf

The Paradyms were half a club (about 7 yards) longer on average than I would have expected from their lofts – which are strong. This is a nice surprise more distance is a priority for you.

I didn’t need perfect contact for good results and ended up around the pin for more than a few marginal swings. I tend to miss toward the toe and a little fat.

These may be a good choice for you if you’re in search of more forgiveness and more distance and don’t mind thicker toplines and soles.

Are there big differences between 2023 T200s & Paradym Irons?

Cosmetics are different, obviously. And, the T200s look more “player” with their thinner topline and sole and minimal sleep Titleist design.

Looks

T200s (A+) – Great-looking irons and a nice upgrade over the 2021 T200s. Really sleek. Really elegant. Compact heads. Clean lines. Superb job by Team Titleist.

Paradyms (B+) Good, not great cosmetics. I love the head shape and I like the blue color of the badge, but I’m not a fan of the overall design. The compact head and the way they set up are great, though. The topline and sole are thicker than most in the player distance category.

Winner – 2023 T200s

Sound/Feel

T200s (A) Solid & softish with zero harshness. 

Paradyms (A) Solid, soft, and stable.

Winner – Draw

Playability/Ball Flight/Accuracy

T200s (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. A little more refined than the Paradyms.

Paradyms (A) I played my high baby draw mostly. But, flighting the ball down was not a problem.

Winner – T200s

Forgiveness

T200s (A) Perfect for the upper single-digit low handicap.

Paradyms (A) Perfect for the upper single-digit low handicap.

Winner – Draw

Distance

T200s (A) Exactly what I expect from their lofts.

Paradyms (A+) The ball jumps off the face. Center contact consistently got me about half a club more than the loft would suggest. (Yes, I know the lofts are jacked. I took that into account)

Winner – Paradyms

Value

T200s (B) ~$200/club – They’re expensive. No way around it.

Paradyms (B) The Paradyms are ~$200 club. The high-end of player or player distance irons. They’re good clubs and deliver on their promise, but this is still a lot of money.

Winner – Draw

Verdict on the Titleist T200 irons vs Callaway Paradym Irons

Want a more traditional “player” look with all the tech and help a player distance iron delivers? It’s the 2023 Titleist T200s for you.

Don’t mind a little non-traditional design in your player clubs with all that tech and player distance iron help? Plus, you want a little more distance? It’s the Callaway Paradyms for you.

My #1 suggestion is to test both sets 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 my comparison of the 2023 Titleist T200 irons vs Callaway Paradym Irons

More Refined Play & Feel
More Distance
5.0
5.0
~$200/club
~$200/club
Pros:
  • Gorgeous Refined Look
  • Long & Forgiving
  • Fly High & Straight but Workable
  • Good Sound & Feel
Pros:
  • Easy & Consistent Distance
  • Easy to Launch, Shape, or Flight down
  • Touch of forgiveness
  • Softish and solid feel
Cons:
  • Pricey
Cons:
  • Premium Price
Description:
Description:
More Refined Play & Feel
5.0
~$200/club
Pros:
  • Gorgeous Refined Look
  • Long & Forgiving
  • Fly High & Straight but Workable
  • Good Sound & Feel
Cons:
  • Pricey
Description:
More Distance
5.0
~$200/club
Pros:
  • Easy & Consistent Distance
  • Easy to Launch, Shape, or Flight down
  • Touch of forgiveness
  • Softish and solid feel
Cons:
  • Premium Price
Description: