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Titleist T350 Iron Evaluation | MyGolfSpy


What We Tried

Titleist T350 Irons. The largest iron within the new Titleist T-Collection lineup.

Your Titleist T350 Tester

Tony Covey. MyGolfSpy Editorial Director and mediocre iron participant who, regardless of himself, isn’t a fan of enormous irons.

Yeah. This isn’t a match made in Heaven.

The Requisite Background

Titleist T350 Irons

For a very long time, I used to be a high-flight, high-spin participant with each membership within the bag. Envious of these in a position to flight the ball with a piercing trajectory, I labored to convey my ball flight down.

Someplace alongside the way in which, I over-corrected … apparently.

Up to now, a lot of our dialog across the T-Collection lineup has targeted on really feel. I’ll contact on that however my main difficulty performs instantly into Titleist’s 3D (Distance Management, Descent, Dispersion) becoming strategy. Particularly, in my case, descent angle.

See, the way in which it really works is that earlier than one thing (a golf ball, for instance) can come down, it should go up. In my case, it wasn’t going up fairly excessive sufficient. I used to be maxing out at round 85 ft.

My fitter (Joey) needed to see that quantity nearer to 100. Increased flight ought to present steeper descent so we got down to discover a mixture of head and shaft that may get me there.

As you’ve not doubt already pieced collectively, I ended up within the T350 (with my typical Nippon Modus 120 X shaft).

A pair fast factors.

First, regardless of the strongest lofts within the lineup, with the identical shaft, I hit the T350 increased than the opposite 3 T-Collection fashions.

Second, keep in mind that inventory lofts are simply a place to begin. Ultimately, we landed on one diploma weak (two levels flat). Nonetheless sturdy however not as sturdy.

Titleist T350 Irons

Concerning the Titleist T350

I’ll spare you the total refresh on the expertise that powers the T350. For those who’re new to T-Collection, we cowl all of it right here. The abbreviated model is that the T350 is the biggest, most game-improvementy of the present T-Collection lineup.

It’s a hollow-body design that packs the only with tungsten to supply increased ball flight with loads of ball velocity coming by the use of Titleist’s MAX IMPACT expertise.

Mentioned one other means, it’s an upsized tackle the T200 for golfers who want extra assist than the remainder of the T-Collection lineup provides.

Preliminary Impressions

I’m going to degree with you. For those who laid the 4 T-Collection fashions in entrance of me, the T350 could be the final one I’d select and my assumption was I’d find yourself in T150s or T200s. T350 was out of the query.

Did I point out I don’t like huge irons?

That mentioned, so far as huge irons go, the T350 isn’t all that dangerous. The offset isn’t enormous and it’s moderately nicely hidden. The topline, although thick, has some camber to it, making it seem thinner. There’s no hiding the blade size however it’s hardly essentially the most egregious in the marketplace.

I’ve seen means worse.

Titleist T350 Iron - address view

All of that mentioned, if membership becoming was nearly selecting what you want greatest, there wouldn’t be a lot level. The target of becoming is to enhance on-course outcomes … or not less than it needs to be.

With that in thoughts, once I undergo a becoming, I attempt to let the fitter do his factor and never let my emotions get in the way in which an excessive amount of. Whereas I would really feel like there’s no likelihood I’ll be proud of a T350, I’ll hold it to myself and let issues play out.

Let the person do his job.

Consequently, I’ve ended up in some stuff I wouldn’t essentially have chosen for myself, most lately, a shorter-shafted putter with an unfamiliar form. Preserve your minds open, folks.

It’s not misplaced on me {that a} perk of this job is the liberty to defer to the fitter’s advice with out worry of remorse. If I don’t adore it, there’s all the time one thing else.

Full disclosure: Although I used to be seeing extra consistency and considerably increased ball flight throughout my becoming, I nonetheless didn’t love the thought of T350s and was all however satisfied they wouldn’t keep within the bag.

I’d play a few courtesy rounds to reaffirm my disklike of bigger irons and that may be the tip of it.

Subsequent.

Titleist T350 Efficiency

Titleist T350 Iron

As soon as dwelling, I took the T350s into the hitting bay to see how they examine to my avid gamers. I’ve nothing however good issues to say in regards to the PXG 0311 GEN5 Ts which were in my bag since my becoming.

I like the look (they’re not huge), love the texture and the outcomes have been typically good. Frankly, I liked them once I bought them and I nonetheless do however it’s true that with the lengthy irons specifically, the flight is a bit low.

Indoors

The PXG’s aren’t a typical Tour iron (they’re not quick by any means) so, for essentially the most half, I anticipated efficiency variations to be small. That’s very true contemplating we’re evaluating fitted irons to fitted irons with precise lofts withinone diploma of one another.

Measured with a Foresight GCQuad, I bought a bit extra velocity (about 1.5 mph) with the T350 and about three yards extra complete distance.

With respect to max peak – the factor we targeted on within the becoming – the T350s flew about seven ft increased, although essentially the most noticeable variations had been on the ball that begins left, the place the T350s retain a bit extra peak.

Titleist T-Series T350 Irons

On Course

That is the half the place you would possibly count on me to inform you that the Titleist T350 are the very best irons ever and that I’ve shaved 10 strokes off my rating.

Let’s set some sensible expectations.

I reside and die by the motive force. My dwelling course is tight (white stakes on each gap, typically each side). Enchancment by the use of a greater iron play is measured in 10ths of strokes gained, although there are occasions when the advantage of transferring to the T350 is inarguable.

There are the apparent issues. I’m hitting the ball increased. I’m hitting it farther than the indoor information urged I might. And, whereas I’ll be the primary to inform you that prioritizing iron distance is a idiot’s folly, if you will get it with out sacrificing efficiency in different areas, I say go for it.

No ragrets.

Little issues stand out as nicely. There’s a toe shot (my candy spot) on No. 8. I’ve hit the identical shot 50 occasions through the years and I’m telling you there’s no likelihood it clears the bunker … besides it did.

As an alternative of one of many scariest pictures on the course (agency, practically sand-less bunker with OB lengthy), I’m on the perimeter. A two-putt birdie as a substitute of … nicely, we are able to’t make sure,however a pocket eight isn’t out of the query.

My 5-iron flies noticeably increased, too.

I nonetheless have the occasional left miss however the huge (improper facet of the white stakes) left miss is just about gone. That one most likely comes all the way down to the physics of the longer blade size preserving the face from closing down once I get slightly fast with the palms.

All of that mentioned, I’m not going to inform you I’m firing at each pin and sticking it tight each time. Positive, I hit some actually good pictures however I did that with my different irons. The true distinction is that with the T350s I get away with slightly bit extra and that provides me an opportunity to salvage one thing on the times once I’m sideways with my woods.

Lengthy story quick. One final spherical with the T350s led to at least one extra and when the times bought shorter and the leaves began to fall, the Titleist T350 irons had been nonetheless within the bag.

T350 Really feel

Titleist T-Series T350 Iron

Really feel is an enormous a part of the Titleist story for the T-Collection so I’d be remiss to not not less than contact on it. So far as really feel goes, the T350 is a noticeable step up from the prior-gen T300. I had an opportunity to hit them facet by facet in my becoming and if you happen to’re a T300 man, I’m keen to guess you’ll discover the development instantly.

Regardless of the very best efforts of engineering groups, I’m not satisfied you may ever replicate forged-iron really feel with a hollow-body design however the T350 feels good for what it’s – and certain higher than most in its class.

It’s not as pleasingly tender as a T100 or T150 and, if I’m being fully trustworthy, I want the texture of my GEN5s,however I don’t have any actual complaints.

I do know once I completely flush one. I do know once I miss, too, however that miss feels a hell of lots higher than it does with the prior-gen stuff.

The Takeaway

Titleist T-Series irons

The Titleist T350 is among the extra stunning items of kit I’ve encountered during the last couple of seasons. It’s not stunning {that a} Titleist iron would carry out nicely. It’s that the benefits could be sufficient for me to recover from my dislike of bigger irons.

I nonetheless don’t like huge irons however it’s laborious to argue with increased flight, extra forgiveness and extra distance. Granted, that final one is a bonus however, once more, I by no means anticipated to maintain them within the bag.

Because the season involves an finish right here in New York State, the plan is to work on my sport over the winter: weight coaching, Stack Techniques, loads of reps on the simulator, perhaps even a lesson or two.

Possibly I’ll get to the purpose the place the T350s are greater than what I want from a forgiveness standpoint (along with being greater than I sometimes want to have a look at). It’s additionally true that every new season brings with it new gear temptations however I’ve established a brand new bar. As long as I can stay rational as a substitute of emotional about what goes into the bag, the T350s would possibly simply kick round for one more season.

Retail worth for Titlesit T350 irons is $1,399.

For extra data, go to Titleist.com.



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