Titleist have been busy designing and manufacturing 9 brand-spanking-new clubs for your golf bag this year. As you may be aware, Titleist announced the new T100, 620 CB and 620 MB at the US Open in June, as well as the U-500 and U-510 utility irons and TS hybrids at the Memorial Tournament two weeks before. Most recently, the U-Series and T-Series irons had their debut at the Travelers Championship, ready for use at the PGA TOUR, and since then, there have been rumours of a T400 being unveiled very soon, too, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled.
Let’s take a look at the new Titleist irons…
The TS2 and TS3 hybrids are more aligned with fairway woods and are comparable to the TS2 and TS3 driver and fairway woods, which launched last year. These golf clubs were born from the Titleist Speed Project, hence the “TS” in their name. As a result, the technology used in these new hybrids is similar to the Titleist drivers and fairways.
The TS2 and TS3 both have a thinner titanium crown and a much thinner face – in fact, they are 16% thinner than the 818 hybrids. Despite this, each club is designed to have a different shape in order to cater for different golfing styles. Knowing which hybrid club to choose from is dependent entirely on your own personal preference and swing. Read on to find out the difference between the two new Titleist hybrids.
The Titleist TS2 hybrid club is larger in size and more forgiving, thanks to a wider sole which helps to get the golf ball in the air and at a faster ball speed. The TS2 also comes equipped with the SureFit hosel system, which means you can change the lift and lie easily to suit you and your golfing style.
If cosmetics are important to you, this golf club is ideal for golfers who prefer their hybrid to look more like a compact fairway wood.
This golf club is available in 17, 19°, 21°, 23°, 25°, 27° lofts.
According to Titleist, these clubs create a “lively Tour-preferred sound”
The Titleist TS3 hybrid is far more compact and offset in comparison to the TS2. The TS3 also comes with SureFit CG weight system technology, which helps to adjust the weight easily to tailor to your needs on the golf course.
Cosmetically, when in position to take a shot, you will notice that the hybrid club looks a lot like an iron due to the way the club is flattened off at the toe and pear shaped.
This golf club is available in 17° (RH Only), 19°, 21°, 23°, 25° lofts.
The two brand-new 2019 Titleist utility irons are designed into two different shapes to suit different needs and ball flights, depending on what you’re after on the golf course and your style of play.
Each utility iron is hollow in design and is the thinnest face that has ever graced a utility iron. The club head features over 90g of Tungsten, which can help to stabilise the club heads when taking a shot. Read on to find out more about each individual Titleist utility iron.
– U500 Utility Iron
The Titleist U500 utility iron is compact in size and designed for golfers who prefer a thinner top line and narrower sole. These features mean that the iron will have a lower trajectory and be more workable than new U510 club.
– U510 Utility Iron
In comparison to the U500 irons, the Titleist U510 utility iron has a much wider sole, which is distinctly visible at first glance. This wider sole results in a more forgiving hit, which helps to get the golf ball in the air, further down the hole and at a faster ball speed.
Although not confirmed by Titleist, we can safely assume that 620 CB and 620 MB will be direct replacements for the 718 CB and 718 MB that are coming to end of Titleist’s typical two-year product lifecycle.
After Titleist bringing out the 714, 716 and 718 golf clubs, most would expect the next set of clubs to be 720 MB and CB, however, this year, Titleist have chosen to change it up. Instead, this brand-new range reverts back to its 600 branding, which was last used back in 2006. Over the years, the 600 golf clubs have been associated with some of the very best Titleist clubs ever made – will their 2019 irons continue to follow suit? Let’s find out.
– 620 CB (Cavity Back)
At first glance, the Titlelist 620 CB iron looks like a modern version of the cavity-back irons that Titleist has been making for years.
The 620 CB has the same design in the back of the toe as the 718 club, which could provide the space for Titleist designs to add Tungsten weights in the longer irons. This will help to move the centre of gravity further out in the golf club, meaning that more off-centre hits are forgiving, and ball speeds are faster.
This 620 CB iron also has a compact head, with a thin top line, narrow sole and short blade length. Not forgetting, it also has a minimal offset too.
– 620 MB (Muscle Back)
Visually, the Titleist 620 MB iron is the cleanest and most classic-looking of the new 2019 irons, which has been specifically made for elite golfers. Rumours suggest that this particular golf club will replace the 718 MB, which is already been used by Jimmy Walker at Pebble Beach for the US Open back in June – and he was clearly a fan, posting the set of golf clubs on his Instagram account.
Just like the 620 CB, this club has a thin top line and narrow sole, and almost no offset. This iron isn’t made to be a forgiving iron – hence why it is targeted specifically for elite golfers – but it is ideal for golfers who want an ultimate feel when playing.
The switch to this new ‘T’ range signals the end of the popular AP line that has been a staple of Titleist’s product range since 2009.
Unfortunately, Titleist has yet to release details on any of the T-series irons, but the design of the T100, T200 and T300 clubs indicates that Titleist are aiming to create irons which are all about speed and forgiveness – similar to the 2018 TS drivers range. What’s the difference between these three clubs?
The Titleist T100 iron looks to be the sleekest of the three T-series irons and replaces the existing AP2 line which leans towards lower handicappers. This club is already a favourite of Tour player, Jordan Spieth, who was seen with a T100 in his Tour bag at the US Open back in June, switching from Titleist’s 718 AP2 irons. Despite replacing the AP line, the club still features similar designs and technology.
This particular club has a chamber in the lower half of the club that could house internal weights, like the 718 AP2 (3-7 irons). The club head contains 54.4g of Tungsten split between the heel and toe, to improve stability and the centre of gravity. Therefore, this iron is more forgiving; good for off-centre hits and a higher launch.
In comparison to other Titleist golf clubs, this iron has a blade length longer than the 620 CB and MB range and is less offset than the 718 AP2 club.
– T200 and T300
The T200 and T300 should both fall into the game-improvement category, with the T200 replacing the AP3 and the T300 replacing the AP1.
The Titleist T200 iron contains a weight screw which reads ‘Max Impact’, suggesting it may have some CG placement or MOI-enhancing technology.
Based on initial tour player testing and feedback, Titleist firmly believes its new line-up is poised to continue the brand’s run as the most played iron on the PGA TOUR for each of the last five years and 14 of the last 15 seasons.
Please note: The Titleist T100, T200 and T300 will be available to purchase at Golfsupport.com from Friday, August 30th 2019.
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