Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Vs Titleist T350 Irons Comparison Overview

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2024 is here and we know what that means. A slew of new clubs from the games top manufacturers, all vieing for your hard earn dollars.

Up first in 2024 is Callaway with the Ai Smoke Irons which have been received very well in the golf community.

They are a close match to the T350’s from Titleist from 2023 however and we know what that means, another epic head to head between the two clubsets.

Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Irons Overview

Ai Smoke Irons

The Ai Smoke has 3 versions which will suit high – mid handicappers alongside those with slower swing speeds.”

The irons are much improved over the 2023 Paradym Irons which didn’t do too well competing against the likes of the P790’s from Taylormade.

The Ai Smoke Max Irons are hollowbody players’ distance irons, filled with Urethane Microspheres just like the Paradym’s from 2023 and the Titleist T350’s.

The Ai Smoke Irons are cast and not forged however and that drops the price down by $500 on both.

The Smart face in the Ai Smoke line is very effective, especially when caught low on the face of the club.

The dynamic soles and pre worn leading edge cut through the turf effortlessly and offer more distance.

The lofts are stronger than the 23 Paradyms but the offer more height and more distance than their predecessors with more stopping power on the greens,

You can even mix in some Ai Smoke High Launch short irons for even more spin and stopping power.

The irons also look much better than the Paradyms with a longer blade and larger hitting area.

Overall a very nice improvement and strong competitor for 2024.

Titleist T350 Irons Overview

T350 Irons

“Titleist arent as loud and boisterous in their marketing as the likes of Callaway and Taylormade but the quality of the clubs sits right at the top. We know this because unsponsored tour players overwhelmingly use Titleist.”

The T350 was designed to sit between the T400 and the T300’s from 2022 as an excellent premium iron for High to Mid Handicappers looking to take their game to the next level.

One of the main improvements to the irons comes in the improved sound and feel which is less clicky than the T300’s.

Strengthened max impact technology sits a little higher in the forged face, we have Vokey wedge-inspired bounce and dual D18 tungsten weighting to stretch the sweet spot.

Overall Conclusion

Overall the Ai Smoke irons are longer than the T350’s but the T350’s have a nicer feel, more spin, and better stopping power.

Both sets can be mixed and matched to get exactly what you want in the bag.

The T350’s cost up to $500 more which will be a key aspect for many golfers.

I recommend the T350s for Mid handicappers looking to improve further, they are awesome irons.

For most High Handicappers, the Ai Smoke is going to be the better choice.

Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Irons

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Category: Hollow Body Players Distance Irons

Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke First Impressions

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“My first impression of the Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke irons was that they were familiar.”

I love it when Callaway plays to their strengths and right away, I could tell the Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke irons had classic Callaway design.

The face depth is about medium as is the width of the top line and the sole width. Again, very reminiscent of the size and shape of the Edge irons.

They look like they’re going to be forgiving at first glance and they live up to their initial appearance.

It took me just a couple of swings to get past the 170 yard carry mark with the 7-iron and I was also pretty pleased with the dispersion. Even on my toe-side mis-hits, I wasn’t over-drawing the ball.

Yes, I landed a little too right of the target, but the divergence was never greater than 9 yards.

Titleist T350 – First Impressions

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“I liked the fact that there isn’t a lot going on with the Titleist T350 irons.”

There is very little physical business in these irons. The cavity plate is plain and unremarkable and the shaping of the head is closer to a traditional blade.

I was expecting beauty from these Titleist irons and they didn’t disappoint.

When I started swinging them, I liked the fact that the launch angles I was getting were low.

This may confound higher handicap players who do better distance-wise with steep launch angles.

But for my aggressive swing and swing speed, the launch was perfect.

On the other hand, I was finding it difficult to stick on greens with anything longer than the 7-iron in this set.

Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Selling Points

  • Smart Face Technology
  • Extra ¼ “ of length in the mid and long irons
  • True Temper Elevate and Project X Cypher shafts available
  • Hollow-body design
  • AI-designed face architecture
  • Strong lofts

Titleist T350 Irons – Selling Points

  • Hollow body design
  • Tungsten weighting
  • Forged face
  • Trailing edge relief
  • Strong trajectory
  • Special brazing process for the tungsten weights
  • Vokey variable bounce soles

Who Are the Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Irons for?

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In my humble opinion, I think the Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke irons would be great for handicappers in the 17-23 range.

This is the area where you’re still going to need a good bit of distance and help staying on the fairway – two things that the Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke irons do exceedingly well.

But if you have problems hitting the ball low, the Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke irons are not for you.

For the naturally low hitter I would recommend the Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke HL irons which, as you can probably guess, have weaker loft profiles which means higher launch.

The Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Irons Family

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In addition to the standard Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke irons, Callaway has released the Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke HL and the Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Max Fast iron sets.

As already discussed the HL version is a weaker-lofted, higher-launching set. The 7-iron HL checks in at 30° in comparison to the 28° lofted 7-iron of the standard Paradym Ai Smoke set.

The Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke HL irons also have deeper cavity backs and are generally a bit more forgiving.

Then there are the Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Max Fast irons which also feature a deep cavity back and even weaker lofts – the 7-iron is 31°.

The Max Fast irons boast a lighter design than the standard Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke irons so they would be better for slower swing speed players.

Distance: 98/100

Accuracy: 97/100

Forgiveness: 97/100

Feel & Control: 95/100

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Overall Score: 97/100


Who Are the Titleist T350 Irons for?

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I feel that the Titleist T350 irons would be most beneficial for players in the 15 to 25 handicap range.

As Titleist irons, they naturally have some workability even though they are game improvement irons.

But they also have a generous head shape compared to other Titleist GI irons so 20-25 handicappers will have an easier time with them.

If your club path is still inconsistent, the Titleist T350 irons can’t do much for you as the dispersion isn’t automatically tight.

But if you are reasonably accurate, the Titleist T350 irons will get you where you need to go.

The T Series Family of Irons

Included in the T series of irons from Titleist is the Titleist T400 set.

The Titleist T400 irons are the most forgiving in the series and are best for beginners and high handicappers.

They don’t offer the same kind of responsive feel as the Titleist T350 irons; but they have a more expansive sweet spot for players who struggle with accuracy.

On the opposite end of the spectrum are the T100 irons which are best for single-digit handicappers.

Distance: 97/100

Accuracy: 96/100

Forgiveness: 96/100

Feel And Control: 97/100

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Overall Score: 97/100

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