Ping i59 Vs. Titleist T200 Irons Comparison Overview

Today we are going to be taking a look at a couple of iron sets that may not seem very similar at first. However, when you take a closer look and test them side-by-side like we did, you see that these irons are like brothers from another mother.

However, there are key differences between the Ping i59 and the Titleist T200 irons. In the following article, we will tell you about the key differences and similarities.

Ping i59 Irons Overview

The Ping i59 irons do a very good job of marrying acute performance with forgiveness. These attributes are apparent from the 3 iron all the way up to the wedges.

We want to talk about the forgiveness factor of these irons. First of all, much of the weight in the center of the face was removed and replaced with an aluminum insert.

That weight was then shifted to the perimeter of the face.

On top of that, Ping added extreme perimeter weighting in the toe and the tip of the shaft. So not only do the long irons encourage good swing mechanics; they also increase ball speeds on strikes away from the sweet spot.

The machined grooves of the Ping i59 irons were also great for chipping in on fast greens. That all being said, don’t expect a lot of distance from these irons unless your swing speed is somewhere in the mid 90 MPH range.

Titleist T200 Irons Overview

The Titleist T200 mirror the Ping i59 irons in many ways but there is at least one key difference that needs to be pointed out.

That difference is distance. We liked the T200’s more for players who need more distance because of the elastomer insert which really produced a noticeable difference in ball speed and distance – when struck just right, of course.

The T200’s play about 7 yards longer on average than the Ping i59’s but again, you will still need a decent swing speed and good accuracy to get that kind of distance from them.

One of the major similarities between these two sets though, is forgiveness.

The perimeter tungsten weighting and L-shaped face insert of the T200’s help improve accuracy and ball speed on low-face shots.

The Titleist T200 irons will provide you with a bit more distance than the Ping i59’s. However, no one should approach these irons if they are hovering around the 10+ handicap range.

Ping i59 Irons

Category: Player’s Performance

Titleist T200 Irons

Category – Player’s Irons

Ping i59 Irons First Impressions

The Ping i59 irons felt good off the deck thanks to a strong aluminum insert that enhances feel while pushing the ball for better speeds.

What we were most surprised at though was the forgiveness of these player’s performance irons. Even though the i59’s are smaller, they are comparably forgiving on off-center shots.

A lot of weight is saved at the center of the heads of these clubs thanks to the super thin aluminum. That weight is displaced around the perimeter so you get more distance on strikes away from the sweet spot.

While you still need to be able to make consistent contact with the ball, you get a lot of help at that point even if you aren’t square up to it.

The Ping i59 irons are a good mixture of forgiveness, distance and short-game control. They don’t feel too bad either.

Titleist T200 First Impressions

You can tell just by looking at them that the Titleist T200 irons are player’s irons

The first thing you will notice about these irons is the size of the head. The Titleist T200 feature a player’s profile shape and a very thin topline. However, the Titleist T200’s also have strong lofts which becomes apparent pretty quickly.

You wouldn’t expect the high level of feel that you get from these irons just by looking at them though. The engineered muscle back plates are tuned to enhance feedback and feel while at the same time dampening unwanted vibrations.

The Titleist T200 can surprise in terms of forgiveness and distance too. While certainly not the longest or most forgiving irons in the T series, the L-shaped face insert helps expand the sweet spot out towards the toe.

What advanced players will be able to enjoy almost immediately is the feel from the forged face insert. These irons give an unmistakable forged feel that low handicappers will go crazy for.

The “Max Impact” polymer insert also helps out with ball speed. It acts as a springboard behind the face to push the ball further and faster. The only catch is that you pretty much have to hit the ball dead-center to benefit from the Max Impact insert.

The Titleist T200 feature a unique combination of features that mostly improve feel and accuracy.

Ping i59 Irons  Selling Points

  • These irons have a superior feel with a forged carbon steel body
  • They feel soft on full swings
  • Incredibly tight spacing
  • The machined grooves provide for excellent control
  • Insane MOI for a player’s iron
  • Clean muscle back design

Titleist T200 Irons Selling Points

  • Tight shot dispersion
  • Amazing feel from the forged face insert
  • Great for low handicappers
  • Tour-grade irons
  • Plenty of premium shafts to choose from
  • They produce high-arcing shots

Who are the Ping i59 Irons for?

The Ping i59 irons would be a good fit for anyone looking for a solid combination of forgiveness and greenside control.

This is a very unique set – and for this reason, we feel like the market for them might be rather small. You have to be able to strike the ball consistently with a smaller head but the MOI is ridiculous in these irons.

So they will be great for a smaller niche of players who are probably hovering around the 7, 8 9 handicap range.

The i Family 

Of course, the counterpart to the Ping i59 irons are the Ping i210 irons. The bottom line is that the i59 irons have the superior feel and more compact heads.

Ping i59 Irons Final Assessment

Distance: 93/100

Accuracy: 95/100

Forgiveness: 92/100

Feel & Control: 94/100

Overall Score: 94/100

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Who Are The Titleist T200 Irons For?

It’s apparent that the Titleist T200 irons were designed for advanced, low handicap players.

The Titleist T200 irons are definitely for low handicap player who are seeking irons that feel really nice. They would also be a good fit for you if you like to shape your shots and need higher spin rates and more accuracy.

The T Series

The T series of irons from Titleist run the gamut from beginner-friendly sets to ones reserved for tour-level players.

The great thing about the T series is that every kind of player can benefit from them. They all have technologically advanced features but each one was designed for a specific skill level.

Distance: 92/100

Accuracy: 96/100

Forgiveness: 88/100

Feel and Control: 96/100

Value: 92/100

Overall Rating: 94/100

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