Titleist T400 Vs. PXG 0211 DC Irons Comparison Overview

The Titlist T400 irons and the PXG 0211 DC’s have very different features. The thing is; they were both designed to be forgiving.

The two manufacturers went about forgiveness in 2 different ways so we wanted to dissect these iron sets and see what made them tick.

Inn the following overview, you will learn only what you need to know about these irons to make an informed consumer decision.

Titleist T400 Irons Overview

The Titleist T400’s were design with a hollow body to allow the engineers to place weights in key areas of the head to optimize CG.

So what is the CG optimized for in the T400 irons? As far as we could tell, the CG is optimized for high launch angles. That’s what we were getting the most of with these irons. In close second was forgiveness.

Everyone knows that you can’t get any distance or accuracy if your shots miss the face. Titleist used an L-shaped face where the bottom essentially wraps into the sole. Indeed, we were getting decent ball speed on low-face shots thanks to this feature.

The CG is low and back-oriented in the long irons which was helping us launch the ball ridiculously high. However, while the T400’s launch high and are forgiving they don’t offer much in the way of workability.

PXG 0211 DC Irons Overview

The PXG 0211 DC irons had a nice feel to them thanks in part to the miraging steel face.

The miraging steel also made it easier to work both the long and short irons in this set. The PXG 0211 DC’s feature a layer of soft polymer in the head which, as far as we could tell, was helping to transfer more energy from the club to the ball.

In fact, we were getting slightly better ball speed and distance out of the PXG 0211 DC’s even though our launch angles were lower than those of the T400’s. The PXG 0211 DC’s were less forgiving on low-face shots but they still performed well on other types of mis-hits.

If you are looking for a set of irons that will help you launch the ball higher, the Titleist T400’s are the way to go. That’s pretty much the only thing they do better than the PXG 0211 DC irons though. The PXG’s played longer and afforded us more workability.

PXG 0211 Irons

Category – Game Improvement Irons

Titleist T400 Irons

Category – Super Game Improvement Irons/ Distance

PXG 0211 First Impressions

We didn’t think that the PXG 0211 irons were going to perform much differently than other PXG irons we have tested based on the muscle back design.

However, they did. There was a slight improvement in overall feel and forgiveness. We tested the 4 and 5 irons first and found that we were getting better ball speed on shots around the crown and sole than with other models.

The vibration dampening properties of the COR2 insulation also made the long irons more comfortable on full swings. The PXG 0211 irons also produce pretty good launch angles thanks to moderately generous loft.

The short irons didn’t offer much in the way of workability though. Although, that might not be such an issue for beginners and high handicappers. Still, this is something you may want to consider if you plan on investing in the PXG 0211 irons as a long-term set.

Titleist T400 First Impressions

The first thing to notice about the T400’s is how chunky the heads of the clubs are.

At address you can tell that they are going to be long and forgiving, they almost look like a hybrid they are so chunky.

Added to that, they have strong lofts that ensure distance as well as forgiving are high on the list of benefits offered by the clubs.

The clubs are progressively sized so as you get to the shorter irons, they are less chunky and more workable.

The split sole system ensures a quality turf interaction and high launching shots while the ball seems to spring off the ultra thin, forged steel face which is also L shaped to ensure higher shots off the lower part of the face.

The clubs are offset so if you do tend to slice the ball they will also be a good fit.

100g’s of Tungsten weighting expands the perimeter of the sweet spot and as you  approach the ball it is obvious that they clubs are long and consistent.

Overall first impressions, this is an excellent set for anyone who struggles to hit their irons consistently or any beginners looking for more distance from their irons.

PXG 0211 Irons Selling Points

  • The faces are made from incredibly thin and strong miraging steel
  • They do actually play longer than the PXG 0311 irons
  • They have a soft feel thanks to the vibration-insulating liner
  • The long irons produce very low spin
  • The PXG 0211 irons have a slightly larger sweet spot than other PXG irons
  • They have a premium muscle back head shape and hollow-body design

Titleist T400 Irons Selling Points

  • Large Chunky Irons – Long And Forgiving
  • Split Sole For Excellent Turf Interaction
  • Progressive Club Head, Sole And Hosel Sizes
  • Offset To Eliminate Slices
  • Strong Loft But High Launching
  • Ultra Thin, Forged Steel Face

Who are the PXG 0211 Irons for?

While the PXG 0211 irons are billed as forgiving game-improvement irons, we have our doubts.

Yes, high handicappers and beginners will love the soft feel of these irons. Additionally, the low spin rate in the long irons means that high handicappers will be able to get down the fairway quicker.

However, these irons won’t do much for a high handicapper in terms of accuracy. If you are struggling to produce straight shots with your irons, don’t expect much help from the PXG 0211 irons.

In reality, the PXG 0211 irons would actually be better-suited to mid-handicap players.

If you aren’t having much trouble finding the sweet spot with your irons then the PXG 0211’s would be worth a look.

The 0211 Family

Included in the 0211 series of irons from PXG are the 0211 DC and 0211 ST sets. The 0211 DC irons feature a dual layer of polymer inside the head which helps preserve the maximum amount for energy. These are most certainly distance irons for high to mid handicappers.

The 0211 ST irons on the other hand have a solid-body design and have been triple forged for exceptional feel and enhanced workability. These blade irons feature a muscle back design and offer exceptional greenside spin control which makes them ideal for low handicap players.

Distance: 94/100

Accuracy: 94/100

Forgiveness: 92/100

Feel & Control: 92/100

Overall Rating: 93/100

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Who Are The T400 Irons For?

The T400 Irons are for beginners and high handicappers that want the longest and most consistently straight clubs on the market today.

If you struggle to hit your irons straight consistently, these are going to be an excellent set of clubs for you to use.

Titleist T Series Family Of Irons

The T series of irons from titleist are progressive. The T100’s are for the players and have the smallest heads.

The T200’s are great for mid to low handicappers and the T300 and T400s are the most forgiving clubs you are going to find from Titleist right now.

Distance: 96/100

Accuracy: 93/100

Forgiveness: 95/100

Feel And Control: 86/100

Overall Score: 94/100

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