Takomo 301 CB Vs Takomo 201 Irons Comparison
I tested the Takomo 301 CB and Takomo 201 irons side-by-side.
Find out how each iron fared in the following comparison overview.
Takomo 301 CB Irons Overview
“The Takomo 301 CB’s are billed as player’s cavity back irons and they certainly live up to that classification.”
What I mean is the blades are short and the offset is moderate. But there is still good forgiveness in these irons.
Not only do you get forgiveness from the cavity back design; but the Takomo 301 CB’s are perimeter weighted as well.
Despite the short blade length and the 1.8mm of offset in the 7-iron, I was still able to hit straight shots.
I may have lost some yardage due to the relatively weak lofts; but if you’re a mid handicapper, this shouldn’t be a problem.
Takomo 201 Irons Overview
“The Takomo 201 irons have slightly stronger lofts and, curiously, slightly more offset than the Takomo 301 CB’s.”
The blade length of the 201 irons is also slightly longer than the 301 CB’s. I could tell that the 201’s were built for distance.
They produce a piercing trajectory and their faces are exceptionally reactive and fast thanks to the rear milling.
There is no perimeter weighting but the low CG and longer blade lengths make up for some of that lost forgiveness.
The added iota of offset is barely noticeable at address; but it did help keep my divergence tight with my 5-iron.
“I got better distance out of the Takomo 201 irons but I felt that the short irons were less accurate and controllable than the short irons of the Takomo 301 CB set.
The Takomo 301 CB’s may lack some distance; but they’re better if you’re looking for a more well-rounded mixture of accuracy, workability and forgiveness.”