Taylormade M4 Vs Titleist T350 Irons Comparison Overview

Taylormade M4 Vs Titleist T350 Irons

Titleist may have Taylormade beat in a lot of arenas but game improvement irons aren’t one of them.

Taylormade has been a titan in the game improvement golf club market for decades now.

And while Titleist has come out with some solid GI irons here and there over the last couple decades, pound for pound, Taylormade is the better company for GI clubs.

But with the advent of the T350 irons, Titleist is looking to give Taylormade a run for its money.

So I tested them against some of the best GI irons Taylormade has produced: the M4’s. Which iron came out on top? Read on to find out.

Taylormade M4 Irons Overview

“The Taylormade M4 irons combine strong lofts with a deep cavity undercut to produce impressive distance and forgiveness.”

The 9-iron in this set is 38° which, incidentally, is the same as the Titleist T350 9-iron. In fact both sets have nearly identical loft profiles.

The M4’s produce a medium launch though because the deep undercut and low CG offset the strong lofts.

Speaking of offset, the M4’s have plenty of it. It  starts out very wide in the long irons and only closes up to a moderate stance in the short irons.

The M4’s also feature the Speed Pocket which helps low-face strikes maintain speed.

With the M4 7-iron I managed an average carry distance of 152.5 yards.

Titleist T350 Irons Overview

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“The Titleist T350 irons have moderate top lines, moderate soles and a fairly long blade length.”

They look forgiving enough at address but still maintain a sleek profile. They feature a polymer core and a forged face.

Overall, I thought the Titleist T350’s were more consistent than the M4’s.

But what about distance? The Titleist T350’s actually played a bit longer than the M4’s. The Titleist T350 7-iron helped me average 156.7 yards of carry.

I also liked the turf interaction more in these irons than in the M4’s. The Titleist T350’s felt smoother through the turf and I didn’t dig quite so much with them.

“While Taylormade may have more quality game improvement irons than Titleist, in this testing, Titleist makes the better irons.

The Titleist T350’s played longer and felt better in the rough – somewhere high handicappers may often find themselves. And the Titleist T350’s were at least as forgiving as the Taylormade M4’s.”

Taylormade M4 Irons First Impressions

The Taylormade M4 irons have a clean, cavity back design with an extended sole in the rear which looks very comforting for beginners.

This feature also made them play very well in the rough. It is very easy to launch the ball high (and far) even from the rough. We were very pleased with the feel when we struck the ball right in the sweet spot.

However, the feel gets a little thin and the sound gets a little hollow unless you are dead-center on the sweet spot.

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.

With the premium price point, we wouldn’t be rushing out to get these irons unless you are due an upgrade and they are the best clubs for you after fitting.

The hollow body players distance iron market is quite competitive.

Taylormade M4 Selling Points

  • Ribcor design
  • Speed Pocket
  • Thick sole
  • Plenty of offset
  • Premium shaft options
  • Strong loft

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 Taylormade M4 Irons for?

There’s no question that the Taylormade M4 irons would be great for anything struggling with distance on the fairway.

At the end of the day though, these irons do much more for beginners than play long. Beginners, who will often find themselves in the rough, will benefit from the beefy sole and strong lofts of these irons.

Even intermediate players who don’t quite have their swing speeds where they would like it to be would benefit from these irons. Even if you are mixing and matching and only using the longer Taylormade M4 irons, they could be great assets as purely distance irons.

The Taylormade M Family of Irons

The Taylormade M family of irons also includes the M2 irons. The first thing we noticed about the M2 irons compared to the Taylormade M4’s is that the M2’s don’t do as good a job at dampening harsh impact vibrations.

On full swings, the M2’s feedback gets muddied by unwanted vibration. The M2’s do have the same lofts as the M4 irons though so the flight trajectory is very similar with these two iron sets.

It should also be noted that the M2 irons don’t feature the same Ribcor design as the Taylormade M4 irons. The main difference this makes is lesser distance – or at least, harder distance.

In other words, you will have to have good accuracy and a fast swing speed to get the same kind of distance with the M2’s as you would with the Taylormade M4 irons. As such, the M2 irons are better in the bags of low handicappers.

Distance: 95/100

Accuracy: 91/100

Forgiveness: 94/100

Feel & Control: 92/100

Overall Score: 93/100

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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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