Titleist AP3 718 Vs. Titleist T300 Irons Comparison Overview

If you are looking for a set of irons that will help with distance and improve your accuracy a little bit, then you would do well by shopping Titleist irons first.

The thing we love about Titleist distance irons is that they don’t feel like distance irons.

They don’t feel clunky, awkward or sound hollow. This is especially true when you play the Titleist AP3 718 and the Titleist T300 irons.

Both are designed for exceptional feel and distance but which one does a better job of combining the two? Find out in the following article.

Titleist T300 Irons Overview

The Titleist T300 irons are built for the player who wants maximum distance off the deck and who may struggle a bit with accuracy.

For the T300’s, Titleist broke down and used variable face thickness technology which is prominent is prominent in the clubs of other manufacturers who shall remain nameless in this article.

This feature helps push ball speed on off-center strikes.

The chrome heads of these irons are also generously sized which becomes apparent at point of address.

If you are a mid handicapper trying to break into single digit handicap territory, you will feel right at home with these clubs.

The solid chrome gives these clubs a good, consistent feel and the polymer core does in fact help with distance. We were getting upwards of 180 yards with the 4 iron in this set.

Titleist AP3 718 Irons Overview

The Titleist AP3 718 feature a unique design that crosses cavity back and muscle back. The result is a fast set of irons that looks great at point of address.

The Titleist AP3 718 irons are billed as player’s distance irons. However, we feel like they are a little more player’s irons than they are distance irons.

We were getting an average of 10 fewer yards with these irons compared to the T300’s.

The head was also slightly smaller so they are a bit less forgiving. However, the L-shaped 17-4 stainless steel face inserts of these irons gave them a superior feel to the T300’s. They are also easier to work around the green.

The T300’s provide more distance but have lesser feel. The Titleist AP3 718’s sacrifice distance for short-game performance; but they still feel solid. So if you’re looking for a pure distance iron, we would recommend the Titleist T300 irons.

Titleist AP3 718 Irons

Category: Player’s/Distance Irons

Titleist T300 Irons

Category – Distance/ Game Improvement Irons

Titleist AP3 718 Irons First Impressions

We tested the AP3’s second so the lower handicap players in our party were relieved at the sight of the slightly larger heads.

The AP3’s have something of a hybrid cavity back/muscle back design. The undercut in the rear also serves to pop the ball high in the air in both  the long and short irons.

The AP3’s were also noticeably more forgiving than the Titleist AP2 718 irons. That’s probably because of perimeter weighting in the heel and toe via tungsten weights.

The AP3’s also have the “L-shaped” face insert that has been included in many other Titleist irons.

The Titleist AP3 irons are slightly more suited to lower handicap players and lack some of the advanced features of the Titleist AP2 718 irons like the co-forged, infused tungsten weighting and carbon steel construction.

Titleist T300- First Impressions

The first thing you notice about these Cavity Irons is how the top line looks deceptively thin for an iron that is primarily built for distance.

The second thing that is immediately obvious is that there are a few key differences between the short and the longer irons.

The shorted irons have thinner soles, leading to increased workability that can be useful to even single digit handicappers while that trend is reversed in the longer irons, which focus more on distance.

The long irons have a polymer insert that makes these cavity backs sound and feel much better than a regular cavity back. The longer irons also have tungsten weighting in the head that keeps the center of gravity low and MOI high for ultimate performance.

The result is irons that generate quite a bit more distance than the AP1’s and can hold their own with any forgiving distance iron on the market.

Titleist AP3 718 Selling Points

  • Better for mid handicappers
  • Slightly larger profile
  • L-shaped face insert
  • Good forgiveness on low face shots
  • Brushed leading edge
  • Good forgiveness

Titleist T300 Irons – Selling Points

  • Tungsten Weighting In Longer Irons
  • Polymer Badge On Longer Irons For Superior Feel
  • Excellent Workability In The Shorter Irons
  • Impressive Distance Gains
  • Less Offset For Straight Shooters
  • Ultra Thin Steel Face

Who are the Titleist AP3 718 Irons for?

The AP3’s would be great for any single digit handicapper who is looking for a bit more feel and help with contact.

While the Titleist AP3 718 irons are a great introduction to the AP family. They are more forgiving than the Titleist AP2 718 irons but provide you with better short game control than the AP1’s.

While not on the same performance level as the Titleist AP2 718 irons, the AP3’s do provide comparable distance in a great looking player’s iron shape.

The Titleist AP Irons

The great thing about the Titleist AP3 irons is that they sit perfectly between the AP1 and AP2 in terms of size.

While the AP2 is certainly the only model that can be considered a tour-grade iron set, the AP3 and AP1 will appeal more to players who have just broken into single digits.

Titleist AP3 718 Irons Final Assessment

Distance: 94/100

Accuracy: 92/100

Forgiveness: 92/100

Feel & Control: 92/100

Overall Score: 92/100

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Who Are The T300 Irons For

The T300 Irons are for Mid Handicappers looking for maximum distance, without compromising on forgiveness.

These are also great for mid handicappers looking for more workability in their shorter irons.

Titleist T Series Family Of Irons

The T seriers from Titleist carries on from the AP range and it goes from T100, the best for low handicappers, the T200 for Low to Mid, the T300, for Mid To High and the T400 for High handicappers and beginners.

Distance: 96/100

Accuracy: 94/100

Forgiveness: 93/100

Feel And Control: 92/100

Overall Score: 95/100

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