Titleist T100 Vs Takomo 201 Irons Comparison
Can a small upstart company really hang with Titleist in the arena of player’s irons? Read on to find out.
Titleist T100 Irons Overview
“The T100 irons feature a forged dual-cavity design.”
Don’t let the cavity fool you though. The T100’s are definitely player’s irons.
They have a compact blade length, thin top line, narrow soles and almost no discernable offset. And despite the weak lofts, the T100’s can be flighted up or down with relative ease.
The T100’s are also very laterally workable. In the long irons, the combination of weak loft and high spin numbers meant that I could actually hold a green from distance.
The T100’s feel very smooth and thanks to the Vokey Design variable bounce sole, they make clean contact through the rough.
In fact, I landed a few really difficult flop shots from the far left of the fairway during my testing.
Takomo 201 Irons Overview
“The Takomo 201’s also have a forged player’s cavity design.”
But they have stronger lofts than the T100’s by a couple of degrees throughout the set.
And in general, the Takomo 201’s weren’t as workable up and down as the T100’s even though the profiles are similar.
And I felt like the leading edge of the Takomo 201’s (especially in the scoring irons) was more blunted than the T100’s.
As a result, I wasn’t able to make consistently clean contact from the cabbage with the 201’s. On pure strikes though, the 201’s were playing as long as the T100’s.
“Takomo still has a ways to go when it comes to player’s irons. While the distance, feel and lateral workability are certainly there in the Takomo 201 irons, the consistency was lacking.
The Titleist T100’s play predictably as you would expect from a player’s iron.”