Titleist T100 Vs Takomo 201 Irons Comparison

Titleist T100 Vs Takomo 201 Irons

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.”

Titleist T100 – First Impressions

The first thing to notice about the T100 is how solid and sturdy they look as forged irons.

These irons build on the success of the AP2 irons and set out to deliver precision, consistency and control for single digit players who are looking to a set of irons to lower there score further.

The irons are a cavity back design that perform like blades and can be considered game improvement irons for players approaching or at professional level.

The clubs have added more camber for excellent turf interaction and there a tungsten weights added to the heel and toe of the clubs for an optimized COG and a high MOI.

These clubs deliver the performance that the best players in the world need.

Takomo 201 – First Impressions

“The Takomo 201’s look stunning.”

We were first smitten with the looks which are akin to forged irons at twice the price. They look amazing in the bag and the appearance behind the ball will likely appeal to mid/low handicappers. You can feel how well these irons were made after your first swing too. They give you that soft feedback that you get from premium forged irons.

That all being said, be aware that the milled lines on the backsides of these irons can gather chunks of dirt, turf and grass. They are a bit difficult to clean because the grooves are so narrow.

Titleist T100 Irons – Selling Points

  • 2 Tungsten Weights For Low COG
  • Players Feel With Cavity Back Design
  • Superior Turf Interaction
  • Progressive Design In Longer Irons
  • Used By Tour Players Like Jordan Spieth

Takomo 201 Selling Points

  • Perimeter weighted
  • Forged from S20C carbon steel
  • Graphite and steel shafts available
  • KBS shafts used for stock steel builds
  • One-piece forged
  • Cambered leading edge

Who Are The T100 Irons For

The T100 irons are built for the better players among us, they have tremendous feel allowing to low handicappers to stop the ball dead on the green while also providing ball speed and accuracy.

Titleist T Family Of Irons

The Titleist T100 are also available as T100s which have stronger lofts and a thinner face for more distance.

The T200 are thicker clubs allowing more forgiveness and distance for mid handicappers and the T300 are bigger again to suit the high handicappers for adequately.

Distance: 93/100

Accuracy: 95/100

Forgiveness: 88/100

Feel And Control: 96/100

Overall Score: 95/100

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Who Are the Takomo 201 Irons for?

Now let’s talk handicap.

After our testing we concluded that the Takomo 201 irons are best for players in the mid to scratch handicap range. The perimeter weighting does help to cover up slight mis-hits; but overall there is not enough practical forgiveness to make these irons viable for 20+ handicappers.

But that makes perfect sense because high handicappers aren’t who these irons were designed for. If you are a mid to low handicapper that wants soft, clear-feeling irons that allow you to work the ball as needed, the Takomo 201’s would be perfect for you.

Takomo 201 Specs

Club Loft (degrees) Lie (degrees) Length (steel)
4-iron 22 60.5 38.5”
5-iron 25 61 38”
6-iron 28 61.5 37.5”
7-iron 32 62 37”
8-iron 36 62.5 36.5”
9-iron 41 63 36”

Distance: 96/100

Forgiveness: 94/100

Accuracy: 98/100

Feel & Control: 98/100

Overall Score: 97/100

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