Titleist T300 Vs Taylormade M4 Irons Comparison Overview
A lot of times, I am relegated to testing irons that are not very similar or only a little similar in terms of loft and profile.
But when it came time to test the Titleist T300 and Taylormade M4 irons, I was stunned at how similar they were.
This was going to be a real eye-opener because on the surface, these two irons are interchangeable. So let’s get right into it.
Titleist T300 Irons Overview
“The Titleist T300 irons feature high-density tungsten in the soles and a polymer insert behind the sweet spot.”
These two features played prominent roles in this round of testing. But we’ll get to that in a bit.
The Titleist T300 irons have an almost identical loft profile as the M4’s. The 9-iron in each set is tuned to 38° and the lofts follow suit down the line.
The top line of the Titleist T300’s is also almost identical to the M4’s. The head profiles are also very similar. Both are cavity back irons designed for higher handicaps.
But the Titleist T300 irons played longer and were more forgiving. The polymer core seemed to add ball speed which helped total distance.
And the Titleist T300’s have a thinned out heel section which made heel-side mis-hits look more like pure strikes.
The combination of superior ball speed and added forgiveness are essentially what put the Titleist T300’s over the top for me.
Taylormade M4 Irons Overview
“The Taylormade M4 irons have a deep cavity undercut and a blade length very close to the Titleist T300 irons.”
The M4 irons also feature the Speed Pocket that helps the face flex on thin shots. And while low-face mis-hits didn’t really fly or look like mis-hits, I tend to mis-hit near the heel more.
And these types of mis-hits were punished with the M4 irons. The M4’s also didn’t have a very reactive face. The ball sort of felt dead at impact and wasn’t picking up as much speed as with the T300 irons.
“Neither of these irons would be bad for, say, 18-25 handicappers. But if you are looking for better distance I would universally recommend the Titleist T300 irons.
I tend to miss near the heel so in terms of forgiveness, the Titleist T300’s were better for me. But if you usually miss low, the Taylormade M4’s might actually be more forgiving.”