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.”

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.

While you are looking at a shorter distance from heel to toe with the Ping G400 irons, the COR-Eye technology ensures that if you make contact with the sweet spot, your ball is gonna go far. Almost immediately, our testers were nailing shots in the 160 yard range with the 5 iron in this set.

We also really liked the way these irons sounded – particularly the long irons. The cavity badge really works to enhance sound when you hit the sweet spots of these irons. It didn’t take us very long to get the hang of these irons and start sending missiles down the fairway.

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 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

Taylormade M4 Selling Points

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

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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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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