Titleist is known for making some of the best clubs on the market for the best players. The Titleist T400 womens iron set is no exception. Of course, Titleist golf clubs always come at a premium price. If price is not a concern, this could be a great set of golf clubs for you to upgrade to this year. The T400 is built for the moderate swing speed player seeking both forgiveness and distance. Here is our honest opinion of the Titleist T400 iron set and an alternative in case you don’t have a few thousand to spend on a set of these.
What’s New With Club Faces?
You will notice that one of the things all manufacturers are focused on this year is the thickness of the face. The T400 irons are designed with the Titleist Super Thin L-Face. Have you ever looked at the face of your golf club and noticed how at the bottom of the club the grooves end and there is usually just a smooth finish? On the T400 irons, the face actually wraps around the bottom of the clubhead. If you are a player that tends to hit the ball a little thin and off the bottom of the clubface, this feature will help you quite a bit. It’s an exciting concept, and it has been very well received since it’s release.
Appearance At Address
There is no question that the T400 irons look nice, but they are big. If you feel as though a more massive looking iron head helps you to hit the ball better, you will love the look of the T400. The good news for those that like a thin top line is that the top-down look is not terribly big.
The center of gravity is located low in the Titleist T400 womens irons. You will have no problem getting the launch on these golf clubs that you need to stop the ball where you want it. The sole split design helps to improve turf interaction when hitting from the fairway or the rough. Lastly, these Titleist T400 are a hollow cavity back design that will allow you both distance and forgiveness. Being that this is a Titleist, they snuck in some great feel along the way.
The T400 Women’s iron is not offered in anything higher than a five iron, but they do offer several wedges. If you like the feel of this club, it is easy to fill your golf bag with it. The stock graphite shaft is an MCA FUBUKI MV 50 GRAPHITE – SHAFT. This is a really high performing option that is quite expensive as well.
Who Is This Set For?
Many mid to high handicap female golfers are intimidated by a Titleist golf club. You should not be. Titleist makes clubs for all handicap levels, and this set of T400 irons is absolutely built for the mid to high handicap golfer with moderate swing speeds. This set is perfect for women that need a bit more forgiveness for their off center hits.
Cost. Quite simply, the problem with these irons is that they are expensive. Titleist release clubs and then keeps the price high on them for a few years. They don’t always race to put a model out every year, but you will have to wait a long time for the pricing on these T400 to drop. If you like them, go for it, don’t wait for a price drop. If this set is just too much money, but you would love a set of Titleist Irons in your golf bag, look for the Ap1 Irons.
A Better Value Alternative
The Titlteist AP1 irons are a few years old, but they were another game improvement set put out by Titleist. They are pretty thick looking but very high performing. If you liked the feel that the T400 had to offer, you would enjoy the AP1 as well. The Titleist feel is hard to find from other manufacturers.
The AP1 has progressive construction, which will make the five iron more forgiving than the pitching wedge. This is a great feature to look for in a modern set of irons. In addition to the progressive head style, the AP1 has a very clean leading edge. For players that like the look of being able to pick a shot clean off the fairway, the AP1 will sit well with your eye.
When it comes to price, you’re looking at a huge difference between the two. You can get a good set of the old AP1 models (714 is a good value one) for about $550. On the other hand, a set of the Titleist T400 irons will set you back around $1,300 at the time of this writing. If you can afford the best, go for it. If you ball on a budget like we do, consider the AP1 irons sets.
Are the Titleist T400 Women’s Irons Worth It?
If you are a Titleist person and you haven’t upgraded in quite some time, this could be your next 8-10 year set. If you are new to the game of golf, there is no reason to go for the T400. If you are a moderate swing speed player looking for some of the best technology on the market, you will love the T400, as long as you can afford them.