Compared to the other models in the T series, the T100 and T100S are the most compact. The small profiles and forged design result in great feel, but little forgiveness. Great distance control, but not necessarily the longest.
If you have ever heard of an iron referred to as a “butterknife,” this would be a prime example. Super thin topline and very minimal offset. From address, it honestly looks like a blade iron, which I find extremely attractive.
What does this mean? This means a good ballstiker will benefit from this iron set. A good ballstriker doesn’t need the extra forgiveness for mishits – after all, they shouldn’t have that many mishits. A good ballstriker will be rewarded on well struck shots with: great feel at impact, incredible distance control, and workability.
It’s worth noting that even mid and high handicappers can benefit from this set in the longterm. It’ll truly force you to hit the center of the clubface. It won’t help your scores in the short term, but it will teach you how to be a better ballstriker in the end.
Aesthetically, I’m a huge fan of the all silver look. Super sharp and professional looking.
Both iron sets result in an awesome feel at impact. Perfectly struck shots truly feel like butter, while mishits give you immediate feedback, which can be beneficial if you are trying to dial in your ballstriking.
I really like the workability of these players irons. I know working the ball is a bit of a lost art, but good ballstrikers will really value how easy you can turn the ball over in either direction. That’s opposed to game improvement irons like the T300 and T400 that are designed to go as straight as possible.
As expected, there’s not a whole lot of forgiveness here. An iron can’t have it all. Irons that excel in feel and distance control (like the T100 and T100S) can’t also excel in forgiveness.
The Difference Between the Titleist T100 vs T100S (Comparison)
There is a small difference between the T100 and T100S. The T100S irons are 2-degrees stronger than the T100 irons. The T100S also have a thinner club face for more ball speed. The weight placement was adjusted to decrease the center of gravity to ensure enough height on iron shots.
To sum it up, the only real difference here is that the T100S irons are a tad bit longer. We’re talking a few yards here, nothing worth stressing over. And keep in mind MOST of the increase in distance is due solely to reducing the loft of the clubs without changing the number on the bottom of the club.
Price: $1,200… There Are Better Value Options
At a whopping price tag of $1,200, we are going to assume that you’d rather spend LESS money if possible. As a result, we like to recommend similar options for a fraction of the price. If money is no issue for you, go ahead and go for the T100 or T100S.
However, if money is an issue, which is true for most people out there, consider a used set of Titleist CB irons. Very thin toplines. A tad bit more forgiveness than blades, but not by much. Great forged feel, and… more importantly… less than half the price of the Titleist T100 and T100S irons.
You can pick up a good condition set of Titleist 714 or 716 CB irons for about $400, which is a 1/3 of the price of the T series irons. Considering that the performance between the two is negligible, it makes sense to save the $800 when possible.
A Short Summary of This Post
- In case you really just hate to read, let’s break it down. Why say lot word when few word do trick?
- The Titleist T100 and T100S iron sets have incredible feel, distance control, and workability. However, they lack in forgiveness, which is to be expected.
- The T100S irons are 2 degrees stronger and a thinner club face for maximum distance. The center of gravity was adjusted (lowered) so that you don’t hit stingers all day.
- At a price tag of $1,200, we’d recommend an older model of the Titleist CB sets unless you hate money.