Titleist has a long heritage of taking a proven product and tweaking it to appeal to a wider base of players. The company continues that path with the release of its T100•S and T200 players irons in a murdered-out all-black configuration that’s sure to appeal to the Titleist aficionado seeking to add some additional cool factor to their bag.
The Titleist T100•S and T200 Black irons boast a high polish black PVD coating. The T100•S uses a glare-reducing True Temper Dynamic Gold Onyx AMT matte black shaft as standard with the Project X LZ Onyx is the stock shaft for the T200. Both irons employ an all-black Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360 grip.
As Josh Talge, VP of golf club marketing for Titleist, said, “We’ve heard from many golfers asking us to build these all-black editions – the combination of the Black PVD finish with the matte black shaft and matching grip is just stunning.”
Cameron Smith won the Sony Open in Hawaii playing a set of T100 Black irons. Lanto Griffin, who put in his request for black T100’s after seeing Smith post a picture of them on Instagram, used them to win the Houston Open. “The first time I saw these irons they looked so good I didn’t want to put a scratch on them,” said Smith. “The black finish just looks tighter to me and really fits my eye. It also helps to keep a little bit of the shine off which I really like.”
The T200 utilizes an L-shaped face made of high-strength SUP10 steel and adds forgiveness to a relatively compact shape through the use of tungsten. An average of 90 grams of high-density tungsten in the heel and toe of the 4- through 7-iron creates a higher moment of inertia for an iron with a compact players shape. The tungsten also lowers the center of gravity for higher launch with less spin.
Available in right-hand only, the Titleist T-Series T100•S and T200 Black irons are available for a limited time beginning Aug. 28, at a price of $200 per club.