Announced alongside the new T-Series irons, Titleist’s new long iron options, U•505 and T200, offer increased launch, spin and ball speed in player preferred shapes. And have immediately found favour with the world’s best players.
The extended offering of the T200 irons come in three options – 2-, 3- and 4-iron, with lofts of 17°, 20° and 22° – and is for the better player looking for additional launch and speed in compact player’s iron design. Meanwhile, the U•505 blends the best features of the previous models (U•500 and U•510) based on player feedback to deliver a wide sole utility iron offering high launch and greater and more consistent distance.
“With the U•505 and the T200 Long Irons, we have players covered regarding what they are seeking in launch, speed, feel and looks at the top of the bag,” Director of Titleist Irons Development and Golf Club R&D Marni Ines said. “The immediate positive feedback we have received by players who have put these in play has been encouraging.
“They love the balance of the height advantage and control they are getting from a utility and long iron. That’s what these clubs give you. In addition, players love the look when they put it down at address. Even though they may play blades or T100’s in their regular set, they want the confidence and forgiveness these clubs provide when they set them down.”
Among the promising player reactions for Titleist was the immediate insertion of T200 2-irons into the bags of Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Adam Scott and others, for The Open Championship at Royal St. George’s earlier this month.
The suite of technology that creates the power and higher launch of the U•505 includes a thinner forged L-Face that combines with ‘Max Impact 2.0’ technology to achieve the highest COR measurements in a Titleist utility to date. Like a number of the T-Series irons, the U•505’s hollow body design contains a polymer core for more speed benefits, as well as improved feel, while denser tungsten weights are utilised via an improved brazing process.
The better weights and brazing technique borrowed from the aerospace industry, refining the centre of gravity placement to where Tour players indicated is best for launch requirements.
This range of design features takes the form of an iron-like design, with a shorter blade and shallower face, while maintaining the wide sole.
Also utilising the new tungsten weights, as well as Max Impact Technology with a core support design and a high resilience polymer core, the T200 long irons blend well with better player iron sets. The new model featuring the same offset as the T100 irons, the most played model on the PGA Tour.
A forged, high COR SUP-10 L-Face Insert provides ball speed across the hitting area, while the engineered muscle plate is part of the precision sound tuning for feel and optimal weight placement multi-material design.
The new models comprise seven loft options and are available for fitting and custom orders in Australia from August 26.
SRP: $379 (HZRDUS shaft); $529 (GDI shafts).
For more information, visit www.titleist.com.au