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TITLEIST INTRODUCES NEW U•505 UTILITY AND T200 LONG IRONS

Designed for Golfers Seeking to Increase Launch and Speed from Long Irons

 

CARLSBAD, Calif. (July 29, 2021) – Titleist introduces seven new opportunities for golfers who are looking to increase launch and spin from their utility and long irons, including four options in the new U•505 model and three irons from the new T200 family. 

 

Titleist has been the overwhelming most played utility iron on the PGA Tour for several years running and the addition of the new U•505 and T200 long irons will contribute to its most played position.

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The new U•505 utility iron and T200 long irons will be available for fittings starting today and available in golf shops globally beginning August 26.

 

“The new U•505 is the direct result of tour player feedback of the original U•500 and U•510 utility irons,” said Josh Talge, Vice President, Titleist Golf Club Marketing. “The U•505 combines the best of both and the result is our highest performing and most playable utility iron yet. The new T200 long irons offer similar high launch and speed with the look and feel of an iron set at the top of the bag.” 

 

“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,” said Marni Ines, Director, Titleist Irons Development, Golf Club R&D. “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 irons when they set them down.”

 

Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Charley Hoffman, Garrick Higgo, Adam Scott and Bernd Wiesberger were among several players who added new T200 2-irons to their bag at Royal St. George’s.

 

U•505 | THE PLAYERS UTILITY IRON

Improving upon the foundation of the previous generation U•510 and U•500, the new U•505 is a wide-soled, high-launching utility club. Designed for the player who is looking to increase launch and speed from their long irons with a faster face, the U•505 features evolved Max Impact 2.0 technology and new denser D18 tungsten weights, delivering improved sound and feel with outstanding versatility. The player’s shape provides confidence at address.

 

U•505 | PERFORMANCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Speed that Feels Amazing: With a thinner forged L-Face and the infusion of Max Impact Technology (Max Impact 2.0), the U•505 is Titleist’s highest COR utility iron ever.  A new reconfigured hollow body, core support structure, and enhanced high resilience polymer core, ensures that dynamic speed generation now comes with superior feel and sound.

 

Better Tungsten for Better Launch: Utilizing Denser D18 tungsten weights and a brazing process used in aerospace construction, Titleist engineers were able to concentrate weight more efficiently and be even more precise with CG placement. In the U•505 utility iron, that meant sliding it lower and towards the heel, where tour pros and better players felt it improved launch dynamics the most.

 

Looks Like an Iron: Based on U•510 player input, the U•505 was designed with a shorter blade and shallow face but kept the wide sole to maintain all of the performance advantages while moving towards a look that feels more in line with an irons set.

 

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T200 LONG IRONS | THE TOUR’S DISTANCE IRON

The new T200 long irons are designed for the better player who is looking for long irons to increase launch and speed at the top of their bag. Tour players currently carrying T200 long irons include Jordan Spieth (2-iron), Justin Thomas (2-iron), Bern Wiesberger (2-iron) and Charley Hoffman (2-iron), among several others. The 2, 3 and 4 T200 long irons, with lofts of 17*, 20* and 22*, respectively, are the choice of those players who want maximum speed with their longest irons, but prefer compact player’s irons for looks versus a utility iron.

 

T200 LONG IRONS | PERFORMANCE & TECHNOLOGY

Power Packed Design: Every component of the multi-material hollow body construction contributes to the long, consistent distance of the T200 Long Irons. The improved Max Impact Technology includes a core support design and an enhanced high resilience polymer core that improves both off-center speed and mass efficiency at impact across a forged, high COR SUP-10 L-Face Insert.

 

Multi-Material Body: An engineered muscle plate contributes to precision sound tuning and saves weight which is optimized in a streamlined 17-4 chassis. A shorter blade length, less offset (same as T100), narrower topline and thinner sole, provides a tour-inspired look and feel while delivering maximum speed and distance.

 

Better Tungsten for Better Progression:  Utilizing denser D18 tungsten weights in the T200 long irons provides greater mass efficiency and allowed Titleist engineers to position the CG more precisely for maximum benefit, that is, fast, forgiving, and high launching long irons.

 

U•505 UTILITY IRON AND T200 LONG IRON SPECIFICATIONS AND COMPONENTS

U•505

1

2

3

4

Loft

16*

18*

20*

22*

Lie

60

60.5

61

61.5

Offset

3.9

3.7

3.5

3.3

Length

40.25”

39.75”

39.25”

38.75”

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T200

 

2

3

4

Loft

 

17*

20*

22*

Lie

 

60.5

61

61.5

Offset

 

3.5

3.3

3.1

Length

 

39.75”

39.25”

38.75”

 

FEATURED SHAFT: U•505 Only

HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX HYB (80, 90g)

  • Hexcel HexTow IM carbon fiber in the tip for added stability and lower torque.
  • Optimized material placement for improved feel and playability
  • Low-mid launch, low-mid spin

PREMIUM SHAFTS: U•505 and T200 LONG IRONS (Custom Only)

Graphite Design Tour AD-DI Hybrid Shaft (85g)

  • Mid launch, low-mid spin

Graphite Design Tour AD-IZ Hybrid Shaft (95g)

  • Low-mid launch, low spin
  • Graphite Design has the most played hybrid shafts on PGA Tour

 

GRIP: Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360 with white paint fill and black flat cap

PRICING: $249 MAP (HZRDUS shaft) | $369 MAP (GDI shafts)

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I'm not sure I can imagine a better looking 2 iron than that T200.

26 minutes ago, Shankster said:

Need the 2 and 3 iron in my bag.  Pronto.

Only people that play a 2 and 3 iron in their bags are you and Tiger haha!

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2 minutes ago, GolfSpy_TCG said:

I'm not sure I can imagine a better looking 2 iron than that T200.

Only people that play a 2 and 3 iron in their bags are you and Tiger haha!

Well, today I finally hit full potential with the 3 iron.  I don’t like hybrids, or fairway metals reallY.  I hit the 3 iron 250 off the tee today, kind of a pushy fade too.  If I got one with a little more moi, I could probably average that with it.  The 2 iron would just be nasty… I could probably get rid of my 3 wood.

I have no idea where all of this speed/distance came from. Just ask @STUDque, 2 summers ago I couldn’t hit my driver 230… 🤷🏼‍♂️

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1 hour ago, GolfSpy_TCG said:

I'm not sure I can imagine a better looking 2 iron than that T200.

Only people that play a 2 and 3 iron in their bags are you and Tiger haha!

I'd put the 2 iron in my bag;  I hit it really well during most wanted testing.   I was thinking about the 1 iron after I saw the it was 16*  🤣

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17 minutes ago, cnosil said:

I'd put the 2 iron in my bag;  I hit it really well during most wanted testing.   I was thinking about the 1 iron after I saw the it was 16*  🤣

Did you hit the 505?  I am not a fan of the huge sole, was looking at the T200.  The price is much more my style than the U500.  🙂 I can nearly get both the 2 and 3 for one U500.  Ok, not quite, but it would be a better argument with you know who.

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3 minutes ago, Shankster said:

Did you hit the 505?  I am not a fan of the huge sole, was looking at the T200.  The price is much more my style than the U500.  🙂 I can nearly get both the 2 and 3 for one U500.  Ok, not quite, but it would be a better argument with you know who.

Yes,  it was the 505.  I'd have to look at it again to see how wide the sole was;  probably the same as the other utility irons.   The T200 wasn't in the test. 

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I tested the 500 series, didn't identify any significant improvements from my fairway woods. I found a couple of T200 iron heads in 4 and 5.  I built them with aerotech FC 90 CW stiff shafts, that enable lower ball flight compared to high launch fairway woods.  Time to put in the work and develop a sense of confidence with them on the tee and off the turf. Tight fairways with dry conditions will enable better ball placement and rollout. Gives you options when selecting your irons or fairway woods for different courses and weather conditions. 

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On 7/29/2021 at 3:00 PM, Shankster said:

Did you hit the 505?  I am not a fan of the huge sole, was looking at the T200.  The price is much more my style than the U500.  🙂 I can nearly get both the 2 and 3 for one U500.  Ok, not quite, but it would be a better argument with you know who.

Do you plan to put it in play more off the deck or tee?

I thought the 505 and 200 utility were the same price?

 

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T200 3 iron is going to be a serious contender for me, moving to a 4 wedge setup and need a 3 iron I can either nuke off the tee or into a par 5 but also hit up in the air if needed. 

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Amember when we were young and iron sets were sold with 3-PW? Now 5-PW is standard, but the price for the set is the same or more. Then hybrids made their debut cause they were "easier to hit" and cost a lot more than 3 & 4 irons. Now OEMs are rebranding those hard to hit irons as "utility clubs"? Get the heck off my lawn!

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20 minutes ago, Headhammer said:

Amember when we were young and iron sets were sold with 3-PW? Now 5-PW is standard, but the price for the set is the same or more. Then hybrids made their debut cause they were "easier to hit" and cost a lot more than 3 & 4 irons. Now OEMs are rebranding those hard to hit irons as "utility clubs"? Get the heck off my lawn!

Everything costs more now to make and thus it costs more for the consumer, not to mention the amount of r&d that’s involved now along with the marketing costs that all favorite into the price of clubs. But you know that. You also know that all industries rebrand stuff and sell it under than new branding. 
 

 

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30 minutes ago, Headhammer said:

Amember when we were young and iron sets were sold with 3-PW? Now 5-PW is standard, but the price for the set is the same or more. Then hybrids made their debut cause they were "easier to hit" and cost a lot more than 3 & 4 irons. Now OEMs are rebranding those hard to hit irons as "utility clubs"? Get the heck off my lawn!

I would say the most common sets sold--based on the orders we see at our club are 4-P or 4-G.   And just about every OEM offers the option of ordering by the club so you can get as many as 8 or as few as 4 or 5, whatever really works for you.  

As for costs, yeah everything is higher now for the same amount.  My box of Raisin Bran is smaller than it was many years ago for more money, we won't even talk about gas 🙂

 

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On 8/2/2021 at 1:04 PM, scooterhd2 said:

Do you plan to put it in play more off the deck or tee?

I thought the 505 and 200 utility were the same price?

 

I would use it for both.  If you get the regular T200 it is the same price as the irons.  I’d just get a C-Taper shaft… snipers.

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48 minutes ago, Shankster said:

I would use it for both.  If you get the regular T200 it is the same price as the irons.  I’d just get a C-Taper shaft… snipers.

Gotcha. Nice to have different options here from Titleist. Will really make alot of people happy as there is a ton of flexibility for heads and shafts that still keep with the aesthetics of the total bag. 

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I still thik Hybrids are MUSH easier to hit than these things....

Golf is cool

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5 minutes ago, Tsecor said:

I still thik Hybrids are MUSH easier to hit than these things....

True, but hybrids are fore left for me.  At least the one I have.

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2 hours ago, Shankster said:

True, but hybrids are fore left for me.  At least the one I have.

Had the same issue with every hybrid I had ever tried before grabbing the Mizzy off of ebay for a steal. Everyone said it was less upright than most OEM's, so I thought I'd give it a shot, and I honestly hit baby cuts with it. YMMV as always!

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22 hours ago, Shankster said:

True, but hybrids are fore left for me.  At least the one I have.

try adjusting to have more weight in the toe area. This worked wonders for me. maybe it could help?

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On 8/4/2021 at 3:57 PM, yungkory said:

Had the same issue with every hybrid I had ever tried before grabbing the Mizzy off of ebay for a steal. Everyone said it was less upright than most OEM's, so I thought I'd give it a shot, and I honestly hit baby cuts with it. YMMV as always!

You may have sparked a journey that I cannot comprehend right now.  I could get rid of my 14.5° 3 wood with the 2 hybrid set to 14°, and add the 3 hybrid set to 18°… for a “5 wood”. 

I like smaller compact head shapes anyways… 🤔

I can hit my 3 wood well, but my mileage is usually more consistent  with a hybrid, distance wise. So if I can stay out of the trees on the left… that could be a game changer.  I lose the 3 wood right on my normal miss.
 

The 2 would like be a tee only club, unless I am playing a really long course…. The 3 probably as well at the “home course”…. 
 

Maybe just the 2 for now…? 
 

Ponder mode.

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