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Titleist T100S and T200 Black irons: Golfers (and tour pros asked), Titleist delivered

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Golfers love new shiny chrome clubs, but we also love satin and black-finished ones too. I guess you could ultimately say when it comes to club finishes, we like choice, which is why Titleist is releasing its most popular players distance Titleist T100S irons and Titleist T200 irons in an all-new stealthy black PVD finish.

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Titleist T100S Black, Titleist T200 Black irons, cavity view.

Titleist T100S Black, Titleist T200 Black: The details

The new Black PVD irons have been a highly requested item from golfers since the first black T100 irons were spotted on tour shortly after the release of the T-Series, in the bag of Sony Open winner Cameron Smith.

“We’ve heard from 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.” – Josh Talge, Vice President, Titleist Golf Ball Marketing.

Also, it what can only be categorized under the “professional golfers are just like us” file, Houston Open winner Lanto Griffin quickly requested a set after seeing Cameron Smith’s set when he posted them to Instagram.

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Cameron Smith’s Black PVD T100 irons

“The first time I saw these irons they looked so good I didn’t want to put a scratch on them. 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.” – Cameron Smith

The T-Series Black irons build on the popular T-Series line of from Titleist, which included the T100, which is the number one iron model played on tour.

Titleist T100S Black, T200 Black Specs, Pricing, & Availability

The new black T100s and T200 irons will be available in right-hand only beginning August 28th with pricing starting at $200 per club or $1,599 for a set of 8.

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  • Titleist T100S irons specs: Available 4-pitching wedge plus the stock 48-degree wedge with ProjectX LZ Onyx shafts (in flexes 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, 6.5) and all-black Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360.

  • Titleist T200 Black specs: Available 4-pitching wedge plus the stock 48-degree wedge with True Temper Onyx AMT black (in flexes regular and still ) and all-black Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360.

For more information, on the entire T-Series line check out Titleist.com.

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Ryan Barath is a club-fitter & master club builder with more than 17 years of experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour players. He is the former Build Shop Manager & Social Media Coordinator for Modern Golf. He now works independently from his home shop and is a member of advisory panels to a select number of golf equipment manufacturers. You can find Ryan on Twitter and Instagram where he's always willing to chat golf, and share his passion for club building, course architecture and wedge grinding.

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  1. jgpl001

    Aug 14, 2020 at 4:37 am

    They all look great on the rack, but after 6 round they look TERRIBLE

    I just don’t get this?

  2. Moosejaw McWilligher

    Aug 13, 2020 at 10:16 pm

    It’s adorable how you guys think “capitalism” means “let’s make things that last long”.

    It’s like you’re all riding unicorns past leprechauns under rainbows of trickle-down economy.

    Aww…

  3. dat

    Aug 13, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    Why aren’t they using DBM finishing like Cobra or even Maltby? These look awful in a season.

    • gwelfgulfer

      Aug 13, 2020 at 9:53 pm

      Be lucky to last a season and keep the looks. Basically half of NA can’t use these without the sandy turf destroying it. But they will more than happily sell you another set…

  4. Steve Hansen

    Aug 13, 2020 at 7:53 pm

    These are black chrome, which wears fast and looks terrible.
    Callaway has done this with black Apex and ended up with lots of unhappy customers. The Raw Black like the Cobra MB finish would be much better.

  5. Sam

    Aug 13, 2020 at 12:04 pm

    I wish they would have done this finish on the T100 also and not just the T100s and T200. Wonder if they will ever do that?

  6. Tom Duckworth

    Aug 13, 2020 at 9:07 am

    Why not use the more durable finish that Ben Hogan clubs use?

    • Jack

      Aug 13, 2020 at 2:20 pm

      Exactly. If you’re going to charge $200 per club, you should at least use a decent finish.

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Whats in the Bag

Kristoffer Broberg’s winning WITB: 2021 Dutch Open

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  • Kristoffer Broberg what’s in the bag accurate as of the Dutch Open

Driver: Callaway Epic Speed (8.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 60 TX

3-wood: Callaway Epic Speed Triple Diamond (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana TB 70 TX

5-wood: Callaway Epic Speed Triple Diamond (15 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 8 X

Irons: Callaway Apex Pro 2019 (4-6), Callaway Apex MB (7-PW)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey WedgeWorks Design Proto (52-M), Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (56-08M, 60)

Putter: Scotty Cameron Timeless T2 SSS

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet

Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft

Thanks to SMS_on_Tour for the photos.

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Joseph Bramlett WITB 2021 (September)

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  • Joseph Bramlett’s what’s in the bag accurate as of the Fortinet Championship. >14 clubs pictured.

Driver: Titleist TSi3 (10 degrees, D1 SureFit setting)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Orange 60 TX

3-wood: Titleist TSi3 (16.5 degrees, A1 SureFit setting)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei 1K

5-wood: Titleist TSi2 (21 degrees, B2 SureFit setting)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei AV Blue 85 TX

Hybrid: Nike VR Pro (18 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI

Irons: Titleist T100 (4), Titleist 620 CB (5-8), Titleist 620 MB (9)
Shafts: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (46-10F, 50-08F, 60-04L), SM8 WedgeWorks (54-M)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 (46-54), True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 (60)

Putter: Bettinardi Prototype

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

More photos of Joseph Bramlett’s WITB in the forums. 

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GolfWRX Spotlight: Motocaddy M7 Remote and M5 GPS DHC electric cart review

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I have been thinking about electric golf push carts, or trollies, ever since I started playing in my league seven years ago.

Motocaddy has been making high-quality electric, and non-electric, carts since 2004 and has a couple of great options for the golfer who loves to walk. Motocaddy was nice enough to get their M7 Remote and M5 GPS DHC in my hands to try out on the course for a few weeks.

I have had a lot of people stop me to ask about the carts, and the one thing I keep telling them is that these carts are just flat out fun to use on the course.

Motocaddy M7 Remote

The M7 Remote was very easy to get set up right out of the box. All you have to do is charge the battery, install the wheels, and you are pretty much ready to go. The M7 folds up pretty small, just a little larger than the 3-wheel pushcart that I had been using for years. Getting it to the course should be no problem with just about any trunk space. Now, the one downside to an electric cart is the weight when moving it around, and both carts come in at around 35 pounds each. Even with that extra weight, I didn’t have much trouble lifting them in and out of the back of a pickup.

The M7 unfolds quickly with the flick of two levers and extends the front wheels automatically. Once unfolded, you drop in the battery, plug it in, and secure your bag. If you own a Motocaddy bag, they have developed a really nice system called EasiLock that involves two metal studs that fit into the bottom of the cart. This system also includes a molded base that prevents the bag from rotating at all, even on the roughest terrain. You can still use the M7 with almost any other golf bag as it includes elastic straps that wrap around the top and bottom of the bag.

As soon as you plug in the battery the LCD screen comes to life and you are ready to go. You can use the M7 without the remote by using the dial on the handle to control the starting, stopping, and speed. But the M7 has a remote that is activated by a simple press of the power button to get going. The remote is very simple with just five buttons to control where the M7 goes.

Getting a feel for the M7 takes no time at all and by the time you drive it from your car to the 1st tee you will be in complete, and confident, control of the cart. You simply press the “+” button to start moving forward and the cart takes off gently without any rattling of your clubs, and you can press that same button again to increase the speed. The cart will go from a slow crawl, for bumpy or tight areas, too, as fast as I could run with just a few presses of the button. The big red “stop” button in the center stops the cart immediately, and when stopped it is locked in place, even on steep hills. You don’t have to worry about remembering to set the brakes or anything because it is done automatically.

Steering is just as easy: simply press the right or left button to turn the cart. Small, quick presses will just slightly adjust the cart as it moves down the fairway while a long hold of the button can make it turn on a dime to the right or left.

Almost everyone asked me how stable the cart was and if it would tip over. I can proudly say that it has stayed upright even on some unseen bumps at maximum speed. Side hills, ruts, and even curbs are handled with ease with the help of the small rear wheel.

I really enjoy strolling down the fairway with nothing but the M7’s remote in my hand — it just makes golfing more fun!

Motocaddy M5 GPS DHC

After using the M7 and its fancy remote, I was a little nervous that I wouldn’t like not having it. But to be honest the M5 was just as fun to use, but for a different reason.

As the name suggests, the M5 has a built-in GPS with 40,000 courses preloaded into it. The screen is a good size, pretty responsive to the touch, and easy to read in direct sunlight. Having the GPS directly on the cart is great, you drive up to your ball and immediately have yardage to the front, back, and center of the green as well as bunkers and hazards. You can easily toggle between screens on the GPS and it offers a couple of different views to help navigate the hole. The M5 can also keep score and let you know shot distances right on the screen. Motocaddy even includes nice little touches like a screen protecter kit to ensure durability.

Driving the M5 is just as easy as the M7 with using the dial on the handle. And speaking of the handle, the grips have a great tacky rubber that grips well even in hot and humid conditions. To start the M5 you just press the dial down and the cart will gently start down the fairway. You can turn the dial to increase or decrease the speed — I found between 5-6 to be the most comfortable for me. But the speed can go up to a very fast pace if you are looking to set a record for fastest round of the day.

As you walk down the fairway, or rough, stopping the cart is as simple as pressing he dial again. When stopped the M5 engages a parking brake automatically so you don’t have to worry about it running down a hill without your approval. The M5 has tons of power to go up just about any hill and the Down Hill Control (DHC) keeps the speed consistent even when going down a steep decent.

Since the M5 has so much power, and it is a little heavy, I thought steering would be a little bit of a challenge. It wasn’t, at all. Guiding the M5 took very little effort and slight adjustments going down the fairway were very easy. Really tight turns took a slight bit more effort as the torque can want to go forward a little more than turn. Again, once you get the M5 from the car to the first tee, you will be a master at driving it.

Overall, Motocaddy has created two great carts that provide additional enjoyment to walking your favorite 9 or 18. Having the ability to walk without carrying or pushing your bag, clubs, and whatever else goes with you. I like them so much that it is going to be hard to get the M7’s remote out of my hands when I go play!

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