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Titleist launches new U505 utility and T200 long irons

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Titleist has introduced its new U505 utility and T200 long irons, which are available for fittings today and will hit retail on August 26.

The new U505 utility irons and T200 long irons from Titleist will offer players seven new opportunities for golfers looking to increase launch and spin from their utility and long irons, including four options in the new U505 model and three irons from the new T200 family.

Note: This is the tour U505. The retail version doesn’t have the hotmelt port.

“The new U•505 is the direct result of tour player feedback of the originalU•500 and U•510utility irons. 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.” – Josh Talge, Vice President, Titleist Golf Club Marketing

2021 Titleist U•505 utility: ‘The Players Utility Irons’

The new U•505 utility iron from Titleist is a wide-soled, high-launching club designed for the player looking to increase launch and speed from their long irons with a faster face.

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.

The club features a new reconfigured hollow body, core support structure, and enhanced high resilience polymer core in design to ensure that dynamic speed generation now comes with a superior feel and sound.

Utilizing Denser D18 tungsten weights and a brazing process used in aerospace construction, Titleist engineers could 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 according to the company, tour pros and better players felt it improved launch dynamics the most.

The U•505 was designed with a shorter blade and shallow face but kept the wide sole to maintain all of the performance advantages of its predecessors while moving towards a look that feels more in line with an irons set.

Specs & Pricing

The new Titleist U•505 utility irons are priced at $249 (HZRDUS shaft) per club.

2021 Titleist T200 long irons: ‘Performance and Technology’

The new T200 long irons are designed for the better player looking for long irons to increase launch and speed at the top of their bag.

The improved Max Impact Technology in the new long irons from Titleist includes a core support design and an enhanced high resilience polymer core designed to improve both off-center speed and mass efficiency at impact across a forged, high COR SUP-10 L-Face Insert.

An engineered muscle plate contributes to precision sound tuning and saves weight which is optimized in a streamlined 17-4 chassis.

The retail version doesn’t have the hotmelt port.

The T200 long irons also feature a shorter blade length, less offset (same as the new T100), narrower topline and thinner sole. The combination of all of this is in design to provide long irons with a tour-inspired look and feel while delivering maximum speed and distance.

In addition, the long irons utilize denser D18 tungsten weights, which seek to provide greater mass efficiency, while also allowing Titleist engineers to position the CG more precisely in design for faster, more forgiving, and higher launching long irons.

Specs & Pricing

The new Titleist T200 long irons are priced at $249 (Project X HZRDUS shaft).

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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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Phil Mickelson goes armlock at WGC FedEx St Jude Invitational Pro-Am

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The armlock putting method is one of the most divisive subjects currently in the game, and the latest member to experiment with the technique is Phil Mickelson.

Lefty is no stranger to changing things up (once even using a belly putter), and the 51-year-old, who already implements a heavy forward press on the greens, looks set to now give the armlock method a whirl at this week’s WGC.

Bryson DeChambeau and Matt Kuchar are two men who currently use the technique, while Kevin Kisner and Xander Schauffele tried out the method before ditching it soon after earlier this year.

Despite Lefty’s habit of experimentation, our photos have stunned many of our members, who have been commenting on the sight of Phil going armlock during today’s Pro-Am.

  • Tupperwolf: “Okay, now I’ve seen everything.”
  • arenapoutine: “So weird seeing him with an armlock, especially with a blade head, but it’s Phil.”
  • semarlor: “Anybody remember Phil with the belly putter? This is just as weird. But he’ll try anything if he thinks there is an advantage.”

Join the discussion on Mickelson using the armlock method at the WGC FedEx St Jude Invitational Pro-Am here.

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WITB Time Machine: Tiger Woods’ 2013 WGC-Bridgestone winning WITB

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In 2013, Tiger Woods dominated the WGC-Bridgestone at one of his favorite course – Firestone Country Club. Woods fired a memorable 61 on the second day of the event on his way to a seven-stroke victory for his 8th win at the course. Here’s a look at the clubs Tiger used:

Tiger Woods’ 2013 WGC-Bridgestone winning WITB

Driver: Nike VR_S Covert Tour Prototype (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana White Board 73X

Fairway Wood: Nike VR_S Covert Tour (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana Blue Board 103X

Fairway Wood: Nike VR_S Covert 5 wood (19 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana Blue Board 103X

Irons: Nike VR Pro Blade (3-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Nike VR Pro Forged (56 and 60 degree)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Nike Method 001

Ball: Nike ONE Tour D

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Honma TR20V iron reviews – GolfWRXers react

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In our forums, our members have been discussing Honma’s TR20V irons. Plenty of WRXers have been commenting on the irons having tested them out, with plenty of reviewers thrilled by what they have experienced.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • chocolate_rehab: “I randomly hit them when I was testing out some shafts for my current irons. They felt amazing. I had no interest in changing irons, but they felt so good I had to think about it! I was also super surprised that they were pretty long for me. The size of the iron made me think it would be short than my Srixons, but they were pretty equal, if not a touch longer. I ended up grabbing a set of TR20P from eBay – kind of hoping they feel somewhere close to the V’s, because I’d love a bit of extra forgiveness. If they’re as good as I hope, they’ll probably be my backup set.”
  • Malc: “I tried a set, and they are legit irons. Flew a long way for me, but the shafts in mine were a tiny bit stiff and heavy feeling for me (not the clubs’ fault), but I did find the soles a tiny bit wide coming from blades. Had a nice feel though, get Sakata built ones if you can.”
  • sniper: “I hit the V and P today and came away impressed. Felt solid and looked good. I would be interested in a more extensive testing if I could find a place closer to home that caries them (rainy vacation day today).”
  • wam78: “Ended up purchasing the TR20V 6-PW, TR20P 5i, TR21X 4i with vizard 100x, 48 I sole bent to 49.5 and a 54. Needless to say, I came away very impressed with these irons. Some of the best feeling irons I’ve tested. So solid!”

Entire Thread: “Honma TR20V irons reviews”

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