Titleist T300 vs Taylormade Sim Max Irons Review & Specs 2021

 

Mid-handicap players tend to be the hardest to shop for. When you are an intermediate type of player, you start to get to know the strengths and weaknesses of your game better. But you also realize that you have a lot more to learn.

So at this crucial juncture in the evolution of your game, it can be difficult to fund a suitable upgrade of your irons, even when you know that you need it.

So, whether you are shopping for a set of game improvement irons for yourself or a loved one, we are breaking down 2 leading iron sets from two of the worlds top brands today so read on.

We tested and thoughtfully crafted a comparison review of the Titleist T300 irons and the TaylorMade Sim Max irons to help anyone on the fence between these two sets of game improvement irons.

Take a look at what we found.

 

Key Features of the Titleist T300’s

  • Max Impact Technology

  • High MOI

  • Tungsten Weighting For Low Center Of Gravity

  • Cavity Back For Fast Swing Speeds

The Titleist T300 irons feature a longer blade length which effectively increases moment of inertia.

All that amounts to is greater forgiveness.

The sweet spot is enlarged and you get more ball speed. They are also tungsten weighted and feature cavity backs.

Again, this is all fancy talk for more forgiveness and ball speed which usually translates to more distance.

These features make the Titleist T300 irons a great set for players who’s games are transitioning.

 

Key Features of the TaylorMade Sim Max Irons

  • Speed Bridge For Explosive Distance

  • Echo Damping System For Distance And Feel

  • Inverted Cone Technology For Increased Forgiveness

  • Thru-Slot Speed Pocket For Maximum Distance

Right off the bat we could tell that the TaylorMade Sim Max irons were built for distance.

When you smack the ball you can just hear how far it’s going to go from your lie.

The progressive inverted cone technology used for these irons also help to improve accuracy.

Overall you get great feel from these irons and the thinner face (17% thinner than previous generations) adds to the ball speed and forgiveness.

 

Quick Comparison Chart

Club

Taylormade Sim Max Irons – Loft

Titleist T300 Irons – Loft

3 Iron

N/A

 N/A

4 Iron

19°

20°

5 Iron

21.5°

23°

6 Iron

25°

26°

7 Iron

28.5°

29°

8 Iron

32.5°

33°

9 Iron

38°

38°

Pitching Wedge

43.5°

43°

 

Club Shaft Options

Titleist T300

With the Titleist T300 irons you get considerable maneuverability in terms of flex. You can get them with True Temper AMT shafts that offer R300 and S300 flex.

You can also opt for Mitsubishi Tensei AV Red AM2 graphite shafts that come in regular, stiff, amateur and ladies flex.

 

Taylormade Sim Max

The TaylorMade Sim Max irons can be outfitted with Ventus Blue shafts by Fujikura.

This shaft comes in in regular, stiff and amateur. Then there is the stainless steel KBS Max 85 shafts that come in either senior or regular flex.

 

Length & Lie Comparison

As far as length and lie go these two sets of irons are pretty similar but here is another quick reference chart so you can see exactly what we mean:

Club

Taylormade Sim Max Irons – Length/Lie

Titleist T300 Irons – Length/Lie

3 Iron

N/A

 N/A

4 Iron

39.125” / 61.5°

38.5″ / 61°

5 Iron

38.5” / 62°

38″ / 62°

6 Iron

37.88” / 62.5°

37.5″ / 62.5°

7 Iron

37.25” / 63°

37″ / 63°

8 Iron

36.75” / 63.5°

36/5″ /63.5°

9 Iron

36.25” / 64°

36″ / 64°

Pitching Wedge

35.75” / 64.5°

35.73″ / 64°

 

Which Set Is Right For You

Like we said in our initial assessment of the TaylorMade Sim Max irons, these are first and foremost distance and forgiveness irons. So if you are a mid-handicapper who is looking to add some ball speed and higher launch to your mid-range game, this is the set for you.

The speed bridge of the TaylorMade irons would also endear them to any golfer who is looking to get better sound and feel from his/her irons.

The Titleist T300 irons will be better suited for players who aren’t as interested in how their irons sound as much as they are with distance. The ball seems to jump off the face of these irons very quickly limiting audio feedback.

But that just means that they don’t sink into the face which is welcome news for anyone looking for a true set of game improvement irons. And the cavity backing and the thinner top profile of the Titleist T300 make these clubs the clear winner for players looking to improve their swing mechanics.

 

Composition Comparison

You can get both of these sets of irons in either stainless steel or graphite shafts. The TaylorMade Sim Max irons also come with Lamkin Crossline 360 grips.

The Titleist T300 irons come with Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360 White grips with varying core diameters to choose from.

 

Performance Comparison

We should start this section by letting everyone out there know that the Titleist T300 irons have a less pronounced offset than the TaylorMade irons.

This means that overall, they were a bit less forgiving for our testers with less than perfect accuracy.

But in terms of distance, we got comparable results with each set. We were able to get higher ball speeds with the Sim Max irons but the 6-8 irons of the Titleist T300 actually gave us more consistent distance overall.

 

Price Comparison

The similarities continue between these two iron sets with the price.

You can get a Taylormade Max Sim iron set for about $875 while a new set of Titleist T300 irons will run you just a bit more at about $890.

 

TaylorMade Sim Max Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • They sound great
  • Great distance
  • More forgiving
  • Thin face
  • Good ball speed
  • Low center of gravity

 

Cons:

  • Pricey
  • Distance is the same as older generations
  • Ball speed is the same as older generations
  • Limited flex options

Overall Score: 98/100

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Titleist T300 Pros & Cons

 

Pros:

  • Great for game improvement
  • Tungsten weighted
  • High MOI
  • Cavity backed
  • Variety of flex options
  • Great feel

Cons:

  • Don’t sound as great
  • Lower ball speed in the short irons
  • Expensive
  • Reduced offset

Overall Score: 96/100

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Final Verdict

If you are looking for the best overall game improvement irons, we think the TaylorMade Sim Max would be best. They offered the most consistent distance and ball speed. They also sounded really nice.

But it was a close call because the Titleist T300 yielded comparable distance and felt better overall. At the end of the day, these are both great game improvement iron sets so it would hurt to check them both out for yourself.