Titleist U500 irons are one of two long-game improving hybrids released as part of the U-Series.
Available in 2-iron, 3-iron and 4-iron, the U500 hybrid irons are described as a utility club and offer “more distance than a standard irons” but “less spin than a hybrid” according to Titleist.
Titleist vow that the U500 irons deliver “that one shot you need precisely when you need it (with) game-changing long iron performance”.
They were first seen in the bags of professionals during the 2019 Open Championship at Royal Portrush.
Titleist U500 Irons Design
The Titleist U500 hybrid iron comes with three loft options – 17 degree (2-iron), 20 degree (3-iron) or 23 degree (4-iron) options.
It is described as providing superior shot-making and that comes thanks to the clever design of the irons.
The high density tungsten weighting in the club head has been strategically designed to create a greater balance.
The super thin forged SUP-10 L-Face insert, meanwhile, provides maximum ball speed on strikes.
Titleist U500 Hybrid Irons Verdict
As far as long irons go, the Titleist U500 hybrid irons are seriously impressive from an aesthetic point of view.
It will be interesting to see just how they play when they are officially launched for sale at the end of August, but with high launch and distance the key sales pitch we’re expecting big things.
Titleist ambassador Adam Scott has tried them and says: “It’s hard to get your head around what the club can do, it’s unbelievable.”
The U500 irons are less forgiving than the larger U510 option and don’t come with a 1-iron option, but from a pure playability point of view will be incredibly popular with golfers seeking long irons.