The Titleist U500 and U510 Utility irons feature in our Editor's Choice 2020 product list.
Titleist U500/U510 Utility Irons
Titleist has really embraced the utility iron category with its U-Series range. Traditionally only designed for very good players, Titleist has expanded the appeal of the utility iron to players that may previously have never considered putting one in the bag until now.
This is because it comes in two versions, and both have proven to be popular across different handicap ranges. This is because different golfers have different visual and performance preferences from their utility clubs, assuming a hybrid is off the table for whatever reason.
Some players don’t like the look of a hybrid, or think that it misses left to often while golfers that like to compress their iron shots instead of sweeping them get on better with a more iron-like utility club.
The more compact, slimline U500 will suit the eye of the better player who has more club speed at his disposal and is looking to flight the ball a little lower.
The U510 provides golfers with a larger, more confidence inspiring shape that launches and spins a little higher. This makes it a more suitable option when hitting off the turf into long par fours and par fives. It also has a slightly lighter stock graphite shaft to help with the extra launch.
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Whichever model you choose, the performance will blow you away. Both propel the ball off the face like a rocket and offer surprising levels of forgiveness. The U500 is ideal for links golf, when low flighted shots under the wind with lots of chase are the order of the day. The U510 is arguably a touch more versatile with its slightly higher flight. The 16° 1-iron has proven to be a welcome addition to our bag, combatting shots into par fives, long par threes as well as tee shots on tight par fours when finding the fairway is a must.
Once you find the model that suits the style of golf you play and hits the shots you want it to, the U500 or U510 is sure to secure a permanent spot in your bag.
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