Takomo 101T Irons Review: 101, Refined

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Pitchmarks Verdict

The Takomo 101T Irons enhance the original 101 model with refined features like a slimmer topline, reduced offset, and weaker lofts, targeting mid-to-scratch golfers seeking a balance of distance, forgiveness, and workability. Retaining the sleek, minimalist look, these irons offer improved playability and control at a compelling price point, making them a great value for mid-handicappers.

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Takomo Golf has recently burst onto the scene with its sleek, affordable golf clubs.

Its first notable release was the 101 iron — a hollow body iron offering a blend of distance, forgiveness, and looks for the everyday golfer.

Now, the Finnish brand has refined the popular model with the launch of the 101T.

In the words of Takomo: “You spoke, we listened. Advanced players loved the original Iron 101, but wanted a shorter blade length with less offset and thinner topline.”

In this article, we put the Takomo 101T Irons to the test.

Key Specs

Loft (º)22252832364146
Lie (º)6161.56262.56363.564
Offset (mm)3.332.
Head Weight (g)250258263271279285291
Shaft Length (in)38.53837.53736.53635.5

One key difference with the 101T is the weaker lofts across the board.

The original 101 iron is primed for mid-to-high handicap players. Takomo designed the 101 with pretty strong lofts, helping maximize distance on the course.

Conversely, the 101T iron targets players in the mid-to-scratch range. While still regarded as a “distance iron”, the loft angles are more conventional than the original 101.

With the 101 irons, I had an issue with the 44-degree PW being super long. The 101T PW is weaker at 46 degrees, causing fewer gapping issues with a normal wedge set.

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The Takomo 101T iron set includes seven clubs, from 4-iron to PW.


The 101T retains the sleek, minimalist looks of the original 101 model.

With its hollow body format, the polished head manages to look almost as appealing as a traditional blade iron. This is truly a club that looks great from every angle.

In terms of branding, the only difference versus the 101 is the extra embossed letter.

takomo 101t irons close up
The 101T is a beautiful-looking hollow body iron.

Behind the ball, the 101T looks fantastic. Takomo designed this model with a slightly shorter blade length, and it also features a slimmer topline than the 101 irons.

Perhaps more noticeably, the 101T has far less offset than the 101 iron. For reference, the 101 4-iron has 5.7mm of offset, while the 101T equivalent has just 3.3mm.

Combined, the shorter blade length, thinner topline, and reduced offset help the Takomo 101T irons look even more sleek and appealing at address than its predecessor.

takomo 101t irons clubface


As a player’s distance iron, the Takomo 101T is designed to blend distance and workability.

Despite having weaker lofts than the 101, the 101T irons still feel longer than average. Also, the forgiving nature of the hollow body construction gave me plenty of confidence over my distance control — even when I didn’t catch it out the middle of the face.

As for workability, I found that I had slightly more control when shaping the ball than with the 101. However, the forged Takomo 301 CB is certainly better in this department.

takomo 101t irons kbs shaft
Takomo 101T irons are fitted with Lamkin Crossline grips and KBS Tour shafts.

Off the face, the 101T feels fantastic. It’s a very similar feel to the 101. Audible feedback is fairly consistent across the entire face, with a muted and responsive *click* at impact.

And thanks to the forgiving hollow body design, heel and toe strikes aren’t punished with vibration through your hands. If you’re looking for instant feedback on mishits, you might prefer a forged model like the 301 CB. But for the everyday golfer, these feel great.

As with all Takomo irons, the 101T is fitted with KBS Tour shafts and Lamkin Crossline grips.

takomo 101t irons in the bag

Final Thoughts

The Takomo 101T retains the best qualities of the 101 iron, with some subtle tweaks like a slimmer topline and reduced offset making this version look even better at address.

While higher handicap players would probably still benefit from the larger club head on offer by the original 101 irons, the 101T is perfectly suited to a mid-handicapper.

And let’s not forget the affordability. At just $589 for a full set, it offers serious value.

Check out the Takomo 101T Irons here.

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Hailing from the South West of England, Jake has been playing golf for over a decade. He founded Pitchmarks with the aim of helping everyday golfers like himself learn more about the game, through instructional content and honest gear reviews. He has a degree in Architecture and a passion for golf course design, along with a lofty goal to play the world's top 100 courses.