Titleist has updated its CB and MB irons with the new 716 series. The new 716 CB is a cavity blade engineered with high density tungsten for shotmaking with added forgiveness. The new 716 MB is a pure muscle back blade with modern refinements that provides maximum shot control.
Titleist 716 CB irons use high density tungsten weighting to position the centre of gravity low and perfectly aligned at impact for more speed with control. An innovative co-forged construction places high density tungsten low and on the perimeter for added forgiveness in its tour-proven profile.
A high-MOI design, with an average of 55.2 grams of tungsten per head, drives higher ball speeds across the face for more consistent distance on off-centre hits, without the loss of workability or shot control. Titleist says the forgiveness of 716 CB, with 12 percent higher MOI than the previous generation 714 CB, is comparable to the previous generation 714 AP2 model.
Chris McGinley, vice president, Titleist golf club marketing said, “The technology we’ve added to 716 CB puts this iron in a class by itself in terms of MOI and forgiveness, and makes it clearly stand out among traditional blade forgings. The new co-forged construction and addition of high density tungsten weighting gives CB an added kick with unprecedented forgiveness in a traditional blade size.”
The new Titleist 716 MB iron is a high muscle back design with a squarer toe, thin topline and pre-worn leading edge said to deliver maximum shot control with pure, forged muscle back feel.
McGinley commented, “716 MB is a throwback to our Forged 680 Series, which our R&D team has really made modern through high-tech CAD modeling, with input from players such as Adam Scott and Webb Simpson. Shotmaking is all about confidence, and the way this club looks at address, feels at impact and performs through the turf is what our players who prefer a traditional muscle back blade want.”
The company has also announced new 716 T-MB utility irons featuring a high-tech muscle back frame with a thin, fast, unsupported face that increases speed and launch for more distance. Extreme high density tungsten weighting inside the body is used to drive the centre of gravity low and deep, allowing for stronger lofts. The result is high launch, low spin and high speed for increased carry distance. T-MB’s construction allows for maximum use of high density tungsten, an average of 80 grams per head, the most of any Titleist iron, providing a powerful combination of high launch and forgiveness with a playable trajectory.
Titleist 716 CB and MB irons, both models have an RRP of steel £117 per iron and graphite £133 per iron. Titleist 716 T-MB utility irons are available in two, three, four and five irons at RRPs of steel £169 and graphite £189.
Read the full EXCLUSIVE interview with Matt Johnson, Titleist brand director, in the October issue of GOLF RETAILING.