Titleist unveil 716 CB and MB irons

Titleist 716 CB irons provide shotmaking with forgiveness, 716 MB irons offer Tour-proven looks and feel

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Tue, 22 Sep 2015
Titleist unveil 716 CB and MB irons

Titleist has launched its better-player 716 CB and MB irons in a development process driven by feedback from the likes of PGA Tour players Adam Scott and Webb Simpson. 

The new 716 CB is a modern cavity blade engineered with industry-leading amounts of high density tungsten for tour-proven shotmaking with added forgiveness, while the 716 MB is a pure muscle back blade with modern refinements providing maximum shot control.    

First Look: Titleist 716 AP1 and AP2 irons

NEW 716 CB TECHNOLOGY - what Titleist say

  • High Density Tungsten weighting - creates a Low CG that is perfectly aligned at impact to increase speed and distance. The tungsten weights are shaped to the perimeter and placed low and out using an advanced co-forging process for a solid feel and higher MOI.
  • 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. The forgiveness of 716 CB, with a 12% higher MOI than the previous generation 714 CB, is comparable to the previous generation 714 AP2 model.
  • Optimised CG heights - a slight progression up through the set delivers precise, tour-proven trajectory, while increasing the sweet spot for a solid feel.

RRP: £117 per club (steel), £133 (graphite)
Available: 23 October 2015 

NEW 716 MB TECHNOLOGY - what Titleist say

  • High Muscle Design - features a squarer toe and thin topline, inspired by the Titleist Forged 680 series (circa 2003) for a tour-proven flight. The high muscle back weighting, better positioned behind the sweet spot, provides pure, forged feel on every shot. 
  • Optimised CG heights - a slight progression up through the set delivers precise, tour-proven trajectory, while increasing the sweet spot for a solid feel. 
  • High-tech CAD modeling - following feedback from the Tour pros, Titleist has designed precise head profiles that look perfect from the long irons to the short irons to provide consistent performance on every shot.

RRP: £117 per club (steel), £133 (graphite) 
Available: 23 October 2015

What the Tour pros are saying

Adam Scott

"What’s so important in a blade I believe is the sole and the leading edge. For me, I like that to be fairly sharp and fairly flat. Not too much bounce on it. You want that crisp feel in the turf. That’s what a muscle back has always been about.

"The new 716 MB certainly has that progressive blend through the set. It’s still very clean which is important but that toe shape is looking very neat and progressive through the set, blending nicely, particularly in that 7- and 8-iron area."

Webb Simpson

"With MBs, it’s hard to improve the technology that much, but they’ve done it. It goes through the turf better. It seems like with every new MB that comes out, there’s more consistency.

"When I first got on TrackMan with the 716s I was able to see how much more consistent they were. My spin rates were a lot tighter. The shot shape was better. I want to be able to hit the ball higher with more spin, but not lose any distance, and the new MBs were doing that for me.

"I’ve been playing MB’s since I was 15. I fell in love with them. As a kid, you fall in love with how it looks, not how it feels or plays. I fell in love with the look at first, but the more I played them, the more I learned to love them. I’m kind of an old school guy. I like the feel of an MB. I like to be able to shape the ball a little more so, once I started playing them then, I can’t get rid of them."

First Look: Titleist 816 hybrids