The new MB and CB (712 Series) forged irons from Titleist build on their 710 predecessors that were brought to market in 2009 with their forged iron designs.
“When we started formulating plans for the new MB and CB designs, we knew that the project would be a reinterpretation, not a complete reinvention,” said Steve Pelisek, general manager of Titleist golf clubs.
“The original MB and CB models were so well-received on tour, as well as in the marketplace, that we knew we had succeeded in delivering the core design fundamentals that resonate with the traditional blade player,” he added.
“We did identify through our work with the world’s best players, however, some areas where we could make improvements, which we incorporated into the new models. The new MB and CB still embody those key design elements that made the first generation so well-accepted,” said Pelisek.
The new MB is a muscle back forged iron, while the forged CB has a shallow cavity back design. Both have a redesigned back that features a faceted surface known as the “dog bone,” making it larger in the heel and toe, while narrowing in the impact area.
At the same time, more mass is located behind the impact area to provide more solid feel expected from blade irons.
Both new models feature a satin finish to reduce glare and accentuate the toe and topline profile to provide easier alignment of the face and confidence at address.
The new MB sole is designed to provide trailing edge and heel relief for reduced resistance through turf. The MB sole is for players with a shallow angle of attack who tend to pick the ball off the turf, while the slightly wider sole of the CB is designed for players more aggressive through the turf.
Forged from 1025 carbon steel with modern, satin chrome plating, the MB irons feature constant blade length, minimal progressive offset and a thin topline. The narrow, cambered sole has optimized bounce angles for crisp contact.
The MBs come with a Dynamic Gold steel shaft and a Titleist Tour Velvet Rubber grip by Golf Pride. They are available in right and left-handed models.
The new CB is also forged from 1025 carbon steel, with satin chrome plating and feature constant blade lengths, minimal constant offset and a thin topline.
The shallow cavity muscle design with mass behind the impact area for solid feel comes with a Dynamic Gold steel shaft and the Titleist Tour Velvet Rubber grip by Golf Pride and comes in right and left-handed models.
Both have conforming Modified V (42 degree wall) grooves.