Q & A
Through the years, Titleist has been an industry leader when it comes to true muscleback irons. And that trend is almost certain to continue with the release of the new 718 MB, which is already getting significant play on professional tours around the world. One of the reasons for the immediate adoption by Tour players is that these are irons that were created specifically for ball-strikers of that caliber. With their compact blade sizes, limited offset, and thin soles and toplines, the 718 MBs were built to provide the control and workability that the best players need in an iron. Additionally, their one-piece, forged construction from soft 1025 carbon steel ensures incredible feel, acoustics, and feedback at impact. While the technology in an iron like this is intentionally minimal, there have been some innovations to the 718 MBs to improve performance, most notably as it relates to CG placements, which have been strategically positioned more in line with the sweet spot of each iron to improve consistency in terms of ball flight and trajectory. The stock shaft for the new 718 MB irons is the Project X, which offers a lower-launching profile designed for control, and the stock grip is the Golf Pride Tour Velvet. Titleist, however, also offers other premium shaft options at no upcharge for players who need a different fit.
|Stock Shaft||Project X steel|
|Stock Grip||Golf Pride Tour Velvet|
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Low handicappers who are elite ball-strikers. There’s really no mystery when it comes to the 718 MB irons; what you see is what you get. These are irons that were designed to promote Tour-caliber feel, control, and workability. They will provide very little in the way of forgiveness, which means if you’re not someone who finds the center of the clubface almost exclusively, this isn’t the Titleist iron for you. If you are, however, the rare golfer who simply flushes it time and time again, the 718 MBs will offer you everything you need to play at the highest level.
TGW customers discuss Titleist’s new 718 AP2, CB, and MB irons after testing them.
Aligns the center of gravity more directly with the optimal impact zone to improve feel and enhance shot-making ability.
One-piece construction that has been meticulously crafted to provide incredibly soft feel and crisp, soft acoustics at impact.
Compact blade profile including shorter blade length, narrow soles and toplines, and nearly no offset enable maximum workability.
“A blade is a blade. But we believe that’s our space, and we’ve always had a muscleback in our lineup. When you hit it right, you know it. And when you don’t you get the feedback.”
Josh Talge, Vice President of Marketing for Titleist Golf Clubs
“The biggest thing with the MBs for me is that they’re built for more workability. I could work it harder right to left than I usually do. Trying to hit a fade was not an issue either. They look small when you’re looking at them but when you hit them they feel fantastic.”
TGW customer Jay, +4 handicap
|Titleist Men's 718 MB Irons|
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Find out more about the different shafts being offered for Titleist’s 718 iron lineup.