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WRX Spotted: Titleist 620 CB, MB and T100 irons

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WRX got an in-hand look at a few of Charles Howell III and Justin Harding‘s new Titleist wares

As a reminder, catch up on everything we know (and speculate) about Titleist’s new iron offerings in Ryan Barath’s piece.

A few highlights…

  • Barath writes, “What is interesting about these new irons is the return to the 600 branding for Titleist, which was last used in the lineup for the 695 MB and CB irons, which go all the way back to 2006. The 600 name has always been associated with some of the best Titleist blades ever made including the 670, 680, and 690s.”
  • And regarding the T100s, he writes: “They have an obvious AP look to them but in what also appears to be a smaller package.”

Here’s a look at the 620 CB 9-iron.

And the 620 CB pitching wedge, which interestingly, features a loft stamping.

And here’s the T100 7-iron from multiple angles.

Here’s Justin Harding’s Titleist 620 MB 6-iron

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  1. Jim

    Jul 8, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    Meh… don’t care for cavity-backs at all, especially those with medallions and other pieces of (whatever) glued into the cavity. They just look tacky. The MB looks fine, as have all of its same-looking predecessors of the last few decades. It is nice but certainly not new and overwhelming. (We don’t need new and overwhelming every year – manufacturers just want you to think that you do.)

  2. Trevino

    Jul 1, 2019 at 11:52 am

    Not a fan of the T100 as they are step down aesthetically from the 718 AP2. While the rebranding makes sense when trying to unite all the other non-MB/CB irons, moving away from the AP2 name (which Titleist made iconic) is not smart either.

  3. fuqthiscunt

    Jun 30, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    These irons look like they came out in 2002.

  4. Garrick

    Jun 17, 2019 at 10:53 pm

    MBs are gorgeous!

  5. Scott W.

    Jun 10, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    Loft stamping?!?!?! Hogan golf was mocked endlessly for doing this because people didn’t have the brain power to figure out what club it was. Now that Titleist is doing, it will be revolutionary. Very similar to when Apple copies something Android had been doing for years.

    • joe

      Jun 29, 2019 at 9:01 am

      Never heard hogan being mocked? People knew their loft stamping instead of club numbering but Hogan changed it because people weren’t used to it and it confused them. They weren’t mocked. Secondly, Titleist is only doing it on the PW because there are different lofts available in that club. They aren’t loft stamping the entire set.

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GolfWRX Spotted: 2021 Mizuno ST-Z and ST-X drivers on USGA Conforming List

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When it comes to drivers, Mizuno isn’t usually the company that comes to the top of mind for many golfers, but starting with the ST-190, and then the ST-200 series in 2020, they have quickly changed the perception of their metal woods thanks to wins on tour and more players choosing to put them in play—most recently Brandt Snedeker as a non-contracted player.

This morning, with the update of the USGA and R&A conforming equipment lists, we are getting a sneak peek at what Mizuno will have in store for 2021 with the release of the ST-Z and ST-X drivers.

What we know

Based on the information provided in the USGA submission by Mizuno, the ST-X will only be available in right-handed (10.5 and 12-degree lofts), while the ST-Z will be available in both right (9.5  and 10.5 degrees) and left-handed (9.5 degrees only).

ST-Z

Based on the images from the USGA list and our experience with the Mizuno product line, it appears that the ST-Z is the next step in the evolution of the standard ST200 with no adjustable CG but with a customizable weight in the back of the head.

We haven’t seen any images of a moveable weight driver in this new ST series, so it could be that the G-woods are getting phased out in favor of more internally biased weighting, but since those types of drivers often take a bit more time to get just right, it could be a matter of time before a “G” type driver hits the list.

As for technology, it has Mizuno’s standard wave to create flexibility behind the face, an adjustable hosel, and based on the images, more carbon fiber used around the head compared to previous generations, especially on the sole. I would also expect to hear a new face material or design story to complete the package and to boost MOI and ball speed.

ST-X

Based on the image from the USGA list and our experience, it appears that the ST-X is the next step in the evolution of the ST200-X driver, which is the lighter weight, more upright, and draw-biased driver from Mizuno. Don’t think draw bias always means it’s for higher handicaps either, because Mizuno staff player Chris Kirk got along very nicely with his out on the Korn Ferry and PGA Tours in 2020, including a win.

The tell-tale sign is the more heel biased weight in the back of the driver and what looks to be some sort of textured area to create “visible technology” towards the heel of the clubhead.

Beyond being draw-biased, when it comes to technology, it shares a lot of similarities to the ST-Z with Mizuno’s standing wave to create flexibility behind the face, an adjustable hosel, and more carbon fiber used around the head compared to previous generations, especially on the sole, and in the case of the ST-X, on the sole.

We don’t have any information on the release of these new drivers, but considering Mizuno didn’t adjust product release schedules in 2020, I would imagine it will be doing the same in 2021, and we can expect to hear more about these ST drivers either late 2020 or early into 2021.

To see what other golfers are saying about the newly spotted Mizuno ST-Z and ST-X drivers, check out the GolfWRX forums and join the discussion: GolfWRX – New Mizuno drivers spotted on USGA Conforming List

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5 hybrid vs 5 iron – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing the logic behind removing their 5 iron from their bag. WRXer ‘rwl’ asks whether any fellow members have experiences doing so, and WRXers have been sharing their thoughts and experiences in our forum.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • RobertL.: “I replaced my 5 iron with a 5 hybrid. I find it far easier to hit than my 5 iron. I also took my 6 iron out of the bag, so now my longest iron is a 7. I now carry a 3, 4, and 5 hybrid since they’re so much easier to hit than long irons. Makes a big difference for this senior golfer.”
  • JohnKHawk: “For last 2 seasons I’ve played with a Cobra F9 5 hybrid. It’s 24 degrees & gaps perfectly between Cobra OS 3-4 hybrid at 20.5 degrees & Apex19 6 iron which is 26.5 degrees. The 5 iron was just getting to be to undependable. Misses with the 5 hybrid were more playable than the 5 iron. Use what works best for your game.”
  • Abe21599: “Never a bad idea to have both a 5i and 5h options in the trunk, just gotta watch lofts.”
  • nitram: “I know it sounds so “old man” but if you want to make a change in your 5-iron slot and can’t seem to get along with a hybrid, give the 9-wood a try. You may be pleasantly surprised.”

Entire Thread: “5 hybrid vs 5 iron”

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Jason Kokrak’s winning WITB: 2020 CJ Cup

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Driver: TaylorMade SIM (9 degrees @8.5)
Shaft: Accra TZ5 85 M5 Proto 

3-wood: TaylorMade M5 (15 degrees @14.5)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Smoke 80

Irons: PXG 0311T Gen2 (3-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (52-12F, 56-14F, 60-08M)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Bettinardi Studio Stock 38

  • F.I.T. Face
  • 303 Stainless Steel
  • 358 grams

Grip: SuperStroke Pistol GTR 1.0

(Image c/o Bettinardi)

Grips: Golf Pride MCC Black/White

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

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