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Titleist 620 MB, Titleist 620 CB irons arrive at retail

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New for 2019 and 2020 Titleist has launched new player forged iron models the Titleist 620 MB blade and the Titleist 620 CB cavity back forged irons.

The new 2019 and 2020 Titleist 620 MB irons are a simple classic blade that any traditionalist will love. On August 30th, 2019 these new Titleist irons hit retail. From the initial launch at the U.S. Open, Titleist staff players like Jimmy Walker, Webb Simpson, and a few more put them straight in the bag. That’s saying a lot considering how hard it is for the tour players to switch so quickly.

The Gear Dive’s Johnny Wunder interviewed BMW Champion Justin Thomas on his upcoming switch

“It’ll be very easy…I’ll throw ‘em in the bag [when I start practicing again after the season ends].” “They are almost identical to the custom 718 MB I play now so there isn’t much to get used to”

Titleist 620 MB irons

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GolfWRX.com had the chance to test the 2019 Titleist 620 MB irons in July

LOOKS

I mean what can you say other than they are absolutely beautiful. The New Titleist 620 MB irons remind me of the classic Titleist Box Blades I saw when I was a kid. The design, the badging all of it are a nod to classic golf. If you notice anything different it would be a slightly boxier toe, slightly thinner topline and VERY little offset. Overall, they are hard not to love. The set progression from long to short irons gives the player a tad bit longer blade length in 3-7 and a boxier look in the 8-P.

FEEL

The new Titleist 620 MB irons feel like they look. Flawless, soft, responsive, precise, unforgiving by design and will check off every box an elite player would look for. The one-piece 1025 forging is soft but not overly. The sole has a good bit of bounce for perfect turf interaction.

The New 2019-2020 Titleist 620 CB Irons

Titleist 620 CB irons

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Titleist 620 MB blade irons vs Titleist 620 CB cavity back irons

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The 2019-2020 Titleist 620 CB IRONS

LOOKS

Like the blade, the 2019 Titleist 620 CB Iron has gone through a total refinement process to get to where it is today. The overall look of the iron has similar tweaks as the MB but with a bit more beef for the player looking for some help.

Progressive set from top to bottom, thin top line, reduced offset and a tour inspired sole make this a pure player iron. HOWEVER some invisible tweaks were made to the set for a bit more performance namely the tungsten plugs in the 3 and 4-iron to lower CG and get the ball up a bit, which is something the tour players love.

FEEL

The 2019 Titleist 620 CB does what it says it will do. Thats the trick with both of these offerings, there isn’t anything crazy about them. They are simple and consistent. For players looking for feedback, workability and the ability to feel a shot from top to bottom, these have that. In testing, we did notice they aren’t as soft at impact in comparison to the Titleist 620 MB irons, but they still offer a that “heavy hit” players like and with the new camber in the sole, there is a microscopic difference between the two irons.

Which ones are for you?

GolfWRX.com always recommends you get fit! Keep in mind that the 2019-2020 Titleist irons are designed to be mixed and matched to make up the perfect set for you. Go to an authorized fitter in your area.

HOWEVER: If you must make a decision now, you can boil it down to this….trajectory. Pure and simple.
If you wanna keep it down and center contact is no issue, the 2019 Titleist 620 MB iron is the pick. To get it up a bit more, 2019 Titleist 620 CB is better. It’s that simple.

Tour Pics of The 2019-2020 Titleist 620 Series Irons

Charles Howell III 2019 Titleist 620 CB Iron

Morgan Hoffman 2019 Titleist 620 Series Irons

Justin Harding 2019 Titleist 620 MB Iron

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  1. No Bridgestone

    Aug 31, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    Matt Kuchar is a big donkey.

  2. BO BO

    Aug 30, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    If I had the game I would bag 4,5,6 CB and 7,8,9,W in the MB. Nice upgrade from the 718

  3. dat

    Aug 30, 2019 at 9:39 am

    Can’t wait to see these in person, especially the CB short irons – they look a bit too rounded in the toe from pictures. Regardless, those MBs are pure.

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Dustin Johnson WITB 2020

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Driver: TaylorMade SIM (10.5 @ 10 degrees, D4 swing weight)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 6 X (tipped 1 inch, 45.75 inches)

Fairway wood: TaylorMade SIM Max (15 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila RIP Alpha 90 X

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max Rescue (22 @ 19 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Black 105 X

Irons: TaylorMade P790 (3), TaylorMade P730 DJ Proto (4-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (soft stepped)

Wedges: TaylorMade MG2 (52-09, 60-10 @ 62 degrees)
Shafts: KBS Tour Custom Black 120 S

Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour Mini
Grip: SuperStroke Traxion Pistol GT 1.0

Ball: TaylorMade TP5

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet 58R (1 wrap 2-way tape + 2 wraps left hand, 3 right hand)

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Top 10 clubs of 2003—inspired by Adam Scott’s Titleist 680 irons

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As has been well documented, Adam Scott recently won the Genesis Invitational with a set of Titleist 680 blade irons, a design that was originally released in 2003. One of the great benefits of being one of the best players in the world is you don’t need to search eBay to find your preferred set of 17-year-old irons. Titleist has been stocking sets for Mr. Scott—even to the point of doing a limited production run in 2018 where they then released 400 sets for sale to the general public.

A lot of time has passed since 2003, and considering the classic nature of Scott’s Titleist 680, I figured now was a good time to look back at some other iconic clubs released around the same time.

Ping G2 driver

This was Ping’s first 460cc driver with a full shift into titanium head design. The previous Si3 models still utilized the TPU adjustable hosel, and this was considered a big step forward for the Phoenix-based OEM. The driver was a big hit both on tour and at retail—as was the rest of the G2 line that included irons.

TaylorMade RAC LT (first gen) irons

The RAC LTs helped position TaylorMade back among the leaders in the better players iron category. The entire RAC (Relative Amplitude Coefficient) line was built around creating great feeling products that also provided the right amount of forgiveness for the target player. It also included an over-sized iron too. The RAC LT went on to have a second-generation version, but the original LTs are worthy of “classic” status.

TaylorMade R580 XD driver

Honestly, how could we not mention the TaylorMade R580 XD driver? TM took some of the most popular drivers in golf, the R500 series and added extra distance (XD). OK, that might be an oversimplification of what the XD series offered, but with improved shape, increased ball speed outside of the sweet spot, and lower spin, it’s no wonder you can still find these drivers in the bags of golfers at courses and driving ranges everywhere.

Titleist 680MB irons

The great thing about blades is that beyond changing sole designs and shifting the center of gravity, the basic design for a one-piece forged head hasn’t changed that much. For Adam Scott, the 680s are the perfect blend of compact shape, higher CG, and sole profile.

Titleist 983K, E drivers

If you were a “Titleist player,” you had one of these drivers! As one of the last companies to move into the 460cc category, the 983s offered a classic pear shape in a smaller profile. It was so good and so popular, it was considered the benchmark for Titleist drivers for close to the next decade.

Cleveland Launcher 330 driver

It wasn’t that long ago that OEMs were just trying to push driver head size over 300cc, and Cleveland’s first big entry into the category was the Launcher Titanium 330 driver. It didn’t live a long life, but the Launcher 330 was the grandaddy to the Launcher 400, 460, and eventually, the Launcher COMP, which is another club on this list that many golfers will still have fond memories about.

Mizuno MP 33 irons

Although released in the fall of 2002, the Mizuno MP 33 still makes the list because of its staying power. Much like the Titleist 680, this curved muscle blade was a favorite to many tour players, including future world No. 1 Luke Donald. The MP 33 stayed in Mizuno’s lineup for more than four years and was still available for custom orders years after that. Unfortunately, if you are looking for a set now you are going to have to go the used route.

Callaway X-16 irons

The Steelhead X-16 was a big hit at retail for Callaway. It offered greater forgiveness than the previous X-14’s but had a more compact shape with a wider topline to inspire confidence. They featured Callaway’s “Notch” weighting system that moved more mass to the perimeter of the head for higher MOI and improved feel. There was a reduced offset pro series version of the iron, but the X-16 was the one more players gravitated towards. This is another game improvement club for that era that can still be found in a lot of golf bags.

Ben Hogan CFT irons

The Hogan CFTs were at the forefront of multi-material iron technology in 2003. CFT stood for Compression Forged Titanium and allowed engineers to push more mass to the perimeter of the head to boost MOI by using a thin titanium face insert. They had what would be considered stronger lofts at the time sounded really powerful thanks to the thin face insert. If you are looking for a value set of used irons, this is still a great place to start.

King Cobra SZ driver

In 2003, Rickie Fowler was only 15 years old and Cobra was still living under the Acushnet umbrella as Titleist’s game improvement little brother. The Cobra SZ (Sweet Zone, NOT 2020 Speed Zone) was offered in a couple of head sizes to appeal to different players. The thing I will always remember about the original King Cobra SZ is that it came in an offset version to help golfers who generally slice the ball—a design trait that we still see around today.

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Today from the Forums: “The importance of wedge fitting”

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Today from the Forums we delve into a subject dedicated to wedge fitting. Liquid_A_45 wants to know if wedge fitting is as essential for golfers as iron fitting, and our members weigh into the discussion saying why they feel it is just as imperative.

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.

  • Z1ggy16: “Super important if you’re a serious golfer. Even better if you can get fit outdoors on real grass and even go into a bunker.”
  • ThunderBuzzworth: “The biggest part of wedge fitting is yardage gapping and sole grinds. If you have a grind that doesn’t interact with the turf in your favor, it can be nightmarish around the greens. When hitting them try a variety of short game shots with different face angles etc. with the different grinds to see which one works best for what you need.”
  • Hawkeye77: “Wedge fitting I had was extremely beneficial when I got my SM6s a few years ago. Mostly for working with the different grinds and how they interacted with my swing and on different shots and having an eye on my swing to help with the process and evaluate the results. My ideas of what grinds were right for me based on researching on Titleist, etc. just were not correct in 2/3 of the wedges I ended up with as far as the grinds were concerned. Good to have an experienced fitter available to answer questions, control variables, etc.”
  • cgasucks: “The better you get at this game, the more important wedges are.”

Entire Thread: “The importance of wedge fitting”

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