Posted 31 October 2005 - 09:38 AM
These forged heads are nowhere NEAR being harsh, and are consistent performers from a variety of lies. The pitching wedge is not funky looking like some Japanese forgings, and the thin toplines provide confidence for mid/low handicappers at the address position.
If you like the MP-33 but prefrer a slightly firm feel and better leading edge, these are your irons.
The only thing I had to do was flatten the lie angles and take off Titleist's stock cord grips. Other than that, these babies are perfect.
Previous irons: Mizuno MP-14
Posted 16 November 2005 - 04:28 PM
Posted 20 November 2005 - 06:39 PM
Posted 31 December 2006 - 05:47 AM
Posted 02 May 2007 - 11:00 AM
These have to be the best blades I have ever played, even the long irons are easy to hit!!!!!
No lie, yesterday.............224 yard Par 3.........I pulled out the 2 iron and stuck two shots within 10 feet.......that in itself is awesome for hitting a 2 iron............never before have I hit 2 irons this good.
If only I was a better putter I would be on Tour!!!!.............but 9 more years and the Senior Tour is calling!!!
BTW.........the Cleveland HiBore Tour is the best driver out there as well........especially for feel!!!!
Consistently 280 to 300 with this club and this is in Missouri...........
Driver: Cleveland Hi Bore Tour
3 Wood: Mizuno
Wedge: Cleveland 588
Posted 02 May 2007 - 11:13 AM
This was the blade that the Titleist pro's (certainly in europe) had in the bag. A lot of them are still using them as well e.g Simon Dyson, Ross Fisher (look out for him by the way).
Definately a classic!
Posted 06 August 2008 - 09:24 AM
Titleist 905T 9.5 degree UST Proforce V2 Stiff 66g
Titleist 980F 15 degree Grafalloy Prolite Red Stiff
Titleist 690MB (not dot) 2-iron DG S300
Titleist 690.MB (dot) 3-PW DG S300
Vokey Black Nickel 54-10 Sand Wedge DG S200
Vokey Black Nickel 58-08 Lob Wedge DG S200 ( bent to 59 degrees + personal grind)
Scotty Cameron Studio Stainless Newport 2 34" 340g
Titleist Pro V1
Posted 27 October 2008 - 08:49 PM
Posted 07 July 2009 - 10:14 AM
Posted 08 July 2009 - 09:22 AM
Congrats man...these have been in my bag for 5 years with no regrets.
They're a little knackered, but they're showing no real sweet spot wear, so I'm still in love.
Posted 01 November 2012 - 07:05 AM
Posted 01 December 2012 - 09:20 PM
7 years? makes 5 years come to mind. 5 years is what Johnny Miller told Jack Nicklaus when Jack asked him what he was working on. Miller said for the last 5 years he was trying to feel impact. Nicklaus said it is impossible to feel impact. Miller replied no, after 5 years of trying I think I can actually feel impact. (Miller Golf Clinic videos)
Now back to the original "rant" If it took Miller 5 years to think he could feel impact and Nicklause said it is not possible, then I highly doubt that I or any other weekender can report which club tells us where we hit the ball on the face better than the other club. But certainly one club does make us respond more positively than another for whatever reason. But as for "feedback" it is deliberately minimized by Titleist. from the Titleist web site 690MB "Special neutralizer dowel in hosel absorbs unwanted impact vibration- intensifies solid feel and provides hosel strength." http://www.titleist.com/golf-clubs/irons/2002-690MB-Forged-Muscle-Back-Irons.aspx
My point is not to debate but to clear the smoke for those considering blades as to why to get them. I bought the 690's because they do not mask a poor swing. I can thus learn and get better. As far as magical feedback qualities I don't think I am more in tune than Jack Nicklaus.
Edited by Jon Robert, 03 December 2012 - 04:07 PM.