Titleist unveiled its latest line with a series of 716 irons. It includes the AP1, AP2, CB, MB and T-MB versions. Here’s a look at each one, as well as the new 816H1 and H2 hybrids, and what the company says about them. Click here for more information and pricing.
AP1 and AP2
“AP1 and AP2 irons are designed for two distinct player profiles. AP1 is for players seeking maximum distance and forgiveness. AP2 is for players seeking distance and forgiveness in a tour-proven iron,” said Chris McGinley, Titleist Golf Club Marketing vice president, in a press release. “Our R&D team has precisely engineered both models to create speed and launch for distance with maximum forgiveness to help all players improve their iron play.”
CB and MB
Per Titleist press release: The new 716 CB is a modern cavity blade engineered with industry-leading amounts of high density tungsten for tour-proven shotmaking with added forgiveness. The new 716 MB, inspired and validated by the world’s best shotmakers, is a pure muscle back blade with modern refinements that provides maximum shot control.
“T-MB’s are the most playable, most forgiving utility irons in the game. They will change the way players look at this type of club from a driving iron to a true utility club that can be integrated into the long end of a players’ set to improve distance gapping and shot stopping,” said McGinley. “T-MB is loaded with technology. That’s what ‘T’ in T-MB represents. Our R&D team has given players more launch, carry distance and forgiveness where they need it most at the long end of the set, all with an incredible, lively feel.”
816H1 and H2 hybrids
Per press release: Engineered using the best hybrid technology in the game, the new Titleist 816H1 and 816H2 models utilize Active Recoil Channel™ and Ultra Thin Face technology to generate high speed and low spin for long distance. A high MOI design increases speed across the face for more forgiveness on off-center hits, while the optimized center of gravity (CG) increases launch and trajectory for more shot-stopping control.