Titleist 718 CB and 718 MB Irons Review

Our review of the two new players' iron in the Titleist 718 family

Titleist 718 CB and 718 MB Irons Review

Titleist 718 CB and 718 MB Irons Review - All the info plus our first-hit review of the two new players irons in the Titleist 718 iron family

Titleist 718 CB and 718 MB Irons Review

The Titleist 718 CB irons is a classic but modern cavity back packed with high-density tungsten – an average of 74.8 grams precisely placed in the heel and toe in the long and mid irons – to create higher ball speeds across the face for more consistent distance on off-centre hits.

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New tungsten caps co-forged into the perimeter further increase MOI for maximum forgiveness without the loss of workability or shot control at the CB’s constant, tour-preferred blade length.

Titleist 718 CB irons

Optimised CG heights, low with a slight progression up through the set, deliver precise, tour-proven trajectory, while increasing the sweet spot for solid feel.

On the 718 MB irons, as used by Justin Thomas to win the USPGA Championship, an advanced muscle-back design delivers tour-proven flight with maximum shot and trajectory control.

Strategically designed CG locations deliver superior shot-making and responsive feedback.

Titleist 718 MB irons

High muscle-back weighting, optimally positioned behind the sweet spot, provides pure, forged feel on every shot. Each MB iron is forged from a single billet of carbon steel for the purist look, sound and feel.

The Titleist 718 CB irons are available in 2-P with an RRP of £150 per club in Project X LZ (Loading Zone) steel shafts, £175 per club in graphite. The Titleist 718 MB irons are available in 3-P with an RRP of £150 per club in the Project X steel shafts, £175 per club in graphite.

Joel Tadman
Technical Editor

Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.

One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 86 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.2.

Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: Ping i230 4-UW

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 54°. Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge, K Grind

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2023 Titleist Pro V1x