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The Titleist 718 CB and MB irons have classic clean looks and are designed for players requiring precision shotmaking.
Titleist – one of the most classic and iconic brands in the history of golf. While Titleist continues to evolve with the modern golf world in their equipment, they still hold to traditional designs with the 718 CB and MB irons. Clean lines, traditional shapes, and forged feel in the 718 MB and CB make for reliable precision irons for the better player.
As you can see in the two pictures above, the Titleist 718 MB and CB irons don’t look all that different. Both models have thinner toplines and soles with fairly straight leading edges. The back of the muscleback is a simple polished chrome with consistent branding from previous years. Overall, the 718 MB has a very classic and traditional look. The 718 CB looks similar to the previous 716 version but with a more toned down, refined look.
Sound & Feel
I could almost just copy and paste from the Titleist 716 MB and CB reviews for sound and feel. The 718 MB has a smooth and responsive feel when struck in the middle of the face with a nice soft click. With the 718 CB, the feel is a little more forgiving with a larger sweet spot and the sound is a bit more muted of a click than the MB. Both clubs provide great feedback in the hands but demand precise ball striking.
Neither the Titleist 718 MB or the 718 CB irons are designed to be big distance irons that go 30 yards longer. If you are playing either iron it’s because you have a strong demand for shot shaping and precise feel.
The 718 MB is designed to give a strong iron player the ability to hit any and all shots. Precise feedback and strategically placed CG make the MB able to manipulate the ball and play with consistency. I found the MB to be great as long as I could make a consistent swing. That said, I needed a little more forgiveness in the longer irons. The playability is still there but it is a tougher shot.
The 718 CB has a lot of performance similarities to the MB in terms of workability and shot variety. Where I feel the greatest differences come into play is with the feel and feedback. While still very precise, the CB is a little less responsive than the MB. In my case, I found the long irons much easier to play and keep under control. I still had the ability to shape my shots but had an easier time launching the ball. I would still prefer the MB for shorter irons, but the CB were a much better option for me in 3 through 6.
Save the bells and whistles for the rest of the Titleist lineup. The 718 MB and CB irons are some of the cleanest and most traditional blade irons on the market. If you’re looking for a classic blade like the MB, or maybe similar playing characteristics with some forgiveness like the CB, then the Titleist 718 MB and CB irons should certainly be in the conversation. Great feel, traditional looks, and workability are key hallmarks of each generation of Titleist MB and CB irons, and the 718 versions are no exception.