Every better player likes the look and feel of blades and Titleist is consistently one of the top makes in this category.
They usually bring out a hardcore muscle back MB blade and CB cavity back model with their regular sets of irons and give it the same brand number.
However with the ‘performance’ irons going to the T branding, Titleist has gone back to its blade roots by resurrecting the 6 series that last existed as the 695 blades in 2006.
Yes, I know there was the limited edition 690 last year, but I am talking mainstream here and with the MB and CB regularly getting blended in the same set then I thought I would do that with the review too.
Titleist 620 Forged MB Irons Review
If ever you wanted a reference point of how a blade should look then the Titleist 620 MB is it.
The muscle is a little higher on the back of the head than the 718 MB and has a little more weight towards the toe, but the style is still classic blade.
Forged from 1020 carbon steel, there is also a touch of brushed chrome finish on the back to enhance the classy looks.
At address it is obviously compact with a touch less offset than 718 MB, but if you can hit one out of the middle then you are rewarded with some great feel and feedback.
The face features a slightly more rounded toe to match that of the CB version.
The progressive blade length means that the longer irons are now the same length as CB too.
The full set goes from a 21° 3-iron to a 47° P wedge and I like the introduction of the loft number on the sole of the club. One day all irons will be like this instead of numbers.
Really though, the changes are minimal and therefore the advice is the same. This is one of the best blade sets around, so if you are brave enough, give them a go.
Titleist 620 Forged CB Irons Review
Compared to the MB, the Titleist 620 CB irons have had more of a makeover in order to bring them closer to the MBs and away from the AP2 replacement that is the T100 iron.
The cavity looks a little more solid in the heel and toe areas and this should help with the forgiveness.
The dual density tungsten that was co-forged into the heel and toe of the 3 to 7 iron in the 718 CB, is now only present in the 620 CB 3 and 4-iron.
This gives the longer irons a bit more forgiveness in a compact head that is longer than the 620 MB but is still a blade in looks and feel.
It also reduces the height of the shots a little in the mid irons as the absence of the tungsten raises the CG a little.
The face of the Forged 1020 carbon steel is 1.9mm thin in the 3 to 5 iron and the feel right through the set is very good.
The cavity back design of the head really shows up on GC2. Comparing the CB and MB 7-irons, I was getting much more ball speed and distance as the face is more forgiving.
You can see that next to 718 CB, the numbers were the same, so if you like your 718s then I would stick with them.
Whenever I compared previous CB irons to the next set up in forgiveness, I am always drawn back to the CB because of the feel.
Comparing the 620 CB to the T100 I get the same feeling. I know it is less forgiving but when push comes to shove, I am going for the 620 CBs because they are more fun, even though I know I shouldn’t.
Titleist 620 MB & CB Irons Verdict
Once again Titleist has produced two classic sets of blades that will probably fly under the radar of most amateur golfers.
However I think you should seek them out as the looks and feel are classic blade.
I like the fact that the CBs have less tungsten in the set as they will appeal more to purists like me.
Titleist has moved the 620 CB down the handicap/forgiveness range a bit to give the T100 some space and this may reduce its appeal to some.
Whilst I would still consider blending the short irons with T100 mid and long irons, the blending story is really with 620 MB.
Here I would take the MB short irons up to 8 iron and then switch to the CB longer irons in the interests of finger preservation.
The two models really come together as one family and there is the argument that there is one set too many in the range.
However with the MB blades looking this good, we all still want to have a go at the 3-iron and dream away.