The Titleist 716 CB irons are a classic player’s iron with a modest upgrade from the previous 714 version.
The iron line includes two other traditional forged heads, the 716 MB and CB. Like the AP2, the latter includes tungsten co-forged low in the body to produce extra ballspeed through better CG alignment. The MB uses the template created by the popular Forged 680 Series irons, preferred by Titleist staff players Adam Scott and Webb Simpson. It features a squarer toe and a higher muscleback weight shaping in back.
The performance of the Titleist 716 CB irons is a little bit of a grey area for me. Generally, I found the performance to be fairly consistent with the 714 CB, but the better feel leads to more confident swings and more forgiveness as your shots stray a bit from the sweet spot. Titleist put tungsten in the heel and toe toward the bottom of the head to achieve this forgiving effect. A low handicap player looking for playability with a touch of forgiveness in a forged blade should not be disappointed with the Titleist 716 CB irons.