Truly a Fitting Achievement

Titleist Brand Ambassador Adam Scott has experienced a return to form of late with four top-ten finishes in his last four events, including a victory at last week's Australian Open Championship. Coinciding with this torrid stretch is an equipment tweak Adam recently made to his iron set. Titleist Tour Representative Rick Nelson shares the story.

"At the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational earlier this year, Adam was introduced to the new MB irons and made the switch instantly. The set we built for him were to his existing specs and included Dynamic Gold Tour Issue shafts.

"Adam has always been a low spin player, and long irons and partial-shot short irons sometimes fall out of the air and come up short. This was notably evident after the switch from his previous AP2s to the MBs. Adam likes the classic forged blade looks and increased workability of the MBs, though, so we built him an additional set with KBS Tour shafts to try out following the Presidents Cup.

"While experimenting at home in Australia, he felt that the MBs with the KBS Tour shafts stayed in the air much better and, with the added spin, were easier to work and shape a variety of shots."

Since making the switch in tournament play at the Barclays Singapore Open, Adam has finished T-3rd, T-6th, T-7th and 1st.

"The new shafts are giving me a much higher ball flight with more spin, which equates to more control," said Adam. "They also have a nice feel right through the shaft into the hands. And the MBs are very traditional-looking blades, which is what I grew up playing. I love the looks, the feel, and the feedback they provide when hitting shots."

For more on Adam Scott and the Titleist equipment in his bag, please visit his player page on To find a Titleist golf club fitter near you, use Find a Fitter at

Adam Scott
Titleist Brand Ambassador Adam Scott in action at the 2009 Australian Open.

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20 Replies

  1. Robert Sellman

    I'm very happy for Adam....well done...I recently made an iron and shaft change myself and the improvements are amazing.  The new MBs are, in my opinion, the best irons Titleist has made.  Great work and I look forward to reading a lot more on this site.

  2. Robert Sellman

    How do the MB iron heads compare to the 690.MB heads?  More compact?  Deeper?  Longer?

  3. Robert Sellman


    The MB irons are forged in Asia.

  4. Robert Sellman

    can you tell me where the MBs are forged.

  5. Robert Sellman


    Adam's new irons are built to the same specs as his previous irons (standard length, lie 1° up, loft 1° weak).

  6. Robert Sellman


    You can see which shafts our tour players use in their irons by visiting our <a href=" rel="nofollow">Players section of</a> and hovering over the player images.

  7. Robert Sellman


    There shouldn't be any performance differences between the two shafts.

  8. Robert Sellman

    Do any of your other tour players use the KBS shafts? Thank you

  9. Robert Sellman

    Congrats to Adam on his return to the victory circle.  Wondering what specs Adam is currently playing on his new MB irons.   Thanks Scott

  10. Robert Sellman

    Besides the Black Nickle finish, are there any difference in the two KBS Tour shafts when its installed in a wedge?

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