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712 CB or MB?

owen p

I am 15 years old and its time to upgrade my irons. I don't know which irons would be better for me for the upcoming years. I average around a 78 and have a 4.5 handicap. My scoring average has been going down a lot over the past few years. I have tried out all of the titleist irons and I like the look and feel of the CB and MB most. 

10 Replies

  1. Bob S

    Order a combo set 3, 4, 5, in CB and 6-pw in MB. The mix is up to you they are both great clubs and the CB would be a little more forgiving in the longer irons. 

  2. Cameron D


    The CB will give you a little more forgiveness, but know that you could also consider a mix set of CB and MBs (ie. 3-6 iron CB and 7-PW MB).  The best way to determine which model would work best is to have a certified fitter analyze your game.  They will be able to figure out what model you will be most consistent with and performs the best for your swing. 



  3. Peter H

    I am the same age and I had around the same scoring average until i got my combo set. Now i have been shooting even par to 1 over each time I play. I believe the combo set will work the best for you and give you the most success. 

  4. Thedor M

    The difference in forgiveness is minimal between the cb and mb. The mb's are more responsive and you can work the ball a little better. Only a fitter would be able to perfectly set you up but in my case I use MB's (1 hcp). However I will be switching to AP2's for my 5 and 4 iron. Maybe thats the way to go for you as well. MB's and CB's long irons (5 and lower) are tough to hit man (-;

  5. ToddL

    Go to your PGA Pro and get on the monitor.  Try the clubs and see your stats.  From there, you can make an educated decision.

    The numbers won't lie - trust them and your pro's recommendation.

  6. Ken Anderson

    Owen, I would recommend whichever ones you feel you like the look and feel of better.  I have a set of the 712MB's, and the are much more foregiving than the perception is.  I don't have a perfect swing, but I'm typically able to get the clubface square at impact, which is all important - and for me, the feeling of that contact, on the MB's, is unmatched.  A combo set could be a great way to go as well!  Congrats on your pending purchase, and good luck with your golf career - looks like you're building a SOLID foundation to achieve a lot of success!

  7. John L

    Owen its all about comfort at this point. i always recommend seeing a good fitter and testing out the clubs for your self. I my self have really enjoyed the MB line. I don't find the long irons hard to hit at all. I actually had more problems hitting an AP2 3 iron then i did MB's. its definitely a personnel preference at this point. Me personally i am going to play blades as long as i can. i love the feel, look and work ability of them. good luck on your choice.

    Cheers, greens and fairways to all


  8. owen p

    Thanks for all the help! I ended up ordering the 712 CB irons 3-P with S300 shafts!

  9. Dylan B

    Congrats on the new clubs you will love them. I have them with KBS Tour Stiff shafts. Best clubs I've ever owned

  10. Chris92009

    Congrats on your new clubs!  You will be able to keep them a long time and they will perform great for you!!

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