Are Titleist 620 CB Irons Still Good? Are They Forgiving For High Handicappers?
“The newest iteration of the Titleist 620 CB irons came out in 2019 and continues in the tradition of astounding-looking cavity back blades.”
The CB line of irons from Titleist has always looked good. But in terms of performance, they’ve been hit and miss.
With the Titleist CB irons, the company has really tried to make compact blades as forgiving as possible.
The Titleist 620 CB irons were released in 2019 so they are still pretty recent. Before getting the clubs in for testing, I wondered if they would be better than past CB irons simply because they are newer.
Does the latest technology really make that much of a difference? Find out in the following review.
Are Titleist 620 CB Irons Still Good?
“The Titleist 620 CB irons are forged and have a very modest cavity back.”
In fact, if you’re not looking carefully, you might think these irons are muscle back blades. The cavity isn’t very deep or expansive.
But there is just enough mass moved out to the edges to improve forgiveness over the Titleist 620 CB’s cousins, the Titleist 620 MB irons.
At address, the Titleist 620 CB irons look fantastic. They have progressive blade lengths so the long irons are longer from heel to toe while the short irons are shorter.
But even the long irons look pretty compact at address. The top lines are just a hair on the thin side, the face depth is moderate and the soles are narrow.
The offset is minimal so the Titleist 620 CB’s sit very square behind the ball.
However, the offset is also progressive so you get a bit more of it in the long and mid irons.
In fact, Titleist did their best to make the long irons as forgiving as possible.
The 3 and 4 irons in this set have been co-forged to incorporate tungsten weights in the heels and toes for added stability and forgiveness on mis-hits.
The rest of the set is single-piece forged from carbon steel. By the time you get to the 7-iron, you’re looking at a very compact blade with a closed up face.
But it feels nice and soft and the feedback is indicative of quality forging.
Interestingly enough, the specs of the Titleist 620 CB irons match the Titleist 620 MB irons exactly.
The Titleist 620 CB are fairly weak-lofted irons but that doesn’t mean they balloon on every shot.
Even though the 9-iron checks in at 43°, the flight is still mid because the CG in these irons isn’t super low.
The soles are also narrow so you don’t have a bunch of mass on the bottom of the clubs to send your ball into the ether.
As is the case with most irons, the Titleist 620 CB irons are absolutely still good clubs…for the right kind of player.
Are the Titleist 620 CB Forgiving for High Handicappers?
The Titleist 620 CB irons provide moderate forgiveness in the long irons.
There is a bit of offset in them to help you square up at address and the tungsten toe/heel weights do turn the flight of slight mis-hits into playable lies.
But if you completely miss the sweet spot, there isn’t much the Titleist 620 CB’s can do for you.
And the margin for error only gets narrower as you work down to the short irons.
They do provide excellent feedback which is always good for high handicappers; but while they will tell you exactly where you mis-hit, they won’t do much to help you correct it.
The tech certainly increases the quality of these irons. The one-piece forging gives the mid and short irons exceptional feel and control.
And even the tungsten in the 3 and 4 irons has been seamlessly integrated thanks to the co-forging process.
But most of the tech that went into these irons was geared towards mid and low handicap players.
Titleist 620 CB Vs Titleist 716 CB Irons
“The 716 CB irons are also forged and sport tungsten weighting in the toe to improve forgiveness.”
Overall, the Titleist 620 CB and 716 CB irons are very similar. They look nearly identical behind the ball and produce nearly identical spin and launch numbers.
However, I did like the 716 CB irons a bit more for mid handicappers because the blade lengths are just a bit longer and the sweet spot is a little larger as well.