Are the Titleist 775 CB Irons Still Good? Are They Forgiving For High Handicappers?
“The Titleist 775 CB irons are one of the few clubs by this storied company to truly look like game improvement irons.”
And that’s saying a lot. I have tested a lot of Titleist golf clubs in my time and very few of them screamed “game Improvement” like the Titleist 775 CB irons.
Which is sort of baffling considering that the entire Titleist 775 CB set is forged.
But this isn’t necessarily a bad thing – especially if you’re a high handicapper.
But forgiving looks is only half the story behind these irons. Find out if the Titleist 775 CB’s are worth gaming in 2023 in the following review.
Are Titleist 775 CB Irons Still Good?
“Looking at the Titleist 775 CB irons behind the ball, I actually thought I was playing Taylormade irons.”
The Titleist 775 CB irons have something that few other Titleist irons have: color. The long irons in this set feature a red aluminum bar running across the cavity.
The short irons feature a thinner stripe of red running through the cavity; but it is still attention-grabbing considering that these are Titelist irons.
There is also a lot of offset for Titleist irons. But the offset is progressive so it closes up as you work towards the short irons.
Titleist calls these irons “channel back” irons which, as far as I can tell, is just another term for shallow cavity backs.
The Titleist 775 CB irons have a moderate cavity back which creates a moderate cavity undercut. And despite the relatively weak lofts, the Titleist 775 CB irons still produce mid launch
The Titleist 775 CB irons have been forged from stainless steel. So while they are very durable, they don’t exactly provide a buttery feel.
They feel smoother than your typical game improvement irons, just don’t expect them to feel like Mizuno irons or even Srixons.
Still, the Titleist 775 CB irons don’t send a punishing sting up your arms on mis-hits. And the feedback is still very clear.
And, for those who care, stainless steel forging is more durable than say, carbon steel forging.
Despite the foreign looks of the Titleist 775 CB irons, they are still good…for the right kind of player.
These are absolutely game improvement irons and through that purview, I have few complaints about them.
Are the Titleist 775 CB Irons Forgiving for High Handicappers?
“The Titleist 775 CB irons have progressive shaping that starts out big in the long irons and gets more moderate in the short irons.”
Along with the progressive offset, the progressive shaping provides a smooth and natural transition from the long irons to the short irons.
I’ve been a strong proponent of progressive shaping and offset my entire golf career and that hasn’t changed.
There are merits on both sides of the “single length vs progressive length” iron debate; but I really like the way the Titleist 775 CB irons transition.
Throughout my testing, I felt like my swing wasn’t changing much but I was still getting consistent performance.
The Titleist 775 CB irons are definitely good for high handicappers – especially those switching from hybrid irons or super game improvement irons.
The long irons look beefy behind the ball and the short irons shrink just a little bit.
The cavity back design pushes weight to the perimeters of the head to provide more forgiveness on mis-hits while the forged stainless steel lets you know exactly where you made contact on the face.
The Titleist 775 CB irons may not be the prettiest clubs that Titleist has produced; but they get the job done if you’re a high handicapper.
My mis-hits were going almost as far and straight as my perfectly struck swings. With the 6-iron, I was averaging a carry distance of 174.3 yards.
The only thing I feel might not be great for high handicappers is the launch. While the launch worked great for my fast swing speed, it may be a little too low for players who struggle to get the ball in the air.
And that might affect distance for such players. But in every other sense, the Titleist 775 CB irons are really solid GI irons for high handicappers.
Titleist 775 CB Vs Titleist 716 CB Irons
“The Titleist 716 CB irons are also forged but additional tungsten weighting has been placed in the toe.”
The 716’s also have significantly weaker lofts so they launch higher than the Titleist 775 CB’s. But the 716’s have a more traditional shape that looks better behind the ball if you’re an experienced player.
Overall, the Titleist 775 CB irons are better if you’re looking for forgiveness.