Introducing the New Titleist T-MB 718 Irons - The 2017 Japan Golf Fair is nearing just a couple of months away scheduled to take place during the last week of March. We are expecting many new Japan Only Titleist clubs mostly due to the fact that we are getting notices of current models being discontinued. It started with the Vokey Cold Forged then the T-MB and now we are starting learn a bit more about what's next to come from Titleist.
Like the 716 T-MB the new 718 T-MB by Titleist looks like a muscle back but features a hollow structure making it very forgiving for it's size. This is the first sight of a model named "718" with the 716 series destined to be replaced with the same moniker on the future. Titleist has expanded the tungsten structure on the heel and toe side bringing the MOI up and lowering the CG to make it even easier to hit. We do expect a #2 iron as well. Titleist Japan is saying that they have found a way to make the new T-MB more forgiving than even the current model AP2. TSG will have pre-orders up for these very shortly so stay tuned!
The New 2016 VG3 Driver - I first hit this club back several months ago at the Tokyo Golf Show only issue was it was inside a swing cage and I wasn't really in review mode, well a couple of weeks ago I was able to take it out for a round at TPC San Antonio which is a lovely track I'm familiar with and got to give her a good run.
It's a Japan Only Premium offering from Titleist that caters to a wide range of player from the smoother swinging low handicap to even the high handicap golfer. So what makes it premium? It's the 811 Ti body and the SP700 Forged Cup Face these are top grade materials often only used in the very best JDM drivers. It's a High MOI driver with an elongated shape and what Titleist calls a center axis cg location, It's got the active recoil channel and sure fit adapter as well. On to my thoughts after the Jump...
Titleist VG3 Series Utility Woods - I would have to say these do a very good job at who they were designed to help, the mid to high handicap player. I've hit this for a few holes now and had range time with them and they are an absolute pleasure to hit IF you are looking for something long, straight, and forgiving yet it has a bit of size to it.
The most interesting attribute is it's face shape, in fact the entire VG3 series shares very unique face shapes when looking head on. As you can see below very few if any woods share the same style. Ready for more? Follow the Jump Please...
Titleist VG3 Forged Japan Only Irons - Introducing the new 2016 VG3's by Titleist. Only offered in Japan the VG3 series is geared toward the mid to low handicap player the forged version as seen in these photos features very little offset yet with a rounded somewhat thick topline it's forged head has a progressive cavity with short irons having no undercut while the mid to long irons have a deeper CNC milled undercut for extra added forgiveness. The soles of the mid to long irons also feature embedded tungsten weighting spread optimally across the entire sole area making these very forgiving and lowering the trajectory which blends well with it's stronger lofts somewhat the same combo used in the Titleist T-MB 716 irons, but these are not stainless steel or hollow like the T-MB they are soft forged 1 piece heads, just the way we like um. Follow the jump for detailed photos of the PW, #7 and #5 irons....
Titleist VG3 Series in hand images and hitting impressions - Titleist Japan did not attend the 2016 Japan Golf Fair this year which was a big surpise as they have just about every previous show I can remember in the last 15 years BUT they did have all of their clubs available to test with launch monitor data, enjoy the pics and my impressions after the jump...
New 2016 Titleist VG3 Forged Irons - It's here one of the best selling best performing Irons from Titleist's Japan Only VG3 Series! Titleist has been producing this line for over 5 years now and it fills the perfect gap between the low handicap player and the golfer who needs more forgiveness without a larger sized head, This is the pinnacle of Titleist engineering using S45C a Japan designated material FORGED with Tungsten Nickel weighting on both heel and toe sides from #4 thru #7 irons making your long to mid irons nice and easy to hit.
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The new Titleist 2016 VG3 Fairway Wood and Hybrid Clubs! Coming Soon to TourSpecGolf!
The All New Titleist 2016 VG3 Driver Coming March 4th to TourSpecGolf! ( Pre-Order with [email protected] )
Titleist 2016 VG3 Japan Only Gear - Coming Soon to TourSpecGolf...
The Cold Forged Vokey has been one of the most popular wedges sent to TSG Club Works for a refinish and in the above image you can see why, here we have a beautiful copper satin that at sunset or sunrise will glow almost orange. Some of these finishes are not for the faint of heart let's take for example copper mirror or satin each time the oil from your fingers touch this finish it leaves a fingerprint in a darker bronzy color that over a short period of time becomes a rusty patina immune to glare or glow as it once was.
Below is copper mirror and like the satin it wears easily, you never lose the copper you simply gain the patina over it and it is an acquired taste, Please follow the Jump to see more images of cold forged vokey refinishes including black oxide, black boron and copper mirror + satin...