Expert Review: Titleist 620 MB IronsPublished on 04/18/2023 · 4 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the irons, which I purchased with my own money in March of 2023.
All photos courtesy of Martey Hebeler
About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the irons, which I purchased with my own money in March of 2023.
Man, are these Titleist 620 MB Irons sleek and good looking. They feature a super-thin topline with minimal offset that pure ball strikers are looking for. Plus they’re designed for low handicappers looking to flight and work the trajectory of the golf ball.
About the club I own
- Model: 2023 Titleist 620 MB
- Loft setting: 7-PW
- Shaft type: Project X LZ Onyx Black
- Shaft flex: X-Stiff
- Average score: 75
- Handicap: 2
- Experience: 25 years of golf
- Right/Left-Handed: Right-handed
- Typical ball flight: High draw
- Golf ball used: TaylorMade TP5 pix
- Club swing speed: 112 mph
- When I bought the club: March 2023
- Days tested: 15
- Where I’ve used it: Range, course, and simulator
- Weather and wind conditions: Warm, windy, indoors
How it performs
What I was looking for
I was looking for a new set of irons that would really allow me to work my ball trajectory and height. I live in Kansas and play in blustery, windy conditions; so, I really need to be able to maneuver the ball down low and out of the wind.
Why I chose this club
I chose this club for the performance and its pure blade characteristics. I am happy with the fact that I am really able to manipulate the flight of the ball like I was looking to do. I also tested the Wilson Staff blades and the TaylorMade P7MB. I ended up choosing the Titleist based on feel and sound. When I square these clubs up, nothing feels better than flushing it with these.
What I love about it
- Feel: These irons feel butter soft when hit in the middle, but provide me with the feedback I need on off-center strikes.
- Sound: The sound of the blade going through the turf and compressing the ball is hard to beat. The ball leaves with a distinct hissing while it's spinning through and cutting the air.
- Workability: I am really able to work the ball with these both in varying trajectory and right to left and left to right shot shape.
- Shaft Feel: The Project X Onyx LZ is a great-feeling shaft. It loads nicely and is plenty stiff while not feeling like a super-rigid, stiff board.
- Shaft Performance: I am able to launch my shots high with a decent angle to land softly on greens. Plus, I’m also able to flight the ball lower under the wind.
- Aesthetic Appeal: The all-black shaft I selected looks incredible with the white Golf Pride wrap grip.
- Grip Feel: The grips feel fantastic; they are very soft but tacky for a sure grip.
- Spin:I have been able to work the ball well with these irons, adding spin and knocking it off the ball when needed. The short clubs generate plenty of spin to help hold the greens on short shots. I’m also able to shorten my swing and take spin off longer irons to keep the wind from affecting the shot too much.
Issues I’ve encountered
- Distance: Distance with these irons is good, but not what they are made for. The lack of distance comes from ball strikes that are not centered; this is really noticeable on low clubface strikes and toe hits.
- Forgiveness: These irons are more performance based, and not very forgiving on off-center or low strikes. With off-center strikes, the spin numbers jump up higher, and prevent the ball from carrying as far in flight.
Best shot with this club
On a downhill par 3 playing 185 yards, I hit a beautiful, high draw with my 7 Iron that landed about five yards short of the flag and just passed the hole for a tap-in birdie.
Value for the money vs. other options
In my opinion, to get a set of irons with this much precision and feel at this price point is a bargain. I also tested Callaway Apex MB and Wilson Staff MB, though I thought the Titleist 620 MB really excelled against the competition in appearance with its clean and sharp lines. I also preferred the sound of the Titleist compared to the Wilson and Callaway clubs.
The Titleist 620 may be my favorite set of irons I have ever owned. The ability to work the ball high to low and left to right is ideal. Plus, the feedback provided on off-center strikes helps me improve. But this is why these clubs are not for everyone: low handicappers will enjoy these, but on off-center hits, performance does drop significantly.