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The new Titleist CNCPT irons use rare super alloys to create what Titleist call the most generous and forgiving impact in golf. At £500 per club they'll set you back £3,000 a set, this is why...
‘Designed without the restriction of cost’, is a phrase we hear a lot today, as brands are more eager than ever to showcase what their crack teams of engineers and boffins can come up with when they don’t have to worry about how much golfers will pay for a new set of irons.
The term had never been uttered before PXG launched their super premium irons back in 2015. But with major brands having watched Bob Parsons' company grab a share of their premium iron market, most are now up for trying their hand at selling super hi-tech irons at similarly premium prices.
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Titleist’s ‘Designed without cost restriction’ journey started back in 2016 with the super game-improving C16. Since then though they’ve refocused their efforts on muscleback and player styled CNCPT irons, and the brand have just announced two new additions, the CP-03 and CP-04. The pair are joining forces with the current CP-02 to create a stunning new £500 a club, super iron family.
Each new Titleist CNCPT iron has a hollow body construction and it's teamed with a forged super alloy L-shaped face, which is the thinnest unsupported, constant thickness face in golf. Titleist’s R&D Director of Irons, Marni Ines said “the benefits our super metal alloy brings in terms of ball speed, launch, distance and trajectory are just astounding’.
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Each CNCPT iron also has a multi-material hollow head for optimum MOI and CG placement for each models target golfer, with at least (on average) 100g of tungsten inside each head.
What you need to know about the Titleist CNCPT CP-02 iron
The CP-02 iron launched in 2019 and it's staying within this new family. The head is very much a blade (muscleback) shape and size. Expect minimal hosel offset, a progressive muscleback profile and an average of 113g of tungsten weighting (3-8 iron) per club. Essentially see the CP-02 as a more forgiving muscleback and you won't go too far wrong.
What you need to know about the Titleist CNCPT CP-03 iron
Titleist say the CP-03 gives a perfect blend of power, balance and control. There's minimal hosel offset and a progressive midsize muscleback profile. On average there's 104g of tungsten weighting (3-7 iron) to improve stability and forgiveness, which means the models fits nicely into the players' and players' distance iron arena.
What you need to know about the Titleist CNCPT CP-04 iron
If there's an area where hollow iron heads come into their own, it's for game improver irons, as the tech makes it possible to create a smaller head both more forgiving and powerful. Titleist say the CP-04's progressive midsize profile and moderate hosel offset delivers ultimate speed with improved accuracy. There's an average of 100g of tungsten weighting (4-7) per club, to maximise forgiveness.
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Marni Ines, Titleist Director of Iron R&D, on the CNCPT irons
“CNCPT is the dream project for our engineers. We’re on the journey to not only design the ultimate iron – but actually figure out how to make it. We’ve made a huge leap forward with the discovery of our supermetal alloy – the material is so strong and resilient that we’re able to forge iron faces even thinner than we once thought possible.
"It’s difficult to obtain and extremely challenging to implement into the manufacturing process, but the benefits to the overall construction in terms of ball speed, launch, distance and trajectory are just astounding."
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Titleist CNCPT Iron specs
Review written by: Simon Daddow
Job title: Today's Golfer - Equipment Editor