Titleist engineers are big fans of the company’s CNCPT iron program, mostly for the freedom it gives them to pursue manufacturing and material technologies regardless of cost in an effort to produce the best possible golf clubs.
Equally as smitten are serious golfers who crave the high-end, high-performance offerings that result from that initiative – such as the recently released CP-03 and CP-04 lines.
The CP-03 model consists of progressive, midsize muscle-back irons with minimal offset, while CP-04 features a player improvement head shape and moderate offset. Both have been constructed from exotic materials that can take up to eight months to source. Each part of the clubhead is forged and cast to “extreme limits of precision,” the company says. And both are designed to generate “supreme ball speed with ideal launch,” thanks largely to the use of a forged, supermetal L-face insert. Forgiveness is enhanced through the employment of high-density tungsten weights in each clubhead.
“CNCPT is a dream project for our engineers,” said Marni Ines, the director of irons development for Titleist Golf Club’s research-and-development operation. “We’re on the journey to not only design the ultimate iron but also to actually figure out how to make it. We’ve made a huge leap forward with the discovery of this supplemental 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.”
The CP-03 and CP-04 fill out a line that also includes the CP-02, a progressive muscle-back with minimal offset and a blade size and feel that was introduced in April 2019.