716 CB 5 iron cracked!

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By Nick D

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  1. Nick D
    Long Beach

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    So I picked up a used set of 716 CB and was told they were set up as standard loft/lie. Knowing sometimes soft forged irons can bend out of spec I took that info with a grain of salt figuring I would have them all checked anyway. Upon receiving them, I had a couple range trips and one round. Although they were performing well, I could tell something was off. Took them in to my local shop to find out they were all 1-2 degrees flat and he proceeded bend them back to stock lie angles, plus a degree strong at my request. Got them back, shot the best round of my life the very next time out, too.... I was chipping around in the backyard yesterday when I noticed something on the 5 iron I thought was just grass or hair or whatever... turns out it's completely cracked at the back of the hosel. All the others (4-P) are fine, just the 5. I know this happens from time to time especially when bending cast irons but I figured these would at least hold up to a degree or 2... Anyone have this happen? Just a bad casting possibly? Is this something Titleist stands behind or is this more on the shop to correct? Thanks in advance for any info.

  2. 19hole
    Woburn, MA

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    First, the CB is actually a forged club. Bending normally would not be an issue. It almost sounds as these have been bent more than once and the 5 iron could have been bent past the normal limits and then re-bent to get into the desired spec.

    It may be possible to send that club to Titleist for repair.
  3. Nick D
    Long Beach

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    Thanks, I realize they are forged thats why this surprised me. I guess it is possible they have been bent before, I just didn't think that would be an issue. Took it to my store today, Roger Dunn in Seal Beach and they took care of me no questions asked. Set is good to go again, just has a mis matched serial now.

    Anyone in SoCal, the people at the Seal Beach Roger Dunn are top notch and should be given a visit if you're in need of anything. Just thought it needs to be said!!!!
  4. Rich T
    Shrewsbury, MA

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    Always nice to hear about good customer service stories. Hopefully just a freak incident with the crack.

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