ScottGolf CBI-II Cavity Back Irons Review

A few months ago I had the privilege of piecing together a set of irons that didn't carry a household name. My friends at KBS golf shafts supplied the build with their C-Taper Tour S+ shafts and the good folks at Pure grips hooked me up with their P2 Wrap grips. The irons are from a small club builder out of Utah in the good ole USA. The name is Scott Golf and his super sexy SG-02 irons are forged from 1020 carbon steel and milled to perfection.  My experience as well as my followers intrigue with the SG-02 irons / KBS shafts and Pure grips were overwhelming. I wanted to do another build pronto but wanted to go another direction with it. I went with Scotts CBI-II Cavity Back irons as I felt they suited many of our followers. Rounding up this new build were some familiar faces. I went with the KBS C-Taper Tour XS shafts (5 grams heavier) and stuck with the super tacky P2 Wrap grips from Pure grips.

 

 

 

The CBI-II like the SG-02 is a no nonsense iron. No gimmicks, inserts or slots. The lofts are standard and they are forged and milled from 1020 carbon steel. The biggest difference with the Cavity Back irons is the low end weighting. They are heavier, have a wider sole and have a little offset. I call it a Players iron for someone looking to get the most out of their swing with minimal effort. The 6 iron, for example, with the KBS C-Taper Tour XS shaft comes in at 443 grams. That's almost 10 grams heavier than others tested. What I am seeing is higher swing speeds, higher launch angles and softer landings on the greens. On average, my CBI-II 6 iron launches about 4* higher than other clubs I've tested in this segment with little to no yardage loss. Can you say flag hunting with confidence?

 

Scott makes some outstanding irons and uses nothing but the best materials to get them tuned for your game. They offer clubs for all skill levels and the quality and craftsmanship you get from Scott Golf, they won't break the bank. I am gaming a combo set right now with the SG-02 8-PW and CBI-II 4-7 irons and absolutely am blown away by them. People I play golf with are always grabbing them out of my bag and hitting them. They don't have that super overly soft feel of the comparable Japanese forged irons but that's good. I'm not a fan. The feedback from 1020 carbon steel is by far one of the purest feelings in golf! For more information about Scott Golf visit www.scottgolf.com and stay tuned for some new goodies coming our way from him in 2016.

 

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