Haven't registered for Team Titleist yet? The Dynamic Gold golf shaft compliments this club as it has in the past. I truly love the look of the AP2 but I am a solid … Can anyone tell me what the discernible differences between the 710 series and 712 series are? If it helps, I've played with just about everything out there and Titleist's quality stands above the others.. Will i be able to buy just the 714 AP1 heads? The only downside I encountered, as expected, was in the areas of appearance and workability. Tungsten is used to impact an iron’s performance in ways that steel can’t. ©2020 Acushnet Company. Still like both. How is this possible? Looking down at the club from above, you have no idea this is not a muscle back. Just an opinion (and we all have one),  but if I were buying clubs that I might be playing for several seasons, I would spend the little extra (maybe 10-20 bucks a club) to have the set that is technologically up to date. I also play with a set of 716 AP1 irons … Solid feel results when the center of gravity (CG) is moved closer to the point of impact, creating smooth entry and exit from the turf. A lower CG contributes toward higher launching long irons that carry farther. Alan has also played a crucial role helping manage multiple high profile tournaments throughout his career including the USGA Women’s U.S. Open, PGA and LPGA Tour events, and multiple NCAA and AJGA events. I moved to the 716 AP2 irons shortly after they came out. Compared to the forged 714 CB irons, the 714 AP2 irons will not give you as much feedback or be as easy to shape. They both really launch it, high and far. The 712 AP1's were titleist's best selling iron of the series for a reason. The 716 AP2 was the number one iron model on Tour globally and therefore Titleist has officially badged the 718 AP2 as a tour iron and placed it in their tour category alongside the 718 MB and 718 CB irons … You will get more forgiveness and speed on mishits due to the new structure in the long irons and lastly, we have improved the feel by better aligning the CG with the impact area and vibration tuned the face with the multi-layer medallion. It weighs 97 grams in the Senior flex, 99 in Reg, 101 in Stiff and 105 in the X flex   It kicks it up higher than your standard DYG shafts and is much lighter so if your tempo is smooth, you may also gain some speed. If possible take the two 7 irons to a chipping green and … The flight has been improved - the long irons are easier to hit in the air because we have lowered the CG, and precision placed a high density Tungsten in the dual cavity. When this blend is achieved it results in more speed and distance on miss-hit golf shots. Above: A 714 AP1 iron, compared the Titleist’s 714 MB “blade” irons. That’s right! The big difference is in the sole that has been improved with a smoother sole width progression and an increase in the camber of the sole in the short irons. My problem was the 714s were 6-8 yards longer and left a nasty lil gap between them and my vokies wedges. Titleist 718 AP1 irons review – The technology. I feel that the AP2 still has those "aggressive" lines of a players club, but with the tiny bit forgiveness thats needed on our sometimes bad shots. Hi Norris,  Yes, we have improved the flight, feel and forgiveness of the AP1's in a similar manner to the AP2 irons. I have the 714 AP1 irons, my son is a PGA Pro so I have tried the 716 ap1 the only difference is the 716 is a little longer because they at 2 degrees stronger than the 714 and the heads are a litter bigger which … Good luck. Tungsten was the big tech story in the 716 AP1 and it is again a key material in the construction of these irons. This means that on less-than-perfect shots with the 714 AP2′s, the golf ball will end up a little closer to the intended target with a straighter ball flight than previous generations. We'll be the first time I've had the same make club all through the bag. I also found them to be a few yards longer than the 712's. The long irons will be easier to hit high, which should translate into more distance, the 7-W have stronger lofts so it will be easier to flight shots  - you may even see an increase in distance if your spin on the 712's was too high. Fine tuning the vibration of the golf club to specific frequencies produces a satisfying sound at impact. Our field testing proved all of the above-mentioned features to be true. The differences between the 712 AP2 and the 714 AP2 are threefold. In the short irons, we raised the CG, narrowed the sole and moved the Tungsten so that it is easier to control trajectory. Hi Tim,  I don't have your individual iron specs as we no longer have those spec sheets, but here are the standard specs and yours were .5" longer and 2 up from there. Are they a True Temper shaft? The T100 replaces the AP2; the T200 comes in for the AP3 and the T300 replaces the AP1. That makes the iron feel more solid at impact. The M2 isa definite “game improvement iron”, while the M1 was similar in size and shape to my previous irons, Titleist AP1s. I had the same problem with these sets and am still making my decision. I still have my 714 AP2 irons and use them when traveling by air (checking clubs). I do completely understand their reasoning. However if you are low single figure player who does not shape this … The increased MOI produces more ball speed and less club head twisting on miss-hits. The flight has been improved by launching the long irons higher for more distance through maximized carry and enhanced stopping control. While the AP2 irons are bulky by Titleist's standards, the AP1 heads are noticeably larger and the top edge is also broader. The 714 AP2 is a good-looking blade with tremendous forgiveness. Now Titleist has readdressed the situation with the T Series. As someone who has been a Titleist loyalist for years, I just got fit for the 714s, the new AP2s are great and with the adjustments they made from the 712s it is well worth the money for the upgrade. Cathi provided the final specs of the new AP2 irons (714 series) and as she noted, the lofts were strengthened one degree on the 6 - W. Hello Cathi; Have any of these changes been made to the AP1's also? Not because I don't like the 712's, I love them! The tungsten is positioned low and toward the edges of the head, which lowers the center of gravity (CG) and increases moment of inertia (MOI). What’s also really interesting here is that the irons … I tested both and really liked the new 714 design. For the second consecutive iron cycle, … I am currently playing 714 AP1 and when I got fitted was on the fence between the AP1 and AP2. The cavity-back designs are similar, with both featuring a black and silver tungsten nickel pla… I have the AP1 4&5 iron, but neither gives me any more distance than the 6 iron, so I'm thinking about a 4&5 hybrid. I don’t have access to a launch monitor, but it was about a 20-yard difference between … I have hit both and the biggest difference is that the shorter scoring irons … Better and more solid feel through the turf - we improved the sole design by smoothing down the leading edge so that it reduced digging at entry and we added progressive camber which will help control the divot length. Equipment counts courtesy of Darrell Survey. It’s almost twice as heavy as steel and there’s an average of 43 grams of tungsten in each club head. One would think with all that tungsten, there might be a heavy overall feel, especially at impact, but there is no noticeable heaviness and the turf interaction is smooth as silk. I did a little research and found Titleist made the 714s a few degrees stronger than the 712s. By Benjamin T. Great insight. The long irons produced a penetrating ball flight with a soft landing. In the short irons, engineers did the opposite by adding weight to the upper portion of the club heads. In the long irons, the upper cavity was trimmed to 2.1 millimeters, which allowed more weight to be moved to the perimeter of the irons. These improvements are an important consideration for better golfers, most of whom prefer smaller-sized iron heads. Between the three models you mentioned, the AP1 will be the longest and most forgiving. Why not seek out a dealer and try them both out? The feel was almost the same to me. The AP2 is far less forgiving and forged, for softer feel. The tungsten inserts account for approximately 20 percent of the club head’s weight. “Precision Engineered for Advanced Performance” is Titleist’s tagline for the new 714 AP2 irons. Titleist 716 AP1 irons review The AP1 3-7 irons have 42g of tungsten on average, 50% more than 714 while the AP2 3-7 irons have 56g of tungsten on average, 25% more than 714. Here are the exact specs for my AP2 710's. (712 W is 50* - 714 W is 48*) The 712s didn't have that gap issue. October 02, 2013 at 04:39 AM Titleist AP2 714 Irons . These Titleist iron are amazing. I took my AP 1s back to Edwin Watts and they tweaked the lofts and eliminated a few mini gaps. Titleist hit the nail on the head when they said the 714 series is their most accurate iron to date. But I  really like the new look and the fact that the new 714's are 3* stronger, which ultimately means a slightly lower ball flight AND longer distance--as much as 10-12 yards. Titleist’s engineers were able to trim extra weight from the irons by designing a dual-cavity. Since you can't differentiate between the two on long game performance, there might be a difference in short game performance. To increase the forgiveness, Titleist worked to balance a small club head design with an increase in the Moment of Inertia (MOI). I'm considering the new 714 AP2 irons, but may opt for the 712 AP2's. gm) shafts. I've had my 712 irons for 10 days and have played 2 rounds. I have narrowed it down to either the titleist ap2 or cb irons. The 716 7 iron was indeed a 1/2 club longer, but I attribute that to the 2 degree stronger lofts (33* vs 31*) and lighter shaft. The AP1 and AP2 irons with their larger heads and more decorated cavity backs were a break from that tradition. Considering that the performance between the two is negligible, it makes … The current iron market is trending this way, with most manufacturers trying to develop a classic look to their forged blade with crazy forgiveness. The M2 isa definite “game improvement iron”, while the M1 was similar in size and shape to my previous irons, Titleist AP1s. They are amazing.. A higher CG produces a lower, more penetrating trajectory that most golfers prefer from their higher-lofted irons. Thanks Cathi; After what you've told me here, and all the good things that I've heard, and seen about the 714 AP1's I may have to find a new home for my 712AP1's even though I've only had them for a year, and give a set of 714AP1's a new home at my house. You can pick up a good condition set of Titleist 714 or 716 CB irons for about $400, which is a 1/3 of the price of the T series irons. While I'm sure there is nothing wrong with the 712's, I understand the improvements in the 714's give them a reason for serious consideration. I'm thinking about a little different configuration since I've been loosing some distance (with age) and my distance maxes out with my 6 iron. With these certifications, he is among the 1% of PGA members that hold multiple PGA Certifications. The ability to control the spin with the new 714 irons is fantastic. Can you give me any info about the new XP95 (I think that's what they're called) compared to the DG R300's that I have now? It’s not as forgiving as the AP1 and this is was evident in the lower irons. They look very nice. It is all to do with the weighting, the design of the sole and the cavity back which work together to create what Titleist … So now that the range is sequenced correctly, what we … I had a set that I gave to my wife. The Titleist 716 AP1 iron is the next evolution of the AP1 model last tweaked in 2013, but this time the changes are more significant. So it does prove that the 1* is correct. Many of our customers are asking how the AP3 fits into the line up. I have the tour ad shafts in my 712 AP1 and im wanting to keep them. Alan Unruh is a Class “A” member of the PGA of America, and holds PGA Certifications in General Management, Golf Operations and Player Development. Ridiculous for 7 irons. Craig; This is not an official answer, but I ask the same question about the 913D2 driver head and was told "no" that Titleist only sells complete clubs. Does anyone have more wisdom about the 714's -- pros AND cons? These enhancements were made throughout then entire iron set for better turf interaction, particularly in firm conditions. As if choosing your new Titleist 718 irons wasn’t difficult enough, THEY ADDED THE AP3!!!. Let’s take a deeper look into the 714 AP2 iron. 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