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Ian Poulter spills the beans on Titleist’s AP3, 718 irons

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Thank you, Ian Poulter. That’s how Titleist fans are feeling toward the Ryder Cup hero for spilling the beans on Titleist’s new 718 iron lineup, which looks to include an all-new model called the 718 AP3. His photos, which were posted on his Instagram account, also include photos of what appear to be the new 718 T-MB, 718 AP2 irons.

As in past years, Titleist is expected to officially release its newest equipment to PGA Tour players at next week’s Quicken Loans National. We’ll have our boots on the ground to capture more images of the clubs, which will allow us to make better educated guesses about the design of the all-new AP3.

For now, enjoy speculating on what Poulter posted below. You can see what GolfWRX Members are saying about the clubs in our forum here.

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Discussion: See what GolfWRX Members are saying about Titleist’s new irons. 

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  1. Scott

    Jun 28, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    I think this time around its time to simply mix and match clubs to go in the bag. Looking forward to the fall the dial in on these. Curious to read about the testing.

  2. Ira Shoff

    Jun 26, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    I still like the looks of the old 714’s the best.

  3. Scott

    Jun 25, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    Just when Jordan finally wins with his 716’s…NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Jevarn ONeal

    Jun 25, 2017 at 10:06 am

    I want!

  5. Jim

    Jun 25, 2017 at 9:26 am

    Where is the 7 iron?

  6. Luke

    Jun 25, 2017 at 6:10 am

    I think they could be a more forgiving long iron along the lines of the t-Mb but geared towards people not wanting hybrids or t-mb to replace the stock ap2 long irons. The sole looks super deep as wide as the t-mb. Don’t think I’ll love them at first look.

  7. Tim

    Jun 24, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    Quicken Loans will be held at TPC Potomac this year.

    TBM

  8. Howard

    Jun 24, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    Just fell in love with my 716s anyways.

  9. Shooter McGavin

    Jun 24, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    Yeah I’ll be keeping my 716 AP2 beauts. See you in 2019 Titleist.

  10. golfraven

    Jun 24, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    I seriously went to Titleist site to peek at this years models because those don’t look like the new 718 range. Just judging by looks the Ap2s look like a throwback to the 914 model. The AP3s have a newer style but I am not stunned. Hope the CBs will look nicer.

  11. Michael Constantine

    Jun 24, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    In logic the AP3 should be more along the lines of the CB model. As all prior AP2 are more player geared than AP1. So it would only make sense that for AP3 would have a more better player geared design and look. I think if Titleist did away with the CB and made the AP3 more like prior CB designs they would sell more of the CB type design. So basically what I’m saying is change the CB name to AP3 and there you go. Shake things up a bit.

  12. SH

    Jun 24, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Well done, Wilson Golf, I like what you’ve done with the new version of the FG6

  13. SV

    Jun 24, 2017 at 11:26 am

    Looks a little like a cross between the AP 1 and AP2 (1+2 =3).

  14. Jack

    Jun 24, 2017 at 11:03 am

    718 MB irons hiding in the background as well. Not sure how the ap3 are more players clubs than ap2? The cavity looks pretty deep.

  15. Rich

    Jun 24, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Looks like someone has copied from Mizuno .Just added chrome and a different badge .

    • Ccshop

      Jun 24, 2017 at 10:57 am

      Looks nothing like a Mizuno iron. Looks like the color of the 714 with the design of the 716.

    • Tom1

      Jun 24, 2017 at 1:52 pm

      everything looks like a Mizuno…even my dogs collar.

  16. Gordy

    Jun 24, 2017 at 10:35 am

    Yawn..boring

  17. Tom1

    Jun 24, 2017 at 10:35 am

    eeeEEew aaaAAAww

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WRX Spotlight: Argolf Mordred putter

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Product: Argolf Mordred putter

Pitch: From Argolf: “…each ARGOLF putter is named after an Arthurian legend.”

“Mordred was known as a notorious traitor who fought King Arthur at the Battle of Camlann, where he was killed, and Arthur was fatally wounded. The images depicting Mordred are reflected in the winged design of the putter which aids in stabilization and alignment, as well as its coloring.”

“With a lower center of gravity that surpasses all mallet putters in the ARGOLF collection, Mordred boasts one of the highest MOIs available on the market. Precisely milled from a solid block of aeronautical-grade 7175 Aluminum, Mordred appeals to the eye with its clean and sophisticated look. Using the most advanced technology, Mordred is shaped through a 5-axis milling process that differentiates itself from its competitors in design and performance due to its aerodynamic features.”

Our take on the Argolf Mordred putter

When you are dreaming of your next high-end milled putter, Argolf might not be the first name that pops into your head. Argolf is a French company founded in 2010 by a couple of aeronautical industrialists and a golf professional. By combining the expertise from both sites, Argolf has created a line of milled putters that not only look like art but with performance that rivals more well-known brands.

Mordred is a large mallet that boasts a very low center of gravity and super high MOI. Milled out of a solid block of aerospace-grade 7175 aluminum, the design is influenced by the aerodynamic lines from F1 race cars. The face features Argolf’s C-Claw technology that produces a more consistent forward roll without skidding. The Mordred is finished off with a single orange site line, a black PVD shaft, and a Pure midsize grip.

When you open the box, you are greeted with a nice grey and orange head cover that feels high quality and durable. Headcover removed, you will say hello to one of the larger mallet putters you have ever tried. The finish is a matte dark gray that eliminates glare and contrasts well with the orange paint fill. Traditionally high end milled putters have milling lines on most of the head and ARGOLF hid most of those in this head. The milling lines and marks are still visible on the rounded sections, but any flat surface is perfectly smooth. From what I have been told by machinists, it is more expensive to remove those lines and marks.

Any mallet putter that boasts high MOI, the style is going to be love or hate. At first, I was taken back by how busy the Mordred is, but out on the course, those flowing lines melt away. Not once was I distracted by them while lining up a putt. Size is going to take some getting used to as it just frames the ball different than any other mallet I have tried.

Feel and sound is where Mordred really shines. I have putted with aluminum putters before, and depending on the design they can have a different sound or feel. The C-Claw face really offers a softer feel and sound with just a slight click at impact. Not as crisp as carbon steel, just a little more muted and I enjoyed the sounds and feel with the Titleist AVX.

ARGOLF’s C-Claw technology does what it says and gets the ball rolling with zero skidding, even on long uphill putts. Putting side-by-side with a standard faced putter you could easily see tell the difference in the first foot of roll. Some face technologies can cause issues with distance control, but every putt rolled out to the expected distance. Compared to a traditionally milled face the Mordred will roll a fraction farther, but something that is easy to adjust to with a handful of putts on the practice green.

Shots off center go almost exactly where you aimed; the toe miss leaks just a touch right. Putts struck on the heel go straight and lose minimal distance while feeling still very solid. Toe strikes leak a hair right and are met with a small amount of vibration letting you know you missed the center of the putter.

Overall, Argolf’s Mordred putter is a great option for someone who is looking for a super forgiving putter. A minor complaint is no grip options for a putter at this price. I like a standard size, firmer grip and there are no other options to select from. The other thing that could become an issue is how well the finish holds up. I always use the headcover when I am not using my putter and the finish still has a few minor marks on it. If you are anti-headcover you might notice faster wear. Those are pretty small issues, and I think that ARGOLF has a really solid putter here.

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Odyssey/Toulon Santa Monica putter”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day showcases an Odyssey/Toulon Santa Monica putter which has got plenty of our member’s attention. Some have likened the blade to Tiger’s Newport 2, and a number are hoping for a release at retail soon.

For more photos, check out the full forum thread here.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • Weston11: “Absolutely beautiful!”
  • Scotty1140: “Sweet putter. Definitely inspired by Tiger’s Newport 2. Needs a bit more of a bevel on the trailing edges from address IMO. Always love a tri-sole. This coming to retail? Would like to roll this.”
  • Wdwfreak: “Bring that one out, and you have a sale. I like that a lot.”

Entire Thread: “Odyssey/Toulon Santa Monica putter”

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Forum Thread of the Day: “What golf-related Father’s Day gift did you get?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from nuttinbutapeanut, who asked fellow members what golf-related gift they received for Father’s Day. Our members share what they received, as well as gave on Father’s Day.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • OSpreyCI: “PXG 0811x Driver. Thank you fam bam.”
  • Aviador Naval: “Two hours of time with my son hitting balls and practicing short game on a day with beautiful weather. As an empty nester, that is 1000x more valuable than anything material.”
  • Kingcat990: “Took the father in law golfing, and we posted some horrendous scores. Had a great time piling garbage on the scorecard.”
  • Gautama: “New golf shirt and shorts, and got a surprise treat in a tee time for the whole clan on a little executive 9 hole, par 33 course. First time we’ve done it…my wife, my two sons aged 22 and 18, and my two daughters aged 9 and 6. The whole course was crawling with groups like ours… Not the fastest round any of us have ever played, but very fun.”
  • granata10: “New ping hoofer golf bag. It was needed and wanted.”

Entire Thread: “What golf-related Father’s Day gift did you get?”

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