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718 AP2 or AP3??


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#31 new2g0lf

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 10:05 PM

 playgolf111, on 27 August 2017 - 04:12 AM, said:

Had a chance to test the 718 AP2 and must say that my 716 AP2 is more forgiving! Same shaft and flex. DG XP95.

I felt the same way, with the addition of the AP3 they've made the AP2 more like the JPX 900 Tour.  I actually didn't feel there was much difference in forgiveness between the 718 AP2 and CB, AP2 were slightly longer.

Edited by new2g0lf, 29 August 2017 - 10:05 PM.


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#32 Muffy

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 10:21 PM

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 10:23 PM

 russian7, on 29 August 2017 - 09:56 PM, said:

I cant find the heads anywhere to hit, has anyone demoed both??

You may want to look in the Pre-release Forum; there's several pertinent threads there.

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 12:33 AM

Got fit for them today, didn't hit ap2 good at all but loved the ap3.

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 03:59 AM

Does the AP3 feel clicky like the AP1s?


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Posted 30 August 2017 - 08:17 AM

 ekinwang, on 30 August 2017 - 03:59 AM, said:

Does the AP3 feel clicky like the AP1s?

It felt more like an AP1 than an AP2 if that helps.

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 10:20 AM

all these people getting fit already -- is this in stores or through fitters who have access earlier or something??
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Posted 01 September 2017 - 09:45 AM

Did a fitting with the AP3's--specifically went for these. I've played the AP2's and love the look/feel/performance but at 64 just feel the need for some forgiveness. I play off a 6 index for reference. So, just my thoughts here with these clubs.....
First I'd say the 3's fall right in between the AP1 & AP2 in every respect--head size,off set,sole , top line, etc. For me, its the perfect size to gain confidence over AP2, but not shovel like AP1. I was not thrilled about these being cast, but honestly the feel was NOT BAD !! Closer to AP1 than AP2 for sure, but again---right in between. Set up was very pleasing to my eye--nice top line--minimal off set in short irons---comfortable size head.
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Posted 01 September 2017 - 11:53 AM

I did a fitting at TPI yesterday.  I got fit into 3 and 4 iron AP3 bent 1* weak, 5-9 AP2.  We first started with the Ap2 7 iron, then moved to AP3, TMB, CB.  My turf interaction is better with players iron profiles.  From the fitter's mouth.  The AP2 was perfect through the turf and spun less than the CB.  The CB sole was slightly too narrow for my swing.  I had played the 716 CB for a while and thought this might be happening.  From the top, the AP3 7 iron looked good.  I would have to have them side by side with an AP2 to notice anything.  It does have a wider sole though than the AP2.  Feel wise you can definitely feel a difference between AP3 and AP2.  It's not forged so no surprise.  It helped me with ball speed and gave me a more optimal landing trajectory in the long irons.  I think the AP3 are great for combo sets in the long irons.  A lot of pros are going that way.

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 12:59 PM

 brushie, on 01 September 2017 - 11:53 AM, said:

I did a fitting at TPI yesterday.  I got fit into 3 and 4 iron AP3 bent 1* weak, 5-9 AP2.  We first started with the Ap2 7 iron, then moved to AP3, TMB, CB.
Interesting, thanks.  Did this displace any hybrids in your bag with the AP3s, and did you hit the 818s too?


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Posted 01 September 2017 - 01:54 PM

 russian7, on 26 August 2017 - 08:08 AM, said:

Im gaming Srixon 765 now and planning on buying the new AP2s then saw the new AP3s,

Which is better? Has anyone compared both? I like stronger lofts should i go AP3 or have titleist strengthen my AP2s? Or do combo set? I dont have any locally to demo, anyone tried both, pros cons??
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Posted 01 September 2017 - 02:04 PM

 Muffy, on 01 September 2017 - 12:59 PM, said:

 brushie, on 01 September 2017 - 11:53 AM, said:

I did a fitting at TPI yesterday.  I got fit into 3 and 4 iron AP3 bent 1* weak, 5-9 AP2.  We first started with the Ap2 7 iron, then moved to AP3, TMB, CB.
Interesting, thanks.  Did this displace any hybrids in your bag with the AP3s, and did you hit the 818s too?

I don't use hybrids.  They don't work as well for me.  I had a 716 T-MB 3 iron the AP3 displaced.  AP3 helped me launch higher off the turf.  Any thoughts i have on the 818's won't be helpful because I was a disaster with the hybrids.  They look great and it was cool to see a Tensei White and Atmos Blue shaft offering, but I didn't hit the hybrids well at all.  It could have been any hybrid, I just don't hit hybrids well.

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 03:34 PM

I currently play AP1 6 and 7-iron, and AP2 8, 9 and PW.  Sometimes my AP2 7-iron goes in the bag.  At 64, my swing speed with a driver is less than 90.  If I have to, I can transition from 6-iron to a soft 7-wood.

I am thinking of going AP1 6-iron (maybe even the new AP1 5-iron), AP3 7, 8, 9-iron, and keep my favorite AP2 PW.

That would be an old guy's combo set.
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Posted 01 September 2017 - 06:52 PM

I finally held an AP3 today, and Sweet Fancy Moses I want them! They do not look bad at all from the topline standpoint. I currently play 714 AP2's which will be hitting the BST real quick! I was all gung ho for a set of G400/i200 combo set, but the AP3's just look so much better to me. As for feel, of course they are a tad harsher than the AP2's, but at this point in my life forgiveness and fun are paramount. I will hit up a Titleist Thursday soon, because I really don't want to pony up the 6 bills to go to Manchester Lane again.
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Posted 01 September 2017 - 10:09 PM

Try the CBs!!!


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Posted 07 September 2017 - 10:33 AM

 russian7, on 29 August 2017 - 09:56 PM, said:

I cant find the heads anywhere to hit, has anyone demoed both??

Kirk's thread here really explores the AP2 versus AP3 from several viewpoints.  Enjoy!

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 09:04 PM

I considered switching to the AP3 if I like them but then I realized I'd need to change up my wedges and it turns this into a rather expensive proposition. Especially if I want to stick with SteelFibers.
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 09:35 PM

I did a club fitting and hit them both - with Trackman. They both felt & looked great to me - 5 years ago I would have ordered 2's for sure, but I'm getting older and the 3's just felt a little more forgiving - they went further (as stated due to the stronger lofts)

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