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Attended a Titleist demo day today... 718 irons


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#1 bogeypro

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 04:11 PM

I love Titleist and I don't hide that.  I was at my local range and got to hit all the latest gear on the trackman  Well, the gear that I don't already own.  LOL

Irons:

AP3:
I was very impressed with the AP3.  They feel great and look great.  Very playable without looking like a chunky game improvement shovel.  Longer irons have a little more offset than I prefer, but I get it.  Definitely going to appeal to many golfers.

AP2:  
Always a great club.  Very very clean looking this year.  I'm glad they ditched the black in the cavity.  They maintain the same feel and forgiveness, but with a refreshed look.  This club will appear to most golfers,except the higher handicap that needs more help.

AP1:
I'll be honest... I am not the target golfer for these clubs, but they look good and perform very well.  Buddy of mine placed an order for them today.  

CB:
I was most looking forward to hitting these because I currently play the 716 CB.  I must say that I was very very disappointed with this club.  They have killed the feel in it.  They now have a stainless face attached to forged body.  This is to give a little more ball speed.  Unfortunately, they have lost that sweet cb feel.  They provided marginally better ball speed, but I'd prefer the AP2 to the cb.  

MB:
Very nice!  Obviously, not as forgiving as the others.  Titleist really didn't seem to mess with these much, which is a good thing.

Titleist 917 D3 9.5*
Titleist 917 F2 3 wood
Titleist 917 F2 5 wood
Titleist 718 TMB 4-pw
Titleist Vokey SM6 52f/58m
putter: who knows... I 3 putt with all of them

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 05:06 PM

Question for you as I am curious.  How would you compare the AP3 to other "ball speed player's clubs" like the Apex CF16, the Srixon Z565, Mizuno JPX900 Forged, etc. if you have hit them?  Apart from being an obvious Titleist guy, would you say that the AP3 is that much better than the others?
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 05:30 PM

I've owned the jpx900 forged and apex cf16.  I much prefer the ap3.  It isn't as chunky.  Feel wise, ap3 and 900 forged are equal. I tended to get less fliers with the ap3 and 900 forged.  Cally faces are just hot and low spin.

I would rank ap3 first,  just because the looks push it out of a tie with 900 forged.  900 forged 2nd.  Apex Cf16 third.

Have not hit the srixon.

Edited by bogeypro, 13 September 2017 - 05:32 PM.

Titleist 917 D3 9.5*
Titleist 917 F2 3 wood
Titleist 917 F2 5 wood
Titleist 718 TMB 4-pw
Titleist Vokey SM6 52f/58m
putter: who knows... I 3 putt with all of them

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 09:31 PM

Any sense of performance change in the AP2's? Feel, forgiveness, etc.?

I've ordered 3-4 in AP3's, and 5-PW in AP2's without hitting them. Very confident in Titleist products, and have played 716's for last two years.

Thanks.

Edited by texcrom, 13 September 2017 - 09:34 PM.

Titleist 917 D3 9.5 degree Diamana White Stiff
Titleist 917 F3 15 degree Diamana Blue Stiff
Titleist 718 T-MB 3 & 4 iron Project X 6.0
Titleist 718 AP2 4 - PW AMT Tour White S-300
TaylorMade P790 4 - AW DG105 S-300 Stiff
Titleist Vokey SM7 46-10
Titleist Vokey SM7 50-12
Titleist Vokey SM7 54-10
Titleist Vokey SM7 60-12
Scotty Cameron 2016 Select Newport
Titleist Pro V1X

I typically play the T-MB 3 & 4, and the 46 degree Vokey, dropping the 4 iron and PW from my AP2ís.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 09:48 PM

View Posttexcrom, on 13 September 2017 - 09:31 PM, said:

Any sense of performance change in the AP2's? Feel, forgiveness, etc.?

I've ordered 3-4 in AP3's, and 5-PW in AP2's without hitting them. Very confident in Titleist products, and have played 716's for last two years.

Thanks.

716 ap2 had an interesting feel to me.  I actually purchased them and took them back and got the 716 cb.  I think the 718 ap2 feels more like a forged club.  Probably same forgiveness as before, but a little smaller look.

Titleist 917 D3 9.5*
Titleist 917 F2 3 wood
Titleist 917 F2 5 wood
Titleist 718 TMB 4-pw
Titleist Vokey SM6 52f/58m
putter: who knows... I 3 putt with all of them

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