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Titleist Irons: 714 versus the 716 AP2's


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#1 sheldonjhacker

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 03:49 PM

Anyone hit both or go from one generation to the next ?  How do they compare?

Thanks !

Edited by sheldonjhacker, 11 January 2019 - 03:49 PM.


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 03:52 PM

 sheldonjhacker, on 11 January 2019 - 03:49 PM, said:

Anyone hit both or go from one generation to the next ?  How do they compare?

Thanks !

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 04:09 PM

I did not hit them but I feel like the general consensus from most people I talked to was that the 714s were better
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 04:12 PM

Owned the 714s and hit both. Both were fine, and felt very similar and performed very similar. I never understood the love affair with either iron. I think 714 wins on bag appeal, which is often a silly consideration but probably the only significant distinction.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 04:15 PM

Satin 714 AP2 are the best ones imo

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 04:16 PM

Similar performance and feedback/feel improved in 716

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 05:22 PM

Much preferred the 716.  Tried the 714 twice, just didn't work out for me and the feel of the 716 are much better IMO.
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 06:24 PM

I've hit both, 716 felt weirdly so much lighter... same shafts too

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 07:09 PM

Lots of love for the 714 !!! :nyam:

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 08:56 PM

Iíve owned every iteration from the originals through the 718.

I only still own one set.

714

M2 or M3 or M4 or ...
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:22 PM

714 way better than 716
718 just as good as 714 if not slightly like real slightly better. This my opinion anyway.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:34 PM

I’ve had every generation.

714’s were perhaps the best, until the 718’s came out.

716’s were right behind the 714’s, and I liked them enough to sell them to my brother when I got the 718’s.

I think the 718’s are the best yet.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:55 PM

718 vs 714 forgiveness difference ?

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 11:24 PM

Slightly more with 718, as well as better feel. 718ís are best of the AP2ís.

Edited by texcrom, 12 January 2019 - 11:25 PM.

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 12:23 AM

Ive hit all 3 and I feel it goea 714, 718, 716. Couple playing buddies wont part with their 714s.


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Posted 13 January 2019 - 08:58 AM

 texcrom, on 12 January 2019 - 11:24 PM, said:

Slightly more with 718, as well as better feel. 718's are best of the AP2's.
Thanks.  Interesting to me the 718's LOOK smaller at address...the 714's look longer heel-to-toe at address.

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 09:03 AM

Prefer the 714 over the 716.  

I, too, feel the 718 tops them both.
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Posted 13 January 2019 - 11:06 AM

When I was looking for a new set of AP2ís to replace my 710ís last year I ended up picking the 714ís. Iíve demoíd or used every generation and between the 714ís, 716ís, and 718ís, there wasnít much difference for me. The 718ís were out because I normally donít buy clubs that just came out. I got a really good deal on a set of 714ís in great condition with the shafts I wanted. The 716ís I looked at were either beat up or cost more than I was willling to spend. To be honest though, I think I was leaning toward the 714ís anways based off of all the reviews and comments people were saying about this topic

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 01:15 PM

COG on the 714 is lower than 718. I didn't find the 718 all that forgiving for my swing. Have an easier time hitting my MP32 which in theory at least should be a fair bit less forgiving. 714 are the best looking and feeling IMO. Still considering grabbing a set instead of my i200. Addicted to the forged feel now after the Mizunos spoiled me.
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Posted 14 January 2019 - 07:08 AM

Does anyone else feel that the 718 AP2 heads seem heavy?  Or is this an AP2 thing and they have all been that way?  Iíve owned 2 sets of 718ís and have sold both because I canít stand the feel of how heavy theyíve felt.

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 06:07 PM

 outgolfing, on 14 January 2019 - 07:08 AM, said:

Does anyone else feel that the 718 AP2 heads seem heavy?  Or is this an AP2 thing and they have all been that way?  I've owned 2 sets of 718's and have sold both because I can't stand the feel of how heavy they've felt.

I hit them with KBS tour which is higher balance point and the head doesn't feel as heavy. Hit the 718 today with the KBS and numbers were as good as my i200 with better feel. There are sets near me of 714 and 716 with KBS. Not sure which to go for...
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