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Titleist 718 AP2 Black and AP3 Black released in limited quantities

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Titleist has unveiled new 718 AP2 Black and 718 AP3 Black irons in limited black finish that will be available to purchase from March 1.

Previously only available in a traditional chrome finish, the new Titleist 718 AP2 Black and Titleist 718 AP3 Black irons are finished with a sleek, high polish black PVD coating. The irons feature True Temper AMT Onyx shafts stock. The shafts’ powder coat matte black finish aims to minimize glare (in addition to looking cool). An all-black Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360 grip is standard as well.

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Speaking on the move to release the irons in black, Josh Talge, Vice President, Golf Club Marketing said

“One request we heard from both tour players and amateurs, particularly those who have gravitated toward our Jet Black Vokey SM7 wedges, was if they could have these same irons in a darker finish. Our team spent a lot of time making sure the aesthetics were done just right. It’s a look that you just have to see.”

A quick refresher on the two models, below.

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Titleist 718 AP3 Black

The 718 AP3 iron is a players distance iron which features a hollow-blade design with high-speed face technology. According to Titleist, the company merged the technology found in their AP1 and AP2 irons to create the AP3, which the company are calling their longest and fastest players iron ever.

Commenting on the AP3, Talge stated

“AP3 truly represents the best of both worlds. We’re giving you the distance and forgiveness of a game improvement iron packed into the look and feel of a player’s iron.”

The set is made up of 4-iron through 48-degree wedge. The AP3 Black irons, which are available for right-handers only, are available to purchase from March 1 and will cost $187.50 per club or $1,499/set of 8.

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Titleist 718 AP2 Black

The 718 AP2 iron features a co-forged cavity back design which aims to provide consistent distance and forgiveness, while also delivering excellent feel to all golfers.

Speaking concerning the AP2 iron, Talge had this to say

“AP2 is the most popular tour iron globally because it combines the look and feel tour players demand with the precise distance control they need to consistently hit their target, shot after shot. For everyone else, it’s the tour iron within reach, because it is so forgiving.”

The set is made up of 4-iron through 50-degree wedge. Also available for right-handers only, the irons are available to purchase from March 1 and will cost $187.50 per club or $1,499/set of 8 as well.

See what GolfWRX Members are saying about the irons in the forums. 

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13 Comments

13 Comments

  1. Joe Dante

    Feb 9, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    does project x have a black finish iron shaft?

  2. Andy LaCombe

    Jan 18, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    Damn – I love black irons and just got a set of AP3 irons in the fall 🙁

  3. Steve Cantwell

    Jan 18, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    While on vacation I rented a set of clubs that had a dark finish. I really liked the look. Aside from the Cheap PVD coating, is there a reason manufactures don’t offer this option more often? Or do they just see it as an opportunity to jack up prices?

  4. Tiger Noods

    Jan 17, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    I’m more excited by the AMT in onyx…

  5. Ryan

    Jan 17, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    I don’t understand. If it is known that the PVD will wear off almost immediately, then why use it? Is it that much cheaper?

  6. BIG T

    Jan 17, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    Its widely known that PVD is cheep and doesnt hold up. So why do people spend the extra few hundred on it???

  7. dat

    Jan 17, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    PVD? That finish is toast in a few rounds. For that kind of money, I’d expect a DBM finish like the rest of the industry is using.

  8. JP

    Jan 17, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    Tight!

  9. Chris

    Jan 17, 2019 at 11:25 am

    Id buy these in a heartbeat…If I had an extra $1,500 laying around haha

  10. Dosh

    Jan 17, 2019 at 9:46 am

    Why

  11. Gunter Eisenberg

    Jan 17, 2019 at 9:37 am

    Those things will sell really well but the PVD coating won’t last long. Look at other past black irons using that same coating and you’ll see what I mean.

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