Titleist 714 AP2 Irons 3-9P Stiff Flex Graphite Shaft Right HandedThe feel of the Titleist AP2 is as good as it gets. The built-in forgiveness makes for a little sweeter and softer feel than your basic blade which in turn makes you more confident on each swing. As soft as the AP2 is, the feel is extremely responsive and very lively. You don’t get that mushy marshmallow-y feeling often found in more forgiving forged carbon irons. I can only describe a shot off the sweet spot as textbook crisp and pure.
Titleist 714 AP2 Irons
There are a few tricks up the Titleist AP2‘s sleeves that have direct impacts on performance. First and foremost, I was shocked at how well I was hitting these clubs through the entire set and how good the ball flight was. I’m not a bad golfer, but I’m not a +2 handicap either so I have just as many ball striking struggles as other amateur golfers. What Titleist has done is progressively change the height of the center of gravity (CoG) throughout the set so as to give the golfer higher launching long irons and lower launching short irons. This allows you to swing a little more freely and not have to worry about fighting the club to get ideal shot trajectories.
In the longer and mid irons, Titleist used a high density tungsten to raise the MOI making for more forgiveness while not sacrificing workability. This tungsten weighting paired with a slight “cavity” make for a lighter and longer version of the AP2’s long irons than previously seen in the 712 generation. The tungsten weights are removed in the short irons, and the face is a little thicker which raises the CoG. The shorter irons are still forgiving, but the raised CoG and 1º stronger lofts make for a little flatter trajectory for players looking to avoid the dreaded balloon ball.