716 AP1 Irons
The 716 AP1 is the longest, most forgiving Titleist iron ever, designed for golfers seeking maximum distance and maximum forgiveness. A 360º Undercut Cavity results in a large, thin, unsupported face area, that flexes more at impact for increased ball speed. High Density Tungsten, placed in the long and mid irons, produces a lower centre of gravity (CG) for a higher launch angle. The forgiving High-MOI design – with 50 per cent more tungsten than prior generation 714 – maximises heel and toe stability without increasing AP1’s preferred blade length, while producing higher ball speeds across the face for more consistent distance on off-centre hits.
Titleist 716 AP1 SRP Steel: $165 per club; Graphite: $205 per club
716 AP2 Irons
The 716 AP2 is Titleist’s most advanced players’ iron, made even better, delivering tour-proven distance with forgiveness and solid forged feel. High Density Tungsten weighting creates a low CG that is perfectly aligned at impact to increase speed and distance. The forgiving High-MOI design – with 25 per cent more tungsten than prior generation 714 – drives higher ball speeds across the face for more consistent distance on off-centre hits at a tour-preferred blade length. AP2’s innovative construction combines a forged 1025 Carbon steel body with tungsten weighting in the long and mid irons producing low CG and high MOI with Solid Forged Feel. “The first time I looked down at the new AP2’s they looked even cleaner,” says two-time Major winner Jordan Spieth. “I thought they looked almost like a blade. As an amateur, you can now get the look of a tour blade while still having the consistency and forgiveness of a forged cavity. AP2 for me is about distance and forgiveness. Distance is always going to help. If you can hit a 7-iron a bit farther, a 7-iron is a little easier to hit than a 6-iron, a 6-iron is a little easier to hit than a 5-iron. So the less club you can hit into greens, the higher probability you’re going to score better.”
Titleist 716 AP2 SRP Steel: $225 per club; Graphite: $265 per club