The Titleist 712 AP1, AP2, CB and MB irons have been used on the PGA Tour for the first time this week. This is the first step in Titleist’s performance validation process while the product is prepared for release later this year.

Titleist players tested the irons on the range at Aronimink Golf Club before the AT&T National and 19 of them put the clubs in play during the actual tournament. They included the tournament winner Nick Watney, who put the new Titleist 712 AP2 irons in play just days after seeing them.

You can get a first look at the new Titleist 712 irons in our gallery.

Although full technical information is still to be released Titleist released the following about the new 712 AP1 and AP2 irons.

“The new AP1 and AP2 irons deliver an industry leading combination of performance, looks and feel. They feature our most advanced multi-material designs which deliver superior distance control through increased moment-of-inertia (MOI) which also provides outstanding solid feel. In addition we have made appearance improvements to both sets.”

They have also released the following about the new Titleist 712 CB and MB irons.

“The new CB and MB irons deliver tour leading classic blade looks, performance and shot control.  Design updates include a new tour preferred satin finish, contemporary back design, cosmetics, and improved sole design in the MB.”

This is the first time that Titleist has given behind the scenes access to the tour validation process that takes place before every major launch. You can see behind the scenes access and a closer look at the Titleist 712 irons below.