Titleist 718 AP2 Irons Review
The AP2 iron is popular with both amateurs and tour pros so how would the new version stack up?
Titleist 718 AP2 Irons Review - Designed for both tour players and amateur golfers, we find out more about the design and performance of the new Titleist 718 AP2 iron
Titleist 718 AP2 Irons Review
A popular model both on tour and amongst amateur players, the 718 AP2 iron is a forgiving, multi-material iron within a compact profile. It has reverted to a more subtle, premium look in 2017 compared with the previous 716 AP2 iron.
It boasts a thinner forged body and face insert constructed of high-strength spring steel increases launch and ball speed for more distance. An improved CG progression, with a lower and more centred CG in the long irons, improves speed performance on off-centre hits for precise distance control on every swing.
Forgiveness and stability are delivered through precise perimeter weighting and a unique co-forged construction pioneered by Titleist R&D, with an average of 57.4 grams of high-density tungsten placed in the heel and toe of the long and mid irons.
Related: Titleist 718 AP1 Irons Review
New high-density tungsten caps co-forged into the perimeter further increase MOI for maximum forgiveness at the AP2’s constant, tour-preferred blade length.
“The 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,” Josh Talge, Vice President of Marketing, Titleist Golf Clubs. told GM. “For everyone else, it’s the tour iron within reach, because it is so forgiving.”
Tour-preferred profile offers proven look, sound and pure forged feel with a refined leading edge for more efficient turf interaction and consistent contact.
The Titleist 718 AP2 irons are available in 3-P, 50º with an RRP of £150 per club in the AMT (Ascending Mass Technology) Tour White steel shaft, £175 per club in graphite.
Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.
One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 86 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.2.
Joel's current What's In The Bag?
Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9°
Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15°
Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18°
Irons: Ping i230 4-UW
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 54°. Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge, K Grind
Putter: Evnroll ER2V
Ball: 2023 Titleist Pro V1x
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