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REVIEW: Titleist 718 Irons

The new range of Titleist 718 irons, featuring the strong distance and ultra-forgiveness of AP1, the pros favorite and tour-proven consistency of AP2, and introducing AP3. Titleist has previous, familiar designs, unveiled a brand new line and upgraded irons that were already rated among the best in the world. Given the enormous success that Titleist has had in the iron section, the brand new AP3 has pulled many golfers. So, let’s look at what these irons bring to the game. 

Titleist 718 AP1

The Titleist AP1 irons are for the golfer’s who needs both great distance plus ultra-forgiveness. The irons feature a thin, fast, and unsupported face to generate more ball speed as well as undercut cavity mid and small irons. Also, the hollow-body long irons maximize the carry distance for all shot and deliver steadier gaping throughout the set.

Who is using it on the Tour?

Performance –

The AP1 is the most forgiving iron in the Titleist’s list of irons. Despite the strong irons launch the ball high enough to create lots of distance. The most remarkable change is a move to regular design. The iron features a hollow-body construction that pushes the CG down and back towards a higher launch.

Features –

  • Hollow-body long irons and undercut cavity mid/short irons give the best launch and forgiveness
  • Thin, unsupported face provides maximum ball speed across the face
  • High-density tungsten weight to decrease CG for high start and MOI
  •   Leading-edge design advances turf interaction




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Verdict –

The AP1 is quite famous among mid and higher handicap players. I’m very impressed with the 718 AP1. This iron has the “Titleist look” that the brand’s fans love, but the performance is up there with the better GI and distance irons. 

AP1 is a powerful all-around performer. And if you’re looking for more distance and forgiveness, then this one is worth a swing.

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Titleist 718 AP2

The AP2 franchise has been a great success for the last several years. In the recent times, the AP2 has emerged as the No. 1 iron on the PGA Tour. Also, it has earned a cult following among recreational golfers with handicaps, varying from pros to the mid-teens.

The Titleist AP2 maintains its tour-preferred legacy and its trademark feel, while a change to the leading edge provides added efficient turf interaction.

Who is using it on the Tour?

Justin Thomas, Patrick Cantlay, Ian Poulter

Performance –

The AP2 has a thinner forged body with a steel face. This gives you a bit of extra distance, while an improved CG progression – mainly in the long irons, offers better mis-hits outputs. Iron’s Forgiveness and stability were delivered by precise perimeter weighting and a unique Co-forged structure pioneered by Titleist R&D.

Features –

· Forged Body and Face

· Better Speed and MOI

· Improved Turf Interaction

· Tour-Proven Performance 

· Cavity back design provides ultimate playability.

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Verdict –

AP2 irons have always been a very versatile offering from Titleist and clubs that fits a wider array of players than some other company’s irons. It feels smooth and stable through impact and offers a consistency of distance control that rewards those who strikes the ball well. The 718 AP2 also creates more distance than the other Tour or players irons in the Titleist slate. Add it all up, and this iron is likely to wind up, not only in a lot of bags but in the bags of golfers with very different playing profiles. This iron makes you feel like a pro.

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Titleist 718 AP3

The AP3 is Titleist’s longest and fastest iron. With this Iron, you get the off-center performance of a game improvement iron packed into a club that delivers the feel of a player’s iron. A hollow back construction connected with L-Face inserts propels the ball long and high with shot-stopping spin, also on long strokes.

Titleist AP3 irons produce the extra distance with the feel and consistency that mid to low handicappers require. High ball speed and launch through the hollow blade construction and L-Face inserts generate a shot-stopping spin on longer shots.

Who is using it on the Tour?

Performance –

Titleist didn’t stop with simply jacking the lofts; they also added several technological goodies from the AP1 and AP2, and C16 irons. The AP2 718 features a greater MOI and quicker ball speeds with its tour-proven head form and efficiency, which will offer you a more forgiving ball flight on mis-hits.

Features –

· Hollow-body paired with a thin and unsupported L-Face

· Long and fast

· Higher MOI

Verdict –

Titleist AP3 Irons represent the best of the Titleist technologies. This iron is the longest and quickest iron ever. AP3 iron delivers all the distance and forgiveness you demand to play your best. The club has a more conventional look than the AP1, but the mid-sized head would be a confidence-builder for any single-figure golfer. The AP3 is continuing to make an awful lot of players thrilled.

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