Titleist 716 AP2 Irons Golf Irons Review
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The Titleist 716 AP2 can be regarded as an updated version of an already established iron (the 714 AP2), which looks and feels very familiar to the golf aficionados out-there. And that's very normal, because evolution takes time and small incremental steps, and in this regard the Titleist 716 AP2 is truly an excellent piece of golf gear.
After I've played a few rounds with these babies I must confess that Titleist just took one of my all-time favorite irons and made it even better!
So, what's up with the "new and improved" Titleist 716 AP2? Well, starting with the design, these irons are built for better-players, from all points of view: looks, performance and even a delicate touch of extra-forgiveness, because we all need that sometimes, even if we hate to admit it.
The 716 AP2 retained all the good things from the previous generation, i.e. the compact size, the minimal offset, the thin topline and the narrow sole. But there's a difference, if you take a look at the cavity of the club and the badge (updated). While the 716 AP2 has the same forged feel and ball-flight we all enjoyed in the latest re-iteration, Titleist added 25% more tungsten into their built, in order to mitigate the problem of off-center hits, thus improving the overall performance of the irons.
What they're for, you may ask? Well, if you're looking for out-of-this-world trajectory control and more than enough forgiveness and you're also a single digit handicapper, these irons were made for you. To sum it up, the 716 AP2 are a true-player's forged irons, with a low CG point and increased stability (compared with the previous gen), a forgiving iron for the better-players and maybe the best irons on the market at the moment. The price? Well, the steel ones retail for $1.199 while the graphite variety will make you cough $1399 (8 irons).