August 25, 2017 at 12:57 PM
By Peter M
please, those lucky putting hands on the new AP1s, could you specify more details than visible from the specs on the webpage? Particulary, I am interested to know the comparison to AP1 716, which I know well. It is clear that AP1 718 have 1 degree stronger loft. What about size of the head, width of the sole and the offset? Is it the same as in 716, or also these three key parameters were shifted to be more game improvement as it was?
I am seriously considering buying it, I was waiting for 718 to come, but if Titleist moved more towards png G or cally XR, the maybe I need to look more on AP3, at least 7i and less...
Tim Dkokomo, IN
Barry BLake St Louis, MO
August 25, 2017 at 11:27 PM
I have my club fitting scheduled September 14th and am really looking forward to seeing all then new offerings in person. When mention the AP3 were amazing can you elaborate. I am currently playing 714 AP1 and when I got fitted was on the fence between the AP1 and AP2. My fitter explained I hit them equally as well but I chose the API. I truly love the look of the AP2 but I am a solid 13 Hdcp and questioned myself if I could hit the AP2 consistently. I am very excited to hit the AP3 and compare them to my current set.
Cathi, Titleist Club ConciergeCarlsbad, CA
September 08, 2017 at 01:39 AM
So I had my fitting today....as always a great experience working with Brian Coe. After warming up a little bit, Brian handed two clubs to me and said to go ahead and hit them both while he finished setting up. I started off hitting an AP3 6 iron... club was easy to hit and ball flight was nice with decent distance (I hit about 8 - 10 shots). Next I hit the AP1 6 iron and it was easy to hit as well, also with a nice ball flight, but better distance (like the AP3, I hit about 8 -10 shots).
When Brian was finished setting up we moved to the actual fitting hitting 7 irons. Started with the AP3 with an stiff TT AMT Red shaft. Hit it well but distance was less than my current 714 AP1s, so we went to the R300 Red and distance improved consistent with my AP1s and ball flight was really nice. Overall, numbers were good, but not eye popping. Repeated the process with the AP1 but skipped the stiff shaft. Feel was great and all my numbers improved over the AP3. So then Brian starting adjusting lie angle up (+2*) and I hit a bunch of shots like that. I hit them well, but not quite as solidly as the standard lie angle. I was also able to try the NS Pro 880 (specs are very similar to the TTAMT Red R300). Hit that shaft well, but for the difference I'm upgrade cost the Red R300 was the better shaft for me. So back in June I had another fitting session with Brian for the 716 AP1s...so different shafts in each case, but the irons seem very similar in ease of hitting and solid impact...ball flight was similar, but again two different shafts. There have been some minor tweaks to the 718s and one that really stood out to me was the beveling of the top edge...makes the top line look much more streamlined....not as thin as the AP3 top line, but still very nice.
Overall, I don't think you can go wrong with either club, it's just a matter of which works best for you.
September 08, 2017 at 01:28 PM
ken hSavannah, GA
Haven't registered for Team Titleist yet?