The Titleist 714 AP2 became an instant gamer for me and is one of the best performing irons I have hit. Additionally, it looks like one of the finest crafted clubs you are going to come across.
Precise iron play means controlling both trajectory and distance to stop your shot near the pin. The Titleist AP2 714 Irons are precision engineered for optimum flight and distance, with increased forgiveness to help you hit it close. They provide more carry distance and a longer flight with trajectory control from higher-launching, low center-of-gravity (CG) long irons and compact, flatter-launching short irons.
There are a few tricks up the Titleist AP2‘s sleeves that have direct impacts on performance. First and foremost, I was shocked at how well I was hitting these clubs through the entire set and how good the ball flight was. I'm not a bad golfer, but I'm not a +2 handicap either so I have just as many ball striking struggles as other amateur golfers. What Titleist has done is progressively change the height of the center of gravity (CoG) throughout the set so as to give the golfer higher launching long irons and lower launching short irons. This allows you to swing a little more freely and not have to worry about fighting the club to get ideal shot trajectories.
In the longer and mid irons, Titleist used a high density tungsten to raise the MOI making for more forgiveness while not sacrificing workability. This tungsten weighting paired with a slight cavity" make for a lighter and longer version of the AP2's long irons than previously seen in the 712 generation. The tungsten weights are removed in the short irons, and the face is a little thicker which raises the CoG. The shorter irons are still forgiving, but the raised CoG and 1º stronger lofts make for a little flatter trajectory for players looking to avoid the dreaded balloon ball.