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Bull11
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Titleist iron advice
I am interested in purchasing a set of Titleist AP2 irons in the near future. I have a handicap of 14. I have hit a demo club in a simulator and like the feel of it. But simulators make you feel like every club is worth buying. I just want to get some thoughts and opinions if anyone owns a set. Are they worth the money?


beHop
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The APs won't do you any good for distance. At a 14 HC, I would look at what Mizuno offers in a game improvement size head.

Titleist is the Browning of the golf industry. It's a good product, but you're paying mostly for that logo. There are plenty of other options. I would suggest PING as well Cobra. Cobra has come a long way in the iron dept. Wilson would be another great option.

Good luck.


AlxTgr
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If they are right for you, they are worth the money. At 14, I would be looking at the AP1s and find the model from about 2 years ago. You can probably find new or 9/10 for pretty cheap.


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mylsuhat
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This board is about outdoor stuff, like Gulf... not golf


beHop
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It's gawf. And it is the red headed step child of TD. It has no place to go...


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AlxTgr
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Titleist is the Browning of the golf industry. It's a good product, but you're paying mostly for that logo.
No


Bull11
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Member since Feb 2006
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re: Titleist iron advice
I actually have an older set of forged Mizuno clubs that I am currently playing. I like the thinner profile of the ap2. Like I said, the simulators can fool you but I hit the ap2's better than the ap1's.


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AlxTgr
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This board is about outdoor stuff, like Gulf... not golf


frick this attitude. fricking lawn care is accepted here. LAWN CARE. Car and truck questions. Why do you not bitch about it? Because you own a car and know how worthless the OT is. This has always been the natural home of golf. 4 million downvotes for you friendo!


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Bull11
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Titleist is the Browning of the golf industry. It's a good product, but you're paying mostly for that logo


It seems most of the reviews have been excellent. Interesting to hear.


AlxTgr
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It seems most of the reviews have been excellent. Interesting to hear.

That's because they make the best irons in golf.


beHop
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I have nothing against Titleist or Browning. The first set of legit irons I had were DCI's, and I love them. I shoot an Abolt, and wouldn't trade it for anything.

Look up any reputable review for the AP line of irons, and you will find that they are not going to fly as far as some other comparable irons. For a 14 handicap this could be useful information.

The Titleist drivers are beautiful clubs. But they're not as long as some others on the market. Is it a good club? Hell yes. Is it the best option? Maybe.

I was simply telling our golfing, outdoor enthusiast that there are other quality options for his game.

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That's because they make the best irons in golf.


Well, that's one opinion. There are several companies that are as good or better.

I guess a better comparison than Browning would have been Mathews. You can't tell a Mathews owner that there's a better option either.
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Citica8
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They don't have a golf board?


beHop
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Tigerdroppings is golf board.


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AlxTgr
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The first set of legit irons I had were DCI's
Me too. One of the best designs ever. I still have a set and could easily play them today.

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Look up any reputable review for the AP line of irons, and you will find that they are not going to fly as far as some other comparable irons. For a 14 handicap this could be useful information.
Distance? Make sure it's apples to apples on loft. I would not be concerned with this in this day of juiced lofts.

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But they're not as long as some others on the market
See above. This should not be a factor at all.

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Well, that's one opinion. There are several companies that are as good or better.
As good? Sure. I play Adams right now. Better? I doubt it. Too much goes into that to say.

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I guess a better comparison than Browning would have been Mathews. You can't tell a Mathews owner that there's a better option either.
Because there isn't. You really don't know brands well.



rustyjohnson
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I play AP2s and love them, but I'm in the single digits.

My advice is buy them if any of the three are true:
1) you're a good iron player
2) you're willing to hit the range and learn to hit them well
3) you want them


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beHop
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Me too. One of the best designs ever. I still have a set and could easily play them today.




I had the 962s.

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Distance? Make sure it's apples to apples on loft. I would not be concerned with this in this day of juiced lofts.


Noted. I know Callaway juices theirs typically.

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See above. This should not be a factor at all.


I get that lofts differ, but I've never come across a truly "hot" Titleist driver. I've hit every model Titleist has issued next to whatever "inferior" brand I was gaming at the time, and always reverted back to mine. I'm currently hitting a G25, and hit it against the 915. Didn't care for it. It, like their previous lines, has no "pop" to it. But again, that's just MY opinion.

I get that whatever works for you, works. But good lord, you are a snob when it comes to equipment. Just because others don't care for what you use, doesn't make them wrong.

The OP asked for an opinion, and he got it.

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Because there isn't. You really don't know brands well.


Come off it dude.



Citica8
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I have TaylorMades, they suck I've only broke 100 once.

If I bought a bow today it would be Hoyt FWIW


AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
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I get that lofts differ, but I've never come across a truly "hot" Titleist driver. I've hit every model Titleist has issued next to whatever "inferior" brand I was gaming at the time, and always reverted back to mine. I'm currently hitting a G25, and hit it against the 915. Didn't care for it. It, like their previous lines, has no "pop" to it. But again, that's just MY opinion.

909Dcomp is hot.

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But good lord, you are a snob when it comes to equipment. Just because others don't care for what you use, doesn't make them wrong.
I don't see how this even comes up here. I clearly said there are other irons as good, and I am not even playing Titty right now The only Titleist clubs ITB right now are my 58/54. I do still have a few sets of their irons and two drivers.

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Come off it dude.

No. You're going to bring Mathews in here for no reason-I'm going to respond.


AlxTgr
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If I bought a bow today it would be Hoyt FWIW


It would look neat and have top fit/finish and be equipped with a behind the times cam system.


beHop
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You're going to bring Mathews in here for no reason-I'm going to respond.


Exactly. You can't help it.

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I am not even playing Titty right now


Why not? You can afford a Mathews, you can afford the "best iron in golf."


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