TITLEIST AP1

Golf Asia (Malaysia) - - GOLFING | GEARGUIDE -

www.titleist.com Avail­abil­ity: 3-GW

Stock shaft: True Tem­per XP90 (s), MRC KuroKage (g) 7i loft/length: 31° / 37”

TECH: Titleist’s high­est

MOI iron has a thin, fast club­face to max­imise ball speeds, a 360° un­der­cut cav­ity to max­imise playa­bil­ity and a 42g tung­sten toe weight to ramp up the MOI.

WE SAY: Titleist is keen not to pi­geon­hole their irons into cat­e­gories; they pre­fer to fit the iron to the player rather than vice versa. So while we la­bel the AP1s as SGI irons, you’re just as likely to find the long irons at the top end of a bet­ter player’s bag. For us, they have one of the nicest look­ing heads you’ll find in this cat­e­gory. Com­pared to many the soles are a bit nar­rower, there’s less off­set and they cer­tainly aren’t any­where near as bulky. The lofts are 2-3° weaker than the long­est on test, so it’s un­fair to com­pare them for dis­tance, but across the board they per­formed very solidly.

VER­DICT: A very strong op­tion if how a club looks is im­por­tant to you. We love how such a game im­prove­ment de­sign doesn’t have the usual “junk in the trunk” traits associated with the

SGI cat­e­gory.

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