TITLEIST 716 AP1
PRICE R11 499 PERFORMANCE ★★ ★ ★ ½ INNOVATION ★★ ★ ★ ½
VERDICT A comforting club for those wanting to avoid something that looks like it belongs in a toolbox. The well-proportioned clubhead ploughs through the turf thanks to a pre-worn leading edge. There’s no trouble getting the ball in the air (even with strong lofts) because of the high-density tungsten that moves the centre of gravity low. The True Temper XP 90 shaft is light enough to help generate additional swing speed that creates chestpuffing distance. COMMENTS (L) The apex of the flight seemed to occur more towards the end before dropping down gently on the green. Loved that. (M) It wasn’t the best in any one area, but the sum of being good in all aspects made this a standout. (H) The traditional look is highly appealing.