From the 2009 Buick Open – Tuesday

Posted: July 28, 2009 is on-site at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club in Grand Blanc, Michigan for the 51st edition of the Buick Open, a tournament that dates back to 1958. The Titleist Tour Van has been buzzing with even more activity than usual, as this is the first week that it is carrying the next generation AP1, AP2, CB and MB irons that are scheduled to be introduced to the marketplace this fall.

Several players (Greg Chalmers, Derek Fathauer, Bill Haas, Stephen Leaney, Marc Leishman, Darron Stiles, Kevin Na) worked with the new irons on the range for the first time, while others, including Tom Pernice, Jr. (New AP2), Colt Knost (New CB) and Johnson Wagner (New CB) played a practice round with them and decided to put them in the bag this week.

Longtime Titleist Brand Ambassador Brad Faxon, who is also in the field this week, was actually the first to play the New AP2 irons in competition two weeks ago, when he posted his best finish of the year at the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee. A set of the New AP1 irons were also played in competition for the first time in Milwaukee, and will also be in that player's bag this week in Michigan.

Improvements to the new AP2 irons have resulted in better feel as well as improved shot control and ground contact. The new AP1 irons offer better feel, more forgiveness, and an improved shape, particularly in the short irons. Look for more sets to be put into play in the coming weeks, and be sure to check back here and on for the latest information on all Titleist products.

For now, be sure to check out the slide show for more information from the Buick Open.

A lot of activity is taking place this week in the Titleist Tour Van.

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Robert Sellman


The new irons will be available for fittings at Oceanside later in the year, likely sometime in October.

Robert Sellman


Sounds as if you take good care of your should not have issues with the AP2s in terms of durability.

Robert Sellman


When the new irons become available, you will be able to custom order whichever combination of the four new models you feel best suits your game.

Robert Sellman


Forging and casting are two processes by which iron heads are manufactured. The forging process generally involves a mild carbon or stainless steel which is heated to a malleable state and then hammered into its finished form. The typical casting process consists of pouring liquefied stainless steel into a cast which, once cooled, yields the finished clubhead. Forged clubs are renowned for their greater feel, playability and versatility with regard to custom fitting options.  They are also generally preferred by better players for their feel and playing characteristics, but are a suitable choice for golfers of all abilities.

Robert Sellman


Like most muscle back forged irons, the MBs will promote a lower trajectory than the other new Titleist irons.  We already have several sets of the new MBs, as well as the CBs, AP2s and AP1s, in play on Tour.

Robert Sellman


If properly cared for, you can expect good durability from all Titleist golf clubs.  For more on Titleist sponsorships, please see our <a href=" rel="nofollow">FAQ section</a>.

Robert Sellman


I just bought a set of AP2 irons. I ordered a strong set so with -1 degree loft. When I got them it appeared to be +1 loft. Now the retailer is offering to bend the clubs 2 degrees. He suggested that that is what Titleist also does when fitting the clubs. Should I let him bend the clubs? And does Titleist bend the clubs to make them strong?



Robert Sellman

I am currently playing the AP1s and simply love them.  This is my fourth set of Titleist irons and in my opinion they are the best.  What are the improvements to the 2010 model as compared to the original model?

Robert Sellman


Will there be standard combo set like CB long irons / MB short irons?  Or, will we need to only go for the custom order, which normally takes time to get the desired clubs?

Robert Sellman

Great news I just placed my order for 2-PW CBs.