From the 2009 Buick Open – Tuesday

Posted: July 28, 2009

Titleist.com 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 Titleist.com 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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Jerry


Is Titleist coming out with another line of Scotty Cameron putters this year? I would really like to know because I'm deciding on whether or not to buy a Cameron but I'm afraid that once I buy it another new one that is even better will come out. So, if you could, please tell what you guys have installed for 2010, putter-wise.

Jerry


I was wondering if I could custom order the original AP2s once the new version comes out.

Jerry


John-

We will not be offering multiple versions of the AP2 irons once the new AP2s are released.

Jerry


Chris-

We will have new Scotty Cameron for Titleist putters available in golf shops later this year.  Details will be released on Titleist.com and ScottyCameron.com in early fall.

Jerry


Justin-

Since Titleist does not sell irons direct to consumers, your question is best directed to the Authorized Titleist Golf Shop from which you purchase your equipment.

Jerry


Hi

   i was wondering when the new blade will be avalible for custom fit? (in Scotland)

Jerry


What are the stock shafts for the new AP2 and MB?

Jerry


Almost my whole bag is Titleist, I have the AP2 and was thinking of switching over to the 2010 AP1. How do the 2010 AP1's compare? I want to stay with Titleist.

Jerry


The new irons look sweet, I'm sure they'll rack up some wins on tour. One question though, Whats the difference between the titleist matrix shaft and the normal matrix shafts in the 909dcomp ?

Jerry


i have been playing cast clubs my whole life.  i am now about a 9 and i wanted to buy the current AP2s (or 710 version).  i was wondering about how durable forged clubs are in regard to the grooves and general chrome finish.

i have been playing my current irons for 6 years and they are in relatively good shape.  can i expect the same out of the AP2 forged?