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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Evman1023


PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE! Tell me both the CB and MB will available in LEFTY. My old 731PMs are ready to retire.

Evman1023


Thank you Josh for asking that question!  I wanted to ask that same question.  Will Titleist make the MB available for lefties?  I REALLY, REALLY, hope so.  I really loved the 690 mb and hopefully can make the switch.

Evman1023


How are the AP2 2007 in durability?? Also is it possible to become a Titleist staff member as a sophomore in high school? Because my friend caddied at a pro am for a Titleist staff member named Kyle Stanley, he told my friend that he had been with Titleist since sophomore year in high school. Any info on this? Would be really helpful.

Evman1023


What are the differences in the new AP2s?  From what I can tell, the new ones look just like the ones I have...except for the paint fill on the cavity plate.  The reason I ask is, I have beat my short irons to death practicing at home and I need to replace them.

Evman1023


Thanks, I'm always here to help Titleist, I've already coverted 6 of my playing partners to AP2's!

Evman1023


I was wondering what sets are going to offer a 2 iron? I would guess the MB's and CB's

Evman1023


what do the new scttys look like.  like a 009? button back?  and how much will they be?

Evman1023


why did sctty decide to torch the califonia line?  and will they be avaible in newport 2?

Evman1023


are the new CB like the older models. for example the 695 cb etc

Evman1023


I was wondering if the new MB irons are available to demo and get fit for at the TPI in late August? What is the main difference between the new MB and the ZM irons? I have noticed that it is missing the Z Muscle design, and the MB shares more attributes with the 690s, which by the way are the best irons made in the history of golf!!!!!