Ben Curtis Wins with New AP1 Irons, Titleist's Most Forgiving Model

Posted: April 25, 2012



Titleist Brand Ambassador Ben Curtis’
win last week at the Valero Texas Open was the first on the PGA Tour by a player using a full set of Titleist AP1 irons. AP1 irons are the most forgiving model in the Titleist irons lineup, with key improvements in the latest generation (712 Series) adding forgiveness without sacrificing shot control.

 AP1 irons are more forgiving because of their efficient, high MOI design that utilizes a high density tungsten sole weight inside the lower cavity of the stainless steel body. The use of pure tungsten (17 g/cc) allows for a more optimum weight distribution, increasing MOI while maintaining the blade length. This translates to more consistent ball speed over a wider area of the clubface for improved distance control with the same workability as prior generation AP1 irons.

"For me it's all about performance, what are my misses like?" says Curtis, who ranked first in Greens in Regulation at the Valero Texas Open. "The AP1s are more forgiving so they give you a little more room for error."

Appearance improvements to the AP1 irons include a new beveled topline and smoother hosel blend for a traditional shape with a more precise address profile. The AP1 irons also feature progressive blade lengths throughout the set for a confidence-inspiring look in the longer irons and increased playability in the shorter irons.

For more information about the technology behind the AP1 irons, be sure to check out the above video.  And to advance your game with the new AP1 irons, please visit an authorized Titleist fitting partner.

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stuart c


Love my AP1's, these are great clubs

Tom S.


Those are some SWEET clubs!! Congrates Benny!!

John M


tested the club with several shafts, the Nippon shaft was recommended. This was at a golfsmith, going to a Titleist fitter in San Ramon pretty soon to get totally dialed in.

BOBBY D


IS IT POSSIBLE TO RESHAFT AP1  IRONS FROM THE STOCK GRAPHITE TO THE TT TOUR CONCEPT SHAFT ?  HOW MUCH WILL THE SWINGWEIGHT BE CHANGED....ARE THE STD. GRAPHITE HEADS TOO HEAVY TO PREVENT ME FROM MAKING THIS CHANGE...THANKS

Bill O


I have a set of Accu Flo irons from 1982 that seem to me to be solid and easy to hit.  Any comment on why that design was discontinued?  It was before cavity-backs but I find them just as easy to hit and they look terrific.

kevin b


WOW! I'm sold!  i was undecided between ap1's or ap2's.  AP1'S it is yall.  This is going to be a fantastic run with these clubs!