First Look: Prototype Titleist 712U Utility Irons

Posted: October 23, 2012

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The 2012 PGA Tour season may be winding down, but that doesn't mean the Titleist R&D team is taking a break from designing the best performing products for the world’s best players.

Meet the new prototype Titleist 712U utility iron, which has been designed to deliver consistency and control to high-ball speed players.

On the worldwide professional tours, some players prefer a utility iron over a hybrid club as an alternative to traditional long irons. The 712U delivers increased playability versus a traditional long iron while providing enhanced spin and trajectory control versus a hybrid.

The prototype 712U is being sent to players this week for performance validation and feedback. We will also be on the range at the season ending PGA Tour Fall Series event at Disney in early November working with Titleist staff players.

The 712U is currently a Tour-only product, but the feedback we receive during this validation period will influence the final design and specifications, as well as determine the product's place in the Titleist club line-up.

Before the new prototypes headed out, we grabbed some photos of them in our Tour workshop. Be sure to check out the slideshow to get a first look at the prototype Titleist 712U utility irons.

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Anytime Titleist would like the feedback of a GHIN 2 I would love to Demo one of these babies. They sure look sweet and I love Tour Only equipment! Great job boys in R&D!

todd w

These babies look sweet and smooth as butter.

Andrew B

Nice! Any chance of spreading some ball/club test panel love to us UK based guys??


Man! they look nice - just fantastic.  I can't wait to get fitted and get them in the bag.  Fantastic.

Michael M

Would love to try it. Never got a chance to hit the 503i. C'mon Titleist, help me out.


Beauties for sure.  Titleist, #1 in R&D, will lead onward.


John C

Please let us know when these become available. Not if, WHEN.


I would love to test one of these!! It's exactly what I need to round out my bag!!  And it looks so much better than the Callaway X Utility Prototype!!

Cody D

This is exactly what I am in the market for as my next purchase. I am not a fan of the hybrids. I'm looking at a 5 wood or if this beauty comes along sometime in the near future. My gap is too big with long irons and woods. I need this. Make it happen soon Titleist.

Seth D

Please bring these to retail!