I don't have an official handicap but normally shoot 87-93 on most public courses in Florida. I currently have a set of Cleveland CG4's and want to replace them. Are the AP1 712 irons too much of a "players" club or low handicapper club for me or do they fit into my category? Utlimately I am looking for a game improvement iron without the bulkiness that most of them have these days. Any help is appreciated.
The AP1's are extremely forgiving and by no means a "players" club. However, I have had them in the past and love their feel. Some pro golfers choose them because of their extremely good feel and consistency.
My experience and I hope it helps. I would shoot maybe a handful of strokes higher and turned in my old Hogans for the AP1's. I am very happy with the switch. My accuracy has improved the most. Distance.....I am noticing some improvement there also. I was fitted and strongly suggest you consider this as well, to get the clubs suited to your particular swing. (I certainly learned a few things which explains a lot of my troubles I had before.) Good luck!!
If I was in your position, I would make the attempt of attending a Titleist Fitting Day or consulting your local pro shop to see what works best for you. On the surface level, the AP1 sounds like the type of iron you're looking for, but perhaps a different Titleist model would be better suited for your game. More importantly, the fitter will be able to incorporate the proper shaft and lie for your swing. In other words, make time for the 45 minutes of fitting because it will definitely benefit your game, as well put your mind at ease because you'll know that you have the perfect set to match your abilities.
Hope this helps and good luck.
Hey Sean. The AP1's would be a good choice. But you could also try the AP2's if you don't want the bulkiness in the irons. Try getting fitted, try then all out even the CB's. I envy that you live in Florida and have the best accessibility in everything that is golf.
Good Luck and Happy Golfing.