Titleist AP2 712 irons 4-pw

I recently bought a set of 712 AP2's 4-pw on Ebay and I am concerned about their authenticity.  If they are fakes they are pretty amazing as far as cosmetics.  The serial number on the 6 iron is confirmed by Titleist, and the hologram sticker is on the 6 iron as well.  I bought 4-pw in new condition, however Titleist told me they are originally 3-pw based on the serial number.  I asked the seller and he said he bought them from a Titleist fitter in Aurora, CO which gave him the option of not purchasing the 3 iron.  I called the fitter and they said they don't sell directly from the shelf, but order the clubs from Titleist for all of their customers.  I asked the guy for proof of his receipt and he is now incognito.  Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe one test for authenticity with ap2s is taking a magnet and seeing if it sticks to the sole, the tungsten nickel part. I think magnets don't stick to that kind of metal, so if it sticks to it then I would worry. But it sounds like they are legit to me. Good luck and next time make sure I your buying off eBay that the person is reputable. Too many scammers on eBay, the best way to go is buy direct from an authorized Titleist dealer.

El Gato

Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe one test for authenticity with ap2s is taking a magnet and seeing if it sticks to the sole, the tungsten nickel part. I think magnets don't stick to that kind of metal, so if it sticks to it then I would worry. But it sounds like they are legit to me. Good luck and next time make sure I your buying off eBay that the person is reputable. Too many scammers on eBay, the best way to go is buy direct from an authorized Titleist dealer.

 

My putter cover sticks to the sole of my AP2s so they are magnetic.  If they aren't authentic whoever made them should start their own company because I couldn't be happier with them. (They've been registered, so yes they are authentic.)

Be careful, registering your serial # does not confirm the authenticity of your clubs, as explained in this disclaimer on the registration web page:

Please be informed that registering a serial number does not confirm the authenticity of the product. The only way to be sure that the product is authentic, is to purchase your Titleist products from an authorized dealer.

Perhaps Cathi will be able to verify them for you.

This is good to know.  I guess I'd be interested in having them verified, but  I'm not worried in the least.  They were ordered through a reputable dealer and like I said, if they are forgeries then my hat is off to whoever made them and I would suggest they go into business with their own product line because they are fabulous.

Just out of curiosity, I put a magnet to my AP1  4 iron soul and it stuck. Bought my AP1's at my local golf course pro shop, and they are an authorized Titleist dealer.

Magnets stick to all my authentic irons whether CMB with tungsten inserts or Titleist AP2 with tungsten since the tungsten is inside the chromed steel outer layer.