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I am 41 years old, 5"11, 185 lbs. and fairly athletic. For the past 15 years or so I have been playing cally irons. I started with the x-14's and progressed through the x-16, x-20, x-22 and my current set of Razr X. I average about 40-50 rounds per year and generally purchase new irons every 2-3 seasons.
I have never been the strongest iron player, but I did manage to bring my handicap down to a 7.8 last summer based mostly on consistently good wedge play and strong putting. In a typical summer I will mostly shoot in the low 80's with 8-10 rounds in the 70's and probably another 5-6 that reach 90.
Bottom line, I am not looking for a blade - I will still need to work around some mis-hits in my round, so I do want an iron that remains easy to hit and forgiving, yet can crank some distance and seem appropriate in my bag.
I will check out the cally xHot/xHot2 and the Apex, but I am seriously considering a change from cally and plan to give a good, long look to the AP1 714.
I am hoping that some Titleist enthusiasts can give me an honest assessment on the AP1 714 and how I might expect them to outperform the cally's I am used to. Also, if there are pros/cons and any differences I might need to get used to if I step into the Titleist iron.
Any feedback would be great. Thanks.
Norris is spot on. im currently using the AP2 but before that i used cally FT's then AP1 before my current irons. with your handicap i would seriously consider the AP2's but the AP1's offer the forgiveness you are looking for yet still have that sleek look plus the different options titleist offers in shaft grip etc. As for cons me personally i cant speak on that because my clubs seem to fit me just how I like, i guess price would be a con but you get what you pay for and theyre worth every dime to me. Happy hitting and hope this helps
If I were you, I would look at the 714 AP2's. They are a little more crafty & workable while still offering forgiveness for the occasional mishit.
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Cally's new Apex irons are an awesome iron but they are set up about three degrees stronger that Titleist irons. In comparison, you would want our 714 AP2s. Apex and AP2s run the same in price. To get the same distances, you would need to have them set up stronger. I used to be totally Cally and then went to Wilson Staff Ci9 irons and then to APs and then to 714 APs....I feel I made the right choice for me....is does take a while to get used to the fhe forged heads.....I made the change late in life at the age of 67......am a 10 handicapper and shot a 69 with my my APs two days after my 67th birthday......I am sold on Titleist and am completely Titleist now....
I agree with all the other posts. From 1991 until 2002, I played muscle backs and players cavity backs made by miz, bstone, png, Ben Hogan, and cleve. In 2002, I purchased a set of Titleist 690CB's and have played nothing but Titleist since then. The quality and workmanship is second to none. My last two sets were custom orders and the specs have been spot on. I cannot say that about some of the other sets that I have ordered. My current set is 714 AP2's. I was fortunate to be fitted at the Oceanside Fitting Center. I recommend that you find an Advanced or Regional Fitting Center near you. New irons are a significant investment , so you need to make sure you purchase the proper head design and have the correct shaft which matches your physical and swing characteristics. Rest assured, you will be pleased with whichever Titleist iron model you select. Every club in my bag is Titleist and I intend for that to be the case forever. As others have stated, once you play Titleist equipment, you will never need to consider others.