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.