Rplacements for my DTR irons.

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Don F


I am looking for replacement irons for my 1987 Titlelist DTR's (1i - sw, no driver as it added strokes to my score).  I have been out of the game for a few years but am getting back to it as my children are grown and they play now.  At the time I stopped playing I was a 15 hcp with my short game mainly to blame.  I have always hit the DTR's very high and fairly straight to a push right with a better than average length.  I am looking to improve my game past the 15 hcp and want an iron that I can take to the next level.  I looked at Ping irons and was fitted to a blue dot which is .75deg upright.  Should I get the new Titlelist irons in a 1deg upright which should help stop the push right?

So, AP1 or AP2?

Hybrids?

3 wood?

 

P.S. I am working hard on the short game and am trying out a 910D3 driver.

Christian J


For a 15 handicap I would recommend the AP1's if you want to stick with titleist.  Maybe try 5-PW and  21 and 24 degree hybrid.  The Ap1's are built for a slightly higher handicap whose goal is to get it from the tee to green and not worry about working the ball.  I recommend the hybrids because they are (in my opinion) much easier to hit than the higher irons.  For 3 wood I would definitely try out the 910 or wait until February when the 913's come out.  Hope that this helps!

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Cameron D


Don,

The DTR were our most forgiving irons at the time of their release.  The 712 AP1 are currently the most forgiving irons, but the 712 AP2 could also be a great option.  The 712 AP2 would provide more workability, which is something you may be looking for.  Both sets come in 3-PW and a GW, but can be ordered individually.  With the new technology that is involved in the irons as well as the metal woods, it would be a great idea to consult a Club Fitter to find the best performing and most consistent set makeup for your game.  Feel free to contact Team Titleist at 1-888-TITLEIST for help finding a Club Fitter or click on the link below.

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Cameron

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Lou G


Don F

I am looking for replacement irons for my 1987 Titlelist DTR's (1i - sw, no driver as it added strokes to my score).  I have been out of the game for a few years but am getting back to it as my children are grown and they play now.  At the time I stopped playing I was a 15 hcp with my short game mainly to blame.  I have always hit the DTR's very high and fairly straight to a push right with a better than average length.  I am looking to improve my game past the 15 hcp and want an iron that I can take to the next level.  I looked at Ping irons and was fitted to a blue dot which is .75deg upright.  Should I get the new Titlelist irons in a 1deg upright which should help stop the push right?

So, AP1 or AP2?

Hybrids?

3 wood?

 

P.S. I am working hard on the short game and am trying out a 910D3 driver.

Eye 2 Blue Dot has similar lie angles to Titleist Standard Lie.  Because of the spacing of 3/4* between clubs, Blue Dot is  as follows: .5 flat at 5 iron, matches 7 iron, .75* upright at PW. 

I play my AP1 7 iron .5* upright and my 8-PW 1* upright.  I also had a dynamic fitting and I had Eye 2 Blue Dot.

David S


I also have a set of DTRs that I've owned since 1991. Prior to that I was using a set of used muscle-back blades, so the DTRs were a welcome change because of their forgiveness. I do plan to upgrade (eventually) if only for the reason that the last time I had them re-gripped, the old curmudgeons at the golf shop tried to guess who was president when I bought them. The other reason I'm going to upgrade is because I have never been able to hit the driver from this model set--the head is smaller than most of today's 3-woods--so I've hesitated using my driver from day one.

That said, I would have thought that a comparable replacement to the DTRs would be the CBs, the current cavity back model. Your thoughts?

 

Don F


I think the AP1 is a closer fit since they are also a cast and not forged head.