1.) I presently play AP2-712 irons. I use Golf Pride New Decade Multi-compound grips, in midsize. I am about to switch out a few longer irons for the new AP1-714 irons with XP95 shafts. The SW on the AP1-714s is shown on the Titleist site as D1. However, since I will be adding heavier grips, I assume that will bring the swing weight down to a D-0 or less. What swing weight should I order the new AP1-714s so that I end up with a D-1 (or even D-2) once I switch to the midsize grips?
2.) My present AP2 712s are bent 1* up. I will obviously have the new AP1-714s bent to 1* up. I know that Titleist casts the AP1s in a normal lie and also a 2* up lie. So which head would be best for bending to 1* up? Is it better to start with the neutral cast lie and bend up 1* or start with the 2* casting and bend down 1*? Just thinking about resale in a couple years?
3) Since the New Decade grips--in midsize--are not offered by Titleist, even as an upgrade, I would like to order New Decade regular grips (which are offered as an upgrade), but not have them installed. Rather, just ship them separately along with the irons. I will trade them out for midsize at my proshop and have them installed there. I did that with my AP2s when I originally ordered them a couple years ago. I assume you can adjust the swing weight so they end up at D-1 or 2 once I have the midsize grips installed. The point being that it is not necessary for you to actually install the grip in order to make the swing weight as specified. Is this correct?