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714 AP1 swingweight

Vincent N

Dear Team Titleist, Coming from 712 AP2 irons, I'm about to order a set of 714 AP1's. My handicap is 16, age 41, 6'2" tall. I hot a 6 iron 155-160 yards, ball flight is high, which is fine. I have a fast transition, and my bad shot is a thin hit, hitting the ball on the upswing. I play around twice a month and practice twice a month. My AP2 irons were DGS300, 2* upright and 1/2" longer, but I still regularly hit the ball thin; for the AP 1 irons, I am considering even longer shafts. Shaft choice either Dynamic Gold again or KBS tour, +3/4"or even plus 1", with a flex slightly softer than the DGS in my AP2's. Question 1: if I order the longer shafts, what kind of swingweight can I expect? Question 2: how much softer would the extra length make the flex play? Question 3: for a flex no stronger than the DGS300, should I order the KBS in R+ or S? Thanks, Vincent

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  1. Bill S

    Hi VIncent,

    I was recently fitted for 714 AP1s at a Titleist advanced fitting center and I was blown away by the depth of the fitting.  After having the fitting done, IMO you will never get the correct answer on a message board of what club specs to purchase.  You need to find a fitting center with a launch monitor and let the pros do their job. I was blown away by everything they look at (launch angle, angle of decent, ball speed... etc) Its worth the time and money to get it done right and not "guess" on an investment like this.

    Good Luck!

  2. Cathi, Titleist Club Concierge

    Hi Vincent,  We can build a set of 714 AP2 irons with DYG S300 and mid size or std Tour Velvet grips at a D4 swingweight using lightweight heads or we can get to D3 using KBS Tour shafts and lightweight heads.  At one inch over, the flex will soften about 1/3-1/2 or so.  We would recommend seeing a good local fitter to help you choose the proper flex at that length.  If you need a recommendation for a fitter in your area, give us a call at 1-888-TITLEIST and we would be happy to assist you. 

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