AP1 irons

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By kevin m

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  1. I am a 3 handicap age 67 I want to get the AP 1irons but I don’t know what shaft to get I hit my 7 iron 150. My 5 iron 170, Iplay T Made Mitsubishi rayon shaft now stiff. I feel I need a reg shaft, steel or graphite? Thanks Kevin

  2. Dale V

    Dale V
    Escondido, CA

    My advice to everyone is do a fitting. Try to take advantage of a free Titleist Thursday in your area or a demo day. If not, find a place that has a good reputation and invest the small fee. It will pay off in the long run. There are just so many variables in shafts, both steel and graphite these days, that a simple "regular" or "stiff" decision without TrackMan results could lead to a set that really doesn't perform to your strengths. You need the analytical data to tell you what each shaft does in relation to what you are trying to achieve. Do you want to maximize distance, accuracy, trajectory, feel? Lots of things to consider and some graphite "stiff" have "regular" characteristics (and vice-versa). Anything short of a fitting will just be a guess.
  3. Rob E

    Rob E
    San Jose, CA

    Great points Dale. I agree - take advantage of a Titleist Thursday or demo day!
  4. I'm 64 and was fitted with the AP1's 718 in the Nippon N.S. PRO 880 AMC, I can't say enough about this shaft. Check it out.
  5. I'm 64 yrs and play the new AP1's. The shaft that I went with is the Nippon N.S. PRO 880 AMC, I can't say enough about this shaft. Check it out.
  6. Joseph M

    Joseph M
    Saint John, New Brunswick

    100% agree with Dale- the relative stiffness between regular and stiff as designated between manufacturers varies greatly- a shaft one manufacturer determines to be stiff may be marked regular by another manufacturer. There may even be variance in flex designation between different models within a manufacturer's line of shafts. Another variable is the distribution of the flex throughout the length of an individual shaft- a complete gamble to not go through a fitting.
  7. If I could I'd love to take part in a titleist Thursday. You need to have a lot of money on the day to take the gear home Haha

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