March 18, 2019 at 12:31 PM
By Brian P
Brian PAvon, OH
I'm a 5.1 index, age 57 and have been a Titleist man my entire golfing life, thanks to my dad who got me started at age 10. Fast forward to 2010:
I played AP2's since their initial release. I have been through 3 sets. in 2017 I was looking for some added distance in a forged club, but Titleist did not have an answer for me. I just could not hit the AP2's anymore and was not a fan of the AP1. I ended up playing a set of used Bridgestone DPF irons. Really helped get my yardages back, but I hated not playing Titleist. Then, the AP3's were released, I was really excited. A little skeptical since they were not forged, but I was willing to trade the feel of forged for the added distance. And they felt great for a cast club. Great distance, dispersion, loved them except for a loss of a little feel.
Then, I had a life changing moment. I have a Japanese friend who knows I am into Titleist and suggest that I look for a set of VG3 Irons from the Asian market. So, using his help, I tracked down a set and was really surprised! They seem to be a cross between the AP2 and AP3. Feel fo the AP2 and distance of the AP3. They are a tremendous forged iron! A great players distance club. The distance, dispersion and feel are unreal. They are now my in my set for good.
The question I have is, why in the world would these not be available in the U.S.?! They are an amazing product. I get that the R&D and marketing investment in the AP line is big. But I strongly believe that the VG3 would outsell the AP3's and give the AP2's a run for the money.
Interested in your thoughts.
Joseph MSaint John, New Brunswick
Doug EUrbana, MD
Neil UChantilly, VA
July 31, 2022 at 10:06 PM
BTW, who forged the VG3 irons?
gary w lsyracuse, UT
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