Battling it out on the fairway can be tough without a good set of irons, but there’s no one size fits all answer to the question of which is the best. Titleist has long made excellent irons sets, but even Titleist irons come with a variety of features to fit different types of golfers. That’s why we’ve put together this quick guide to the four Titleist irons sets currently in production: AP1, AP2, CB and MB.
AP1: The Titleist AP1 712 irons became their best-selling model in 2013, but these game improvement irons have been even further improved in the 714 series. Designed with forgiveness and higher ball flight for casual golfers in mind, the AP1s won’t punish you for hitting your ball off-center, but will reward you with extra distance if your strike is true.
AP2: These player’s irons have been a long time favorite of professional golfers, but don’t expect to see a huge difference between Titleist AP2 712 irons and the 714s. That’s good news for a lot of players, though — after all, why mess with what works? Distance, feel and control are the name of the game for the AP2s, but they’re not going to forgive your golfing sins.
CB: Cavity back irons are the tool of choice for some golfing professionals, due to the solid feel and increased workability over traditional cavities like the AP2s. Like the AP2s, the CBs didn’t see much of a change between the 712 and the 714 series and continue to deliver long, solid shots for players who are at the peak of their game.
MB: If you’ve got a very consistent swing and need irons that you can shoot from practically anywhere, the MBs are the answer. These narrow muscle back clubs are smaller than any other Titleist offering, making a perfect swing a must-have before you even take them for a test drive.
Titleist has made a point of expanding their offerings to include game improvement irons, but that doesn’t mean that they’re ideal for beginners. At their heart, Titleist irons are still professional-grade equipment, so if your swing is inconsistent or you just have trouble hitting your irons, you may want to hunt for true game improvement irons like those offered by TaylorMade or Callaway.
No matter what level your game is at today, 3balls.com has the irons it’s going to take to bring you to the next level. We’ve got everything from true beginner’s game improvement irons to the extremely accurate, but unforgiving AP2s, CBs and MBs, and we’ll happily help you make your decision based on your game’s strengths and weaknesses.