The Titleist AP1 712 irons feature two tungsten weights in the sole of the club that increases the MOI of the club without having to make the head longer.
This means that it is very forgiving for its size and Titleist say the shot dispersion is smaller than the previous AP1 model. Certainly we found it to be very easy to hit and pretty forgiving, even if the trajectory was a little higher than the similar sized CB iron.
At address the heads look a little more compact and the topline appears thinner, but it actually is the same size, but looks smaller thanks to some extra polishing and visual tweaking. The sweetspot is not as big as the AP2s as you would expect but the offset is smaller and this is an iron ideally suited to the low handicap player.
Titleist are quietly confident that the AP1 will outsell the AP2 and with the 712 version of the Titliest AP1 iron we would have to say it has every chance with single figure golfers.