Martin Hopley

For those of you familiar with the AP2 712 irons you will probably not notice many changes to the 714 series Titleist AP2 irons apart from the new shiny look with the Titleist logo mirrored in the back of the cavity. Designed to give it more shelf appeal, we like the polished chrome head combined with the matt chrome bar across the back of the cavity and the logo reflected in the cavity is a nice touch.

Titleist 714 AP2 Irons

The 714 AP2 features more meaningful changes under the skin, but not so major that they change the characteristics of the AP2 chassis that has been so successful. Each iron has been designed to match the loft so the long irons have thinner faces than the short irons with the upper cavity face being only 2.1mm thick.

This allows it to flex a little more and also creates some extra weight to move lower in the head to lower the centre of gravity for more forgiveness. In each corner of the longer irons high density tungsten, which is very heavy for its size, is placed further out towards the heel and toe of the iron to increase the MOI and this makes the long irons much more forgiving than previous versions.

Titleist 714 AP2 Iron Cutaway

The 4-iron starts the set now at 23 degrees and there is a 3-iron available as an extra, but no 2-iron. However the 4-iron is so easy to hit that you may want the 3. The sound and feel is excellent and it retains the characteritics of a mid-sized forged iron whilst playing like an oversized cavity back.

Moving down through the set the 5-iron plays just the same and when you reach the 6-iron, things change as the lofts from here on down are 1 degree stronger than the 712 AP2 irons with the P wedge now 46 degrees. To plug this gap to the real wedges Titleist also offer a W1 wedge at 50 degrees or you can go for a 50 degree Vokey SM4 wedge, which is probably a better call.

Titleist 714 AP2 Iron Specification

Each iron has been designed with different sized cavities depending on the loft and some like the 8 and 9 irons do not feature any tungsten at all, whereas the pitching wedge gas 12.5 grams of the stuff. Obviously you can’t see this and the swing weight is still D2 throughout the set so from a feel perspective nothing changes.

The forgiveness is excellent all the way through so you would have to say that the boffins at Titleist have got it right. Again for the blade length, the 714 AP2 is one of the highest MOI irons in the market and even for low single figure players this is going to give benefits.

Titleist 714 AP2 Iron Address

In the 8 to P irons the height of the iron beside the hosel, known as the PAR height has also been reduced to give it a better look at address. There is a progressive offset that reduces as you go through the set and the extra blending around the hosel means that you notice this even less.

Titleist 714 AP2PAR Height

Like the other irons in the 714 series the AP2s feature a pre-worn leading edge and extra camber on the sole to improve the turf interaction so that the club does not bury itself into the ground as much. This is a good change and you can really feel this, especially in the shorter irons.

Compared to the forged 714 CB irons, the 714 AP2 irons will not give you as much feedback or be as easy to shape. However if you are low single figure player who does not shape this then having the set or even 4-7 iron in AP2s and the rest in CBs could create a wonderful set. Put a full set of AP2s in the bag and you will have a quality, mid-sized iron that will suit everyone who plays in single figures.

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Titleist 714 AP2 Iron

Titleist 714 AP2 Irons - Product Details

UK Launch08 November 2013
UK Launch RRP£912
USA Launch08 November 2013
Handicap Range
Hand AvailabilityLeft, Right
Swing WeightD2
Shaft NameTrue Temper Dynamic Gold
Shaft TypesSteel
Shaft FlexRegular, Stiff, X Stiff
GripTitleist Tour Velvet
DesignCavity Back
Set Makeup4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, PW
Additional Clubs3, GW
Manufacturer's WebsiteTitleist Website

User Reviews

August 2018

I am a 33 year old guy who has been playing for 17 years. I have a 9-11 handicap and play 1-2 times a week. I had been playing AP1 710's and found a great deal on a set of AP2 714's. Great club. I hit my AP1 7-iron 160-165, and have not see any distance loss. The AP2 has a beautiful standover look with a thin top line which was a big reason for my switch. I can not say enough good things about this club. I am Titleist for life!

May 2018

I love the feel of the forged heads. My last set was strong lofted (TaylorMade RocketBladez ). The TaylorMade 7 iron was 30.5 degrees and went 170 yards. The AP2 7 iron is 34 degrees and goes the same distance. All in all I'm very pleased with these clubs. Thank you Titleist.

Rueben G
April 2018

Like a few reviews above, I purchased a near new set of AP2 714's and they are plush! Great feel throughout the set with KBS Tour stiff shafts. These are about a half a club longer than my last set, Ping I-25's. The forged construction is far more responsive than the feel of a cast club. These clubs are forgiving even if you catch one low on the face. I'm very happy and will continue to chase par with these!!

Kenny Wilson
January 2018

I have played the 990b for years. So when I got the 714 AP2 it was an upgrade for me. I am still getting used to the clubs, I have only played 2 rounds with them so far. Shot a 78 on the 2nd round with them. The thing I have had to adjust is that they seem to be one stronger than my old set. I am hitting my 9 iron 145-150 yards, that used to be my 8 iron. They are a little thicker and bigger clubhead, but they are considered a mid-size design. So looking down a approach seems different for now. Good looking club overall, and great distance.

December 2017

I’ve played these clubs for 2 years and think for a forged club they are very forgiving. I found they play about a club shorter than my old clubs. I went to a Titleist rep and he suggested I have them bent 2 degrees stronger and they play the same but about 7 to 9 yards longer. I would have not thought to do that but instead of buying new clubs and giving up the great feel of these clubs I now have the best combination for me. Titleist is know for keeping lofts at the old standard lofts where TaylorMade and others have made their lofts stronger. I think being fitted by a Titleist rep is the most important part of buying these clubs.

November 2017

I played cavity back cast irons for 30 years (several DCI models & Tommy Armour 845s) I am 62 and have lost a lot of distance over the years, so I decided to try forged clubs. Picked up a set of like-new 714 AP2s at my local range for a fraction of the cost of 716 AP2s. I got most of my distance back, they are very forgiving for a forged club, nice appearance at address even on the 4 iron, and very easy to swing. Couldn't be more pleased.

August 2017

I purchased these about 3 years ago. They are easy to hit and have great feel.

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