Conclusion: When choosing new irons I narrowed it down to the AP2 and the PING S55. I agree that the AP2 didn't have the feel i was looking for. It's hard to explain but solid struck shots with the AP2 felt too flush or soft and didn't feel like I had the distance control, although there was little dispersion.
Conclusion: Appreciate the review. I recently did a club fitting and narrowed it down to the 714 AP2's and the Mizuno MP-64's. Ultimately I chose the 64's but it was close and I really liked both clubs. "Balanced" is the perfect way to describe the blend of feel and forgiveness you get from the AP2's.
Conclusion: It was brought to my attention, by a source more knowledgeable than me, that I have been incorrectly referring to the 710 model as the first in the AP2 line. They originally released a version of the AP2 in 2008 and then the first update was the 710 version in 2010. Sorry for the mistake.
Summary: I've used the AP2 (2 versions) for 4 years, and they are long, accurate, forgiving, quite compact at address and relatively soft. True they are not as accurate as blades. In northern Europe, playing blades would be brutal. Why punish yourself with a club that hasn't changed much in 20+ years.
Summary: I have been playing the ap2 for two years now. I special ordered with my specs and NS shafts. However, it is important to note that these are not blades. They are not even close to the feel of a true forged blade.
Summary: Thought these might be too much club for me...but like them more every time I play. Went in to my fitting not thinking about these clubs, but glad I gave them a try. Spendy...yes. But for me at least, worth every penny.
Summary: Most of the really good players at my private club play the AP2. Titleist is one of the brands our pro really pushes because he wants us to all play better. You can tell with these irons that they are made with more exactness.
Summary: When it comes to my irons I look for something that looks nice at address but more importantly is able to work the ball left to right and vis versa. The impact of these clubs are crisp and the turf interaction is better than my previous clubs (mizuno mp 62) which just didn't offer the forgiveness I...