Titleist, whose motto reads "unwavering commitment to continuous improvement, performance and quality excellence", for 2016 released the 716 AP1 and AP2 irons. The AP1 was designed to be the longest, most forgiving Titleist iron ever made while the AP2 attempts to continue being Titleist's most advanced players' iron. For this test I was able to do some extensive testing on our FlightScope Xi Tour.
Keeping to my theme of irons designed for the better player but having more emphasis on playability and forgiveness has lead me to the 714 AP2 irons from Titleist. Testing a set of AP2 irons required being fit by a club fitter to ensure my experience with the irons are precise and fit for my swing. After going through the club fitting process, it was determined that my AP2's would have a standard lie and would be combined with a set of Project X 6.0 pxi shafts. The final touch to my irons were a set of standard sized New Decades from Golf Pride.
Titleist is a classic company, always have been, and always will be. The 710 MB irons from Titleist are no different. I immediately fell in love with these clubs because of the extremely thin top line, small club heads, and gorgeous chrome. There is not a lot of paint or wording on these irons which I believe makes them look even better. I am a huge fan of these clubs, and there is no reason not to be. Looks of the Titleist 710 MB are rated at an 11/10. Yeah, they are that nice.
Titleist is a classic company, always have been, and always will be. This being said, these look good enough to take on a date. The Titleist AP2 irons have an amazingly thin top line when looking down at address, which is what the majority of golfers are looking for. The AP2 irons look like a blade at address, and that goes from the 3 iron all the way through the PW. I would rate the looks of the Titleist AP2 iron at a 10/10.