Titleist Ap2 718 Irons Vs Titleist Ap3 718 Irons Comparison Overview
The misconception that a lot of players have when shopping these two elite Titleist iron sets is that they are both Tour-grade irons.
This is a common mistake as the AP2’s were a favorite on Tour and of course, the similarly named AP3’s have to be Tour-grade too, right?
Not necessarily. While we would not overlook the AP3 718 irons for any reason if we were searching for a premium set of irons, there are some differences that set these irons apart.
In the following comparison article, we will be discussing what those differences are.
Titleist AP2 718 Irons Overview
The Titleist AP2 718’s are an excellent combination of distance, forgiveness and short game performance.
In fact, it would be hard to argue that these aren’t the finest irons that Titleist currently makes. The 718 irons actually have thinner faces than their predecessors (the ones that came out in 2008) and at 2.1mm, these irons play hot.
Helping with the distance is infused tungsten weighting. We don’t mean housed, we don’t mean glued, we don’t even mean attached.
The Tungsten weights are infused with the steel inside the heads of these irons which gives them a superb, uniform feel.
Titleist AP3 718 Irons Overview
While not a Tour-grade iron set, the AP3’s are no slouch. They fall into the category of player’s distance irons and are among the best in their class.
These are hollow-blade type irons that have a sweet look at address – if you are a mid to low handicapper.
The blades are nice and short, the heads are compact and the offset is kept to a minimum.
However, if you are familiar with the AP1 or AP2 718 irons, you will notice that the head shape sits right between the two – smaller than the AP1 but slightly larger than the AP2.
Right off the bat, the head size makes the AP3 irons more congenial for mid handicappers than the AP2’s.