AP1 (2010)

431 stainless steel body, tungsten nickel sole, thin face with integrated aluminum and soft elastomer Tuned Feel System in the back cavity to improve sound. Shorter hosel in long irons for improved launch, consistent blade length with enhanced progressive offset. Lofts are two degrees stronger compared to Titleist AP2 irons. Price:

Bob Warters
Thu, 24 Sep 2009
AP1 (2010)
Not as intimidating to the mid-handicapper as previous Titleist irons

Need To Know

Buttery feel with higher flight
Not suited to those with very high handicaps
Our score:
PRICE: £82.00 YEAR: from 2009

First impression

Titleist says its AP1 irons are 'advanced performance, multi-material, dual cavity irons providing improved feel, great looks, shot control and higher flight with forgiveness for the avid to skilled golfer.' In a nutshell, even golfers with normally low self-esteem can suddenly use these clubs.


Not as intimidating to the mid-handicapper as previous Titleist irons which have always been perceived as out of my league compared to the clubs labelled 'user-friendly game improvement'. Looked down at address at the chunkier top line and had to double check the logo that it was actually a Titleist I was about to hit. Maybe not too classy a club for me after all.


Normally I'm a handsy low-ball hitter you'd have thought was born and raised on a windswept links. True, I normally play tidily in the wind with my low trajectory shots but I have a secret desire to hit high, floating irons that plop to earth like buttered toast on a carpet. The AP1s even delivered with a buttery feel, courtesy of the soft elastomer in the back cavity reducing vibration. They also had a lively ball flight with which I'm am not usually familiar. I couldn't wait to tell anyone who'd listen that I could become a Titleist convert.

not first look