Titleist Irons: 714 versus the 716 AP2's

sheldonjhackersheldonjhacker Members Posts: 3,700 ✭✭
edited Jan 11, 2019 3:49pm in Equipment #1
Anyone hit both or go from one generation to the next ? How do they compare?



Thanks !

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  • jonn443jonn443 Jonnystx Members Posts: 4,596 ✭✭


    Anyone hit both or go from one generation to the next ? How do they compare?



    Thanks !




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    Wrong thread.
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  • d1boundd1bound Members Posts: 130 ✭✭
    I did not hit them but I feel like the general consensus from most people I talked to was that the 714s were better
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  • calogecaloge Members Posts: 445 ✭✭
    Owned the 714s and hit both. Both were fine, and felt very similar and performed very similar. I never understood the love affair with either iron. I think 714 wins on bag appeal, which is often a silly consideration but probably the only significant distinction.
  • GolfingfanaticGolfingfanatic Members Posts: 3,060 ✭✭
    Satin 714 AP2 are the best ones imo
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  • GoGoErkyGoGoErky Members Posts: 1,136 ✭✭
    Similar performance and feedback/feel improved in 716
  • Nixhex524Nixhex524 ClubWRX Posts: 4,004 ClubWRX
    Much preferred the 716. Tried the 714 twice, just didn't work out for me and the feel of the 716 are much better IMO.
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  • Kye123Kye123 Members Posts: 308
    I've hit both, 716 felt weirdly so much lighter... same shafts too
  • sheldonjhackersheldonjhacker Members Posts: 3,700 ✭✭
    Lots of love for the 714 !!! image/nyam.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':nyam:' />
  • magnus7319magnus7319 A hungry dog hunts best - Lee Trevino Members Posts: 2,174 ✭✭
    I’ve owned every iteration from the originals through the 718.



    I only still own one set.



    714
    M2 or M3 or M4 or ...
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  • jlebeane13jlebeane13 Members Posts: 334 ✭✭
    714 way better than 716

    718 just as good as 714 if not slightly like real slightly better. This my opinion anyway.
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  • texcromtexcrom ClubWRX Posts: 3,479 ClubWRX
    I’ve had every generation.



    714’s were perhaps the best, until the 718’s came out.



    716’s were right behind the 714’s, and I liked them enough to sell them to my brother when I got the 718’s.



    I think the 718’s are the best yet.
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  • sheldonjhackersheldonjhacker Members Posts: 3,700 ✭✭
    718 vs 714 forgiveness difference ?
  • texcromtexcrom ClubWRX Posts: 3,479 ClubWRX
    edited Jan 12, 2019 11:25pm #14
    Slightly more with 718, as well as better feel. 718’s are best of the AP2’s.
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  • PulledabillPulledabill Members Posts: 331 ✭✭
    Ive hit all 3 and I feel it goea 714, 718, 716. Couple playing buddies wont part with their 714s.
  • sheldonjhackersheldonjhacker Members Posts: 3,700 ✭✭
    texcrom wrote:


    Slightly more with 718, as well as better feel. 718's are best of the AP2's.


    Thanks. Interesting to me the 718's LOOK smaller at address...the 714's look longer heel-to-toe at address.
  • AscanAscan Members Posts: 463 ✭✭
    Prefer the 714 over the 716.



    I, too, feel the 718 tops them both.
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  • tocinotocino Members Posts: 2,259 ✭✭
    When I was looking for a new set of AP2’s to replace my 710’s last year I ended up picking the 714’s. I’ve demo’d or used every generation and between the 714’s, 716’s, and 718’s, there wasn’t much difference for me. The 718’s were out because I normally don’t buy clubs that just came out. I got a really good deal on a set of 714’s in great condition with the shafts I wanted. The 716’s I looked at were either beat up or cost more than I was willling to spend. To be honest though, I think I was leaning toward the 714’s anways based off of all the reviews and comments people were saying about this topic
  • balls_deepballs_deep Members Posts: 551 ✭✭
    COG on the 714 is lower than 718. I didn't find the 718 all that forgiving for my swing. Have an easier time hitting my MP32 which in theory at least should be a fair bit less forgiving. 714 are the best looking and feeling IMO. Still considering grabbing a set instead of my i200. Addicted to the forged feel now after the Mizunos spoiled me.
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  • outgolfingoutgolfing Members Posts: 832 ✭✭
    Does anyone else feel that the 718 AP2 heads seem heavy? Or is this an AP2 thing and they have all been that way? I’ve owned 2 sets of 718’s and have sold both because I can’t stand the feel of how heavy they’ve felt.
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  • balls_deepballs_deep Members Posts: 551 ✭✭
    outgolfing wrote:


    Does anyone else feel that the 718 AP2 heads seem heavy? Or is this an AP2 thing and they have all been that way? I've owned 2 sets of 718's and have sold both because I can't stand the feel of how heavy they've felt.




    I hit them with KBS tour which is higher balance point and the head doesn't feel as heavy. Hit the 718 today with the KBS and numbers were as good as my i200 with better feel. There are sets near me of 714 and 716 with KBS. Not sure which to go for...
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