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SNEAK PEEK! – (2012) Titleist 712 Irons

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2012 Titleist 712 Iron Series

For all the Titleist loyalist out there…you have most likely been looking forward to seeing pics for quite some time.  Below we have sneak-peek for you of the new Titleist 712 Iron Series.  The new line-up includes the following:

  • Titleist 712 Forged CB
  • Titleist 712 Forged MB
  • Titleist 712 AP1
  • Titleist 712 AP2

Tell Titleist – Your First Impressions

Prototype Titleist AP1, AP2, CB and MB irons (712 Series), are being introduced on the PGA Tour this week.  But before they do make sure to give the Titleist employees some “GolfSpy” feedback on what you think of their new sticks.

  • Which set do you like the looks of best?
  • Do you like the evolution of these irons compared to their predecessors?
  • Prefer the sating finishes over the Chrome?
  • Will you be testing these irons once they hit the stores?
  • What is your overall opinion about Titleist irons?
Titleist 712 CB Irons

Titleist 712 CB Irons

2012 Titleist 712 CB Irons

Titleist 712 MB Irons

Titleist 712 MB Irons

Titleist 712 AP2 Irons

2012 Titleist 712 AP2

Titleist 712 AP1 Irons

Titleist 712 AP1 Irons

2012 Titleist 712 AP1

2012 Titleist 712 AP1

{ 59 comments… read them below or add one }

Tim Whartenby June 24, 2011 at 9:48 am

Titleist has always been about tradition and seem to always be going after the better player. I for one like the new AP2 looks pretty decent. The CB’s are excellent and you know blades are blades but these look great in SATIN!

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Hector F. March 1, 2012 at 11:26 pm

You are right sir, blades are blades. I agree with you 100%.

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C.Rowe June 24, 2011 at 12:05 pm

The CB’s and MB’s are slick. I would love to build a combo set.

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W.U October 20, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Unfortunately, I dont think they are going to come out with a Combo Set. But you can order them individually.

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NoDak June 24, 2011 at 12:16 pm

The satin looks amaz-za-zing.
Titleist CB and MB will always be classic.
I don’t like the back cavity of the AP2, I have the 710s and I like that better. But make the AP2 with a 2-tone satin with KBS C-Tapers and watch my head explode…just thinking about it feel warm and fuzzy.

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The GreekGrind June 24, 2011 at 12:37 pm

There’s good looking, and then there’s 710 good looking. I’m very impressed, and equally tempted to give these a try. Not a Titleist guy, but the MBs and CBs are seducing me.

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The GreekGrind June 24, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Which set do you like the looks of best?
MBs and CBs.

Do you like the evolution of these irons compared to their predecessors?
100% without question.

Prefer the sating finishes over the Chrome?
Both are appealing, but satin is sexier.

Will you be testing these irons once they hit the stores?
Borrowing from a Geico commercial, “Do dogs chase cats?”

What is your overall opinion about Titleist irons?
They very well might be “The Vitruvian Man” of irons in the industry.

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P-Gunna June 24, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Are these different?

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James W June 24, 2011 at 2:10 pm

I like the Cavity Backs in terms of looks, they look edgy/modern. I don’t like satin, when i had chrome irons, i didn’t like the bling so I got some satin irons, but i found the satin irons harder to keep clean.

When I first started playing golf i had aspirations to play Titleist one day since there was prestige around the brand in the late 90s. Once i got there, i had learned about all the japanese brands and now i view Titleist along the lines of Lincoln and Caddy, old and tired, while brands like Epon and Miura are like BMW and Lexus, ultimate and sexy.

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joey September 11, 2011 at 9:14 am

You have no idea what you’re talking about…As a red blooded American who drives a Chevy, has a 2011 Mustang GT in the garage and has played Titleist golf clubs since the late 1980′s I find it personally offensive that you are publically disrespecting some of the most iconic American brands that this great country has to offer…BMW’s are nice cars but they are not as dependible has a “Caddy” of a “Lincoln” as you describe them…I’d put a Town Car up against the best 4-door BMW or gay-Lexus anyday….And how dare you compare some Japanese golf company to the ultimate golf brand in the world(Titleist)..I know your type…You’re family is clearly not from this country…You may be a first generation American but I can assure everyone here that your family is not…If you don’t like what America has to offer why don’t you move to Japan and live there…

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Jeremy October 2, 2011 at 10:56 am

@ joey… Bla bla bla… I know your type…

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Hector F. March 1, 2012 at 11:38 pm

Titleist has been around golf a long time. Just because we are Americans doesn’t necessarily mean we have to buy Cadillac’s & Mustang’s. Naturally they are solid but not the best. It just shows you have money to buy the Titleist. “From here on out it is the golfer whom is the quality player”. I played with a guy who bought clubs from St. Andrews and he couldn’t hit worth a nickle on a quarter. Japan has the fastest car in the world the “GTR” with AWD control and the fastest launch & the Z is the most aerodynamic car in the world tied for #1 again with the Nissan GTR. The #1 LPGA player is Japanese and I don’t see trash on their golf courses compared to the states. That comment was rude and un-called for. I have a Mizuno driver and it hits more straight then my Titleist. I do note your patriotism and loyalty to well made products however. The #1 golfer in the world doesn’t use Titleist either. Just a thought to row on.

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Hector F. March 1, 2012 at 11:43 pm

The putter by Titleist is the same way. I don’t see Scotty Cameron with a #1 ranking or any where near it and he never was. It is like being in a Mustang Club or a Lamborghini club, the majority drive & use what the in-house player’s use. In house as long as you submit your-self to the organization and granted with Democracy we have the liberty to choose what we like with same performance not what you like.

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Brian March 13, 2012 at 9:20 am

Actually Joey, I have to partly disagree with your statement. I am all for your Pro-American sentiments, and loyalty, and I myself am a devoted Titleist player, but we need to understand basic facts here. When you are comparing companies, please keep in mind that Titleist’s irons for a long time were produced by the best iron forgers in the world, and those are non other than ONO, based in Japan.

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surewin73 June 24, 2011 at 2:53 pm

The Titleist irons are nice.

It is another example of how there is no where else to go in design and innovation with the current rules. Along with the state of the economy, it seems companies are just simply updating their old designs.

I see a slight change in the AP1 and AP2 cavities, but would it be worth trading in an old set and purchase the new set. How much performance increase is there between the models?

CB and MB are practical identical to the previous models except for new cosmetics.

Titleist is definitely marketed to the better or avid player.

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Marko June 24, 2011 at 4:08 pm

The CB’s an MB’s are gorgeous! Not the biggest fan of the ap2 and ap1 but I’m using the CBs anyway (695). If i’m honest i was hoping to see something diffrent – maybe a revival of the old Z-muscle and Z-cavity back (ZM and 695CB). Also not the fan of the big MB and CB symbol on both club lines.
As for the future i would really love to see a combo set from Titleist – from muscle to cavity back or even a ap2 for 3i and 4i but not necessary. Just revive the old ZB combo set with new finishes! That was my dream set, but i could play them yet at that time.

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Brian Cass June 24, 2011 at 4:44 pm

MB’s look to me like they put more meat in the muscle.

CB’s look like no change at all really, shifting of the weight shelf, basically a yawn.

AP2′s look nice, maybe thinner sole?

AP1 is a chopper club

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Super Tuna June 24, 2011 at 5:23 pm

I’m looking forward to trying the AP1 and 2′s out and seeing how they’re different from the 710′s. Mostly I’m hoping some of the harshness of the AP1′s have been filtered out.

I know Titleist is the tradition company but I’m also hoping to see some of the higher end graphite shafts as options for these. The Program’s, Tour AD’s or the new PX’s would be a neat offering.

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Ron June 24, 2011 at 5:39 pm

slight modifications on the looks but they will perform identical and feel NO different than 710s , I think that new ap2 looks alot worse compared to the 710 ap2 without a dought it looks way too busy.

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Jonny Tew June 25, 2011 at 8:35 pm

They all look sweet, I’m saving up for the mb’s they look lovely!

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Bryan B. June 26, 2011 at 5:20 pm

So happy to see Titliest put out an iron w/ a satin finish on their MB model . The Asian club market has had the good fortune of having the best looking clubs available , till now !

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John June 27, 2011 at 3:00 am

I am in the process of ordering my MB 710 and than I see this. When are these clubs coming out in Australia and Will there be any difference between the 710 MB’s and the 712 MB’s. How about price, should I wait another year or will the 712 feel similar. Thanks
Any comments or help will be appreciated.

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Christopher June 27, 2011 at 7:37 am

The satin finish 710MB looks fantastic (along with every other Titleist muscleback), I’ve never been a huge fan of the CB’s but the AP2′s look great.

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CPGAMott June 27, 2011 at 8:20 am

I currently have a combo of the 710 CB’s and MB’s. Love the look of the satin finish, can’t wait to see them in my bag.

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Richard P. Jacobs II June 27, 2011 at 9:06 am

While the 712 line-up are indeed great looking/performing irons, I would have to agree with a few of the comments above regarding the Titleist brand….I would say that Titleist is indeed a Caddy, with Mizuno being a Benz & Miura being a Rolls….You can also throw in Epon & Fourteen for your Lexus & Infinity comparison…Bottom line is the great companies/forgings do not introduce new irons annually because technological advances do not come @ this pace for the forged marketplace…I played my FG17s blades for 13 years & only switched because my swing changed & I needed more forgiveness than a MB could give….While Titleist still caters to the better player, it’s a shame that they feel the need to go down the road of Callaway, Taylor Made, Nike, etc., with iron-a-year introductions…Titleist would be hard pressed to show that the 712 series is technologically superior to their present irons, yet that is the job of the marketing department, to bring a gullible public to the trough…………

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keith June 29, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Completely agree.I think the big four abandon some great designs to come up with next years model.

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John June 27, 2011 at 7:58 pm

They look good, I’m wondering should I wait to buy the MB blades or go with the 710 model. I’m sure there will be a big discount on the 710 when these arrive. Will there be any difference in feel with the MB blades? And when are they arriving in Australia. I don’t want to regret buying the 710′s
I would appreciate a response to [email protected] thanks

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log7 June 28, 2011 at 5:39 am

Ping and Titleist introduce irons in 2 year cycles.

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Charlie July 6, 2011 at 9:43 am

Ping still does
Titleist released the 710 last year. 712 are coming out just a year after.

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Kyle July 7, 2011 at 5:01 pm

The 710′s were released to the pros in the summer/fall of 09 and the public in February 10. Titleist seems to be following the same schedule. The general public won’t see these en masse until February 2012. So yes, that is still a two year cycle.

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Trey June 28, 2011 at 9:52 am

I play the Titleist Z blend and love them. The only problem is that the grooves are just about gone on them. Was wondering the same thing as John, should I wait till the new 712s to come or just buy the 710s? Any thoughts?

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keith June 29, 2011 at 2:32 pm

Are they forged stainless or carbon?You know the cast carbon deal with the Vokeys.

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Tom Bolger June 30, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Titleist have just modified the 710 but it works so well these look awsome not to keen on the looks of the ap2 and ap1 though look too alien like for me !!!

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Walker June 30, 2011 at 8:16 pm

712 come out this september, wait to buy any titleist irons

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John July 1, 2011 at 8:55 am

712CB – I must have!

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randy waddell July 1, 2011 at 1:28 pm

The AP1 & AP2′s look similar to the Cobras from a couple of years ago!!

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BG July 1, 2011 at 1:50 pm

They do look great, but not much different than anything else they have put out. I hate to say it, but I am bored.

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cfgolf July 1, 2011 at 6:29 pm

Doesn’t bother me at all. First of all there just another clubhead on the market. They will be overpriced as usual but every OEM company does that. Second they will always be a taper tip shaft model and the std shaft will be stiff. They will never be properly custom fit to the average joe blow but the pro’s will get the best of everything. They may look nice but I would rather buy a set of irons to use instead of buying to keep on the shelf and look pretty

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Blopar July 2, 2011 at 11:17 am

The ap1 and 2 are ugly ugly ugly

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Chester LeBeau July 3, 2011 at 4:15 pm

I love the looks of the 2012 Titleist 712 CB Irons. They have a beautiful look and the lines of the clubs are extraordinary. I like the satin finish, wand will immediately give them a try when they come to store near me. Titliest has always produce a great product that have always presented customer with the best technology available. I salute Titliest!!!!

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KEN CHEE July 4, 2011 at 1:06 am

Hope the topline of the AP1′s are thinner. Find the 710 ones too thick & prevented me from buying them.

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Debe Doo July 4, 2011 at 5:50 pm

Wow Love the look of the 712 AP2 Looks like half satin finish, can’t wait to try them.

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Andrew July 4, 2011 at 7:27 pm

Those CBs look like an DCI 990. I will stay with my 710 CBs (great clubs).

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Michael July 6, 2011 at 4:32 am

Is it just me, or do these bear a very very dramatic resembelence to the 710′s? What changed? Why would anyone buy them? Why not just buy the 710′s at a discounted price? I don’t get it.

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Problack#1 July 7, 2011 at 6:51 pm

How many years can you make the same irons? If you still have 690′s, your set is now new again. Show your friends, they’ll think there the new ones!

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matt September 9, 2011 at 10:04 am

Played the 670′s,ZM Blades and now the 710 MB’s- There is a HUGE difference- especially when you wear the faces out.

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Rudy Manurung July 20, 2011 at 8:08 pm

I prefer the model 712 CB iron, it looks nice in set up and since cb is not difficult also to handle. blend between the CB and MB

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Mike D July 23, 2011 at 11:25 am

It would be cool if Titleist would make more clubs for regular dudes. There’s no way I could hit those things. Seems every time I see a new Titleist product it’s for tour-level guys. I understand that having your tour players perform well makes your brand look good, but if regular guys try to use that same equipment and don’t improve (or actually get worse because they’re not using equipment suited for their game) then they’ll stop buying your stuff, right?

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matt September 9, 2011 at 10:05 am

That is what I love most about Titleist- Players Clubs- Good luck with Callaway!

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John Peterman July 27, 2011 at 8:08 am

I currently own three sets of titleist irons the AP2, MB, and the CB’s I love all three sets and will most likely buy all three new sets when they hit the market! I love the satin finish and the new look. Believe it or not the MB’s are more forgiving than people think and can’t wait to get my hands on all three sets.

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TL August 1, 2011 at 11:15 am

don’t like the notch in the AP1′s. The rest look a lot like the 710′s–blades all look pretty much the same!.
what’s the performance enhancement difference in the new AP1′s and 2′s???

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Ward August 10, 2011 at 11:26 pm

The satin finish is pretty, and probably does a nice job reducing glare, but I can’t really say if I’d buy them or not because I don’t really care how they look from behind, address is what matters.

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Facundo August 17, 2011 at 12:23 pm

1) MB
2) YES
3) YES
4) YES
5) YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Brian Cass September 25, 2011 at 6:20 pm

I currently have the Cobra S3 Pro CB Forged model 4-9 (all CB’s no MB’s). I’m hitting the 712 AP2 and CB on October 15th at the Sleepy Hollow Titleist Fitting Center in NY to compare vs the Cobras. That’s the first day their fitting professionals have them. I will report back here after I hit them. I like the Cobras very much except for the chunky sole on the club with zero grind on it. It is also shorter heel to toe than the 712′s which actually does make them a tad less forgiving than my old Titleist 690.CB’s. The Cobra S3′s also have less offset than either the AP2 or 712′s. No idea why cobra would put such a fat sole on a players iron.

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Brian Sparks September 29, 2011 at 1:15 pm

These new irons are sick. i will have to save up for the 712 cb.

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Pete October 4, 2011 at 2:31 pm

what is the tip of the titleist cb irons … I have the 2010 model.

Can someone tell me.
thanks!

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Tony December 22, 2011 at 5:44 am

Just try 712 CB/MB/ap2 – all awsome, and compared to 710 series, I feel that Titlest make a great improvement in terms of the hit feel of irons – the feel indeed is mixed with solidness of the Titlest classics and softness of forged irons – great, go Titltest.

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Hector F. March 1, 2012 at 11:25 pm

AP1′s “look” the best hands down. More effort was put in the model and it shows followed by the AP2. However I’m sure the thinner faces cut in to the lie a little better, common aerodynamic sense.

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Hector F. March 1, 2012 at 11:54 pm

I played baseball with the Met’s & Brave’s and own the college baseball record for positions played in a season. I have over 1,000 career HR’s. I hit more Home Runs with a TPX & Rawling’s bat in college then with a Louisville or Easton. The “least” with Easton. Modern technology is what this is about and none of the current irons slice in to the lie. These are good clubs naturally but like Easton just because it’s made in the USA doesn’t make it better compared to concrete houses over wood. “I will hufff & puff & blow your house down” and the little oinker said “never” and “anti-american”.

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