For those needing a quick intro, the AP line of irons is Titleist's biggest effort in producing iron sets that don't require a handicap south of five. I was also lucky enough to review the AP1, and though the Bag Drop isn't used for reviews, I can personally vouch for them being superb. So now the 712 Series Titleist AP1 712 Irons and Titleist AP2 712 Irons are being released next month, and are said to be improved over previous models. Though I can't personally speak on that at this time, what I can tell you is that if Titleist says they've undergone improvements, I'd say you at least owe it to yourself to check them out. Let's take a look at what refinements and improvements have gone into these new 712 Series Advanced Performance irons from Titleist.
Some of the traits from the previous buy cheap golf still remain, most notably the dual cavity design and multi-material construction, though there are other improvements aside from the additional forgiveness and faster ball speeds.
In 2008, Titleist broke their own mold a bit with the release of the Titleist AP1 710 Irons and 710 AP2 irons. Never before had the (in Alan's words) "traditionally traditional" Titleist released irons with more visible technology and with that they stirred quite a buzz. Fast forward to August of 2009 where we learned that Titleist had done some fine-tuning and enhancement to both the AP1 and AP2 irons.
I have the original AP1's in my bag. For any player hovering around a 10 I would say these irons are perfect. Ballstrikers will probably want to go with the Titleist AP2 710 Irons's. I just upgraded to blades. My AP1's frustrated me because its a little too difficult to work the ball. These clubs are very forgiving to say the least.