The Acushnet Company will unveil its new prototype Titleist AP1, AP2, CB and MB irons (712 series) at next week’s AT&T National at Aronimink Golf Club outside of Philadelphia. It’s part of the company’s performance validation process for new product.
Why 712? Titleist has long used “700’’ numbers for irons for a long time. It uses 900 numbers for metal woods. The “7” stands for irons, while the “12” stands for the new model year, 2012. Acushnet says the feedback it receives during this validation process influences the design and specifications of the Titleist products available in golf shops around the world. No word yet on when the 712 irons will be available at retail.