Watney gets first victory for new Titleist 712 irons

AT&T National Champion Nick Watney

Nick Watney got the new Titleist 712 irons off to a good start when he used the 712 AP2 prototype irons (3-P) to win the AT&T National. The former Fresno State star also used a Titleist Pro V1x golf ball, Titleist 910D3 (10.5) driver, 910F (15) fairway metal, 910H (21) hybrid, Vokey Design sand (54) and lob (60) wedges and Scotty Cameron Newport Fastback putter.

The Acushnet Company (Titleist, FootJoy) began seeding the 712 irons at the AT&T National. A total of 19 players put the prototype irons (AP1, AP2, MB, CB) in play. The Titleist brand led the iron count at the AT&T National with a total of 40 sets in play.

Watney’s prototype AP2 irons(3-P) were standard length and one degree upright throughout; two degrees weak in the 3, 4, 5, P and one degree weak in the 6, 7, 8, 9.  According to Acushnet, Watney decided to put the new irons in the bag after practicing with them for the first time during the Wednesday pro-am round.

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