December 21, 2017 at 05:05 PM
By Brjann B
Brjann Bkirkland, WA
We are all somehow striving to better our golf game and with that in mind I know I'm didn't make the most logic decision switching from my 716 AP2 with DG AMT S300 to MB 716 with Project X 6.0. I thought I would share my journey here and hope it inspires or scares people away. I'm 44 with a 6 hcp and decent swing where I hit the ball solid more often than not. Driver and short game is what gets me into the 80s and 90s.
Started playing mid 80's with Muirfield irons which took me down to single and then I went to the cally side with some X14, x22 and X-Forged before landing on the 716 AP2's when they came out. I play the odd round now and then with an old Ben Hogan blade set and just love it.
I like the AP2's but with my steep swing the ground interaction just isn't giving me confidence, especially on tight lies or in rough. Solid clubs with good forgiveness but I did feel like I had to work a lot to shape my shots. If I have had another shaft in these I would perhaps have kept them - any club I test with the Project X shaft is pretty much right where I want them on Trackman. I've wanted to play blades for some time now as I have more time to practice.
First impression after bunch of range and Trackman and 1 round with the MBs is that they are definitely less forgiving but for me that means that my misses just don't travel as far off line and I tend to just end up short instead of way off. Dispersion on my irons is better and feels like distance control will get better. 6-pw are a dream to hit and I think I smiled on every approach. The chip and run shots with the 9iron is money I haven't put a shaft in the 4 iron yet and will probably use my old AP2 for now as the 5i is pushing it for me to feel comfortable over the ball. I hit it really well though but need more rounds and time with it. I use Arccos 360 so will be able to provide some data on this thread when I have played lot more rounds.
MBs are pure and will punish you but I have a good feeling that you don't have to be Adam Scott to play and enjoy them.
Dale VEscondido, CA
Edward KWesley Chapel, FL
Nick DLong Beach
December 21, 2017 at 09:18 PM
Haven't had a chance to hit the 716mb but I do love the feel and looks of the 714s... I wanted a set last year so bad and my wife must have been somewhat listening. She bought me clubs, but the 716 AP2. They weren't exactly what I wanted having played AP2s before, but I will say, they are the best AP2 through the turf yet for me. I realize that is not the case for everyone, so if the MB is what gets it done for you, game them. Yeah, you may hit the occasional poor shot but those pured ones are the ones that remind you why you are playing them. I find I focus more when I take my 695mb out and those thin soles cut through beautifully. How long did you game the 716 AP2? Always takes me a few round to get the feel for new irons..
In the end, you have to like what you're looking at, it does inspire confidence and you will hopefully have more fun like you said.
December 22, 2017 at 04:31 PM
Dino JBurnaby, BC
Haven't registered for Team Titleist yet?