Titleist has added a new option for the long game with the introduction of the 712 U, a forged utility iron designed to provide high speed, traditional blade iron players with playability and shot control.
Engineered with a deep centre of gravity position for a higher moment of inertia, Titleist 712U is built for stability and playability versus a traditional long iron, while providing enhanced trajectory and spin control versus a hybrid.
The 712U features a wider, camber sole design to promote clean turf interaction for a variety of attack angles to make the club more versatile when trying to hit high or low shots. The 712U also uses a tapered-tip iron shaft for additional trajectory control.
The 712U utilizes a forged, hollow body 1025 steel construction with a high-speed 455 steel face insert.
Offered in two iron (18 degrees), three iron (21) and four iron (24) lofts, 712U utility irons are available by custom order beginning May 15.
The 712U can currently be found in the bags of tour pros like Adam Scott (two iron), Tim Clark (four iron) and Geoff Ogilvy (two iron), players who prefer a utility iron over a hybrid as an alternative to traditional long irons.
“I don’t like the look of hybrids, but the 712U looks great at address,” said Ogilvy. “It is a bit stronger than a two iron, it goes farther than a two iron and it’s easy to hit. It feels great, performs how I need it to, and I like having it in my bag.”
Steve Pelisej, general manager for Titleist Golf Clubs, said the company worked closely with tour players in development
“The deeper CG results in a higher MOI that increases stability at impact, helping players achieve more consistent distance and trajectory control, whether hitting shots high or low,” said Pelisek.
“With the 712U being so well-received out on tour, we decided to make the club available through custom order for those players that need or prefer this type of long game yardage and trajectory solution,” Pelisek said.
The club is chrome plated and features a satin finish.