2014 Hot List: Blade Irons
Technology has allowed even muscle-back irons to have a hint of forgiveness to go with classic looks
Callaway Apex Pro
LOFTS: 6-iron: 29, PW: 46
TECH TALK: Forged from 1020 carbon steel, the face features a new groove design that produces more height on shots hit out of the rough. The stock shaft is the KBS Tour V-Spec, which is based on Phil Mickelson's preferences.
"The look is clean, and the firm thump you get at impact feels good in your hands." . . . "Among the easiest long irons to hit. That's a big bonus."
HOT: With tungsten weights in the soles of the 2- through 5-irons to help launch the ball and a higher CG in the short irons to help control trajectory, Callaway has produced posibly its best iron for better players since the X-Tour.
NOT: The topline is a little thicker than some low-handicappers might like.