Golf World Players Hot List

2014 Hot List: Blade Irons

Technology has allowed even muscle-back irons to have a hint of forgiveness to go with classic looks

February 3, 2014
Editor's Note: For the first time in 2014, Golf World has produced a Players Hot List for lower-handicap players. This is a separate process than the Golf Digest Hot List, although in some instances, the same clubs were recognized.

Hot List: blade irons: Callaway Apex Pro

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.

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