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Apex DCB

Hot List Gold 2023

Our Review:

WHAT IT DOES: Callaway’s Apex DCB irons combine the aesthetics of the forged Apex line with the forgiveness of a cavity-back and a sole that is slightly wider. Like the Apex forged, the DCB features a tungsten core (weighing as much as 50 grams) that is covered in urethane with “microspheres” (tiny air bubbles encased in glass). The tungsten lowers the center of gravity to increase the launch angle despite slightly stronger-than-average lofts. 

WHY WE LIKE IT: The forged, carbon-steel body has the kind of feel every golfer craves, but what players in this category really want is caveman-type distance. For that, Callaway turned to artificial intelligence and hundreds of computer simulations to come up with an intricate cupface design that wraps around the top and bottom of the clubhead to produce the maximum trampoline effect in the 4- through 9-iron. Another underappreciated distance attribute is the stock shaft. True Temper’s Elevate 85 is about a third lighter than a standard steel shaft to help encourage a faster swing speed, but it does so with enhanced stability in the tip section to keep the club rock steady at impact.  Read more>>

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Price: $185 (per iron)
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Look / Sound / Feel


* Percentage of total score

Player Comments
A nice, comfortable feel to it. It softened a lot of my misses. It was forgiving while also being powerful and getting my irons out there. Really easy to launch the ball in the air.
Handicap, 12
I really enjoy the thick topline. It looks like it's going to be super forgiving. Terrific balance visually. The sound and the feel are like the crack of a wood baseball bat on the sweet spot. Very pleasing.
Handicap, 15
"The head is tank-like and cuts through the turf. The squared off topline is pleasing to the eye. A high flight that landed soft.”
Handicap, +4
Club Specs
Models Dexterity Price
Apex DCB Left Hand / Right Hand $185

Apex DCB

Name Loft Length
5I 23.00 38.13
7I 30.00 37.00
PW 43.00 35.75

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From the Manufacturer

Apex DCB allows more golfers to experience Apex than ever before. It delivers the look, feel and performance of a forged players club with the forgiveness of a deep cavity back design. We’ve never created anything like this, and we know golfers are going to love it.