Apex Pro 21

Hot List Gold 2023

Our Review:

WHAT IT DOES: The Apex Pro’s cupface design (in which the iron’s face wraps around the sole and topline) delivers a boost in ball speed and was designed with the use of artificial intelligence computer simulation. However, any club with the name “Pro” attached to it should have the capability of helping the player create shots. This is why each face is individually designed to deliver the type of trajectory each iron requires. As much as 90 grams of tungsten—the most ever used in an Apex iron—encased in urethane with microscopic air bubbles pushes the center of gravity low in the long and middle irons to provide forgiveness and better feel.

WHY WE LIKE IT: The Apex Pro 21 is more of a tool for those taking a surgical approach to their iron game, but don’t let the sleek, forged, 1025-carbon-steel hollow-body construction fool you into thinking the pursuit of additional yards was ignored. The soft sound and feel produced by the urethane microspheres delivers the kind of sensation at impact better players expect. This is a club that single-digit handicappers can appreciate and one the creator of the original Apex—Ben Hogan—would be proud of. Read more>>

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Price: Apex Pro 21 $200 (per iron)
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Look / Sound / Feel


* Percentage of total score

Player Comments
"These felt like driverless cars. Effortless to hit good shots with. Good distance. Good power. Low, high shots on command. Turf interaction is smooth. Nothing to criticize."
Handicap, 8
"If you want to hit it straight, this is the club. A tight dispersion with a medium trajectory. The feedback you receive in your hands is a nice extra."
Handicap, 6
"I like it when it feels like the ball is popping off the face. You get that bouncy feel, but you can still control the ball and shape shots. The graduation through the set is consistent."
Handicap, 0
Club Specs
Models Dexterity Price
Apex Pro 21 Left Hand / Right Hand $200

Apex Pro 21

Name Loft Length
5I 26.00 38.00
7I 33.00 37.00
PW 45.00 35.75

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From the Manufacturer

We’ve redesigned this iron with an innovative A.I. face architecture and all new forged hollow body construction. Any scratch or single digit handicapper who wants speed and forgiveness in a players performance iron needs to try the Apex Pro. Our A.I. designed Flash Face Cup is in a forged Apex Pro Iron for the first time ever. The forged 1025 hollow body construction and our patented urethane microspheres provide a remarkable blend of sound and feel at impact. And the Tungsten Energy Core improves launch characteristics while simultaneously improving forgiveness.