The Apex name has long been associated with clubs for better players, dating to when it adorned many noteworthy Ben Hogan iron models. Callaway now has expanded its Apex family to include a game-improvement iron that lives up to the name’s heritage. The forged, carbon-steel body features a cavity-back that is a little deeper and a sole a tad wider than the standard Apex, but there are many shared technologies. Chief among them is a cupface that wraps around part of the topline and sole to maximize rebound on the 4- through 9-irons. The company also continues its use of tungsten encased in microsphere-filled urethane, which allows for center-of-gravity positions that produce a launch angle one would expect to see in a game-improvement iron, despite slightly stronger lofts. The stock steel shaft is designed for average golfers as well. True Temper’s Elevate ETS 85 shaft is lightweight (one-thirds lighter than a standard steel shaft) to increase your swing speed but with enhanced tip stability to keep the clubhead steady at impact. The name might suggests it’s for better player, but this iron is an appropriate way to bring Apex to the game-improvement crowd. Read more >>
Look / Sound / Feel
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The ball rockets off the face with a climbing, driving trajectory. Love the silver-clubhead, black-badge combo.
It almost looks like a blade. This is a very dynamic and playable club. A simple but effective design
Easy to set up to and good to look at. I liked the ball flight. A little more boring flight than some others.
7-iron: 30 degrees; PW: 43 degrees