CATEGORY: Game Improvement Irons
PRICE: $1,200, steel; $1,400, graphite
WE TESTED: 3-PW with True Temper XP 95 steel shafts.
KEY TECHNOLOGY: Forged carbon steel 3- to 7-irons use face cups to boost ball speed.
Confidence breeds creativity—guys can summon any shot they want; a penetrating, mid-high flight can be turned into a soft cut or draw at will; head thunders through most lies.
"They'll make you think you've got real talent!"
Fires the ball off the face—for most testers, a half-club beyond what they're used to; incredibly consistent for such a hot club—misses get enough hang time to hit the green, and short irons are hungry for birdies.
Not as forgiving as those older Berthas, and low-lofted clubs can be demanding; serious players might want more precision, while higher-handicappers may need more help.
Best in show. Whether you're a skilled ballstriker in search of a little more margin for error or an 80-something shooter trying to reach the next level, this Apex iron will make you look good—maybe great.