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ClubTest 2016: Callaway Apex CF 16 Irons Review

ClubTest 2016: Callaway Apex CF 16 Irons
Find out what our testers thought of the new Callaway Apex CF 16 irons after testing them for GOLF's ClubTest 2016.

CALLAWAY APEX CF 16 IRONS

 

CATEGORY: Game Improvement Irons
PRICE: $1,200, steel; $1,400, graphite
WE TESTED: 3-PW with True Temper XP 95 steel shafts
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: A 360-degree cup face boosts ball speeds in the 3- through 7-irons.

PROS

PLAYABILITY: One of the best -- excellent from everywhere; nimble enough to bend the ball to your will, with plenty of power to clear-cut the tall grass.
ACCURACY/FORGIVENESS: Much more forgiving than a player's club and adequate for this category; protects you from your misses without inhibiting creativity; exacting, focused ball flight doesn't wander off line.
DISTANCE CONTROL: Among the longest -- an uncanny combo of sprinter speed and consistent results; ample spin and stopping power -- short irons absolutely pounce on the pin.
FEEL: It's like a forged blade with a bigger sweet spot -- top-tier refinement for a game-improvement set; rewarding and responsive, the sort of club you want to hit all day; stable and silky through the turf.
LOOK: For many guys, the best in class; old-school elegance, an impressive profile with ideal offset and a classic look; the midsize head wears its satin finish well.

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Callaway Apex CF 16 Irons

CONS

Small size means less space for misses, so if you need more of a sledgehammer than a scalpel, look elsewhere; light swingers should swap the long irons for hybrids.

BOTTOM LINE: The Callaway Apex CF 16 irons are the top-rated game-improvement iron of the year. On the blade-ish end of the bunch, this club wakes up with a bit of skill. But it's as comfortable helping mid-handicappers feel like serious sticks.

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