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ClubTest 2016: Callaway Apex Pro Irons Review

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Callaway Apex Pro Irons

CALLAWAY APEX PRO IRONS

 

CATEGORY: Better Player Irons
PRICE: $1,200, steel; $1,400, graphite
WE TESTED: 3–PW with True Temper Project X steel shafts
KEY TECHNOLOGIES: A higher CG in short irons boosts control while a lower CG in the long irons helps shots get airborne.

PROS

PLAYABILITY: One of its best features; follows commands -- draws, fades, knockdowns, whatever testers want; head powers through rough while the thin sole helps pick balls cleanly off tight lies; more playable than the previous Apex Pro.
ACCURACY/FORGIVENESS: Well-struck shots fly on the right track; the short irons are ultra-precise -- they make testers feel like surgeons; enough forgiveness baked in to allow mis-hits to get to the fringe rather than the bunker.
DISTANCE CONTROL: Well-struck shots repeatedly nail the same yardage; overall length on good and bad contact is in line with the guys' current clubs.
FEEL: Top-notch; lively, with enough heft in the head to sense where it is throughout the swing; impact is soft but with powerful pop.
LOOK: Rave reviews; thin topline, minimal offset, midsize head, and technology tucked away -- checks all the boxes, right down to the finish.

CONS

The long irons aren't as easy to get airborne as some others; mis-hits can sting, but the feedback's fair.

BOTTOM LINE: The Callaway Apex Pro irons top the Better Player iron category. They offer the right blend of distance, workability, and forgiveness in a compact, sweet-swinging package.

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