You've been drooling over these clubs since first hearing about them months ago, and now the day has finally come when you can own them for yourself. Take a look below to find all the hottest new clubs that you can add to your bag today.
Callaway Apex Utility Iron
Callaway's X Utility Prototype has been a popular long-iron replacement among the company's Tour staff, but a handful of players found that shots hit from different lies reacted inconsistently. Thus, the Apex Utility was born. It incorporates a forged face cup (made of high-strength stainless steel) in a utility iron for the first time for more consistent ball speeds on mis-hits. The hollow body has additional sole weighting to lower the club's CG and increase overall forgiveness. In addition, a more neutral CG eliminates the left tendency that some guys experienced in the X Utility Prototype. The compact Apex Utility fits alongside the Apex and Apex Pro models with its satin chrome finish, and benefits strong ball-strikers who seek workability in longer irons. Lofts: 18°, 21° or 24°.
Callaway Apex Muscleback Irons
Price: $1,099, steel
This one-piece, 1020 carbon steel forging is a sleek, simple blade for the game's best ball-strikers. A handful of Callaway's Tour pros that played its RAZR X MB iron would grind off material in the heel area of the sole for smoother turf interaction. No need for any polishing here-Callaway engineered the new sole to match its players' preferences. The Apex MB's have the same groove pattern and satin-chrome finish as the company's existing Apex and Apex Pro models, along with a progressive CG height so short irons fly on a lower, boring trajectory and long irons fly higher. Available in 2-PW by custom order only.
Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Wedge
The latest iteration of Cleveland’s famed 588 wedge is the company’s biggest wedge offering to date, including 120 options (comprised of clubhead model, bounce, loft, and sole grind). Available in blade and cavity back models, the 588 RTX 2.0 comes in three unique sole grinds that are geared to optimize performance for specific swing types and playing conditions. The Low Bounce grind is best for players with a shallow angle of attack or very firm conditions, while the Standard Bounce grind is aimed at those who have a “normal,” angle of attack and desire the highest level of versatility from a variety of playing conditions. The Full Sole grind offers the highest amount of effective bounce and is best for players with steep attack angles or those who tend to play in soft conditions.
The blade model is slightly more compact and is available in both Black Satin and Tour Stain finishes, while the cavity back is slightly larger and more forgiving and comes in only the Black Satin finish. Both models feature Tour Zip grooves that are approximately 8-percent deeper than the previous RTX design, making them even more effective at performing from thick or wet turf. A new Rotex face-milling pattern increases face roughness for even more spin and control.
Srixon Z 745 Driver
The Srixon brand is about more than premium golf balls and forged irons. The company's Z 745 driver, for example, is beautifully shaped, with a compact 430 cc head aimed at players who prefer a boring ball flight and who like to [intentionally!] curve shots. The club's high balance point helps maximize head rotation through the swing for added speed and power. And its titanium cup-face construction makes misses fly nearly as far as dead-center hits. Meanwhile, the club's precision tuning system allows for 36 possible combinations of loft, lie, face angle and center of gravity. Comes in 8.5°, 9.5° or 10.5° with the Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Black HBP 60 shaft.
Srixon Z 545 Irons
The Z 545 is a game-improvement iron that's built for distance, with a thin, high-strength steel face that provides added rebound for faster ball speeds. A forged carbon-steel body combines with the steel face to enhance feel. The face undergoes a double laser milling process, which adds roughness and contributes to spin and trajectory control. Tungsten toe weights in the 3-6 irons move the club's CG away from the hosel, which provides more forgiveness on shots struck near the toe. Besides that, a new sole design improves turf interaction for cleaner, more precise contact.
A sister iron, the better-player Z 745 [$999], is forged from ultra-soft carbon steel for a smooth, responsive feel. The compact "muscle cavity" blade [see inset] facilitates shot shaping for more accomplished players.
Srixon Z H45 Hybrid
Price: $229, graphite
Like all new Srixon woods, the Z H45 is designed with Dual Speed Technology. It features a lighter shaft and grip than previous models. In addition, Srixon shifts the club's balance point higher, thus increasing ball speed by maximizing clubhead rotation through impact. A maraging steel clubface with a higher COR than its predecessor allows the face to flex more at impact for greater ball speeds. Also, the clubhead CG is lower and deeper, promoting higher-launching low- to mid-spin shots that fall on a steeper angle into the greens. The new sole design leads to better contact from assorted lies. The Z H45 comes with a Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage Black Hybrid 70 shaft. Lofts: 16°, 19° or 22°.