Apex Pro 16 Irons
Love these clubs
Finally upgraded my Fusions from 10 years ago and these clubs just screamed out to me. I am a higher handicapper that should have gone with the regular Apex irons, but when you fall in love with something... Like a few other posters, took a couple of rounds to get use to the clubs. The first was just hitting, making contact with the ball. By the second round, I was zeroing in the clubs. An easy swing with my (new) 5 iron sailed beautifully in the air and went 180 yds, landing softly. Once I get a little more used to these clubs, along with the distances, the confidence will go up and hopefully bring my handicap down a few extra points.
Do I advocate these clubs for other higher handicappers? No. I was fitted for the regular Apex, but hit a few shots with the Pro and lost all reason. I love the extra tungsten weights and lower CG. Even though the regular irons were probably better for me, I am also a true believer that confidence and love in equipment can make up for some minor faults. So, after a couple of rounds I am hitting these irons high and straight. I don't know how many times I would walk up to a shot, look at it, pick a club and still have doubt in my mind about the shot I was about to make. My last round, even with 2 shots hit into water (so much for laying up) I didn't have that feeling with these irons. Once I get a little more on top of distances, I believe that I will be able to walk up to the ball, grab a club, and execute the shot I want/need with very little doubt. These clubs are that awe inspiring to me.
I thought about the new combo set that Callaway has put out with the two Apex sets. My problem, I wanted a Pro 7 iron and they included the regular 7. It was too much of a hassle for me to get that one iron swapped out. Otherwise that combined set would be now in my bag.
Callaway has an excellent product here whether it be the regular or Pro Apex Irons. If you are on the fence, find a course that has them as part of their rental pool and take them out and try them. Or, go to fitting facility and get fitted for a set. I wish I had better prose to describe this wonderful tool that is essential in the game of golf and the way that it works in your hands to deliver that ball at your feet to that patch of putting green. To me, when you hit a wonderful golf shot, it is just euphoric...
Note, I gave a high mark on durability, but this is based on past Callaway equipment. My Fusions lasted 10 years before I finally broke a head off.
March 16, 2016
the best irons i have ever purchesed
I am 68 years old and have a 2.4 handicap. have been playing taylor made tour preferred for 8 years. with the apex pro irons I just purchased the last 4 rounds with my new calaway apex pro irons were 69,71,70,69...what more can I say. thanks so much. average distance increase were 8 to 12 yards per club.
November 28, 2015
Hats off to Callaway, again!
I was on staff with Callaway, up until recently, as the course I ran closed down. This is an unbiased review, I have loved Callaway drivers and Odyssey putters long before I teamed up with them. Their irons I was never a big fan of, until the last couple of years. They Stepped up their game BIG TIME!
I played their Apex Pros from '15 and absolutely loved them. I was a diehard Mizuno guy before switching to Callaway. I was a little hesitant to make the switch, but so glad I did. Let alone was the feel almost as soft as my Mizuno MP-64s, the forgiveness and distance was WAY better. Hit the ball consistantly 6 yards longer. I do not need any help in the distance category (I carry a 7 iron 195), so with these I am glad they dialed it back 1 degree from last years Apex Pros. The fact that Callaway is offering no upcharge premium shafts is unbelievable. Allowing any level of player to get the shaft they desire and not worry about having to pay an arm and a leg for the upcharge, so you should definitley get these custom fit for you, which EVERY golfer should do, if they have the ability.
The first day I played with these, I played at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club (Dye Course) one of the most difficult in the state of Texas, one of my favorites too. I hit 16/18 greens and shot 66. While I was hitting the ball well, I was guessing at the yardage a little, a few I left well short and a couple I was well long of the pin. (I think that is more indian than arrow, haha). The 2 greens I missed were pin high, maybe 10 feet off the green. These irons are ridiculous, they look good, feel good and give a very consistent ball flight, which I love. I have them setup with the stock Project X 7.0 shafts.
BUY THESE BAD BOYS! I can promise you will not regret it!!!!
Hit em well gentlemen!!
February 25, 2016
The best ever.
I had the 2014 Apex and just upgraded to these and I could not be happier. These irons flat out look beautiful. They look amazing at address and feel so good on impact. I got them with the C-Taper shafts and they feel so great. Accuracy is amazing and feels great. One of the best if not the best irons I have ever hit in my life.
November 11, 2015
I'm totally relieved
I played these clubs for the first time after reading great reviews about them, I'm totally relieved with how well I played. I finally bought some great players clubs and figured if I didn't play well my below average skills would be on display. It turns out that I'm not below average and that I should have invested in some great clubs along time ago. I'm glad that I finally could afford great clubs at this time as I find them fantastic.
January 13, 2017
These irons are simply amazing!
Let me start off by saying that I am a 20 handicap and according to some, have no business using these clubs. In the past I would have believed them. I was testing these at a local store along with the Apex CF16's, XR, and XR Pro's. All of the clubs are great to be honest but the Apex Pro line is a step above anything I have tried. The true lofts and spin rates of these clubs are part of what sold me, as well as the soft buttery sound and feel off the face. I received them last Thursday and played in a scramble the next day. I have never hit better iron shots than I have with these clubs. If you are a high handicapper like I am give them a try you might just surprise yourself and the fitter.
September 13, 2016
clubs are good for younger players. over 60 need more choices on graphite shafts. project x shafts are only for the younger and stronger players.
I like the forged irons but need graphite shafts being over 60. 60 to 70 gram shafts for the apex pro irons for seniors.
August 4, 2016
Apex Pro Irons
I purchased 5 through Approach irons with True Temper XP 95 stiff shafts. These are my first new irons in 10 years and I researched multiple brands of player irons prior to being fitted and purchasing. I was impressed with the look and feel of the Callaway irons. They have a large sweet spot, solid feel, and great sound. The most significant benefit for me however is the shaft. The lighter shaft allows me to launch shots at the appropriate angles which has led to most consistent iron shots.
June 2, 2016