Golf Asia (Malaysia) - - GOLFING | GEARGUIDE -­away­ Lofts: 2H/18°, 3H/20°, 4H/23°, 5H/26°

Stock shaft: Kuro Kage Black Hy­brid

Ad­justable hosel: No

TECH: A longer blade length means they tran­si­tion smoothly from a set of irons, while a neu­tral CG bias adds work­a­bil­ity and con­trol bet­ter players de­sire. Call­away says the de­sign ap­peals to bet­ter players and Tour pros.

WE SAY: Com­par­ing the Apex to Call­away’s wide­bod­ied XR OS is like com­par­ing ap­ples to or­anges, but it high­lights how dif­fer­ent both de­signs are and how im­por­tant it is to make the right choice. Where wider hy­brids want to spin more and go up in the air, the Apex is in­tent on pow­er­ing shots for­ward. Shots launched off the face lower, and reached a peak height that was the joint low­est on test. With the same loft as many the Apex, with its in­ter­nal weight­ing and gen­eral de­sign, flights shots in a com­pletely dif­fer­ent way, but still man­aged to carry shots fur­ther than the av­er­age hy­brid in our test.

VER­DICT: That pen­e­trat­ing flight is well suited to a strong per­for­mance off the tee. To get the max out of it from the fair­way you best not have any dif­fi­culty launch­ing shots from the short grass.

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