CALLAWAY APEX PRO 16
www.callawaygolf.com Availability: 3-AW
(stock set 3-PW)
Stock shaft: Project X (s), UST Mamiya Recoil (g)
7i loft/length: 34° / 37”
TECH: Callaway’s premium forged iron has a classic look that’s been influenced by its tour staff. The heads are soft 1025 carbon steel to maximise feel, and progressive CGs (thanks to tungsten weighting) optimise playability through the set.
WE SAY: Somehow Callaway has managed to roll what looks like a reasonably forgiving cavity back design into a head that looks very much like a blade at address. It’s a cracker, and we applaud them for pulling it off. Chris Ryan really liked the soft-butsolid feel, saying it was one of the nicest feeling forged clubs he hit. His longest shots came from both slight toe and heel hits (9mm spread between them) which demonstrates a degree of playability that wasn’t present in every better player iron we hit.
VERDICT: A lovely looking iron that’s aimed at the very best, but with an extra degree of forgiveness. The sole and leading edge shaping is also a little more friendly than some previous Callaway players’ irons.