CALLAWAY APEX CF 16
www.callawaygolf.com Availability: 3-SW inc AW (stock set 4-PW)
Stock shaft: True Temper XP 95 (s) UST Mamiya Recoil (g)
7i loft/length: 31° / 37”
TECH: Callaway has taken the cup face that’s so popular in its woods and applied it to a forged iron. Each head is quadruple forged from soft 1025 carbon steel for soft feel.
WE SAY: The Apex is now in its second year, yet all three testers still loved them. The heads are a bit smaller and sleeker than some of the irons here, but they are just adorable. So adorable, we reckon they’re one of the nicest irons available in this category for years, so if you want a set now is the time to get them, as there’s every chance they’ll disappear at the end of 2017. Despite not having the strongest loft the Apex produced the longest carry (180m with a 7-iron) and joint fastest single ball speed (with the M1) for our test pro, which is impressive from soft, forged heads.
VERDICT: If how irons look is important to you, but your game demands good forgiveness, you must look at the Apex. They are a beautiful set and prove GI tech doesn’t have to mean irons look like shovels.