CALLAWAY APEX CF 16
PRICE R24 999 GRAPHITE R21 299 STEEL PERFORMANCE ★★ ★ ★ ★ INNOVATION ★★ ★ ★ ½
VERDICT This is the kind of club Callaway excels at: It has a pleasing shape yet maintains the easy-to-hit look at address that’s a must for a game-improvement iron. The spring-like cup-face (in which the face wraps around the top and sole to enhance flex) provides plenty of pop in the long and middle irons, and there is more than enough forgiveness to assist the middle-handicap. Judging by our testers’ reaction to this club the past two years (a convincing five stars in Performance and Look/Sound/Feel each time), if there were a hall of fame for game-improvement irons, this one would be on it.
COMMENTS (L) It has the sensation of staying on the clubface longer before springing off it.
(L) It has it all: I could hit fades or draws on command. (M) Even the thin hits felt good. That’s insane.