The Callaway Golf Apex Irons retail for a hefty $1099 in the steel version and $1299 for the graphite, falling into the game improvement irons category. The Apex denomination of the respective line of irons was borrowed from Hogan’s line of golf clubs, were it became quite famous and after Callaway bought the company (Hogan that is) back in the early 2000s, they owned the Apex brand too. Now, the Apex line of forged iron seems to be the most forgiving ones in Callaway’s lineup, at least until now. They’re following the golden path, meaning that they represent the perfect balance between low and high handicappers, which is a pretty tough task but Callaway managed to sort things out beautifully with these babies. The most striking feature in the Apex is the multi-material built, meaning that the body of the clubhead is basically forged using a relatively soft 1020 carbon steel while the face of the club uses a thinner yet stronger 455 Carpenter steel.
Also, the thickness of the club’s face is different from one club to another, in order to optimize distance. Every iron in the Apex line features a plastic insert right behind the club’s face, put there in order to flex upon ball impact, thus to cushion/dampen the vibration and in the same time to increase ball speed in a spring-like action. Bottom line, Callaway really did their best with the Apex line of irons, creating a golf club that is highest-rated in its class in terms of playability, a solid/highly accurate striker with moderate forgiveness and absolutely terrific distance control/ highly predictable outcomes. The feedback of the Callaway Apex line is great, solid at impact yet crisp and with almost zero vibrations, while the classic appearance and traditional design makes it a desirable accessory in any golfer’s paraphernalia.