Callaway Apex IronWith Apex CF 16 and Apex Pro 16, Callaway is giving golfers two distinct but wonderful options. Both irons are forged to provide exceptional feel but beyond that their construction is quite different to suit the needs and wants of different types of players. CF 16 has some components of a distance iron mixed in with the classic looks of a players iron. The lofts are a little bit stronger and Callaway incorporated Face Cup technology to increase ball speeds and provide max forgiveness in the long and mid irons.

Additionally, the CF features a progressive offset so that each iron’s performance is maximized. For example, more offset in the long irons makes it easier for players to get the ball in the air and/or hit a draw if they’d like, while less offset in the short irons creates more control.

The Pro 16, meanwhile, with its compact, tour-inspired shape, thin topline, and limited offset has more of a blade look at address. “It’s just a pure, clean-looking golf club,” said John Degen, Callaway’s Manager of Tour Fitting. “The majority of our tour pros prefer this one.” The long irons in the Pro 16 (3-5) do have slightly more offset, as well as a tungsten insert that lowers the center of gravity to generate higher launch angles. The mid and short irons, however, feature a higher CG to promote a flatter, more controlled trajectory.

There’s no question that the CF 16 will provide more forgiveness to players on mis-hits, and the Pro 16 is definitely best suited for a lower-handicap golfer. But, compared to other irons in the same category, the Pro 16 measures up quite well in terms of forgiveness.

“I really liked the look – more kind of classic, maybe older school blade look, which I like.” – Dave, TGW Customer 1 hdcp.