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Callaway Apex Pro, CB, MB Irons Review 2023

By: | Fri 22 Sep 2023

Callaway consistently releases equipment that is used by millions of golfers across the world. With each new unveiling, the brand seemingly improves their technology and helps golfers to unlock lower scores.

The Apex Irons have been met with resounding success from Callaway’s touring professionals - and they look set to emulate that accomplishment with amateur golfers too.

Ryan Rastall, Golfshake Equipment Expert, has been sent all three models to test and he shares his thoughts in a full video review after we provide more context around each set and what type of golfer they are marketed at.

Apex Pro Irons

Apex Pro Irons

The Apex Pro Irons can be deemed as a players performance iron but there is still plenty of forgiveness for off-centre strikes. Whilst these clubs will be designed for scratch or single digit handicappers, better players will still benefit from the advanced technology that runs rampant through irons that have been created with higher handicappers in mind.

They have been designed through AI, which utilises a unique Flash Face architecture to produce outstanding COR. Ultimately, this results in fast ball speed and increased spin properties that issues the golfer with ultimate control for every single shot. The distance of these clubs deserves special mention too and it will surprise a lot of players who are new to the Callaway brand. The forged feel is made possible through a hollow body construction with urethane microspheres, which creates a satisfying combination of profound sound and feel at impact.

Key Tech:

What Ryan Says:

“The Apex Pro is the most forgiving of the three, so it’s slightly wider in the sole. If we don’t find the centre of the club, we’re still going to get good speed and a lot of forgiveness. Those players who fail to get the ball in the air consistently, the Apex Pro will really help you with that.”

Callaway Apex CB Irons

Apex CB Irons

If you’re looking for quality irons that are worthy to consider upgrading, then look no further than the esteemed Callaway CB Irons. Each one has been forged through a five-step process that delivers quality from the very first to the final strike. The 1026 carbon steel is responsible for producing a buttery-soft feel that players will absolutely love, whilst the body and face have been forged as a singular piece. MIM weights have been positioned in the toe strategically, which helps to create the desired balance of workability and control.

The CG has also been carefully considered and its prevalence through the set ensures that trajectory can be controlled and therefore relied on when it matters most. On that topic, the longer irons feature a lower CG that will encourage shots that land softly into greens, whilst the shorter irons feature increased CG to ensure your ball will be zipping across the green for improved control. Callaway opted for a Dynamic Sole Design which enables the leading edge to cut through the turf far more efficiently, which also helps to ensure a clean exit is repeated consistently.

Key Tech:

What Ryan Says:

“We’ve got some technology in here - the cavity back element - which is a replacement for the TPC Iron that has been used by lots of players and on tour too. The CG is lower in the 3-5 iron to help with the launch and higher in the 9 -11 iron - yes, you heard me right, the 11 iron!”

Callaway Apex MB Irons

Apex MB Irons

The MB Irons from Callaway have been crafted with the better player in mind, someone who is seeking high level performance in a modern Tour blade shape. By utilising the Dynamic Sole Design, the club glides gleefully through the turf. Both the body and the face have been forged as one-piece from 1025 carbon steel, which helps to create a pure feeling iron at its best. Similarly to the other sets, the MB Irons feature progressive CG throughout the collection to ensure you can rely on a consistent trajectory to give yourself the best chance of sticking the green.

Key Tech:

What Ryan Says:

“On paper, the least forgiving. In terms of looks, it’s the most appealing for me with a slightly longer blade length. It feels very different to the other two but still very nice. It’s easy to launch - despite coming in an unforgiving package - and this one should feel the best on a centre hit. I prefer the shape of it.”

Check out Ryan’s in-depth review of all three iron types below (or watch directly on YouTube) - you’ll gain a better understanding of which of the trio will suit your game best.

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