Callaway Apex hybrid revealed

Apex Hybrid

The new Callaway Apex hybrid is designed to be an easier-to-hit alternative to long irons, providing more distance and versatility in a compact, workable shape

 

With a tour-inspired, iron-like design the Callaway Apex hybrid offers a longer, easier-to-hit alternative to long irons

The Callaway Apex hybrid is said to offer the controlled ball flight and workability better players demand. It has a longer, more-iron like blade length with the traditional CG of an iron to provide a neutral CG bias for the controlled ball flight with workability.

High ball speed comes from the Forged Face Cup, which is made from Carpenter 455 Steel and designed for increased ball speed at every impact location. Center hits are going to be faster and off-center hits are going to be faster too.

Callaway Apex Hybrid

The Internal Standing Wave inside the clubhead positions the weight so that the CG can be moved where better players want it, creating the versatility from a variety of situations around the course instead of prioritizing performance off the tee.

“Contrary to the philosophy that hybrids are aligned with fairway woods and drivers, we align hybrids with our irons, so with the evolution of our product landscape, we felt the Apex line needed a hybrid,” Luke Williams, Senior Director Global Product Strategy – Woods & Irons, Callaway Golf, told GM.

Callaway Staff player Alex Noren shows you how to hit a hybrid from the rough

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7Wd7f9_lRk

“Some golfers prefer them to their harder-to-hit long irons and at the point where they start to struggle we wanted a logical hybrid solution for the Apex player. With a compact head shape, the clubface is longer than most hybrids, making it look more like an iron at address. We’ve taken a lot of feedback from our staff professionals who want to be able to use this hybrid for reaching par-5s in two, or for approaches on long par4s and 3s. So, we’ve lowered the CG to help generate spin and stopping power on the green. You can expect to see these a lot on tour.”

The Apex hybrid comes in lofts 18°, 20°, 23° and 26° with a Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 80 shaft as standard. It will go on sale from December 4th 2015 and will retail at £189.

 

Joel Tadman
Technical Editor

Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.


One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 87 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.3.


Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: TaylorMade P770, 4-7 iron, TaylorMade P7MC 8-PW 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54° and a Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge 

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2021 Titleist Pro V1x