Callaway Apex MB and X Forged Irons Launched - These two new irons for the better player have already been put in play on Tour by some big names

Callaway Apex MB and X Forged Irons Launched

Callaway last launched an Apex muscleback iron in late 2014 but a new model has been seen out on tour in recent months, including in the bag of Rory McIlroy earlier in the year.

McIlroy has since signed a deal with TaylorMade and now plays the P730 iron but also used a Callaway GBB Epic Sub Zero driver along with a custom version of the Apex MB irons in finishing runner up to Graeme Storm at the BMW SA Open.

Loyal Callaway staffer Phil Mickelson has also been spotted using a new cavity-back iron and it turns out the two new irons are the new Apex MB and X Forged irons respectively.

Callaway Apex-MB-iron

The new Apex MB came about via feedback from tour players, who wanted a classic, traditional shape with a thinner topline. The irons are forged from 1025 carbon steel for a super-soft feel you expect from a muscleback iron. Callaway has also optimised the centre of gravity locations inside the heads to improve performance.

callaway apex-mb-address

To reduce the effect of fliers from the rough, new high performance 20V grooves have been incorporated into the design.

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The new X Forged irons are slightly larger in size and feature a cavity-back design for a touch more forgiveness. A reshaped sole improves turf interaction and the CG positioning is progressive through the set, allowing for creativity and shot making with accuracy.

Callaway X-Forged iron

A precise Triple Net Forging provides the expected soft feel and distance consistency.
The same 20V grooves promote a high level of control and spin from different lies. At address, golfers will be greeted with a clean and classic look inspired by some of Callaway’s most popular forged irons of years gone by.


The Callaway Apex MB and X Forged irons will have an RRP of £1,049 (seven-piece set) and go on sale from January 26, 2018.