Callaway Apex 21 Hybrid Review

Take a look at our verdict on the Callaway Apex 21 Hybrid

Callaway Apex 21 Hybrid Review
Golf Monthly Verdict

A technology-packed hybrid that should suit a wide range of abilities. The combination of forgiveness and distance will rival any other hybrid and the loft and lie adjustability is a stand out feature in getting dialled in on this impressive hybrid.

Reasons to buy
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    Fantastic overall distance

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    Adjustable loft and draw bias

Reasons to avoid
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    Squarer, bulky shape won't suit all eyes at address.

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Callaway Apex 21 Hybrid Review

Callaway has two models in its 2021 range of Apex 21 hybrids - the Apex 21 and the Apex Pro 21, with there being some differences between the two that will suit different players.

Whereas the Apex Pro 21 provides a much smaller head for the better player, the Apex 21 is aimed at the golfer who wants more forgiveness and a larger club head, but with similar distance properties.

During our testing, we found the Apex 21 offered a lot that the higher handicap golfer would appreciate. Firstly, it's easy to launch, feels solid to strike in a number of different conditions and lies, and also creates a towering, rainbow-like ball flight that squeezes out as much yardage as possible.

The piece of technology most worth talking about in the Callaway Apex 21 Hybrid is the Jailbreak A.I Velocity Blades, which were developed using Callaway's proprietary A.I technology.

These blades help keep the face square at impact, as well as provide ball speed lower down the face where most people hit their bad shots. By having such forgiveness at the bottom of the club, it means shots out of bad lies become much less risky. Therfore, we felt as confident with this club out of the rough as we did off the short grass.

The Callaway Apex 21 Hybrid features amongst the best Callaway hybrids on the market and, with the fast ball speeds we experienced throughout our testing, we can see why, with the A.I. designed Flash Face technology helping maintain ball speeds across the face.

The consistency of the performance is something golfers will love because the results are more predictable and it takes the pressure off your ball striking. In summary, the Apex 21 hybrid is an incredibly forgiving club.

The adjustable hosel is also another excellent addition and allows golfers to fine tune not only the loft of the hybrid, but the draw bias too. Very few hybrids feature an option to add or take away draw bias, so this is a huge benefit to those golfers who want to help stave off a dreaded slice or increase their overall distance by drawing their hybrid clubs.

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Joel Tadman
Deputy Editor

Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 14 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all equipment and video content 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 or viewer find exactly what they are looking for. 

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 86 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 2.8.

Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9°, Fujikura Ventus Black 6 S shaft.

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: Titleist T150, 4-PW

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM10, 50°, 54° and 58°

Putter: LAB Golf DF3 

Ball: 2023 Titleist Pro V1x