By ED TRAVIS
The Callaway Apex Pro Series for 2023 is an update of the previous Apex 2021 models which has been a favorite with better amateurs and professional players.
Fast Facts Apex Pro Series Irons
Better player category
Metal injection molded back weight
Pre-sale date: 8/18/2023
Rounded leading and trailing edges
At retail: 9/8/2023
Apex Pro, Apex CB, Apex MB: $215 per iron
Apex UT: $275 per iron
Apex Pro ‘24 Irons
Multi-material clubhead design
Forged hollow construction
4 & 5-irons 455 Carpenter steel face cup
6-iron through wedges 1025 stainless steel face plate
Stock lofts: 5-iron 25°, pitching wedge 45°
Apex MB ’24 Irons
Forged 1025 stainless steel muscle back
Progressive center of gravity location
Stock lofts: 5-iron 26°, pitching wedge 46°
Apex UT ’24 Irons
Forged 455 Carpenter steel face cup
2-, 3- & 4-iron lofts
Callaway’s Apex irons were the first iron in what has become known as the players’ distance category and have had success at every level. The company says they have been the #1 selling iron in that category going back to 2014.
Apex TCBs (Tour Cavity Back) from three years ago are played by many on the PGA Tour and the new CB ‘24s have been designed to effectively replace them and the company predicts they will soon be the most popular model they have on Tour.
Perhaps the most interesting feature is the consistency across the four models in lofts, head shapes and sole geometries. This allows any of them to be used in a combination set. Tour players could realistically be expected to use a UT 2- and 3-iron with MB 4-, 5-, and 6-irons leaving 7-iron through 9-iron for the CBs.