Callaway Apex Pro 19 Irons Review
Callaway Apex Pro 19 Irons
25% off Sale at Callaway Golf Preowned
~$860 (Used) to $1400 plus (New)
Outstanding performers for the better ball-strikers out there.
- Long...High trajectory...Carries forever...Holds the green
Review in a Nutshell: Callaway Apex Pro 19 Irons
|DISTANCE||As long as any I've tested. Easy power.|
|FORGIVENESS||More than I expected from a player iron. Really good ball strikers can play these and you can never go wrong with a touch more forgiveness|
|TRAJECTORY||The ball gets up...and fast. No ballooning.|
|FEEL/SOUND||Just wonderful feel on well-struck shots. Really powerful and with a nice click on center-face contact|
|VALUE||Very pricey for brand new clubs. No way around it. But, on par with others in its category. Can get an excellent deal at Callaway Golf Preowned, but with less customization.|
Thanks for checking out my Callaway Apex Pro 19 irons review.
First, I'm a 10 handicap and these irons are likely supposed to be too much club for me. That simply didn't turn out to be the case.
I fell in love with the Apex Pros at first site. I already liked how they looked in magazines and online, but seeing them in person was another level of appreciation. I'll explain below...
What Surprised Me...a little:
- Looks: These heads are Sleek, Shiny, and Beautiful. I'm officially a fan of more compact head designs. I experienced zero intimidation.
- Forgiveness: These are players, no doubt, but I didn't get brutalized for slight mishits so I didn't swing scared at any point.
My theory on buying new or new (to you) clubs:
1. Personal preference plays the largest part in choosing clubs from the major manufacturers in this day and age. Exceptions exist of course.
- People adhere to certain "looks" they like to see in a club and some people are just loyal to certain brands. And there's nothing wrong with that...At all. We are just trying to balance performance and value.
2. Lessons > New clubs (unless your clubs are totally unsuited to you)
3. If you're gonna get 'em, you may as well do your research.
The most important factor in picking your clubs is choosing the correct category of clubs. You've got to be realistic:
- Game Improvement
- Super Game Improvement
Pay attention to who the manufacturer says their club best serves.
Be honest with yourself. Get this right, and you should be good to go.
First off, the Apex Pros look "Player",
but not in an intimidating way. At least not for me. I've been inching my way into smaller, sleeker club heads over the last 3-4 years with all the testing I've been doing.
Testing The Apex Pro 19s
On The Range: 4 Sessions
On The Course: 3 Rounds and a short range session to warm up
My Method of testing: When I get a full set to test, I take that set to the range or course and 1-3 clubs from my personal set to compare distance, trajectory, and workability.
The set I tested was 4-iron through A-wedge.
- My first time testing was on the course with no range session because it was Corona closed. I just pulled the club I would normally pull for the shot at hand.
- Once the range opened a couple days later, I did as described above.
Now onto the first round. First thing, the wind was howling the entire round. It was also changing directions constantly, or so it seemed. Pulling clubs was no picnic.
I also played under Corona rules, so no range time at all with Callaway Apex Pro 19s. My first chance to hit them was the second hole from about 134 yards into a pretty stiff breeze...
I pulled out the 9-iron, choked down, and hit a not quite full shot. The ball flight was medium hight and arrow straight. Me pleased
-the shot felt and sounded great.
-the ball flight just looked good
So now on the third hole. It's a par 3 with about 198 yards to the pin and into the same wind from the second hole. I pulled the 4-iron on this one.
My swing and the contact were not great, but I flew the green just right of the pen...about 204 yards.
Can't say for sure why that happened. Maybe the wind switched or died for just a moment. Either way, it appears these clubs can move the ball. And that indeed proved to be the case over the next couple rounds and range sessions.
They keep up with my Taylormade P790s, with just a touch less forgiveness.
Recommending The Callaway Apex Pro 19 Irons
Low Handicap: 100% Buy...Unless you hate Callaway or Callaway irons.
Mid Handicap: Buy....if you are a very good ball striker or will be there soon.
High Handicap: Nope .
Callaway Apex Pro 19 Specs
|CLUB||LOFT||LENGTH||LIE||OFFSET(mm)||GRAPHITE SWING WEIGHT||STEEL SWING WEIGHT|
Callaway Apex Pro 19 Stock Shaft Options
|True Temper Elevate Tour 115 Steel|
|True Temper Project X Catalyst 100 Graphite|
Callaway Apex Pro 19 Irons Review CONCLUSION
The Callaway Apex Pro 19s are surprisingly forgiving for pure player irons.
The Good Stuff:
- On the Money with Distance, Playability, & Forgiveness
- Gorgeous, sleek, and powerful
- Wonderful compact club head
- Available used from Callaway Golf Preowned for savings of 50% or more.
The Bad Stuff:
- Price: New clubs will set you back a decent mortgage payment.
- Some reviewers mention mix-ups in orders. Seems to be very rare.
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