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Report: Callaway to revive the ‘Apex’ name

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Members of our forums have been buzzing for weeks about the possibility of a Callaway forged iron that would bear the name “Apex,” a nod to the fan-favorite forged irons produced by the Ben Hogan golf brand, which Callaway purchased as a part of its acquisition of Top Flite Golf Co. in 2003.

Last week, we snapped photos of a prototype Callaway driver and two prototype irons at the Deutsche Bank Championship. According to a report by Golfweek’s James Achenbach, the larger iron model, which had yellow tape placed in the cavity to hide its logo, will be called “Apex.”

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Unlike the Ben Hogan Apex FTX irons released in 2004 (pictured left), the new Apex irons are a multi-material iron with a deep undercut. That makes them more similar to Callaway’s 2010 Diablo Forged iron (pictured right), which were forged from 1020 carbon steel but featured welded 455 carpenter steel faces to increase ball speed and forgiveness.

In 2012, Callaway sold the Ben Hogan brand to apparel company Perry Ellis Inc., which has been the official licensee of Callaway apparel since taking over for Ashworth in 2005. According to Achenbach, Callaway retained the rights to certain Ben Hogan-related trademarks, however, such as Apex and Edge.

Callaway has yet to release any details on the Apex irons, but we expect that they will begin to surface in the near future. You can see more photos of the Apex irons in the gallery below.

Click here to see what members are saying about the irons in the forums.

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  1. Sheen

    Jul 15, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    Interesting business & marketing case :
    APEX is symbolic product identifier of Ben Hogan ironw, which casts the image of best performance and high quality forged iron like top notch product. In this case, it only can do the role of premium line endorser of Callaway Iron for whom considering or might to buy Callaway irons by comparing with Taylormade, Cobra etc…but NOT Titlelist or Mizuno something high flying payer’s brand supplier.
    So it would be NOT best strategy for Callaway. Just could be GAP closing strategy.
    But on the other hand, if Ben Hogan Equipment used this name, and reintroduced powerful old hit products such as APEX pus, Edge pro and Redlines through re-trimming in modernized version, I could image very fantastic marketing case of ‘Oldest but Goodiest’.
    Any Opinions?

  2. Jeff

    Oct 8, 2013 at 11:56 am

    Just seen the X2 Hot clubs today and I like them, the orange paint scheme along with the hyper speed frame face should perform quite well on paper. Also seen the putters for 2014 as well, nice to to see callaway releasing the versa tank line, should be a good seller. Also nice to see new additions to the versa and white hot pro lines, with new putter shapes such as the jailbird and havoc putters.

  3. joe

    Sep 12, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    oh boo hoo. complain complain complain. the golf club could be named peewee herman. long as it performs, shouldnt matter. “the ben hogan” name. WHO CARES?!

  4. Go Low

    Sep 12, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Callaway is out of touch with reality. they have no appreciation for the workmanship that was put in the apex line by the Hogan company.
    Callaway does not realize that there is suck a srong market if they make something similar to the Ben Hogan 50th Anniversary Irons. It is a disgrace they butchered the Apex name….What a Shame!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • JHM

      Sep 13, 2013 at 3:28 pm

      If there is such a strong market, why did the Hogan brand fold. Seems to me Callaway is very in touch with what the public will purchase.

  5. Chris

    Sep 12, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Callaway has some interesting stuff in the pipeline…Apex and Apex Pro, X hot 2 irons, X hot 2 Driver with Aldila Atx blue and green in Pro model….milled metal x coming in February….new product looks pretty darn good to me, but I agree maybe the Apex name should have been on a blade.

  6. Kyle

    Sep 10, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    I can honestly say that each and every one of you will be proven wrong. The Apex irons to be released from Callaway are fantastic. Callaway just had their sales meeting regarding 2014 product. There will be two Apex irons released. Both of them forged from a newly refined forging process which allows Callaway to introduce a new, and much faster, face design. Testing down at ECPC have shown to produce enhanced spin robustness as well as extra distance. There will be an Apex Pro series which is not the one featured. I understand that many and most of the Apex fans are desiring a beautiful blade like construction in look as well as feel. The forged Pro model, which has not been released in images will satisfy those desires in my opinion. The Apex Pro will offer the look and feel that Hogan fans are looking for. From everything I have seen and heard, this is going to be a monster year for Callaway. At least they are not offering a gimmick “speed slot” in their irons. X 2 Hot irons and fairway woods will be the best performers. Let’s hope callaway can keep up in the marketing and social community to allow their superior performance to get noticed by consumers and customers alike. On top of the two apex lines, which are both forged, there will also be a revamp in the forged players clubs series as well. I do not believe any tour level drivers or irons were discussed in the meetings. The new X Hot line will offer an even faster face design!! The new process for constructing the face gives Callaway the ability to obtain higher CT testing. Whereas before, they could not reach any closer to the limit in fear of variances causing some product to be above the CT limit. The new process allows them to approach that limit safely and provide more distance. But even more importantly, the new face designs on fairway woods and also being introduced in the new hybrids and the concepts will also be introduced in the irons. The new design does increase ball speed but most importantly is much more consistent and much better performing on off center hits than previous models. MUCH!! more consistent. Anyways, I’ll get off this little rant of mine. Keep an eye out for 2014 Callaway product. There is much more to come than you may know. Wait for the actual release photos before making a judgement. They are beautiful!!

    • OhioGolfDude

      Sep 11, 2013 at 1:57 pm

      2013 was a big step forward in regards to design and performance of all Callaway products. I personally love the look of the unbadged iron in the pix, and if the non-pro version performs anything like the DF did, look out. Current trends seem to point that even hackers like the forged feel, but could use the extra forgiveness (even players like Stenson using the Legacy black). I’m currently gaming the Razr XF and these are some of the best feeling and performing irons I’ve used.

    • tom

      Sep 11, 2013 at 11:06 pm

      AMEN brother! At least hit the dang thing first before you start complaining, people.

  7. Matthew

    Sep 10, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    You guys do know that there were cavity versions of the Apex right? I don’t see what all of the fuss is about. There just isn’t enough of a market for Callaway to make two different verisons of blade irons.

  8. Andrew

    Sep 9, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Ely would not have approved…. hell, he would not have approved of much of what is coming out of the company these days…

  9. michael

    Sep 8, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Callaway should be ashamed in using the apex name on any club that does not have the Hogan name attached to it. Those irons were some of the best made period. The pictures of the next generation is a disgrace to the name and to the great golfer Ben Hogan. I have often wondered why the irons have not been made they were again some of the highest quality irons made even better than the Titleist Irons that were made and I had a set in the 1980s and 1999’s.
    I hope that someone will make the irons again.

  10. Devin

    Sep 8, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    YUCK… Its probably going to come with the all too famous UNIFLEX shaft as well. Just as Callaway had made a turn for the better they try something like this. If Phil talks about what a dream his new “APEX” irons next year at TPC Scottsdale it wouldn’t even surprise me.

  11. jgpl001

    Sep 8, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    A real step backwards

    Callaway – let the Apex rest in peace

  12. MBAISLEY

    Sep 7, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    I agree 100% with the previous comments. I will be sorely disappointed if the Apex name winds up on this club. And that isn’t to say that I don’t like the looks of the new club….. I am actually quite interested to see more of it. (I can’t hit blades like I used to…. have to take advantage of some of these forged cavity irons that are out these days.)

    Mainly, I am just sad that the Hogan brand is gone from the equipment scene. I wish Callaway could’ve found a way to keep the Hogan line of forged irons alive. I guess it just wasn’t profitable to do it.

    I feel the same way about the unfortunate demise of the MacGregor brand.

    I played MacGregor forged irons for a long time, dozens of different models (V-foil, MT, Don White customs, 1991 VIPs, CB92 VIP Tours, JNPs, Muirfields, you name it), but I stopped buying MacGregor stuff when Golfsmith bought the brand. Golfsmith’s “VIP” forged iron isn’t a piece of junk, but it isn’t up to the standard that I have always associated with MacGregor forgings.

    Moreover, it’s been 4 or 5 years since MacGregor was sold to Golfsmith, and they’ve only offered a single forged iron…. the aforementioned VIP. How about some new stuff, Golfsmith? I’d be willing to give it a chance (but my hopes won’t be too high).

    Maybe if Callaway hits one out of the park with this new iron, I’ll forgive them for calling it Apex. But they’d better give it their very best effort!!

    • purkjason

      Sep 9, 2013 at 8:02 am

      I still have the Macgregor Muirfields and the Macgregor Jack Nicklaus Celebrity Iron Set. I agree that Macgregor is a timeless classic of forged beauty and quality. I still take these irons to the driving range when I need to improve my ball striking. I wish Jack Nicklaus could buy Macgregor and show the American People once again that Macgregor can rise to its past glory against all the OEM Marketing Scam giants.

  13. Roger

    Sep 7, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Could be time for an Apex appreciation thread
    from those of us who have bagged a set and appreciate a Classic.
    Clearly, the clubs pictured are a dissapointment.
    Callaway have produced some superb products lately!
    Plenty of time for Team Callaway to LISTEN to what WRX’ers
    feel is a Club Design that pays respect to Mr Hogan’s legacy.

  14. Jack

    Sep 7, 2013 at 9:23 am

    I guess we have a consensus. Apex should be on players irons. Maybe it doesn’t even matter cuz it won’t be Ben hogan brand anyway.

  15. Mike

    Sep 7, 2013 at 7:46 am

    Calling that pig “apex” is an abomination!

  16. BigBoy

    Sep 7, 2013 at 2:26 am

    Callaway engineers/designers wouldn’t have a clue about why Hogan called it the Apex nor do they have the ability to design such an iron…hack engineers=hack clubs.

  17. John

    Sep 6, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Make a iron for strikers to give a nod to hogan…

  18. snowman

    Sep 6, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    No Way that shovel should called Apex. The Hawk would not be pleased.

  19. TravisLG

    Sep 6, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    I hope this is all a rumor…

  20. JD

    Sep 6, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    A bloody disgrace that the classic Apex name is tagged onto that monstrosity. Shame on you Callaway.

  21. Andrew

    Sep 6, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Definitely NOT the right product to wear that badge…

  22. Matthew Bacon

    Sep 6, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Diablo Forged look cheap where the Apex was classic

    • Jim Santelli

      Sep 11, 2013 at 1:24 pm

      Callaway destroyed the Ben Hogan name! Walmart in Texas is carrying Ben Hogan branded clothing and now this. Won’t even look at another Callaway product ever!

      • wes

        Sep 19, 2013 at 10:27 am

        Callaway doesn’t own the Ben Hogan name…

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Anirban Lahiri WITB 2020

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Driver (two models): Titleist TS3 (9.5 degrees, D4 SureFit setting)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue Silver 130 M.S.I. 60 TX

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3-wood: Callaway Epic Flash (15 degrees, DS OptiFit setting)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Blue 70 TX

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5-wood: Ping G410 (17.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Blue 80 TX

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Hybrid: PXG 0317 X (22 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi MMT UT 105 TX

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Irons: Srixon Z 785 (4), Srixon Z 945 (5-PW)
Shafts: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 120 X

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM7  (50-12M)
*We were unable to photograph Lahiri’s other wedges

Putter: Toulon Design Austin Stroke Lab

Putter: OnOff Prototype

 

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A Deep Dive: The equipment timeline of David Duval, 1993-2001

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Like Tiger, David Toms, and Fred Couples there are certain players that I have been obsessed with for years. If you go to my Instagram, you can see it in plain sight. When it comes to DD it was more than the what, it was the why, the how that sparked my curiosity. Let’s face it, in 2000 with the Mossimo gear, Oakley shades, jacked-up physique, and on Titleist staff, was there ever a cooler looking player?

No. There wasn’t or isn’t.

That’s where my interest in Larry Bobka came about. I saw David and Larry walking the fairways of Sahalee at the ’98 PGA Championship.

At the time, I was already knee-deep in David Duval fandom but that experience took me over the top. Bobka had a handful of clubs in his hands and would pass DD a 970 3-wood, Duval would give it a rip and the two would discuss while walking down the fairway. Of all my time watching live golf, I have never been so awestruck.

This is an homage to David’s equipment during his prime/healthy years on the PGA Tour. From his early days with Mizuno, into the Titleist days, and finally Nike.

1993-1995 Mizuno

*This was an interesting time for Duval from an equipment standpoint. The pattern of mixing sets to put together his bag began and it was the time he transitioned from persimmon (Wood Bros driver) into metal woods. It was also the beginning of his long relationship with Scotty Cameron, a relationship that still stands today.

What was in the bag

Driver: TaylorMade Tour Burner 8.5 w/ Dynamic Gold X100 (*he also played with the Bubble XHKP Prototype)

3-wood

King Cobra @14 w/ Dynamic Gold X100

TaylorMade Tour Issue Spoon @13  w/ Dynamic Gold X100

Irons

1993: (1) Ping Eye2, (3-PW) Mizuno Pro TN-87 with Dynamic Gold X100

1994: (1) Ping Eye2, (3-PW) Mizuno Pro TN-87 with Dynamic Gold X100

1995: (2,3) Mizuno TC-29, (4-PW) Mizuno TN-87 with Dynamic Gold X100

Wedges: Mizuno Pro (53, 58) with Dynamic Gold X100

Putter: Scotty Cameron Classic Newport (35 inches, 71 lie, 4 degrees of loft)

Ball: Titleist Tour Balata 100

Glove: Mizuno Pro

1996-2000 Titleist

The beginning of the Titleist years started off quietly. There wasn’t any new product launched and David wasn’t quite the star he would become 12-18 months later. However, it gave Titleist the opportunity to get to know DD and his overall preferences, which aren’t dramatic but certainly unique. He didn’t win in 1996 but did qualify for the Presidents Cup Team and finished that event off at 4-0. So the buzz was going in the right direction and his peers certainly took notice.

It was 1997 that things took off on all fronts and it was the year that Titleist made David Duval the face of the DCI brand and with that decision spawned the greatest cast players cavity ever: the 962B—and also equipped David Duval to go on a 3-year run that was surpassed by only Tiger Woods.

Hence the deep dive article I wrote up earlier this month

What was in the bag

Driver

1996

TaylorMade Bubble Tour 8.5 w/ Bubble XHKP Prototype

1997

TaylorMade Bubble Tour 8.5 w/ Bubble XHKP Prototype

King Cobra Deep Face 9 w/ Dynamic Gold X100

Callaway Warbird Great Big Bertha 6.5 w/ Dynamic Gold X100, True Temper EI70 Tour X

Titleist 975D 6.5 (no line heavier head weight) w/ Fujikura Prototype X

1998

Callaway Warbird Great Big Bertha 6.5 w/ True Temper EI70 Tour X

Titleist 975D 6.5 (no line heavier head weight) w/ True Temper EI70 Tour X

1999: Titleist 975D 6.5 (no line heavier head weight) @ 7.5 w/ True Temper EI70 Tour X

2000: Titleist 975D 7.5 (no line heavier head weight) w/ True Temper EI70 Tour X

3-wood

1996

King Cobra @14 w/ True Temper Dynamic Gold X100

1997 

King Cobra @14 w/ True Temper Dynamic Gold X100

1998

Callaway S2H2 (1 Dot) @14 w/ Fujikura Vista Pro 90X


Callaway Steelhead 3+ @13 w/ RCH 90 Pro Series Strong

Titleist 970 (Dark Grey Head) @13 w/ True Temper EI70 Tour X (only tested this one)

1999

Callaway S2H2 (1 Dot) @14 w/ Fujikura Vista Pro 90X

Cobra Gravity Back 14.5T w/ True Temper EI70 Tour X

Irons

1996

(2-PW) Titleist DD Blank Prototype w/ True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 (w/sensicore)

(2-PW) Titleist DCI Black “B” w/ True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 (w/sensicore)

*This prototype set was a blank set of the DCI Black “B” but with sole modifications. 

1997, 1998, 1999, 2000: (2,3) Titleist DCI Black (4-PW) Titleist DCI 962B w/ True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 (with sensicore)

*David liked the original prototype version of DG Sensicore X100 that had weight removed from the center of shaft to create better feel and a slightly higher trajectory

24 Feb 2000: David Duval watches the ball after hitting it during the World Match-Play Championships at the La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, California. Mandatory Credit: Harry How /Allsport

Wedges

1996: (52 @53, 58) Mizuno Pro, (56 @57) Cleveland 588 RTG w/ True Temper Dynamic Gold S400

1997: (53) Cobra “Trusty Rusty”, (57 @58) Cleveland 588 RTG, (58) Titleist Bobka Grind, (57 @58) Cobra Trusty Rusty w/ True Temper Dynamic Gold S400

1998: (53) Cobra “Trusty Rusty”, (57 @58) Cleveland 588 RTGw/ True Temper Dynamic Gold S400

1999: (53) Cobra “Trusty Rusty”, (57 @58) Cleveland 588 RTG w/ True Temper Dynamic Gold S400

2000: (53) Cobra “Trusty Rusty”, (57 @58) Cleveland 588 “Gun Metal” w/ True Temper Dynamic Gold S400

PUTTER

1996: Scotty Cameron Classic Newport 1 35 Inches, 71 Lie, 4 Degrees of Loft, Scotty Cameron Long Slant Neck Laguna Custom (double welded neck)

1997: Odyssey Dual Force Rossie 2, Scotty Cameron Pro Platinum Newport “Beached”  35 Inches, 71 Lie, 4 Degrees of Loft w/ PingMan “Blacked Out” Grip

1998, 1999, 2000: Scotty Cameron Pro Platinum Newport “Beached”  35 Inches, 71 Lie, 4 Degrees of Loft w/ PingMan “Blacked Out” Grip

2001: Nike Golf and The Open Championship

The relationship with Titleist Golf ended quickly and when David showed up to Kapalua with a non-Titleist stand bag the rumor mill went nuts. The story (although super speculative) was that David opted out in the middle of a $4.5 million per year deal with Acushnet, a lawsuit followed, but Davids’s stance was that he had a marquee player clause that allowed him to walk if he wasn’t “marquee” aka highest-paid.

Apparently he had a point, Acushnet had recently inked big deals with Davis Love and Phil Mickelson leading someone on the outside to do the math. However, I’m not an attorney, wasn’t there, and have no clue what the legality of any of it was. Point is, he walked and landed at Nike with a new head-to-toe contract. 

 

DRIVER:

Titleist 975D 7.5 (no line heavier head weight) w/ True Temper EI70 Tour X

Titleist 975E Prototype 8.5 w/ True Temper EI70 Tour X

Nike Titanium w/ True Temper EI-70 II Tour X (pictured below)

Nike Titanium Prototype 7.5 w/ True Temper EI70 Tour X (featured image)

3 WOOD:

Callaway Steelhead Plus 4+ @15 w/ RCH 90 Pro Series Strong

Nike Prototype @14 degrees w/ True Temper EI-70 Tour X

Sonartec/Excedo (SS-03 head) Driving Cavity @14 w/ Fujikura Vista Pro 90X

IRONS:

(2-PW) Titleist 990B w/ True Temper Dynamic Gold X100  (with sensicore)

(2-PW) Nike Prototype “DD” Grind MB w/ True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 (with sensicore)

(2) Titleist DCI Black w/ True Temper Dynamic Gold X100  (with sensicore)

 

WEDGES: 

(53) Cobra “Trusty Rusty”, (57 @58) Cleveland 588 “Gun Metal” w/ True Temper Dynamic Gold S400

(53,58) Nike DD Grind w/ True Temper Dynamic Gold S400

PUTTER: Scotty Cameron Pro Platinum Newport “Beached”  35 Inches, 71 Lie, 4 Degrees of Loft w/ PingMan “Blacked Out” Grip

SPEC TALK

Over the years the one constant was David’s iron and wedge specs. As a shut-faced player he has always favored traditional lofts in his irons. However, a cool thing to note is his lie angles remained constant 59.5 (2-4), 60 (5-9). The running theory here was being a shallow (low hands) and shut faced player, keeping the lie angles at a constant (flatter) lie angle allowed him to feel like his angle of attack could remain the same for each iron. It’s just a feeling but that’s what he did. If the “why of it” is true, it looks like he was doing Bryson things before Bryson did.

David Duval Iron/Wedge Specs

Loft/Lie/Length/SW

  • 2-17/59.5/40.25/D5
  • 3-20.5/59.5/39 1/6/D4
  • 4-24/59.5/38 9/16/D4
  • 5-27/60/38 1/16/D4
  • 6-30.5/60/ 37 9/16/D4
  • 7-35/60/37 1/16/D4
  • 8-39/60/36 9/16/D4
  • 9-43/60/36 5/16/D4
  • P-47/61/36/ 1/16/D5
  • GW-53/62/35 5/8/D4
  • LW-58/62/35 9/16/D6

Whew…since this prolific run, David transitioned into some interesting projects with smaller companies like Scratch, B.I.G Golf (AKA Bio-engineered in Germany), back to the mainstream with Nike, and most currently Cobra Golf.

I hope you all enjoyed this walk down memory lane with me, Duval is not only fascinating from a career standpoint but digging into the equipment of DD has been quite the experience.

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“Why can’t I hit my new irons to a consistent distance?” – GolfWRXers have their say

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In our forums, our members have been discussing irons and how to hit your numbers consistently. WRXer ‘Hubb1e’, who is a 15 handicap, is having issues and says:

“I recently upgraded from 20 year old Taylor Made 360 irons to a set of custom-built Callaway Apex 19 Forged irons. Old irons were traditional cavity back. New irons are categorized as players distance irons. Both have the same fit.

My new 3 iron will go 230 yards or 130 yards and not even make it far enough to reach the fairway. My new 7 iron will typically go 160 yards but will often will fly 175 yards or drop out of the air at 120 yards. I can’t control the distances of my new irons, and I spent a fortune custom fitting them to my swing. Why is this happening? This was never an issue with my old irons. A bad hit would go 10-20% shorter, but I never had balls fly over the green or completely fall out of the air. What is going on with my new equipment?”

Our members offer up their solutions in our forum.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • ThreeBoxers: “Strike quality is your answer. Tech or no tech, irons will not have 50-yard distance discrepancies. Not super familiar with the Apex irons, but they’re pretty forgiving no? You might lose 10 yards on toe or heel strikes but 40, 50? You’re probably hitting it heavy. If they have a beveled edge, it may mask the feeling of hitting it fat a bit, but not the result. My Mizunos have a pretty aggressive front edge grind which helps a ton on heavy shots. It’s the difference between landing 15 yards short and 50 yards short. +1 on using foot spray to check impact.”
  • extrastiff: “It also would not hurt to check your swing speed. Even strike being terrible that’s a large discrepancy. Maybe your last build had a weight that helped you get consistent swing speed.”
  • WristySwing: “I would say inconsistent strike is the biggest issue. Now that can mean a couple of things. It could mean you, as in the person swinging, are not hitting the ball properly because of inconsistent delivery. The other option is the fit is bad, and it is causing you to be extremely inconsistent because you cannot feel the head. It might be a little bit of column A and column B. However, I would lean more towards column A in this scenario because even a horrifically misfit set someone could get used to it eventually and not have 100 yards of discrepancy in carry shot to shot. I’ve seen people who are playing 50g ladies flex irons with fat wide soles who are very shallow and swing a 6i 92mph still not have 100 yards of carry flux with their sets. If your miss is toe-side 9/10x that is because you are coming too far from the inside. When you get too stuck on the inside you typically stall and throw your arms at it. When you break your wrists (flip)/throw your arms at it you get a very inconsistent low point average that often manifests in extremely fat or thin strikes….typically fat since your squat and rotate is out of sync with your release. As others have said, get some impact tape/foot powder spray and see where you are actually making contact. Then if you can get on a video lesson and see what the issue is. As of right now, we can all only assume what is going on. If your low point control is good, you don’t get stuck, and you are hitting it in the middle of the head — then fit comes into question.”
  • larryd3: “I”d be on the phone to my fitter and setting up a time to go back in and see what’s going on with the irons. You shouldn’t be getting those types of results with a properly fit set of irons. When I got my fitting earlier this year at TrueSpec, the fitter, after watching me hit a bunch with my current irons, focused on increasing the spin on my irons, not on distance but on consistency. So far, they seem to be working well when I put a decent swing on them.”
  • fastnhappy: “One possibility that wouldn’t necessarily show up indoors is sole design and turf interaction. You may have a real problem with the newer clubs because of a sole design that doesn’t work for your swing. That’s hard to tell when hitting inside off a mat. If so, you’d see major distance inconsistency because of strike. The feedback I’ve seen on the players distance irons is exactly what you’re describing… difficult to control distance.”

Entire Thread: “Why can’t I hit my new irons to a consistent distance?”

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