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New Callaway Apex 19 Irons, Apex Pro 19 Irons, and Apex 19 Hybrids launched

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This month sees the release of the new Callaway Apex 19 Hybrid, Callaway Apex 19 Irons, and Callaway Apex Pro 19 Irons. All the new Callaway iron models hit the retail market on January 25.

Callaway Apex 19 Irons, Callaway Apex Pro 19 Irons

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The new Apex 19 and Apex Pro 19 irons feature a forged 1025 carbon steel body combined for the first time with Callaway’s urethane microspheres. The carbon steel body aims to provide players with a softer feel, while the urethane microspheres consist of over one million tiny air pockets which are designed to absorb any unwanted vibration at impact, without slowing down the face.

Both new sets of new Callaway irons will also contain Callaway’s 360 Face Cup, which employs a shallow, flexible rim around the perimeter of the face that flexes and releases at impact with the aim of providing faster ball speed for consistent distance on center hits and off-center hits. While with the shorter irons, Callaway’s VFT face promises to enhance spin control to allow for more aggressive shot-making.

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Callaway has infused an average of 50 grams of tungsten into each iron for greater precision in locating each club’s center of gravity, while maintaining the flexibility of the Face Cup, which aims at promoting optimum launch, ball flight, and pinpoint control throughout the set.

The Apex 19 irons come with a platinum chrome finish and feature a new True Temper Elevate 95 Shaft and Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360 Grip. While the Apex Pro 19 irons feature a straighter leading edge, higher toe, thin top line, and a smooth hosel transition for a Tour Performance shape.

The company describes the Apex Pro as “our first ever forged Tour performance iron
with advanced distance technologies…the iron for better players who want all the
benefits of a Tour-level design without sacrificing ball speed or distance.”

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In comparison to the Apex 19, the Pro features a straighter leading edge, higher toe, thinner top line, and smoother hosel transition. In other words, the look pros prefer.

The Apex 19 and Apex Pro 19 irons hit the market on January 25. The Apex Pro 19 irons will set you back $1,399, while for the Apex 19 irons, the steel irons come with a price tag of $1,399, while the graphite irons cost $1,499.

Callaway Apex 19 Hybrid

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For the very first time, Callaway Golf has introduced its Jailbreak Technology into a players hybrid.

The new Apex 19 Hybrid contains two steel Jailbreak bars which stiffen the body, placing more impact load on the face, with the aim of achieving faster ball speed and distance. The club also contains a Forged Face Cup made from Carpenter 455 Steel which is also designed for increasing ball speed.

The latest hybrid from Callaway comes in a dark PVD finish and comes equipped with a True Temper Catalyst Shaft and Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360 Grip.

The new Apex 19 Hybrid will be available to buy from January 25, and costs $269.99

RELATED: 2019 Callaway Apex & Apex Pro iron pics

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  1. MB

    Feb 16, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    Funny,

    Don’t know what that means but my 4,5,6,7,8 irons all stamped CF19 9 & pw just 19? I ordered these custom from callaway with Nippon 105 Tour shafts

  2. Charles McClung

    Jan 30, 2019 at 12:16 am

    Have purchased a set of Apex Irons 2019 (5 Iron through to Pitching Wedge ) Clubs 5 through to 8 are Stamped CF 19. 9 Iron Approach Wedge and Pitching Wedge are stamped 19. some clubs also have serial number some not. ?????

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Forum Thread of the Day: “What golf-related Father’s Day gift did you get?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from nuttinbutapeanut, who asked fellow members what golf-related gift they received for Father’s Day. Our members share what they received, as well as gave on Father’s Day.

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.

  • OSpreyCI: “PXG 0811x Driver. Thank you fam bam.”
  • Aviador Naval: “Two hours of time with my son hitting balls and practicing short game on a day with beautiful weather. As an empty nester, that is 1000x more valuable than anything material.”
  • Kingcat990: “Took the father in law golfing, and we posted some horrendous scores. Had a great time piling garbage on the scorecard.”
  • Gautama: “New golf shirt and shorts, and got a surprise treat in a tee time for the whole clan on a little executive 9 hole, par 33 course. First time we’ve done it…my wife, my two sons aged 22 and 18, and my two daughters aged 9 and 6. The whole course was crawling with groups like ours… Not the fastest round any of us have ever played, but very fun.”
  • granata10: “New ping hoofer golf bag. It was needed and wanted.”

Entire Thread: “What golf-related Father’s Day gift did you get?”

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Gary Woodland’s winning WITB: 2019 U.S. Open

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Driver: Ping G410 Plus (9 degrees set at 7)
Shaft: Accra RPG 472 M5+ (44.75 inches, tipped 2 inches)

3-wood: Ping G410 LST (14.5 degrees set at 13.6)
Shaft: Accra Tour ZX 4100 M5 (42.5 inches, tipped 2.5 inches)

Irons: Wilson Staff Model Blades (3-PW)
Shafts: KBS Tour C-Taper 130 X shafts

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM7 (52-08F, 58-10S), TaylorMade Hi-Toe (64 degrees)
Shafts: KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 125 X

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport prototype
Grip: SuperStroke Pistol GT 2.0

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord Midsize

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

 

 

 

 

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Titleist T200, T300 iron seeding begins at Travelers Championship

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The last few weeks for Titleist have been very busy.

First, we had the new TS series of hybrids and aptly named U-Series utilities/long iron replacements, then shortly after the T100s and new 620 MB and CB irons debuted. Now, to potentially round out the iron lineup we are seeing the T200 and T300s.

We can only speculate at the moment, but based on the rebranding across the line up, from the TS Hybrids to returning to using “600” to identify iron models, I feel confident that this “T” series name will be the replacement for the AP line (RIP Titleist AP Series, you had a great run).

This simple name change makes a lot of sense for a number of reasons when you consider how other OEMs generally identify models: in sequence going from the most players club to the most forgiving. The AP had this with the AP1 and AP2, but with the introduction of the AP3, it was from all accounts (what I have heard through friends across retail channels in the industry) a confusing club for consumers to understand where it fits in the lineup, since the AP1 is still the most player friendly. We have to remember that not all golfers are as continuously up to date like the readers here at GolfWRX!

These types of rebranding decisions are never made in haste by OEMs since it can have lasting effects on naming down the line, but with this refresh, I think it will help consumers understand what model is right for them and make it easier for fitters to help explain too.

The above image is a perfect representation that shows a widening sole from the T100 – 300 along with an ever-increasing depth to the cavity.

We don’t have any tech specs for the new models yet but there are a few little nuggets we can speculate on from the provided images

  • Multi-material: This was a staple in the AP line since its introduction and with the ability to increase MOI without physically increasing the size of the club. It would appear the new T series will offer varying versions of this to create the best fit
  • Easy to blend: Similar appearances and close in looks (as a whole), these sets should be prime candidates for building combo sets
  • Cast?: First images of the 620s and T100 all had “Forged” on the hosels, but that is noticeably absent from the hosels of the T200 and T300s. With multi-material construction and different polymers and elastomers, a “great” feeling clubs doesn’t have to be forged (we’ve debunked that myth a LONG time ago). Plus, if face inserts are used to help create higher MOI and ball speed who cares how they do it? I know I don’t!

Heres the big one: Mi-Max Impact technology?!?! Yeah I don’t know what it means either, but considering every tiny detail of every club goes through so many design renderings before seeing the light of day, for Titleist to put this in writing on the back of the T200 (in what looking like the bottom of a bullet) means it’s going to be a big part of the story. We also see this Mi on the back of the T300 too, on what I can only assume is part of the vibration dampening system.

Titleist pushed the envelope, with the CNCPT series, in materials, construction, and cost, and like all things technology, the longer it’s available the less expensive it becomes to mass manufacture. Will part of what makes the series so good be making its way into the new T200 and T300 irons and more readily available? Not sure just yet. But when we do know we will be sure to let you know too.

Titleist T200 7-iron

Titleist T300 7-iron

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