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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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