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Callaway Apex UT utility irons - are they as easy to hit???


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#1 pduvie

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 12:02 PM

I was recently in GG and I decided to hit the Apex UT.  I'd love to get a utility iron instead of hitting my hybrid.  I found the Apex has a soft feel and did not have a trajectory that was too high.  Did any one have the same feelings when you hit this utility iron??

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 12:12 PM

Yes, very easy to hit. Just put a smooth swing on it.
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 01:38 PM

The face is small...the Srixon Z U45 is a bit larger in the face but the hit on the Apex was really smooth and easy.  I'm a mid handicap but I feel I can use this club on the tee box and in the grass.
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 02:56 PM

I have the U45 (20 deg) and find it very easy to hit. Larger face, hollow body.

However, One of the my playing partners has the UT's and I easily find them as forgiving as the U45. So I guess it is just preference as to what you feel confident with.

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 05:33 PM

Yes they are great. Make sure to put a shaft that fits for you!!

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Posted 03 November 2018 - 01:01 PM

Picked one of these up at GG today for $50. I was hitting it great in the simulator. I have the Callaway X prototype utility but this feels much smoother.

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Posted 03 November 2018 - 07:16 PM

I tried it on the course this afternoon. Excellent control. Very easy to hit. I probably get 10 more yards than I did from the X utility prototype.

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Posted 03 November 2018 - 08:01 PM

I hit one when I was looking at Utility/Driving Irons and it was very nice. I felt that it was easy to hit and performed very well.

The P790 UDI worked a little better for me, but I don't really have any real complaints with the Callaway.
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Posted 06 November 2018 - 07:46 AM

View Postewe8523, on 03 November 2018 - 07:16 PM, said:

I tried it on the course this afternoon. Excellent control. Very easy to hit. I probably get 10 more yards than I did from the X utility prototype.
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Posted 06 November 2018 - 08:01 AM

For anyone with the 24 degree, what do you prefer for a lower loft club? Do you stick with the Apex UT or move over to a Hybrid?


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Posted 06 November 2018 - 08:44 AM

Great clubs and easy to hit. I have 18,21,24,27. If your not a hybrid person these will work for you.

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Posted 06 November 2018 - 08:59 AM

I don't have quite the swing speed other folks do to game a driving iron full time - my driver swing speed is around 95-100 mph - but I've demoed the UT and actually found it very easy to hit. If I ever veered away from hybrids, the UT would be at the top of my list.

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Posted 10 November 2018 - 07:54 AM

Owned one briefly but now have a Z U85 after getting fit. IMO the Callaway X Forged UT feels incredible, looks great and has great launch and speed on on center hits, but I found it pretty punishing on poor strikes. Srixon was a bit more confidence inspiring, albeit arguably uglier, and was noticeably more forgiving.
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Posted 13 November 2018 - 07:17 AM

Ut are super long, 21* stock shaft was a bit balloonish, so i got one with a true temper and that took of the height but it was even longer.

For me the 21* means a 16* hybrid to follow on the lineup or 5 wood.

18* ut is as long as 3 wood.

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