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Is Callaway Apex (2014 model) holding up?

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#1 Niels1971

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 07:02 AM

Hi,

I'm playing of 21,5, and game a set of Callaway XR (2015-edition). I'm enjoying a good season, my hcp has dropped a couple of shots, mostly due to better ballstriking.

There's nothing wrong with my current set of clubs, and it has been my intention to stay with these at least a year or two, before buying new clubs.

However, I have been offered a set of used Callaway Apex (2014 edition), with specs and shafts that suits me, at an affordable price.

I tried the Apex when I bought my current irons, and they just felt so nice when I hit the sweetspot, but at that time I just needed more forgiveness.

The sane part of by brain tells me to forget all about the Apex, and just carry on with the XR's, but it's hard to let go of the idea.

Anyone in here still gaming the Apex 2014, who think it's worth a try (or waste of money)?

Regards

Niels


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Posted 13 July 2018 - 07:55 AM

If you like them, if they have not delaminated (very common, that is why they went back to chrome with the 2016s), and if the price is very very good then why not? Remember you could buy new 2017 Cobra F7 for around $250, new mizunos for around $300-$350, new Adams for under $150
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Posted 13 July 2018 - 07:56 AM

What do you mean by “holding up”?

What price are they being offered at?  What’s the set make up?

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 08:28 AM

They're offered at 390$
5-PW, and a 50 and a 56 degree wedge (Cleveland RTX 588).
Both irons and wedges are 0,5" long and 2 degrees upright, which suits me perfectly.

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 05:05 PM

Still got mine
not changing any time soon

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 05:20 PM

Linkerpan where are these new mizzys for $350 you speak of? I've seen used for $200-$300

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 09:19 PM

It seems like a waste to buy a set when it won't be played for at least two years. If you wait until you're ready to go all in with the new clubs, there will be a plenitude of sets at good prices waiting for your appraisal and by then your tastes may have changed from where they are now.
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Posted 13 July 2018 - 09:30 PM

Apex are great clubs, but there isnt much difference between them and the XR you currently game. The Apex have forged bodies and cast faces, but its not a true forged iron so its not that much of a drastically different feel. I think youd be better off saving your money until you are ready to replace your irons with something new or something that fits you game more in two years. I have a set of the Apex 2014 in my basement that were a set my brother got rid of this year and we loan out to friends who want to learn to golf or need to borrow a set for a company golf tournament, they are a great set and everyone likes them, but I dont think youll see any major changes between the two sets with the same shaft and specs.

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 04:48 AM

 Niels1971, on 13 July 2018 - 08:28 AM, said:

They're offered at 390$
5-PW, and a 50 and a 56 degree wedge (Cleveland RTX 588).
Both irons and wedges are 0,5" long and 2 degrees upright, which suits me perfectly.
Can do much better than that. Got mine in great condition off eBag for $180.
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Posted 14 July 2018 - 10:59 AM

I currently play the Apex CF16s but I don't really see a big difference between them and the original Apex irons. I still own that set which I use for travel and I play fine with them.

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 02:15 PM

 phil75070, on 14 July 2018 - 10:59 AM, said:

I currently play the Apex CF16s but I don't really see a big difference between them and the original Apex irons. I still own that set which I use for travel and I play fine with them.

At address the original Apex and Apex CF16’s look identical to me.  They play about the same as well to me.  I own both as well.  Great irons!

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 02:27 PM

I have two sets of 2014 Apex Pros, which some complained about satin finish wear.  Probably about 200 rounds with one set, about 100 with the other, both holding up very well (thanks Castle Bay for great iron covers you manufacture).
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Posted 16 July 2018 - 07:47 PM

 naj959, on 13 July 2018 - 05:20 PM, said:

Linkerpan where are these new mizzys for $350 you speak of? I've seen used for $200-$300

Keep an eye on eBay sellers like ksouth9, quickshipgolf and tee2green6931. I got mp25 for $325, many got mp15 and jpx EZ for less than that. Submit offers. I got a set of 3 new MP T5 wedges for around $113
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Posted 16 July 2018 - 08:02 PM

 Fade to Black, on 14 July 2018 - 04:48 AM, said:

 Niels1971, on 13 July 2018 - 08:28 AM, said:

They're offered at 390$
5-PW, and a 50 and a 56 degree wedge (Cleveland RTX 588).
Both irons and wedges are 0,5" long and 2 degrees upright, which suits me perfectly.
Can do much better than that. Got mine in great condition off eBag for $180.

Probably not in Denmark.

OP, your XR irons will be more forgiving. If you want them, and can afford them, buy them. I like the 14’s better than the 16’s because of the cup face.
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Posted 17 July 2018 - 08:29 AM

 Niels1971, on 13 July 2018 - 07:02 AM, said:

Hi,

I'm playing of 21,5, and game a set of Callaway XR (2015-edition). I'm enjoying a good season, my hcp has dropped a couple of shots, mostly due to better ballstriking.

There's nothing wrong with my current set of clubs, and it has been my intention to stay with these at least a year or two, before buying new clubs.

However, I have been offered a set of used Callaway Apex (2014 edition), with specs and shafts that suits me, at an affordable price.

I tried the Apex when I bought my current irons, and they just felt so nice when I hit the sweetspot, but at that time I just needed more forgiveness.

The sane part of by brain tells me to forget all about the Apex, and just carry on with the XR's, but it's hard to let go of the idea.

Anyone in here still gaming the Apex 2014, who think it's worth a try (or waste of money)?

Regards

Niels

I'm still playing them and don't plan on changing any time soon. I haven't had any problems with the finish. My only complaint is they seem to get beat up a bit more than other clubs from bag chatter.


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