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Update: Callaway to release Apex Black irons (again)

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Note: If you missed out on the initial launch, Callaway is re-releasing the Apex Black irons, available on August 18th, due to popular demand. 

Tired of the same satin or chrome finish on what seems like every set of irons on the market? These new all-black (a.k.a murdered-out) irons may be your answer.

Callaway is set to release its Apex CF ’16 irons with a Satin Black PVD finish. The irons will have all of the same technologies as the original retail offerings: A progressive design with 360 Face Cups in the long irons (3-7) for forgiveness and distance, face plates in the short irons (8-AW) for feel and distance control, and a multi-piece construction throughout the set.

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Read here for more tech talk on the Apex Forged irons.

The Apex Black irons, which are forged from 1025 mild carbon steel, will be available for $1,299 with steel shafts, and $1,499 in graphite. The stock shaft will be a stepless True Temper XP 95 shaft with a Satin Black finish that matches nicely with the all-black club heads, but other shafts will be available at no upcharge, as well.

Pre-sale date is set for May 20, while the official launch is on June 3.

See what GolfWRX members are saying about the irons in the forums.

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He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team and earned a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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  1. Dave

    Jun 15, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    Can I get a set in red no make that blood red as I’m having issues with my game lately. They will probably play better.

  2. Dave

    May 18, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    Ya Tom your right like all the rest of the companies ,one year old Taylor made drivers last years first new model out of many they released.On line for $125.00 original price $395.00

  3. Dave

    May 18, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    Nice clubs but the price is well the price is absolutely out of reach for us retired guys . I understand it costs for [email protected] but they are painted black how much was the paint? Oh ya and most of us long time golfers know the mark up on clubs , I don’t mine someone making a living but come on now guys they are just clubs. More does not mean better …………

  4. joro

    May 18, 2016 at 11:53 am

    I have been playing Wilson Blk Irons for a couple of years now and together with the blk. Aldila RIP iron shaft they are really stealthy, and the C100s are really great and understated Irons.

  5. Alan Medina

    May 18, 2016 at 11:29 am

    Are those plasti dipped? Black versions look kind of cheap. I like the brushed silver though!

    • Tom

      May 18, 2016 at 3:40 pm

      Comparison to other deposition techniques[edit]

      “Advantages[edit]
      PVD coatings are sometimes harder and more corrosion resistant than coatings applied by the electroplating process. Most coatings have high temperature and good impact strength, excellent abrasion resistance and are so durable that protective topcoats are almost never necessary.
      Ability to utilize virtually any type of inorganic and some organic coating materials on an equally diverse group of substrates and surfaces using a wide variety of finishes.
      More environmentally friendly than traditional coating processes such as electroplating and painting.
      More than one technique can be used to deposit a given film.”…..

  6. Dave

    May 18, 2016 at 7:02 am

    Funny. I don’t have a problem spinning the ball with mine. These do look nice.

  7. tish

    May 18, 2016 at 12:36 am

    Don’t forget the Nike Vapor Pro Irons too…they came out before the PXGs…and the Adams were out before anyone

  8. James

    May 17, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    Hope the black last longer then my Cleveland wedge, bottom and half way up back of wedge is now just a stainless steel color…..did Cleveland just paint the wedges??

  9. Brian

    May 17, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    $1,300….Titleist, Callaway, and Taylormade iron prices are getting ridiculous. A part of the reason I stick with Mizuno

  10. OH

    May 17, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    Pulling a page from the PXG playbook. Very original there Cally.

    • Cleveland....

      May 17, 2016 at 4:24 pm

      and possibly cobra might take issue w/ your statement. Looking back over time a lot of manufactures have had options for black finishes on irons.

      just glad more options for finishes are becoming available from the larger more accessible manufacturers.

    • lsf_21

      May 18, 2016 at 11:44 pm

      You must be new to golf equipment. Adam’s made black irons years ago. Callaway made black irons with the razr black. This has been done before pxg even existed.

      • OH

        May 25, 2016 at 10:34 am

        No, I’m not new to golf equipment and am well aware of prior model irons coming in black from other OEMs. PXG was the most recent, though, and this move by Callaway plus their markup on them versus the satin finish seems to follow suit to exactly what PXG has done.

  11. golfraven

    May 17, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    I would consider those if I was looking for new irons, even if I am not a big Cally fan.

  12. Chuck D

    May 17, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    Eldrick could have used a pitching wedge!

  13. Adam

    May 17, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    Well shoot just got some APEX! But I am LH, these are RH only anyhow 🙁 That shaft is nice though, wonder if it performs identical to the stepped version?

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The 8 top-selling golf cart accessories

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We hope you find this list valuable, GolfWRXers! These products are the best-sellers on Amazon in the golf cart accessories category at the time of publication. We may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Prices are accurate and items in stock as of publication!

1. Desert Fox Golf Phone Caddy

Product description:The best phone holder designed specifically for golf carts. Keeps your phone safe and at your finger tips.”

Notable review: “I was really getting tired of throwing my phone into the golf cart compartments with everything else and then fishing it out to use my golf app to keep score and review the hole. Enter Desert Fox. This is one of the best gadgets since sliced bread for keeping my phone accessible and it doesn’t get banged around inside the cart anymore with keys, balls, etc. Seems sturdy enough to last a long time and easy to use. The Velcro strap holds the device securely to the golf cart and I never worried about it loosening up. Slightly pricey but a great golf gadget that solved an annoying little problem. Who knew?!”

Get it from Amazon for $24.99

2. Golfer’s Best Tool Golf Multitool All-IN-ONE

Product description: “Six main functions that help you during your golf game in one small package; Includes Ball Marker, Brush, Stroke Counter, Cleat Tightener, Club Groove Cleaner (Divot Repair tool) and Bottle Opener with Screwdriver.”

Notable review: “Nice and sturdy tool. I was able to free up several items out of my golf bag with this little thing. I could clip it to either my belt or to the bag itself. Magnetized ball marker sticks perfectly to its place. I was afraid that the metal parts would bend or snap when used, but the whole structure is surprisingly sturdy. Stroke counter is a very nice addition.”

Get it from Amazon for $29.99

3. 10L0L Golf cart Side Mirrors

Product description:The whole set of mirror is made of impact black PP plastic housing, shatterproof glass and durable ABS clamps. It is anti-friction and corrosion resistant, suitable for all kind of weather condition.”

Notable review: “These side view mirrors for your Club Car provide much more “rear view” than the old five-panel mirrors commonly seen. Excellent quality. These mirrors are easily mounted. Drill two holes in each of the roof stanchions, using the templates. Attach the mirrors with the provided four screws. Once mounted, these mirrors are fully adjustable up and down, in and out. They can be tucked in if you use a cart cover.”

Get it from Amazon for $9.99

4. STICKIT Magnetic Rangefinder Strap

Product description: “The newly redesigned Gen3 STICKIT Magnetic Rangefinder Strap features a slimmer band with a strategically positioned cutout, which allows you to maintain access to multi-button devices, making it the most versatile magnetic strap, adjusting to fit over 50 makes/models, with all the major brands tested during product development — Bushnell, Callaway, Garmin, Leupold, Nikon, Precision Pro, TecTecTec.”

Notable review: “Love this little magnet strap!! Fits on any golf cart metal. I put in on the steering wheel column for quick grab and capture! And it still fits in the golf range finder case with the strap intact!!”

Get it from Amazon for $26.95

5. HomeMount Portable Speaker Mount

Product description: “Portable speaker mount for golf cart – Totally focused on the fun of playing golf and enjoy the music at anytime and anywhere.”

Notable review: “Was a little skeptical that it would hold the speaker without it slipping out. Worked great. Velcro has a strong hold. Golf courses don’t have the smoothest roads but the speaker never moved in the mount. Easily secures to golf cart rail. Doesn’t block sound or button function.”

Get it from Amazon for $13.96

6. Explore Land 600D Waterproof Golf Cart Cover 

Product description: “4 passenger golf cart cover size: 108L x 48 W x66H inch. Universal cover fits for most brand four-person golf cart, such as Yamaha, Honda, Club Car, EZGO”

Notable review: “Fits nicely on my old golf cart. I had a small problem at first, water would seep through cover if the rain was left on top of the roof. I placed a large pool noodle in center of cart and the rain rolls right off now! No more pooling of water and no rain water seeps through the cover! Cart sits out in the Florida sun all the time, does not appear to phased by it at all.”

Get it from Amazon for $68.99

7. JSP Manufacturing Universal Golf Cart Cup Holder

Product description:Designed to hold the 16.4 oz propane tank used in many heaters ~ Compatible with MANY propane cylinders and many other brands of portable propane cylinders / heaters ~ Direct replacement, perfect fit into your current cup holder ~ Tapered design – holds multiple cup sizes.”

Notable review: “We have four cup holders on the dash in our Ezgo golf cart. Nothing but an aluminum can fits in them. I bought two of these to fit in the cup holders. They fit perfect and will now hold a big Yeti. It was a cheap easy fix for cup holders that were useless.”

Get it from Amazon for $7.98

8. 10L0L Golf Cart Seat Covers

Product description:Great Choice if You Don’t Want to Spend 100s of Dollars on New Seats: Almost every golf cart I have seen eventually get tears on the driver side corner bench. Our golf cart seat cover really update the look of your cart, made your golf cart look like new again. The best choice of Christmas or Thanksgiving gift for golfer boss husband father boyfriend.”

Notable review: “The Cover fit my Yamaha golf cart perfectly, it was easy to install and it’s proven very durable after about three months. We don’t play golf, we have the cart for doing farm work, and the dog jumps up in the front seat pretty often and she has yet to tear it up. It’s a very good value and dries quickly when it gets wet.”

Get it from Amazon for $26.99

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WITB Time Machine: Tiger Woods 2017 Hero World Challenge

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Following a ten month lay off, Tiger Woods teed it up at the 2017 Hero World Challenge. Tiger finished 9th in the event, but also gave fans some glimpses of his former dominance, including this majestic 3 wood approach shot from 271 yards out on a par 5:

He also had an amazing chip in for birdie on the 17th hole:

Tiger’s driver was also excellent that week and his overall stats were pretty impressive in his second round: Woods hit 9 of 13 fairways, 13 of 18 greens and 27 putts. 31-37=68.

Tiger Woods 2017 Hero World Challenge

Driver: TaylorMade M2 2016 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 70TX

3 Wood: TaylorMade M1 2017 (13.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 90TX

Driving Iron: TaylorMade Tour Preferred UDI (18 degrees)
Shaft: Project X PXi 7.0

Irons: “TGR” prototypes (3-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Nike VR Pro Forged (56 and 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS

Golf Ball: Bridgestone TourB XS

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (12/3/21): Bettinardi Tour Prototype Fat Cat Inovai 6.0

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At GolfWRX, we are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment of the game in many ways.

It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball. It even allows us to share another thing we all love – buying and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for a Bettinardi Tour Prototype Fat Cat Inovai 6.0

From the seller (@PGAGolfStuff): “Bettinardi Tour Prototype Fat Cat weld neck Inovai 6.0. 34.5 length, standard loft, 2deg flat lie angle. Bettinardi sink fit standard black grip. In excellent lightly gamed condition with light signs of use. No dings. Tour Dept Headcover and COA included. $1000.00 OBO shipped in the USA.”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Bettinardi Tour Prototype Fat Cat Inovai 6.0

This is the most impressive current listing from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

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