I have to ask, Anyone out there having had the Apex cf-16 irons and tried and replaced them with the Epic irons? I saw a set today and loved them, but not sure the cost is worth it, or for that matter that I can afford them to start with!
What about the Epic Star irons? $300 a club. That is insane. I know that golf is game where a lot of players think they can buy a game with expensive equipment but I would venture to say that any professional golfer could take a standard club without any modifications and play lights out on the courses we regular play. If you play between a 5 and 15 handicap I doubt that a $300 8 iron is going to get you closer to the pin than a $75 -150 8 iron, JMHO. Bottom line is that 90% of the time it is the Indian and not the arrow.
I did head to head testing with the Steelhead pro and the EPIC pro. mostly becasue that was the only lefty club the rep had.
The EPIC was three yards longer over all.although I did punch a few out there. the dispersion was much more tight than the SH.
So, I would say that the EPIC will out perform the APEX but by how much for how much for it to be worth it is purely in your court.
I had some issues with my Apex irons and needed to make some adjustments but I really liked them. The changes were going to be on loft and shafts so I decided to go with the EPIC irons (pro) and I really like them. The issue with everyone is the cost. My dispersion with EPIC irons is tighter and I am producing better shots. If you are considering a change make sure you have someone who is a very good club fitter to provide a good fit on set up. It took us 1 hour of fitting going thru various shafts to get the right set up.
If money is an issue stick with the Apex irons you can't go wrong with them. Everyone is screeming about the cost of clubs but it all depends on what your pocket book can afford and what fits your eye when you down at the clubs, and how you feel about them.
As far as the new EPIC irons that are coming from Japan they seem to be designed for those who need a lot of forgiveness. The cost is high comparied to those that are really out on the market.
On time will tell how well they go over here in the states. The Callaway marketing department must think they will be a hit or otherwise they would not be putting them out there.
@GeneMf961I'm getting along great with my set of epic irons. My set consist of aw to 7 in the epic pro irons and regular epic irons 6 to 4. I had a set apex cf-16 so I can say they are a little longer then the apex and a little more forgiving.Problem I had was the regular epic iron in the scoring clubs they just went too high and I couldn't knock them down.The regular epic irons were hot, every once and a while you would hit a flyer that would just take off and fly the green. Feel wise they are soft no harsh feel when you miss the sweet spot and plenty of stopping power with the spin I'm generating