I currently play XR irons and looking to play some forged irons (never had forged irons). Considering trading the XR s in for some Apex Pro . I am curious if I should expect much difference in the Apex Pro 14 versus the Apex Pro 16. I know that some will suggest I wait for the next generation but I am also cheap. Just would like to play some forged irons while I can hopefully enjoy them ( currently 63 yo).
Also graphite versus steel shafts?
I don't think the pros will be quite as long do to the face and lofts. However they can be very accurate due to the control you will have. The same shafts in the 14 and 16 pro's will make both play the same. Pick what ever you like for looks. I have the 14 satin pros and they look worn due to the finish compared to chrome.
@Donaldo54 do you currently play XR or XR Pro? If normal XR then maybe you want to look at normal Apex and not Apex Pro. That would be a much smaller footprint than the standard XR if that is what you currently have.
@Donaldo54 I agree with @PC98. I wouldn't jump from the XR to the Apex pro. Too big of a change in the size of the head. I know I wouldn't feel comfortable for a while. I'd go with regular Apex, not Apex pro.
Do the Apex CF 16 feel like a forged iron?
@Donaldo54 Yes CF16 are a Forged body with the face cup up to the 7 iron. With the slightly larger footprint of the CF16 they will be a better step. They would also have distance closer to the XR. As had been said if you go Apex Pro you will most likely see some distance loss do to more traditional lofts.
I agree with the others. I switched from XR OS to the apex combo and have since switched out to the apex pro. Both are incredibly soft feeling.
The pro is less forgiving and and you will sacrifice distance for control. I’m about 10yds shorter with the pros, but have much more control and don’t have to worry about over-cooking one like I did with the cf16. Sometimes with the long irons with the cf16 I’d mash one way long.
But, both are excellent clubs. I still believe they are the best clubs Callaway has come out with if you’re looking for distance and forgiveness in a forged club.
Just ordered Apex CF 16 5-pw standard length 1 up from CPO. I anxiously await delivery!