12/05/2013

New Callaway APEX irons - XP95 or Recoil 680? by the numbers

New Callaway is going to hit the retail floor tomorrow at your favorite golf shop and at Fairway Golf Shop.
 
 
We did receive our irons for stock and ready to go!
 
I pulled out #6 irons with XP95 and Recoil 600 Series Stiff flex to do some number comparison.
 
 
XP95 is a new shaft from True Temper designed with optimized step patterns and weighting to give you a high trajectory and explosive distance.
 
This it the number that I got on the Callaway Apex iron XP95 steel shaft with stiff flex:
 
CPM:  303
Swingweight:  D-2
Total Weight:  415grams
 
 
http://www.fairwaygolfusa.com/custom.php?productId=CAL_CS_14000302&cPath=400_557
 
The UST Recoil shaft is a shaft designed to take full advantage of the ovalization of the shaft during loading of the shaft.  It uses the ovalization and un-ovalization of the shaft during the swing to transfer that energy to the golf ball for more distance.
 

 
 
This is the numbers that I got on the Callaway APEX iron with Recoil 600 series graphite shaft with stiff flex shaft:
 
CPM: 306
Swingweight:  D-1
Total Weight:  385grams
 
I had a chance to test these out couple of months ago at the Callaway Performance Center at Callaway headquarters.
 
My choice is the Recoil Stiff flex.
 
(I currently use the 105 gram Mizuno Tour Exsar Graphite shaft)
 
Even though the Recoil shaft is 30 grams lighter (in the stiff flex), I did not feel the club was too light!
 
I could not tell whether it was the 455 carpenter steel shaft that produced the initial ball speed or the Recoil ovalization effect but I did get great yardage.
 
With many clubs featuring the hot steel face on their irons, this year is going to be a year when golfers increase distance on the irons!
 
You might see pros hitting 200 yards with a #7 iron (which some already do)
 
Apex irons are also available with your favorite shafts and grips.
Customized lie angle, hard or soft stepping is not problem.
 
 
 
If you have any questions on customizing  your Apex irons, feel free to send our club fitters and email!
 
fairwaygolfusa.com custom fitting email:  cs@fairwaygolfusa.com
 
Have fun!
 
JD