(Chessington, UK – January 12, 2021) Today Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY), an industry leader in golf equipment and innovation, announced its new family of Apex Irons and Apex Hybrids. These irons provide exceptional forged performance and A.I.-designed ball speed technologies for a wide range of players. The hybrids feature new Jailbreak A.I. Velocity Blades for fast ball speeds in versatile, high performance offerings.
Apex 21, Apex DCB, Apex Pro 21, Apex TCB and Apex MB Irons
Apex is widely recognised for establishing the forged distance category, and the Apex 21 Irons deliver an exceptional level of performance and craftsmanship. They’re the first forged Apex irons with an A.I-designed Flash Face Cup, for high ball speeds and increased spin robustness across the face. Increased forgiveness comes from a massive Tungsten Energy Core, while the 100% forged body and propriety urethane microspheres deliver remarkable sound and feel at impact. Callaway has also enhanced the shaping for even better turf interaction.
In the game-improvement category, new Apex DCB Irons extend the forged Apex offering to a wider group of golfers than ever before. They combine the look, feel and performance of a forged players club with the forgiveness of a deep cavity back. The deep cavity back design and enhanced sole width promote easy launch and solid turf interaction out of a variety of lies. The irons are engineered with an A.I.-designed Flash Face Cup, up to 50 grams of tungsten per iron for outstanding launch and forgiveness on off-centre hits, and forged feel.
In the players category, new Apex Pro 21 Irons promote Tour distance and performance for scratch or single-digit handicap golfers. They also utilise an A.I.-designed Flash Face in each iron for high COR’s and fast ball speeds, along with extremely soft feel from an all-new forged 1025 hollow body construction and urethane microspheres. There are up to 90 grams of tungsten in the longer irons, the most ever for any Apex model, to improve launch characteristics while simultaneously improving forgiveness.
New Apex TCB Irons are a Tour-inspired multi-material 1025 forged cavity back design for lower handicap players with a package of lofts, bounce, blade lengths and COR preferred by the best players in the world. Featuring some familiar technologies inspired from Callaway’s hugely popular X Forged CB Irons (not available in Europe), Apex TCB offers accomplished golfers a slightly smaller profile and shorter blade length. Internal and external Metal Injection Molded tungsten weighting also promotes precise shot control and Apex’s signature soft feel.
For elite players, new Apex MB Irons are beautifully compact, classic chromed forged blades that benefit from modern high-performance 20V grooves for high levels of control and consistent spin. A new changeable weight system has also been engineered in the centre of each blade for precise swing weight changes, without sacrificing CG positioning.
All of these Apex Irons will be available at retail in Europe from February 11, 2021.
Apex 21 and Apex Pro 21 Hybrids
The Apex 21 Hybrids are suited to help a wide range of players. They feature new Jailbreak A.I. Velocity Blades designed to increase vertical stiffness near the sole of the club, promoting more speed low on the face where players often mishit their hybrids. The blades allow the Face Cup to flex on the crown to create better spin rate consistency, and the bars are spread to enhance torsional stiffness, to provide more forgiveness across the face.
Every model and every face in the Apex Hybrids are uniquely designed using advanced A.I. This proven ball speed technology puts an even greater emphasis on centre and off-centre ball speeds. To create high launch and forgiveness. Callaway has implemented a massive amount of tungsten, and the adjustable hosel helps to optimise loft, trajectory and control.
Apex Pro Hybrids also incorporate Jailbreak A.I. Velocity Blades and an A.I-designed Flash Face. The Forged 455 steel provides strength and flexibility, while the iron-like design and fixed hosel create a look at address that highly skilled players prefer.
These new hybrids will be available at retail in Europe from February 11, 2021.
The Apex Family
“Apex is synonymous with legendary performance and we’ve created a truly special offering with our new 2021 lineup,” said Callaway Sr. VP of R&D, Dr. Alan Hocknell. “Now we’ve implemented A.I.-designed ball speeds, enhanced launch characteristics, and reliable forgiveness to advance this iconic name. There’s nothing like our best, and that’s Apex.”
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Through an unwavering commitment to innovation, Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) creates products designed to make every golfer a better golfer. Callaway Golf Company manufactures and sells golf clubs and golf balls, and sells bags, accessories and apparel in the golf and lifestyle categories, under the Callaway Golf®, Odyssey®, TravisMathew, Jack Wolfskin and OGIO brands worldwide. For more information please visit www.eu.callawaygolf.com, www.odysseygolf.com, www.travismathew.com, www.jack-wolfskin.co.uk and www.eu.ogio.com.