Callaway Apex 21 irons were first released in 2021 with three models in the range. GolfReviewsGuide.com takes a look at what each of the irons offer.
The latest generation of the Apex irons, which were last released in 2019, have been upgraded and feature Callaway’s artificial intelligence for the first time in a forged iron.
The three models – the Apex, DCB and Pro – all have Flash Face Cup for fast ball speeds. Callaway have also added Tungsten Energy Core into the Apex range for the first time.
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What Callaway say about the Apex 21 irons:
“The new Apex 21 Irons deliver an extraordinary level of forged performance and craftsmanship that we’ve never seen before.
“They’re the first forged iron designed with Artificial Intelligence for faster ball speeds and improved spin consistency.
“Increased forgiveness comes from our massive Tungsten Energy Core, and we’ve enhanced the shaping for even better turf interaction. In short, these irons deliver superior performance with iconic feel on every swing.
“Our A.I.-designed Flash Face Cup is in a forged Apex Iron for the first time ever. The unique A.I. architecture in each iron creates high ball speeds and increased spin robustness across the face. They’re engineered for impressive distance and pinpoint control.
“For the first time, we’ve implemented our Tungsten Energy Core into an Apex Iron. With 5x the tungsten of Apex 19, we can precisely position the Center of Gravity to promote outstanding launch throughout the set, and more forgiveness on off-centre shots.”
Callaway Apex 21 Irons Review
The forged Apex 21 blades is the standard version of the range and delivers the perfect blend of distance with forgiveness.
The irons are the first to be designed using Artificial Intelligence and Callaway have used the technology to improve ball speeds and minimise spin levels with the Flash Face Cup.
The Apex 21s feature a large Tungsten Energy Core for the first time, five times more than was in the Apex 19 irons, and the change has allowed the Center of Gravity to be repositioned.
The end result of that switch is an improve launch trajectory as well as greater forgiveness from across the face, even on off centre strikes.
The 1025 mild carbon steel body construction irons are available in 3-iron to 9-iron with a standard offset and moderate sole.
Callway Apex DCB 21 Irons Review
The DCB is the Deep Cavity Back model option and have been designed to allow golfers of all abilities the opportunity to place the forged Apex blades.
These game-improvement irons combine the playability of forged irons with the forgiveness of the cavity back irons for the most all-round performance.
It is a first foray into the hybrid construction, the forged 1025 mild carbon steel body is accompanied by the deep cavity in a compact clubhead design.
The sole of the Apex DCB irons is wider for improved turf interaction and the A.I. designed Flash Face Cup delivers explosive ball speeds and distance.
Like the Apex model, the CG has been moved to increase forgiveness, particularly on off-centre strikes, and optimise the launch angle.
The irons feature a moderate offset and are available in 4-iron to 9-iron.
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Callaway Apex Pro 21 Irons Review
The Apex Pro 21 irons are aimed at better golfers and elite level performers who want a classic looking blade in the bag.
The first generation of the Apex Pro to have an A.I. designed Flash Face Cup, Callaway have unleashed faster ball speeds from a high COR design.
The forged blade, which have all-new forged 1025 hollow body construction, is compact with a narrow sole width for supreme ball striking.
The Apex Pro irons are designed for maximum playability and control, have a soft feel and have improved spin levels from across the face.
The Tungsten Energy Core is bigger than in previous models with 90 grams of tungsten in each iron to also help with forgiveness of these blades.
The Apex Pros are available in 3-iron to pitching wedge.
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Verdict: Are Callaway Apex 21 Irons any good?
Callaway have you covered with something for all types of golfer in the trio of irons sets in the Apex 21 range.
The Apex range is a comprehensive offering with the standard Apex 21 model the most neutral and mass market performer. They are very impressive too.
The DCB model is the perfect choice for mid to high handicaps looking for maximum forgiveness, while the Pro irons should only come on your radar if you are a low handicapper looking for precision.
For the price you will pay, you can expect plenty of performance gains from more distance to maximum forgiveness across the set.
When was the Callaway Apex 21 irons release date?
The new irons were unveiled in 2021 and are still one of the best selling irons from Callaway.
What models of the Callaway Apex 21 irons are available?
The Apex 21 range features the Apex, DCB and Pro irons.
How much do the Callaway Apex 21 irons cost?
The irons are currently available at £840 / $950 per set for all three ranges.
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