Is Callaway Apex (2014 model) holding up?

Niels1971Niels1971 Members Posts: 11
Hi,



I'm playing of 21,5, and game a set of Callaway XR (2015-edition). I'm enjoying a good season, my hcp has dropped a couple of shots, mostly due to better ballstriking.



There's nothing wrong with my current set of clubs, and it has been my intention to stay with these at least a year or two, before buying new clubs.



However, I have been offered a set of used Callaway Apex (2014 edition), with specs and shafts that suits me, at an affordable price.



I tried the Apex when I bought my current irons, and they just felt so nice when I hit the sweetspot, but at that time I just needed more forgiveness.



The sane part of by brain tells me to forget all about the Apex, and just carry on with the XR's, but it's hard to let go of the idea.



Anyone in here still gaming the Apex 2014, who think it's worth a try (or waste of money)?



Regards



Niels
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  • linkerpanlinkerpan ClubWRX Posts: 1,429 ✭✭
    If you like them, if they have not delaminated (very common, that is why they went back to chrome with the 2016s), and if the price is very very good then why not? Remember you could buy new 2017 Cobra F7 for around $250, new mizunos for around $300-$350, new Adams for under $150
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  • johnnybogeyjohnnybogey Members Posts: 1,819 ✭✭
    What do you mean by “holding up”?



    What price are they being offered at? What’s the set make up?

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  • Niels1971Niels1971 Members Posts: 11
    They're offered at 390$

    5-PW, and a 50 and a 56 degree wedge (Cleveland RTX 588).

    Both irons and wedges are 0,5" long and 2 degrees upright, which suits me perfectly.
  • BYKBYK Members Posts: 1,659 ✭✭
    Still got mine

    not changing any time soon
    Yadi for President
  • naj959naj959 Members Posts: 1,001 ✭✭
    Linkerpan where are these new mizzys for $350 you speak of? I've seen used for $200-$300
  • dog flogdog flog Members Posts: 1,364 ✭✭
    It seems like a waste to buy a set when it won't be played for at least two years. If you wait until you're ready to go all in with the new clubs, there will be a plenitude of sets at good prices waiting for your appraisal and by then your tastes may have changed from where they are now.
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    7 wood: Srixon Z 355 22°
    4 hybrid: Cleveland Classic 23°
    5 hybrid: Srixon Z355 26°
    6 hybrid: Cobra Fly-Z XL 28°
    Irons: Callaway X2Hot 7-A
    Wedges: Cleveland RTX cavity 52° 58°
    Putter: Ping Ketsch Cadence Heavy
  • TasalsTasals Members Posts: 310 ✭✭
    edited Jul 13, 2018 #8
    Apex are great clubs, but there isnt much difference between them and the XR you currently game. The Apex have forged bodies and cast faces, but its not a true forged iron so its not that much of a drastically different feel. I think youd be better off saving your money until you are ready to replace your irons with something new or something that fits you game more in two years. I have a set of the Apex 2014 in my basement that were a set my brother got rid of this year and we loan out to friends who want to learn to golf or need to borrow a set for a company golf tournament, they are a great set and everyone likes them, but I dont think youll see any major changes between the two sets with the same shaft and specs.
  • Fade to BlackFade to Black Members Posts: 3,776 ✭✭
    Niels1971 wrote:


    They're offered at 390$

    5-PW, and a 50 and a 56 degree wedge (Cleveland RTX 588).

    Both irons and wedges are 0,5" long and 2 degrees upright, which suits me perfectly.


    Can do much better than that. Got mine in great condition off eBag for $180.
    Driver: Callaway GBB 9.5* (Project X HZRDUS Black 76g 6.5X)
    Hybrid: Taylormade RBZ 19* (Fujikura Speeder TS H9.8)
    Irons: Callaway Apex'14 4-PW (DG X100)
    Wedges: Nike SV Tour (DG S400)
    Putter: Odyssey Tank Cruiser #7
    Balls: Srixon ZstarXV
  • phil75070phil75070 Members Posts: 1,890 ✭✭
    I currently play the Apex CF16s but I don't really see a big difference between them and the original Apex irons. I still own that set which I use for travel and I play fine with them.
  • Bimmer1Bimmer1 Members Posts: 2,541 ✭✭
    phil75070 wrote:


    I currently play the Apex CF16s but I don't really see a big difference between them and the original Apex irons. I still own that set which I use for travel and I play fine with them.




    At address the original Apex and Apex CF16’s look identical to me. They play about the same as well to me. I own both as well. Great irons!
  • GSDriverGSDriver Members Posts: 607 ✭✭
    I have two sets of 2014 Apex Pros, which some complained about satin finish wear. Probably about 200 rounds with one set, about 100 with the other, both holding up very well (thanks Castle Bay for great iron covers you manufacture).
    Epic Speeder 661
    Rogue 4 Wood Evenflow 75 Blue
    Epic Hybrids 3/4/5
    Apex Pro 6-P Recoil 110 F4
    MD Slate Forged 52
    PM Grind 56/60
    Odyssey 7S
    All grips except putter are Iomic Sticky 2.3
  • linkerpanlinkerpan ClubWRX Posts: 1,429 ✭✭
    naj959 wrote:


    Linkerpan where are these new mizzys for $350 you speak of? I've seen used for $200-$300




    Keep an eye on eBay sellers like ksouth9, quickshipgolf and tee2green6931. I got mp25 for $325, many got mp15 and jpx EZ for less than that. Submit offers. I got a set of 3 new MP T5 wedges for around $113
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    Snell MTB balls
    Bushnell V2 range finder
    Ping Pioneer Cart Bag
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  • gdb99gdb99 Members Posts: 1,642 ✭✭

    Niels1971 wrote:


    They're offered at 390$

    5-PW, and a 50 and a 56 degree wedge (Cleveland RTX 588).

    Both irons and wedges are 0,5" long and 2 degrees upright, which suits me perfectly.


    Can do much better than that. Got mine in great condition off eBag for $180.




    Probably not in Denmark.



    OP, your XR irons will be more forgiving. If you want them, and can afford them, buy them. I like the 14’s better than the 16’s because of the cup face.
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    Titleist 917F 16.5, Diamana Tensei Blue regular flex
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    Vokey SM7 56M
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  • Gilmore-HappyGilmore-Happy Members Posts: 94 ✭✭
    Niels1971 wrote:


    Hi,



    I'm playing of 21,5, and game a set of Callaway XR (2015-edition). I'm enjoying a good season, my hcp has dropped a couple of shots, mostly due to better ballstriking.



    There's nothing wrong with my current set of clubs, and it has been my intention to stay with these at least a year or two, before buying new clubs.



    However, I have been offered a set of used Callaway Apex (2014 edition), with specs and shafts that suits me, at an affordable price.



    I tried the Apex when I bought my current irons, and they just felt so nice when I hit the sweetspot, but at that time I just needed more forgiveness.



    The sane part of by brain tells me to forget all about the Apex, and just carry on with the XR's, but it's hard to let go of the idea.



    Anyone in here still gaming the Apex 2014, who think it's worth a try (or waste of money)?



    Regards



    Niels




    I'm still playing them and don't plan on changing any time soon. I haven't had any problems with the finish. My only complaint is they seem to get beat up a bit more than other clubs from bag chatter.
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