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  • QManyQMany #TheWRX  9150WRX Points: 277ClubWRX Posts: 9,150
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  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 Iowa 19237WRX Points: 3,226ClubWRX Posts: 19,237
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    I haven't been able to read all the summaries posted, but quick question: can you share any impressions of Apex Pro and Apex cf 16 if you did any sampling of the irons, and curious if any current Vokey wedge users found any nuggets while testing any particular wedges?



    Thanks!
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  • MtlJeffMtlJeff Montreal 28942WRX Points: 1,718Members Posts: 28,942
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    Hawkeye77 wrote:


    I haven't been able to read all the summaries posted, but quick question: can you share any impressions of Apex Pro and Apex cf 16 if you did any sampling of the irons, and curious if any current Vokey wedge users found any nuggets while testing any particular wedges?



    Thanks!




    I hit both those irons, I felt the apex was really soft for a bigger club, it's not like it's that massive though. But a soft feeling club.



    I actually thought the feel was better than the pro, I just liked the look of the pros better. The pros I hot a lot more, and for a smaller club I got really nice flight and better distance than my Mizunos.



    Sean ended up with the regular apex maybe he can chime in
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  • DavePelz4DavePelz4 A golf course in the Chicago area. 25147WRX Points: 2,124ClubWRX Posts: 25,147
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    Did anyone go into the trip already playing Cally clubs?
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  • BirkoBirko  7WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 7
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    I feel this is the right place to share my experiences of Callaway and their fantastic passion and customer service.



    I have been fortunate to get to know a couple of people who work for Callaway through mutual friends and was delighted to host them at my club when they were visiting London, where my use of competitors' products was noticed and lightly mocked.



    Fast forward a few months, and I was amazed to receive an email offering me a full bag fitting at the Callaway fitting centre just outside of London - now this can't compete with the amazing experience this thread is about - but it was an incredibly special day and everyone I met there was helpful and treated me like a pro.



    The upshot of this is that I now have a full bag of Callaway clubs which perform fantastically (though having read this thread it does make me want to try the new driver to see how it compares to the 815 DBD!).



    My fitting was not done to gain publicity for Callaway, or for marketing purposes. It was simply a fantastic gesture from someone who has great pride and passion for his company and wanted me to benefit from playing their clubs. I am not going to embarrass him by naming him.



    It's easy to be cynical when companies do such promotional things as this trip - but there are lots of similar things (albeit on a smaller scale) which their people do which go under the radar which mean just as much to the individual who receives them.



    Callaway are a class act.
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  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 Iowa 19237WRX Points: 3,226ClubWRX Posts: 19,237
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    MtlJeff wrote:

    Hawkeye77 wrote:


    I haven't been able to read all the summaries posted, but quick question: can you share any impressions of Apex Pro and Apex cf 16 if you did any sampling of the irons, and curious if any current Vokey wedge users found any nuggets while testing any particular wedges?



    Thanks!




    I hit both those irons, I felt the apex was really soft for a bigger club, it's not like it's that massive though. But a soft feeling club.



    I actually thought the feel was better than the pro, I just liked the look of the pros better. The pros I hot a lot more, and for a smaller club I got really nice flight and better distance than my Mizunos.



    Sean ended up with the regular apex maybe he can chime in




    Thanks and would love Sean's input (I'm close to his vintage but not as smooth or sweet) or anyone else on that subject or wedge differences. I love the Legacy Blacks I picked up, and will likely sample the Apex when possible (or see what comes in the fall) and will be thinking of Callaway wedges as well.
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  • dpb5031dpb5031 Jupiter, FL 5594WRX Points: 1,132Members Posts: 5,594
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    When will the new drivers be available for pre-order?



    I'm playing the current XR16 SZ (awesome stick) and would love to get the new model as soon as it's released so I can bring it on a golf trip to the DR the 1st week in Feb!
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    Taylormade M2 Tour 15 Fujikura Pro TourSpec 73 
    Kasco K2K 33 - UST Axivcore 65 Tour Green 
    Callaway RazrX Tour 4h - Tour 95 shaft
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  • Ed SettleEd Settle #InsideTMAG  6054WRX Points: 169ClubWRX Posts: 6,054
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    Great feedback gentlemen! I appreciate that you have shared as much information as you have. I'm sure there is still information that you're waiting on, and stuff you still can't talk about! I think you've done an admirable job of talking around those limitations and still giving us tons of information.



    Thank you!
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    Fairway 3w: Callaway Rogue 3/15* GD GP-6X 
    Fairway 5w: Callaway Rogue 5/18* GD GP-6X
    Hybrid: Callaway Apex 4/23* Catalyst 70S
    Irons: Callaway '19 Apex Pro Dot 5-PW Elevate Tour 
    Wedges: Callaway MD 4 52/MD 2 56/Custom 60 WB Grind Modus 115 Wedge 
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  • The Chicken ConnoisseurThe Chicken Connoisseur The Pengest Munch  3732WRX Points: 0Banned Posts: 3,732
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    Why can't you guys say the name of the driver when we have multiple threads with the name already
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  • QManyQMany #TheWRX  9150WRX Points: 277ClubWRX Posts: 9,150
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    Why can't you guys say the name of the driver when we have multiple threads with the name already


    Callaway asked us not to.
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    Callaway Apex Pro (4i-PW) DG X100 TI
    Ping Glide 2.0 (50° & 54°) DG S400 TI
    Artisan MT Grind (58°) DG S400
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  • Hot Rod 71Hot Rod 71 #TheWRX  8932WRX Points: 293ClubWRX, BST Volunteer Mods Posts: 8,932
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    Why can't you guys say the name of the driver when we have multiple threads with the name already




    Its called a non-disclosure agreement.....
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    PING G400 LST 10* - Graphite Design Tour AD TP 6X
    Callaway Epic 15* - Diamana S+ 70X
    Callaway Apex Hybrid 20* - Diamana S+ 80X
    PXG 0311T 4-P - DGTI AMT S400
    Cleveland RTX4 50, 54, 58 - DGTI S400
    Yes! Tracy Tour
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  • Doc420Doc420  2357WRX Points: 139Members Posts: 2,357
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    dpb5031 wrote:


    When will the new drivers be available for pre-order?



    I'm playing the current XR16 SZ (awesome stick) and would love to get the new model as soon as it's released so I can bring it on a golf trip to the DR the 1st week in Feb!
    I think it comes out January 27
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  • The Chicken ConnoisseurThe Chicken Connoisseur The Pengest Munch  3732WRX Points: 0Banned Posts: 3,732
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    Hot Rod 71 wrote:



    Why can't you guys say the name of the driver when we have multiple threads with the name already




    Its called a non-disclosure agreement.....




    A completely useless one at this point...
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  • misplacedtexan83misplacedtexan83  15594WRX Points: 514Members Posts: 15,594
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    Hot Rod 71 wrote:



    Why can't you guys say the name of the driver when we have multiple threads with the name already




    Its called a non-disclosure agreement.....




    A completely useless one at this point...




    The same thing could be said about your posts today..



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    Callaway Epic Flash SZ  *9.0 w/ UST Helium 6F4 
    Callaway Epic Flash SZ *15 w/ UST VTS 70 S
    Callaway Epic Flash SZ *18 w/ UST VTS 70 S
    Callaway 19' Apex Pros 4-Pw/ UST Recoil 125 Protos F4 
    Callaway Tactical Wedges 50S & 54S & 58W w/ True Temper S200
    Tyson Lamb Customed Allendale
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  • HairpieHairpie Lincoln, CA 2124WRX Points: 123Members Posts: 2,124
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    Hot Rod 71 wrote:



    Why can't you guys say the name of the driver when we have multiple threads with the name already




    Its called a non-disclosure agreement.....




    A completely useless one at this point...




    But one that genuine people honor...
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  • ChrisSPChrisSP  246WRX Points: 74Members Posts: 246
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    Hot Rod 71 wrote:



    Why can't you guys say the name of the driver when we have multiple threads with the name already




    Its called a non-disclosure agreement.....




    A completely useless one at this point...




    I bet you're a blast at parties.
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    PING G400 LST 10*, Tensei Pro Blue 60s
    Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero, 15*, Tensei CK Blue 70s
    PING G400 Hybrid, 19*, PING Tour 85s
    Callaway Apex Pro 16, 4-PW, Modus 120x
    Callaway MD4 50*, Dynamic Gold S200
    TaylorMade Hi-Toe 56*, KBS Hi-Rev 120
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  • MtlJeffMtlJeff Montreal 28942WRX Points: 1,718Members Posts: 28,942
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    I don't understand why it's so confusing, they asked us not to mention the name. We are aware the name is out there to hardcore gearheads, so are they. Nevertheless, they asked us not to mention it.



    What were we going to say? "no way man, were gonna say it"



    There's still a lot of casual fans that do not know the name, and how they want to release the club is their business.



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    Callaway Apex 20 w/Diamana D+ 95
    Ping G410 4-SW w/S300
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  • Hot Rod 71Hot Rod 71 #TheWRX  8932WRX Points: 293ClubWRX, BST Volunteer Mods Posts: 8,932
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    Hot Rod 71 wrote:



    Why can't you guys say the name of the driver when we have multiple threads with the name already




    Its called a non-disclosure agreement.....




    A completely useless one at this point...




    I guess I should just abandon my integrity and betray Callaway to tell you everything because you want me to.......
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    PING G400 LST 10* - Graphite Design Tour AD TP 6X
    Callaway Epic 15* - Diamana S+ 70X
    Callaway Apex Hybrid 20* - Diamana S+ 80X
    PXG 0311T 4-P - DGTI AMT S400
    Cleveland RTX4 50, 54, 58 - DGTI S400
    Yes! Tracy Tour
    Snell Black
  • Palauan HammerPalauan Hammer  3117WRX Points: 9Members Posts: 3,117
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    HotRod, MtlJeff or anyone of the other guys who have hit both the 815 DBD and the 2017 Drivers, how would compare the 2017 models to 815 DBD?



    I would just try a bunch of drivers and look at numbers. I live on island in the middle of nowhere so there are no launch monitors, plus left handed clubs are almost non existent. I always have to do my best to research, and order blind. Any feedback helps my decision greatly. Thanks in advance!
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  • MtlJeffMtlJeff Montreal 28942WRX Points: 1,718Members Posts: 28,942
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    I think the missing aspect of this is that we are in a micro climate of the golf world. There are a lot of people out there who don't know the name, the guys who play 20 rounds a year and arent members here. This is still a major market



    Callaway I am assuming wants to control the message to those guys by not having multiple websites release it before they do. Why they want this, I can only guess



    But they asked us not to mention it so we are not. It's not really more complicated than that

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    Cobra King F9 w/Matrix Black Tie 80
    Callaway Apex 20 w/Diamana D+ 95
    Ping G410 4-SW w/S300
    Callaway MD 2.0 60 PM grind w/S300
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  • The Chicken ConnoisseurThe Chicken Connoisseur The Pengest Munch  3732WRX Points: 0Banned Posts: 3,732
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    I didn't ask why YOU GUYS aren't saying it. Obviously they told you not to. I would do the same if told. I'm questioning why they themselves felt the need to do so
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  • Hot Rod 71Hot Rod 71 #TheWRX  8932WRX Points: 293ClubWRX, BST Volunteer Mods Posts: 8,932
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    HotRod, MtlJeff or anyone of the other guys who have hit both the 815 DBD and the 2017 Drivers, how would compare the 2017 models to 815 DBD?



    I would just try a bunch of drivers and look at numbers. I live on island in the middle of nowhere so there are no launch monitors, plus left handed clubs are almost non existent. I always have to do my best to research, and order blind. Any feedback helps my decision greatly. Thanks in advance!




    I have both 815 and 816 DBD drivers and the new 2017 drivers are much better. MOI is much higher, even on the low spin version. To me they also look, feel, and sound better.



    Better performance and more forgiveness are an easy sell.
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    PING G400 LST 10* - Graphite Design Tour AD TP 6X
    Callaway Epic 15* - Diamana S+ 70X
    Callaway Apex Hybrid 20* - Diamana S+ 80X
    PXG 0311T 4-P - DGTI AMT S400
    Cleveland RTX4 50, 54, 58 - DGTI S400
    Yes! Tracy Tour
    Snell Black
  • MtlJeffMtlJeff Montreal 28942WRX Points: 1,718Members Posts: 28,942
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    They didn't explicitly tell us why, just that they wanted to release it a certain way, and for us to respect that.



    Harry had lunch with us at HQ and we did ask him, but he was in and out on calls so we didn't have a long drill down on it



    He just said they wanted to do the launch a certain way and that's why they asked sites not to reveal the name.
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    Cobra King F9 w/Fujikura Atmos TS Black 7
    Cobra King F9 w/Matrix Black Tie 80
    Callaway Apex 20 w/Diamana D+ 95
    Ping G410 4-SW w/S300
    Callaway MD 2.0 60 PM grind w/S300
    Odyssey O-works Red Tank #7
  • Hot Rod 71Hot Rod 71 #TheWRX  8932WRX Points: 293ClubWRX, BST Volunteer Mods Posts: 8,932
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    Why can't you guys say the name of the driver when we have multiple threads with the name already


    I didn't ask why YOU GUYS aren't saying it. Obviously they told you not to. I would do the same if told. I'm questioning why they themselves felt the need to do so




    Read your original post. You certainly did ask why WE couldn't say it. This has been a really good thread, please don't troll it.
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    PING G400 LST 10* - Graphite Design Tour AD TP 6X
    Callaway Epic 15* - Diamana S+ 70X
    Callaway Apex Hybrid 20* - Diamana S+ 80X
    PXG 0311T 4-P - DGTI AMT S400
    Cleveland RTX4 50, 54, 58 - DGTI S400
    Yes! Tracy Tour
    Snell Black
  • Palauan HammerPalauan Hammer  3117WRX Points: 9Members Posts: 3,117
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    Hot Rod 71 wrote:



    HotRod, MtlJeff or anyone of the other guys who have hit both the 815 DBD and the 2017 Drivers, how would compare the 2017 models to 815 DBD?



    I would just try a bunch of drivers and look at numbers. I live on island in the middle of nowhere so there are no launch monitors, plus left handed clubs are almost non existent. I always have to do my best to research, and order blind. Any feedback helps my decision greatly. Thanks in advance!




    I have both 815 and 816 DBD drivers and the new 2017 drivers are much better. MOI is much higher, even on the low spin version. To me they also look, feel, and sound better.



    Better performance and more forgiveness are an easy sell.




    Sounds like a no brainer then haha!
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  • SchneeSchnee SOTABM Northeast 5553WRX Points: 676ClubWRX Posts: 5,553
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    I didn't ask why YOU GUYS aren't saying it. Obviously they told you not to. I would do the same if told. I'm questioning why they themselves felt the need to do so




    Because they as a company want to control the release of their product line. Part of that is revealing the name.
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    Vokey SM7 50.12F, 54.14F Stealth S200
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    Schnee wrote:



    I didn't ask why YOU GUYS aren't saying it. Obviously they told you not to. I would do the same if told. I'm questioning why they themselves felt the need to do so




    Because they as a company want to control the release of their product line. Part of that is revealing the name.




    Pretty sure Callaway's twitter and the magazine ads saying #EpicIsComing have revealed that.
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    2017 Bag
    TaylorMade M1 2017 460 9.5 Rogue Silver 70X/Callaway Epic SubZero 10.5/Titleist 917D3
    TaylorMade M1 2017 15 Graphite Design DI-8X/Callaway Epic SubZero 15/Titleist 917F3
    TaylorMade M1 2017 19 Graphite Design BB-8X
    Mizuno MP-5 4-PW Project X 6.5/Srixon Z965 4-PW Project X LZ 6.5/Titleist 716 MB 4-Pw Dynamic Gold AMT X100
    Titleist Vokey SM6 50F, 54S, 58K
    Odyssey O-Works 1 Wide 34"/Scotty Cameron Select Newport 2.5/Scotty Cameron GoLo 7
  • QManyQMany #TheWRX  9150WRX Points: 277ClubWRX Posts: 9,150
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    I believe it is just to drive up the hype. A buildup from USGA confirming list that was deliberately earlier than usual to a late January release.



    If people are talking about why we can't say the name, they are at least talking about their new product.



    I may not agree with it and may think it is a little dumb, but they are experts at what they do, market golf clubs.
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  • The Chicken ConnoisseurThe Chicken Connoisseur The Pengest Munch  3732WRX Points: 0Banned Posts: 3,732
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    Hot Rod 71 wrote:



    Why can't you guys say the name of the driver when we have multiple threads with the name already


    I didn't ask why YOU GUYS aren't saying it. Obviously they told you not to. I would do the same if told. I'm questioning why they themselves felt the need to do so




    Read your original post. You certainly did ask why WE couldn't say it. This has been a really good thread, please don't troll it.




    The implication was why THEY told you not to say it. Obviously you were told, it's not like you guys collectively made a decision lol
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  • misplacedtexan83misplacedtexan83  15594WRX Points: 514Members Posts: 15,594
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    We all know it's dumb or at least think it.



    However, I have been along for the ride since "picturegate" and I ain't getting off till the end.



    Posted:
    Callaway Epic Flash SZ  *9.0 w/ UST Helium 6F4 
    Callaway Epic Flash SZ *15 w/ UST VTS 70 S
    Callaway Epic Flash SZ *18 w/ UST VTS 70 S
    Callaway 19' Apex Pros 4-Pw/ UST Recoil 125 Protos F4 
    Callaway Tactical Wedges 50S & 54S & 58W w/ True Temper S200
    Tyson Lamb Customed Allendale
    #lookatthebaby #teamcallaway
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