Callaway APEX MB RAW

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  • bladehunterbladehunter Today was a good day.... Members Posts: 24,985 ✭✭

    RosePark wrote:




    Wait!



    So that's in the US?



    EDIT ... So yes, my answer to my question is yes. Lol. Read little further, Goof.






    So thy are available in the us now?
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  • apprenti23apprenti23 ClubWRX Posts: 3,885


    RosePark wrote:




    Wait!



    So that's in the US?



    EDIT ... So yes, my answer to my question is yes. Lol. Read little further, Goof.






    So thy are available in the us now?


    Yes but very limited
  • rightslicerightslice Posts: 150 ✭✭
    I think CC has 200 sets. That's one of the best looking irons ever.
  • jonn443jonn443 Jonnystx Members Posts: 4,587 ✭✭
    rightslice wrote:


    I think CC has 200 sets. That's one of the best looking irons ever.




    Ummm..Try again.... they only have TEN sets... there are only 200 IN THE ENTIRE USA!!!



    $1,300 not including shipping for 3-PW.



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  • JJordiJJJordiJ Members Posts: 22 ✭✭
    I am living in Europe,the Netherlands, not in stores here for now though, the same for the X Forged and chrome MB, but I can get my hands on them. I need to see and hit them all asap haha.

    I am willing to get some sets if possible, but shipping will not be cheap...
  • I ordered a set of these last Thursday after an independent fitting. They were brilliant. Ended up in the modus 125 X. They were awesome Im a little bit excited
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    • Callaway Epic Sub Zero 15 Accra TZx465 M5
    • Callaway Razr Fit 19 Diamana Whiteboard 73X
    • Callaway Apex Pro 2018 4 Iron Nippon Modus 125X
    • Callaway Apex Oil Can MB 2018 5 - PW Nippon Modus 125X
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  • DFS PFDDFS PFD Members Posts: 833 ✭✭
    $1300 from CC for heads only because they're raw. What. A. Joke.
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  • The price I paid was the same in sterling within £50 anyway of the mp18 in the same set up
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    • Callaway Epic Sub Zero 15 Accra TZx465 M5
    • Callaway Razr Fit 19 Diamana Whiteboard 73X
    • Callaway Apex Pro 2018 4 Iron Nippon Modus 125X
    • Callaway Apex Oil Can MB 2018 5 - PW Nippon Modus 125X
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  • johnl3579johnl3579 Members Posts: 53
    I've had my raw MB's for a few weeks now, just starting to rust nicely - the price was the same as the chrome model. I was also told by the rep that they are a limited run in the UK, so appears to be the same across the globe.



    Well worth the investment if you can get your hands on them, I know feel is subjective but they feel/sound softer than my MP18's.
  • LaymanMLaymanM Cincinnati, OHMembers Posts: 2,064 ✭✭
    I have the chrome version with Project X LZ 6.0. Played twice. Once in a Par 3 9 hole (it was freezing 33 degrees and started snowing) and one 18 hole round. Irons are fabulous. Easy to hit. Good strikes were right at the flag with perfect distance. Slight miss hits were only a few yards short. Bad strikes were online but short. Need more time to judge because it was so windy when I played. Left easy up and down opportunities.



    I am hitting a lot more greens because my dispersion left and right is much much tighter and I can fire at the flag without worrying I am going to fly the green. No hot spots on these bad boys.



    I love these irons. Easy to hit. Great dispersion, great spin. Amazing feel. AW is very versaitile around the green. I am pitching and chipping very good with it. My handicap was 10 at end of last season. 1st round in winter conditions (windy and water logged course) I shot an 80, 8 over. One of my best scores at this course.



    Blades aren’t for everyone, but for me, I can really feel where the head is theough the swing and control the face. This along with the feel gives me tremendous confidence.



    Regardless, if you like blades you will love these! Wonder if Raw feels any different than chrome. I love the chrome playing so doubt I would have gone raw. Chrome has that classic look and are almost too pretty to hit lol
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  • thekangathekanga Posts: 136 ✭✭
    johnl3579 wrote:


    I've had my raw MB's for a few weeks now, just starting to rust nicely - the price was the same as the chrome model. I was also told by the rep that they are a limited run in the UK, so appears to be the same across the globe.



    Well worth the investment if you can get your hands on them, I know feel is subjective but they feel/sound softer than my MP18's.




    Same price for raw and chrome in Australia. Only had mine a week with a single round, no rusting yet.
  • morrisminormorrisminor Come back zinc! Come back! Posts: 194 ✭✭


    This has been one of my talking points for some time. I firmly believe that raw irons/wedges last longer. If you look at any used iron/wedge its typically the chrome finish that shows the wear. Why do people send their clubs off to get refinished? To put a fresh new coat of chrome on them! I only use raw wedges and they last forever. Unless you play on a really sandy surface (then you have no hope either way).




    Sorry to be mr pedantic but the opposite is true. The chrome plating is much harder than the steel underneath so technically they clubs will last longer than raw clubs - by the amount of time it takes to wear through the chrome plating. That being said, wear through the chrome layer looks awful so it gives the impression of being worn out long before it would have an effect on performance.



    It would be possible to buy a chrome set and when browning occurs from use have the chrome layer removed - the resulting raw clubs would then have the same life expectancy as the new raw club. The trick is to find somewhere to have it dechromed that wouldn't turn it into the golf club equivalent of freddy krueger!



    However, I would always choose a raw club when available. IMHO they look better both in the bag and at address, and they remind me of hickories!
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  • CaseyDanCaseyDan Members Posts: 775 ✭✭
    Posted these in another thread, but probably should have added them to this thread instead. Nonetheless, these just arrived!



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    Titleist TS2 w/ Blueboard 70s
    Callaway Rogue 5W w/ Whiteboard 80s
    Callaway Apex 19 Combo w/ PX 5.5
    Vokey SM7 52.12F Raw
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  • pierso2pierso2 Shooters Shoot Members Posts: 2,605 ✭✭
    Pontus wrote:


    So I just heard from a local fitter that Callaway are making the apex mb "raw" version available for leftys 2018 in Sweden. Huge fan of the look you get with a raw finish. But since they does not come cheap and I will use them for some years (I hope so atleast). How will the raw finish/ rust affect the life cycle compared to a forged non-raw finish??




    This is the best post I've read in a while! I'd love to pick up a set of them especially if they make them for left handed golfers. Oh Callaway, how you tease me back into playing your clubs after I swore you off...
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    Option 2
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    16 Taylormade M1 5 wood AD-TP 7s
    Ping Anser 20 stock stiff
    Taylormade 2016 M2 Tour XP105 stiff
    Cleveland RTX 2.0 52 deg raw
    Titleist Vokey Prototype 58 T Grind
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  • cdncdn Members Posts: 51 ✭✭
    pierso2 wrote:

    Pontus wrote:


    So I just heard from a local fitter that Callaway are making the apex mb "raw" version available for leftys 2018 in Sweden. Huge fan of the look you get with a raw finish. But since they does not come cheap and I will use them for some years (I hope so atleast). How will the raw finish/ rust affect the life cycle compared to a forged non-raw finish??




    This is the best post I've read in a while! I'd love to pick up a set of them especially if they make them for left handed golfers. Oh Callaway, how you tease me back into playing your clubs after I swore you off...




    They're available now in England in lefty, 929 £

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  • Paul065Paul065 Posts: 191
    Probably going to pull the trigger on a set of these in the next 48hrs. £900 for a 4-PW set with project x 6.0’s and new decade multi compound blacks.
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    Mizuno CLK 2. 16 degree. Speeder Evolution HB 75 S

    Mizuno MP 18 Fli Hi 3 iron Project X LZ 6.5 125g

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  • For those buying in the US, are you buying through CC or somewhere else?
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  • desailledesaille Members Posts: 1,638 ✭✭
    For those that have a set

    How’s the offset? Hoping the offset is less



    To my eyes, the chromed version has a weird transition from hosel to head at address.
  • FritzerFritzer Posts: 147 ✭✭
    Where can we find these online in the us since cc is sold out?



    Have told myself since the pics of the raw version showed up on here that if I were to go in on new clubs, these would be it! Hoping there's still some out there.
  • CaseyDanCaseyDan Members Posts: 775 ✭✭
    Fritzer wrote:


    Where can we find these online in the us since cc is sold out?



    Have told myself since the pics of the raw version showed up on here that if I were to go in on new clubs, these would be it! Hoping there's still some out there.




    I'm not sure what other shop got these. CC seemed to be the only place advertising them. You may want to reach out to Callaway and ask them.
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    Titleist TS2 w/ Blueboard 70s
    Callaway Rogue 5W w/ Whiteboard 80s
    Callaway Apex 19 Combo w/ PX 5.5
    Vokey SM7 52.12F Raw
    TaylorMade 58* Hi-Toe
    Scotty Cameron MilSpec 33/350
  • Paul065Paul065 Posts: 191
    My coach has hit these and says they are very weak, as in compared to say MP18’s, Taylormade 730’s they are 10-12 yards shorter. Anybody found this? Maybe what Rory was talking about after Augusta last year, struggling with spin and distance into the wind, was due to his irons not his ball?
    Callaway GBB Epic Sub Zero. 9 degree. Graphite Design Tour AD DI 6 S

    Mizuno CLK 2. 16 degree. Speeder Evolution HB 75 S

    Mizuno MP 18 Fli Hi 3 iron Project X LZ 6.5 125g

    Mizuno MP 18 SC 4-6, MB 7-PW, Project X LZ 6.5 125g

    Titleist Vokey SM7 Raw: 50 (12) F, 54 (08) M, 58 (12) D

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  • LundieJTLundieJT Members Posts: 127 ✭✭
    Apex MB Oil. So much wow.
  • raywutangraywutang Members Posts: 345 ✭✭
    Fritzer wrote:


    Where can we find these online in the us since cc is sold out?



    Have told myself since the pics of the raw version showed up on here that if I were to go in on new clubs, these would be it! Hoping there's still some out there.




    i would inquire about them at jdsclubs, hopefully they have a few sets left.
  • raywutangraywutang Members Posts: 345 ✭✭
    Paul065 wrote:


    My coach has hit these and says they are very weak, as in compared to say MP18's, Taylormade 730's they are 10-12 yards shorter. Anybody found this? Maybe what Rory was talking about after Augusta last year, struggling with spin and distance into the wind, was due to his irons not his ball?




    i think rory attributed it to his golf ball, not his equipment. i think thats when he "fell in love" with the TP5x. Read more here: https://www.pgatour.com/equipmentreport/2017/05/09/rory-mcilroy-taylormade-equipment-players-championship.html



    With regard to your coach's statement, blades are blades. All 3 of those heads are nearly identical in terms of material, composition and loft. If he's seeing some yardage differences, i would look at shaft or ball.
  • Paul065Paul065 Posts: 191
    raywutang wrote:

    Paul065 wrote:


    My coach has hit these and says they are very weak, as in compared to say MP18's, Taylormade 730's they are 10-12 yards shorter. Anybody found this? Maybe what Rory was talking about after Augusta last year, struggling with spin and distance into the wind, was due to his irons not his ball?




    i think rory attributed it to his golf ball, not his equipment. i think thats when he "fell in love" with the TP5x. Read more here: https://www.pgatour.com/equipmentreport/2017/05/09/rory-mcilroy-taylormade-equipment-players-championship.html



    With regard to your coach's statement, blades are blades. All 3 of those heads are nearly identical in terms of material, composition and loft. If he's seeing some yardage differences, i would look at shaft or ball.




    I’m aware of the speech Rory gave about the ball, I was just speculating that maybe he was quick to blame the 1Vx when if the irons were slightly weaker than he was used to, bearing in mind he was using rifle 7.0 shafts in them, that was attributing to his ball getting knocked out of the sky in the wind.
    Callaway GBB Epic Sub Zero. 9 degree. Graphite Design Tour AD DI 6 S

    Mizuno CLK 2. 16 degree. Speeder Evolution HB 75 S

    Mizuno MP 18 Fli Hi 3 iron Project X LZ 6.5 125g

    Mizuno MP 18 SC 4-6, MB 7-PW, Project X LZ 6.5 125g

    Titleist Vokey SM7 Raw: 50 (12) F, 54 (08) M, 58 (12) D

    Ping Sedona

    Titleist Pro V1x (2017)
  • falken19150falken19150 Posts: 1,743 ✭✭
    Paul065 wrote:


    My coach has hit these and says they are very weak, as in compared to say MP18's, Taylormade 730's they are 10-12 yards shorter. Anybody found this? Maybe what Rory was talking about after Augusta last year, struggling with spin and distance into the wind, was due to his irons not his ball?




    I have the 730's and the Callys....this is simply is not true for me based upon 6 rounds with each set. In fact the 730's are about 1* weaker loft than the Callys stock from the factory.
  • raywutangraywutang Members Posts: 345 ✭✭
    Paul065 wrote:


    I'm aware of the speech Rory gave about the ball, I was just speculating that maybe he was quick to blame the 1Vx when if the irons were slightly weaker than he was used to, bearing in mind he was using rifle 7.0 shafts in them, that was attributing to his ball getting knocked out of the sky in the wind.




    i guess im not sure how one can quantify that one iron is weaker than the others given that all 3 heads are produced from 1025 carbon steel and under go a very similar if not identical manufacturing process. with all else equal, those irons will perform very close to one another.
  • Paul065Paul065 Posts: 191
    Thanks for the info guys. We play all of our golf at sea level in medium to strong winds so maybe the conditions on the day he tested them was a contributor.



    Problem is I’m now edging toward buying them again 😂
    Callaway GBB Epic Sub Zero. 9 degree. Graphite Design Tour AD DI 6 S

    Mizuno CLK 2. 16 degree. Speeder Evolution HB 75 S

    Mizuno MP 18 Fli Hi 3 iron Project X LZ 6.5 125g

    Mizuno MP 18 SC 4-6, MB 7-PW, Project X LZ 6.5 125g

    Titleist Vokey SM7 Raw: 50 (12) F, 54 (08) M, 58 (12) D

    Ping Sedona

    Titleist Pro V1x (2017)
  • GolfingfanaticGolfingfanatic Members Posts: 3,017 ✭✭
    https://golfsupport.com/golf-clubs/golf-steel-irons/callaway-apex-mb-golf-irons



    Select head colour "Oil" for the raw finish. They'll ship to the US, too.
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  • buckeyeflbuckeyefl Members Posts: 5,363 ✭✭
    raywutang wrote:

    Paul065 wrote:


    I'm aware of the speech Rory gave about the ball, I was just speculating that maybe he was quick to blame the 1Vx when if the irons were slightly weaker than he was used to, bearing in mind he was using rifle 7.0 shafts in them, that was attributing to his ball getting knocked out of the sky in the wind.




    i guess im not sure how one can quantify that one iron is weaker than the others given that all 3 heads are produced from 1025 carbon steel and under go a very similar if not identical manufacturing process. with all else equal, those irons will perform very close to one another.




    Weaker as in loft. It's a silly notion though as Rory's clubs would have been to his exact specs.
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