I'm not 100% sure if this is the right place to pose this question but, so I apologize in advance.
Yesterday evening on a whim, while at the PGA Store I decided to hit a Callaway Apex (not the pro version, or the DCB) 7i. They didn't have a demo club so I had to hit the one on the rack so it was an R shaft (I hit S) Ali g with extra plastic wrap around the face.
I hit it 10 yards shorter than my Callaway Rogue 7i. I figured it was because the loft was stronger on my Rogue. Not the case, both are 30° (Apex is 30.5° to be exact).
So the question I'm belaboring to get to, is, are Apex irons just not as hot faced as the rogue? Or is it possible there was a combo of shaft and plastic on the face hindering ball speed a pinch?
I should mention that since there was plastic on the face, I could see where I was hitting the ball and I was hitting it pretty center, so I don't think mishits play into this.