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In reading over the thread, Callaway's commitment to improvement and the resources that they bring to the design process is both notable and impressive. As a matter of fact, when I thought about it, they are doing exactly what I would want them to do with a Apex (or any other design): have really smart people who understand and care work hard using the best tech and materials to improve the club without losing the club's essential identity.

If it sounds like I am being a homer, I guess it's because they are making me one. I am not saying they are the only OEM with a commitment to continuous improvement, or that Callaway is the club for all golfers. I am acknowledging a pursuit for excellence.

I was wondering how the process works--I assume AH as SVP oversees all the R&D projects (drivers, FWs, HB,irons, etc.) which consist of project specific teams. Was there continuity of personnel from the 2013 Apex to the CF16?

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I noticed there's a slight de-lofting in the new Apex Pros from the 2014 Apex Pros, what was behind that decision made to raise the lofts slightly? Thanks y'all!

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[quote name='BeanieAZ' timestamp='1444140164' post='12417362']
I noticed there's a slight de-lofting in the new Apex Pros from the 2014 Apex Pros, what was behind that decision made to raise the lofts slightly? Thanks y'all!
[/quote]

Q&A is over and I am not with Callaway, but I believe that by putting more tungsten weights in the sole, they were able to increase launch angle a bit, so then they could subsequently make the lofts slightly stronger to make peak height/flight ideal and thus provide a small bump in distance.

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[quote name='jlukes' timestamp='1444141148' post='12417442']
[quote name='BeanieAZ' timestamp='1444140164' post='12417362']
I noticed there's a slight de-lofting in the new Apex Pros from the 2014 Apex Pros, what was behind that decision made to raise the lofts slightly? Thanks y'all!
[/quote]

Q&A is over and I am not with Callaway, but I believe that by putting more tungsten weights in the sole, they were able to increase launch angle a bit, so then they could subsequently make the lofts slightly stronger to make peak height/flight ideal and thus provide a small bump in distance.
[/quote]

If you actually look at the specs, what BeanieAZ is pointing out is that the Apex Pro 16's are in fact slightly weaker in loft than their predecessors, not stronger.

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[size=5][color=#b22222][b]GIVEAWAY RESULTS:[/b][/color][/size]

Thanks to everyone who entered. Any GolfWRX member who had a question answered by Callaway during the chat was entered in a random drawing for Callaway equipment. And the 2 winners are....

Apex Irons: [url="http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/user/48373-buddyroo/"]Buddyroo[/url]
Apex Hybrids: [url="http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/user/439-golfware/"]golfware[/url]

Congrats to everyone who entered and to Callaway for the chat & giveaway!

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Congrats to the winners!! It would be super nice to see more manufacturers do this on a regular basis.

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[quote name='Farrow' timestamp='1444143260' post='12417580']
[quote name='jlukes' timestamp='1444141148' post='12417442']
[quote name='BeanieAZ' timestamp='1444140164' post='12417362']
I noticed there's a slight de-lofting in the new Apex Pros from the 2014 Apex Pros, what was behind that decision made to raise the lofts slightly? Thanks y'all!
[/quote]

Q&A is over and I am not with Callaway, but I believe that by putting more tungsten weights in the sole, they were able to increase launch angle a bit, so then they could subsequently make the lofts slightly stronger to make peak height/flight ideal and thus provide a small bump in distance.
[/quote]

If you actually look at the specs, what BeanieAZ is pointing out is that the Apex Pro 16's are in fact slightly weaker in loft than their predecessors, not stronger.
[/quote]

Ah, delofting = less loft so that is what I thought he meant.

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[quote name='cliffhanger' timestamp='1444144557' post='12417682']
Congrats to the winners!! It would be super nice to see more manufacturers do this on a regular basis.
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It would but ive seen over time a lot of them get hammered on here of members so thats why we see very little of them,use to be a regular thing but guess no more,so thanks Cally

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[quote name='ron lefthanded holmes' timestamp='1444148954' post='12418078']
It would but ive seen over time a lot of them get hammered on here of members so thats why we see very little of them,use to be a regular thing but guess no more,so thanks Cally
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Truth. Two chats before, Harry was just abused by some members here. It was disgraceful. It was a LONG time before he came back.

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IRONS:  Callaway Rogue ST 4-AW

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[quote name='tbowles411' timestamp='1444149275' post='12418112']
[quote name='ron lefthanded holmes' timestamp='1444148954' post='12418078']
It would but ive seen over time a lot of them get hammered on here of members so thats why we see very little of them,use to be a regular thing but guess no more,so thanks Cally
[/quote]
Truth. Two chats before, Harry was just abused by some members here. It was disgraceful. It was a LONG time before he came back.
[/quote]

Lets hope its not a long time again my friend, as its great seeing them on here,

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[quote name='ron lefthanded holmes' timestamp='1444149483' post='12418142']
[quote name='tbowles411' timestamp='1444149275' post='12418112']
[quote name='ron lefthanded holmes' timestamp='1444148954' post='12418078']
It would but ive seen over time a lot of them get hammered on here of members so thats why we see very little of them,use to be a regular thing but guess no more,so thanks Cally
[/quote]
Truth. Two chats before, Harry was just abused by some members here. It was disgraceful. It was a LONG time before he came back.
[/quote]

Lets hope its not a long time again my friend, as its great seeing them on here,
[/quote]
True enough!

DRIVER:  Callaway Rogue ST 10.5

FAIRWAYS:  Callaway Rogue ST 3, 9, 11 Fairway Woods

HYBRIDS:  Callaway Big Bertha 3 Hybrid, Rogue ST 4 Hybrid

IRONS:  Callaway Rogue ST 4-AW

WEDGES:  Callaway Jaws Raw 50 S Grind, 54 S Grind, 58 Z Grind 

PUTTER:  Odyssey Toulon Las Vegas

BACKUPS:  Odyssey Toulon Garage Le Mans Tri-Hot 5K Double Wide, MannKrafted Custom, Slighter Custom

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WOW! Just checked in after playing golf this morning and what a surprise. Thanks Callaway and thanks GolfWRX. This is so perfect. I'm currently playing a 15 year old set of... Apex Irons...the Hogan ones made by Spalding. I definitely needed an upgrade and this is exactly what I want. And I just had a birthday so this is a great birthday present. Thanks much to everyone. This is great!

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[quote name='jlukes' timestamp='1444146645' post='12417874']
[quote name='Farrow' timestamp='1444143260' post='12417580']
[quote name='jlukes' timestamp='1444141148' post='12417442']
[quote name='BeanieAZ' timestamp='1444140164' post='12417362']
I noticed there's a slight de-lofting in the new Apex Pros from the 2014 Apex Pros, what was behind that decision made to raise the lofts slightly? Thanks y'all!
[/quote]

Q&A is over and I am not with Callaway, but I believe that by putting more tungsten weights in the sole, they were able to increase launch angle a bit, so then they could subsequently make the lofts slightly stronger to make peak height/flight ideal and thus provide a small bump in distance.
[/quote]

If you actually look at the specs, what BeanieAZ is pointing out is that the Apex Pro 16's are in fact slightly weaker in loft than their predecessors, not stronger.
[/quote]

Ah, delofting = less loft so that is what I thought he meant.
[/quote]

I misspoke (mistyped?), I meant that they made the lofts weaker. I correctly stated it in the next sentence. (Now to go back and make sure I actually DID state it correctly...) lol

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A big thanks too Callaway and golfwrx for the chat, and congrats to the winners of the iron set and hybrids.

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[quote name='bigcatbarstool' timestamp='1444246977' post='12423836']
is the apex pro comparable to the ap2 in terms of workability and shot dispersion?
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having tested both new models, i would say comparable.

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