Jump to content

2021 Callaway Apex MB, X Forged CB, X Forged UT irons (in-hand pics)


Recommended Posts

I've never really been a Callaway iron guy however, the ability to adjust headweight somewhere other than the hosel is very meaningful to a guy who must play graphite in his irons.  I'm due for irons and I'll be giving these a strong look.

  • Thanks 1

PXG 0311X 9°, Ventus Black 6s
Titleist TSI2 15°, Ventus Red 7s
Callaway XR Pro 20°, Project X LZ s

Srixon ZX5 4 iron , KBS TGI 95
Srixon ZZ7 5-PW, KBS TGI 95 
Ping Glide 3.0 50° & 56° SS, 60° TS, KBS TGI 95 
Ping Ketsch Armlock, BGT Stability

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I just love the look of these.  Looks like a lot of mass behind the ball.  

 

irons-x-forged-cb-lifestyle___2.jpg.82612210d06bbe02cec45795c7d362fe.jpg

X-FORGED-CB-STUDIO-012-2020.jpg.c0475e86a241b62d5277a387aff6a26b.jpg

32913218_image(11).jpg.f4bbd4d8d1c31519011e2dd9f47b0b4e.jpg

APEX-MB-1355.jpg

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Ping G425 LST 10.5* w/Accra TZ5 M5 tipped 1"
Callaway Mavrik SZ 15* 3 Wood w/Ventus Red 7X 1.5" tipping
Taylormade Sim2 15* w/Riptide 80TX
Callaway Apex TCB 4-PW w/MCA MMT 125TX
Scotty Cameron Special Select Newport 2 w/Stability Tour Black
Callaway MD5 Jaws 52, 58, 64
Callaway Chrome Soft X Triple Track or Srixon Z Star XV

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I am mixed on these. The blade looks great, I want to hit it, but man, I cant get past the CB and UT  2-bolt Frankenstein look of these irons... perfect for an october halloween release though.  I want to hit them.  

Ping G410 LST 9* Ping Tour 173-65 X
Ping G400 3W Ping Tour 173-75 S
Ping G400 3 Hybrid 19* Ping Tour 173-85 S
Ping G400 4 Hybrid 22* MB Chem C6 80 S
Ping i500 3-U Orange Dot +1/2 Project X LZ 6.5
Ping Glide Forged 54* 
Ping Glide Forged 58*
Kirkland Sig KS1 w/ Weight kit

Ping Anser Sigma 2 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Im thinking UT 24, 5,6,7, CB 1 degree weak, 8,9,W,W Blade MMTX105. id probable order now if i could

 

SIM Max USA Edition First Responders Tensei AV Raw Blue 6TX

Titleist TSI3 15 Tensei AV White 7x

PXG 0341X Gen2 18 (16.5)HZRDUS Smoke
PXG 0317X Gen 2 17 (18.5) Evenflow Handcrafted 6.5

PXG 0317X Gen 2 22 Riptide 6.5

Mizuno MP-20 MMC 5-P $ Taper 120
Vokey SM8 Blackout 50.08F
Vokey SM8 Blackout 54.10S
Mizuno S-21 58.08 
Scotty Cameron H20 11.5 Prototype
TP5 Yellow
 
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Good looking clubs.  I have to repeat that I'm disappointed (AGAIN) that Callaway has chosen to release the Apex MB with the X Forged CB apart from the rest of their Apex line which limits combo opportunities.

 

If I were in the market for irons and preferred Callaway I'd have to wait until the remaining pieces of their lineup will come out to test.

default_callaway-small.jpg.0667322081ba61f1e13fcf849463e542.jpg

Epic Speed 9 degree (8°)- Hzrdus Yellow Handcrafted
Epic Flash Sub Zero 3W (16°)- Hzrdus Smoke
Epic Speed 7w (21°) - Aldila Rogue 130 MSI 80g

Apex 4 (23°) Hybrid
'18 Apex MB (8-PW) and '19 Apex Pro (5-7i) Nippon Pro Modus 105 s
MD5 50°, Jaws Full Toe54°, 58° PM Grind
Toulon Odyssey Chicago (or Atlanta or Las Vegas)
Ball: Chromesoft X Triple Track
 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

17 minutes ago, cmatthews77 said:

Good looking clubs.  I have to repeat that I'm disappointed (AGAIN) that Callaway has chosen to release the Apex MB with the X Forged CB apart from the rest of their Apex line which limits combo opportunities.

 

If I were in the market for irons and preferred Callaway I'd have to wait until the remaining pieces of their lineup will come out to test.

Relax, wait 3 months and they’re coming out.....

Link to comment
Share on other sites

37 minutes ago, cmatthews77 said:

Good looking clubs.  I have to repeat that I'm disappointed (AGAIN) that Callaway has chosen to release the Apex MB with the X Forged CB apart from the rest of their Apex line which limits combo opportunities.

 

If I were in the market for irons and preferred Callaway I'd have to wait until the remaining pieces of their lineup will come out to test.

I think the only thing the Apex MB and the rest of the Apex line share is the name. They're also multi material like this X Forged CB.  If anything, the X Forged CB will likely pair better with the MB since it doesn't utilize the cup face that Apex does.  Ball speed and spin numbers should transition nicely from Apex MB and X Forged CB, at least according to the 2nd Swing video above.  Plus, this time around, it looks like the finish between the MB and X Forged CB match so it should blend really well aesthetically.  

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 1

Ping G425 LST 10.5* w/Accra TZ5 M5 tipped 1"
Callaway Mavrik SZ 15* 3 Wood w/Ventus Red 7X 1.5" tipping
Taylormade Sim2 15* w/Riptide 80TX
Callaway Apex TCB 4-PW w/MCA MMT 125TX
Scotty Cameron Special Select Newport 2 w/Stability Tour Black
Callaway MD5 Jaws 52, 58, 64
Callaway Chrome Soft X Triple Track or Srixon Z Star XV

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I am starting to like the look more than I did when I first came across pictures on the Callaway Japan site.  I'm not a fan of the look of the weight port on the MB but love the idea of being able adjust swing weight without affecting the center of gravity.  As for the CB, I like the look, kind of a no-nonsense industrial look, but I don't know what the point is in forging the body of a hollow iron that has a 17-4 steel face.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I thought the 2018 X Forged had too much offset, and it looks like the new cbs are just as bad, if not worse.  This is unfortunate, as the x forged line has had some excellent models.  Anyone hear any rumors of a dot version in the works that may help correct this?

[b]Driver[/b]: [color=#0000ff]TM SIM 9*, Fuji Ventus Black 6X[/color]
[b]Fairway Wood: [color=#0000ff]TM SIM 14*, Fuji Ventus Blue 7X[/color]
[b]Hybrid[/b]: [color=#0000ff]TM SIM Max 19*, Tensei Pro White 90S[/color]
[b]4-9 iron[/b]: [color=#0000ff]Miura CB57, KBS C-Taper Lite X[/color] 
[b]PW, GW[/b]: [color=#0000ff]Titleist SM8, KBS C-Taper Lite X[/color]
[b]Sand, Lob[/b]: [color=#0000ff]Titleist SM8, Dynamic Gold 120 S400 Tour Issue[/color]
[b]Putter[/b]: [color=#0000ff]Toulon Las Vegas, Stroke Lab[/color] 
[b]Ball[/b]: [color=#0000ff]Titleist ProV1, Titleist AVX

Link to comment
Share on other sites

As a previous gamer of 2007 X Forged and someone who thinks the previous version of the X Forged were just about perfect.....I do not like these at all.  I applaud the tech integrated for customization, but dang....ugly.   P7MC or JPX 921 Tour still top the lusty pure forged CB releases this year.  

  • Like 1

TaylorMade SIM2 10.5*, Ventus Black 6X 
TaylorMade SIM2 3W 15*, Ventus Blue 7X
TaylorMade SIM2 3H 19.5*, Ventus Blue 9X

TaylorMade P770 4,5; P7MC 6-PW, DG TI X100
TaylorMade MG3 50 SB, 54 SB, 58 LB

Scotty Cameron Phantom 5.5 (2021) / TaylorMade Spider X 

Vessel Player 3 DXR


 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Obviously ill wait to see them but after seeing Kiz’s bag, I’m a lot less excited now. Why cant anyone make a 9 and a wedge that looks like a 7 iron. 

SIM Max USA Edition First Responders Tensei AV Raw Blue 6TX

Titleist TSI3 15 Tensei AV White 7x

PXG 0341X Gen2 18 (16.5)HZRDUS Smoke
PXG 0317X Gen 2 17 (18.5) Evenflow Handcrafted 6.5

PXG 0317X Gen 2 22 Riptide 6.5

Mizuno MP-20 MMC 5-P $ Taper 120
Vokey SM8 Blackout 50.08F
Vokey SM8 Blackout 54.10S
Mizuno S-21 58.08 
Scotty Cameron H20 11.5 Prototype
TP5 Yellow
 
Link to comment
Share on other sites

9 hours ago, Yzmerf said:

Obviously ill wait to see them but after seeing Kiz’s bag, I’m a lot less excited now. Why cant anyone make a 9 and a wedge that looks like a 7 iron. 

You might be in luck, the New cobra blades are suppose to be made from that principle.  Hopefully they will make it more appealing from a cost standpoint. 
 

Also from the one address position I saw from a straight down address position, the x forged cb looks good with not much offset. Either way I hope you find what you are liking for!

  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, geakins said:

You might be in luck, the New cobra blades are suppose to be made from that principle.  Hopefully they will make it more appealing from a cost standpoint. 
 

Also from the one address position I saw from a straight down address position, the x forged cb looks good with not much offset. Either way I hope you find what you are liking for!

Its not just the offset, I played with Eye2's for a long time. I just hate the rounded shape on the short irons. We will see.

SIM Max USA Edition First Responders Tensei AV Raw Blue 6TX

Titleist TSI3 15 Tensei AV White 7x

PXG 0341X Gen2 18 (16.5)HZRDUS Smoke
PXG 0317X Gen 2 17 (18.5) Evenflow Handcrafted 6.5

PXG 0317X Gen 2 22 Riptide 6.5

Mizuno MP-20 MMC 5-P $ Taper 120
Vokey SM8 Blackout 50.08F
Vokey SM8 Blackout 54.10S
Mizuno S-21 58.08 
Scotty Cameron H20 11.5 Prototype
TP5 Yellow
 
Link to comment
Share on other sites

17 minutes ago, Wardonation said:

I just saw on Anthony Taranto IG that he is doing a "raw" set for Xander, you know those have to be "dot" heads...

Whoa, those things look so bad a**. With no face cup on these, I don't know that they'd need a dot set unless we're talking some other changes. It kind of sounds like the face plate on these is kind of similar to the dots. I am curious to see if his set is different though.

 

I want to compare them head to head when I get a chance. As soon as they're in the shop I'll be putting them up against the Apex Pro dots and some Apex MB's.

  • Like 1

Ping G425 LST 10.5* w/Accra TZ5 M5 tipped 1"
Callaway Mavrik SZ 15* 3 Wood w/Ventus Red 7X 1.5" tipping
Taylormade Sim2 15* w/Riptide 80TX
Callaway Apex TCB 4-PW w/MCA MMT 125TX
Scotty Cameron Special Select Newport 2 w/Stability Tour Black
Callaway MD5 Jaws 52, 58, 64
Callaway Chrome Soft X Triple Track or Srixon Z Star XV

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Our picks

    • 2021 RSM Classic - Discussion and Links
      2021 RSM Classic - Monday
      2021 RSM Classic - Tuesday #1
      2021 RSM Classic - Tuesday #2
       
       
      Trey Mullinax - WITB - 2021 RSM Classic
      Brett Drewitt - WITB - 2021 RSM Classic
      Matt Wallace - WITB - 2021 RSM Classic
      Josh Creel - WITB - 2021 RSM Classic
      Ben Crane - WITB - 2021 RSM Classic
      Justin Lower - WITB - 2021 RSM Classic
      Adam Svensson - WITB - 2021 RSM Classic
      Brendon Todd - WITB - 2021 RSM Classic
      Webb Simpson - WITB - 2021 RSM Classic
      Chesson Hadley - WITB - 2021 RSM Classic
      Kiradech Aphibarnrat - WITB - 2021 RSM Classic
      Bill Haas - WITB - 2021 RSM Classic
      Max Homa - WITB - 2021 RSM Classic
      Nick Watney - WITB - 2021 RSM Classic
       
       
      New Odyssey Tri Hot putters - 2021 RSM Classic
       
       
       
       
      • 1 reply
    • 2021 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open - Discussion & Links
      Please put any questions or comments here
       
      Pat Perez - WITB @ 2021 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open
      Tony Finau - WITB @ 2021 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open
      Kramer Hickok - WITB @ 2021 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open
      Paul Barjon - WITB @ 2021 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open
      Nate Lashley - WITB @ 2021 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open
      Seamus Powers - WITB @ 2021 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open
      Dylan Frittelli - WITB @ 2021 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open
      C.T. Pan - WITB @ 2021 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open
      Chase Koepka - WITB @ 2021 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open
      Branden Grace - WITB @ 2021 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open
      Marc Leishman - WITB @ 2021 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open
      Martin Laird - WITB @ 2021 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open
      Shane Lowery - WITB - @ 2021 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open
       
      Cameron CT T-11 putter - WITB @ 2021 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open
      New Graphite Design shafts - WITB @ 2021 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open
      Cameron cover from 2021 ZOZO Championship - @ 2021 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open
      Bettinardi covers - @ 2021 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open
      Cameron CT putters - @ 2021 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open
       
       
      2021 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open - Tuesday #1
      2021 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open - Tuesday #2
      2021 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open - Tuesday #3
      2021 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open - Tuesday #4
      2021 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open - Wednesday #1
      2021 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open - Wednesday #2
      2021 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open - Wednesday #3
       
       
       
       
      • 1 reply
    • APPLY NOW: L.A.B. Golf MEZZ.1 Putter (Early Access) Member Testing! 10 Testers Needed!
      L.A.B. Golf is choosing ten GolfWRX members to receive their MEZZ.1 putter early and put their brand new product to the test before reporting back to the community about what they see. The selected testers will be one of the first to experience the MEZZ.1 from L.A.B. GOLF, their newest Lie Angle Balanced design, ahead of it's January 2022 launch!
       
      About The L.A.B. Golf Mezz.1 Putter
      MEZZ.1 is our new mid-mallet putter that’s fully CNC machined from a billet of 6061 aircraft aluminum (body) and 303 stainless steel (midsection) to create our best-feeling — and we think best looking — putter to date. It includes 10 weights (eight on the bottom, two on the sides) that allow us to individually build each putter to a golfer’s exact specifications.
       
      How To Apply
      In a post below, answer the following questions.
       
      1. City, State?
      2. Handicap?
      3. What is your current putter?
      4. Have you ever used a L.A.B. Golf putter?
      5. Why do you want to review the MEAZZ.1 putter?
      6. Do you agree to participate in an ongoing testing thread, posting reviews and photos?
       
      That's it! @labgolf and GolfWRX will choose the testers in about 2 weeks! This testing event is for good-standing members in the USA only!
       
        • Thanks
        • Like
      • 435 replies
    • 2021 CJ Cup at The Summit Club - Discussion and Links
      Please put any questions or comments here
       
       
      2021 CJ Cup at The Summit Club - Tuesday #1
      2021 CJ Cup at The Summit Club - Tuesday #2
       
       
      Adam Scott - WITB - 2021 CJ Cup at The Summit Club
      Justin Rose - WITB - 2021 CJ Cup at The Summit Club
      Collin Morikawa - WITB - 2021 CJ Cup at The Summit Club
      Jason Day - WITB - 2021 CJ Cup at The Summit Club
      Justin Thomas - WITB - 2021 CJ Cup @ The Summit Club
      Erik Van Rooyen - WITB - 2021 CJ Cup @ The Summit Club
      Matt Jones - WITB - 2021 CJ Cup at The Summit Club
      Cam Davis - WITB - 2021 CJ Cup at The Summit Club
      Cam Smith - WITB - 2021 CJ Cup at The Summit Club
      Byeong Hun An - WITB - 2021 CJ Cup at The Summit Club
      Min Kyu - WITB - 2021 CJ Cup at The Summit Club
      Joohyung Kim - WITB - 2021 CJ Cup @ The Summit Club
      Tommy Fleetwood - WITB - 2021 CJ Cup @ The Summit Club
      Jordan Spieth - WITB - 2021 CJ Cup @ The Summit Club
      Lucas Glover - WITB - 2021 CJ Cup @ The Summit Club
      Keegan Bradley - WITB - 2021 CJ Cup @ The Summit Club
       
       
       
      Gary Woodland's new Cameron putter - 2021 CJ Cup @ The Summit Club
      Kevin Na's new Odyssey/Toulon putter - 2021 CJ Cup @ The Summit Club
      Jucie wedges & Proto irons - 2021 CJ Cup at The Summit Club
       
       
       
       
      • 6 replies
    • 2021 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open WITB Photos- Discussion & Links
      Please put any questions or comments here...
       
      Links:
       
      Harry Higgs - WITB - 2021 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
      Ian Poulter - WITB - 2021 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
      Corey Conners - WITB - 2021 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
      Harry Higgs - WITB - 2021 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
      Matt NeSmith - WITB - 2021 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
      Doug Ghim - WITB - 2021 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
      New Cameron Las Vegas covers - 2021 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
      New Project X HZRDUS Smoke RDX shafts - 2021 Shriners Hospitals doe Children Open
       
       

       
        • Like
      • 15 replies

×
×
  • Create New...