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What are the Apex 4 shafts and Opinions on Apex 50 Baldes?
Hey all,

I need some help here. What type of shaft is the Apex 4 steel found in Ben Hogan irons? i heard some peole say they are rifle brand, but how do they play? Tip stif, High bend point, mid kick, ect...? Also what can you compare them too?

Second question: Anyone here play Ben Hogan Apex 50 blades? If so what do you think?
Thanks, Gio
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I always thought the Apex shaft was made by True Temper. I had a set of Apex Plus irons in 2000 which were #4 shafts. I find them to be slightly less stiff than a TT DG S300, probably closer to Rifles 5.5.

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For many years, the Apex shaft was made for Hogan by True Temper and was a variant of the Dynalite shaft which was a mid bend point, softer tip shaft. Lately, Royal Precision was making the shaft.

 

Apex 4 is stiff, 3 is regular, 5 is "X", 2 is senior.

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Thanks guys, I am still in testing mode and just cant decide on what irons are right for me this season. I really want to make an effort to play one set for a few seasons.

 

I just cant seem to feel teh forgivness factor that the 690.CB, MP30, Apex Pro/FTX, CG2,Rac CB vs. MP33, Apex 50, CG1, 690.MB, Rac MB.

 

I hit them all side by side at the Golf Show in NJ yesterday and the only Forged cavity that actually was forgiving to me was the MP60, which I did not mention above.

 

I have played blades all my life and always go back to them, but I feel at my HC being a 12 that I look like a fool on the first tee hitting a 3 iron Butter knife.

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The Apex Golden Anniversary 50's in my bag are fantastic clubs.

 

They are Apex 4 stiffs and do not seem any different than the Apex 4's in my old set of Apex Edge Pros.

 

They offer the ultimate in workability, but at a lower trajectory compared to other sticks.

Is there any difference between the Apex 50 and the Anniversary 50 or is it just the cord grips and engravings? Have you hit any other blades and could you tell me how these compare to them? thanks a bunch

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