Callaway Apex DCB Vs Ping G710 Comparison And Review
Many mid to high handicap players struggle to find a set of game-improvement irons that don’t feel crummy. While feel may not be your main concern as a new player, you still want to invest in a set of irons that will be helpful to you as you improve.
This is where the Ping G710 and Callaway Apex DCB irons come in. Both of these iron sets are made of premium materials that belie their game-improvement performance. Take a look at what you need to know about these irons in the following comparison.
Ping G710 Irons Overview
The Ping G710 irons are claimed to be the company’s longest and most forgiving. However, they sport a number of periphery features that make this set a must-play.
First off, the face of these irons are made of miraging steel. Miraging steel is one of the strongest alloys in the world and it is usually reserved for tour-grade and premium clubs. The feel and distance you get from the miraging steel is astounding.
The miraging steel face is coupled with 17-4 stainless steel in the body. This combo gives these irons a metal-wood dynamic that produces a good amount of flex – further cementing these irons as distance/game-improvement irons.
Then there is the black hydropearl finish which is supposed to help repel water and improve performance in wet conditions although we were unable to confirm this as we tested these irons on a sunny day. Still, the black finish makes these irons look sharp.
Callaway Apex DCB Irons Overview
The Callaway Apex DCB are also made of premium 1025 mild carbon steel.
Right off the bat, the Callaway Apex DCB irons did not play as long as the G710’s. However, they surpass the G710’s in terms of feel thanks to the softer mild carbon steel construction. One of the things we noticed as we made our way down the set was the helpful CG placement.
Th Callaway Apex DCB irons feature progressive CG weighting via high-density tungsten that made the long irons play long and the short irons play more accurately. The Callaway Apex DCB irons also feature Callaway’s Flash Face Cup design which helps with forgiveness on mis-hits.
It’s hard to argue with the distance and feel you get from the G710’s. They also performed comparably to the Callaway Apex DCB irons around the pin. We would give the slight edge to the Ping G710’s in this comparison.