Callaway Apex DCB Vs Callaway Rogue Irons Comparison And Review
Callaway is a solid choice if you’re in the market for a new set of irons.
Of course, price and the needs of your game will likely be your biggest determining factors when making a decision.
Then there are always the minute differences that can be unforeseen deal-breakers.
However, in the following review we will expose some of these minute details so you can make the most informed purchasing decision.
Callaway Apex DCB Irons Overview
With the DCB Apex irons, Callaway set out to make the forged feel of premium performance irons accessible to mid and high handicappers.
The Callaway Apex DCB irons are the most forgiving in the Apex series. They feature the widest sole width and pronounced offset.
They also feature a deep cavity back design to promote distance and forgiveness.
Still, the 100% forged mild carbon steel belies all of these forgiveness features. The Apex DCB irons feel great.
The 1025 carbon steel gives them a soft and comfortable feel that mid to high handicappers will get a kick out of.
The Apex DCB and Rogue irons have some similar features. For instance, both of these iron sets feature Tungsten energy cores to help lower CG.
They also have a Face Cup design to help increase forgiveness around the perimeter of the faces.
Callaway Rogue Irons Overview
The Callaway Rogue irons don’t have the forged feel that the Apex DCB irons do but they’re still pretty good at dampening harsh vibrations.
That’s because they feature a layer of urethane microspheres inside the heads.
The Callaway Rogue’s also have slightly stronger lofts in the 4, 8 and 9 irons (20.5, 34.5 and 39 degrees respectively compared to the 20, 34 and 38 degrees of the corresponding Apex DCB irons).
The Callaway Rogue irons were also more forgiving overall. Even though both of these irons are marketed toward high handicap players, we feel that the rogue irons will be more comfortable in the hands of beginners.
The Callaway Rogue’s also utilize the same distance technology as the Apex DCB’s: tungsten energy core weights and the Cup Face technology.
However, the wider soles of the DCB’s did help produce better launch angles.
If you are strictly looking for the best beginner iron set; the Callaway Rogue irons would be the best choice.
If you want superior feel and decent short game accuracy; the Callaway Apex DCB’s would be the best call.