Titleist AP3 718 Vs. Callaway Apex Pro Irons Comparison Overview
Player’s irons can be a bit tricky. Some manufacturers try to make player’s irons that feel more like distance irons. Some go the other way and design player’s irons that lean closer to tour-grade irons.
Today we are going to be taking a look at 2 player’s iron sets that have similar designs but cater to different types of players.
Will the Titleist AP3 718 irons or the Callaway Apex Pro irons be better for your game? Find out in the following comparison article.
Callaway Apex Pr Irons Overview
The Callaway Apex Pro’s and the Titleist AP3 718 irons have some common features but you will need to have a pretty well-rounded skill set to get optimal value from the Apex Pro’s.
The Apex Pro’s are the only irons in the Apex family to sport a muscle back design – the others are cavity backs.
Right off the bat, that should tell you that the Callaway Apex Pro irons are not for the feint of heart.
You need a good swing speed and good swing accuracy to get any kind of distance with these irons.
However, the Apex Pro’s have a hollow body design that was meant to allow the face to flex to a high degree.
If you can make consistent contact with a smaller iron head profile then the Apex Pro’s will perform very well in terms of distance.
They also have a smooth, buttery feel thanks to a 1025 forged steel body.
Titleist AP3 718 Irons Overview
Like the Callaway Apex Pro irons, the Titleist AP3 718’s were designed with a hollow body to push ball speed. Unlike the Apex pro’s though, they are more forgiving.
The Titleist AP3 718’s have a moderately compact head design. They actually sit between the AP1 and AP2 irons in terms of head size so they are a good middle ground.
You can expect about the same distance with the Titleist AP3 718’s as with the Apex Pro’s.
With the Titleist AP3 718 irons, it became apparent that Titleist wanted to make a player’s iron that felt and performed more like a distance iron while the Apex Pro irons had more of a pure player’s iron feel.
Overall, we liked the superior forged feel of the Callaway Apex Pro irons. They also provided good short-game accuracy – though it should be noted that the Titleist AP3 718’s were also very accurate around the green.