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  • Originally posted by McLovin View Post
    finally got a chance to see these in person. gotta say, i was pretty disappointed. i’m already gaming a hybrid that pushes the limits of what i can handle size wise, and these aren’t going in the right direction. i’ll still hit it, but on aesthetics alone i am not very excited.

    ninja edit: silver face? what year is this?! no idea why they did that, but compared to others i found it to be close to a deal breaker unless somehow these outperform others by a long shot.
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    Give them a swing and see what you think. I couldn’t hit the original Apex hybrids to save my life. They were too small for my eye and a bit demanding for my skill level. I came from Rogues, which are bigger and kind of expected to be in a bigger profile hybrid (especially considering how truly gawdawful my swing was during the fitting). Jailbreak definitely helps here, the hybrids are quite accessible. Now if it’s purely aesthetics then that’s another story. The good news is there are plenty of options available to you in bigger profiles (FWIW, Army and Dazedmunds both rave about their Bertha hybrids, if you want to look for bigger profile within the Callaway lineup).
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    #100Birdies10kLaughs

    Team THP:
    PhillyV (The AssCap), ArmyGolf, dacatalyst41, Shanewu, BlueHen2006, KEV, mpeterson, Boder, Phil75070, rogt, ttucliffhanger, dazeedmonds

    In my Shadow Fuse or Alpha Convoy Grandaddy cart bag:
    Driver: EPIC Flash Sub Zero, Project X Smoke, 6.0
    FW: EPIC Flash, Project X Smoke, 6.0
    Hybrids: Apex 3h & 4h, PX Catalyst 6.0
    Irons: Apex Forged '19, UST Recoil ZT9 460, F3
    Wedges: 54* MD4 and 58* PM Grind 2.0, UST Recoil 95, F3 (tipped)
    Putter: Toulon Memphis
    Ball: Chrome Soft CS Truvis and ERC

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    • Originally posted by McLovin View Post
      finally got a chance to see these in person. gotta say, i was pretty disappointed. im already gaming a hybrid that pushes the limits of what i can handle size wise, and these arent going in the right direction. ill still hit it, but on aesthetics alone i am not very excited.

      ninja edit: silver face? what year is this?! no idea why they did that, but compared to others i found it to be close to a deal breaker unless somehow these outperform others by a long shot.


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      My initial reaction was pretty similar. My prior hybrid was and Adams pro and it is very traditional shaped and small. The Apex in comparison was bigger with the higher squared off toe, not something I was used to looking at.

      I got used to looking down at the Apex real quick and also noticed quite a few strikes were out towards that squared off area. Safe to safe the club builders at Callaway built them like that for a reason.

      So far these hybrids have been great for me, straight and very easy to launch.
      Proud member of Team THP in the 2018 Grandaddy with

      In my Grandaddy Alpha Convoy bag


      Driver Epic Flash w/ HZRDUS SMOKE
      Fairway Epic Flash 15 w/ EvenFlow Green
      Hybrid Apex 2H, 4H
      Irons Apex Forged CF19 5- PW
      Wedges MD4 48, 52 PM Grind 2.0 56
      Putter Stroke Lab Marxman
      Ball Chrome Soft

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      • That's a nice looking hybrid

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        • Of all the equipment I was fit into, so far the 2019 Apex hybrid has been my least favorite. Driver, fairways, irons, wedges, putter, ball, I just can't find anything to negative about even if I were to nitpick other than the color scheme on the driver and fairway woods.

          Just about every hybrid I've played over the years has been draw biased, or at least seemed that way. The '19 Apex, if anything, has seemed to be fade biased or there is something about how it sets up for me that causes me to leave more than my share out the the right with a push fade. On one par 5 where this is the perfect club distance-wise to use for my 2nd shot layup I have to be really, really careful as there is a creek that crosses the fairway and that then runs down the right side with the fairway sloping that way. I've put far too many into that creek!

          When I do hit it well I have found the trajectory very pleasing, high and the ball just seems to carry. On those shots I have also found the distance to be very consistent. Perhaps the '19 Apex is not as forgiving as I would like or need? I've actually thought about putting my old X-Hot back in the bag or possibly look into getting a Big Bertha hybrid if I can't get this straightened out.
          Proud Member of Team THP - 2018 Grandaddy with Callaway

          In my Alpha Convoy 514 Cart Bag:

          Driver: Epic Flash 10.5 (+1/D) - EvenFlow Green Shaft 45g 5.5
          FWs: 3W (+1/N) Epic Flash* - 5W (S/N) Epic Flash - EvenFlow Green Shaft 45g 5.5
          Hybrid: Big Bertha 4H (+1/N) - Recoil 760 Shaft F2
          Irons: Apex '19 5-AW - Recoil 760 Shafts F2
          Wedges: 52S* /56C MD4 / 60 PM 2.0 Grind* - all w/ Recoil 460 Shafts F2
          Putter: Stroke Lab Double Wide or Toulon Portland
          Ball: ERC Soft or Chrome Soft
          * Interchangeable - I carry 2 out of the three

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          • My 4 & 5 hybrids came today. There has been talk on the size of the 19 compared to the original. From front to back the 19 is 1/8 inch longer and 3/16 of an inch taller at the toe. To my eye it looks just a tad larger than the original but not so much that it's a distraction for me.

            I had tried the Epic hybrid last year but I hooked it to much and it was quite a bit larger than the original as seen in the last picture.
            Hoping to get out tomorrow and put them through there paces. If it will quit raining.

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            Last edited by Golfever; 01-22-2019, 07:03 PM.
            G Big Bertha EPIC SZ PUNCH or Coool 6S
            G Big Bertha Epic 3 SZ
            UST Proforce VTS 6
            G Big Bertha Epic Heavenwood
            UST Proforce VTS 6
            Apex19 4 and 5 Hybrids
            Catalyst HYB
            Apex CF19 6-Aw Recoil 780 Smacwrap Black matte
            RTX4 54 RTX 58CB
            EXO #7 & Toulon Stroke Lab Las Vegas
            Chrome Soft Truvis

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            • Originally posted by Phil75070 View Post
              Of all the equipment I was fit into, so far the 2019 Apex hybrid has been my least favorite. Driver, fairways, irons, wedges, putter, ball, I just can't find anything to negative about even if I were to nitpick other than the color scheme on the driver and fairway woods.

              Just about every hybrid I've played over the years has been draw biased, or at least seemed that way. The '19 Apex, if anything, has seemed to be fade biased or there is something about how it sets up for me that causes me to leave more than my share out the the right with a push fade. On one par 5 where this is the perfect club distance-wise to use for my 2nd shot layup I have to be really, really careful as there is a creek that crosses the fairway and that then runs down the right side with the fairway sloping that way. I've put far too many into that creek!

              When I do hit it well I have found the trajectory very pleasing, high and the ball just seems to carry. On those shots I have also found the distance to be very consistent. Perhaps the '19 Apex is not as forgiving as I would like or need? I've actually thought about putting my old X-Hot back in the bag or possibly look into getting a Big Bertha hybrid if I can't get this straightened out.
              I will take that fade on a hybrid!
              PING G400 MAX 9 Ping Tour 65 S
              Cobra F9 14.5 Fuji Atoms Blue 7 S
              PING G410 Hybrid 19 & 22 Ping Tour 85 S
              Mizuno MP-18 MMC DG105 S
              Cleveland RTX4 Raw 50 & 54 DG105 S
              Titleist SM7 Raw 58K DG Wedge
              Ping Nome TR or Cameron Golo 3

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              • Another first swing with this today. Actually took the plastic off the head as they were putting out the demo. I enjoyed the last version, and this seemed much the same. Only difference, DISTANCE. A 3 hybrid from my bag is usually a 220-225 carry on a well it ball. First swing with this was 240, high and straight. Had several in the 230, felt great, looks great, ball didn't go left or fade to far to the right. A 2 hybrid is in strong consideration to replace my 3 wood. I'll wait to compare it directly against the Ping G410 2H.
                Driver: G400 Max Alta Stiff 10.5
                Wood:
                Hybrid: G400 3H, 4H 70gram Alta Stiff
                Irons: i200 5-UW Tour Regular
                Wedge: Glide 2.0 Stealth 56 SS, 60ES Tour Regular
                Bag: Hoofer 14
                Putter: Sigma G 35in
                Rangefinder: GX2i3
                Ball: Z Star

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                • I hit the 5.5 Catalyst shaft at PGASS. Anyone know if that is what they are calling regular or stiff?
                  Ping G410 Plus 10.5 degree driver
                  Ping G410 #3h hybrid
                  Callaway Apex 19 6-PW forged irons
                  Mizuno S18 50 degree and 56 degree wedges
                  Ping Forged 60 degree wedge
                  Edel Custom putter (slow greens)
                  Odyssey #7 EXO putter (fast greens)
                  Taylormade TP5x
                  Sun Mountain Sync bag

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                  • Originally posted by cougar75 View Post
                    I hit the 5.5 Catalyst shaft at PGASS. Anyone know if that is what they are calling regular or stiff?
                    The 6.0 is stiff - so I believe the 5.5 is regular.
                    Proud member of Team THP in the 2018 Granddaddy with

                    Driver: Epic Flash With Custom HZRDUS Smoke
                    Fairway: Epic Flash with Tensei Blue 75
                    Hybrids: '19 Apex 3h and 4h with Catalyst 70
                    Irons: Apex Forged 5-PW w/ Elevate 95
                    Wedges: MD4 48-54-58 w/ Modus 105
                    Putter: Stroke Lab Three
                    Ball: Chrome Soft X

                    Thanks to PX and THP for an incredible Handcrafted Experience!

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                    • This is one AWESOME hybrid. I love how it sets up and the combination of ball speed/forgiveness is impressive, given the head size. It truly may be the best hybrid i have ever hit.
                      sigpicTenputt

                      My Cobra, Morgan Cup bag:
                      KING F9 SPEEDBACK Driver, 9*
                      KING F9 SPEEDBACK 3-4, 14.5*
                      KING F9 SPEEDBACK Tour 4-5, 17.5*
                      KING F9 SPEEDBACK Irons, 4 - gw
                      KING F9 Black Wedges, 54* and 58*
                      Putter: Piretti Matera Workshop

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                      • Anyone have a chance to get some solid launch monitor data yet? Still really curious about these, but the spin matters here for me.
                        WITB:
                        TaylorMade
                        - M6 9.0 -
                        UST Mamiya LIN-Q Blue 77F5
                        TaylorMade - Original One 13.5 - Fujikura Evolution V X
                        PING - G410 19.0/22.0 - Alta CB 70S
                        Callaway - Apex CF19 Combo 5-PW - True Temper Elevate X100
                        Cleveland - RTX4 Raw 48M/54M/60XL - DG TI S400
                        SWAG
                        - Tour Proto Savage Too -
                        Center-Shaft 373g
                        Taylormade - 2019 TP5x


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                        • Originally posted by Jman View Post
                          Anyone have a chance to get some solid launch monitor data yet? Still really curious about these, but the spin matters here for me.
                          My lunch hours got screwed up last week and I wasn't able to get to the simulator but I'm going to shoot for tomorrow.
                          Proud Team THP alum in #TheGrandaddy 2018

                          Driver:
                          Epic Flash 10.5* w/ XT60
                          3 Wood: Epic Flash Sub Zero 15* w/ XT60
                          5 Wood: Epic Flash Sub Zero 18* w/ XT60
                          Hybrid: Apex 23* w/ 80HY
                          Irons: Apex Pro 5-AW w/ Modus 3 Tour 105
                          Wedges: 56* MD4, 60* PM Grind w/ Modus 3 Tour 120
                          Putter: Azalea
                          Golf Ball: Chrome Soft X Triple Track




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                          • Originally posted by Jman View Post
                            Anyone have a chance to get some solid launch monitor data yet? Still really curious about these, but the spin matters here for me.
                            I was hitting the 4 h on GC2. I was seeing ball speed in the 125 range, launch around 14 to 15 and spin in the mid 4,000 to as high as 5,000. Subjectively, I felt it launched extremely well. I think it would fit your swing well. The shaft in the one I was hitting was just the stock Catalyst 70 6.0.
                            sigpicTenputt

                            My Cobra, Morgan Cup bag:
                            KING F9 SPEEDBACK Driver, 9*
                            KING F9 SPEEDBACK 3-4, 14.5*
                            KING F9 SPEEDBACK Tour 4-5, 17.5*
                            KING F9 SPEEDBACK Irons, 4 - gw
                            KING F9 Black Wedges, 54* and 58*
                            Putter: Piretti Matera Workshop

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                            • I'm not 100% sold on the 1019 Apex filling the one slot I have for a hybrid. I have hit some wonderful shots, nice trajectory, good distance, but I have also hit some that I just can't tolerate. It may just be me and the time of year, course conditions, being layered up against the cold and therefore turn restricted, or perhaps I need a little more forgiveness. I'll continue to give it a go as hopefully the weather conditions improve and will just have to see if it remains a permanent part of my setup.
                              Proud Member of Team THP - 2018 Grandaddy with Callaway

                              In my Alpha Convoy 514 Cart Bag:

                              Driver: Epic Flash 10.5 (+1/D) - EvenFlow Green Shaft 45g 5.5
                              FWs: 3W (+1/N) Epic Flash* - 5W (S/N) Epic Flash - EvenFlow Green Shaft 45g 5.5
                              Hybrid: Big Bertha 4H (+1/N) - Recoil 760 Shaft F2
                              Irons: Apex '19 5-AW - Recoil 760 Shafts F2
                              Wedges: 52S* /56C MD4 / 60 PM 2.0 Grind* - all w/ Recoil 460 Shafts F2
                              Putter: Stroke Lab Double Wide or Toulon Portland
                              Ball: ERC Soft or Chrome Soft
                              * Interchangeable - I carry 2 out of the three

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                              • I noticed you carry the new cobra f9 hybrid. I am looking at a new hybrid and the f9 and the new apex is what i am considering. which one do you prefer?
                                Wedges: CG 16 54 & 58
                                Trolley: Micro Cart
                                Driver::FT5 imix
                                3 wood: 909 3 wood
                                Hybrids: 4 and 5 Fli-Hi
                                Irons: JPX-800 6i-GW
                                Putter:

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