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The 2021 Golf Digest Hot List issue is out, and there’s so much great news to cover for Callaway. Apex was the ONLY iron this year to earn 20 out of 20 stars, Epic was a standout performer, White Hot OG Mallets earned the most stars of any putter, and we had the most gold medals for any brand. Let’s take you through the highlights from the extensive performance testing:

Apex 21 Irons Stand Alone (20 out of 20 Stars)

There’s nothing like our best, and that’s Apex. Hot List clearly agreed, as the Apex 21 Irons were the ONE and ONLY irons in any category to receive 20 out of 20 stars. That’s incredible validation and as one tester said, “You get a lot of distance without sacrificing feel.”

The entire Apex Family had an outstanding showing, as Apex Pro 21 Irons received 5 stars for performance, and the new Apex DCB was the only iron in the game-improvement section to earn 5 stars in performance, innovation, and look/sound/feel. In the hybrids category, Apex earned 5 stars in performance, innovation, and look/sound/feel too.


Epic Continues to Impress


Our new drivers were 5-star recipients for performance and innovation, and the Hot List panel said that Epic creates “explosive distance” off the tee. Epic is framing the future of speed, and it continues to impress on Tour as well. FedExCup leader Xander Schauffele, Jon Rahm, and recent Tour winner Si-Woo Kim are among the many players who are using our new drivers, and in fact 35 of these new models went into play when they debuted on the European Tour.

The new Epic Fairway Woods received 20 out of 20 stars and one tester commented, “I swung as hard as I wanted (to) and the ball went straight.” These new fairway woods feature our Jailbreak A.I. Velocity Blades that promote exceptional ball speeds all across the face.

Odyssey Putters Outperform The Competition

Whit Hot OG Mallets stood out by earning the most stars of ANY putter in the 2021 Hot List. These new mallets and blades both took home 5 stars for performance and 5 stars for look/sound/feel thanks to the legendary White Hot insert formulation. The panel said that mallets provided a “muted, soft sound and gentle sensation at contact” while the blades were “right up there with the best you’ll find.”

Speaking of new putters, the brand-new Odyssey Ten lineup received a gold medal as well and Golf Digest noted that “what they’re doing here really enhances alignment.” The new 2-Ball Ten is already our #1 Putter model on Tour, and Jon Rahm has one in his bag.

We’re excited to celebrate another spectacular showing in Hot List, and we want to congratulate our world-class R&D team on this incredible recognition for our new product lineup! For more on all of our new clubs, and to find out what’s right for your game, keep it right here on Callawaygolf.com.

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