Callaway updates popular Apex UW utility wood | First Look

2023 Callaway Apex UW hero

Callaway's new Apex UW offers improved performance and turn interaction.

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One new club line is good, but two is even better.

On Tuesday, Callaway announced the release of two new iterations of its Callaway Apex series: irons and utility woods.

To go along with the release of the newest Callaway Apex iron series, the engineering team at Callaway also updated their popular Apex UW utility wood for improved performance and more consistent ball flight.

For those that need a refresher, the Callaway UW is designed to offer the best of both worlds by combining fairway wood and hybrid attributes to create a club with neutral ball flight properties and precise distance control for skilled players.

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The 2023 Callaway Apex UW will come in lofts of 17°, 18°, and 21° Callaway Golf

“It’s a very precise club built to produce a neutral ball flight so players can work it either way that they want, including on different trajectories,” said Brian Williams, VP of Callaway R&D.

What’s new in the Apex UW

From an internal technology perspective, the 2023 Callaway UW has been upgraded to incorporate popular technologies from the Paradym line — including batwing technology to stiffen the body and produce more ball speed on off-center hits.

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Batwing construction in the new Apex UW Callaway Golf

That goes along with the A.I-designed C300 maraging steel face to add more flex around the entire face, stabilizing ball speeds for better distance control.

2023 Callaway UW Face
The curved leading edge makes the Apex UW easy to hit from almost any lie Jonathan Wall

On the outside, the look from address is extremely familiar to the previous model, based on feedback from tour players and Callaway’s extensive professional staff, but when you flip the clubhead over, things change quickly.

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The sole of the 2023 Callaway UW Jonathan Wall

The UW sole uses Callaway’s cutwave design to help optimize turf interaction from a variety of lies and conditions — and helps to further enhance the center of gravity.

Price and availability

The Callaway Apex UW is priced at $299 and will come stock with the Mitsubishi MMT 70 or 80-gram graphite shaft. It will come in lofts of 17°, 18°, and 21° (right-hand only).

The new Callaway Apex UW and Apex Irons go on pre-sale starting August 18th and will be in retail stores starting September 8th.

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Ryan Barath Editor

Ryan Barath is GOLF Magazine and’s senior editor for equipment. He has an extensive club-fitting and -building background with more than 20 years of experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour players. Before joining the staff, he was the lead content strategist for Tour Experience Golf, in Toronto, Canada.