In the last month, I "upgraded" to the Callaway X-Forged from the Callaway X-22 Irons, and wanted to provide a little side-by-side analysis for those considering these irons.
Callaway golf has long been known for its long, forgiving Titleist AP1 712 Irons. They started the oversize driver rage in the early 90's with their original Big Bertha driver and have since seen over 10 new drivers come out since then. Over the years, Callaway has gone from simple hickory shafted wedges to some of the most technologically advanced golf equipment on the planet. Callaway has continued its dominance in the mid to high handicap market with its line of drivers, throw in the Ping K15 Driver, wedges, and recent purchase of Top Flite and Odyssey Golf, new "players" equipment and a great line of Callaway branded golf balls and you have the makings of a monster that will now be in the forefront of golf technology and design for years to come.
The X Forged irons are true "players" clubs. Callaway has not made Mizuno MP-63 Irons this close to a blade since the old Bobby Jones irons of the early 90's. The sleek, thin top line with less offset through the entire set really sets up to the eye of the better player. The notch weighting in each iron positions the clubs center of gravity perfectly for each club and provides the player a little added forgiveness on off center hits. There are many custom options available for this iron, like most Callaway products, and fitting through a Callaway club fitting center takes only a half hour or so. This has been a great club in Callaways lineup and will be back in 2008 along with a blade model as well, yes, thats right, a blade from Callaway!
Callaway's X-Forged irons are world class clubs for world class golfers - as used by, among others, Ernie Els. A forged, notch back blade iron designed for elite golfers seeking the ultimate in shot-making and distance control. Forged 1020 Carbon Steel Construction provides unmatched feel and performance, giving golfers incredibly soft, responsive feedback at impact. Tour-inspired styling with thin top-line, narrow sole, shorter blade length and minimal offset deliver the aesthetics and shot-shaping ability better players demand. Flighted CG (Centre of Gravity) Design has centre of gravity strategically positioned lower in the long irons and progressively moves higher through the Ping G20 Pink Driver, providing ideal trajectories and precision distance control. Notch Back Design increases stability through impact, enhances feel and keeps the CG close to the face for maximum workability.
All in all, the Callaway X-Forged Irons, which is in the hot list on http://www.discountovergolf.com/ stand out as a superior forged iron set with excellent performance and with remarkable forgiveness for a player's iron as well.