I have to admit, for the longest time, I had never been a big fan of Callaway irons. However, over the past few years, they’ve really made a shift towards a more ‘classic’ look, something I’m always on the eye out for. Perhaps I’m a purest or old-fashioned… I don’t know… but I do know I like the look of the new X-Forged irons.
These irons were crafted by Callaway’s chief designer, none other than Roger Cleveland. They’re composed of 1025 carbon steel and offer that amazing buttery feel you’re used to in a top-of-the-line forged iron.
In this design, Roger not only integrated a new face design, he also optimized the sole profile for much more solid feel and solid contact through the turf.
The X-Forged irons feature 20* closed space V grooves. They’re tightly spaced and impart a little more spin than you’re used to with traditionally grooved irons. Callaway ensures us that these are the most precise grooves they’ve ever constructed, and they’re designed to offer more control and shot-shaping accuracy.
Fit and Finish
While a soft satin finish seems to be preferred by most (at least for wedges), Callaway has opted for a bright chrome finish on the X-Forged irons. They look smart and classic at address, and I love it.
Project X PXI Shaft
All X-Forged irons come stock with the Project X PXI shaft. In the PXI you get a shaft that features constant weight from base to tip. Also, it’s lighter than what you might be used to, and offers a softer feel from shot to shot. All things considered, the PXI is optimized for maximum spin and feel, and I doubt any of us would turn away some extra spin or feel in our games… am I right?
This set really is beautiful. Take in some key hero shots below from our friends at Callaway.
The Low Down
If you’re looking for a high-end, forged iron set, the Callaway X-Forged irons are worth some serious consideration. You can find them at your local golf retailer, where they sell for around $999.99 (MSRP). For more details, visit Callaway Golf.