This weekend at range there happened to be a Callaway demo day. So after I finished hitting my bucket of balls I went over to check out what was going. So when I got over to the tent I start digging through the bags of clubs that they have out in search of something that peaks my interest and I want to hit. I am left handed and if you are too you will understand my envy of right handed golfers at these events. Usually its slim pickings when it comes to finding lefty equipment to try at demo events and much to their credit Callaway is one of the better manufactures at providing left a left handed selection.
So while I searched I was approached by a Callaway rep who asked me if there was something I was looking for that he could help me find. So I told him that I was looking for a left handed x forged iron to try out. The rep joined me in my search, but after a few more minutes with no luck the rep told me to wait there, that he had something in the truck that I might be interested in.
After a couple minutes the rep returned with an iron in his hand. He showed me the club and explained that it was the 2011 X Forged Razor iron. The cool tech behind the iron that the Callaway engineers cooked up addresses the change in the groove rule by the USGA. On the face of the iron there is almost twice as many groves as what you see on a traditional iron, albeit much smaller grooves. So while the grooves are less aggressive there are more of them to try to maintain spin. Also interesting is that there will be Callaway Razor hybrids that you will be able to replace some of your long irons if you desire, much the same way that Adams Golf has been configuring their iron sets for a couple years now.
Overall I was really impressed with the design, aesthetics, and technology packed into Callaway’s X Forged Razor irons. For comparisons sake I currently bag a set of Cobra Pro Forged CB. Callaway’s x forged have a slightly larger club head, but the topline is thinner than the Cobra Pro CB, which results in a nice balance. The stock shaft in the X Forge is Project X Flighted. I liked them and they provided a nice trajectory although I would order them in Dynamic Golds because I prefer their feel over the Project X.
If I was in the market for a forged players iron Callaway’s X Forged Razor would be high on my list. Callaway’s new wedges will also have the same groove technology and I will be on my wish list for next season. I have to give thanks the Callaway Rep who showed me the iron and let me snap some pics. Also two thumbs up to Callaway for their lefty support.