2018 callaway xforged - LEGIT!!!

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I’ve never owned or considered callaway irons before just not a fan of the brand but had a fitting today and these blew the ap2 and MP18 sc out of the water



The feel was incredible distance was there with the 790s considering the loft difference didn’t make sense. Looks fantastic and very forgiving for such a small iron.



I’ll post some numbers from fitting later but these will be in bag for 2018 no doubt with px 6.0



Beautiful irons .... ps the ap2 718 were kinda a dud
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  • USGA22USGA22  192WRX Points: 57Handicap: 7Members Posts: 192
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    kgeorge78 wrote:


    I've never owned or considered callaway irons before just not a fan of the brand but had a fitting today and these blew the ap2 and MP18 sc out of the water



    The feel was incredible distance was there with the 790s considering the loft difference didn't make sense. Looks fantastic and very forgiving for such a small iron.



    I'll post some numbers from fitting later but these will be in bag for 2018 no doubt with px 6.0



    Beautiful irons .... ps the ap2 718 were kinda a dud




    Did you have the 790's there at the fitting? It's interesting that they were as long as you stated with such a difference in lofts. Thanks for the heads-up.
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  • kgeorge78kgeorge78  7929WRX Points: 301Members Posts: 7,929
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    Yes apples to apples - the 790 were only a few yards longer was hitting 7 iron in both



    The 790 was I believe 3.5 deg stronger px lz in 790 px 6.0 in xforged
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  • EvenEven Long Island, NY 161WRX Points: 63Handicap: +1.7Members Posts: 161
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    Played my first round with them this weekend and I gotta say I'm in LOVE.

    Maybe the honeymoon phase, I don't think so tho.



    I was playing Apex CF16's with KBS 130x's.



    So I can't confirm it's the heads and not the new head/shaft combo. But the feeling is fantastic and the ability to work the ball and flight it is superb.
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    TM AeroBurner TP 4W / Tour AD DI 7x
    Callaway Apex 20* / Tour AD DI 85x
    Callaway '18 Xforged 4-PW / Modus3 Tour 125x
    Vokey SM7 50.12 F / Modus3 Tour 125x
    Vokey SM7 54.08 M / DG Tour Issue S400
    Vokey SM7 58.08 M / DG Tour Issue S400
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  • psgolf23psgolf23  123WRX Points: 2Members Posts: 123
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    I hit these today and yes there were superb.



    Couldn't believe how easy they were to launch. Wanted MP18 but have to reconsider.
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  • jonn443jonn443 Jonnystx  4649WRX Points: 247Members Posts: 4,649
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    I’d love some comparisons between the new X forged and the 2013s....anyone up to the task?
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  • cadman88cadman88 Advanced Member Buffalo / Rochester, NY 2434WRX Points: 173Handicap: November thru April in NY..Members Posts: 2,434
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    I guess it's still too early to see any comparison videos of the new X-Forged versus the MP-18 SC or the Ping iBlades.. I will be interested in those comparisons.
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  • Huntingchris0000Huntingchris0000  1069WRX Points: 109Members Posts: 1,069
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    If I remember right you used to play Nike pro combos back in the day before AP2s. If so what was your impression of the x forged long irons? I have a set coming
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  • gs1184gs1184  301WRX Points: 83Members Posts: 301
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    If it's anything like the 2013 X forged then it should be a winner. I love these irons.
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  • GC70GC70 What's Next? State of Hockey 7700WRX Points: 271Handicap: 7.1ClubWRX Posts: 7,700
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    Even wrote:


    Played my first round with them this weekend and I gotta say I'm in LOVE.

    Maybe the honeymoon phase, I don't think so tho.



    I was playing Apex CF16's with KBS 130x's.



    So I can't confirm it's the heads and not the new head/shaft combo. But the feeling is fantastic and the ability to work the ball and flight it is superb.




    You went from CF16’s to the X-forged? Wow that’s quite the jump. I thought the CF16’s were the easiest irons to hit and one of the longest. I’m really liking the look of the X. How is the forgiveness and distance compared to the CF16’s?
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    If I remember right you used to play Nike pro combos back in the day before AP2s. If so what was your impression of the x forged long irons? I have a set coming




    played the original pro combos years ago really liked them but I was new to golf back then and really sucked bad. Now I only suck a little so honestly hard to compare. I do remember the pro combos feeling great though.
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  • PlayingThrough824PlayingThrough824  85WRX Points: 0Handicap: 5Banned Posts: 85
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    Love the look of the new X-Forgeds. Weren't a big enough difference to kick my 716 AP2s out of the bag though.
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  • EvenEven Long Island, NY 161WRX Points: 63Handicap: +1.7Members Posts: 161
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    GC70 wrote:

    Even wrote:


    Played my first round with them this weekend and I gotta say I'm in LOVE.

    Maybe the honeymoon phase, I don't think so tho.



    I was playing Apex CF16's with KBS 130x's.



    So I can't confirm it's the heads and not the new head/shaft combo. But the feeling is fantastic and the ability to work the ball and flight it is superb.




    You went from CF16's to the X-forged? Wow that's quite the jump. I thought the CF16's were the easiest irons to hit and one of the longest. I'm really liking the look of the X. How is the forgiveness and distance compared to the CF16's?




    Not sure if it's quite a jump or not. I strictly played MB's/CB's prior to the CF16's. Ball striking isn't really an issue for me. I find the forgiveness to pretty good so far (1 round and 2 range sessions). Distance wise, I'm kinda of surprised how close they are. Can't say for sure why tho, may be launching a bit higher with a tad more spin possibly. I made a shaft change with these as well.



    I'd say anyone thinking of new irons, don't sleep on these. Hit em...
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    TM AeroBurner TP 4W / Tour AD DI 7x
    Callaway Apex 20* / Tour AD DI 85x
    Callaway '18 Xforged 4-PW / Modus3 Tour 125x
    Vokey SM7 50.12 F / Modus3 Tour 125x
    Vokey SM7 54.08 M / DG Tour Issue S400
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  • Huntingchris0000Huntingchris0000  1069WRX Points: 109Members Posts: 1,069
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    How much distance increase are y’all seeing from your current clubs and what is your current set? Also how blade like is the 4 iron
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  • Golf4liferGolf4lifer  562WRX Points: 114Members Posts: 562
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    I tried to like the X-Forged, but they did nothing for me. No real gains over my Apex Pro 16’s, but man do they look pretty! I guess I just saved myself some money.
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    Even wrote:

    GC70 wrote:

    Even wrote:


    Played my first round with them this weekend and I gotta say I'm in LOVE.

    Maybe the honeymoon phase, I don't think so tho.



    I was playing Apex CF16's with KBS 130x's.



    So I can't confirm it's the heads and not the new head/shaft combo. But the feeling is fantastic and the ability to work the ball and flight it is superb.




    You went from CF16's to the X-forged? Wow that's quite the jump. I thought the CF16's were the easiest irons to hit and one of the longest. I'm really liking the look of the X. How is the forgiveness and distance compared to the CF16's?




    Not sure if it's quite a jump or not. I strictly played MB's/CB's prior to the CF16's. Ball striking isn't really an issue for me. I find the forgiveness to pretty good so far (1 round and 2 range sessions). Distance wise, I'm kinda of surprised how close they are. Can't say for sure why tho, may be launching a bit higher with a tad more spin possibly. I made a shaft change with these as well.



    I'd say anyone thinking of new irons, don't sleep on these. Hit em...




    Did you try them with any c-taper shafts (S+, X)? What for shafts did you try before settling on the modus 125Xs? I take it you’re liking the Modus though haha
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  • EvenEven Long Island, NY 161WRX Points: 63Handicap: +1.7Members Posts: 161
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    Even wrote:

    GC70 wrote:

    Even wrote:


    Played my first round with them this weekend and I gotta say I'm in LOVE.

    Maybe the honeymoon phase, I don't think so tho.



    I was playing Apex CF16's with KBS 130x's.



    So I can't confirm it's the heads and not the new head/shaft combo. But the feeling is fantastic and the ability to work the ball and flight it is superb.




    You went from CF16's to the X-forged? Wow that's quite the jump. I thought the CF16's were the easiest irons to hit and one of the longest. I'm really liking the look of the X. How is the forgiveness and distance compared to the CF16's?




    Not sure if it's quite a jump or not. I strictly played MB's/CB's prior to the CF16's. Ball striking isn't really an issue for me. I find the forgiveness to pretty good so far (1 round and 2 range sessions). Distance wise, I'm kinda of surprised how close they are. Can't say for sure why tho, may be launching a bit higher with a tad more spin possibly. I made a shaft change with these as well.



    I'd say anyone thinking of new irons, don't sleep on these. Hit em...




    Did you try them with any c-taper shafts (S+, X)? What for shafts did you try before settling on the modus 125Xs? I take it you’re liking the Modus though haha




    No, I did not try any C-tapers. I have tried them in the past and never really liked them.
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    TM AeroBurner TP 4W / Tour AD DI 7x
    Callaway Apex 20* / Tour AD DI 85x
    Callaway '18 Xforged 4-PW / Modus3 Tour 125x
    Vokey SM7 50.12 F / Modus3 Tour 125x
    Vokey SM7 54.08 M / DG Tour Issue S400
    Vokey SM7 58.08 M / DG Tour Issue S400
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    I hit these today. UNREAL.
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  • cadman88cadman88 Advanced Member Buffalo / Rochester, NY 2434WRX Points: 173Handicap: November thru April in NY..Members Posts: 2,434
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    I finally got a chance to try out the Callaway APEX X-Forged and Callaway MB as well as the Mizuno MP-18 SC and MB last night at an indoor dome. Compared to my iBlades they all are actually quite easy to hit. To be honest I could game any of them and be happy. To me, I liked both of the Mizuno MP-18's with the edge going to MB with DG X100 and Project X PXi 6.5, then the Callaway APEX X-Forged with Project X would be second. The Callaway MB was nice, but the X-Forged was nicer. Really can't go wrong with any of them IMHO..
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  • nick.woods76nick.woods76  666WRX Points: 69Members Posts: 666
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    cadman88 wrote:


    I finally got a chance to try out the Callaway APEX X-Forged and Callaway MB as well as the Mizuno MP-18 SC and MB last night at an indoor dome. Compared to my iBlades they all are actually quite easy to hit. To be honest I could game any of them and be happy. To me, I liked both of the Mizuno MP-18's with the edge going to MB with DG X100 and Project X PXi 6.5, then the Callaway APEX X-Forged with Project X would be second. The Callaway MB was nice, but the X-Forged was nicer. Really can't go wrong with any of them IMHO..




    When I tried I found the MP18 Meh. Maybe it was the LZ shaft but they didn't feel alive. The Apex with PX was the winner for me.
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    reviews on these irons are off the charts
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  • Indygolfer85Indygolfer85  285WRX Points: 92Members Posts: 285
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    kgeorge78 wrote:


    Beautiful irons .... ps the ap2 718 were kinda a dud




    To each his own. I recently went for a fitting. Loved the Xs but the AP2 were much more consistent for me albeit about 7 shorter than the Callys. Good luck!
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  • OspreyCIOspreyCI Valley of the Sun 5156WRX Points: 322Handicap: 10Members Posts: 5,156
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    Hit the X- Forged today against P790 aand JPX 900F each having different shafts. The X- Forged felt the best and were 15 yds behind the other two (as figured with loft diff.).



    I really went to love the P790, but the 900F just performs so **** good. ‘18 X- Forged are amazing, just not good enough to play them.
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  • TCZTCZ Vancouver, BC, Canada 519WRX Points: 96Handicap: 3Members Posts: 519
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    I hit the 7 iron demo today with PX 6.0. Felt good, nice look at address. For me they sit between the CF16s and the Apex Pros. Could game them.
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  • tmax77tmax77  1048WRX Points: 104Members Posts: 1,048
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    Closest iron I have hit to the Callaway Stenson legacy irons...yes they are really good...but everyone will have their own opinions and encourage everyone to get out and try some of the new models...
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  • lordemsworthlordemsworth  1371WRX Points: 171Members Posts: 1,371
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    Rather than get the new offering, one can try and find one of the older XForged - they were all winners: 2007, 2009, Razr, 2013.



    Pop your favourite shafts in and you have something similar to the new one...
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    I'd say...



    2013, 2007, 2009, and then Razr. The 2013 model was a thing of beauty.
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  • kiwiikiwii  806WRX Points: 138Members Posts: 806
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    Kgeorge you’ve been missing out on some great irons. Too many great irons to name them all. 2013 x forged, apex pro 2016, and x prototype/ razr MB are great players irons. Epic irons, all cup faced irons ( Xhot series, XR series and Ap CF 16 ) all stellar irons.
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  • texasvolfantexasvolfan  89WRX Points: 1Members Posts: 89
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    Just bought the 2018 x-forged and will get them in a week or so. Coming from the 2009 x-forged which I have been playing since they released, so really looking forward to the new and improved versions.
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  • psgolf23psgolf23  123WRX Points: 2Members Posts: 123
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    I hit these again today and holy cow they are special. The ball launches high and spins a ton which is what I need
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  • DBakeDBake Graham, WA 973WRX Points: 102Handicap: 6.8Members Posts: 973
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    Guys, the lofts and lengths are just a tad bit different between the Callaway and Titleist/Mizuno's you are talking about.



    Don't get me wrong the X-Forged look sweet, but I am a Mizuno Iron/Wedge guy.
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