2018 callaway xforged - LEGIT!!!

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  • kgeorge78kgeorge78 Members Posts: 7,791 ✭✭
    DBake wrote:


    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.




    Ive had almost every Mizuno MP iron out in the past 15 years. Mizuno slappy here but these blew the MP18 series out of the water in every category possible.

    TS2 10.5 DIAMANA LTD S+ 65G
    TS2 15 DIAMANA LTD S+ 75G
    Mizuno MP53 3-PW S300
    Vokey SM2 52 56 60
    Blue Spider X

  • nambreezynambreezy Members Posts: 34 ✭✭
    kgeorge78 wrote:

    DBake wrote:


    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.




    Ive had almost every Mizuno MP iron out in the past 15 years. Mizuno slappy here but these blew the MP18 series out of the water in every category possible.




    So you're saying forged is much better than mizuno, does that include price
    Cobra F8 10*
    Cobra F7 3 Wood (alternate between 13.5* and 15.5*)
    Mizuno JPX 900 Hybrid 20*
    Ping i25 4-P
    Ping Glide 50*
    Cleveland RTX-3 54*/58*
    Odyssey White Hot 33"
    Bridgestone B330S

    All stock shafts
  • dmeeksDCdmeeksDC ClubWRX Posts: 2,195 ClubWRX
    I think the 2013 X Forged is better looking than the new version, which is not a knock. The new X Forged are excellent, it's just that the 2013 design is legendary, one of the best ever from any clubmaker. The new Callaway MB looks nice. In my tryouts, the edge went to Mizuno due to the blending possibilities. I really like the Fli-Hi for long irons. I found the MP18 with Modus 120 shafts to be a fantastic combo.
    Ping G400 9 degrees, Ping Tour stiff shaft, 65 grams
    Callaway XHot2 Pro 5 wood, 17 degrees, Aldila Tour Blue stiff shaft
    Titleist 915F fairway, 21 degrees, Diamana Blue 70 stiff
    Srixon 565 4 iron, Nippon 980GH stiff shaft
    Adams CMB irons, 5-PW, KBS C Taper regular shafts (110g)
    Titleist Vokey SM7 50 degree, F grind, Dynamic Gold S200 shaft
    Callaway Mack Daddy 2 54-degree wedge, S grind, DG wedge shaft
    Ben Hogan TK wedge, 59 degree, KBS black wedge shaft
    TaylorMade TP Chaska putter, sliver, 34 inches
  • dvdtdvdt Members Posts: 10,503 ✭✭
    I like the Mizuno better too, then the callaway mb and then the x forged.

    Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero
    Touredge CBX 119
    Callaway Apex 2019 combo
    Vokey SM7 54 and 60
    Bettinardi Queen B

  • dvdtdvdt Members Posts: 10,503 ✭✭
    Any updates?

    Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero
    Touredge CBX 119
    Callaway Apex 2019 combo
    Vokey SM7 54 and 60
    Bettinardi Queen B

  • kgeorge78kgeorge78 Members Posts: 7,791 ✭✭


    Any updates?




    tested all Late Fall vs Ap2 and Mp18 ... Hate to face the facts that the off the rack Forged with PX have given me the best numbers I've ever gotten from an iron.

    TS2 10.5 DIAMANA LTD S+ 65G
    TS2 15 DIAMANA LTD S+ 75G
    Mizuno MP53 3-PW S300
    Vokey SM2 52 56 60
    Blue Spider X

  • psgolf23psgolf23 Members Posts: 123 ✭✭
    any more reviews??
  • chisagchisag Members Posts: 2,936 ✭✭
    ... I was quite interested in these and I do not need zero offset. Progressive offset is perfect for my eye and a little is actually welcome in my long irons. But Cally using obvious offset in the 2018 X Forged short irons is a game changer for me. Love the look and feel but short iron offset is a deal breaker. I know it is almost standard in Japanese irons and even Mizuno has done this with some of their irons but have to feel the majority of better players do not want offset in their short irons.
    Cobra F9 Tour Length ... Atmos Blue TS 65s
    Cobra F9 15.5* ... Atmos Blue TS 75s
    Adams LS 19* ... Kuro Kage Black 75s
    TaylorMade UDi 18* 2 iron... HZRDUS Black 85hy
    Taylor Made P790 4 iron ... Recoil 95
    5-pw TaylorMade P760 ... Recoil Prototype 95's
    SM6 52* F Grind /SM7 D Grind 58* ... Recoil 110s
    Bobby Grace 6330 ... 33.5"
  • kgeorge78kgeorge78 Members Posts: 7,791 ✭✭
    chisag wrote:


    ... I was quite interested in these and I do not need zero offset. Progressive offset is perfect for my eye and a little is actually welcome in my long irons. But Cally using obvious offset in the 2018 X Forged short irons is a game changer for me. Love the look and feel but short iron offset is a deal breaker. I know it is almost standard in Japanese irons and even Mizuno has done this with some of their irons but have to feel the majority of better players do not want offset in their short irons.




    I welcome the offset - for me adds some spin and height in these and i need both.

    TS2 10.5 DIAMANA LTD S+ 65G
    TS2 15 DIAMANA LTD S+ 75G
    Mizuno MP53 3-PW S300
    Vokey SM2 52 56 60
    Blue Spider X

  • CDMCDM Members Posts: 1,732 ✭✭
    Golf4lifer wrote:


    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.




    +1 They did not kick my 16' Apex Pros out of my bag. Nice clubs but spin to much for me and the feel was a not what I was looking for. Did not test different shafts so not sure if that would make a difference. Saved some money..... Though this is WRX and you never know =)
  • puttingmattputtingmatt puttingmatt Summer/ Michigan-- Winter/ FloridaMembers Posts: 5,095 ✭✭
    I had better numbers with the X Forged, thought they felt better,

    Traded the Apex Pro 16's, and ordered the X Forged. These irons checked all the boxes,

    Very happy with deal I got on the trade through Callaway Golf.


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  • nick.woods76nick.woods76 Members Posts: 666 ✭✭
    hit them again - so awesome. The club launches the ball effortlessly
  • BearQBearQ Break 2 Rebuild Members Posts: 3,387 ✭✭
    4iron users in this set thoughts
    Cobra LTD Pro - Matrix Type C Prototype 70X
    TM M2 Tour 3W/3HL - Black Tie 80M4-X
    P790 UDI #2  or  TP UDI #3 - Black Tie HM4 105X   
    Srixon Z945 (4-P) - Nippon SPB X
    Cobra MB (50*)  Nike VR Forged (56DS)  Cleveland RTX2 raw (60.08W)
    Spider Tour Black 

    Swap:
    XR 3Deep - Tour AD TP 8X  | Rogue SZ 3+ - Diamana B 80X  | Bridgestone XD-H #2 - Speeder TS 9.8X 





  • twgolf78twgolf78 Members Posts: 186 ✭✭
    amazing looking irons
  • np78np78 Members Posts: 283
    xforged launched so effortlessly for a smaller irons it was amazing
  • pjonesgolferpjonesgolfer Members Posts: 323 ✭✭
    these irons feel like Butttteeeerrrrrrrr .



    Super forgiving for smaller size.
  • mallratmallrat Members Posts: 2,913 ✭✭
    Let me preface what i’m About to say With I really like the X-forged. That said i’m just have an affinity towards MB’s.



    Yesterday I was at the local shop just talking with 2 fitters. 1 guy was being fit and they other guy was looking at some numbers as I hit some irons (new Apex MB, Bridgestone Tour X-B). The ball speed numbers were way down compared to the TM 790 and 770’s. Averaged about 5 or 6 mph.
  • puttingmattputtingmatt puttingmatt Summer/ Michigan-- Winter/ FloridaMembers Posts: 5,095 ✭✭
    edited Feb 2, 2018 #49
    chisag wrote:


    ... I was quite interested in these and I do not need zero offset. Progressive offset is perfect for my eye and a little is actually welcome in my long irons. But Cally using obvious offset in the 2018 X Forged short irons is a game changer for me. Love the look and feel but short iron offset is a deal breaker. I know it is almost standard in Japanese irons and even Mizuno has done this with some of their irons but have to feel the majority of better players do not want offset in their short irons.


    Actually, the specs on offset is higher in the 790's than the X - Forged.

    In fact, the offset looks to be less than the entire 700 series of irons.
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    4 HC
  • np78np78 Members Posts: 283
    mallrat wrote:


    Let me preface what i'm About to say With I really like the X-forged. That said i'm just have an affinity towards MB's.



    Yesterday I was at the local shop just talking with 2 fitters. 1 guy was being fit and they other guy was looking at some numbers as I hit some irons (new Apex MB, Bridgestone Tour X-B). The ball speed numbers were way down compared to the TM 790 and 770's. Averaged about 5 or 6 mph.




    you are comparing a 6 iron to 7 iron... the 790 have some pretty strong lofts
  • mallratmallrat Members Posts: 2,913 ✭✭
    Fair enough. Was just relaying what I saw.
  • ago33ago33 Members Posts: 2,155 ✭✭
    What is the bounce angle on these suckers?



    traditionally I have loved high bounce irons

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    TC Callaway X Hot 3 Deep 14.5...................Rombax P95 X
    Taylormade GAPR Mid 3..............................Recoil Utility 110F5
    Mizuno MP-18 FliHi 4,5................................AMT TI X100
    Mizuno MP-25 6-PW....................................AMT TI X100
    Callaway MD Forged 50, 56.........................AMT TI S400
    TI Taylormade Hi Toe 60.09..........................AMT TI S400
    Scotty Cameron 5.5M...................................Grip Master
  • twgolf78twgolf78 Members Posts: 186 ✭✭
    anyone try these with PXI shafts????



    I loved the last version with PXI
  • jonn443jonn443 Jonnystx Members Posts: 4,596 ✭✭
    np78 wrote:

    mallrat wrote:


    Let me preface what i'm About to say With I really like the X-forged. That said i'm just have an affinity towards MB's.



    Yesterday I was at the local shop just talking with 2 fitters. 1 guy was being fit and they other guy was looking at some numbers as I hit some irons (new Apex MB, Bridgestone Tour X-B). The ball speed numbers were way down compared to the TM 790 and 770's. Averaged about 5 or 6 mph.




    you are comparing a 6 iron to 7 iron... the 790 have some pretty strong lofts






    Furthermore, you are comparing a GI/ distance/performance iron versus a forged players CB.



    Apples to Pineapples.
    AB TP 10.5*/ DI6X
    AB TP 3HL / 757
    XTD 19*/ Fubuki Ax
    DWS 24*/ VS Proto
    J15 CB 5-PW/ Modus 3 125S
    X-Forged MD (50*, 56* 60*)
    Spider Si/ SS Mid SLim 2.0
  • np78np78 Members Posts: 283
    anyone try these with S300?
  • kgeorge78kgeorge78 Members Posts: 7,791 ✭✭
    I have another set coming.



    Couldnt sleep knowing I didn't bring these to the course. Taking them to florida next weekend

    TS2 10.5 DIAMANA LTD S+ 65G
    TS2 15 DIAMANA LTD S+ 75G
    Mizuno MP53 3-PW S300
    Vokey SM2 52 56 60
    Blue Spider X

  • CmoregolfCmoregolf Members Posts: 126
    Does anyone know if the X Forged 18 take tapered or parallel shafts? Want to order some mitsubishi OT-i Tour for them...
  • John - MemphisJohn - Memphis Members Posts: 48 ✭✭
    Tapered shafts
  • CmoregolfCmoregolf Members Posts: 126


    Tapered shafts


    Thanks!
  • brianmontgomery2000brianmontgomery2000 Dayton, OhioMembers Posts: 769 ✭✭
    Just hit the 7-iron over the weekend with Project X LZ 6.0. These jumped to the top of the wish list for sure...forgiving, good flight, great feel.

    Ping G400 Max, 9.5, Tour 65 S
    Cobra AMP Cell 3+ (13)
    Taylormade RBZ 3HL (17)
    Wishon 775HS 3Hyb (21) - Modus 120X
    Mizuno JPX 919 Forged (5-G) - Modus 120X
    Mizuno S18 - 56 & 60 - Modus 120X
    Odyssey Sabertooth

  • np78np78 Members Posts: 283
    I hit these at range tonight . OMG they feel so good its crazy.



    the ball launchs high and goes far - almost like a GI iron but still providing enough spin to stop on the green.
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