PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Callaway Golf has announced the release of the new X-24 Hot irons. The company is touting them as the longest and most accurate irons the company has ever made.
In a media release, Dr. Alan Hocknell, Callaway's senior vice president of research and development said, "We recognize there are golfers looking for distance gains throughout their entire bag, and thus employed our core technologies and faster ball speeds into the design of X-24 Hot, a longer, more accurate set than any of their predecessors."
Like previous X Series irons, Callaway designed the faces of the X-24 Hot to progress from thick on the bottom to thin along the topline. According to Callaway, this lowers the center of gravity and makes getting the ball into the air a lot easier.
Like its predecessors (the X-22, X-20), the X-24 Hot irons also feature an undercut channel behind the face. The material and weight removed from that area are redistributed to the heel and toe areas to help create more stability.
Where the X-24 Hot irons differ greatly is in the finish. Instead of bright, shiny chrome the clubs come standard in a glare-reducing rusty brown finish.
The X-24 Hot irons will retail for $699 with steel shafts and $899 with graphite and should start arriving in pro shops on May 28. See-Try-Buy: Learn more about Callaway, and schedule your fitting with GolfTEC. Related: Follow David Dusek on Twitter | ClubTest 2010: Irons