CATEGORY: Better Player Irons
PRICE: $1,200, steel (for 7)
WE TESTED: 4-PW with Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 105 steel shafts.
KEY TECHNOLOGY: A wider sole than many players' irons promotes smooth turf interaction.
One of the top-rated clubs; works well from all lies, including the rough; mid-trajectory flight can be altered at will; allows you to create whatever shape you want.
"Splendid irons that can be played by golfers from scratch up to 12-handicappers."
One of the X-CB's real strengths; altering distance when needed is a snap; as much as a half-club longer than normal for some guys.
Small head may be unsettling if you have any doubts about your ballstriking ability; long irons can be a challenge; like any blade design, misses will suffer a bit.
The highest-ranked better-player iron in our test. The Tour B X-CB excels in every performance category and looks great doing it.