Equipment

Callaway X Forged Irons

Photo: David Dusek

Phil Mickelson is expected to use the Callaway X Forged irons for the 2013 season.

CARLSBAD, Calif. - Callaway Golf announced on Monday that its latest irons designed for accomplished players and professionals, the X Forged irons, will be in stores on Jan. 25.

Designed by wedge guru Roger Cleveland, the X Forged irons are made using 1025 carbon steel for exceptionally soft feel, and feature a tightly-spaced groove pattern that Callaway says should help players generate the ideal amount of spin.

With minimal offset, the X Forged irons should help aspiring amateurs and Callaway pros like Phil Mickelson effectively shape the ball. Mickelson has been using Callaway's RAZR X Muscleback irons, but don't be surprised if these clubs find their way into his bag for the 2013 PGA Tour season.

The center of gravity (CG) is in a slightly different spot on each iron, starting low in the long irons and progressively moving higher in the mid- and short-irons. This allows for higher ball flight and faster stops on long-iron shots, while flattening the trajectory of short-iron shots.

The sole profile has also been updated to help the clubs work smoothly through the turf.

The stock shafts for the new X Forged irons will the Royal Precision Project X Pxi, and the clubs will cost about $999.

 

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