Callaway X Utility Prototype
$200, steel; $230, graphite
The hollow, forged carbon steel body and high-strength carbon steel face combine for faster ball speeds, a pleasing feel, and a higher launch than typical long irons. A "C-shape" sole -- originally designed by Roger Cleveland for wedges -- has heel and toe relief to handle light rough. Callaway says the iron-like face [no bulge and roll] makes it simple to work the ball. While there's some forgiveness, Callaway made the X Utility Prototype [18°, 21° and 24°] with better players in mind.