2009 Irons Buyer's Guide

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Callaway X-22
Key Feature: Precision Notch Weighting that positions weight more around the perimeter for a high MOI. Tru-Bore tech that dampens vibration. And most of all, VFT, S2H2 and 360-Degree Undercut Channel that helps move the CG farther back from a bigger hitting area.
What We Like:
The Tour-inspired shape masks some hard-core technology behind the clubface.
Who It’s For: Golfers looking for a lot of science in a traditionally shaped iron.
3-LW with X-22 graphite or steel shafts. Custom options available. callawaygolf.com | $699/$899
Callaway X-Forged
Key Feature: A Progressive Dual Notch Weighting system that adds weight to shorter irons and removes it from longer irons to provide a “Flighted CG” that optimizes trajectory and distance control throughout the set.
What We Like:
We like the White Chrome finish, as well as the very versatile sole design. (Shhh. They’re easy to hit, too.)
Who It’s For: Better players who want an extra dose of forgiveness in a set of very workable forged irons.
2-PW with Royal Precision Project X shafts. callawaygolf.com | $899
Cleveland golf CG Gold/Red
Key Feature: A Gelback insert low and behind the clubface for enhanced feel. The Red is a firmer model with less offset, and the Gold is a softer, midsized model that has more offset.
What We Like: Feel reigns supreme, and so does distance control with both sets. We couldn’t help but notice a few Tour players opting to use the Golds. They’re just too forgiving to overlook.
Who It’s For: Anyone, thanks to a cool 3-prong fitting system for both irons.
Specs: Available in 3-PW, in either steel or graphite shafts. clevelandgolf.com | $699


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