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Callaway launches a new X Forged UT driving iron

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For Tour players and amateurs alike, driving irons have become a popular and versatile option off the tee. Callaway began offering the Apex UT in 2014, and you’ll still find this club in a number of Tour players’ golf bags. Now, there will be a new driving iron in Callaway’s stable of products: a Callaway X Forged UT. This is the utility iron version of the company’s new X Forged irons that it released in mid-October.

The X Forged UT was designed based on feedback from its Tour staffers, and it has a CG (center of gravity) that’s positioned in the center of the face, and it’s designed for a low, penetrating ball flight, according to Callaway. There’s a also a Tungsten-infused insert to help produce more forgiveness, and the face has Callaway’s familiar 360 Face Cup for increased ball speeds on off-center hits.

They will come in 18, 21, 24 27 and 30 degree lofts with stock Project X 6.0 shafts, and will sell for $249.99 apiece starting on January 19.

See more photos of the X Forged UT and join the discussion here.

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  1. DJ

    Jan 7, 2018 at 11:28 pm

    way over priced. enough said.

  2. Rich

    Jan 4, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    Well, I guess it’s time for cally to bring out a new flavor of the month or is it flavor of the week? I get confused by so many releases of the new better than ever club.Looks striking like the Wilson-Staff V6 model !!! the V6 looks better and it was selected the best Forged irons of 2017.

    • J-man

      Jan 5, 2018 at 4:05 am

      Rich … Firstly this is a utility iron, aka driving iron – hybrid replacement. This is only the third of this style of club callaway has released in almost 5 years. You are complaining about something you clearly have no clue about.

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Charley Hoffman’s custom Scotty Cameron putter”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day showcases Charley Hoffman’s custom Scotty Cameron Putter. The putter, which Hoffman used recently at the QBE shootout, has quite a nostalgic feel to it, although it appears the majority of our members are not too enamored with the new flatstick.

Check out the full thread and all of the photos here.

Here is what some of our members have been saying about Hoffman’s putter, but make sure to check out the entire thread and have your say at the link below.

  • Meanmachinemoe: “Hoping this is a preview of his 2019 line-up so I won’t be tempted. UGLY!”
  • evansmar004: “The top is not good looking….but I love walking the Scotty dog”
  • cxx: “You guys are funny.  The only beauty in a putter is how many putts find the bottom of the cup.”

Entire Thread: “Charley Hoffman’s custom Scotty Cameron putter”

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Forum Thread of the Day: “What is your favorite ‘Tour Issue’ club of all time?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from pmurph#3, who asks fellow members what their favourite Tour Issue club of all time is. Despite these clubs not featuring in your local golf store, it doesn’t stop our members from getting their hands on them, and in the thread, we see plenty of rare clubs mentioned.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • mosesgolf: “The 300 Tour and then the R510 DF (no TP logo on toe underline half line) in respective order.  These two drivers imo kicked off the “Tour” craze. I still have the Adams “Peanut” hybrid which is the best hybrid I’ve ever played.”
  • 300_yard_drives: “Secret tour issue Callaway apex di and I still have mine. Asian Tour rep didn’t even know it existed. I have only seen it in one other person’s bag personally, and that was Jaime Sadlowski.”
  • cardoustie: “I gotta go with 510df, that to me started the whole tour issue thing. I did get a TI driver at one time … 580 xd tp IIRC, but I hooked it off the planet.  Must have had loads of hot melt in the heel.  And it wasn’t just me; even my +3 buddy couldn’t hit it straight.  Too bad as the feel was exceptional.”
  • cgasucks: “The Titleist 970 FW.  This is the one that Tiger used as his three-wood in his prime.  Very hard to get then…and very hard to get now.”

Entire Thread: “What is your favorite ‘Tour Issue’ club of all time?”

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Wilson introduces super game improvement Staff D7 irons

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Wilson Golf has announced that 2019 will see the release of their new super game improvement Wilson Staff D7 distance irons.

The new Wilson Staff D7 distance irons will keep the aesthetics from the FG Tour V6 and C300 irons while integrating Wilson’s RE-AKT technology, which is designed to provide golfers with extra power.

Speaking with regards to the new irons, manager of Wilson Golf Innovation Jon Pergande, described precisely what the new clubs are set to offer golfers.

“The D7 line is our latest installment of game improvement irons that will give golfers increased distances on longer irons and precision with the shorter clubs. Our RE-AKT technology and ultra-thin responsive club-face increases ball speeds to help produce maximum distances, while the shorter clubs give golfers a greater feel and more distance control.”

Just how has Wilson Golf gone about constructing these new irons to achieve these goals?

Well, the Wilson Staff D7 long irons (4-7 iron) feature three rows of power holes, and will also contain Wilson’s thinnest club face ever, designed to provide golfers with both maximum distance and greater responsiveness off the club face.

The D7 short irons, on the other hand,  feature fewer power holes and optimized weighting with the aim of providing maximum feel and greater distance control.

The irons are equipped with Recoil Series Graphite Shafts, which will be available in A, R and S flexes at 65 grams. KBS Tour 80 Steel shafts are also available in R and S flexes.

The D7 irons will be available to purchase from retailers and Wilson.com on January 17, while the pre-sale begins on January 10. The retail price for the D7 Steel irons is $599, while the graphite irons will cost $699.

 

 

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