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2017 Callaway X Forged (2018 Spotted Pics)


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 02:35 PM

These irons look amazing, cavity is almost the same as the X-Forged with just a few modern, minor changes.  Looking forward to hearing if they're one piece forging or there is some tech built in them,  the head kinda reminds me of the Epic Pro shape wise, I'm liking the few pic's  that we have.
Great job Callaway, beautiful looking irons!


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 02:42 PM

Wonder if Phil will switch?

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 03:01 PM

The recent iron arms race, so to speak, across the board, has been pretty cool to see as a neutral.
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Posted 12 September 2017 - 03:03 PM

filthy, nasty, sick....whatever you want to call it....but i mean that literally. Very disappointing. They look like a toned down EPIC tour. PASS!!!!

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 03:21 PM

Actually quite like the look of these! Like the top line

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 03:24 PM

View PostDTown3011, on 12 September 2017 - 02:29 PM, said:

Wait until you see the new X-Forged UT to combo with these.  However, this is the first address photo I have seen and the shape is SUBLIME!

Looking forward to seeing the UT

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 03:29 PM

They look good so far to me. I was looking at a possible change to the TM 750. These as of now I like better. Just by pictures. I have to seen the 750's in person either.



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Posted 12 September 2017 - 04:20 PM

Haven't really thought bout irons as I've been playing Cobra's S3 Pro series and King Cobra Pro Mb's for last say 6-8 years, but 2018 looks like I may have to at least demo a few sets of different OEM's this next season and Cally is now on my list of gotta try these.....
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Posted 12 September 2017 - 04:20 PM

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Classic Callaway design. I wonder how this compares to the TM 790
They don't at all. True players iron vs GI iron trying to look less GI. These will have true lofts, fly shorter, and spin more than the 790. Not even the same category.
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Posted 12 September 2017 - 04:53 PM

View PostSef, on 12 September 2017 - 04:20 PM, said:

View PostBottleCap, on 12 September 2017 - 01:15 PM, said:

Classic Callaway design. I wonder how this compares to the TM 790
They don't at all. True players iron vs GI iron trying to look less GI. These will have true lofts, fly shorter, and spin more than the 790. Not even the same category.

I hope they play similar to the JPX 900 Forged or MP18 MMC. Players Iron that slightly higher handicappers can use. They look larger than the Apex Pros and have a nice cavity built into them so its possible they can have some forgiveness built in. Anything in the ballpark of what I'm gaming now would work for me.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 04:57 PM

View Postian-500, on 12 September 2017 - 02:22 PM, said:

Blade length looks a little long, but I like the overall design. Nice top line....

Looks real similar to the RBZ Tour irons. If that's the case in person, then they can sign me up now

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 05:38 PM

View Postgetair23, on 12 September 2017 - 02:42 PM, said:

Wonder if Phil will switch?

That will be the Litmus test. If Phil switches and keeps them in the bag, they are winners.
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Posted 12 September 2017 - 05:43 PM

The reps have been showing these and the MBs to shops for a few days. Sale date is Nov.3..

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 05:45 PM

Any idea on pricing?

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 05:46 PM

View Postmackepa, on 12 September 2017 - 01:25 PM, said:

A huge Callaway fan but these actually are a hair of a let down. I wish it was a little less busy.


I feel the same... kinda meh.  I'll wait to see them in person to make a final judgement but based on the pics the 2013 look better.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 05:47 PM

View Postmackepa, on 12 September 2017 - 01:25 PM, said:

A huge Callaway fan but these actually are a hair of a let down. I wish it was a little less busy.
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Posted 12 September 2017 - 05:47 PM

View PostRipper17, on 12 September 2017 - 05:45 PM, said:

Any idea on pricing?

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 05:53 PM

Not feeling the look. But I'd be looking for feel with these (see what I did there? ). Previous  X Forged irons  felt amazing.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 05:58 PM

Wow. I like these. If they have the same feel as my '13 x forged. Put me down for a set. They're getting pretty worn   As for the haters if your hitting the ball with back of the club you might wanna try tennis. Cause you would be missing out   Hope they offer premium shafts.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 06:03 PM

View PostKonklifer, on 12 September 2017 - 12:59 PM, said:


Holy sh$&!!!  That thing is sick looking!!!


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 06:24 PM

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 06:47 PM

Are these replacing the current Apex Pros?

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 07:00 PM

View PostTheMoneyShot, on 12 September 2017 - 06:47 PM, said:

Are these replacing the current Apex Pros?
Was wondering the same thing.  There hasn't been a pro version of the X-Forged in the past but I'm wondering if these might come in an X-Forged Pro or will there just be an "X-Forged" MB?

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 07:02 PM

View PostSef, on 12 September 2017 - 04:20 PM, said:

View PostBottleCap, on 12 September 2017 - 01:15 PM, said:

Classic Callaway design. I wonder how this compares to the TM 790
They don't at all. True players iron vs GI iron trying to look less GI. These will have true lofts, fly shorter, and spin more than the 790. Not even the same category.

Actually the lofts are somewhat strong.  45* PW.  Can't help but think Phil played a role in that.
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Posted 12 September 2017 - 07:03 PM

View Posteppey, on 12 September 2017 - 07:00 PM, said:

View PostTheMoneyShot, on 12 September 2017 - 06:47 PM, said:

Are these replacing the current Apex Pros?
Was wondering the same thing.  There hasn't been a pro version of the X-Forged in the past but I'm wondering if these might come in an X-Forged Pro or will there just be an "X-Forged" MB?

Maybe they are phasing out the Apex line and going back to the X forged line?


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 07:27 PM

View PostDTown3011, on 12 September 2017 - 07:02 PM, said:

View PostSef, on 12 September 2017 - 04:20 PM, said:

View PostBottleCap, on 12 September 2017 - 01:15 PM, said:

Classic Callaway design. I wonder how this compares to the TM 790
They don't at all. True players iron vs GI iron trying to look less GI. These will have true lofts, fly shorter, and spin more than the 790. Not even the same category.

Actually the lofts are somewhat strong.  45* PW.  Can't help but think Phil played a role in that.

Will these blend as nicely with the new mb?

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 07:43 PM

View PostDTown3011, on 12 September 2017 - 07:02 PM, said:

View PostSef, on 12 September 2017 - 04:20 PM, said:

View PostBottleCap, on 12 September 2017 - 01:15 PM, said:

Classic Callaway design. I wonder how this compares to the TM 790
They don't at all. True players iron vs GI iron trying to look less GI. These will have true lofts, fly shorter, and spin more than the 790. Not even the same category.

Actually the lofts are somewhat strong.  45* PW.  Can't help but think Phil played a role in that.

I wonder if the lofts will be that strong when they are released in the US.  That would be a big change from the 2013 model.

I still don't think they will be as large as the 790. TM used the lines of the club to somewhat hide the size but the 790 is very large when compared side by side with an AP 2 or CB which is the category I would have put the previous x forged in.
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Posted 12 September 2017 - 08:15 PM

If they are like any other new iron release they almost always look much better in person than the pics on a website. I kind of like them.
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Posted 12 September 2017 - 08:30 PM

It's interesting that these haven't been out on tour for a while.  Makes me think they were aimed more at just a retail release than targeted towards the tour players.  With how many guys are still playing the 2013 X Forged, I would have thought they would have switched over already if they were great...

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 08:34 PM

View Postkadeyoung6, on 12 September 2017 - 08:30 PM, said:

It's interesting that these haven't been out on tour for a while.  Makes me think they were aimed more at just a retail release than targeted towards the tour players.  With how many guys are still playing the 2013 X Forged, I would have thought they would have switched over already if they were great...

You will probably see people switching after the tour championship.


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