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Callaway MD 4 wedges and X Forged irons: 2017 Safeway Open


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:49 AM

As a die-hard Vokey fan, I really like the shape of these wedges.  Too bad they aren't offered in a raw finish.


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 09:40 AM

View PostDuckHook02, on 12 October 2017 - 08:49 AM, said:

As a die-hard Vokey fan, I really like the shape of these wedges.  Too bad they aren't offered in a raw finish.

Well, they are sort of... The black oxide can easily be stripped off.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 10:06 AM

The X Forged irons are on Callaway's website now and available on the 20th. Any idea when the MD4 releases?
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:00 AM

View PostQMany, on 12 October 2017 - 10:06 AM, said:

The X Forged irons are on Callaway's website now and available on the 20th. Any idea when the MD4 releases?

I think someone over there goofed and they took it down.  I didn't see it anywhere on there.  Where was it?
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:35 AM

View Postjokerusn, on 12 October 2017 - 11:00 AM, said:

View PostQMany, on 12 October 2017 - 10:06 AM, said:

The X Forged irons are on Callaway's website now and available on the 20th. Any idea when the MD4 releases?
I think someone over there goofed and they took it down.  I didn't see it anywhere on there.  Where was it?
Weird, it is gone now. I was looking at it just this morning, because some buddies were discussing how the lofts are 1* stronger than Apex Pros and old X Forged.

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 09:35 AM

View PostQMany, on 12 October 2017 - 11:35 AM, said:

View Postjokerusn, on 12 October 2017 - 11:00 AM, said:

View PostQMany, on 12 October 2017 - 10:06 AM, said:

The X Forged irons are on Callaway's website now and available on the 20th. Any idea when the MD4 releases?
I think someone over there goofed and they took it down.  I didn't see it anywhere on there.  Where was it?
Weird, it is gone now. I was looking at it just this morning, because some buddies were discussing how the lofts are 1* stronger than Apex Pros and old X Forged.

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 02:06 AM

Anybody know if the MD 4 wedges are forged?

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 03:37 AM

View PostEdM, on 15 October 2017 - 02:06 AM, said:

Anybody know if the MD 4 wedges are forged?

MD4 is cast, MD forged is obviously forged :)

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 03:54 AM

View PostHISPL, on 15 October 2017 - 03:37 AM, said:

View PostEdM, on 15 October 2017 - 02:06 AM, said:

Anybody know if the MD 4 wedges are forged?

MD4 is cast, MD forged is obviously forged :)

Wonder if they'll bring out a forged version, like they did with the MD3 (i.e. the MD forged)?
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Posted 15 October 2017 - 11:00 AM

The irons are a little busy but then again so are the AP's and I love those. The pictures taken from the address position look almost perfect. And I for one love the red on the wedges. I played the MD3's for awhile and stripped the black to give myself a raw finish which looked fantastic, but I always hated the lime green. Red is a welcomed change in my opinion.

Great job, Callaway!

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 06:27 PM

The driving iron - X Forged UT | Is posted on TourSpecGolf

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 06:58 PM

View PostBearQ, on 15 October 2017 - 06:27 PM, said:

The driving iron - X Forged UT | Is posted on TourSpecGolf

Looks awesome!

It doesnít just look awesome, feels great and the ball comes off the face like a rocket too!

Iím going to end up with 3 of them in the bag!

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 07:20 PM

View PostHISPL, on 15 October 2017 - 06:58 PM, said:

View PostBearQ, on 15 October 2017 - 06:27 PM, said:

The driving iron - X Forged UT | Is posted on TourSpecGolf

Looks awesome!

It doesn't just look awesome, feels great and the ball comes off the face like a rocket too!

I'm going to end up with 3 of them in the bag!

Im assuming you had access to hit them?! Hows the topline/offset
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Posted 15 October 2017 - 08:21 PM

Not liking the red on the wedges...really like the blue on the MD Forged
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Posted 16 October 2017 - 12:08 PM

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Introducing The Newest Wedge from Callaway, The Callaway Mack Daddy 4 Wedge. The famous Mack Daddy wedge strikes again with MD4 Wedges, This wedge comes with 4 Grinds: S-Grind, W-Grind, C-Grind and X-Grind.

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- 4 Grinds For Every Shot, Every Condition, and Every Swing - -

Callaway developed 4 unique grinds to suit the shots you hit, the courses you play and the swings you make. It’s the versatility and selection you need to get up and down from anywhere.
W-Grind: A slightly wider sole. It’s perfect if you play in softer conditions or you come in with a steep angle to the ball. And it’s extremely playable out of all types of bunkers.
S-Grind: Our most versatile option. It’s great for a wide range of conditions (normal, soft or firm), shot types, and swings (moderate to sweeping attack angles).
C-Grind: Designed for firmer conditions and versatility around the green. The heel and toe relief allow for a number of shots, especially opening up the face and keeping the leading edge low.
X-Grind: The Newest grind from Callaway which is a Fusion of W and C Grind, this grind gets both advantages of W and C grinds.

- Progressive Groove Optimization -

The Mack Daddy 4 has Progressive Groove Optimization – A 2 groove package precision milled into the face of these wedges that optimizes spin as you go up in the loft. It creates a smoother spin transition from your irons to wedges. The 20V grooves in the sand wedges are designed for full shots and bunker shots, and we put in wider 5V grooves in the lob wedges for better control for shots out of the rough and around the green.

- Advanced Shaping and Design -

Legendary Callaway wedge designer Roger Cleveland took Tour input and blended that with advanced CAD design. The result is a balanced wedge with a high toe profile and a semi-straight leading edge. The weight ports in the back of the wedge gave us the freedom to reposition the weight for better shot-making, especially out of deep rough.

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 02:14 PM

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Introducing The Newest Wedge from Callaway, The Callaway Mack Daddy 4 Wedge. The famous Mack Daddy wedge strikes again with MD4 Wedges, This wedge comes with 4 Grinds: S-Grind, W-Grind, C-Grind and X-Grind.
Technology and Features

- 4 Grinds For Every Shot, Every Condition, and Every Swing - -
Callaway developed 4 unique grinds to suit the shots you hit, the courses you play and the swings you make. It’s the versatility and selection you need to get up and down from anywhere.
W-Grind: A slightly wider sole. It’s perfect if you play in softer conditions or you come in with a steep angle to the ball. And it’s extremely playable out of all types of bunkers.
S-Grind: Our most versatile option. It’s great for a wide range of conditions (normal, soft or firm), shot types, and swings (moderate to sweeping attack angles).
C-Grind: Designed for firmer conditions and versatility around the green. The heel and toe relief allow for a number of shots, especially opening up the face and keeping the leading edge low.
X-Grind: The Newest grind from Callaway which is a Fusion of W and C Grind, this grind gets both advantages of W and C grinds.

- Progressive Groove Optimization -
The Mack Daddy 4 has Progressive Groove Optimization – A 2 groove package precision milled into the face of these wedges that optimizes spin as you go up in the loft. It creates a smoother spin transition from your irons to wedges. The 20V grooves in the sand wedges are designed for full shots and bunker shots, and we put in wider 5V grooves in the lob wedges for better control for shots out of the rough and around the green.
- Advanced Shaping and Design -
Legendary Callaway wedge designer Roger Cleveland took Tour input and blended that with advanced CAD design. The result is a balanced wedge with a high toe profile and a semi-straight leading edge. The weight ports in the back of the wedge gave us the freedom to reposition the weight for better shot-making, especially out of deep rough.
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Guessing you pulled this from the Callaway site?

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 02:24 PM

FORGED?

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 04:19 PM

^ got the info from tour spec where the UT, irons and wedges are all posted with specs
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Posted 16 October 2017 - 04:26 PM

X-grind available in 58* and 60* only.  I like the black.  Paint fill on these is super easy to change guys so don't worry about the red.  Hopefully these are just a touch softer than the MD3 so there is not so much 'click.'
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Posted 16 October 2017 - 07:15 PM

View PostBearQ, on 15 October 2017 - 07:20 PM, said:

View PostHISPL, on 15 October 2017 - 06:58 PM, said:

View PostBearQ, on 15 October 2017 - 06:27 PM, said:

The driving iron - X Forged UT | Is posted on TourSpecGolf

Looks awesome!

It doesn't just look awesome, feels great and the ball comes off the face like a rocket too!

I'm going to end up with 3 of them in the bag!

Im assuming you had access to hit them?! Hows the topline/offset

Sorry for the late reply, think of the Apex CF16 with less offset. Top line might be slightly thinner.


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Posted 16 October 2017 - 07:25 PM

I heard January release, that will be a long wait.

Probably going to get black and strip the finish to raw this time.
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Posted 18 October 2017 - 09:52 AM

OK, the X grind looks perfect.  Going to go with 52S, 58X and maybe a 46S.
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Posted 18 October 2017 - 09:58 AM

View Postjokerusn, on 18 October 2017 - 09:52 AM, said:

OK, the X grind looks perfect.  Going to go with 52S, 58X and maybe a 46S.

I'll be ordering the X forged and probably a 60 in an X grind next year. I like my MD Forged but I don't like how little bounce the 60 has on sand shots.

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 10:04 AM

View Postmackepa, on 18 October 2017 - 09:58 AM, said:

View Postjokerusn, on 18 October 2017 - 09:52 AM, said:

OK, the X grind looks perfect.  Going to go with 52S, 58X and maybe a 46S.

I'll be ordering the X forged and probably a 60 in an X grind next year. I like my MD Forged but I don't like how little bounce the 60 has on sand shots.

That is the only reason I haven't tried the X forged.  The shape and look is perfect, but the bounce on the lob is way too low for me.
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Posted 18 October 2017 - 10:21 AM

View PostHISPL, on 15 October 2017 - 03:37 AM, said:

View PostEdM, on 15 October 2017 - 02:06 AM, said:

Anybody know if the MD 4 wedges are forged?

MD4 is cast, MD forged is obviously forged :)

I wonder why they go back and forth on cast/forged. Weren't the MD2 forged?


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Posted 18 October 2017 - 10:56 AM

View PostEdM, on 18 October 2017 - 10:21 AM, said:

View PostHISPL, on 15 October 2017 - 03:37 AM, said:

View PostEdM, on 15 October 2017 - 02:06 AM, said:

Anybody know if the MD 4 wedges are forged?

MD4 is cast, MD forged is obviously forged :)

I wonder why they go back and forth on cast/forged. Weren't the MD2 forged?

MD 2 and MD3 were cast.  The MD Forged was just a unique line.

Edited by jokerusn, 18 October 2017 - 10:57 AM.

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 11:05 AM

View Postjokerusn, on 18 October 2017 - 10:56 AM, said:

View PostEdM, on 18 October 2017 - 10:21 AM, said:

View PostHISPL, on 15 October 2017 - 03:37 AM, said:

View PostEdM, on 15 October 2017 - 02:06 AM, said:

Anybody know if the MD 4 wedges are forged?

MD4 is cast, MD forged is obviously forged :)

I wonder why they go back and forth on cast/forged. Weren't the MD2 forged?

MD 2 and MD3 were cast.  The MD Forged was just a unique line.

MD2's were forged. Says it right on the hosel. MD3 was not and definitely not as soft. I play the MD3 Lucky Clover but wish I had a fresh set of MD2s again, much softer.
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#118 jokerusn

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 11:09 AM

View PostJdavenp3, on 18 October 2017 - 11:05 AM, said:

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View PostEdM, on 18 October 2017 - 10:21 AM, said:

View PostHISPL, on 15 October 2017 - 03:37 AM, said:

View PostEdM, on 15 October 2017 - 02:06 AM, said:

Anybody know if the MD 4 wedges are forged?

MD4 is cast, MD forged is obviously forged :)

I wonder why they go back and forth on cast/forged. Weren't the MD2 forged?

MD 2 and MD3 were cast.  The MD Forged was just a unique line.

MD2's were forged. Says it right on the hosel. MD3 was not and definitely not as soft. I play the MD3 Lucky Clover but wish I had a fresh set of MD2s again, much softer.

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 12:25 PM

Yep the standard MD2s are tough to beat.  I've hoarded a few back-ups just in case I didn't like the newer Callaway offerings.  I know a lot of guys loved the MD2 Tour Grind also.  Too straight of a leading edge for me but they were awesome feeling wedges.
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Posted 23 October 2017 - 12:41 AM

In fact all of Callaway’s wedges had been forged since Roger Cleveland joined on until the Mack Daddy PM wedge and the MD3 series.

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