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#1 GolfWRX

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 07:18 AM

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 10:46 AM

Looks outstanding at address!

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 11:01 AM

What’s the L stand for on the hosel?

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 11:02 AM

View PostCantPutt9, on 04 January 2018 - 11:01 AM, said:

What’s the L stand for on the hosel?
Typically on past heads with Callaway that means "Light."  Meaning a lighter head.  Usually those kinds of markings are 'tour' only however.
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Posted 04 January 2018 - 11:04 AM

Looks good at address.  Probably an improvement there over the last model.  Interesting that the COG is not very low.  For those that have had a chance to test:  does this launch a little lower than the previous version?

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 11:30 AM

Wonder if there is still a visible bulge in the back on lower lofts at the sole at address?  Seems like the sole may be a bit narrower than the Apex was?
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Posted 04 January 2018 - 11:33 AM

Hum...Nice.

More offset than some might like, but I think some offset is always helpful on a long iron.

I think I may need one or two.
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Posted 04 January 2018 - 11:49 AM

Anybody with any info on Lefty specs?

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 11:57 AM

Would love to have the swing speed to benefit from this club. A 3 iron from the tee. Looks outstanding. Maybe the apex ut will go for cheaper
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Posted 04 January 2018 - 12:13 PM

View PostJohnKHawk, on 04 January 2018 - 11:49 AM, said:

Anybody with any info on Lefty specs?

just 18* and 21* unfortunately


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Posted 04 January 2018 - 12:13 PM

View PostJohnKHawk, on 04 January 2018 - 11:49 AM, said:

Anybody with any info on Lefty specs?

Specs are up on Callaway's site, looks like 2 and 3 iron in lefty.  http://www.callawaygolf.com/golf-clubs/iron-sets/irons-2018-x-forged-utility.html

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 01:37 PM

Looks gorgeous -  also curious on the launch characteristics as well with the CG positioning.
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Posted 04 January 2018 - 01:44 PM

Last generation of the Apex UT had a tour only “DI” driving iron version, I think only in one loft. I wonder if they’ll do that again for something even more iron like.

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 01:47 PM

Will the five iron be a good replacement for the x Forged five iron?  Comparable distance, higher ball flight, and a bit easier to hit?

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 01:52 PM

View PostJagpilotohio, on 04 January 2018 - 11:33 AM, said:

Hum...Nice.

More offset than some might like, but I think some offset is always helpful on a long iron.

I think I may need one or two.

Think your eye is playing tricks. Listed offset in specs is lower any driving iron on the market.

View PostC-rad, on 04 January 2018 - 11:57 AM, said:

Would love to have the swing speed to benefit from this club. A 3 iron from the tee. Looks outstanding. Maybe the apex ut will go for cheaper

Apex UT in new is pretty much extinct. Highly doubt you’ll see any on the market or a change in price

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 01:54 PM

I assume it would be easy enough, due to its forged construction, to bend the 18* a degree or two stronger?

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 02:02 PM

Looks nice at address. Still like the looks of the Apex UT better.
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Posted 04 January 2018 - 02:15 PM

View Postkekeisen, on 04 January 2018 - 01:54 PM, said:

I assume it would be easy enough, due to its forged construction, to bend the 18* a degree or two stronger?

Yep should be no issue. I will likely do a 17* setup.
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Posted 04 January 2018 - 02:19 PM

Maybe it's because my newest club is a x2 hot pro hybrid, but doesn't $250 sound kind of steep for a DI? Guess I have been living under a rock the last couple of years..

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 02:30 PM

View PostCons, on 04 January 2018 - 02:19 PM, said:

Maybe it's because my newest club is a x2 hot pro hybrid, but doesn't $250 sound kind of steep for a DI? Guess I have been living under a rock the last couple of years..

Had the same thought.  Makes trying to do a mixed set a bit pricey.   Although the Apex UT was $229 at release.


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Posted 04 January 2018 - 03:15 PM

View Postsmaier, on 04 January 2018 - 02:30 PM, said:

View PostCons, on 04 January 2018 - 02:19 PM, said:

Maybe it's because my newest club is a x2 hot pro hybrid, but doesn't $250 sound kind of steep for a DI? Guess I have been living under a rock the last couple of years..

Had the same thought.  Makes trying to do a mixed set a bit pricey.   Although the Apex UT was $229 at release.

I'd say it's about average, maybe slightly above average.

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 04:03 PM

Gents

I spent some time hitting all the offerings last month, including the UT.

They are a bit lower launching and less spin but are longer from a Ball speed perspective you’ll see 2-3mph vs the X Forged. They feel great and look like a driving iron should, clean and not bulgy.

Let me know if you have any questions

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 06:48 PM

View Posttherealjonzone, on 04 January 2018 - 04:03 PM, said:

Gents

I spent some time hitting all the offerings last month, including the UT.

They are a bit lower launching and less spin but are longer from a Ball speed perspective you'll see 2-3mph vs the X Forged. They feel great and look like a driving iron should, clean and not bulgy.

Let me know if you have any questions

Doesn't look much different then the Apex UT except the back obviously with the triangle shaped weight pad and slight beveled edge on the rear of the sole. Oh, no weight screw either.  Is there much difference in playability?

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 06:31 PM

I was able to test the X Forged UT 21* w/PX 6.0 (stock offering) out today and, my goodness, it feels so much better than my MP18 FliHi 2 iron (16.5*) w/Modous 105X.  Obviously two different setups to compare, but the X-Forged UT feels just as good as the new X-Forged irons.

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 10:39 AM

These are super long, I play my 21 degree at std 4 iron length and have no issues hitting it 205m (225 yards roughly).

I’m about 88-90mph CHS when I’m warmed up with the 7 iron to give you an indication.

Super easy to bend too, I bent mine a little flatter and it was a piece of cake 😀


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Posted 18 January 2018 - 11:45 AM

I just pre-ordered mine.

Can anyone speak on the club's forgiveness? I play a 712u, which is fine, but I've hit other driving irons that were much easier to hit.

I'm hoping the x forged is an improvement in that area.
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Posted 18 January 2018 - 01:00 PM

Not seeing many of these in Tour bags.  In fact, a lot of guys seemed to have dropped their Apex UT also?  Interesting.....
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Posted 18 January 2018 - 01:23 PM

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 01:44 PM

View PostLacey Underall, on 18 January 2018 - 01:00 PM, said:

Not seeing many of these in Tour bags.  In fact, a lot of guys seemed to have dropped their Apex UT also?  Interesting.....
I think it's the type of club that guys will add to their bag depending on the course set up.  I get a feeling we will see more guys put these into play on narrow tracks as the PGA tour season progresses.

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 10:17 PM

I've had the chance to hit the X Forged UT for a couple of days. I also hit the 718 T-mb to compare. I'll also mention that I brought in my PXG 0311T 3 iron just to compare, and a Titleist 816 H2 18 Degree hybrid. Obviously this isn't a fair comparison, a true comparison for the pxg would be the 0311X. But, I wanted to see the difference in ball flight, forgiveness, and distance.

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I'll start by mentioning that I was hitting these on a Foresight CG2. Flat range, I hit everything off the deck.


3 iron and hybrid played exactly like I expected. The hybrid was actually a 2 hybrid loft. It has a Graphite shaft, and was slightly longer than the utility irons. The hybrid maxed out around 275ish (I never tried to max out distance with a pull draw though) I find the hybrid easy to hit long and straight, but I can also hit a big slice with it. The 3 iron was the hardest club to hit. (as expected) On my best strikes it was close to 250. Ball flight was low, and I found it was easier to go left with this. I plan on testing this off the tee when I can (I use this as a fairway finder when I don't trust 3 wood, it's a little easier to hit off a tee)

The Callaway X Forged UT and the Titleist 718 T-MB were the clubs I hit the most. I'm a big Titleist fan, but I am using a Callaway/Toulon putter as well. So I think I'm fairly unbiased. I love the look of both clubs, but when in my bag the 718 T-MB looks a little better. When I'm about to swing, I think the X Forged UT is more confidence inspiring. It has a slightly thicker topline, but it's not thick either. I find it to be an excellent compromise between long iron and hybrid. The T-MB isn't exactly too thin, but it's rather thin on top. Still looks easier to hit than the usual long iron of course.

Both clubs feel really good, but the callaway gets the nod over the T-MB. The PXG 0311T beats both for feel though. Which isn't surprising. Any forged long iron would feel excellent.

Both utility irons were plenty long. I had a some go over 250 with both 3 irons. But most stayed in the 235 to 245 range. It seemed like mishits with the UT still went 225+, which surprised me. The T-MB was no slouch either.


Ball flight was between the long iron and the hybrid. (duh) I was glad they weren't going too high. I like having a nice low trajectory with a utility.


Most important though, both utility irons performed well. I was going back and forth between them, struggling to find which I liked better. I realized that I felt a little more confident with the X Forged UT, and I found that the UT also had the edge on forgiveness.



All this being said, I would be happy with both the X Forged UT and the T-MB. I like the looks of the tungsten on the Titleist, but I like having a hair more confidence while looking down on the UT (especially if it's my first shot in the tee without warm up)



I plan on testing the 0311X next, but I'm thinking I might order a UT or T-MB first.


Ping G400 LST 8.5 or G400 Max 9.5- Tensei Orange 70 TX or Graphite Design AD TP 6TX or T1100 75 6.5 or Dual Core 60 TX
Ping G400 Stretch AD TP 8TX
Cobra King Utility 19.5 - HZRDUS 105 6.5 or Titleist 816 H2 19 Degree with Diamana D+ 90 X
4 to PW PXG 0311T - Project X LZ 6.5
Titleist Vokey Wedgeworks SM6 RAW - 50F - 54S - 58M
Toulon Indianapolis or Taylormade Spider Slant Neck

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