FIRST LOOK!! 2010 Callaway WARBIRD irons
Posted 20 September 2009 - 07:43 PM
They're basically an x-18 with a thicker (big bertha-ish) topline, and no bore-thru. Definitely nothing new. I think they were likely released as a filler to make up for their 2 year cycle vs. Taylor Made's 1 year (or less) cycle, competing with old Taylor Made stock.
Posted 20 September 2009 - 07:47 PM
no they dont need to have tour exc on them and adams, taylor made, and nike have not made an iron this bad. yes some of them may be ugly but for example the new adams a4os irons lower the center of gravity so much even my grandfather hits them 20 yards futher. the taylormade burner os were ugly but also newage and had modern tech. these are simply a copy of an older model -- which is ripping people off. they could buy an older set of callaways or even a knock off set and prob do just as well.
TaylorMade Burner TP 15* / Oban Revenge
Titleist 712U 18* / KBS Tour X
Miura CB 501 / KBS Tour S HardStepped1x
Miura 50Y 56K Vokey 60M / KBS Tour HiRev
Odyssey White Hot Pro V-Line
Posted 20 September 2009 - 07:49 PM
Cheap looking, obviously built to a price, RRP was the lowest I have ever seen for a new model set of Callaway irons.
Having said that, they looked pretty good for a set of irons for the average golfer or someone just starting out.
That head shape just plain works for people that need forgiveness, so for the price that they are on offer for they are a bargain!
Posted 21 September 2009 - 01:16 AM
There is no way that this is for the coming model - the notch weights look like the last design.
Posted 21 September 2009 - 04:27 AM
Posted 21 September 2009 - 08:56 AM
r9 TP *Tour Issue* 14* UST V2
FT Tour 17* UST V2
585H 21* Aldila NV
r9 TP B 4+ TP MC 5-PW DG S400
Cleveland Forged 588 54* & 58* DG TC
Posted 21 September 2009 - 11:10 AM
I could be mistaken tho.....This wouldnt be the first time a company has produced a product specific to Golftown.
And for price point, when we first got them in they were special buy for $468.88. So I hope they arent releasing these at full pop......
Posted 21 September 2009 - 11:15 AM
They have the following game improvement irons on or about to be on the market
Posted 21 September 2009 - 12:12 PM
Yeah go ahead and continue to drive your Pinto, OK?
Posted 21 September 2009 - 05:19 PM
Has been on sale in Australia for nearly all of this year. Price is about half the price of a set of X22 irons. Sold in retail golf shops not in Pro shops.
Posted 22 September 2009 - 02:16 PM
Posted 20 January 2010 - 04:36 PM
Edited by Brutus3, 20 January 2010 - 04:37 PM.
Posted 21 January 2010 - 12:04 AM
Posted 21 January 2010 - 02:35 AM
Edited by mozgolf, 21 January 2010 - 02:47 AM.
Posted 21 January 2010 - 12:55 PM
I'm in Canada and if I was advising a beginner on a good set of clubs on a budget I'd tell them to spend the extra $200 on a new set of A7s from Adams than these. The Adams look better and have two great hybrids included rather than long irons.
Posted 09 February 2010 - 01:50 AM
Went to re-shaft my x20 irons at the local golf shop - regular Graphite to Dynamic Gold s300 - due to my swing speed 85-90 mph (was quite inconsistent with regular graphite shafts). Local golf shop sized my swing but was unable to re-shaft as the x20s require Callaway to reshaft to DG SS300. As there was no way to customise to DG s300, the lateral-thinking LGS guy proposed I swap my year old x-20s for a brand new warbird iron set (4-SW) with uniflex shaft for the same cost of re-shafting ($300). I was sceptical at first because I liked my x-20s and had never heard of Warbird, but could not resist trying the Warbirds because it was such a great deal. Hit about 50 balls with a 6 iron and computer launch monitor at the shop with the new warbirds. Nailed every shot dead centre on the club with 0-4 m dispersion. Also, my swing speed was consistently 95 mph. The club head felt almost identical to my x-20s - very forgiving, very straight. The warbirds, even with the uniflex shaft, felt lighter and so much more consistent (unlike my x20s with regular 75g graphite which I was hitting 75% sweet - shaft way too whippy).
I have to admit, I was set on DG S300 shafts but Im very happy with the uniflex (having read a lot about uniflex, I reckon uniflex is highly under-rated). I now hope to take my golf to the next level.
Again, I agree that the warbirds look ugly (wouldn't go as far as 'K-mart specials'). Its all about the bling with clubs, but who gives a toss when you can shave your score by 6 shots.
Will try to give an update on the performance in the near future.
Posted 09 February 2010 - 09:32 AM
I'll give you an example. I played professional paintball for about 4 years at the highest levels. There were several companies that came out with 1000-1500 guns every 3-4 months. People had a hard time keeping up (though many tried). Eventually people got tired and stopped buying. So what happened was the industry consolidated and substantially fewer companied remain. The ones that survived were the ones that had options like the above irons. Now you can get a tournament level paintball gun and all the other equipment you need like protective gear, an air supply, and paint for the price point the market is willing to pay (in this case about 500). WORR Games who was arguably the paintball industry's Callaway began selling their markers in several sporting goods chains with equipment just like this. Eventually they were bought and rolled into another company which I don't see happening to Callaway but then again it is possible.
I don't think it will be much longer for many companies and think that this is already happening. We may already be seeing it with Nickent no longer around. I can tell you many companies that had big stands at the PGA Merchandise Show last year had much smaller ones this year. Some companies didn't even come.
Posted 09 February 2010 - 11:37 PM
...... and that's when they will buy a set of Pings!
Edited by Ionsachop, 09 February 2010 - 11:43 PM.