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Callaway Utility prototype is coming to retail....


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#1 Turbosnake

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 12:27 PM

I just talked to a sales rep at Callaway pre-owned and he said that Chip was in town last week and confirmed that the X prototype utility is coming to retail in the next few months.  FYI..


i wish i had a press release or something more concrete,  but i felt like some of you would like to know....

Jason

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Edited by easyyy, 13 December 2012 - 08:17 AM.
added pics for you ;)


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Posted 24 August 2012 - 12:48 PM

:idhitit:   Nice...no info on price, I presume?
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Posted 24 August 2012 - 01:00 PM

You forgot.

You're Welcome!!!

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 01:05 PM

Great news!  I'm in for two of these bad boys!!!

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 01:39 PM

That is very exciting.  Thank you for the info.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 01:52 PM

View Postkekoa, on 24 August 2012 - 01:00 PM, said:

You forgot.

You're Welcome!!!

oh yeah sorry...

"You're Welcome"

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 03:12 PM

Can't wait for these things! Any info on what degrees you are going to be able to get these in?

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 03:17 PM

View Postm4tTy333, on 24 August 2012 - 03:12 PM, said:

Can't wait for these things! Any info on what degrees you are going to be able to get these in?

View Postm4tTy333, on 24 August 2012 - 03:12 PM, said:

Can't wait for these things! Any info on what degrees you are going to be able to get these in?

It's probably going to be 18, 21 & 24 lofts.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 04:59 PM

Great news.  I had a chance to hit a 21 degree with a KBS C taper shaft.  The feel is amazing, as is the turf interaction.  The head is also not as long or as big as it looks on the photos on the web. It frames nicely  behind the ball.   It is a very forgiving club , and IMO is easier to control than a hybrid of the same loft.   If you have hit an Exotics CB1 FW the utility proto has the same explosive feel/click at impact.  The sole grind is what makes this club special.  You know how easy it is to hit irons on new range mats, where the club sort of glides into the ball, That is what you get with the X utility. I have hit it on both bent and bermuda FWS, and it is equally good on both types of grass.  It will be interesting to see what shaft options are offered. The weight in the sole is smaller than the RAZR Fit weights ( 8 grams in the one I hit),  but is compatible with the wrench.  I used to use the CGB utility that IS JAPAN only. The X proto is in a different league.  I wonder if they will offer an additional loft of 27 degrees when it comes to retail.

Edited by driverhead, 24 August 2012 - 05:06 PM.


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Posted 24 August 2012 - 05:52 PM

View Postdriverhead, on 24 August 2012 - 04:59 PM, said:

Great news.  I had a chance to hit a 21 degree with a KBS C taper shaft.  The feel is amazing, as is the turf interaction.  The head is also not as long or as big as it looks on the photos on the web. It frames nicely  behind the ball.   It is a very forgiving club , and IMO is easier to control than a hybrid of the same loft.   If you have hit an Exotics CB1 FW the utility proto has the same explosive feel/click at impact.  The sole grind is what makes this club special.  You know how easy it is to hit irons on new range mats, where the club sort of glides into the ball,    That is what you get with the X utility. I have hit it on both bent and bermuda FWS, and it is equally good on both types of grass.  It will be interesting to see what shaft options are offered. The weight in the sole is smaller than the RAZR Fit weights ( 8 grams in the one I hit),  but is compatible with the wrench.  I used to use the CGB utility that IS JAPAN only. The X proto is in a different league.  I wonder if they will offer an additional loft of 27 degrees when it comes to retail.

Great info, thanks for sharing!


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Posted 24 August 2012 - 05:57 PM

View PostTheMoneyShot, on 24 August 2012 - 01:05 PM, said:

Great news!  I'm in for two of these bad boys!!!
Oh no...It begins...  :D

Edited by tbowles411, 24 August 2012 - 05:57 PM.


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#12 TheMoneyShot

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 06:04 PM

View Posttbowles411, on 24 August 2012 - 05:57 PM, said:

View PostTheMoneyShot, on 24 August 2012 - 01:05 PM, said:

Great news!  I'm in for two of these bad boys!!!
Oh no...It begins...  :D

Lol, you knew that was coming....

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 06:07 PM

View PostTheMoneyShot, on 24 August 2012 - 06:04 PM, said:

View Posttbowles411, on 24 August 2012 - 05:57 PM, said:

View PostTheMoneyShot, on 24 August 2012 - 01:05 PM, said:

Great news!  I'm in for two of these bad boys!!!
Oh no...It begins...  :D

Lol, you knew that was coming....
Yeah...I'll put you down for all three.  We'll just save time that way!

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 06:08 PM

View Postkekoa, on 24 August 2012 - 01:00 PM, said:

You forgot.

You're Welcome!!!
Exactly what I was thinking when I saw the thread title. Well played sir.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 06:47 PM

T,

Depending on the offered lofts you may be spot on with that!


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Posted 24 August 2012 - 07:00 PM

Saw Els hit one on 7 on the Black today. Couldn't tell which one it was but he crushed it. Almost made eagle.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 07:13 PM

View Postjohnnypro, on 24 August 2012 - 07:00 PM, said:

Almost made eagle.

I´ll take that one ;)
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Posted 24 August 2012 - 08:39 PM

I think it may replace my hybrid if it's as good as I think it is :)

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 08:42 PM

View PostBangin, on 24 August 2012 - 08:39 PM, said:

I think it may replace my hybrid if it's as good as I think it is :)

No more hybrids for me once these come out.  I may finally be able to bench my long irons for good now.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 08:45 PM

I Only use 1 fairway wood, 1 hybrid. But if this thing is the real deal I'm gonna be selling something...  I want one bad!


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Posted 24 August 2012 - 08:47 PM

View PostTheMoneyShot, on 24 August 2012 - 08:42 PM, said:

View PostBangin, on 24 August 2012 - 08:39 PM, said:

I think it may replace my hybrid if it's as good as I think it is :)

No more hybrids for me once these come out.  I may finally be able to bench my long irons for good now.
But you can hit your long irons...but I get why you would do it.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 09:12 PM

View Posttbowles411, on 24 August 2012 - 08:47 PM, said:

View PostTheMoneyShot, on 24 August 2012 - 08:42 PM, said:

View PostBangin, on 24 August 2012 - 08:39 PM, said:

I think it may replace my hybrid if it's as good as I think it is :)

No more hybrids for me once these come out.  I may finally be able to bench my long irons for good now.
But you can hit your long irons...but I get why you would do it.

The problems rise when I am in the rough or I get an ood ball lie with a long iron, I pay the price.  I just cannot seem to dial in my distances with hybrids so I have stuck with long irons.  These utilities seem like they will be the best of both worlds.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 09:49 PM

i wonder if the weights are the same as in the Fit Driver?  that would be awesome for us that have the full weight kit

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 10:13 PM

View PostBangin, on 24 August 2012 - 09:49 PM, said:

i wonder if the weights are the same as in the Fit Driver?  that would be awesome for us that have the full weight kit

The weights are smaller in the utilities unfortunately.  That is directly from another member who has hit it already.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 04:06 AM

They need something to kick start sales to better players. Really lost their way wiht sub 10 hcp gear.


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Posted 25 August 2012 - 09:47 AM

X2 I hated a lot of the past models. Fingers crossed.
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:03 AM

Can't wait to try this guy out.
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:07 AM

Talked to our Callaway rep yesterday...asked him about price point ...and he claimed he did not know..also said they will be completely revamping their iron offerings...but I guess that is no big surprise...let's hope these things rock!!!!
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:30 AM

View Postjohnstitch, on 25 August 2012 - 04:06 AM, said:

They need something to kick start sales to better players. Really lost their way wiht sub 10 hcp gear.

Their X Muscleback irons are probably the best blades on the market appealing to better players.  I do agree with you when it comes to the drivers, fwys and hybrids.  It looks as if they are listening and will be delivering...

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:31 AM

In a few months when the golf season is all but dead???...(for me anyway)...  Booo on you Callaway!    I'm not willing to wait so I ended up ordering a Yonex Zero 18* w/ Matrix Program 95.

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