Callaway X Forged CB Irons Review

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Yes, it's quite obvious what you should do... sel... ah hell, I can't in good conscience finish that thought! 😂 Pretty awesome that they are working so well for you after you committed to giving them a real chance. I can't even imagine what your PB is. Must be low 60s, ya?
Ya. I might need to make a thread for some feedback on posting this one. Only got through 16 before sunset, and as a plus filling in the rest is a little weird.

It's definitely making me re-think the combo point with the MB's a little bit. Or at least opening myself up to thinking about it. I was too tired and nauseous to want to worry about trying hard to control the scoring clubs, and letting them be worked just fine. It's not a very launchy combo with the IO 6.5. Might need to work out a couple exact distances on a warmer day though. I'll definitely stick with them for a bit and see how much they continue to impress. I really have loved the numbers since session #1.

And then I can sell them to you when the new Apex come out.. :p
 

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Ya. I might need to make a thread for some feedback on posting this one. Only got through 16 before sunset, and as a plus filling in the rest is a little weird.

It's definitely making me re-think the combo point with the MB's a little bit. Or at least opening myself up to thinking about it. I was too tired and nauseous to want to worry about trying hard to control the scoring clubs, and letting them be worked just fine. It's not a very launchy combo with the IO 6.5. Might need to work out a couple exact distances on a warmer day though. I'll definitely stick with them for a bit and see how much they continue to impress. I really have loved the numbers since session #1.

And then I can sell them to you when the new Apex come out.. :p
It would have been hard for me to not finish in the dark if I was gonna beat my PB.

It will make my life easier if the new Apex are unappealing...which is highly unlikely! :ROFLMAO:
 

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It would have been hard for me to not finish in the dark if I was gonna beat my PB.

It will make my life easier if the new Apex are unappealing...which is highly unlikely! :ROFLMAO:
Wasn't an option. I would have, even though I can't see for crap in low light.

They don't look unappealing to me!! 🔥
 

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I'm not even asleep yet and I'm kind of having X Forged dreams. That was really something...
 

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I'm not even asleep yet and I'm kind of having X Forged dreams. That was really something...
I really need to find these in a demo cart and try them out. I think I need more forgiveness but they look so good
 

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I'm not even asleep yet and I'm kind of having X Forged dreams. That was really something...
:cool::cool: Gonna take some shafts in to get tipped and gripped and hopefully remember to ask if they have XF CB demos.
 

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I usually cut together a few outdoor strikes from my first rounds so I have a reference for sound on an iron set, but all I can tell with these is that I've played them in a very wide variety of temperatures and situations so far. :LOL:.

It's all over the map. Kind of crazy for how consistent the feel is. Or impressive.. Is that impressive of them?
 
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Once again our local golf store disappointed by not having these in stock to check out. They did have the utility iron and I thought the license plate weight looked better in person than in pictures. It seemed like a very nice size for that type of club, pretty confidence inspiring. Hopefully they get the actual iron sets in soon.
 

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Once again our local golf store disappointed by not having these in stock to check out. They did have the utility iron and I thought the license plate weight looked better in person than in pictures. It seemed like a very nice size for that type of club, pretty confidence inspiring. Hopefully they get the actual iron sets in soon.
At address these are marvelous, and overall shaping is well done IMO. The license plate on the back...wouldn't stop me from buying but I feel they could have done better.
 
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Stopped in at local shop to give these a look and possible hit a few. Really curious about the i/o shafts but of course they are no where to be found and they weren’t sure when they would get them. I’m surprised they don’t even have it in the fitting cart yet
 

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Stopped in at local shop to give these a look and possible hit a few. Really curious about the i/o shafts but of course they are no where to be found and they weren’t sure when they would get them. I’m surprised they don’t even have it in the fitting cart yet
That's really disappointing. The IO's have been out for quite a while now, but I know a couple places here didn't have them to try until the X Forged CB's showed up. It's a really nice pairing. I hope you get a chance to try it soon.
 

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Once again our local golf store disappointed by not having these in stock to check out. They did have the utility iron and I thought the license plate weight looked better in person than in pictures. It seemed like a very nice size for that type of club, pretty confidence inspiring. Hopefully they get the actual iron sets in soon.
That’s crazy. Fargo Austads has the demo heads. If work brings you up this way, check them out.
 
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Paired the 4, 5, 6, of these today with the P7MC. Had been thinking about it for a while, and I kind of like it. The X Forged long irons work really well for me with the IO 6.5, but the shape gets to me more the shorter they get so the more compact and slightly less offset MC's actually fit pretty well visually and otherwise. The MC's I have shafted a little heavier and I kind of liked that difference too. Felt like I could go after the X Forged with a little more speed and that approach worked well on a couple long par 3's and into the longer holes. Seems like a really easy setup to want to swing harder on. They could end up getting replaced by the Apex Pros, but I don't think I'd have too much issue keeping a few of the longer ones of these aroudnd.
 

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