Callaway Golf is introducing new iterations of its player’s irons, announcing its new version of the X Forged irons and the Apex MB irons.
Like most player’s irons, these are gorgeous pieces of engineering and metal work that aren’t really for the average golfer. These are irons for upper-echelon players — you know, the single-digit-or-better kind of player who makes a lot of contact near the center of the face
Callaway Golf X Forged irons
The X Forged irons don’t get updated too often. That’s kind of the reality of irons for better players. There are only so many things that can be improved about them. The pieces can be made thinner. The weight can be distributed better. Certain facets of the design can be slightly more forgiving, and specs can be improved.
That’s precisely what has happened in updating the X Forged, which is a single-piece, cavity-back iron. The big improvements here are updating these irons to fit contemporary iron designs, including a progressive center of gravity (lower and deeper as the iron numbers get lower), an improved sole design for better turf interaction and better groove structure.
In particular, the triple net forged head has 20V grooves to improve spin control from any lie, including trying to prevent fliers from grabbing your ball in the rough.
Callaway Golf Apex MB irons
The Apex MBs are the tour-inspired muscleback offering, designed specifically for the requests and needs of the best players in the world. It has a thinner topline, and it’s the smallest-sized iron head the company makes. The 1025 Carbon steel head is soft and has a chrome finish most players like in a classic design.
Like with the X Forged, the progressive center of gravity helps set ideal trajectory for each iron to improve control. The 20V grooves help controls pin and prevent fliers.
Both the Callaway Golf X Forged and Apex MB irons are $1,300 for an eight-piece set and available Nov. 3.