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2014 Hot List: Game-Improvement Irons

Serious changes are evident across the board

March 2014

Drivers | Fairway woods | Hybrids | Game-Improvement Irons | Super Game-Improvement Irons | Players Irons | Wedges | Mallet Putters | Blade Putters


LISTED ALPHABETICALLY | (L) LOW-HANDICAPPER | (M) MIDDLE-HANDICAPPER

2014 Hotlist Game-Improvement Irons: CALLAWAY X2 HOT

CALLAWAY X2 HOT

STREET PRICE: $800
LOFTS: 6-iron: 26, PW: 44

TECH TALK: A large undercut channel allows the face and sole to be thinner than the previous X Hot, boosting ball speed. A "stabilizing arch" moves the hot spot on the face lower, in line with the impact location on most iron shots.

PLAYER COMMENTS:
L: "The turf interaction is like a tractor plowing through a field."
M: "The short irons launch the ball so high you won't need spin to stop it."

HOT: This is more than a mere follow-up to the X Hot. This is a fresh approach to iron design for Callaway where the game-improvement features are hidden in a more pleasing shape. Subtle improvements, such as 2 to 4 degrees more bounce for better turf interaction, weren't lost on our panelists.
NOT: If you purchase the 54-degree sand wedge, it makes getting the 59-degree lob wedge almost a must.

INFO: callawaygolf.com
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