The X Forged is a tour-inspired forged cavity back iron crafted by design-chief Roger Cleveland with direct input from Callaway’s Tour players.
We’re not dealing with a muscleback, but the X Forged is definitely a smaller and sleeker looking iron.
The X Forged iron will appeal to lower handicap players who are looking for feedback and workability more so than distance and forgiveness.
The X Forged irons feature CG (Center of Gravity) Height Progression.
What this means is the center of gravity is lower in the long irons for a higher ball flight. The X Forged also feature V Grooves.
According to Callaway, V Grooves are the most precise grooves ever put in an iron of this type. They’re designed to deliver more control and shot-shaping for pinpoint accuracy.
Hitting balls with the X Forged, you immediately feel the benefits of the V Grooves.
It’s almost like you can feel the ball stay on the face for a split second longer.
Size-wise, the X Forged seem to fit perfectly between a muscleback and a cavity back iron.
At address you’re looking down at an iron that heel-to-toe gives the impression of having a little meat behind the ball and that inspires a good level of confidence before even starting the swing.