FIRST LOOK: Callaway X Hot ironsDecember, 2012
Higher ball speeds and greater distance are what the new irons are all about
With Speed Frame Face Technology, borrowed from the X Hot Driver, these new Callaway irons are configured to create higher ball speeds and greater distance. Tested as being 3mph faster and 10 yards further than RAZR X irons, they feature stronger lofts (a market trend), and a very low CG that doesn’t compromise a traditional ball flight trajectory or stopping power into greens.
With a Deep Undercut Cavity Design, which has allowed for the very low and deep CG, creating maximum forgiveness without losing aesthetic appeal when positioned behind the ball, X Hot is perfect for the ‘game enjoyer’.
The Feel Management medallion in the cavity of the club, an homage to Callaway irons of the past, fine-tunes a crisp, positive impact and stops unwanted vibration reaching the hands of the golfer.
Callaway has also opted for a Speed Step 85 steel shaft as standard, replacing Uniflex, so golfers now have a choice of more industry accepted regular or stiff flex options. Graphite and ladies versions are also available.
"Callaway say the X Hots are 3mph faster and 10 yards longer than their Razr X irons."
FOUR KEY TECHNOLOGIES
Speed Frame Face Technology
A combination of VFTand Hyperbolic Face Technology creates a larger sweet spot and increases ball speeds across the face for longer, more consistent distance. Technology borrowed from the X-Hot Driver has been applied to the irons to create higher ball speeds and greater distance.
Deep Undercut Cavity Design
Deep clubface/undercut cavity system enables engineers to precisely position the CG, increase face compliance and engineer the face of each individual iron to maximise ball speed.
Feel Management Technology
Produced through a dual material medallion that fine-tunes sound and promotes a crisp, dynamic feel at higher ball speeds.
Speed Step 85 Lightweight steel shaft
Steel shaft is available in both regular and stiff flexes along with lightweight graphite options
Read more about the X Hot irons range here
Read more about the X Hot Pro irons here
The SRPs and availability dates of these new irons are yet to be confirmed