Callaway X Hot Pro Irons 3-PW
The heads are a little smaller than the standard X Hot irons, so the distances are unlikely to be as long as them for that reason and due to a different face construction. There is no speed frame but a 'J frame' which basically means that there is no undercut cavity at the top of the iron. Instead the top line is a single piece of steel with an undercut cavirty in the sole like a letter J. This stiffens the top of the face and allows the bottom to flex more, thus providing the extra ball speed for more distance.
PLAYABILITY: Repeatable mid-launch, low-spin ball flight; moderately workable, favoring a draw over a fade; clubhead tears through rough with ease.
ACCURACY/FORGIVENESS: A highly consistent iron that does a good job of covering poor swings -- mis-hits maintain the character of good shots; a natural straight-shooter.
DISTANCE CONTROL: A real bruiser -- power is this club's hallmark; some testers find it to be a full club longer than others in the group; it wants to be swung hard.
FEEL: Delivers a firm, smashing sensation on full swings, with a more muted feel at low speeds; an overall heavy club, very stable through impact; delivers nice shock dampening on thin hits.
LOOK: Clean, compact head with angular lines and a medium-thick topline; more offset than others in the category; frames the ball nicely at address; non-glare brushed finish.
- These are the most precise grooves we've ever put in an iron of this type, and they're designed to deliver more control and shot-shaping for pinpoint accuracy.
- This technology fine tunes sound while also providing crisp, dynamic feel and playability.
- This new face technology provides pro performance with the distance, feel and workability that better players demand.