Callaway X2 Hot Irons Review

Striving for continuous improvement!

Callaway is known for adding value to its products. Having said this, rather than providing multiple options to the buyers, it is improving each of its successive products in an attempt to customize them for each type of buyer.

Low to Mid Handicappers who usually prefer ‘Game Enhancement’ irons for more forgiveness can go for the X2 Hot Iron due to the premium features that it offers. It has gone further than its predecessor, the Callaway X Hot Iron in terms of distance feel and forgiveness. Many pro-golfers say that after purchasing the X2 Hot, they observed that its predecessors had faults that they never noticed.

Quick Specifications

Cast Steel Construction

The X2 Hot has a distinctive chevron shaped silver arches cast into the back of their cavities. They are designed to look as though they are a part of the cavity and not cast into it. This feature dramatically improves the feel and the sound of the irons as they stabilize that particular portion of the face. Upon impact, the lower part flexes more, giving a larger sweet spot for the mid to high handicapper.

The backside of the face has a deep undercut that increases the ball distance. The cast arches have offset the absence of 455 steel from its predecessor Apex iron. To help the high-handicapper achieve more distance, the shaft has been designed with lightweight steel that gives ultimate control over shots.

Muscle Back Element

The back of the clubface has a significant muscle element that helps you produce better shots even during off-center strikes. An excellent complement to the muscle is the Centre of Gravity that has been pulled down to the base of the golf club to the sole so that extra strength in the loft should launch the ball higher.

The iron’s 37WV grooves give you maximum spin from the rough and a higher ball flight.

Let’s Review

ProsCons
At half the price of the Callaway Apex, the X2 Hot iron wins the market with its breathtaking features.

 The undercut ‘technology’ makes the club very lively while striking the ball.

 The lighter X2 Hot iron is easy to use, especially considering the weight of the X Hot Iron, which was known for being clunky and cumbersome.

 Maximum perimeter weighting makes it easier to hit due to the widening of the sweet spot.

 Downrange consistency has been reduced by 40% due to the high MOI and repositioned COG.

 The sole of the iron has been designed to perform well within the greens.

 It offers short stability that lets you feel more confident while approaching the turf.

 The sound upon impact may not be liked by golfers who were used to hitting with the Callaway Apex.

Length of the iron may present problems related to spin rate and launch angle for high handicappers.

 Beginners and high-handicappers may need a lot of practice to master their swing power to get consistent shots.

The iron and wood range of the Callaway has given it some phenomenal success in the last decade. If you are looking for a club that lets you unleash your full swing power, then try this ‘out-of-the-box’ iron that promises explosive distance and unbeatable forgiveness!


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