Our score: Overall: 5 Need To Know Forgiving for a players iron, heaps of control, consistent PRICE: £1049.00 YEAR: from 2017 Editor Review Add your review! Callaway X-Forged iron review Submitted by Charlie Lemay on Thu, 02 Nov 2017 Callaway dropped two player irons a few weeks ago in the Apex MB and the X-Forged, both at retail in 2018. REVIEW: CALLAWAY APEX MB IRON While both are designed for the best ball strikers, the X-Forged is aimed at the player that still wants a little bit of forgiveness in their wrenches. Looks A modern slant on a traditional chassis. This cavity back iron is streamlined, with a medium-thin topline and sole. While still looking stunning behind the ball, you feel a lot more confident lining this one up than the Apex MB. The design on the back of the club is funky, adding a bit extra to the overall design. It has a slightly more matted finish compared to the shiny MB. Feel and sound Soft, light, pure. Not quite as full bodied as the Apex MB, but a delightful feel no less. A slighter lighter thwack at impact compared to the MB. Performance Up against the Apex MB, the X-Forged offered a small distance increase, but was comparable in the control and consistency stakes thanks to the 20V grooves. Where it offers more is in the forgiveness stakes - as you would expect from a cavity backed club compared to a blade. The extra MOI have us a decent dollop of help on off centre hits - relative, of course, as this is a players iron. Turf interaction is also outstanding, allowing the club to get through the ground and aiding a crisp strike. Verdict Comparable to the Apex MB regarding control and consistency, while offering a decent whack of forgiveness, particularly for a players iron. An appealing feel, but an 9/10 in this department while the Apex MB is a 10/10. The best players may want to use a split set. An outstanding iron that will have the best ball strikers purring. Rating Performance 100 Quality 100 Value 60 Overall 100 Please login or create an account to post your review!