I wonder if Callaway can create/produce irons as awesone as Taylormade's P790. Boy, I just tested at the local golf shop and was impressed how easy TM irons are, feel and distance it gives with one great looks. I have been Callaway guy, mostly woods and irons, but got rid of my irons and I am up for new set. Any comments or recommendations for new set? And I also wonder if anyone recommend graphite shafts like Aerotech Steelfiber. I use STIFF shafts, but the last ones were too soft and balls went too high. I tested two Mamiya Recoil shafts, but not Aerotech, but curious. Much appreciate it for your advice. Thanks.
can't go wrong with the steelhead xr pros or epic combo set irons.I have both , for all out distance the epic irons are hard to beat. My xr pros have project x graphite shafts and my epic set has project x lz 95 steel shafts.The project x lz are the closest to graphite feel and dampening I have tried. The project x graphite in my xr pros are a little hard to flight down , but are not to bad to work right to left sometimes a little to left LOL.
I have not hit the TM new irons, but I would put my epic irons up against any of them. A lot has to do with how you get fitted. I did an hour fitting to get the right shaft for my Epic irons. I am not a fan of buying off the rack or big box store fitting. There is a limit on knowledge and available shafts etc.
Your preference all depends on how they adjust the lie and loft for your swing numbers. Steel head Pros, and the Epic irons are as good as any other brand out there. Its all about the amount of money you have to spend. In other words you get what you pay for. I know they are working on a new Apex head but it will be a while before we see it.
I took a look att he specs,
The TM model had a .5 degree lower loft on the 5 and same loft on the PW. also the lengths are stated on the .75 and.25 instead of the inch and .5 inch. for instance the 5 in the TM line is 37.75 where the callys start at the 38.
now we are done to selecting a soft feeling forged iron and a shaft. Callaway offers two models, the EPIC and the APEX that fit the forged line up. although there are leaked picutres of another iron coming out soon.
I am a recoil fan, the latest model that came out in the Steel head pro or the tourspx models certainly hit the ball lower.
However I would also suggest that maybe you would like to try a slightly heavier shaft say in the 105 range. it might just be the weight of the club is a catylist for a slightly earily release where the heavier shaft might be proper.
Just a thought
Steelhead Pro's all day long with KBS shafts. I don't see anyone besides Mizuno even coming close in that catagory. I didn't have the dialed shafts in the TM's, but the Steelhead was more consistent in dispersion and yardage. I am lucky in that just about any club i hit is going to get good distance. so the most important thing to me is consistancy of a club and with irons the Steelhead is the best i have hit as far as hitting the spot i'm aming for every time. There might be clubs that are longer by a few yards but honestly hitting the ball 5 yards further isn't really going to make a difference to anyones game. I want to know that if i put a good swing on it i'm going to be within 3 yards everytime. The second most important thing to me is being left or right of the target. My standard iron shot is a fade because I know I can control left or right of a fade easier then a draw. I have not hit a club that gives me the consistancy that the steelhead pro's did. Yes my MB's are more consistent on the low end of the bag, but they aren't quite as forgiving when i'm not playing at least 2 or 3 rounds a week. To me i don't think Callaway will have any problems staying on top of the iron market no matter what the others bring to the table.