When the X Forged and the Apex MB came out, I felt that the MB was the best looking blade that I had ever seen. I took the demo club from the pro shop out a few times and loved it. The look, the feel, the flight. Just awesome. I was getting ready to pull the trigger and scoop these up.
Then, on a whim, I took the X Forged to the range. I was indifferent to how it looked sitting in the bag, but behind the ball, it looks great. Thin top line, just a little longer blade than the MB.
But the feel. It just feels better to me. Just soft power.
I was able to shape the ball and control my trajectory as well or better than the MB.
What sealed the deal was trying both clubs side by side. I was alternating between the MB and the X Forged, but also hitting a driver or wedge on alternate shots to make it more like an "on course" demo. What I noticed is that the X Forged was much more forgiving. My ability to hit the X Forged the correct distance consistently was far greater than what I could do with the MB.
The funny thing is...
Althought I originally liked the look of the MB better. After hitting the X Forged so well, I now see it in a whole new light. It just looks great, feels great and performs better than anything that I have tried in its class.
@camalochmike thanks for your results. I have someone that plays with me and is Callaway "sponsored", and he found the same things as you. He now sports the X-forged as well. I think we'll find a lot of players this year going to those good looking X-forged irons. Thanks for posting your experience.
@camalochmike I'm right there with you. I absolutely love the way the MBs look. I like the way the XF looks.
Our local shop has a demo XF, but not MB. So, I ordered a 7 iron MB so I could test it. I've taken it out to the course many times and love the feel.
However, every time I go into the LGS, I grab the demo XF and hit on the launch monitor. I hit it really well.
I need to take my MB into the store and hit the MB and XF side by side. Then, I need to take them both to the course. I was so sure I was going to get a full set of MB, but now I'm having second thoughts. I might split the set with A-7 MBs, 6-4 XFs, and a 3 XF UT.
What I really want to do is buy a full set of both the MBs and XFs and UTs!!
Meanwhile us normal humans will continue type play Apex CF16 and Rogue Pro irons. Props to you guys who can actually hit those tiny MB and XF irons.
@PC98 Totally agree, love the Apex CF16's, they will stay in my bag for quite sometime .
I just noticed that Jim Furyk, who hasn't changed irons in a long long time, has switched to X Forged Irons. Phil Mickelson has some in the bag as well as a couple of other players. The X Forged seem to be a club that both amateurs and pro's are embracing pretty quickly.
I ordered mine about 10 days ago, I am really looking forward to getting them in my bag and bringing them out onto the course.
last week at my home course we had demo days. i went in looking to get fitted fo apex combo set. i was handed a x-forged iron and WOW i was impressed. i ordered my own combo set. apex cf 16 4 to 6 iron, 2018 x-forged 7 to pw. mack daddy 4 wedges 50,54,58 s-grind. TT x95 reg shafts one deg up plus golf pride cp2 grips. i will have to adjust lofts a deg for gapping but i think a great set.