Callaway X-24 Irons Boast Distance Improvement
Late last month, Callaway Golf unveiled the newest addition to their popular 'X-Series' line of irons: the X-24's. While this series has been a common iron choice for most amateurs, Callaway is stating that the X-24 series is the hottest rendition to date.
The GolfChannel website reports the following, as seen on CallawayGolf.com:
The X-24s certainly look different from previous versions, what with the dark, PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) finish that reduces glare and gives the clubs a sleek, stealth-like appearance. And while Callaway employs many of the same technologies with them that made X-Series irons bestsellers the past 13 years – such as VFT Face Technology for hotter and more forgiving clubfaces and Precision Notch Weighting for optimal center-of-gravity positioning – they say they have added a few new features to make the X-24s even longer.
One of the ways the golf manufacturer implemented increased distance into this line of irons is by making each club slightly longer than normal specifications, according to Dan Stevens, manager of industrial design for Callaway.
“We changed the configuration of the clubs a bit,” Stevens explains. “We made them a little longer, and we strengthened the lofts throughout the sets while we continued to use our core technologies to maintain optimum forgiveness and accuracy. As a result, the irons produce faster ball speeds across the clubface and deliver maximum distance.”
Personally, I am looking forward to trying these clubs as I struggle with distance consistency in my long and mid-irons. Having been a major fan of TaylorMade products for the last few years, perhaps this line of irons will sway my opinion slightly.