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Callaway Fusion Wide Sole Irons Review

Oct. 8, 2006     By     Comments (46)

Callaway's Fusion Wide Sole irons promise to help you improve your game without doing anything to your swing. Possible? Check out our review to find out.

Callaway Fusion Wide Sole IronsLet's face it: the average American male golfer's handicap is 16; the average female handicap is 29. There are a lot of us who can use all the help our equipment can give us.

Callaway's Fusion Wide Sole irons join a growing industry trend to create a wide-sole, large-face, generously offset iron for the average golfer. The original Fusions were heralded as some of the most forgiving irons ever made. The Fusion Wide Soles took that forgiving design even further.

Do the Callaway Wide Sole irons live up to their ultra-forgiving promise? I compared these irons to the regular Fusions and the forged clubs I normally play and came to some interesting conclusions. Take a look at what I found…

Design and Technology
The Callaway website says that the Fusion Wide Sole Irons "combine Fusion Technology - Callaway Golf's innovative weight distribution technology - with an advanced multi-material design to create an oversized game-improvement iron. The result is an iron that plays longer and offers unmatched performance an playability."

Fusion Wide sole and Fusion irons
Similar in general design to the original Fusions, the Wide Sole irons are Fusions on steroids. Or you could view them as Fusions that ate too much ice cream and had all the weight go to their butts.

There is no hiding that the Fusion Wide Sole Irons are game improvement top to bottom. Everything about this club has been designed to maximize the likelihood of hitting quality golf shots regardless of "minor" swing flaws.

According to Callaway, titanium weighs 35% less the steel used in a conventional iron clubhead. The "lightweight titanium body allows for a 25% larger clubhead than the Fusion Iron," according to a Fusion Wide Sole and Fusion comparison. Callaway has paired that lightweight titanium body to a heavy "Tunite" sole insert that lowers the center of gravity. This, in turn, helps golfers get the ball up in the air quickly. Callaway engineers also moved 77% of the clubhead's weight to the perimeter of the clubhead. This increased the moment of inertia (MOI) for increased forgiveness.

The Wide Sole's sole design "helps each iron in the set glide smoothly and easily through the turf to reduce clubhead digging or catching on missed shots."

Fusion and Fusion Wide Sole topline
There is no mistaking the Fusion Wide Sole topline, offset, and generous face size.

The Wide Sole irons share the unique TPU (thermoplastic urethane) insert that tunes face feel through decreased vibration. This material and design is meant to enhance a solid feel throughout the set.

Looks and Setup
These irons are big. You'll notice the large topline, sole, and face are a clear departure from tradition iron design. You may never have seen a pitching wedge quite like this. Sitting being the ball they are definitely bulkier than your average irons. Their appearance took a little getting used to.

Fusion Wide Sole back
The Fusion Wide Sole is a good looking iron. Technology is prominently and visible featured, and the gold accents featured on the standard Fusions are delightfully understated on the Wide Sole Fusions.

The irons are long from heel to toe which means the face has a lot of ball-striking real estate. The mid- and long-irons are definitely confidence inspiring as each iron, from the pitching wedge up, looks like a little hybrid. If you've ever stood over a blade-like 3-iron and started to tense up, these might be the irons for you.

White alignment aids sit to the right and left of the face and in the two lowest grooves. As a result, aligning the clubface to the target is very easy. Generous offset is clearly visible from the address position, which should help those who have trouble leaving shots out to the right.

While they do not look like your average iron, they are a good looking set of clubs which have nice styling from the ground up.

Performance
I'll be honest, I wasn't terribly excited about the Fusion Wide Sole Irons when I pulled them out of the box. They are clearly a departure from what I was used to and that large size took a little getting used to… until I saw how they perform. Callaway hasn't hidden the Wide Sole's technological assets and every ounce of forgiveness in iron design is squeezed out of the Fusion Wide Sole Irons. I was won over by how easy they are to play.

Callaway Fusion Wide Sole Toes
Here are staggered toe shots of the 9, 6, and 3 irons of the Fusion and Fusion Wide Soles. Notice the Fusion Wide Sole's traditional ferrule design, a Callaway first.

Feel
The Fusion Wide Soles have a muted but solid feel compared to the regular Callaway Fusions. You'll know if you've hit the ball in the center of the clubface, but you aren't going to get a ton of feedback on off-center hits unless you hit one off the end of the toe. This is what I expected from such a large iron. You will hear and feel a satisfying "click" when you hit a ball on the center of the clubface. I used the pitching wedge and short irons for bump-and-runs and they provided enough feel for those touch shots around the greens but nothing like a cut-muscle blade of course.

I noted a significant difference between the feel of the Fusions and the Fusion Wide Sole. The regular Fusions provide quite a bit more feel than the Wide Soles. I like the feel found in the regular Fusions. You'll have a pretty good idea of how you hit the ball with the Fusions. Not as much with the Wide Soles. Players who like and rely upon feel and feedback will find the Fusion Wide Soles don't tell them much.

Herein lies a decision any player must make in their choice of irons: Greater feel or greater forgiveness. Some irons do a better job of blending feel and forgiveness but every set of irons lies somewhere on the feel vs. forgiveness continuum. The Fusion Wide Soles are on the ultra-forgiving/not so much feel side.

Forgiveness on Off-Center Hits
The only place you'll find more forgiveness than the Wide Sole irons is at church. Towards the heel, toe, slightly thin, thick, it doesn't matter. If there is anything good about your swing, these clubs will find it. When I got less than solid contact I didn't lose much distance or accuracy.

The generous face doesn't penalize slightly off-center contact. You have to wander pretty far out towards the toe to notice a huge difference in feel or flight when compared to other irons. The Wide Soles are more forgiving than the Fusions particularly when you consider turn interaction.

Callaway Fusion sole shots
Seeing the difference in sole design up close and personal clarifies why the Wide Sole irons keep you from digging.

Turf Interaction
Being a Pacific Northwest resident, I deal with my fair share of wet and spongy conditions. Its easy to take a massive beaver pelt hitting the ball just a tad thick around here. The Wide Soles do a fantastic job of keeping the clubhead above ground when you get too steep.

It is pretty tough to hit a terrible shot with these sticks. I could feel these irons prevent me from digging a few times during the review. Most of all they put a smile on my face when I added up the score after the round was over. When your ball striking is inconsistent these irons will help you play more consistently.

If your misses are heavy, the Wide Soles will be a real asset. They played well on full and partial shots and on chips and pitches. They were great on delicate shots around the greens because it is really hard to stub one with the sole design. You know the kind of shot I'm talking about: you get a little tentative and chunk one around the greens. The Wide Soles help you avoid that kind of miss.

Wide Sole Face
See the Fusion Wide Sole face design and offset on the left, the Fusions on the right.

Ball Flight
I reviewed these with True Temper Dynamic Gold S300 stiff shafts installed and while I did notice the ball flight was higher it never ballooned or flew too high. A lighter shaft would allow you to get the ball up in the air very easily.

The Wide Soles are designed to get the ball up in the air quickly and they accomplish that goal. If you ever have trouble getting the ball up in the air these irons will certainly help you.

Grips
My set came gripped with Winn's V17 series ribbed grips. They are comfortable, have a design that allows you to get your hands on the club consistently, and allow you to put the club more in the fingers thanks to the ribbed design. They are comfortable and stable.

My only gripe with the Wide Sole grips is that they aren't as durable or as good in the rain as other rubber grips I use. The Fusions have stock rubber grips.

Fusion Wide Sole and Fusion factor Grips
Factory installed Winn grips are comfortable and allow you to set your hands on the club consistently due to their design. The Fusion Wide Sole grips are at top, rubber Fusions bottom.

Specs
The Wide Soles are anchored by a 46° pitching wedge with a 51° gap-, 56° sand-, and 60° lob-wedge available. The remaining lofts follow: 9-iron (41°), 8-iron (37°), 7-iron (33°), 6-iron (29°), 5-iron (26°), 4-iron (23.5°), 3-iron (21°), and 2-iron (18°).

Each club is available right- or left-handed. Three graphite and eight steel shafts are available in various configurations.

Conclusion
You'd be hard pressed to find a more forgiving iron. There were times when I'd shake my head and say, "I'll take that" after a less-than-desireable-swing produced a great result. Don't get me wrong: you've got to swing well to play good golf, but these clubs can squeeze blood out of the golf turnip. They are easy to hit and were very satisfying to have in the bag.

Their lack is in feel and feedback. It can be difficult to diagnose swing faults when you're not really sure where on the face you're hitting the ball.

But here's the real proof: I shot a personal best with these irons after only two rounds with them. You think Callaway's Wide Sole Irons work? I do. Some may find their unconventional look and sheer size overwhelming to the eyes but I think you'll get over it quickly when you see what a difference they make on the course. Those who realize that golf is a game of low scores will consider the Wide Sole Irons a trusted ally.

You can buy the Callaway Fusion Wide Sole irons at Edwin Watts.

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Discussion

  1. SBR67 says:

    Those are right up there with the old Cleveland 792 VAS irons on the ugly scale. I expect to see them on the ice with the NHL this season.

  2. polosail says:

    Smoothest and longest irons -- consistently half a club -- that I have come across. They have added to my confidence over the ball, including on shots demanding substantial shaping. Their reliability relaxes me across an entire round the way having a superior caddie does. Their size has become a positive mental element -- not unlike the reassuring bulk of my .45!

  3. Data23 says:

    I really like your review, specially about the forgiveness.
    Find "more forgiveness at church" and "if you have something good about your swing this clubs will find it" :lol: it is good!

  4. Jeff Smith says:

    Data, thanks for the kind words. Yeah, they are very forgiving irons… while not low profile by any stretch of the imagination they accomplish what they set out to do.

  5. Mike Williams says:

    I absolutely love these irons and will never play w/ anything else until Callaway brings out another set of these. If you notice the only negative review on these clubs is how they look. I could careless if they were purple w/ polka dots, they are the best damn irons I have ever played with. I have used Ping, taylor made, Nike,etc and they do not even compare to these irons.Not only are they very forgiving, they are extreme confident boosters. I have went from a 18 Handicap to a 12 w/ in 2 months. Dont even hesitate to purchase these irons and thank you Callaway for making such a great set.

  6. Jeff Smith says:

    If you notice the only negative review on these clubs is how they look.

    That is pretty much the consensus. They are great irons and so very easy to make good contact with.

    Some might say that their lack of feel and general clunkiness is a downside but for those who appreciate the most easy to hit iron in the business, they are gold. Solid, handicap lowering, gold.

  7. Leon says:

    Kudos to the photographer, especially on the mirror soles with rainbow effect shot ! Yeah, these irons are on my "if I win the lottery" shopping list, but short of that happening, the way my truck keeps needing a couple hundred $ every year about this time to pass inspection, I'll have to buddy-up to somebody who has a set and try to get written into his will, then hire a hit man LOL !

  8. Troy says:

    I hit both the original Fusions and the Wide Soles...I bought the Wide Soles that day...They are by far the easiest clubs to hit and I have had all brands...Nike, Taylormade, Cleveland, Cobra...you name it I have played it. These will not be leaving my bag anytime soon. I expect my handicap to drop to single digits from where it is now at about a 12. On a side note I also got fitted for the FT-5 driver and it is a very nice stick. Long and straight!

  9. Barry Hepburn says:

    I hope you guys are right I just ordered a set from the UK. for $800 Canadian. good deal! :wink:

    can't wait! :lol:

  10. Josh L says:

    I'm with "Barry Hepburn" Just got mine tonight so I will let you know. I hope there as good as all have made them out to be. :lol:

  11. Barry Hepburn says:

    ok,

    I got th irons, I went out twice with them, the first time was horrible, the second time out was a bit better. My old irons were a ping ISI-K. with those irons I hit down on the ball very hard and play very good with them, the Callaway irons I cannot hit down on the ball because of the off set. I have a question for the author and anybody else? do I have to hit the ball like a sweeping motion? I did hit some quality shots but I feel like I lost yardage, I used to hit a 9 iron 150, now I can barley make 150 with a 7 iron, maybe a I have to get to the range and hit a few thousand balls to get th eright feel?

    and feedback would be appreciated!

    thanks

  12. Jeff Smith says:

    The sole size, not the offset is preventing a more downward blow and may be the reason you're losing distance.

  13. Barry Hepburn says:

    What can I do to hit more solid shots with these clubs. It seems I have to swing the clubs harder than I usually do to hit a quality shot. for example: I hit my PW great until now. when I hit with this club I always get under the ball and leave a huge beaver tail and the ball goes 10 feet. any input on these clubs would be greatly appreciated!

    Barry

  14. Eddie says:

    Ok i need a little help, i'm going out to get my first set of clubs and am in between Fusion Wide Sole and Taylor Made r7 CBG Max. From what i'm hearing it sounds like the Wide Sole is the way to go. However the loss of distance sounds concerning. I hit the X20s yesterday and did fairly well w/them, will the wide soles make a dramatic difference? Anyone hit the Taylor Mades or x20s for comparison?

  15. Dewd says:

    I play the standard Fusions in 4-PW. As an experiment, I acquired a Fusion Wide Sole 4 iron to replace my standard 4 iron in search of a little extra forgiveness. I did find that it was hard to hit the Wide Sole fat, but other then that, I'd say the experiment was a bust. I simply could not get over the look at address and the complete lack of feel of the Wide Sole. As far as performance, I honestly can't say that it performed any better than my standard Fusion 4 iron. Besides looking like a '67 Buick tied to a stick at address, the club just flat out felt bad. Good hits, bad hits, didn't matter. Every hit felt the same....bad.

    Back to my standard Fusion now, and much happier.

  16. Howdy says:

    I am curious about the shaft in the Wide Sole. Is it the same bore-thru as the standard Fusion? Some pictures look like it is conventional shaft.

  17. Barry Hepburn says:

    ***UPDATE***

    I have played 10+ rounds now. I have worked out the demons with these clubs. I have found that you do NOT have to hit these irons hard, just a nice 3 quarter swing, the club does all the work for you. I can now hit my 9 iron 150yds now. One thing I was amazed by was the back spin with these clubs. 8-PW I get crazy dancing on the green (2-10 spin) not always good, its hard to place you ball on the green when the spin in going sideways and backwards, although my buddy's love the ball's action (on par 3's thay always asked me are you going to disco today lol). If I could give any input I would tell you this. stand back from the ball 3-5 inces from your regular stance, it did wonders fro me.

    I'll update when I break 80 when I am on holidays June 1st - June 24 :)

  18. Jeff Smith says:

    Barry,

    I'm glad to hear that you worked out the kinks. :-)

  19. mark says:

    Where did you order them for $800 cdn from the UK ? I want to get a set too.
    Are you sure they aren't fakes for that price ? The price seems to be about $1100 usd for 3-PW steel shaft. Haven't found it any cheaper.
    Thanks.

  20. Barry Hepburn says:

    hello, I got them off ebay. I checked the clubs out through Callaway, and used the serial number they asked and they were legit, I know I was taking a big risk but I had to have these clubs. keep checking on ebay everyday, If I had waited 2 days I could have had 3-PW-SW-AW for $899 CA. Just be very careful buying these clubs, I heard a Chinese company made over 10,000 fakes and are in Europe and the United States. check the serial number off the 8 iron and call Callaway. YOU WILL LOVE THE CLUBS!!!!

  21. Barry Hepburn says:

    BY the way 1 more update after 15 rounds with these AWESOME clubs not only did I brake 80 I shot a 1 under par (71) you heard me right!!! The 1st time I shot under par. I framed my score card, sound dorky but I have been waiting a long time to do so. I didn't hit every fairway, but I did get all my GIR's ALL OF THEM, and I owe it to the irons, once you get confidence with these clubs, you will be wanting to go out everyday..

  22. mocovas says:

    I bought the widesoles about 3 weeks ago and I've struggled with the distance. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one with this experience. I was not 100% sold on them unitl I shot 37 on the back nine :grin: best I ever shot! I guess I'll continue to work the demons out of them..

  23. rod says:

    These iron sound great. See you shot a 37 what were you shooting before. I'm torn between the wide sole and the "regular" fusion. I've been playing for 4 months (insert laugh track here) lowest card is a 107. Will these clubs promote an abnormal swing for a newbie like myself when I make the move back to more traditional clubs? Keep the updates coming mocovas..by the way graphite or steel, new or preowned?

  24. Lynn Shen says:

    I am a lady beginner golfer. I got myself a full set of clubs for under $300 (driver, woods, irons and putter, even a few hybirds) and started playing golf two months ago. With my cheapy clubs, I can only hit 50 with my 9 iron no matter how hard I hit it. I'm not a big lady so I don't have much power at all. Two weeks ago I purchase the fusion wide sole irons and went out to the driving range for the first time. I could not believe when I hit a 100 with my new 9 iron!!! That's the double the distance!!! I don't know what you guys are talking about loosing distance with these clubs...For me, these clubs are gold!
    Since I'm a beginner, and my swings are still all over the place, these clubs are really forgiving even if I made a bad hit. But the satisfying "click" was always there when I knew I did it right. I love these clubs, and I can't wait to go on the course and see if I can bring down my scores which now tragically hovers around 100-110. I might even dip under 100, who knows!

  25. Mike says:

    Just picked up a set of the Wides after about 3 years developing a trying-to-be-respectable game (19) with off-the-rack Taylor Made RAC OS. Clubbing it about 2 clubs better and these jobs let me play while I work to fix a reverse-pivot I picked up over the past few. Got them after my first real fitting; heavier shafts and some upright adjustment and the radar had my swing topping out about 25 mpg faster than my RACs. If you're in the NYC area, I can recommend a great fitting center. Man, I really really really really like golf.

  26. Binh says:

    I just picked up a set of these for my dad... he's a single digit handicap but age and inability to golf consistently has cost him a few strokes over the years... I hope these help...

    thanks for the review

  27. pete says:

    :oops: Interesting to read all comments, i was suckered into buying ordinary fusion irons in April this year, suckered because just found out there fakes but in all honesty iv'e got down to 9 from 11 this year and believed they were better than the TaylorMade i sold prively. Does this mean that even copies can be as good as originals ? think i'll stick with a decent swing technique.

  28. Dan says:

    Love these clubs, I was using the nike slingshots and when I tried the wide soles I had to have them. I made one bad mistake, I tried to find the best deal on ebay caus the clubs are so expensive. I found a new set of wide soles for $700.00 so I ordered them. When they came to me and I opened them they looked cheap. I called Callaway and gave him the serial numbers of the 8 iron and he said they were imposters.....made in china. What the fxxxxxxx. So I when to a golf shop and paid the full price. These clubs are worth it....Oh paypal got all but $100 back for me. Since then after playing for two weeks with the widesoles I shot my first 79, I was usually shooting between an 84 and 88.
    Thanks Callaway

  29. dorian says:

    I got to tell you, I am a weekend hacker that saw the very end of my potential, I bought the callaway x-14's about 7 years ago , it was a good iron set , but i lacked the confidence with them and would score in the 95's up, I decided for the 40th b'day it was time to step it up, I have been on the course with my fusion wide soles about 3 times since I bought them, and my scores are now down in the low 80's , my friends are astonished and no longer want to put those side bets down, now that I have cleaned them out, These clubs give you the confidence that every shot will be a clean one, and even my mishits are going a long distance and better yet, they are straight, I can't say enough abouth the clubs, but what I can say is that they put the interest of golf back into me...

  30. Gerardo says:

    :?: Jeff,

    I have a question, I love this clubs by just look at them (I love Callaways foregivenes) , my question is I want to buy them but I am a high handica and not a big distance golf player, looking to get lower scores, I used to play with my Callaway X-14 with steel stiff shaft. Some guy at a store recomend me to buy this irons in Graphite shaft and regular flexability. I do not know if this is good for my game or I will strugle more? what do you suggest? I measure my swing speed with the blue stick and I average 90-95 mph. Please help me?
    Thank you for the very complete review of the irons, keep up the good work.

  31. matt says:

    well, those fusion irons are the best irons i have ever played, but for the time being im playing the titleist 735. Now the 735 are great, but they are way different than the fusions when i demo them. If anyone has fusion they wanna trade for 735, hook me up i would appreciate that. :neutral:

  32. Chris says:

    :roll: This aticle helped me a lot and got me worried, because I purchased a Callaway Wide Sole iron set through eBay. If my club is a fake one, what should I do? Can anyone give me advice?

  33. Paul says:

    I purchased a set of Wide Sole irons back in August and played with them for about four months. All of the positive reviews about the clubs on this site and everywhere else is true. The clubs are very forgiving and you can hit the ball aways when you get it in the sweetspot.

    That said, I've always enjoyed playing with forged wedges with steel shafts. My Wide Soles had the standard graphite shafts. You have to take into account that the Wide Soles have a longer shaft than standard game improvement or players irons. In short, both my wedge swing (full & partial) and my iron swing got jumbled up and I got stuck in a two month slump.

    My recommendation is that you forgo the long irons (3 & 4) and buy a combination of the Approach, Sand and Lob wedges that are available. You can stick a hybrid in front to cover the 175-195 yard range. As for me, I've gone back to a full set of forged Mizunos. Having the Wide Soles sure were fun. Especially when you pull them out of your bag when your playing partners are pulling blades and smaller cavity backs. Double the size at times!

  34. Walter says:

    :idea: There is a simple, easy, test for determining authenticity. Any club made out of titanium - fusion and fusion wide sole clubs have a titanium face - will not hold a magnet. Titanium is not magnetic like steel. I don't think any of the counterfeit or knockoff clubs have titanium, they use regular steel because it is cheaper, and they don't have the high end welding machinery necessary to attach a titanium head to steel/tungsten/tunite. Ping rapture, same thing. I met up with a guy that had a "new" set of rapture irons and I had brought my magnet, which stuck firmly to the fake face. This poor guy with his huge .com address in large decals on his SUV window didn't even know his supplier was ripping him off. He said he's sold hundreds of sets with no adverse buyers. He was depending on the serial numbers that "checked out with Ping" not realizing that the people stealing most of the parts from a ping factory/supplier were using real serial numbers copied off of genuine sets. All a serial number tells you is if there's a genuine set out there somewhere...not if you are the one that owns that set. Anyway, if a small refrigerator magnet will stick to the titanium face it's not titanium. Most drivers are titanium so before you pony up for that Taylor Made R7 Superquad TP or a set of Callaway Fusion/Wide Sole irons ask the seller if a magnet sticks to the titanium part of the club. Most scam sellers won't respond at all and rarely will one respond with a blatant lie...once you start asking the right questions you're no longer the shopper they want; they want an eager buyer, and are realying on you to buy their club(s)and never know the difference.

  35. Mark E. says:

    I just purchased a set of the wide sole irons last month. I used them on vacation last weekend for the first time. The 6-8 seemed to play a little short to me. I hit the 3 iron on a 240 yard par 3, just to check the distance. when I got up to the green, there was a trap in front of the green and my ball was on the front edge of the green. A full carry! With just one round under my belt with these new clubs....... I am sold. I can't wait for spring!

  36. Ryan P says:

    This is my second season. Last year I picked up a used set of Cleveland TA2's (as a beginner I had no idea what I was buying). My future step-father has been giving me pieces of his Calloway Fusion Wide-Soles!!!!!!!! Wow!!!!! Not that this information is any surprise to many, but I can't believe the difference in swinging these clubs. I can't imagine actually buying these clubs, but if you're considering, try them out.

  37. Mike H. says:

    I have been playing a fitted Tileist 762's with Rifle 5.5 stiff shafts for about 6 years now. When fitted, I ended up hitting 2 large buckets while balls kept rolling out in front of me, the pro kept changing clubs, shafts and lengths until I kept pounding a 6 iron 170 yards consistently. The end result, 1" longer shafts and 2 degrees upright. I'm 5'9 and 175 lbs. (this set-up seems odd doesn't it?) and eventually knocked my HC down to a 6 a few years ago. Anyway, after some annoying back problems and a 10 yard per club loss, I have decided to go to a Fusion wide sole iron to try to gain some consistency. I ordered my 2007 set off Ebay for $500.00 (seller guaranteed me the magnet won't stick and he was the only owner) and I am anxious to see what an easier swing can produce with these. After my 762's these will probaly look like a Ford Fusion on a stick so I am hoping I can get past the look and produce some quality golf shots again. I'll keep you posted!

  38. gt says:

    hi

    read all the reviews, and picked up a set on offer, left handed at PGA superstore for $750 down from $1050. Previously i had RAC OS2s, which when i played well went straight at the pin. Tried them in the store and they felt so good,. Just chanign swing at moment but hoping these clubs hep move me from shooting mid 90s to high 80s, which would be a fist for me.

    will report back after couple of rounds !!!

    G

  39. Bender says:

    I bought these clubs yesterday for about 900 USD after 1 1/2 hours of testing at our local store (in Switzerland). With an easy swing I reached 130m with an iron 7 and 150m with a little bit more powered swing. As a 34 handicapper I was glad to see that all of the 40 balls with the iron 7 landed within a 10m circle, that was amazing. I also decided to take a steel shaft instead of grafite, it felt more stable and hitting the ball makes you feel the impact. I got Iron 4-to-PW so I also had to buy a new 56°-Wegde from Callaway which nicely perfoms. A new world compared to my old Mizuno Widec II clubs. I just can't wait to play my new clubs on the course. More on this later ... :cool:

  40. Roy says:

    Hi:
    I used to play with my grandfathers old set of linxs. I just bought this set and it amazingly added a ton of distance to my game. This irons are so forgiving that i can increase my swingspeed and hit the ball longer than i ever did. Over 180 with my 7 iron !!, though I can't get past 90 with the SW, I think it has something to do with the shaft.

  41. Average ozzie golfer says:

    I just purchased a set of Callaway Fusion wide sole irons and it has been the best move I have made regarding my golf game. I only play very casually and up till now have just continued to play with the clubs I have had for 15+ years. When you only play once a month it is hard to justify spending big money on clubs. That said I finally bit the bullet and splashed out. The Wide Soles, while taking a little time to get used to the look, are very forgiving and easy to hit.
    I easily increased my distance and accuracy but the biggest plus was the confidence I felt. Even a miss hit went in the general vinicity. First time out won me two nearest the pins and I only missed winning the whole day by 3 points. I am extremely happy and would like to hear other golf tragics comments about these clubs.

  42. Mick says:

    I had major surgery for colon cancer last year. Before the surgery my swingspeed was 102. Now it is 80 and I don't think it will get faster anytime soon. Albeit, I am very lucky and thankfull that I am able to swing a club again, I think these irons would bring back more enjoyment to my game. I hope to buy some soon. Thank you for the review.

  43. Eric says:

    Edwin Watts has these irons NEW in steel Nippon shaft for the amazing price of $499. Some closeout deal, huh? You can't even touch that price at CallawayPreOwned, which 'like new' are still between $800-900.

    I have the Cobra S9 irons that I got a great deal on. They have really given me some great shots since I bought them, but they seem about a club shorter than my old Cobras. I am considering these irons for the distance, consistency and of course lowering HC! Seems like everyone who buys these has the same result - "lowered my HC from this to that." I am into that BIG TIME.

  44. matt_tan@amc.com says:

    ;-) Thanks for the reveiw. What is the difference between the stiff graghite& steel shafts

  45. shortfat says:

    Steel shafts are uniflex, between reg and stiff but "favor" reg flex.
    Graphite can be had in reg or stiff.

  46. the man says:

    I kinda like how they look

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