Re: x20 callway iron shaft question?
Originally Posted by laquintaboy82
The X20s are game improvement irons, the MP-32s are players irons.
Game Improvement irons (GI) are designed for less experienced and high handicap players. They have a low, rearward center of gravity, and are designed to hit the ball high. This is because high handicappers have trouble getting the ball airborne. Uniflex shafts are basic shafts put on game improvement irons, they hit the ball high, and are good quality. These two factors (center of gravity and shaft flex/kick) combined mean that with a high swing speed and a good, solid strike, you'll hit it to the moon.
MP-32s are players irons, minimal offset, less forgiving, and a higher center of gravity right behind the face. These are designed to be workable, so you can hit it high, low, left, right, etc. The dynamic golf S300 shaft is a much stiffer, precision made shaft that is used on higher end clubs. It's designed to launch the ball much lower than a uniflex.
I personally play True Temper Speed Step shafts. They are stiff flex, and very solid with a higher kick point. My irons are Nike forged Pro Combo irons, PW-8 are blades, 7-5 are Split cavity, and 4 and 3 are full cavities. They have no offset, and a very high center of gravity.
The difference between these and my Adams Tight Lies GI irons is quite stunning. The Adams 3 iron goes as high as the Nike PW, in both cases, very
high. I launch the ball exceptionally high as it is, but still like S flex shafts in my irons instead of X (something about the softness I like). I can hit a 2 iron as high as most people can hit an 8 iron, but at the same time, I know how to flight it down as well. Learning to do this is a major part of getting better. You can hit the Callaways low, it's just a matter of knowing how. For that, I'd suggest you lookup the knockdown shot.