Hello all. I'm looking for the experience and views of others on this.
I'm a 6 handicap. I currently play Callaway X Hot irons with the stock True Temper Speed Step 85 shaft, regular flex, bent to 2 degrees flat. I have a relatively slow swing speed, about 80mph. I hit my 4 iron 175 yards, my 5 iron 165 yards, my 6 iron 155 yards, etc.
I also own a set of Miura Passing Point PP-9003 irons (4-GW). These were my first set of forged irons. The feeling when hitting them is like butter; each strike is sweet and pure. However, they are a good tens yards shorter on each club, when compared to my game improvement, cast X Hot irons.
And so at last, the question - I'd like people's informed views on the Callaway X Forged irons. Has anyone played them? Has anyone compared them to the X Hots? Are they forgiving? While I presume that they also have that pure feel, given that they are forged, do you notice any distance loss, as they are not true game improvement clubs.
The point behind all of this is that I'm thinking of getting another set of clubs for use at my vacation home. I'd like the feel of forged, but I'm not that good a player and I therefore want the extra distance and some of the forgiveness that the game improvement clubs provide. And I prefer the Callaway brand.
My course does not have a demo set of the Callaway X Forged, and hitting them into the net at a Golfsmith doesn't really help me much. And so in lieu of taking a set out for a few practice rounds, i'm hoping to learn from all of you what your experience has been.
Looking forward to the usual informed and helpful suggestions, advice, and guidance from you all.
Many thanks in advance.