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Joezilla

Xhot or Xhot Pro

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I was at the Tulsa Golf Galaxy yesterday thinking about getting some new irons to replace my Ping G15's. I hit Xhot Pro, speedblades , rocketblades, Mizuno EZ's, and one other that doesn't come to mind right now. The two Taylormade types were fine. I absolutely hated the Mizuno EZ's. The Xhot Pro's were sweet! My first shot was a little squibbler, but after that the 6 iron was getting out there to 170+. My current Pings are in the 160 range for a 6 iron. I was unable to complete the fitting as I had to leave, but it wondered why I wasn't given a regular Xhot to hit? What is the difference in the Xhot and Xhot Pro lines? Joe
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I believe the XHot is more of a regular "game improvement" club, while the XHot Pro is more of a "players game improvement" club.  Smaller head, shallower cavity, probably less offset.  (i.e. harder to hit consistently but more workable)  I didn't study the specs, I'm sure you can do that on their web site for the details.  My guess is they didn't show you the XHot because they didn't have any in stock, but that's only a guess.  Maybe something you said to them got them focused more on players clubs?  Most retailers aren't going to show you stuff you don't seem interested in unless there's a real commission spiff involved.

For what it's worth, I really like the looks of the XHot clubs, though being currently a Titleist/Ping fanboy I haven't looked real hard at the specs.  I'm not a fan of the current trend that seems to demand that each new product line release be "out longest ever!"  But even Titleist is playing now so I'll just sit over here and grumble.

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I believe the XHot is more of a regular "game improvement" club, while the XHot Pro is more of a "players game improvement" club.  Smaller head, shallower cavity, probably less offset.  (i.e. harder to hit consistently but more workable)  I didn't study the specs, I'm sure you can do that on their web site for the details.  My guess is they didn't show you the XHot because they didn't have any in stock, but that's only a guess.  Maybe something you said to them got them focused more on players clubs?  Most retailers aren't going to show you stuff you don't seem interested in unless there's a real commission spiff involved.

For what it's worth, I really like the looks of the XHot clubs, though being currently a Titleist/Ping fanboy I haven't looked real hard at the specs.  I'm not a fan of the current trend that seems to demand that each new product line release be "out longest ever!"  But even Titleist is playing now so I'll just sit over here and grumble.

I'm like you, I am not so much interested in having the "longest ever" type clubs. I used to play a pretty long game in my younger days, but these days 250 is about my longest drive and, pushing 60, I find that I am more into staying in the short grass than trying to get longer. Hence, I'm looking for more game improvement type clubs now.

I will be back in the Dallas area next week. I'll probably hit the PGA Superstore and Golfsmith soon after arriving.

Joe

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