Callaway X Forged Wedge 08
Launched in 2008, the Callaway X Forged Wedge is a well designed and well made golf club, available in both a Dark Vintage and a Chrome finish.
The wedge comes in a wide range of lofts from 48 to 64 degrees respectively. Some 56 to 64 degree models feature Callaway's Mack Daddy Grooves, which have been designed with maximum conforming depth and width to give you shot-stopping spin and control, and enable you to take aim from virtually any lie on the golf course.
We tested a 56 degree lofted model with 14 degree of bounce, and MD grooves.
The Callaway X Forged wedge does have quite a heavy club head in comparison to some other new wedges, but this isn‘t really much of a problem and can in fact help you get a good feel for the club. The face is also fairly large and does help inspire confidence in the club.
First thing to be said for performance is that the Callaway X Forged wedge really can generate a huge amount of spin. The golf ball responds very well from a variety of lies near and around the green, this is a very versatile golf club. Playing a pitch or a flop shot from a decent lie could both be done with equal ease.
Also from the 50-70 yard mark, this wedge really does offer superb feel and control, even when hitting to firmer greens. Due to the fantastic spin that can be achieved, the golf ball almost always bites hard and spins. It may take many golfers a bit of time and practice to get used to the amount of spin that this wedge can generate, but it‘s certainly worth it.
Not only that, but we found this Callaway wedge to be quite a forgiving club on those fuller swings also. It was very difficult with the wedge we tested, to hit the ball fat or thin or strike it poorly, the club face really does slide under the golf ball very well from both the rough and the fairway.
Practically every shot feels soft and smooth, and the distance is very consistent too. The Callaway X Forged Wedge is very trust worthy golf club to have in your bag.
Overall in our opinion, this is a very efficient wedge that can produce great shots from just about any lie. Certainly for approaches around the 50-70 yard mark in particular, this is probably one of the best performing wedges that you can get.
The club can chew through golf balls though, so you may find yourself having to buy new balls more often, however you are very likely to be improving your short game for your trouble.
The X Forged Wedge is though very good value for money by itself. Usually you can buy one brand new for around £50 or $80 as of 2012.
|Looks || 8/10|
|Easy To Hit || 8/10|
|Forgiveness || 8/10|
|Distance Control || 8/10|
|Value For Money || 9/10|