Callaway launches X Hot and X Hot Pro irons

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Callaway have unveiled two new sets of irons for the 2013 season, with the X Hot and X Hot Pro offering golfers enhanced forgiveness, feel and more distance.

The X Hot irons feature a deep undercuty cavity and Callaway's new Speed Frame technology which work together to give higher ball speeds off the face (even on mishits) and a lower, deeper centre of gravity for a higher ball flight.

"The X Hot Irons have been meticulously engineered – both in terms of physical characteristics and club configuration – to increase ball speed and promote overall distance optimisation,” said Dr. Alan Hocknell, SVP, Research & Development, Callaway Golf.

“And in doing so I think we have raised the bar and created the standard in distance for the irons category. Golfers will very much enjoy the results."

The X Hot Pro irons have been engineered to suit the more-consistent ball striker, and feature Callaway’s 20-degree Close Spaced V Grooves, which are typically reserved for forged player irons, but have been included in the X Hot Pro Irons to offer up to 1000rpm more backspin out of the rough (in comparison to its predecessor).

The X Hot Pro are certainly a little more compact at address than the standard X Hot irons, and feature a thinner topline too that will appeal to better players who still want an element of forgiveness from their clubs.

We'll have more details on the X Hot and X Hot Pro irons in a forthcoming issue of TG.

INFORMATION: The X Hot irons will retail from £599 and the Pro version at £699.