Callaway X-18 / X-18 Pro Review

Callaway X-18 and X-18 Pro Irons

X-18

By the time Callaway launched the X-18 and X-18 Pro irons, there had been several earlier, very successful X-Series models.  Some of the best players in the world have relied on X-Series irons because they’ve always performed so well.  Recreational golfers have always appreciated them for their looks and forgiveness.  So, when it was time for an update, Callaway Golf wanted to make sure it continued the X-Series tradition of excellence.

The company’s designers hit the drawing board.  Eventually, they came up with the X-18 irons and their close relatives, the Callaway X-18 Pro irons.

Callaway X-18 Irons

X-18 Pro Series

Like many other golfers, I’ve always thought that Callaway’s X-18 irons are beautiful clubs.  Their highly polished finish and bright blue cavity medallion make them look great in your bag.  But beauty is more than skin deep.  In golf, it’s how a club performs that counts.

Callaway X-18 irons follow in the footsteps of the previous X-Series models by using many of the company’s “core technologies” – VFT (Variable Face Thickness) and S2H2 (Short, Straight, Hollow, Hosel), for example.  They also use Callaway’s Extreme Notch Weighting design to make the heads more stable and reduce the yardage loss on miss-hits.  But X-18 irons improve on their predecessors by using an even deeper undercut channel (making the clubs even more forgiving by increasing the perimeter weighting) and having more traditionally-sized heads.

I think the improvements worked.  For one thing, the ball almost jumped off the face when I hit these irons.  They’re easy to swing and easy to hit because they have great balance.  When I hit the ball crisply, they felt smooth and sweet.  And, although I knew it when I miss-hit the ball, I didn’t feel punished by overly harsh vibrations.  I’d give Callaway X-18 irons an “A” for feel and feedback.

I lost some yardage on off-center hits, but the ball still flew fairly straight so these clubs are pretty forgiving.  I’m not sure, but I think they might be slightly longer than Steelhead X-16 irons.

Overall, I’d call the Callaway X-18 irons a good buy for an average golfer.  For the money, you’d get a lot of performance.

Callaway X-18 Pro Irons

With their reduced offset, smaller heads and narrower soles, you might like the X-18 Pro irons a little better if you’re an accomplished player who’s a shot-shaper.  In a lot of ways, X-18 Pro irons are the ideal combination of performance and forgiveness.  They’re good enough for the professionals, but forgiving enough for skilled amateurs.

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Callaway X-18 irons on 3balls

 X-18 iron specs

X-18 Pro iron specs

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