Callaway Blades

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I have been looking at pictures of the new Cally X blades. Not sure if I like them, as they're a bit geometric round the back for an old traditionalist like me. Top edge looks a bit thick too (in true Cally style). Be interesting to have a hit with them when they come out. Can't be that bad I suppose if Ernie and Phil M are using them (I have been waiting for Cally to bring out an iron for Ernie since he left Titleist, knew he wouldn't stay with CBs).

They are being billed as Callaways first blades, but a guy I play golf with thinks he had a set of Callaway blades before the original big berthas came out. Any one remember these?
 

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What irons you on about mate? just had a quick look online and couldnt find a picture. Can you copy and paste a link in for me to have a butchers at?
 

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Are Callway having a joke here? I can see the brochure now, "our new irons, designer; Mr S. Wonder"

These look like some 20y/o penfold crap that you would find at a boot fair.

Aesthetics aren't top of my list when it comes to equipment but I wouldn't use these as I wouldn't be able to bare laying my hands at such works of horror.

Ugh!
 

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Quite right, jon.

It seems the art of making a proper "blade" iron has disappeared. Titleist and Mizuno used to make some gorgeous ones but their new models are all "muscle back irons" with a low COG and knobbly bits. Nothing like the works of art they used to make.

Used to have an old John Letters blade 1 iron. Favourite club in my bag until it snapped. Looked like it had been hammered out of tinfoil it was so thin
 

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So glad im sitting down, they look like they fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch!

Using a set of blades should be like using a piece of art, One of the reasons I practise so much is to obtain the ability to play with a beautifully crafted set of blades.
 

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$58 for an old 8 iron, (ebay) hardly worth it. I remember some of the old callaway stuff and pre-big bertha it was all a bit odd. Like the S2H2 irons.

These prototypes look ok, but not really drool-worthy like a classic Mizuno TP or such like.

I started with a blade set, then discovered that I couldn't actually play golf.....been on cavity backed ever since. Actually made the mistake of trying over-sized/offset, won't be going there again!!!

Could see myself moving up to a muscle-back Mizuno if I get back to single figures.

Dave
 
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Oh Lord. These are the ugliest clubs I've ever seen.

I think they look fine John, mind you I had a set of Ping Zing 2's last year!

My current CG1's are 'right bonny' though!

I had a set of x-tours, when I got them I thought I could become the next Phil Mickelson, alas I couldn't really hit them and the only thing similar to Phil M was the rate of expansion of my gut over the last year or so, shame on me!
 

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On the subject of blades, a dad brought his son into the place I buy my gear the other day and they took a selection of blades onto the range for the lad (16ish) to try.

He struggled to hit them and the lad said to pops "the guys will tell me not to bother with blades as a high handicapper" which would have been great advice in my eyes. However the lad simply HAD to have a set of blades and rich daddy was intent on buying them so they did.

How does he expect to get a better game if he can't use his clubs now, I think it was just trying to look flash myself as they were from a posh golf club and probably didn't want to look like mere peasants.
 

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i really like the look of them fair play but as a 15 handicap dunt thnk they would suit me, however if i was down below about 5 i wud definately look into purchasing a set if they felt right. they look good to me
 

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I like Birdiemans CG1s or Titleist 695MBs myself, but I will stay with my 1025Ms at the moment.

As for Callaway, I prefer the X forged heads to their muscle backs any day.
 
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