Summary: I am pleased with the purchase of these clubs. The ability to hit them straight more than makes up for any loss of distance. These clubs were originally introduced at $700-$800 dollars for the set. I purchased them for just over $400 and they can be bought for as low as $300 currently new in the box through some internet only sources. If you are on a budget and cannot afford the latest and greatest, I strongly recommend this product.
Pros: I really like the feel and looks of these clubs. Having played probably about 6 rounds they have grown on me. These clubs offer the ability to get up quickly. They are pretty forgiving and with a good square swing will still hit the ball straight. Off center hits still fly straight with only a slight loss of distance. The ability to hit these clubs straight is awesome.
Cons: I think these clubs are shorter by at least one club length from the Titleist clubs I retired to the garage. Although that may be due to switching from graphite to steel shafts. Feedback is somewhat dampened by the perimeter weighting and hollow backs but you can still judge where on the face you hit the ball.
Summary: To be honest I only use the X-18 4-iron. A few months back after a minor wrist injury forced me to reduce practice and swing easier I decided I should get a set of game improvement irons. But after looking around, modern game improvement sets from the major companies have become increasingly ugly in some sort of exponential curve. Too ugly to stomach and their pretty player irons were not really my target. Finally I decided to stick with my beloved Callaway X-Tours.
Summary: could not be any happier with these.i use to play king cobras then bought 1996 callaway irons and with the offset would tend to push some shots to the right.now my new irons have less offset and hitting very straight.thanks callaway
Summary: I love these clubs but I am upgrading to the x forged for better shot control. It is easy to hit shots straight with the x18s but hard to fade or draw. I can do both but it seems too difficult compared to the x forged. The x18s are awesome though and I would recommend it for anyone, even scratch golfers. There is a lot of forgiveness and relatively easy to hit.
Summary: These are solid irons. I purchased these clubs to �upgrade� from my Big Bertha 2004�s which I loved. My only complaint with the BB04�s that caused me to start looking for new clubs was the ball flight was way to high and the wind affected my shots too much. Much like all the Game Improvement or Super Game Improvement Iron�s on the market now, these are very forgiving for mis-hits off the toe.
Conclusion: Un palo casi perfecto para un jugador principiante que quiere sacar el mayor provecho y sensación a la hora de empezar a armar un swing. Es impresionante lo que los x18 ayudan con su performance y "permisibidad" a jugadores que recién se adentran al deporte o aquellos que ya tienen un par de años practicandolo.
Pros: Es uno de los modelos con mejor feeling y performance de la línea., Sirve para un jugador principiante hasta uno avanzado., Gran relación entre distancia, precisión y confort.
Cons: No permite el máximo rendimiento posible como jugador, Ya son modelos viejos.