Callaway FT i-brid irons 3-9

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Callaway FT i-brid irons 3-9

Golf Monthly Verdict

One of the most technologically advanced sets around at the moment, which is why you pay a top-end price. The long irons look like utility clubs and, as expected, they were extremely forgiving, but it did surprise me that I was also able to work the ball easily with them. Every iron was flying at least a club further than I am used to – no bad thing!

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The set combines three different types of hybrid-esque clubs designed for game-improvement. The 3, 4 and 5 i-brid clubs have an extremely wide sole and a low, deep centre of gravity for extreme levels of forgiveness. The mid and short irons have oversize offset heads with a large hitting area. The whole set has a multi-material construction, which means that the majority of weight is shifted to the heel and toe to create incredibly stable heads.

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Jeremy Ellwood
Contributing Editor

Jeremy Ellwood has worked in the golf industry since 1993 and for Golf Monthly since 2002 when he started out as equipment editor. He is now a freelance journalist writing mainly for Golf Monthly. He is an expert on the Rules of Golf having qualified through an R&A course to become a golf referee. He is a senior panelist for Golf Monthly's Top 100 UK & Ireland Course Rankings and has played all of the Top 100 plus 91 of the Next 100, making him well-qualified when it comes to assessing and comparing our premier golf courses. He has now played 1,000 golf courses worldwide in 35 countries, from the humblest of nine-holers in the Scottish Highlands to the very grandest of international golf resorts. He reached the 1,000 mark on his 60th birthday in October 2023 on Vale do Lobo's Ocean course. Put him on a links course anywhere and he will be blissfully content.

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Jeremy is currently playing...

Driver: Ping G425 LST 10.5˚ (draw setting), Mitsubishi Tensei AV Orange 55 S shaft

3 wood: Ping G425 Max 15˚ (set to flat +1), Mitsubishi Tensei AV Orange 65 S shaft

Hybrid: Ping G425 17˚, Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Orange 80 S shaft

Irons 3-PW: Ping i525, True Temper Dynamic Gold 105 R300 shafts

Wedges: Ping Glide 4.0 50˚ and 54˚, 12˚ bounce, True Temper Dynamic Gold 105 R300 shafts

Putter: Ping Fetch 2021 model, 33in shaft (set flat 2)

Ball: Varies but mostly now TaylorMade Tour Response