A progression from the Callaway X-20 irons, the Callaway X-22 irons have repositioned weighting for improved forgiveness. The sole and top line have been made thinner without reducing the size of the hitting area. After the success of last year’s X-Forged, Callaway have worked with their tour players to create a refined set. The thin top line and narrow sole remain, while the extra bounce has been added. The long irons are slightly heavier to help produce a more penetrating flight.
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The top edge in the Callaway X-22 irons has been made thinner but is in no way intimidating and, as ever, the ball seems to spring off the face. While the Callaway X-Forged are Callaway's best ever looking set at address, the styling of the new cavity did not work quite as well as last year's model. The compact heads do offer enough forgiveness to attract more than just pro golfers.