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Okay, so I'll go on record as saying I'm excited about this set of irons. Yes, I may be a Callaway homer (although I'm a TM homer as well), but these irons just seem like an excellent concept. A very forgiving, forged iron. What's not to like about that.

 

For me, it's the ideal Callaway iron. I'm a 12 handicap (was as low as an 8 last year, but work & family changed that a bit), and the blend of forgiveness, distance and importantly, LOOKS, just does it for me with this iron.

 

I've hit these irons at the range, and the feel is superb. I like the higher pitched "click" off the clubfact, as compared to the MX300's which is a lower-pitched "thwuck". I wouldn't stay with the stock Nippon's, as I hit the ball too high, but the disperson with the Nippon's was outstanding. I COULD bag them in a second with the Nippon's, but that wouldn't primarily be my first choice. I'd probably go with the KBS Tour or DGS300's as they'd bring the ballflight down.

 

I'm very impressed with this offering though. Yes, the price tag is STEEP. I won't go there. Heck, I'm sure when the Anser Forged are released, they are going to be $$$$$. Seems like a great market to hit though.

 

Anyways, getting back to the Diablo Forged. Wow, what a great set of irons. I love the look of the long irons down to the short irons. Just the right amount of offset too, FOR ME. Some will say the offset is too much, but I don't think that's what this iron is targeted towards. If you want no offset, pick up a set of X Forged. Those will fit that bill.

 

Cheers!

Current bag: Some Callaway, some Cleveland. Down to 2 OEM's!

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And if you win 2nd place in the contest that set will be all yours :lol:

 

Okay, so I'll go on record as saying I'm excited about this set of irons. Yes, I may be a Callaway homer (although I'm a TM homer as well), but these irons just seem like an excellent concept. A very forgiving, forged iron. What's not to like about that.

 

For me, it's the ideal Callaway iron. I'm a 12 handicap (was as low as an 8 last year, but work & family changed that a bit), and the blend of forgiveness, distance and importantly, LOOKS, just does it for me with this iron.

 

I've hit these irons at the range, and the feel is superb. I like the higher pitched "click" off the clubfact, as compared to the MX300's which is a lower-pitched "thwuck". I wouldn't stay with the stock Nippon's, as I hit the ball too high, but the disperson with the Nippon's was outstanding. I COULD bag them in a second with the Nippon's, but that wouldn't primarily be my first choice. I'd probably go with the KBS Tour or DGS300's as they'd bring the ballflight down.

 

I'm very impressed with this offering though. Yes, the price tag is STEEP. I won't go there. Heck, I'm sure when the Anser Forged are released, they are going to be $$$$$. Seems like a great market to hit though.

 

Anyways, getting back to the Diablo Forged. Wow, what a great set of irons. I love the look of the long irons down to the short irons. Just the right amount of offset too, FOR ME. Some will say the offset is too much, but I don't think that's what this iron is targeted towards. If you want no offset, pick up a set of X Forged. Those will fit that bill.

 

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I definitely agree. It's awesome to see a more forgiving forged iron from Callaway.

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I have the diablo edge irons. have enjoyed them so far - certainly a profound change from the X-forged irons i had before them. Although I am currently liking the edge - i am thinking the diablo forged would be a better long term fit me. interested to see your feedback when you get them.

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And if you win 2nd place in the contest that set will be all yours ;)

 

I feel like I'll either be the luckiest guy on the planet, or I'm being teased like a "jon" at a Vegas strip joint! LMAO. Either way, I've got a smile on my face. LOL!!

Current bag: Some Callaway, some Cleveland. Down to 2 OEM's!

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These were released in Europe last year. They are great clubs, with a great shape and hot solid feel. But it's not just the offset being too much, it's the shaping of the transition that spoils the look in my eyes. There's no flow to the offset if you get what I mean. The hosel and the head don't lok like part f the same club.

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These were released in Europe last year. They are great clubs, with a great shape and hot solid feel. But it's not just the offset being too much, it's the shaping of the transition that spoils the look in my eyes. There's no flow to the offset if you get what I mean. The hosel and the head don't lok like part f the same club.

 

Different strokes for different folks. I think the head shape is darn near perfect. I've come to realize that I need a little bit of offset. I loved the offset in my X-16 Pro Series, and these are even better. The offset in my AP1's was a bit too much in the short irons.

 

I love the look and especially the feel. They aren't the X Forged or a replacement of them. I liken them to a forged X-22 Tour.

Current bag: Some Callaway, some Cleveland. Down to 2 OEM's!

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I have only hit the Edge Tour on the range, and have no real on course experience, but overall, my impression was very favorable. The only real problem I have with this club was the sound at impact. They sound like a plastic ruler hitting a school desk. Flight is a bit high, but controllable. I would love to try these heads in some other shafts. Maybe later this season...

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Hybrid - :srixon-small: ZX 18° GD Tour IZ S

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They are an incredible set of irons, its like they took the Xtour's and listened to everyones complaints of the sole being too big and then them came out with the Diablo tours.

 

Agreed. I hit them over the weekend and was impressed with them. Nice irons that can be played by a wide range of players. I think they will be winner, just not sure about the price tag on them.

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Loved the looks of these irons. It came down to these and the MX-300s. Picked the MX-300s because the fitting cart was so easy to use, and I'm a Mizuno loyalist :P

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Agreed. I hit them over the weekend and was impressed with them. Nice irons that can be played by a wide range of players. I think they will be winner, just not sure about the price tag on them.

 

Yeah, but man, the disperion and feel just can't be beat. I hit several shots outdoors at the range and each feel within a blanket of each other. I was just shocked. Just absolutely shocked. Hit the MX 300's and didn't get quite near the results with the stock setup.

Current bag: Some Callaway, some Cleveland. Down to 2 OEM's!

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Can't say this too often, but rooting you on for 2nd place!!!

 

Oh man, THX! But I don't think I can post enough for this month.... lol

 

I'm trying, but work, family, raising 2 boys, good weather, playing golf and getting my boys into sports is just getting in the way... LOL

Current bag: Some Callaway, some Cleveland. Down to 2 OEM's!

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I am getting more and more confused every time I hit these. I was set on mx300's, but now, I'm not so sure. What to do what to do...

Driver - :taylormade-small:   SIM2 Max 9° Tour MT 6-S   or   :srixon-small: ZX 7 9.5° Ventus VeloCore Blue S
Fairway - :srixon-small: ZX  3 wd. Ventus VeloCore Blue S

Hybrid - :srixon-small: ZX 18° GD Tour IZ S

2 Iron - :srixon-small: ZU65 18° AeroTech SteelFiber 110icw S

Irons -  :srixon-small: ZX7  Aerotech SteelFiber 110icw  4-Pw 1° flat
Wedges - :cleveland-small: RTX Zipcore Raw 50° 54° 58°  TTGDTI S400 1° flat

Putters -   Cameron Phantom 5x/Odyssey Toulon Stroke Lab Austin/Odyssey 2 Ball DFX/ TaylorMade Spider
Tour Black/Ping Anser F/Scotty Cameron TeI3 Sole Stamp Newport 2. All with different grips, weights, and lengths.
 

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