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About Caley

At Caley, we're passionate about making high-quality golf clubs accessible to everyone. We believe that golf is a game that should be enjoyed by all, and that starts with having the right equipment.

We know that finding the perfect golf clubs can be a daunting process, which is why we aim to simplify it for you. We offer a carefully curated selection of affordable, high-quality golf clubs with premium components, such as shafts and grips, that are designed to help you play your best game.

Our minimalist design approach ensures that our golf clubs are sleek and stylish, while still providing the performance and functionality that you need on the course. We believe that form and function should go hand in hand, and that's why we've made it our mission to create golf clubs that look great and perform even better.

But our commitment to our customers goes beyond just providing great golf clubs. We pride ourselves on offering outstanding customer service, and we're always here to answer any questions you may have. We want you to feel confident in your purchase, and we're dedicated to making sure that you're completely satisfied with your new golf clubs.

So whether you're a seasoned golfer or just starting out, we're here to help you find the perfect golf clubs for your game


Please welcome and congratulate our testers!

@Vegan_Golfer_PNW is testing the Caley 01X Driving Iron

@AndySP is testing the Caley 01X Driving Iron

@GolfSpy SAM is testing the Caley 01t Irons

@Shlax is testing the Caley 01CB Irons

⛳🛄 as of Nov 6, 2023 (Past WITB
Driver:  :callaway-small: Paradym TD w/ GD ADDI 6X Driver Shootout! 

Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 3 wood 14.5* w/ Motore F1 Shaft

Irons:   :titleist-small: T Series - T200 5 Iron
                                          T150 6-9 Iron
                                          T100 PW/GW

Wedge:  :mizuno-small: S23 54,58 w/ KBS Tour Hi-Rev Blackout - TBD

Putter:  Screenshot 2023-06-02 13.10.30.png Mezz Max!

Balls:     Vice Pro Plus Drip (Blue/Orange)


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Congrats to those picked for this test - love seeing less “known” brands literally throwing their clubs in the ring.  Would have loved to see how these compare to my old SLDR irons, but alas will have to live vicariously thru the reports of the testers….swing away folks, swing away!  

WITB? :taylormade-small:10.5deg SLDR (R flex),  :taylormade-small:3HL/17 SLDR Series (R flex),:taylormade-small: 5/19 SLDR Series (R flex), :taylormade-small: 4h/22 SLDR Series (R flex), :callaway-small: DIablo graphite shaft irons (5 (R flex), 6-PW (A flex)), :cleveland-small: CBX 50, 54,& 58 wedges - graphite, :odyssey-small: White Iron 5 putter.   

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Congrats to the testers! Let us see if they will perform as good as they look. Now the fun begins!


D: :callaway-small: Paradym♦️♦️♦️10.5* Kai Li 60/Stiff

3w: :callaway-small: Paradym ♦️♦️♦️15° Hzrdus/Stiff

3h: :ping-small: G430 19° Tour 2/Stiff

4u:   :titleist-small: T200 Utility Hzrdus/Stiff

5i-7i:  :titleist-small: T200 24°-30.5° KBS Tour/Stiff

8i-PW: :titleist-small: T150 36°-44° KBS Tour/Stiff

48°:   :vokey-small:SM-9 stiff

54° & 58°:   :taylormade-small: MG3 stiff

P:   :L.A.B.: Mezz1.Max

Ball:bridgestone-small:B XS

Bag:  Jones Trouper R stand bag 

"And so, we beat on, boats against the current, borne ceaselessly into the past." - Fitzgerald

” The woods are lovely, dark and deep,   

But I have promises to keep,   

And miles to go before I sleep,   

And miles to go before I sleep. - Frost

"That you are here—that life exists and identity,

That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse." - Whitman

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Looking forward to these reviews and excited for our own @GolfSpy SAM to get his chance at testing this season! He did an amazing job for LAB last year and has done a lot for the forum which is truly appreciated. 

Reviews are of course a lot of work, but this is a nice opportunity for him to get involved!

Congrats to our others with a couple newer members as well. Looking forward to getting to know all of you a little more and seeing how you find the clubs.

Finally big shout out to @Caley for reaching out to us and getting this member test on the books!

⛳🛄 as of Nov 6, 2023 (Past WITB
Driver:  :callaway-small: Paradym TD w/ GD ADDI 6X Driver Shootout! 

Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 3 wood 14.5* w/ Motore F1 Shaft

Irons:   :titleist-small: T Series - T200 5 Iron
                                          T150 6-9 Iron
                                          T100 PW/GW

Wedge:  :mizuno-small: S23 54,58 w/ KBS Tour Hi-Rev Blackout - TBD

Putter:  Screenshot 2023-06-02 13.10.30.png Mezz Max!

Balls:     Vice Pro Plus Drip (Blue/Orange)


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Good luck gents. Interested to see how Caley irons perform compared to the more traditional brands. Great to have a moderator giving these a whirl!

DriverCallaway Mavrik
Woods- PING G 3w,
Callaway UW 19*, TourEdge C721 22* 
Irons- Cobra One Length

Wedges- Callaway Jaws Raw 

Putter- Cleveland HB Soft #1 w/UST
Ball- Maxfli Tour X

Interested in an in-depth review of  the Callaway Paradym driver? Click ➡️ here

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Congrats to the testers!

WITB - well not a lot 

Bag - Mizuno

Driver - Nike SQ sumo 

Irons - 3 iron Taylormade rac 5-pw Ben Sayers M7 blue ice 

putter - Memphis 

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Great intro @Shlax and congrats to the rest of the testers @Vegan_Golfer_PNW, @AndySP, @GolfSpy SAM, @Navart

I haven’t heard of Caley golf so it will be neat to see how these perform for you all!


Driver:  PXG_Logo.png.ee163b621006ac6c8fc2c744c029c0e7.pngGen4 0811X (Mitsubishi Tensei Blue 65 S)

Fairway metals:  TITLEIST_logo_35px.png.0d6d0e557d5c18a58903aaf05ed572ff.png3W TSR2 14.25* (ProjectX BlueSmoke Stiff) | PXG_Logo.png.ee163b621006ac6c8fc2c744c029c0e7.png5W Gen4 0341XF (Mitsubishi Tensei Blue 75 S)

Hybrid: PXG_Logo.png.ee163b621006ac6c8fc2c744c029c0e7.png4H Gen4 0317XF (Mitsubishi Tensei Blue 75HY S)

Irons:  Sub70.png.2184b0ad55dd6cf5d54509b60c419e6b.png 659 CB 5-AW (Project X Rifle 6.0)

Wedges: Sub70.png.2184b0ad55dd6cf5d54509b60c419e6b.png  286 54* & 58* (KBS Tour 120 S)

Putter: Sub70.png.2184b0ad55dd6cf5d54509b60c419e6b.png AL-6 armlock | Unofficial review here

Ball:  Vice_logo.png.729a77999807d43babe4f3f658d6165c.png pro drip: red & blue | MAXFLI_logo_35px.png.20ce36ace6486597a4b0794c46c1fd5c.pngTour S

Pushcart: clicgear_logo.png.44ad85f06b123725c8fca94cb49899a3.png 4.0 | '23 MGS Clicgear 4.0 Pushcart Tester | Link here

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Super excited to get back into testing mode, especially with this stunning set of irons.  @Shlax - your intro has set the bar impossibly high - incredible job!  Even if you are Canadian. (RIVALS GO!)

 Really excited to see how these irons treat everyone, especially with @Caley being somewhat unheralded around these parts - those of us who've been watching James Robinson for a while have heard the name and have been itching to get these in-hand.  

  Any questions, ask away - it's what we're here for!

Driver - PXG 0811 XF - Gen 5, 9 degrees (+1 setting), Oban Devotion TR 65 04
3/5 Wood - Warrior Golf (don't ask)
Utility - Caley X01 Driving Iron (3 = 18*)
Irons (4-PW) - Caley 01T (4-PW)
Wedges (48, 52, 56, 60) - Indi Wedges FLX 48 / ATK 52, 56, 60
Putter - L.A.B. Directed Force 2.1 - 65*
Ball - Maxfli Tour

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Congratulations all.  I’m very interested in DTC clubs and these look primo.  I will follow along as you test these babies.

:titleist-small: 917D2 driver

:callaway-small: 3 wood

:titleist-small: TS2 19 degree and 21 degree hybrids

:PXG:0211 5-GW irons

:ping-small: Glide 56 and 60 degree wedges

:odyssey-small: EXO7 putter :garsen: MAX grip

:titleist-small: Pro V1




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Congrats guys, looking forward to reading the reviews.. I am very interesting to see how they perform and each person's experience with them.

Good luck!


MY WITB list

Bag: Adidas 7 way stand bag

Cart: :Clicgear: Model 3

Driver: :taylormade-small: Stealth 9°

FW: :wilson_staff_small: D9 Fairway 

Hybrid: :cleveland-small: Launcher

Irons: :wilson_staff_small: D9 4 - SW

Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX Zipcore  52deg, 60deg

Putter: :taylormade-small: Kia Ma Daytona

Ball:  :taylormade-small:Soft Response,  :srixon-small: AD333, :callaway-small: Supersoft

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We have a lot of reviews going on, but I have to admit this is one that I am really interested in as the DI is something I could play and I enjoy seeing more brands get their name out there and how the product performs!

⛳🛄 as of Nov 6, 2023 (Past WITB
Driver:  :callaway-small: Paradym TD w/ GD ADDI 6X Driver Shootout! 

Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 3 wood 14.5* w/ Motore F1 Shaft

Irons:   :titleist-small: T Series - T200 5 Iron
                                          T150 6-9 Iron
                                          T100 PW/GW

Wedge:  :mizuno-small: S23 54,58 w/ KBS Tour Hi-Rev Blackout - TBD

Putter:  Screenshot 2023-06-02 13.10.30.png Mezz Max!

Balls:     Vice Pro Plus Drip (Blue/Orange)


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Congratulations to the winners.

I am also keen to keep up with the reviews on the DI, as this is one club that has been in consideration for a while now. 

TaylorMade-Logo.jpg.b9feb76cbda93eda6798785f73105d8b.jpg Stealth Driver 10.5° with a Fujikura Ventus Blue Valocore 6 S

TaylorMade-Logo.jpg.b9feb76cbda93eda6798785f73105d8b.jpg Sim 3 Wood with a Fujikura Ventus Blue S

Titlest.jpg.9b87feac9cbdd26baaff21724eb4819f.jpg 5 Wood with a Kurokage 55g S

Titlest.jpg.9b87feac9cbdd26baaff21724eb4819f.jpg U505 3 Iron with a 80g Hazrdus RDX Smoke Shaft 

mizuno-logo.jpg.d4e2e572f4907c44f354f76a0869d597.jpg 223 Irons (5 to PW) with 115g NS Pro S 

Titlest.jpg.9b87feac9cbdd26baaff21724eb4819f.jpg SM9 50 Wedge 105g NS Pro 

Titlest.jpg.9b87feac9cbdd26baaff21724eb4819f.jpg SM9 54 Wedge 105g NS Pro

Titlest.jpg.9b87feac9cbdd26baaff21724eb4819f.jpg SM9 58 Wedge 105g NS Pro

TaylorMade-Logo.jpg.b9feb76cbda93eda6798785f73105d8b.jpg  Spider EX Ghost White Putter with 120g KBS Black 


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I am pumped for this opportunity. I will try to get my intro up tomorrow. Just got back from 5 days in the woods and need to check on how my swing is going 🙂  thanks MGS mods

Follow my journey to enjoying golf and going low

Driver: :callaway-small:   Epic Max LS :Fuji:Ventus Black 6x 44.5" 

3wHL: :callaway-small: Rogue ST LS 75x  Tensei AV Blue w/ xlink

7w: :callaway-small:Apex UW 21* MMT 80S

DI: Caley 01X 18* with KBS PGH Stiff plus 95g

4-AW: th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg  0211  with KBS Tour Stiff 2.5* up 3/4" long, Soft stepped, MOI matched

Wedges     :cleveland-small: Zipcore 

Putter: L.A.B. Directed Force 2.1 69*/35" in blue 


Ball:   Kirkland V3,  :srixon-small: Z Star XV,  :srixon-small: Z-Star Diamond (back up balls :titleist-small:ProV1 Left Dot,   :titelist-small: proV1)

Shot Tracking: :ShotScope:

Bag: Vessel VLX 2.0

Grip: Lamkin Sonar +  Midsize 

My Reviews:

Caley 01X Driving Iron Review 2023

Max Swing Speed Training and Speed Progress: Current Speed 120 in the MGS Speed Challenge (updated 3/15/23)

 :1332069271_TommyArmour:TAIII #2  Review here: TAIII Impact #2 Putter )

 :cleveland-small: Zipcore Tour Rack 54/full and 58/mid (review here)

th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg  0211  2019 Unofficial Review




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On 7/17/2023 at 4:50 PM, Navart said:


Navart here, reporting to y’all for the Caley 01 Iron set testing! I have only been a forum member for a handful of months and am also a very new golfer. I am most focused on equipment, practice discussions and the community building posts to help me familiarize myself to a new landscape and arm myself with the right information. A bit of background that may help orientate you to my skill and game: 


I am a clinical researcher and split my time between Minneapolis, MN and the Bitterroot Valley, MT. I will be 30 years old later this month and let me tell you, I have felt for a while like I should be turning 40…Right after the pandemic hit, I had a brutal run of knee and lower body soft tissue injuries related to years of avid running, hiking, and soccer with a mild leg length discrepancy. When I finally started getting back to normal function the winter of 2020 I was gifted a beginner set of cavity back clubs off the rack by my family in hopes that I would start spending some time with less strenuous hobbies. Along with cycling to stay fit, sure enough I got sucked into the world of golf. Like my fellow tester here, Shlax, I am lucky enough to have a partner who is very supportive of the time I have shifted into learning, practicing and playing the game. But, man, is this game challenging!



My Game

Having only begun playing the game in 2021, using a heel lift in one shoe, and going back and forth from home public courses in Montana (4000ft) to Minneapolis (400ft) it took me a while to start seeing the progress. I have always been very athletic with good flexibility and functional strength to get the ball really going on quality strikes but therein lies the issue; strike consistency with longer clubs has been challenging to improve without regular, significant set-backs. However, the last nine months of practice (3-4x/wk) and play (9 or 18 holes every weekend) have really paid off in building a routine, selecting the right club, and making solid contact more frequently with the others clubs in my bag.

My current handicap is 21 and misses are mostly low height, low spin shots with a lot of run, pulls, or hitting off the toe with woods and long irons. Putting, wedges and short-mid iron approach shots have been saving me from many triples and a few doubles every round by getting up and down from 150 and in. The lion share of my pars are on short to average par 3s and the occasional par 4 with a safe drive off the tee. I often prefer the Montana home course over Minnesota... many fewer trees and water!



Caley Mission & 01 Irons

I had not heard of Caley before this testing opportunity so I have no biases or prior assumptions of the brand or product. I will say though that, after a little reading and research, my interest and engagement in testing the 01 irons was won over quickly in equal parts support of the brand’s mission, aesthetic, and potential performance gains:

  • High-quality product that is accessible to everyone - as a new golfer I don’t need the most advanced technology or feel confident knowing enough about my performance needs to invest in $1200-$1500 iron sets. The customisable 01 set made with premium components that is affordable just makes sense and I appreciate the inclusivity.
  • Aesthetic - The minimalist design is clean and refined. A wise man by the name of Deion Sanders once said “If you look good, you feel good, and if you feel good, you play good.”
  • Performance - More on this below but the better technology and custom options offer a more likely than chance of improvement in most areas as compared to my gamer irons.


Testing Plan

My plan for testing the 01 irons is largely head-to-head against the affordable, entry level irons that I currently game across a couple different settings.

  • Simulator/Launch Monitor Range - head-to-head comparison of each iron between sets using multiple quantifiable parameters in a controlled environment at the beginning and end of the testing period
  • On-Course Trials - Okay anyone that is triggered by less than ideal etiquette, please skip down to the next item…I intend to play at least two separate 9 or 18 hole rounds in which I play two balls from the same location and lie when appropriate for irons (par 3 or lay up tee shots, approach shots, etc.). This will give a sense of feel and real-world outcome disparities though. In the table below you’ll also see that I don’t currently have a 4i or 5i in my bag but this provides a nice opportunity to gather more evidence on my struggles with longer irons and the suitability of hybrids for my game.
  • Impressions & 3rd Party Feedback - I love to play with my friends and, along with my own assessments, will try to log their first impressions on the looks, quality, and price-point of the product.


You can see the spec differences on the websites for Caley 01 and Callaway Strata, but generally:

  • Caley 01 irons are a hollow-body design with stronger lofts and flatter lie across the set (a 1 degree flat adjustment was requested). The shafts are KBS Tour Lite Stiff and standard length. Grip size is standard
  • Callaway Strata irons are a cavity back design with regular flex graphite shafts of unspecified type and standard length though ~0.5” shorter than the comparator. Grip size is standard.


Looking Forward

Short and sweet here to wrap it up - Ultimately, I expect overarching better performance from the Caley 01 irons as compared to what’s currently in my bag. I did do an iron fitting using comparable lofts and hollow-body heads for the purpose of selecting the optimal 01 specs so the acclimation period should be short and mitigated.

To secure a spot in my bag beyond the testing period, improved strike consistency and confidence in feel and tempo should be enough even if carry distance is not significantly improve. The stronger lofts will be interesting to see whether I have any issue holding greens, but my guess is that they aren’t overly strong and I will actually gain more height and spin to hold better.

Intro is up!!! Getting really excited for this test

WITB - :taylormade-small:Dr: Taylor Made SIM2 Tensei AV blue; :callaway-logo-1:3W, 4H, 5H: Callaway Strata Ultimate; 6-9i: Callaway Strata Ultimate; PW: Callaway JAWS MD5 46deg W grind, 12deg bounce; AW: Callaway JAWS MD5 52 deg W grind, 12deg bounce; SW: Callaway JAWS MD5 56 deg S grind, 12deg bounce; LW: Callaway JAWS MD5 60deg W grind, 12 deg bounce; Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG 1 blade :odyssey-small:Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X

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