The 2009 Callaway X-22 Irons is atop of the most popular irons list. The big story this year lies in the Precision Notch Weighting system that positions weight around the perimeter for a very high Moment of Inertia (MOI). In addition, the Tru-Bore technology that dampens vibration makes this one smooth iron. And if that doesn’t tickle your tech fancy, VFT, S2H2 and 36- Degree Undercut Channel helps move the CG even further back than it’s predecessor for a very large hitting area. The sixth go-around of this cast club incorporates several hallmarks of the X-series.
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Callaway X-22 Iron Specs-
3-LW, X-22 Graphite or Steel shafts. Custom options are available.
Sole Width – 22 mm
Toe Height – 57 mm
Heel to Toe – 91.4 mm
Topline – 9 mm
Surface Area – 31.6 cm
Stock Shaft Weight – 110 g
Actual Player Feedback-
“I could hit these blindfolded”.
“I was smoking the 3-iron, I can’t remember the last time I did that”
“You can get forgiveness on just about every shot”
The Callaway X-22 has proved it’s salt to golfing warriors everywhere. The previous X-series irons have laid the groundwork for this great iron. The MOI and forgiveness will match any iron out there period. The new cavity badge definitely adds a touch of pizazz as well.
Not much. But one thing we did find amiss was the shaft options. Great graphite selection but only offers a UniFlex in steel. This may become a big marketing snafu for Callaway. It’ll be interesting to see how this unfolds.
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The Callaway X-22 needs to be on every recreational player’s short list. It offers everything a game-improvement iron should – massive MOI and forgiveness.
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Purchase X22’s. This was the worst mistake in life. The unishaft is the problem. I am an average golfer and my game got significantly worst. Loss of accuracy, loss of distance and uncontrollable ball flight has made me want to get rid of these clubs. I paid $600 for them and I wish I could get my money back and buy something else. Take my advice. These clubs do not live up to the hype.
didn’t you have the option of having a custom set made with the TT Dynamic Gold or Rifle? I am thinking of purchasing this club and find that I am able to choose from a wide variety of shafts for just a little more.
The sixth iteration, the X-22, has a thinner topline and narrower sole than the X-20. This unites with a bigger, wider cavity “notch” that shifts more discretionary weight to the heel or toe. The by-product is a 10 percent higher MOI and greater head stability. An “undercut channel” behind the face pulls mass rearward to increase overall forgiveness and to promote repeatable flight. Varying the face thickness bolsters ball speed (distance) on mis-hits. A polycarbonate plug in the shaft tip (hidden from view) should dampen vibration.
Best Golf Clubs Ever!!! The uniflex steel shaft was just perfect for my swing. I can make these clubs draw, fade and not to mention stop on a dime a roll backward. Last season I had been using Callaway VFT’s and since I switched to these this year I consistently shoot in the high 70’s low 80’s. Callaway knows their stuff.
I hit these with the uniflex shaft in them, which didn’t suit me. I felt like I had to speed my swing up to feel the ball come off the face. I didn’t try them with a different shaft though. So I would massively recommend getting fitted properly for them, (the shaft is just as important as the club head!).
You said it all with that statement “So I would massively recommend getting fitted properly for them, (the shaft is just as important as the club head!)”
So many guys get swept up by the latest club technology – “best driver” or “best iron” that they forget about the most important part of the club. The shaft.
Case in point. I used an old, I mean old, R5 with a shaft that I was fitted for by a professional fitter, Fujikura ZCom Six. I was hell bent on getting a new driver, specifically the HiBore (at that time). But it came with garbage stock shaft.
I lost 20 yards and consistency on a new driver with a inadequate shaft over a 15 year old driver head with a properly fitted shaft.
Get fitted. That is the most important piece of advice I ever took!
These are the best irons i have ever used. The shaft didnt bother me at all in fact i think it helped me. I used to have titleist ap2 but found them very unforgiving nd hard too use and the seame with the ap1’s. I also tried out taylormade burners but found the shaft too long and heavy and the power You get did not make up for the poor control. I reccommend callaway x22 to golfers of all levels preferably 18 lower
Hi, been reading about how the shaft is just as impt as the club head.
How should a relatively new golfer know what kind of shaft is suitable for him? What should we look out for during the swing which determines the appropriate shaft.
And can someone enlighten me on the difference between the X-18 & x-22 series please.
Thanks a lot.
The only way to truly know what golf shaft suits your swing type/speed is to get on a Launch Monitor with a trained professional. There are so many variables that work together, it is very difficult to do it unless you have a trained eye. My advice would be to find a professional club fitter and set up an appointment to get fitted.
As far as the difference between the X18 & X22, the overall indication is, not much. Here’s a thread you might find interesting: X18 vs X22 discussion
Thank you! Appreciate your advice.
I agree the shaft is the most important part of the club. I have a set of x-14 that were custom fit for me in 2001, my mistake was getting the uni-flex shaft,
3 years ago I re shafted with precision 6.0 rifle shafts, huge difference. go for the extra and get fit with the right shaft for you.
I just bought the X-22 set in graphite, 3 iron to PW. I can’t wait to get them on the course this season.
I spent countless hours researching, and combined with my preferences and abilities as a player, it was down to the X-20’s or X-22’s. The deciding factor for me? I wanted graphite shafts. I’m turning 50 this year so I’m not going to be gaining strength, LOL
Might as well find a set of irons that are GI clubs but quality built and not monstrous looking like some other manufacturers’ products!
I’ll be back later in 2011 to let you know how it’s going. For the record, I’m a high handicapper playing golf for the social aspect. I play lots of rounds in a given year though, so I figured I should find some user-friendly clubs.
Callaway definitely has a lot of fans. I hope to become one too.
I would just like to know the difference between a regular, stiff and uniflex shaft.