Yes I know they also did a 2013 X-Forged, which looks very similar to the 2018 version, but the 2009 version was the first for me. The rear of the sole features the now familiar curved edge that we first saw on the Apex Pro 16 irons and size wise, the X-Forged 2018 is very similar to this, just with a smaller muscle back in the centre of the cavity.
The 3 wood and 5 wood are commonly referred to as fairway woods, because they are most often used during the second shot of play, when you are supposed to be in the fairway of the golf hole (as opposed to in the woods!). All higher lofted woods (7, 9, 11, and so on) are commonly referred to as utility woods.
Think of the hybrid as what it feels like to hit a perfect long iron, or even a middle iron, without the luck or quite simply the overwhelming difficulty. Because of the way iron sets are being designed today, the lofts on long irons are both stronger and compressed together.
Of course, "woods" are now also made of metal, but that's a relatively recent development. Irons have featured metal clubheads (steel, these days) for centuries. The clubheads of irons are thin from front to back, and the clubfaces are grooved to impart spin on the golf ball.
The woods in a typical golfer's bag will include a driver and one or two fairway woods, most commonly a 3-wood and/or 5-wood. Women and seniors might benefit from adding a 7-wood or 9-wood. The 4-wood is another common wood, and some golfers even carry an 11-wood.
The TaylorMade P790 irons are easily one of the most impressive irons I’ve ever hit with great feel and tons of easy distance. Introduction My first experience with the TaylorMade P790 irons was walking up to a group of TaylorMade haters who love being golf contrarians.
The Titleist 718 AP1 irons are designed to be the Titleist iron for the average player. Long with solid forgiveness. Introduction. The AP1 has always been a bit of an outcast in the Titleist line up. The brand is built around an image of appealing to better players, an image the larger, game-improvement iron doesn’t fit.
According to the most recent Golf Datatech survey of golfer attitudes, wedges have overtaken drivers as the one club more golfers say they are planning to buy within the coming year. But do they really know what they're buying? Time to rethink your thinking on the most vital clubs in your bag.