You may want to set a reminder to yourself on your smartphone or the old fashion way in your day planner as Callaway Golf announced at its sales meetings taking place this week north of San Diego, the X Utility Prototype irons, available only to Tour professionals up to this point, will be released commercially in the United States as of December 1st. That would be three months from now! Its been an usually warm summer throughout the country that saw many parts enjoyed a head start, yet its doubtful the dog days of summer will be a vivid memory for most, outside of perhaps the sunbelt, once the calendar hits the 1st of December.
Callaway's X Utility Prototype Irons were designed by Roger Cleveland and introduced to the Company's Tour staff prior to the 2012 U.S. Open. The product found an immediate home in the bags of several of the world's best players, including Phil Mickelson, Branden Grace and Ernie Els, according to the company.
"Utility irons are not new to the game, but the X Utility Prototypes feature a state-of-the-art forged construction that delivers a combination of distance, speed, feel and control that has been lacking in this important area of a player's bag for some time," said Luke Williams, Callaway's Global Director of Woods and Irons. "Many players have replaced their long irons with hybrids, which are easier to hit, but the X Utility Protoypes offer a level of precision that our Tour staff has been very pleased with, plus these clubs offer a tighter dispersion than hybrids on mis-hits. The amount of excitement that our X Utility Prototype Irons have generated on Tour and among the avid followers of golf equipment has been overwhelming and underscores our commitment to develop and introduce exciting new designs through work with the best players in the world."
Available in three lofts (18, 21, 24 degrees), each iron also features removable weights on the sole that range from two to eight grams in two-gram increments that allow players to make swingweight adjustments to fit individual needs surrounding specific length, shaft and grip options. Callaway's X Utility Prototype Irons will feature a new product introduction retail price of $199/steel and $229 with graphite shafts.