Manufacturer's Description Details: The Pinemeadow Excel Strong Irons are a perfect blend of technology and game improving advantage. The sleek radius of the sole and notch weighting system throughout the club head create an optimum launch trajectory that maximizes distance through added carry and roll. Like all of our irons, the clubs are easy to hit and very forgiving. The short hosel, rounded toe and moderate top line of these clubs a favorite to both low and high handicap players.
Compare features, performance and price to the Callaway® X-20 Irons at $799.
Our Review: The most obvious characteristics of these irons is their wide sole, partially due to the notch cavity at the back of the clubhead. This, together with the bevelled toe reduce the turf drag when hitting in the rough.
The transfer of the weight to the perimeter of the clubhead allows for a bigger sweet spot and greater stability during miss hits, something highly appreciated by beginner and average golfers. Together with the wider sole this makes these irons very forgiving clubs.
The short hosel and compact design render this a very appealing club, perfectly suited for high- and mid handicap players. At $149 for a set from 3 to PW they deliver excellent playability and value.
Likes: Remarkably accurate even with off center hits (hence a great club for beginners and average players); nice 'traditional' design.
Have played with these clubs since late October '07 and can confirm that they are a very good set of irons and really well built. I am very pleased with how I am striking the ball with these clubs and am consistently scoring better on the course over the past number of weeks.
I checked out Callaway X20 at my local golf store and was taken aback by the $1200 price tag (CDN). After reading your review on the Pinemeadow Excel Strong irons, I thought what the heck, for $150 bucks I'll try them out. I ordered Excel strong irons and the #3 Excel strong hybrid. I received my clubs on time and I was very impressed with the way the looked and felt. Very comparable to X20's. I've played a few rounds with these clubs and have not noticed a huge difference in my score. I did shoot a 44 on the front nine of a very challenging course in my area(the Oaks of St.George) only to see my score on the back nine rise to my usual 58. These clubs are easy to hit, but if you really want to improve your score, take some lessons. I signed up for a series of 3 lessons in my hometown after my second round with these clubs and hopefully will be breaking 90 by next spring. Am I impressed with these clubs?...Yes. Would I buy from Pinemeadow again?...yes. Would I recommend them to others?...Absolutley. Why pay all that money for brand names?