For 2008, Callaway has redesigned its easy to play irons, and may in the process have invented a new breed of club—the “i-brid.” From a design point of view, it’s supposed to be midway between a game-improvement iron and a hybrid, with a huge sole and extreme weighting. In the set, the i-brids replace the 3-, 4- and 5-irons, all the while integrating seamlessly into the rest of the set. Certainly the transition from long-to-short irons is less jarring than in sets with hybrids.
The set also incorporates all of Callaway’s now-familiar technology for making clubs easier to play: notched weighting, a short hosel and a massive undercut channel.
Wish I saw these before I went out and got my MX-25 Mizunos. Are these “I-brid” a mix of Hybrids and a regular Iron?
Posted by Alan Moretti on 02/20
They look a little like a fat iron. Callaway has them positioned as something midway between an iron and a hybrid.
Ralph Maltby’s Golfworks component golf company has been making similar clubs for years.
Posted by The Golf Blogger on 02/20
Traded a set of ‘05 TM RAC HT’s , which I loved & researched mega before purchase. If the TM’s are 5 out of 5 for hitability & forgiveness, these ‘08 Cal B. Bertha’s( graphite)have to be 10 out of 5.Can’t remember having ( don’t remember much these days!) soooo much fun on the links!
Posted by Dave K on 04/26
Thanks for the comment, Dave. I also think Callaway makes some great products.
Posted by The Golf Blogger on 04/26