Introducing XXIO Forged 2017 Irons

XXIO forged 2017

XXIO (pronounced  [zek-si-oh]) is a brand that is not as familiar to US customers. However, it has been a premium club brand in Japan and Korea for quite some time. Dunlop Sports Co. brought XXIO to the US and is looking to become more prominent. The XXIO Forged 2017 irons help this transition into a new market. The irons combine soft, forged feel with longer, more consistent iron performance. These three main technologies make this possible.

XXIO Forged 2017 Irons Features

V.T. Sole

xxio forged 2017 V.T. sole

The all new V.T. sole on the XXIO Forged 2017 irons minimize turf resistance for improved accuracy. The V-shaped sole increases bounce and is slightly wider to prevent digging. This benefits the player who has a steeper angle of attack. The sole shape also provides a middle ground between the wide, flatter sole of game improvement clubs and the narrow, sharp soles of players clubs.

Thin Face

The XXIO Forged 2017 irons feature an expanded thin area on the clubface, giving more forgiveness on off-center hits. Most of the 20% area increase is towards the toe and sole of the club, where most mishits occur. The other benefit to the thinner face is consistent ball speeds across the entire face. This means that if you don’t hit the center of the clubface, your distance won’t suffer.

Lightweight Shafts

xxio forged 2017 shaft info

XXIO Forged 2017 irons come with graphite and steel shafts designed specifically for their clubs. The stock steel shaft is the Nippon N.S. Pro 930GH DST. In graphite, the stock shaft is the XXIO MX-6000. Both lightweight shafts have a softer butt section for enhanced energy transfer. The firmer tip section in each shaft increases consistency and accuracy.

Overall Impressions of the XXIO Forged 2017 Irons

The XXIO Forged 2017 irons offer an aesthetically pleasing look for players who don’t like the heavy top lines often seen in forgiving clubs. Despite a relatively compact, classic look, mid handicap players benefit from the iron’s forgiveness and consistency. While still relatively new to the US market, XXIO is sure to become a well known and recognized brand quickly.

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Rudi Fann

Rudi Fann has been a Class “A” member of the PGA of America since 2008. He began his career in 1998 as the Assistant Golf Professional at Wake Forest Golf Club in Wake Forest, NC. In 2002, Rudi accepted a similar position at Rio Mar Country Club in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. He spent a year there before moving to Nipomo, CA where he worked at Blacklake Golf Resort. Over the next 10 years, he worked his way from Assistant Golf Professional to Head Golf Professional and finally Director of Golf Operations. In his time at Blacklake, Rudi devoted much of his time to running tournaments and other activities in order to create a social atmosphere at the club. After Blacklake, Rudi spent one year as Head Golf Professional at Paso Robles Golf Club before deciding to return home to North Carolina. Since returning to North Carolina, Rudi has worked with the First Tee of the Triangle helping to instill life skills and core values through the game of golf to local youth.