Additionally, the CF features a progressive offset so that each iron’s performance is maximized. For example, more offset in the long irons makes it easier for players to get the ball in the air and/or hit a draw if they’d like, while less offset in the short irons creates more control.
The Pro 16, meanwhile, with its compact, tour-inspired shape, thin topline, and limited offset has more of a blade look at address. “It’s just a pure, clean-looking golf club,” said John Degen, Callaway’s Manager of Tour Fitting. “The majority of our tour pros prefer this one.” The long irons in the Pro 16 (3-5) do have slightly more offset, as well as a tungsten insert that lowers the center of gravity to generate higher launch angles. The mid and short irons, however, feature a higher CG to promote a flatter, more controlled trajectory.
There’s no question that the CF 16 will provide more forgiveness to players on mis-hits, and the Pro 16 is definitely best suited for a lower-handicap golfer. But, compared to other irons in the same category, the Pro 16 measures up quite well in terms of forgiveness.
“I really liked the look – more kind of classic, maybe older school blade look, which I like.” – Dave, TGW Customer 1 hdcp.