Caley Golf 01X Utility Iron Review

2023

Caley Golf 01X Utility Iron Review

88 overall

The Bottom Line

Caley Golf is new to the scene and makes an impressive debut much like other direct to consumer golf manufacturers. There 01X Utility Iron ranks 3rd overall in our best driving irons 2023. It is the driving iron that is the best for forgiveness. This helps propel it to its top 3 finish overall.

Pros

Caley Golf 01X Utility Iron ranks as the best for forgiveness and also ranks 3rd for accuracy. This performance combination solidifies its top 3 placement overall in the best driving irons 2023 test. It also ranks slightly above average for feel, looks, and likelihood of purchase according to our testers.

Cons

Caley Golf 01X Utility Iron has two weaknesses - distance and brand exposure/access. It ranks towards the bottom for distance, so if that plays a big role in your purchasing habits, it may not be the driving iron for you. Secondly, some of you may not know of Caley Golf, which is based in the UK. You might find it difficult to get your hands on it. Caley Golf does offer a 60 day trial on certain golf clubs.

Awards

Best for Forgiveness

Who’s it For

Caley Golf 01X Utility’s performance is encouraging. Not only will it appease skilled, higher swing speed golfers, but it will appeal to low to mid handicap golfers as well. Why? It offers tremendous accuracy and forgiveness capabilities that can appeal to a wide range of mid to high swing speed golfers.

img Distance

  • rank
    9th

How is distance measured?

Taking into account total distance and carry distance, our distance scoring is a metric ultimately telling you the total yards achieved by the club.

Testing Pool

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Notes from the MGS Testing Team

 

Rankings

img Accuracy

  • rank
    3rd

What is accuracy?

Accuracy evaluates if a player’s shots with each club are above or below what’s expected based on that player’s skill level. By eliminating variables in player ability, accuracy determines how well the club improves a player’s overall score.

Testing Pool

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Notes from the MGS Testing Team

 

Rankings

img Forgiveness

  • rank
    1st

How is forgiveness tested?

Forgiveness measures how well a club corrects for hits that are center or off center off the face of the club. A high forgiveness rating tells you that a club does well at maintaining consistency in performance when your swing fluctuates.

Testing Pool

Details to come...

Notes from the MGS Testing Team

 

Rankings

img Ball Speed

  • rank
    6th

How is ball speed tested?

Ball speed measures how fast the ball is traveling off the face of the club. We eliminate variables like player swing speed or ability, so you can compare ball speeds off the face as affected by the club, not the player.

Testing Pool

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Notes from the MGS Testing Team

 

Rankings

img Fairways Hit

  • rank
    1st

What is fairways hit?

We evaluate the percentage of shots that hit the fairway compared to shots in the rough. This shows the accuracy of a club, with a higher percentage earning a higher accuracy rating.

Testing Pool

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Notes from the MGS Testing Team

 

Rankings

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specs & details

132.9

Ball Speed

The speed at which the golf ball travels after being struck by the golf club. It is usually measured in miles per hour (mph).

2676.1

Shot Area

Shot Area is a measure of downrage dispersion. The displayed value is the area of an ellipse (measured in yards2) in which 90% of future shots would be expected to fall.

221.7

Total Distance

The total distance the golf ball travels from the point of impact with the clubface to the point where it stops, including both carry distance and any additional roll after the ball lands.

207.5

Carry

The distance the golf ball travels through the air from the point of impact with the clubface to the point where it first touches the ground. Carry distance does not include any additional roll after the ball lands.

2943.6

Spin

The amount of backspin or topspin on the golf ball after the club strikes it. Spin can affect how the ball travels through the air and how it behaves when it lands.

10.6

Launch Angle

The angle at which the golf ball leaves the clubface after being struck. This is typically measured in degrees.

22.1

Apex

The highest point in the golf ball's trajectory after the club strikes it. This is typically measured in feet above the ground.

33.9

Descent

The angle at which the golf ball descends from the apex of its trajectory to the ground. This is typically measured in degrees.

12.2

Yards From Center

This refers to the distance that a golf shot travels from the center of the fairway. It is often used to measure accuracy, with shots closer to the center considered more accurate.

82.6

Fairway

Refers to the percentage of times a golfer successfully lands their tee shot on the fairway. It is often used as a measure of accuracy.

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