About this product
|• Short Straight Hollow Hosel (S2HW) moves weight from the neck of the club to the head, where it increased perimeter weighting for accuracy• Bore-thru hosel goes down to the sole of the clubhead, adding further stability for greater feel and control• Weighting scheme creates a higher launch and increased backspin for soft-landing iron play|
|Club Type||Iron set|
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- numlock_66Apr 25, 2007by
Callaway S2H2 Irons: My first real golf clubs
In 1990, I bought a used set (3-SW) of Callaway S2H2 irons from my local Nevada Bob's for almost $600. Graphite shafts were new technology to the industry then and that added to the price. I think a brand new set cost over $1000 then and that was really big bucks. At the time, I'd only been playing golf for a year and my experience with the irons was mediocre, at best. I used them for 5 years and got my lowest scores with the S2H2s in my bag. In 1994, I read about titanium irons and other high-tech advances in clubs, so I set my S2H2s aside and bought a succession of different irons. Between 1994 and 2007, I've owned Cobras, Yonex, Mizuno and Callaway Fusions. Last month I took my old S2H2s to the range and was shocked at how well I hit them compared to any of my other iron sets. In summary, S2H2s are longer and straighter, but they were also more workable with better feel, than any irons I've ever played. I originally thought my distances were shorter because I'd put on a few years. These irons were more fun than I remembered. And they're, somehow, easier to hit than beefy/heavy newer irons. My conclusion is that I have a more repeating and consistent swing now than I had 12 years ago; the S2H2 is not for high handicappers. Many golfers have said that these were the BEST irons ever made. I can't disagree.<br><br>I just bought a second set so I could experiment updating the shafts and grips.<br><br>9/14/2007: I want to report a couple of updates. Recently I put a set of S2H2 irons with Memphis 10 steel shafts into my bag. I played them for about 6 rounds and a few days at the range. I found them to be forgiving with very nice feel and balance. I heard that steel shafts are more accurate and consistent than graphite, but graphite gets more distance. I'll have to agree with that assessment, but add that steel shafts feedback more vibration from miss-hits than graphite. Not a good thing if your hands take a while to recover.<br><br>Next I want to report that I've taken the major step of having Callaway upgrade my original Callaway/Aldila RCH 60 graphite shafts to the 2007 X-20 shafts. About the best golf equipment decision I've ever made. My appraisal after 4 rounds is that my S2H2 irons are now longer and more accurate than ever before. Trajectory is also higher than with the old shafts. One last point: With the new shafts, my clubhead speed increased 7mph due to the improved torque & kick-point. Please keep in mind that, as I write this, I'm 17 years older than when I originally purchased these irons in 1990.Read full review
- mike-in-riSep 7, 2006by
Callaway S2H2 Irons
I bought these irons because these are the identical clubs that I learned to play on back in the early 90s. They were expensive then, but they are cheap now. I like the contour of the sole and the rounded toe and hosel design. Very good for crappy golf courses, bad lies, and deep rough. I don't like the extremely thin top line and the longish design of the clubhead itself. The shafts are okay and the kick points are such that they promote a nice "flip" to get the longer irons airborn. I currently play Nike V-Reds, however I do keep a S2H2 2 iron because I get really good distance from all types of bad lies. I also have a 1 iron and I think it is the most "hitable" long iron ever made. I recommend these irons around $100.00 in good condition.
- nettar46-1Nov 7, 2006by
I originally got these clubs when I was in my 30's. They immediately added something between 10 and 15 yards to my distance for each club. They have a soft feel and the lower irons are especially forgiving.
- jim_d1947Nov 27, 2012by
Steel or graphite, I love these clubs!
Callaway S2H2 irons are decades old now, but they still get my vote as one of the best cast head designs ever produced. Shots are crisp and penetrating, the spin on the greens is as good or better than newer models, and the solid sound and feel of a well struck shot is indescribable. It makes you want to hit more of them. Callaway got these right.<br><br>I'm presently experimenting with graphite shafts to ease the impact on an arthritic left wrist, and was lucky enough to find this nearly new set with graphite shafts on ebay. I didn't hesitate, although my friends will continue to tease me about my "antique" golf clubs. I am pleased to report that the graphite shafts do, in fact, ease the shock on the hands and wrists with only a slight reduction in feel, and the S2H2 iron heads hit just as good as ever.<br><br>I have not identified any gain or loss in accuracy thus far. Distance with graphite seems about the same, maybe incrementally longer. The price was great also, which was a plus but not the point. The minute I find clubs that hit better, I will buy them.<br><br>I'm not the only one who thinks so. Our club hires local teenagers as part time summer help. One evening last summer a young man, a starting member of the college golf team, asked to borrow my 7 iron (Memphis 10 shaft) to hit several loose balls from the tee area out onto the range. His first swing, a solid 'Thwack!', and a long, whistling shot well down range, stopped him cold. "Man, these feel GOOD! Who makes these?" He had the club turned up, looking at the manufacturer's stamp on the head.<br><br>Enough said. Yes, they do. He has access to the best on the market, and I had to tell him the club was older than he was.Read full review
- zcat27Aug 3, 2006by
Callaway S2H2 Irons
I had always heard and read that these were, if not the best, one of the best irons ever made. The price was right and they were in great condition. I have played and owned everything from Taylor Made to Mizuno irons and these irons are my favorite. The feel. The ballflight. The way they set up. Everything about them just works for me. I have nothing negative to say about these irons. They, in my opinion, are one of the best out there.