Callaway debuts new X HOT Series irons
Callaway Golf South Pacific, a subsidiary of Callaway Golf Company has announced its X HOT and X HOT PRO irons.
Long-renowned for its best-selling and accurate irons, Callaway’s award-winning Research and Development department set out to deliver measurable distance gains with these two new, aggressive irons.
Available to golfers in Australia and New Zealand on January 25, 2013, the X Hot and X Hot Pro Irons have distinctly different technologies that fuel distance and complete performance for both amateur and professional golfers.
Additionally, the X-Forged Irons, designed for more advanced players, will also be available on January 25, 2013.
In its pursuit of distance gains, Callaway incorporated a Deep Undercut Cavity Design and its powerful Speed Frame Face Technology to strike a balance of high ball speeds and great feel in the X Hot Irons.
The deep undercut design allowed Callaway to precisely position the Centre of Gravity (CG) and move the most compliant part of the face – the hottest part – lower, where more golfers make contact with the ball.
For the first time, Callaway also incorporated Speed Frame Face Technology from its drivers into the X Hot Irons. Doing so optimises stiffness across the face for more efficient energy transfer. This produces more ball speed and consistent distance, even on off-centre contact.
Callaway X HOT Iron
Relative to its predecessor, player testing resulted in a significant increase in ball speed and distance gains through the set. ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼ Rounding out the X Hot Irons is the Feel Management Technology, a dual material medallion that fine tunes sound by promoting a crisp, dynamic feel at higher ball speeds.
The stock shaft offering is a True Temper Speed Step 85 Lightweight Steel Shaft, which will be offered in both regular and stiff flexes. The irons will also be available with graphite shafts.
The X Hot Pro Irons have been designed for a more discerning golfer with an explosive blend of power, feel and pinpoint shot-making.
This re-engineered stainless steel iron features new J-Face Dynamics, a face technology that combines precise face thickness control and undercut depth to deliver the power and feel that skilled golfers prefer.￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼ ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼The X Hot Pro Irons also feature Callaway’s 20-degree Close Spaced V Grooves, which are typically reserved for forged player irons, but have been included in the X Hot Pro Irons to offer up to 1000rpm more backspin out of the rough (in comparison to its predecessor).
These are Callaway’s most precise grooves, delivering optimum performance in an iron for better players. ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼ ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼The new product introduction price for the X HOT IRONS is AUD$849 with steel shafts and $999 AUD with graphite shafts.
For the X HOT PRO IRON, the new product introduction price is AUD$999 with steel shafts.