Callaway Golf announces new X Hot Drivers

Callaway Golf South Pacific has announced the new line of X Hot Drivers and Fairway Woods, configured for blistering ball speeds and distance gains.

The new line of X Hot Woods are a result of Callaway R&D designing clubs for the best players in the world, and using optimised design progression and adjustability to make them accessible and high-performing for all players.

This collection of hot, distance-promoting drivers and fairway woods will be available at golf shops in Australia and New Zealand starting on January 25, 2013.

Distance gains of 13 yards* with the new X Hot Driver have been achieved with a host of design and engineering advancements that make the new drivers fast, hot and more lightweight than their predecessors.

Callaway employed its powerfully fast Speed Frame Face Technology that increases ball speed, saves weight and optimises stiffness and stress distribution across the face for more efficient energy transfer.

The new face technology promotes more – and more consistent — distance, even on off-centre impact.

Callaway X Hot Driver Callaway X Hot Driver

Also, by decoupling the face performance from the rest of the driver head, Callaway R&D is able to boost ball speed without sacrificing optimum trajectory.

And a tighter curvature face on the X Hot Driver (relative to the RAZR X Black Driver) offers a look at address preferred by better players, along with consistent sidespin and dispersion to promote accuracy.

In the X Hot Drivers, Callaway has implemented its thinnest casting technology ever in the all-titanium head to create a lighter swing weight and overall configuration, a combination that benefits most players in terms of head speed and distance, especially golfers with an average swing speed.

Another benefit of the new, thin casting technology to the golfer is the inclusion of Draw Bias Progression, which changes the amount of draw bias depending on the loft, allowing golfers to better control sidespin and tune their shot shape.

Players with higher lofts can take advantage of higher draw bias for straighter shots, while players with lower lofts can utilise a more neutral CG that fits their game.

Also featured in the Callaway X Hot Driver is the adjustable OptiFit Hosel, which adjusts the face angle in Open, Square or Closed positions to improve accuracy and trajectory, and allows golfers to dial in their preferred look at address.

As a notable value-add, the Callaway X Hot Drivers also feature Project X Velocity shafts as the stock offering.

The Standard Callaway X Hot Driver will be available in 9.5º, 10.5º, 11.5º models and a 13º HT-model, and will feature a lighter overall club weight and a lower swing weight than the X Hot Pro model.

At 460cc, it also features attractive crown decals and an alignment Chevron on the matte grey-coloured crown.

The X Hot Pro Driver, which has a slightly smaller head shape at 440 cc, will be available in 8.5º, 9.5º and 10.5º models and feature slightly more open face angles than the Standard version.

Both versions of the new driver will debut with a recommended retail price of AUD$389.