Callaway Golf Co. (NYSE: ELY) has announced their new family of X Hot drivers and fairways and says the driver produces “blistering ball speeds and distance gains” of 13-yards compared to their RAZR X Black driver.
“With the X Hot Drivers, we pushed the Speed Frame Face’s efficiency to a new standard, producing high ball speeds while maintaining the trajectory and accuracy that discerning golfers demand,” said Dr. Alan Hocknell, SVP, Research & Development. “The fast face on X Hot is one piece of the puzzle, though. We went to great lengths to configure the X Hot drivers not only to promote distance, but to progressively optimize performance for various player types.”
Using their Speed Frame™ Face Technology saves weight and gives more efficient energy transfer and Callaway says their new technology promotes more and more consistent distance even on off-center hits. The X Hot drivers uses the thinnest casting technology they have ever made in a titanium head to help golfers with average swing speeds. The OptiFit Hosel for face angle (open, square, closed) allows adjustment to suit the users needs.
The Standard Callaway X Hot Driver (460 cc – 9.5-, 10.5-, 11.5-degree and 13-degree HT) is lighter and has a lower swing weight than the X Hot Pro (440 cc – 8.5-, 9.5- and 10.5-degree) which also has more open face angles. Available February 15, both have a street price of $299.
X Hot fairways have a forged Speed Frame Face Cup of stainless steel that is 40 percent thinner than last year’s comparable model and has a 90 percent larger sweet spot.
“We are seriously proud of the X Hot Fairway Wood’s design and performance. We think we have set a new and extremely high bar in the fairway wood category,” said Hocknell. “The distance gains are for real. In testing with Staff Professional Alvaro Quiros, for example, he gained nearly 18 yards against the gamer in his bag.”
The Standard X Hot fairways will have slightly longer shafts and more upright lies compared to the X Hot Pro model both carry a street price of $229.