Callaway Golf is continuing the speed focus in metal woods with its new X2 Hot driver with what the company calls “Hyper Speed Face” technology, with a large overall design based on what it terms “player impact probability and stress distribution.across the face,” resulting in high average balls speeds and a lighter weight construction.
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The X2 Hot driver (and metal wood) introduction is one of many introductions expected in the next few weeks. TaylorMade-adidas Golf this week quietly showed off its JetSpeed line of drivers and metals that will replace the RBZ and RBZ Stage 2 lines; and Cobra Golf is launching its Bio Cell driver that the company has to hope is a better seller than the AMP Cell line of metals.
Callaway says the X2 Hot driver, which will carry a suggested retail price of $349.99 when it becomes available Jan. 17, can independently adjust the driver’s loft and lie with its Advanced Optifit Hosel. Loft can either be decreased by one-degree or increased by up to two degrees to help optimize the launch angle and backspin. The lie angle can also be adjusted between Neutral and Draw. Eight total settings are available.
The standard version of the X2 Hot driver is 460cc will available in lofts of nine degrees, 10.5 degrees and 13.5-degree HT lofts, and comes stock with an Aldila Tour Blue shaft. The Pro version, available in an 8.5° offering, is 440cc, features a lower, more neutral center of gravity, and includes a seven-gram external weight. The Pro model ($349.99) will be available with the Aldila Tour Green shaft as the stock offering. The new product introduction retail price for both models is $349.99.