Callaway X Hot Driver
Schecter Lee
Thursday, February 07, 2013

From Golf Magazine ClubTest 2013 (March 2013)

Callaway X Hot Driver
Category: Max Game-Improvement Drivers
Price: $299
WE TESTED: 9.5°, 10.5°, 11.5° with Project X Velocity graphite shaft

DISTANCE: It's lightweight (300 grams) yet powerful; it's long, too -- the longest driver of the week for several testers.
ACCURACY/FORGIVENESS: Rewards smooth swings with straight shots; helps control fades and prevents them from becoming big slices.
FEEL: A real strength -- testers embrace the sweet sensation at impact; ball hugs the face briefly before exploding off as though it had been shot out of a cannon; plenty of zip and life to center contact.
PLAYABILITY: Repeatable straight or slight draw pattern with penetrating trajectory -- shots with 46" shaft tend to hit then scamper along the ground; loft adjustability works wonders.
LOOK: Matte gray crown with a black face is very businesslike in appearance; large, deep profile instills confidence at address.

Some testers find the club too light, making it difficult to locate the head throughout the swing and to time the swing; a few guys say the dull matte gray crown looks relatively unexciting.

BOTTOM LINE: One of the highest-rated clubs in its class. Top marks for feel and playability. Progressive draw bias through the lofts helps slicers keep more drives in play.

Launch: Mid
Spin: Low to mid
Easy face-angle adjustment from open to square to closed. Max forgiveness on off-center hits.

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