At 15 degrees loft, this stick has a longer shaft (44" versus 43") than the standard X to boost head speed and a strong, lighter-than-normal (by 7 grams) stainless steel face for faster ball speed. But the forest is lined with big, crooked hitters. So Callaway's design team constructed a bigger head from front to back and heel to toe 201cc versus 167cc for 19 percent more stability (forgiveness) on off-center hits. Company tests reveal X Hot is as much as 11 yards longer than comparative 3-woods.
$290 (graphite); callawaygolf.com