By Rob Sauerhaft
Thursday, March 29, 2007

Callaway X
$139, steel; $159, graphite;
WE TESTED: 2h (18°), 3h (21°), 4h (24°), 5h (27°) in Callaway X graphite shaft
COMPANY LINE: "A modified X-sole design provides improved turf interaction. The club has increased perimeter weighting with optimized center of gravity location. Designed to launch the ball higher, with more spin, than Callaway's Heavenwood."
OUR TEST PANEL SAYS: Does everything you'd expect of a hybrid and looks good doing it; club glides along the turf, not through it; good pop in the clubface; provides adequate feedback without harshness to hands; more straight than supremely workable; light, stable head allows more head speed with little effort.
"Slices through the rough like a butcher's knife."—Bud Adler (handicap 15)

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