03 January 2013 Last Updated: 27 June 2013

By Jonathan Greathead, TG Senior Equipment Editor

Following the launch of their new X Hot and X Hot Pro irons, Callaway have unveiled their new X Hot driver in the range.

As you would expect, the driver has been designed to generate greater distance and Callaway’s new Speed Frame Face technology has helped to achieve this.

The technology increases ball speed, saves weight in key areas and delivers a more efficient energy transfer which leads to better results on off-centre hits. 

“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, Callaway Golf.

“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 optimise performance for various player types,” he added.

Callaway engineers designed the club by utilising the brand’s thinnest casting technology in history, and this helps players with average swing speeds to generate more clubhead speed for greater yardage gains.

Adjustability has also been factored in to the new X Hot driver, with golfers given the opportunity to alter the face angle to an open, closed or neutral setting to enhance their shotshape.

In addition to the standard X Hot driver, Callaway have also announced a new X Hot Pro version that features a slightly smaller 440cc head as opposed to the 460cc in the standard model. The face is slightly open too in order to appeal to better players.

RRP: £249 and £279 (Pro).
Lofts:  9.5°, 10.5°, 11.5°and 13° and 8.5°, 9.5°, and 10.5° (Pro).

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