Callaway FT-iQ driver

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Callaway are readying what it describes as its ‘straightest ever driver’ for the 2009 golf season in the form of the Callaway FT-iQ driver.

The sleak loking new Callaway FT-iQ driver has been designed using influences from Lamborghini supercars and stealth jet fighters and the sample obtained by the Today’s Golfer golf equipment team certainly echoes this.

And everything on the Callaway FT-iQ has been designed to improve on the market defining FT driver, with improvements made across the board.

The centre of gravity height is half that of the FTi, which means the Callaway FT-iQ reduces spin for greater distance, while the launch angle has also been improved on the FT-iQ driver.

Forgiveness has also been improved, with off centre hits flying straighter –  a fact the TG test team can back after hitting the driver during a top secret testing day.

Other key facts include:

* No singular design feature or benefit is advanced at the detriment of another.
All masters (CG, MOI, Shape, aesthetics) are served equally.

* The Callaway FT-iQ Clubhead features compilation of 5 materials, each for a specific purpose:

– Titanium hyperbolic clubface (37%)
– Carbon composite chassis (39%)
– Aerospace grade Aluminum undercarriage and tail (24%)

Rear weight assembly holds 18% of total head mass, consists of:
– Proprietary metal alloy weights
– Thermoplastic Urethane locators

The Callaway FT-iQ has gone down well in early testing by its Tour players too with Brit Oliver Wilson commenting “What a great looking driver. I felt that the new shape helped to settle me behind the ball at address, which is something I like to work on. The shots were high, long and very straight. All round, this club was very, very impressive.”

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