Callaway Driver Comparison: X2 Hot vs X2 Hot Pro
Two drivers within the same model line with only slight variations between them can regularly create questions and confusion about which one is best suited to your swing. We take a look at what the Callaway X2 Hot and X2 Hot Pro drivers bring to the table in this “tale of the tape” matchup.
Callaway X2 Hot Driver
The Callaway X2 Hot Driver has a lightweight, 460cc clubhead that provides maximum game improvement for those golfers seeking a driver that’s lighter, faster, easier to swing, and extremely forgiving. The engine behind the increased ball speed production in the X2 Hot driver is the Hyper Speed Face technology. This variable face thickness design is the fastest and thinnest all-titanium face in a Callaway club. It’s designed with the average player in mind as research testing has shown that a majority of golfers’ most common miss-hits are higher than the sweet spot in the face and also towards the toe. As a result, you can rest assured that your miss-hits won’t be as penalizing both in distance and accuracy and on the other end, your pure strikes will provide tremendous feel and fly straight and long.
Other important elements of the X2 Hot driver include the finish, adjustable hosel, and shaft offering. The matte black crown and face color reduces glare while the Callaway chevron symbol is positioned on the crown to highlight the center of the clubface and assist in aligning of the face to your intended target. The Opti-Fit hosel system has been brought over from the Callaway Opti-Force driver and allows the driver to be adjusted -1, +1, and +2 in loft compared to the standard loft printed on the head. There is also a “D” setting that produces additional draw bias options. Finally, the stock shaft is the Aldila Tour Blue, a high quality, aftermarket custom shaft that has been very popular on the PGA Tour. This shaft produces mid-launch and mid spin with a tip profile that provides the player smooth feedback and feel at impact.
Callaway X2 Hot Pro Driver
The Callaway X2 Hot Pro driver incorporates Callaway’s Hyper Speed face technology found in the X2 Hot driver and wraps it in a slightly more compact, 440cc clubhead with a deeper face for a more penetrating ball flight with less spin for the more consistent, lower handicap class of players. The X2 Hot Pro driver has a substantially lower center of gravity than the X2 Hot driver which allows for lower spin and optimal workability of the golfball for players with faster swings. There is also a screw, weighing seven grams, located in the back center of the club head that can be swapped out to dial in the preferred feel of the club’s head weight.
The clubface at address has a more neutral to slightly open look, but with the same Opti-Fit hosel technology as the X2 Hot driver, it can be adjusted to the “D” setting for an upright lie and draw bias for those that prefer a more customized setup. Another difference in the two models is that the Callaway X2 Hot Pro driver doesn’t have any crown graphics. Its clean top provides a more old school, classic look that better players prefer. Finally, the shaft offering in the X2 Hot Pro driver is the Aldila Tour Green 65 shaft. This installment is a descendant of the super popular NV Green series that has been featured for the last decade. It provides a low-to-mid launch profile but still maintains a smooth, non-boardy feel through impact. The Tour Green is one of my favorite shafts on the market and as someone who swings the club in the 105 mph range on average, it fits my swing quite well!
Regardless of the class of club that fits your game, you have a choice of two outstanding drivers that have been rated at the top of their class in performance, feel, and playability.
X2 Hot Driver – A fast, mean looking club built for powerful distance and superior forgiveness.
X2 Hot Pro Driver – Provides optimum launch and versatile adjustability for the best players.
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