The Callaway X2 Hot: Enhanced Performance You’ll Want to See
The X2 Hot driver by Callaway is the latest driver to be infused with Callaway’s state-of-the-art technology. This club has taken the great features of the X Hot driver and tweaked them to increase performance. Callaway has enhanced the face of the driver, the head shape and their adjustable hosel. All of these features are why this driver is touted as one of the longest and most forgiving drivers available.
The most important feature on the X2 Hot driver is the new Hyper Speed Face.The sweet spot on most drivers is traditionally located in the center of the face. Callaway put a lot of time into researching where the golfer makes contact on the clubface, finding that most people make contact higher on the face and slightly towards the toe. With this data in mind, the engineers designed the face of the golf club to offer bigger booming drives across the entire face, so drives will go longer and be more consistent.Callaway has improved the head shape on this year’s X2 Hot driver due to the expanded sweet spot. The new head shape will increase ball speed and distance by accounting for the average golfer’s need for a larger, more forgiving face. The combination of the adjusted clubhead and face will create powerful tee shots, even on off-center hits.
To finely tune the trajectory and set-up of the driver, Callaway offers an advanced adjustable hosel with this driver. The X2 Hot’s adjustability allows the loft of the club to be adjusted in one degree increments from the standard loft setting, maximizing the total loft range four degrees. The adjustability of the hosel can also set the face angle in a draw or neutral position.
Aesthetically, the driver has a grey matte finish that flows flawlessly from the face of the golf club, with highlights of white and orange graphics on the head. The X2 Hot driver has a deeper face when compared to the X Hot driver, which helps accommodate the new Hyper Speed Face and new clubhead design.
The X2 Hot driver is available in 9, 10.5 and 13.5 degrees of loft. The driver comes standard with an Aldila ATX Tour Blue shaft with a length of 46 inches that promotes a higher ball flight. The X2 Hot Pro model has a smaller head size, measuring 440cc compared to the standard 460cc. The Pro model offers an additional loft option, 8.5 degrees. It also comes with an Aldila ATX Tour Green shaft, which promotes a penetrating ball flight. The Callaway X2 Hot driver also has a variety of custom options available to choose from should you need a different shaft.
Last year’s X Hot driver was long, but Callaway has gone and one-upped themselves with this one. Callaway has changed all of their features, but for the better, as they all move toward creating a driver more powerful than ever before. If you want to hit drives consistently longer and straighter, put the Callaway X2 Hot driver in the bag.
The X2 Hot fairway wood is an extension of the X2 Hot driver, employing a faster face with improved internal weighting. Callaway had their hands full trying to improve upon the X Hot line of 2013, as the fairway wood was the best performing introduced to date. The X2 Hot takes golf club technology to another level and, as expected, Callaway found a way to make the best better.
The Hyper Speed Face Cup of the X2 Hot fairway wood takes clubface technology to the limits. It’s a thinner, lighter face that produces faster ball speed and more distance, making it longer than previous generations. Callaway also found a way to modernize the warbird sole. The new sole is the most versatile design they have ever had in a fairway wood. It makes all shots easier to hit, from a variety of lies. The internal weighting of the fairway wood has been maneuvered to create more consistent launch angles and spin across the entire face of the golf club. This weighting will lead to longer shots for more consistency.
The X2 Hot fairway wood is available in lofts of 15, 17, 19, 21, 23 and 25 degrees of loft. The face angle of the fairway wood will set-up in a square position. The fairway wood comes standard with an Aldila ATX Tour Blue shaft with a length of 46 inches that promotes a higher ball flight.
The X2 Hot fairway wood is also available in a Pro and Deep version. The X2 Hot Pro fairway wood is offered in lofts of 13.5, 15 and 17 degrees of loft. The X2 Hot Deep fairway wood is available in lofts of 12.5, 14.5 and 18.5. The face angle of the Pro and Deep will set-up in an open position, and also come with an Aldila ATX Tour Green shaft, which promotes a penetrating ball flight.
The X2 Hot hybrid is a direct extension of the X2 Hot fairway wood. All of the awesome technology that was packed into the fairway wood has been squeezed into this hybrid to make them the longest hybrid out there.
The Hyper Speed Face Cup of the X2 Hot hybrid takes clubface technology to the limits. It’s a thinner, lighter face that produces incredible ball speed and crazy distance, making it a perfect fit with the X2 Hot family. Callaway also found a way to incorporate the warbird sole. The warbird sole is the most versatile design they have ever had in a fairway wood. This kind of sole enhances the turf interaction, making the club glide effortlessly through all lies. The head shape of the hybrid sets up more like an iron, which inspires confidence at address. This tour inspired head shape is just one more feature that makes this hybrid stand out from the competition.
The X2 Hot hybrid is available in lofts of 19, 22, 25 and 28. The hybrid comes standard with an Aldila Tour Blue shaft, which is a perfect accompaniment to the hybrid since it promotes distance and a higher ball flight. The X2 Hot hybrid is also available in a Pro model. The only difference the Pro version offers is different loft options and a different shaft. The X2 Hot Pro hybrid is available in lofts of 16, 18, 20 and 23. The shaft available in the Pro version is the Aldila ATX Tour Green shaft, which promotes a penetrating ball flight.
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