Callaway X Hot and X Hot Pro Irons
Callaway Golf have announced their X Hot and X Hot Pro Irons. Callaway are long-renowned for its best-selling irons. Callaway has an award-winning Research and Development department who set out to deliver measurable distance gains which is opitomised in these two new, aggressive irons. They will be available to golfers on January 25, 2013, the X Hot and X Hot Pro Irons have distinctly different technologies that Callaway says fuel distance and complete performance for both amateur and professional golfers.
In its pursuit of distance gains, Callaway incorporated a Deep Undercut Cavity Design and its powerful Speed Frame Face Technology to strike a balance of high ball speeds and great feel. The deep undercut design allows Callaway to precisely position the Centre of Gravity (CG) and move the most compliant part of the face – the hottest part – lower, where more golfers make contact with the ball. Callaway also, for the first time, incorporated Speed Frame Face Technology from its drivers into the X Hot Irons. Callway say this optimises stiffness across the face for more efficient energy transfer. This produces more ball speed and consistent distance, even on off-centre contact. Relative to its predecessor, player testing resulted in an increase in ball speed and distance gains through the set.
The X Hot Irons have been meticulously engineered – both in terms of physical characteristics and club configuration – to increase ball speed and promote overall distance optimisation,” said Dr. Alan Hocknell, SVP, Research & Development, Callaway Golf. “And in doing so I think we have raised the bar and created the standard in distance for the irons category. Golfers will very much enjoy the results.”
Completing the X Hot Irons is the Feel Management Technology, a dual material medallion that fine tunes sound by promoting a crisp, dynamic feel at higher ball speeds. The stock shaft offering is a True Temper Speed Step 85 Lightweight Steel Shaft.
The X Hot Pro Irons also feature Callaway’s 20-degree Close Spaced V Grooves, which are typically reserved for forged player irons, but have been included in the X Hot Pro Irons to offer up to 1000rpm more backspin out of the rough (in comparison to its predecessor).Callaway says these are their most precise grooves, delivering optimum performance in an iron for better players.
Callaway have also announced the X Hot and X Ho Pro Hybrids which have been designed by Callaway to complement the new distance-promoting irons. These hybrids apply a thin Speed Frame Face for significantly higher CT and faster ball speeds. Both X Hot Hybrids also introduce a modern Warbird sole plate relieved in the heel and toe for enhanced versatility from a variety of lies. The club shape allows for the distance and forgiveness of a fairway wood with the accuracy and control of an iron, providing a fast and long complement to the X Hot Irons and a great replacement for long irons. Both models are available with a Project X Velocity stock shaft.
The standard X Hot Hybrid will be available in a 3, 4, 5 and 6. The X Hot Pro model, which features a smaller footprint often preferred by better players, will be available in 16-, 18-, 20 and 23-degree models.
For more information on the Callaway X Hot line of products, please visit www.callawaygolf.com/xhot