Hot Property: Reviewing the Callaway Golf X2 Hot Golf Club Range
Callaway Golf warmed up in 2013 with some of their best golf equipment to date. And in 2014 the golf giant looks set to burst into flames with their hottest range of clubs yet...the X2 Hot! Phew, just saying the name makes me want to dive into a cold swimming pool!
There’s a lot of ‘tech’ which has gone into making these golf clubs a formidable option for players this year, so let’s get right down to it.
Those who praised Callaway for releasing their superb Optiforce Driver will find themselves in familiar territory here, as the X2 Hot Driver shares the same updated adjustability as its predecessor, although the X2 Hot can boast that its lighter in construction.
Something else that golfers might not have even thought possible is that Callaway has somehow managed to make the X2 Hot Driver even longer than the original X Hot Driver; and it works like a charm!
In Callaway’s player testing, X2 Hot was, on average, 9 yards longer than X Hot while X2 Hot Pro was 4 yards longer than X Hot Pro. Definitely a golf club for the purists.
The new X2 Hot Fairway Wood models, according to Callaway, have thinner faces that produce more golf ball speed (also according to Callaway this figure is 1.4mph on average), meaning X2 Hot Fairway’s are longer (1.4 yards on average) than its highly-successful predecessor.
Additional weight has been moved lower and pushed forward, with the internal standing wave (this is the design feature Callaway uses to push CG closer to the face) being made larger. MOI on both the Pro and Deep versions has been nicely increased as well.
If you’re one of these glass half empty type of people then perhaps you’ll enjoy booing the only downside to these fabulous clubs, which is their inability to be adjusted. Unlike their predecessor or closest competitors, the X2 Hot Fairways are designed with a glued hosel, so what you see is what you get. Is this annoying? Somewhat, yes. Should it stop you from getting them? Absolutely not!
A thinner face of 28% vs. X Hot that is far better at maintaining distance on mis-hit shots, the hybrid’s crown is also thinner and enjoys lower CG placement with generally less spin. So basically a player is getting a little more distance in their shots with slightly better dispersion patterns. Well worth a try on the greens, we say. Plus, if you’ve never used a hybrid before then these would serve as a fun introduction to the species.
Was the X Hot too clunky? Did it perform to expected levels? There was plenty of debate surrounding its construction and performance, and although Callaway hasn’t exactly abandoned the previous design, they have taken steps to make it far more user-friendly.
The latest redesign sees an iron that has shed its excess weight – and yet it has managed to maintain enough of its clout to be a crisp performer on the golf course. The unsupported faces and undercup channels are a very popular feature design right now and Callaway haven’t been shy in utilising it to its fullest. On top of this, it also benefits from Callaway’s new 30WV Grooves, which are designed to promote additional spin out of the rough, making for a very satisfying counterbalance.
If our review has gotten you all hot under the collar, maybe you should take a peek at Callaway’s full golf range...we’ve got a wide collection right here! Or, check out the X2 Hot range below.
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