X Hots coming soon
Last updated: 18th December 2012
Callaway Golf this week unveiled some new irons and hybrids they believe will make the ball go further - the X Hots and X Hot Pros
The X Hot and X Hot Pro iron sets feature clearly different technologies which both boost the distance a ball can be hit but which, between them, cater in different ways for both amateurs and professionals alike
Available worldwide from January, 2013, the two new sets both use Callaway's 'Deep Undercut Cavity Design' (DUCD) and Speed Frame Face Technology (SFFT) that help you enjoy high ball speeds and outstanding feel all at the same time.
DUCD allows Callaway to precisely position the centre of gravity and move the hottest part of the face lower, where most golfers make contact with the ball.
HOT X Irons:
For the first time, Callaway has incorporated the Speed Frame Face Technology made famous by its drivers into its new Hot-Ex irons in order to optimise stiffness across the face which in turn helps generate more ball speed and consistent distance on off-centre hits.
"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 optimization," says Callaway's senior vice president of research & development Dr. Alan Hocknell, when talking about the new clubs.
"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."
The X Hot irons which will have a recommended selling price £599 if purchased with the stock, True Temper Speed Step 85 lightweight steel shaft, but the set is also available with graphite shafts for an additional £130.
X Hot Pro irons
These irons, targeted at the professional and the discerning, lower handicap amateur, combine an explosive blend of power and feel which make for pinpoint shot-making.
This re-engineered stainless steel iron, says Callaway, features new J-Face Dynamics - a face technology that combines precise face thickness control and undercut depth to deliver the power and feel that skilled golfers prefer.
These irons also feature Callaway's 20-degree 'Close Spaced V Grooves', which are typically reserved for forged irons, but have been used in the production of the X Hot Pro irons in order to create 1000rpm more backspin out of the rough than its predecessor did.
The X Hot Pro irons will cost you £699.
The X Hot and X Hot Pro hybrids
Callaway is also set to launch early next year its X Hot and X Hot Pro hybrids, which are designed to complement their new distance-boosting irons and will sell in the UK at a recommended retail price of £149..
These long, high-performing 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. Both models are available with a Project X Velocity stock shaft.
The standard X Hot hybrid will be available in 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.
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