Callaway FT Optiforce Fairway Wood Review – Along with the FT Optiforce driver, Callaway have launched their FT Optiforce fairway woods, designed with an optimized centre of gravity to deliver faster ball speeds and a higher flight.
Callaway’s last FT (or Fusion Technology) fairway wood, the FT-iZ, launched back in 2010.
Callaway’s Alan Hocknell told us that the Optiforce combines the trajectory profile of Callaway’s RAZR Fit Xtreme fairway (high launch, high spin) with the ball speed advantages of the X Hot fairway.
Callaway FT Optiforce Fairway Wood Review
The FT Optiforce fairway wood features an new advanced aerodynamic clubhead with a lightweight shaft, promoting better ball speeds and distance.
The newly designed clubhead is constructed from 455 Carpenter Steel that is stronger than traditional steel. Designers used Callaway’s successful Forged Speed Frame Cup Face Technology, taken from Callaway’s recent X Hot fairway wood.
The Speed Frame is combined with a Dynamic Standing Wave within the clubhead to push the centre of gravity lower and further forward, generating increased ball speed whether you hit it low, high or right in the middle of the face.
A Progressive Roll Radius on the clubface becomes flatter as you go up in loft with the FT Optiforce fairway woods. The flatter roll helps you hit the ball higher and land softer, whilst also improving distance when the ball is struck lower on the face.
Designers chose not to make the FT Optiforce adjustable, preferring a lighter head weight to improve performance. Rather they have offered a number of loft options in the form of a 3, 4, 5, 7 and 9 wood.
Callaway have offered the FT Optiforce fairway with two different, lightweight shafts: the Project X Velocity 53 shaft and the Mitsubishi Diamana S+ shaft.
Callaway FT Optiforce Fairway Wood – Product Details
|UK Launch||12 July 2013|
|USA Launch||12 July 2013|
|Hand Availability||Left, Right|
|Shaft Flex||X Stiff, Stiff, Regular|
|Manufacturer’s Website||Callaway Website|