Callaway X Hot Driver Review – Callaway were founded on the basis of hot faced titanium drivers and the Callaway X Hot driver takes us back to these glory days. The advance in manufacturing techniques has enabled Callaway to use a new titanium casting process to create a cast head with very thin walls.
This means a lighter head for more ball speeds and the whole club comes in at just under 300 grams, which is impressive for an adjustable driver. The excellent Project X Velocity shaft is less than 60 grams despite being 46 inches long as standard.
Callaway X Hot Driver Review
One of the reasons for going back to an all titanium driver is that is sounds better and the X Hot driver does sound very good. You can feel the hotter face at impact as the ball effortlessly takes off on a solid penetrating trajectory.
The flight was a bit higher than the Callaway RAZR Fit Extreme driver due to the different weight structure of the club. The X Hot was also very forgiving right across the face so this driver will suit most abilities of players.
If you still have a few directional issues there is the adjustable hosel that will open the face by 2.5 degrees to de-loft it or close it by 1.5 degrees to increase loft. There are only these two options which seems a little limiting, but they do the job if you need to change the ball flight.
The X Hot uses the same hosel as the Extreme driver, but there are no moveable weights so the changes in loft are all you have. We feel the adjustable feature is a bit of a ‘nice to have’ as the club is very forgiving as it is and the face angle changes are quite large.
At address the club sat nicely behind the ball with a large silver head with some slightly familiar graphics that help to visually scale the clubhead down. Overall the X Hot is a very good driver and one that should see Callaway back on the front foot.
Reviewed by Martin Hopley – Golfalot.com