Callaway X Hot Driver Review

Callaway X Hot Driver Review
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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.

Callaway X Hot Driver
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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




Callaway X Hot Driver – Product Details

UK Launch 25 January 2013
UK Launch RRP £249
USA Launch 25 January 2013
Handicap Range
Golfer Mens
Hand Availability Left, Right
Left Handed Lofts 9.5°, 10.5°
Right Handed Lofts 9.5°, 10.5°, 11.5°, 13.5°
Material Titanium
Lie 58.5°
Head Volume 460 cc
Club Length 46 inches
Swing Weight D3
Adjustability Face Angle
Shaft Name Project X Velocity
Shaft Types Graphite
Shaft Flex Light, Regular, Stiff
Shaft Weight 53, 57 or 58 grams
Manufacturer’s Website Callaway Website

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