The new X Hot and X Hot Pro drivers offer a lot of performance features
that should appeal to golfers looking for more distance off the tee.
The titanium face of the X Hot’s 460-cc head features an updated design that is thinner around the perimeter and thicker in the center. This expands the sweet spot and helps the club maintain ball speed on off-center hits more effectively.
That face is welded into a titanium body that is made with a new “thin-walled” casting process that helps Callaway keep the total weight of the club down. In fact, according to Dr. Alan Hocknell, Callaway's senior vice president of research and development, the X Hot is the lightest all-titanium driver Callaway has ever produced.
To make the X Hot more effective off the tee, the center of gravity (CG) shifts with the driver’s loft.
In other words, golfers who require less loft tend to slice the ball less frequently and prefer neutral-biased drivers. Golfers who require a higher-lofted driver tend to slice the ball more often. Therefore, the 8.5° head, the lowest-lofted X Hot driver offered, has a neutral CG that matches up well with the preferences of most fast-swinging players. The CG shifts towards the heel and the clubface becomes easier to close in higher-lofted heads, like the 13HT model, which is 13°.
While the 46-inch X Hot driver does not have adjustable weights like Callaway's RAZR Fit Xtreme, it does have an adjustable hosel that allows you to set the X Hot into one of three address positions: open, neutral or closed.