Callaway engineers used the word “aggressive” a lot when they discussed one of the California clubmaker’s latest offerings, the X Hot and X Hot Pro irons. They also like to laud the “measurable distance gains” they said these new clubs provide, as well their superlative feel and accuracy. As far as they’re concerned, the X Hots have it all.
Let’s start with the X Hot irons, which are game-improvement products that employ a Deep Undercut Cavity design with Speed Frame Race Technology. The cavity design allowed the company to more precisely position the Center of Gravity (CG) and move the hottest part of the face lower, where more golfers make contact more often with the golf ball.
At the same time, Callaway incorporated the Speed Frame Face Technology it has used with great success in its drivers to its X Hot irons. They said that advance optimized stiffness across the face for more efficient energy transfer. It also produced more ball speed and more consistent distance, even on off-center contacts. In addition, the equipment maker applied a dual-material medallion to promote better feel and sound and made the True Temper Speed Step 85 lightweight steel shaft its stock offering.
For the X Hot Pro irons, they feature J-Face Dynamics, a face technology that combines precise face thickness control and undercut depth for the sort of power and feel that Callaway believes better players desire. These versions of the X Hot also employ the company’s 20-degree Close Spaced V Grooves, which are typically reserves for its forged player irons and are designed to provide more backspin on shots out of the rough.
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