<b>CALLAWAY HYPER X</b>
STREET PRICE: $300
8.5 , 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11 (tour versions only)
The Hyper X features the largest hitting area of any Callaway all-titanium driver. The head incorporates a face-thickness section in the shape of an X, designed to improve springlike effect across a larger area. The tour versions have a square-face angle, and the standard lofts are a degree closed.
"The ball moves from right to left every time. Has a nice, classic look. Almost the same ball flight off the toe as in the center... I could even hit it off the deck... Straight top edge gives you confidence and the feeling that you have a lot of face to work with."
The color matches its hard-nosed, blue-collar performance. Plenty of pop, and if Callaway says it has spent eight years perfecting off-center-hit ball speed, it's worth investigating.
Where are the high lofts for slower swings? Why no 9-degree loft for left-handers?