2014 Hot List: Drivers
All 12 are adjustable—for the first time
Editor's Note: GolfDigest.com will reveal winners in the different categories in the 2014 Hot List every day beginning Jan. 22.
LISTED ALPHABETICALLY | (L) LOW-HANDICAPPER | (M) MIDDLE-HANDICAPPER
CALLAWAY BIG BERTHA
LOFTS: 9, 10.5, 13.5HT (all adjustable)
TECH TALK: Eight settings on the adjustable hosel independently change loft and lie angle. A sliding eight-gram weight in the back adds a draw or fade bias. The re-engineered variable-thickness face is designed for a larger sweet spot than last year's RAZR Fit Xtreme, and a lightweight composite crown makes a more traditional D-2 swingweight possible.
L: "There's a ton of adjustability without it being in your face."
M: "A powerful feel: muted, but crisp and pleasing. Plenty of giddy-up at impact."
HOT: Callaway has smartly enhanced its adjustable features, including the sliding eight-gram weight. Plus, this driver gets two big things right: ball speed and forgiveness.
NOT: If you've got "man hands," the small dual rings on the adjustable hosel can be a little tricky.