2014 Hot List: Hybrids
You might find the missing club in your bag
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 X2 HOT/X2 HOT PRO
LOFTS: 19, 22, 25, 28 for X2 Hot (shown); 16, 18, 20, 23 for X2 Hot Pro
TECH TALK: To generate faster ball speed, the X2 Hot has a cupface that's up to 28 percent thinner than the face insert on last year's X Hot. The center of gravity (CG) in the X2 Hot Pro is 40 percent lower than it is in the X Hot Pro, which helps the Pro version produce less spin and a penetrating trajectory.
L: "The flight is boring, so it would be a great club in the wind." ... "If you like to play a wide variety of shots, this thing visually says you can do so."
M: "Distance and dispersion stayed in a tight window."
HOT: It's compact enough to look like a hybrid that lets you shape shots, and it has enough technology to make it perform like the high-lofted fairway wood you didn't know you needed.
NOT: Less-skilled players might want a little more offset.