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2014 Hot List: Hybrids

You might find the missing club in your bag

March 2014

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

2014 Hotlist Hybrids: CALLAWAY X2 HOT

CALLAWAY X2 HOT/X2 HOT PRO

STREET PRICE: $200
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.

PLAYER COMMENTS:
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.

INFO: callawaygolf.com
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