Whilst rumours of Phil Mickelson using a special driver at this weekâ€™s Masters are rife, Callaway Golf has announced the launch of their new X Hot 3Deep Fairway Wood after it made its debut on Tour last week as Phil Mickelson and Ryo Ishikawa both put it in the bag.
Designed for the Tourâ€™s big hitters and for those seeking a very low-spinning 3-wood, it provides an exciting alternative option on holes where a driver may lead to trouble, or on short par-4â€™s where position takes priority over distance.
Luke Williams, senior director of global woods and irons for Callaway, commented: â€œWith 3 woods, there are two different camps. There are players that hit their 3 woods primarily off the tee and others who use it mostly off the fairway. The longer hitters use it mostly off the tee, because they very rarely are far enough out on a par-5 to need it.â€
This 3-wood will provide a great option that can be controlled from the tee to both amateurs and professionals The Forged Face Cup with the Speed Frame Face increases ball speeds across the face with the deeper face and lower centre of gravity designed to reduce spin and provide a stronger ball flight.
â€œThis new X Hot 3Deep has already given Phil and other Tour players another option to attack courses with,â€ said Neil Howie, President and Managing Director of Callaway EMEA. â€œThe design change will allow better players to create higher ball speeds, optimal spin rates, generate a little more distance but still have a club in the bag that is â€˜workableâ€™ off the tee, and manageable from the fairway.â€
The X Hot 3Deep Fairway Wood has an RRP of Â£189. For further details on all Callaway products, visit www.callawaygolf.com
Originally published on bunkered on April 10, 2013.