Callaway Golf says that in its never-ending mission to find more distance and accuracy for golfers, its engineers used an entirely new design to produce the FT-iZ driver which it revealed at the PGA Merchandise Show last week.
Callaway FT-iZ Driveris well above average in distance, and it’s off the charts in technological kitsch. I have a couple of drivers at home that are longer than this one, but they were built specifically for maximum distance, and do not sport anywhere near the forgiveness of this club. The distance owes a lot not only to the super hot face, but also to the excellent choice of shafts. Better yet–the kick point to torque ratio will have the shaft feel like a 100 MPH Swing loaded her on before the rather sweet feeling release at impact. The FT-iZ Driver is a technological phenomenon, not exactly a novel goal, but certainly one worth pursuing. Keeping all this potential energy under control is served by keeping the shaft length to reasonable 45-inches, rather than searching for distance by simply increasing the swing arc. The shaft is a balance matched Aldila Voo Doo model, and can be selected in regular, stiff and extra stiff.
The progressive shape of Callaway FT-Iz Driverreduces drag in the downswing for higher impact speeds and produces Callaway’s most efficient high inertia clubhead ever. Exploits extreme weight placement by utilizing cast titanium, compression cured carbon fiber, formed aluminum and cast steel for the optimal combination of performance, feel and looks.
Callaway threw everything they had into Callaway FT-iZ Driver. It’s a pretty amazing driver too. I’ve got clubs that are longer, but not as forgiving. I’ve got a club or two that are as forgiving, but not as long. This club is well balanced between distance, forgiveness, and actual balance of the club itself. I hit plenty of solid shots that launched high and flew off the face with a healthy-sounding thwack, but also a fair few that were less than impressive â shots resulting from that mild apprehension at address.