Callaway Golf is introducing two new clubs designed to deliver speed and distance to golfers.
The FT Optiforce Driver and Fairway Woods feature several new and systematically-designed technologies to help increase a golfer's clubhead speed, ball speed and overall distance. In a first from Callaway, the FT Optiforce Driver will offer loft and lie adjustability to optimize launch conditions.
Callaway says the two available heads of the Optiforce Driver - the 440cc and the 460cc - can be adjusted for critical elements such as size, weight, center of gravity position, moment of inertia and others so that golfers get better total performance out of their club.
Callaway says the FT Optiforce driver is among the fastest and most aerodynamically efficient drivers it has ever produced. Also contributing to advances in clubhead speed is the overall configuration of the driver, including the use of lightweight Forged Composite in the crown and two stock shaft offerings. The primary stock shaft is a 43-gram Project X Velocity shaft, the lightest shaft Callaway has ever included in a standard driver offering. The secondary stock shaft is a 62-gram Mitsubishi Diamana S+. The result is a driver that weighs in at under 300 grams.
The driver also features an innovative loft and lie adjustability solution allowing players to adjust the driver's loft 1-degree down or up to 2-degrees up. The loft setting helps golfers adjust their launch angle and amount of backspin, while the lie will help golfers adjust side angle and sidespin.
Callaway's Speed Frame Face Techonology, used in other 2013 drivers, distributes stress across the titanium face for a larger, more consistent sweet spot and increased ball speed. The redistributed weight within the clubhead improves the CG position and maximize MOI, which leads to optimized ball flight and forgiveness.
The line-up of FT Optiforce Fairway Woods - available as a 3-, 4- 5-, 7- and 9-woods - features a mix of the ball speeds of Callaway's X Hot Fairway woods and the trajectory of the RAZR Fit Xtreme Fairway Wood. The new fairway woods have a Forged Speed Frame Face Cup made of high strength Carpenter 455 stainless steel that produces significantly hotter responses all across the face. The optimized center of gravity (CG) in the fairway wood, accomplished in part through a proprietary design called the Internal Standing Wave, delivers a higher launch with slightly more spin than the X Hot Fairway Wood. The FT Optiforce Fairway Woods have a higher MOI as well, which contributes to the forgiveness and consistency that make these clubs easy to hit.
The FT Optiforce Fairway Woods are available with two stock shaft offerings, a 53-gram Project X Velocity shaft and a secondary Misubishi Diamana S+ shaft.
The FT Optiforce Driver come with a suggested retail price of $399 (US) while the fairway woods will be available at an introduction price of $229 (US).