A new club is in the bag! Meet my new Callaway FT-9 Driver.
Picked up my new Callaway FT-9 iMix 9° Driver today! Here is some info on the club:
Features & Benefits
Fusion Technology that delivers professional shot-shaping and Tour distance, for a fine-tuned game.
This is the driver the shot makers turn to. Versatility, distance and control all in one space-age package. The FT-9 Driver was designed to deliver the most creative shot-making you can think of. Fade it. Draw it. Or take it over the trees. With the addition of Hyperbolic Face Technology, ball speeds across the entire face have been dramatically improved to generate even more distance. Choose between Draw or Neutral configurations with the help of external web weighting that helps precisely position the center of gravity to promote the desired trajectory and ball flight for the desired shot shape. The FT-9 Tour Driver features a slightly open face angle and produces stronger, more penetrating trajectories preferred by highly accomplished players.
- Hyperbolic Face Technology: Hyperbolic shaping is our cutting-edge driver face design. Mathematics and engineering combine to create our highest ever ball speeds across the entire face.
- Fusion Technology: Proprietary technology creates maximum perimeter weighting and more discretionary weight by combining a carbon composite body with the titanium face cup. This allows for precise positioning of the center of gravity, which increases stability on off-center hits and enables ball flight customization for shot-shaping control.
- OptiFit Weighting System: Enables golfers to customize their driver by giving them two centers of gravity locations to choose from: Draw for promoting a draw or reducing a slice/fade, and Neutral for maximum workability.
- Visible External Web Weighting: Fusion Technology allows the web weights to be precisely positioned for a center of gravity that generates the desired Draw or Neutral ball flights, letting golfers hit longer and more accurate drives.
New club means new a new game.
I’ve been playing with a driver that I bought when I was still living at home. I had no idea what shaft flex even was back then so it was a silly purchase. But, it did get me out and playing more back then, and I did hit it pretty good for what it was. It looks like a 3w when I compare it to the drivers you see nowadays.
I’m eager to get out in the course and see what this club can do for me. The Callaway FT-9 is the first club I was somewhat fit to play. So I’ll have to see if my driving stats improve over the rest of the summer and into fall.
Is Callaway the right choice?
They have a great history. And, they have been building clubs for a while now. The technology seems to be on par with all the other clubs on the market. Based on the numbers that I saw with it, I’m pretty confident that this is the right club for me going forward. Time will tell obviously.