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FIRST LOOK: New Callaway 2013 Driver udesign Colors

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OK kids, Callaway is launching a new driver for 2013 and for those that want it, they’re taking their udesign capability to a whole new level.

Here’s a sneak peek of just some of the new 2013 Callaway Driver crown paint colors.  This is only a sample, too.  There will be more!

They’re taking udesign and kicking it up a few (hundred) notches.

What do you think? Favorite color?  Enjoy!

Click here to see what people are saying in the forums.

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Rob is a golf junkie that has been involved with GolfWRX since its inception in 2005. From designing headcovers, to creating logos to authoring articles to social media management to sales and marketing, Rob has done it all. Born and bred in NJ. Favorite golfers: Phil, Freddie. Favorite club: Driver.

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  1. Tom

    Dec 30, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    I was told that the changes from the 2012 model RazorFit which I play, and think is amazing, are cosmetic only. They put a lot of R&D into that driver, and it shows. For me it was clearly the best head on the market..

  2. Sean

    Nov 30, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Has anyone seen Callaway’s other wood presumably the X-Hot? Heard great things but can’t find any info……think they’d want to get the word out.

  3. Muhammad

    Nov 3, 2012 at 8:14 am

    Yah go with something from wal-mart or a store like that. Just to start out and once you are good euongh to need better clubs then go on to higher brands at that point. Good luck! your going to need it, its one of the hardest sports out there. Was this answer helpful?

    • dan

      Nov 10, 2012 at 8:01 pm

      o it is not the best anser if you start you still need to go were some stores are spesialiser you gat gear for starters that will help you with your ball strike avery person tath play golf need to go at a golf place with person they no wath they are taking about sorry for my english 3d langouish thanks

  4. katie

    Nov 1, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    the next wave from Callaway will be called the Razr Fit Xtreme so they say…..more colorful to look at and a bit hotter off the face.

  5. katie

    Nov 1, 2012 at 3:53 am

    Phil said today from HSBC in China that he’s playing a ‘hotter’ set of woods that Callaway plan to release in 2013. His #3 wood was going a long way today!

    • ian

      Nov 9, 2012 at 10:52 am

      Yeah, Phil’s playing an TM RBZ fairway… O_o

  6. golfmidd

    Oct 17, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Callaway will have a Black colored Driver!!! It’s also HOT performance also.

  7. Derick

    Oct 14, 2012 at 1:43 am

    @cobranut, Callaway Razr Fit drivers are the best drivers on tour……. Ask any pro and they will tell ya that they are.. they would switch if they could, but due to sponsor obligations, they cannot. I’ve hit just about every driver, TM, Cobra, titleist, Mizuno, and Nike… Razr Fit gives me the most out of shot shaping and hitting my shot right where i want it, unlike the rest of the drivers……

    • dan

      Nov 10, 2012 at 7:52 pm

      sorry i try the fit but my I20 ping waz 25 to35 yards pass the raz fit for me the best is I20 but need to try the new nike covert tour

  8. GSark

    Oct 7, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Focus on feel? Really? Taste begins with smell and feel begins with presentation. if you like something (like a color) you will FEEL better about playing it PERIOD. Although i’m not abig fan of Callaway I’m suprised it’s taken this long for a manufacturer to figure it out. IF you hit the ball flush all equipment FEELS good. If it comes in my favorite color all the better.

  9. Matt Dailey

    Oct 1, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    I feel the same as many of the comments above. I have emailed Callaway. I probably will not get a response, but at least they know how I (we) feel.

    Callawy for years has lost focus for feel. The last time I thought it was cool to play Callaway was the Biggest Big Berta. These clubs may look cool, but if it takes colors to generate revenue, you may want to rethink your clubs performance.

    I’m sure golf has hit somewhat of a wall when it comes to creating longer drivers, but dang, focus on feel!

  10. EricY

    Oct 1, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Color is exciting. That said, what is the performance benefit of the new drivers?

  11. Bert B

    Sep 28, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Rainbow drivers; clothes by Rickie Fowler and John Daly: Is golf becoming a circus act? I cannot imagine Bobby Jones in a zebra print shirt, orange pants and a candycane driver.

  12. coachB

    Sep 26, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Black is the stock option. As stated these are a few options for the uDesign custom system.

  13. mrhacker

    Sep 24, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Purple or blue would due. Although I am not a big fan of Callaway so it would take more then a snazzy color for me to lug it around.

  14. Chad Gillespie

    Sep 24, 2012 at 2:45 am

    Purple I would definitely play the purple

  15. Cobra nut

    Sep 23, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    kevmonton you are dead on, I switched all my gear to Cobra and am very happy I did, much better clubs which concentrate on performance first then they chose to paint the heads. Used to hit a Callaway FT-iZ and loved it but wanted more distance and control and none of the new gear they produce gave me that.

  16. kevmonton

    Sep 23, 2012 at 10:47 am

    If Callaway was as concerned about the performance of their products they wouldn’t have to produce multi-colored clubs to generate sales…………..

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  18. Kalob

    Sep 21, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    I love my razr fit and was really excited about the extreeme, but no black, come on guys give me something traditional looking

    • wilsongolf

      Sep 29, 2012 at 6:39 am

      u-design is only an option !! Callaway has it’s heart in the tradition of performance……….so why the hate that they have outdone the others in the color stakes. I can’t imagine they are going to turn their backs on the traditional Black Head ?

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new 2020 Honma Driver

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