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Callaway’s 2013 Women’s Golf Clubs: Editor Review

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Looking for a premium women’s set? Here is a top pick from the GolfWRX editors.

Our testers have had Callaway’s 2013 line of X Hot women’s clubs in play for several weeks, and have both commented on how the distance the irons fly has made the game much more enjoyable for them.

The women’s versions use all the technology of Callaway’s GolfWRX Editor’s Choice-winning X Hot woods and irons, making them a top choice for a women who need more height and forgiveness from their clubs than the men’s versions can provide.

And how can you deny the looks of Callaway’s X Hot lineup going to a pink-and-gray scheme?

One of our testers, who is a higher handicap golfer, has always struggled with getting fairway woods off the ground. She said that the X Hot women’s fairway wood is by far the highest-launching and easiest to hit model she has ever gamed.

The whole set looks great, and put together with the XTT Xtreme Cart Bag in grey, the clubs look even more attractive.

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You can’t deny the looks of Callaway’s X Hot lineup going to a pink-and-gray scheme is hot!

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X Hot’s adjustable Speed Frame Face allows you to set the face angle in an Open, Square or Closed position to fine tune the trajectory and appearance you’re looking for at address.

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The X Hot driver has also received a lot of praise from our testers. Both tested the 13.5-degree HT driver, and are hitting the club higher and farther than their previous drivers. Our testers have also enjoyed the fact that they can adjust the face angle of the club. They used Callaway’s OptiFit Hosel to close the driver’s face and get their shots started closer to the center line.

 

Like the men’s version, the women’s X Hot driver has three different face angle positions (Open, Square or Closed) to help golfers get the look and flight they need to play their best. It also has the company’s Speed Frame Face, which improves ball speed on mishits.

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Callaway’s women’s X Hot driver comes with a lightweight, “W-flex” version of True Temper’s Project X Velocity shafts, which helps create a higher launch for more carry. The irons also come with a proprietary PXv shaft that boosts speed and launch.

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The deeper undercut cavity on Callaway’s women’s X Hot irons helps create a higher launch and more ball speed over a larger area of the face.

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Odyssey’s Women’s Divine putters are offered in shorter lengths than the men’s versions (32, 33 and 34 inches), with heavier head weights (350 grams) to optimize the feel of the putters.

They come in three popular shapes — 2Ball, Rossie and blade (similar to Odyssey’s No. 1 putter) — and have an insert with a feel that Callaway’s testing showed women preferred.

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Callaway’s HEX Solaire Golf Ball has an S-Tech core with a lower compression than the company’s other offerings. That helps provide an extremely soft feel off the clubface, as well as improved accuracy and distance for women with slower club head speeds.

Its special HEX Aerodynamics helps create a long, penetrating flight and that is a better fit for low-speed, low-lift players. The pearlescent finish creates a stylish, elegant appearance on the course, and it’s also available in a vivid pink.

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You can see the setup looks awesome on a cart. The strap of the bag is in the back side where it belongs. If you are not going to carry your bag or take a caddie, than this cart bag is the best choice.

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  1. Pat

    May 18, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    This review is an insult to women golfers . All the women I play golf with are serious about their game and always looking to improve. This review was nothing more then a description of color and fashion.
    Absolutely useless.

  2. MARIOC

    Jan 29, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    I was looking around to find a new set of clubs
    for my wife’s birthday.This site was a joke,it
    was all a fashion show.She may not be a pro,but
    she is serious about her game.I think she would
    find this site somewhat insulting.

  3. Becky

    Dec 21, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    This is the absolutely the most lame club review I’ve seen. Worthless. Although I now know how to position my clubs on the cart for best asthetic effect.

  4. Rebecca

    Sep 29, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    This review assumes that women only care about how clubs look and not how they perform. Where is the real analysis? You are never going to get more women involved in golf if you don’t realize that like men, one size does not fit all. We don’t all love pink. We don’t need a 13.5 HT driver with a watered down shaft. I am hitting Callaway’s Razr Fit Extreme 10.5 with a cut down senior flex shaft and it has done wonders for my drives. Plus I have switched from the “womens” balls and have found that I am longer off the tee and have a ton more feel around the greens. I wish Golfwrx would take reviews targeted at women seriously rather than just talking about the colors or reviewing clothing.

  5. Tracy

    Sep 9, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Pink clubs? Are you kidding me?

    • LaineyT

      Apr 3, 2014 at 4:27 pm

      Oddly enough pink is not a bad thing. Last season I was stuck with a choice of hot pink or powder blue when getting my clubs re-gripped (the “feel” was better than the straight black). Although I’m not a fan of pink in general, I felt it had more personality than the blue and in the end I was happy with my choice. The bright colour really stands out against the grass (especially since the shafts on my clubs are green too) and makes it less likely that I’ll forget to pick up an iron after putting.

  6. MMM

    Aug 24, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Where are the fairway woods (only 1in the bag) and the rescue woods?

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Marcus Kinhult WITB 2024 (July)

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Driver: Titleist GT3 (9 degrees, B1 SureFit setting)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Smoke Red RDX 60 TX

3-wood: Titleist TSR2 (15 degrees, D1 SureFit setting)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana BF 70 TX

3-wood: Titleist GT2 (15 degrees, A1 SureFit setting)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei 1K Blue 70 TX

5-wood: Ping G25 (18 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana Blue 80 TX

Irons: Titleist T200 (4), Titleist 620 CB (5-PW)
Shafts: KBS Tour C-Taper 120 S

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM10 (50-12F, 54-08M, 58-08M,
Shafts: KBS Tour C-Taper 120 S (50), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue 120 S400 (54-58)

Putter: Odyssey 2-Ball Ten Armlock

Grips: Golf Pride MCC

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

See more in-hand photos of Marcus Kinhult’s equipment here.

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The equipment adjustments that made Davis Thompson a PGA Tour winner

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Editor’s note: This is an excerpt from an article our Andrew Tursky filed for PGATour.com’s Equipment Report. You can read the full article here. 

Thompson entrusts Craig Allan, director of Sea Island’s Golf Performance Center, who works with various PGA TOUR players on their fitting needs. Last year, Thompson informed Allan that something wasn’t right with his irons. He’d been striping his driver with a Titleist ’21 Pro V1 and Titleist TSR3 driver, but he was struggling with distance control with his irons due to low spin, while catching too many fliers out of the rough.

Allan offered Thompson three solutions: weaken the lofts of his current irons, test out some higher-spinning golf balls, and test out different iron heads and shafts. Thompson didn’t want to hit the ball higher with his irons; he wanted to address the golf ball instead. Initially, Thompson decided to change into a Titleist Pro V1 Star prototype golf ball that offers higher spin rates.

Although the ball change provided a nice solution for his iron play, his driver play suffered.

“(At the) Memorial (Tournament presented by Workday) last year, I started playing a spinnier Titleist golf ball, and it was great for my iron setup at the time,” Thompson said. “But kind of over time I saw my driver’s stats kind of go down, which is kind of a strong suit of my game. So we were trying to figure out after Valspar (Championship) this year how we can get the driver back going.”

Following the Valspar, Thompson and Allan got back to work in the testing center. Thompson was ready for Allan’s third option, which meant he would switch back into his previous Titleist Pro V1 ’21 golf ball, restore his driver dominance, and begin looking at different iron heads with weaker lofts and different shafts to gain spin and distance control.

After two weeks of testing different iron head-and-shaft combinations with the lower spinning golf ball, Allan and Thompson decided on the Titleist 620 MB irons (5-9) equipped with True Temper Dynamic Gold Mid Tour Issue X100 shafts, which offer slightly higher spin and launch compared to the True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts that Thompson was playing previously.

Head over to PGATour.com to read the full article.

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Club Junkie WITB league night, week 12: We are back! (hopefully)

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BK says: League play is back, weather permitting, and it feels like I have been away for years! We are going with a few brand new items in the bag this week as I try and figure out the 14 clubs I am taking on my golf weekend in a couple of weeks. Irons are the Ben Hogan PTx Tour, a progressive set that is built around multi-piece long irons and on-piece forged 9 and PW. The driver head isn’t new but the shaft is the brand new Fujikura Ventus Red with VeloCore+ technology. Finally the lob wedge is the Titleist Vokey Wedgeworks 60 A+ grand.

Driver: Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Triple Diamond (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Red 6x (2024)

3-wood: TaylorMade Qi10 Tour (15 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Red 7x (2018)

7-wood: Callaway Paradym Ai Smoke Triple Diamond (20 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 8s

Irons: Ben Hogan PTx Tour (4-PW)
Shaft: KBS Tour-V 110 Stiff

Wedge: Titleist Vokey SM10 (50.12F)
Shaft: Nippon Modus Tour 105 Stiff

Wedge: Titleist Vokey SM10 (56.14F)
Shaft: Nippon Modus Tour 105 Stiff

Wedge: Titleist Vokey Wedgeworks (60 A+)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold S200

Putter: Toulon Chicago
Shaft: Stroke Lab 

Ball: Titleist ProV1x

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