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2008 GolfWRX Callaway Preview!

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Callaway scored major points from many Golf Fans last year with its X-forged, X-20, FT-i and FT-5 drivers, woods and wedges.  For 2008, Callaway follows up with new products to compliment and improve their Tour proven line.

The 2008 Hyper X Drive, X Fairway, and FT-i Squareway

The Hyper X Driver uses Callaway’s Hyperbolic Face Technologyfor increased forgiveness, more consistent ball speed and trajectoryThere will be a Tour and regular version and of course they didn’t leave out the Leftys.  What exactly is Hyperbolic Face Technology?  Well according to Callaway its:

"The strategic parabolic shaping of wall thicknesses dramatically improves impact efficiency and produces the largest effective hitting area of any all-titanium driver Callaway Golf has ever made. This generates higher ball speeds across the entire face for significant average distance gains on off-center hits."

The 2008 X Fairway has also had its internal weights tweaked and sports a deeper face and modified sole to help with setup and alignment at address.

We haven’t seen pictures of the FT-i Squareway but we do know some specifics.  It’s shaped like the FT-i Driver, the 3W is 208cc, and carries on with the Fusion technology with the carbon crown

The FT Fairway and FT hybrid have gone through some major changes as well.  Available in both Draw and Neutral configurations, they now both sport a stainless steel traditional hosel and a tungsten infused sole with a lower leading edge than the previous models.

According to Callaway:

"The only way that we could add the hosel without acting as a detriment to the clubs playability, was Fusion Technology and adding the dense soleplate in order to offset the weight that has been displaced.  Fusion technology allows us to be the only ones that can do this."

08′ Callaway Irons

Callaway introduces the  FT-ibrid.  This is a super game improvement club that Callaway hopes High Handicappers will use to bring more enjoyment to their game. 

 According to Callaway:
"Designed for the ultimate in forgiveness in its oversized design with an increased offset, a large effective hitting and a wide sole that improves turf interaction.  Fully Integrated Set Design – Seamless performance progression throughout the set provides consistent distance separation with optimal trajectories.
Fusion Technology
Lightweight Titanium Body
, Heavy Tunite Sole Weighting, TPU Sensert Insert
Modified Tru-Bore
, I-brid long irons CG 40% Deeper and 73% lower than Fusion Wide Sole"

 The 2008 BB06 is aimed at the High Handicapper who needs super game improvement in the long irons.  The long irons are made up ibrids to help get the ball off the turf and are fully integrated to offer optimal trajectories.  The 2008 FT -Iron now sports a new head shape to attract the better player, higher toe, and thinner topline.  This iron is aimed at the low to mid cappers with a modified True-bore.

 

 

 

 

FTI – Iron Left, BB06 Right

2008 X-forged Wedges  

Forged from 1020 Carbon Steel, they come well equipped with "MD", Mack Daddy, grooves and feature a "C" grind on the 56* and 60* versions.  They will be available in various lofts and bounces from 48* to 60* in two degree increments.

 

 

 

 

We hope you like the GolfWRX.com brief preview of the 2008 Callaway line.  Callaway has listed various ship dates schedule for the first quarter of 2008 Calendar year.  The forums are buzzing with more pics and comments so please join in on the fun!

 

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What GolfWRXers are saying about the best 3-woods for a high handicapper

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In our forums, our members have been looking at 3-woods for high handicap players. WRXer ‘Metro07’ is very much a Cobra guy but is open to other suggestions, saying:

“I am 53 and not a long hitter so I obviously don’t have a fast or even moderate swing speed. I got back into golf 5 or 6 months ago after being out for many years and was never really that good back then, I still haven’t broken 100 on a real course. I’m hitting my 4 iron about 175 carry.”

And our members have been sharing their thoughts in our forum.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • Nichex524: “I’d focus on either a 4 or 5 wood honestly… and as far as forgiving goes, most Ping models will probably be helpful enough as far back as the G20 even. Make things as easy as possible, especially if you’re not looking for distance.”
  • ThwFlyingWasp: “I know you’re a Cobra guy, but I swear the Ping G410 SFT is the easiest fairway wood I’ve ever hit off the deck… it’s not the longest out there (by far), but it’s point & shoot easy & great off the tee as well if you tee it down… plus lofts are a little higher than normal to help the ball in the air… 16* 3 wood & 19* 5 wood… it’s like cheating… it’s so good… seriously lol… try them.”
  • Striker Ace: “I highly recommend the Callaway Big Bertha B21 5 wood, IMO it is so easy to hit straight, especially with the amount of offset that this thing has. I use it as my driver also, but it is also easy to hit from the deck. Give it a try!”

Entire Thread: “3-woods for a high handicapper?”

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GolfWRX Classifieds (11/25/20): Triple Track Ten, Nike VR Blades, SIM head only

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At GolfWRX, we love golf equipment plain and simple.

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment for the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball, it even allows us to share another thing – the equipment itself.

One of the best ways to enjoy equipment is to experiment and whether you are looking to buy-sell-or trade (as the name suggests) you can find almost anything in the GolfWRX BST Forum. From one-off custom Scotty Cameron Circle T putters, to iron sets, wedges, and barely hit drivers, you can find it all in our constantly updated marketplace.

These are some of the latest cool finds from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

Member mpstein – TaylorMade SIM head

The hottest driver head of the year, in immaculate shape and ready to roll – what are you waiting for? Scoop up this Black Friday like deal now!

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: SIM Head

Member TigerInTheWoods – Nike VR Pro Blades

What is there to say really? A set of one of the nicest looking blades of all time in amazing shape – better bring your wallet.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: VR Pro Blades

Member Lvanwheeler1 – Odyssey Stroke Lab 10 Triple Track

With this putter in your bag, you should never have to worry about making a 10 again—maybe Tiger or Bryson should trying this out… Too soon?

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Triple Track Ten

Remember that you can always browse the GolfWRX Classifieds any time here in our forums: GolfWRX Classifieds

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Phil Mickelson WITB: The Match 3

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Driver: Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero (8 degrees)
Shaft: KBS TD 60 C5 TX (@47.5 inches)

2-wood: Mystery Blacked Out Club
Shaft: Accra TZ6 M5 75

4-wood: Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero (16.5 degrees)
Shaft: KBS TD 80 C5 TX

Irons: (4-PW) Callaway Epic Forged Or Callaway Epic Forged (4-6) Callaway Apex MB ‘21 (7-PW)
Shafts: KBS Tour V 125 S+

Wedges: Callaway PM Grind ’19 “Raw” (54-10, 60-12, 64-10)
Shafts: KBS Tour-V 125 S+

Putter: Odyssey WHXG Blade “Phil Mickelson”
Grip: SuperStroke Pistol GT Tour

Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X (with Triple Track)

Grips: Golf Pride MCC (White-Black)

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