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Callaway Golf launches new titanium Jailbreak-powered Super Hybrid

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Callaway Super Hybrid

Callaway Golf aims to redefine what a hybrid can be with the introduction of the all-new, multi-material, titanium-powered Callaway Super Hybrid for 2020. Built to offer the distance, ball speed and forgiveness of a fairway wood, with the added benefit of being built into a hybrid chassis, the Callaway Super Hybrid is the designed for those golfers that want control without sacrificing distance.

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Creating a hybrid that performs like a fairway wood takes some serious engineering, and in the case of the new Callaway Super Hybrid, it means pulling out all the stops with technology and packing it all into one finely tuned club.

Here’s everything the R&D team at Callaway has been able to accomplish with this hybrid design

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2020 Callaway Super Hybrid: Details

High-Strength Titanium Face insert

The Titanium face insert of the Super Hybrid promotes greater ball speeds and ball speed consistency thanks to variable face thickness, according to the company. Adding in Callaway’s proven Jailbreak technology helps stiffen the total structure of the clubhead’s titanium body. This places, as Callaway says, more impact load on the Face Insert to push the limits of flex and ball speed retention.

Light Weight Carbon Crown

An all-new T2C Triaxial Carbon Crown has a tighter weave than other composite crowns used in the past which increases strength and saves weight versus a traditional hybrid’s steel crown. The weight savings are then redistributed within the head to lower the Center of Gravity, and raise MOI for consistent distance on mishits.

Full Titanium Body With Precise Tungsten Weighting

Using a titanium body (the crown not withstanding) allows Callaway engineers to place a large volume of tungsten into the heel and toe of each clubs to once again increased MOI and optimized ball flight.

Using the same Metal Injection Molded Tungsten Weighting technology seen in other Callaway clubs, including the Epic Star line, Callaway is able to place a very high volume Metal Injection Molded (MIM’ed) tungsten weight to optimize CG for launch and control. How much tungsten you might ask? 68 grams per head—that’s close to 30 percent of the average hybrid’s total head mass!

Tech Specs and Options

The Callaway Super Hybrid will be available in three loft options, all three of which will also be available in left-handed. The stock shaft is the popular Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei CK PRO Orange 80 Hybrid shaft, but like anything Callaway, it will also include a large amount of no-upcharge options for custom orders.

Callaway Super Hybrid Pricing and Availability

The Callaway Super Hybrid is now available for preorder with retail stock hitting shelves on November 1st.

MSRP: $319.99

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Ryan Barath is part of the Digital Content Creation Team for GolfWRX. He hosts the "On Spec" Podcast on the GolfWRX Radio Network which focuses on discussing everything golf, including gear, technology, fitting, and course architecture. He is a club-fitter & master club builder with more than 17 years of experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour players. He is the former Build Shop Manager & Social Media Coordinator for Modern Golf. He now works independently from his home shop and is a member of advisory panels to a select number of golf equipment manufacturers. You can find Ryan on Twitter and Instagram where he's always willing to chat golf, and share his passion for club building, course architecture and wedge grinding.

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21 Comments

  1. Chris

    Oct 23, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    I don’t get it

    A hybrid is an iron replacement with some wood technology.

    So A super hybrid is an iron replacement with some wood technology with some more wood technology.

    Hmmm!?!

  2. Andrew

    Oct 23, 2019 at 1:27 am

    How long are these things? Specs missing length and can’t find anything on Callaway’s site…….if they’re making the head bigger, I’m suspecting they’ll make it longer too and achieve distance gains they can sell by marketing a pseudo-fairway wood under the guise of a hybrid. I hope the 17 degree isn’t longer than 41″

    • enoughtrumpspam

      Oct 23, 2019 at 1:28 pm

      41.75″

      • Tiger Noods

        Oct 23, 2019 at 7:31 pm

        41.75? hahahahahahahah….

        That’s where the distance is coming from. I’m sure it’s the standard 0.83 CoR.

  3. Decent Handicap

    Oct 22, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    I don’t understand. If I want fairway distance, I’ll hit a fairway, because it’s more forgiving.

    If I’m hitting a hybrid, it’s either as an iron replacement, or as a rescue.

    This is just another version of “17 more yards”. Ugh.

  4. Jack Bauer

    Oct 22, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    You don’t see too many 17-degree hybrids available for lefties so I might be willing to give this a try next fall or in 2021 when it doesn’t cost $320.

  5. Duke Park

    Oct 22, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    Another version of yesteryears 1 iron that no one can hit. Yay!!!!!

  6. Carolina Golfer

    Oct 22, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    Do you guys ever have any positive posts?

    • PV

      Oct 23, 2019 at 1:37 am

      Yeah true, way too much negativity in forums.

      For what it’s worth, I do like the look of these hybrids and am in particular interested in the 17 degree one to replace broken 16 degree I loved. The 17 and 23 would sort my long game nicely!

    • FloppyJoe

      Nov 1, 2019 at 3:18 pm

      I will probably pick the 17* up. I’ve never gotten along with fairway woods and could use the additional distance. Every forum is the same regarding this stick. People haven’t hit it or researched the club. They just come on a post their opinions without experience or data. I’ve been in the club repair and fitting industry for 35+ years. This club has me intrigued.

  7. Uncle Bobo

    Oct 22, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    Callaway irons are looking better and better and the woods/hybrids are going the exact opposite way.

  8. Scott Francis

    Oct 22, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    Color combo….ugh.

    • chad

      Oct 23, 2019 at 12:43 pm

      i told that to my rep. Burnt orange is not a good color. Callaway might be in for a rough year

  9. C

    Oct 22, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    I’m gonna hit the 17 degrees longer than my current 14 degree 3wood, fer surrrrr

  10. Stan

    Oct 22, 2019 at 11:02 am

    $319 for a hybrid? Are they nuts?!?
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    Will they continue to copy Adams with the “Super” line of hybrids & fairway metals?

    • nope

      Oct 22, 2019 at 11:12 am

      what? Yonex was using super in it’s naming conventions before Adams even existed

    • Moosejaw McWilligher

      Oct 22, 2019 at 2:01 pm

      I did not realize Adams invented and trademarked the word “Super”. Seems more likely that the folks at Callaway who named this are young enough to not even remember Adams golf – I certainly don’t!

      Hardly the first $300+ hybrid in the world.

      Fake news!

      • Stan

        Oct 22, 2019 at 6:06 pm

        Well then, keep quiet until you grow up.

      • jl

        Oct 23, 2019 at 12:24 pm

        Most of the people who work at Callaway worked at Adams golf, including the CEO Chip Brewer.

    • Eric

      Oct 22, 2019 at 6:50 pm

      If you took all mentions of Callaway out of the article, i’d think it’s 2010-2013 and it was about Adams. Reminds me a lot of the XTD Super Hybrid.

      • Brandon

        Oct 22, 2019 at 7:48 pm

        My super DHy might be my favorite club in the bag.

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