Callaway FT-iQ Overview/Technology-

The Callaway FT-iQ is certainly one of the most interesting drivers of 2009′. The shape looks more like a torpedo than a driver but I must say, the reviews thus far have been favorable. Top that off with a Gold rating by Golf Digest Hot Drivers list, and you’ve got a potential winner here that will make a big impact this Spring.

The carbon fiber shell provides a an overall improvement to the head stability of the driver. By utilizing a hyperbolic X-design in the cupface and rear-weighted along with a stretched square shape, the MOI on this club stretches the limit of the PGA standard. The ball launch is considered higher than that of the FT-i, it’s predessor. In addition, the driver boasts a much lower spin rate than that of the FT-i.

Take a look at this review of the Callaway FT-iQ driver-

Callaway FT-iQ Spec Sheet-

Face Height…………….: 53 mm
Face Area……………….: 43.7 cm
Front to Back…………..: 112 mm
Heel to Toe……………..: 103 mm
Shaft Length (stock)…: 45 in
MOI………………………..: EXTREME (bordering on illegal:)

58.0º RH Only
10º 58.0º RH / LH
11º 58.0º RH / LH
13 HTº 58.0º RH Only

Actual Player Feedback-

“Very straight with a muted sound at impact”

“Explosive off the clubface”

“… it’s HOT”

Callaway FT-iQ Driver

Callaway FT-iQ Driver

Pros/Positives-

A very high tech driver that provides a feeling of confidence at address. The stealthy looking head shape provide a larger hitting area while keeping the sleek design. The extreme MOI provides a the average golfer with the resources to launch the ball with ease. New Mitsubishi Fubuki shaft nails it as being state of the art.

Cons/Negatives-

The closed club face does take the “workability” away from the scratch or low handicap golfer.

Overall/Rating-

The Callaway FT-iQ will become a hit for sure. The club is designed with the recreational player in mind, an extremely high MOI coupled with a low spin, provides all the ammunition for a straight, long ball. The fact that it is fitted at the factory with a Mitsubishi Fubuki, one of the hottest driver shafts on the market, makes this driver a must-see, must-try, driver for 2009′!