Callaway comes out with a driver that once again, pushes the technological barrier.   This time, the Callaway FT-iZ driver takes its turn – voted the most innovative drivers of 2010′, as indicated in February Golf Digest Equipment issue.  The FT-iZ looks more like Darth Vader’s helmet than a driver.  Nevertheless, Callaway took the no holds barred approach once again to create one of the more sought-after drivers of 2010′.

The compression cured carbon fiber body that weights only 43.5 grams, with the majority its weight placed in the heel gives this driver a “made for distance” performance.  The strategically placed weight produces an extreme increase in ball speed which results in high performance and length off the tee.  A chemically milled process on the face vastly improves the precision of the variable thickness.

The Callaway FT-iZ comes in 9, 10, 11, and 13 lofts.  In addition the Tour model offers 8.5, 9.5, and 10.5 loft selection.

Callaway FT-iZ

Actual Player Feedback-

“I am not a long ball golfer but since I bought this Driver I have been hitting the ball much further and straighter”


“The driver is aerodynamic and slides through the air. I am hitting long and consistent drives with it. Great driver”

“This driver reduces side spin, thus hitting straighter drives. An added benefit is that on average I am 10 yards longer than before. I have recommended this to the guys I play with”

[review pros=”This driver won the most innovative driver of 2010′, and for good reason.  Callaway managed to come up with a driver that pushes the boundary on uniqueness without giving up technology advances.  Moving more weight where it should be, behind the center of the face, allows length and consistency.” cons=”The adjustable I=Mix for the shaft is getting mixed reviews.” score=99.6]

Overall Rating-

Again, the innovative element rules with the new Callaway FT-iZ driver.  Even though it may look like something out of Star Wars, this driver delivers the long and straight balls most of us are seeking.  The compelling design may not be for everyone, but the results speak for themselves.

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