Callaway adds another hybrid to its already packed portfolio.
By Tony Dear
At the start of the week, Callaway’s inventory of hybrids was six-strong – half a dozen styles of 18˚-27˚ clubs separated by a few small details. That’s a lot of hybrids. But it still wasn’t quite enough for Callaway which wanted to add a stand-alone model, one that wasn’t part of an existing family of clubs be it Epic or Rogue etc, but an Alpha club set apart from the rest and special in every way.
The Super Hybrid has the looks, the tech, and the price tag to justify the name. And, according to Scott Goryl, Callaway’s Director of Global Communications, it is the most tech-heavy hybrid in the company’s arsenal and designed to create fairway-wood distance. “It serves two player types,” he adds. “Better players will appreciate the sleek looks, incredible ball speeds, and the adjustability the OptiFit 3 hosel provides, while higher-handicap players will love not only the distance it creates but also the forgiveness.”
Built around a titanium body, the Super Hybrid has a high-strength titanium face and carbon crown which, of course, frees up weight allowing Callaway engineers to inject tungsten weights into the heel and toe. This lowers the Center of Gravity (CG), and increases the Moment of Inertia (MoI), meaning a more forgiving club.
Jailbreak bars behind the face stiffen the body which focuses more energy into the face, increasing ball speed. The OptiFit 3 hosel, meanwhile, allows you to decrease loft by 1˚ or increase by 2˚, and alter your lie angle to generate drawspin if so desired.
Callaway says its new Super Hybrid is the first hybrid to ‘deliver the power of a fairway wood’ – a very attractive proposition for the golfer who has trouble getting fairway woods off the ground, and is afraid to use them from anything other than the perfect lie. If that is you, and you favor the smaller profile of a hybrid, this club could well be your solution.
Lofts – 17˚ 20˚, 23˚
Right and left hand
Shaft – Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange 85
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