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Callaway FT-iZ

If it’s true that sex sells, Callaway has a winner. Sitting in the rack at your favorite golf retailer, the Callaway FT-iZ gives a come-hither wink to anyone that has ever even casually picked up a golf club and imagined themselves on the first tee at Oakmont.

An amalgamation of every material currently in use to manufacture drivers, the FT-iZ is a technological phenomenon. Cast titanium, cast steel, compression cured carbon fiber and formed aluminum are all incorporated to create a balled fist intended to be longer and straighter than anything Calloway has ever created. Not exactly a novel goal, but certainly one worth pursuing. Keeping all this potential energy under control is served by keeping the shaft length to a reasonable 45-inches, rather than searching for distance by simply increasing the swing arc. The shaft is a balance matched Aldila Voo Doo model, and can be selected in regular, stiff and extra stiff.

The manufacturer claims that 12% of the clubface will produce ball speeds within 2-mph of the optimal speeds possible, and independent testing seems to bear out the claim. That is a tremendous amount of forgiveness built into a club that has power on its mind.

This is not a club for the dainty swinger, however. The D4 swing weight is considerable, though the club swings a bit lighter than that, with a stout 58% of the club head’s weight carried in the face, pulling the club through the impact point.

The economy has made your dollar go less far at the grocery store, but golf club manufacturers are aware that the $800 driver of five years ago is simply going to gather dust at the pro shop today. Originally slated to be introduced at a $499 retail price, it is coming to market at a more palatable $399 retail, and that price seems to be holding in the stores.

But sitting in the rack, with its deep black finish in carbon fiber, the club is downright sultry. If the Porsche doesn’t fit your mid-life crisis budget, drive a Callaway. Check out our selection of Callaway drivers and find yourself a winner.

1 comment to Callaway FT-iZ Review

  • Jim

    Just bought the FTiZ and hit about 50 balls with it. The Driving range net was about 250 to 275 yards away and i hit about 30 – 35 MONSTER shots well over the net. The balls (Range balls by the way!!!) Rocketed off the club. Awesome Club!

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