The new Callaway X2 Hot is about ball speed. This driver is highlighted by Callaway’s Hyper Speed Face made of 455 Carpenter steel. If you're unfamiliar with the OptiFit hosel it helps you optimise better launch conditions by adjusting loft and lie independently.
The loft range varies from 2 degrees up to 1 degree down from the stock loft of each driver. Lofts for X2 Hot are 9, 10.5 and 13.5 HT. The face of the X2 Hot driver is 4 percent larger than the face of the previous Callaway X Hot driver, without adding any weight. Tour Green has been more popular than Tour Blue on the PGA Tour, but Bill Haas and a few other players have used Tour Blue.
Like X Hot, the new X2 Hot proved to be a very forgiving driver with an average dispersion pattern of 14 yards. This slightly tighter dispersion pattern has something to do with the X2 Hot's new Hyper Speed Face that the brand says produces a 10% larger sweetspot for more forgiveness.
X2 Hot driver features a slightly larger, more-forgiving face than the pro version and consequently leads to a higher-launching ball flight. That brings with it a little higher spin than I crave. I'd like to see my spin rate down to around 2200 RPM like with the lower spinning Alpha option, but then again, 261 yards on average is a decent return.
While it's not exactly a shock to see a brand explaining us that a new driver offers more forgiveness, easier launch and longer distance than last year, I can safely say the new Callaway X2 Hot, tested in the same 10.5-degree driver spec, does exactly that. X2 Hot proved three yards longer than Big Bertha but three yards shorter than Callaway Big Bertha Alpha Driver.
If you're struggling to get the ball airborne and want some extra firepower, look no further than the X2 Hot driver. A much better total performance driver than the X Hot of last year.