Hot List Highlights: X Hot Hybrid Voted Performance Leader, New Products All Win Gold

By February 25, 2013Product News

Callaway was ready to #bringit this year with another dominating performance in Golf Digest’s Hot List Issue. Among the many accolades we received, X Hot Hybrid was voted the category performance leader for hybrids and all of our new products were awarded gold medals.

X Hot Hybrid earned a 5-star rating for performance, the highest possible rating, and was recognized for its distance and versatility. Golf Digest said it “provides a big hit” and that “the club work(s) out of a variety of lies.”

Here are Callaway’s biggest highlights from the Hot List Issue:

X Hot Hybrid (Performance Leader – Hybrids)1

What They Said:

“I tried to mis-hit a few, but either there’s a huge sweet spot, or I just couldn’t miss. I’m thinking it’s the sweet spot.”

Voted the performance leader for hybrids by the Hot List panel. Needless to say, we’ll take it!

RAZR Fit Xtreme Driver2

What They Said:

“It delivers one of the most powerful blows of the drivers I’ve tested.”

Earned 5-star ratings in the performance and innovation categories. The Hot List panel was particularly impressed with the driver’s Speed Frame Face Technology.

X Hot Driver3

What They Said:

“The feel at impact is that the face is actually flexing. That was sweet.”

Here’s the final word from the Hot List editors – “Adjustable and lightweight with a draw bias: X Hot is the adjustable driver for the masses. The X Hot Pro’s open face angles are what better players want.” Well said, Hot List editors. Well said.

RAZR Fit Xtreme Fairway Woods4

What They Said:

“The ball explodes off the face…You just turn behind it and swing, and the ball will go.”

The adjustable RAZR Fit Xtreme Fairway Woods received high scores in the performance, innovation, and look/sound/feel categories, and Golf Digest was taken by the “impressive” faster face.

X Hot Fairway Woods5

What They Said:

“Every shot just zipped off the face.”

Hot List called it “a fairway wood with driver-like face properties” thanks to the Speed Frame Face, and also noted X Hot’s huge distance and great turf interaction.

X Hot Irons6

What They Said:

“A lot of game-improvement clubs balloon the ball. These don’t.”

X Hot Irons received a 5-star performance rating, and player testers praised the turf interaction and low center of gravity.

X Hot Pro Irons 7

What They Said:

“In other words, this is a players iron that is very playable.”

X Hot Pro Irons earned a 5-star performance rating, and Hot List emphasized their awesome combination of distance, forgiveness and workability.

X Forged Irons8

What They Said:

“These would look sweet in the bag, but the fact that I could move the ball left or right at will is what really impressed me.”

Stating that “the craftsmanship is nearly flawless”, Golf Digest discussed how the Triple Net Forging Process produces tighter tolerances. The Hot List panel also loved the dependability from these player irons.

RAZR HL Hybrid Set 9

What They Said:

“Stylish but with plenty of heft behind it. It felt like I was throwing darts…”

RAZR HL Hybrid Set received 5-star ratings in the performance and demand categories, and the Hot List panel highlighted the increased MOI for better performance on mis-hits.





  • I have tested the new X Hot Driver and irons end of December during an event with Callaway. From this day onward i was falling in love with the X Hot series. Honestly those are the best clubs i ever have played! They are amazing! I am a Hcp. -20 player and for me and my stage of play the X Hot are the best clubs on earth!

    • Callaway Golf Callaway Golf says:

      That’s great to hear, Chris! What makes the X Hot Driver and Irons so perfect for your game?

      Thanks for posting!

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  • Christopher Smith says:

    I’ve played golf casually since high school (perhaps 9 holes each summer), and now, at the age of 27, I’ve really started to get into the game a lot more. After testing many different manufactures and sets to find the ideal super game improvement equipment, I decided to go with the Callaway Razr X HL set (3H, 4H, 5-AW). While I’m still fine tuning my swing mechanics to improve the quality of my shots, the set really gives me the confidence that I can make solid contact. Thanks, Callaway!

  • rick wise says:

    is it possible to enter a contest with Callaway that would bring me to Ca. for a few days do a fitting and make me a set of clubs.the best i could ever own,and it be free ? This would be a dream come true for a left handed golfer,60 yrs.old suffering from Ankylosing Spondylitis ,former greenskeeper.

  • Chad Peace says:

    I am a weekend golfer than has a handicap of +16 that never gets the time to practice my game. The X-Hot Pro 8.5 Driver with the 6.0 Royal Precision Tour stiff shaft is amazing. I love the ball flight I get and it feels like the ball jumps off the face. The X-hot 3 wood is also an amazing club. I switched from RBZ Stage 2 because I wasn’t able to hit it consistently off the fairway. The X Hot is incredibly easy to hit and also longer. Thank you for making such a great product. Thank you also for not making the consumer pay more if they wanted the Pro version of the club.

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  • Ric says:

    I am now playing off 20 Handicap….I would like to know the difference between a Taylormade Rescue and the X-Hot? I really need a new set of clubs as the Burns are coming up to be 25yrs old. I enjoy the game but are financially not in a position to indulge in a new set of Callaways….. Would be nice though!!

  • Chris Auriemma says:

    I now own the X Hot Driver and Hybrid and let me just say they’re amazing. I used to be a complete head case addressing the ball the with my driver and longer Irons.. now I can’t wait … The ball goes dead straight, I get great ball flight … and distance… to the people designing the Calloway clubs… I salute you.

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    You know what would be really cool ? A new line of Callaway golf apparel that is mostly black in color, but contains the new Callaway green color that is catching on like wildfire. I just bout a New 14S golf bag, and a new Callaway umbrella, and I love the combination together. I would. Think you should contact me when you do this…..I’d like my cut…

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  • Tony says:

    I have the RAZR Fit head on a Speeder X-stiff 72gm shaft.
    It is extremely accurate and I still bomb it 320.

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