Our products absolutely dominated in the 2014 Golf Digest Hot List Issue, and the distinguished honors have kept coming with our HUGE performance in the inaugural Golf World Players Hot List.
For the Players Hot List, we’re talking the most innovation stars for any Company, a 5-star innovation score/gold medal combo for Big Bertha Alpha, and a nice, shiny gold for Apex Pro Irons! We won as many medals as any Company too!
Before we dive into the particulars, let’s give you some background info: As you can tell by the word “inaugural”, it’s the first year Golf World has done this list. It focuses specifically on “Players” equipment, or as the publication puts it “clubs whose characteristics make sense for better players.”
So if you’re a single-digit handicapper, they’re doing this with you in mind. Anyway, that’s the backstory, now let’s get to all the good stuff for Callaway!
The Big Picture
Here’s the overall breakdown for us. We’ll run through this quickly:
– As many medals as any Company
– Most Total Innovation Stars for any Company
– Big Bertha Alpha: Gold Medal Winner, 5-stars for innovation (highest possible score)
– Apex Pro Irons: Gold Medal Winner
These are all great honors, and we really like having the “Most Total Innovation Stars” next to our name. It’s a reflection of all the technology that goes into our equipment, and since we had the “Most Total Innovation Stars” in the 2014 Golf Digest Hot List issue as well, it appears our clubs are doing something right.
Big Bertha Alpha
At this point, Big Bertha Alpha can’t stop winning. Or at least it feels that way. Just a few days after it won at the Humana Challenge (Patrick Reed) and the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship (Pablo Larrazabal), the driver locked down a 5-star innovation score and a gold medal. Fueled by the Gravity Core, it’s already an absolute force on Tour and in the Hot List.
The editors called it, “An engineering feat (the head uses eight materials), but we like the ability to change spin without changing loft.” Glad you guys like it!
Apex Pro Irons
Apex Pro has instantly become a popular choice among our Callaway Staff Pros, and after reading the Hot List, we can see why.
As the editors said, “With tungsten weights in the soles of the 2- through 5-irons to help launch the ball and a higher CG in the short irons to help control trajectory, Callaway has produced possibly its best iron for better players since the X-Tour.”
We set out to take the players iron to a place that’s only previously been imagined, and with the Apex Pro Irons, that’s exactly what we did.
For more on all of our new products for 2014, please visit our Callaway clubs page.