Callaway X Hot Driver Review

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If you’re looking for the latest tech and design in a driver and won’t settle for anything less than the proven best, the Callaway X Hot Driver probably isn’t for you. But if you’re on the hunt for a driver that’s going to perform reliably, and won’t break the bank, the Callaway X Hot has everything you need. Unlike a lot of golf clubs we review, this driver isn’t designed for a specific type of player. The truth is anyone from beginners to advanced players stand to benefit from what the X Hot has to offer.

Paul Liberatore Paul Liberatore
February 13, 2024
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You will get: One of the most affordable, highest-performing drivers on the market. VFT Technology makes the X Hot extremely forgiving. Price point is much lower than other drivers of the same generation.

Updated February 2024 to update current pricing information.

If you’ve read much of our latest content, you’ve probably noticed that we’re reviewing some equipment that’s a couple years old, along with this year’s newest stuff.  That’s because we’ve seen a marked increase in interest in equipment that’s cheaper, yet still performs. 

This review discusses the Callaway X Hot Driver.  It’s a prime example of a driver that’s a few years old but still provides golfers all the advantages of modern equipment and design.

Key Features

  • Low profile head design helps golfers get the ball in the air.
  • OptiFit Hosel makes adjustability and customization easy.
  • Progressive CG optimizes launch conditions for low spin and maximum carry.

Who Should Buy the Callaway X Hot Driver?

If you’re looking for the latest tech and design in a driver and won’t settle for anything less than the proven best, the Callaway X Hot Driver probably isn’t for you. 

But if you’re on the hunt for a driver that’s going to perform reliably, and won’t break the bank, the Callaway X Hot has everything you need.

Unlike a lot of golf clubs we review, this driver isn’t designed for a specific type of player.  The truth is anyone from beginners to advanced players stand to benefit from what the X Hot has to offer. 

Where to Buy
Price history
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Price history for Callaway X HOT Driver 10.5, Light Flex
Latest updates:
  • $164.70 - April 21, 2024
  • $157.84 - April 20, 2024
  • $165.87 - April 19, 2024
  • $152.25 - April 18, 2024
  • $166.01 - April 17, 2024
  • $158.92 - April 16, 2024
  • $163.36 - April 15, 2024
  • $181.53 - April 14, 2024
Since: March 26, 2024
  • Highest Price: $181.53 - April 14, 2024
  • Lowest Price: $151.65 - April 7, 2024
Last Amazon price update was: June 20, 2024 3:01 pm
× Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon.com (Amazon.in, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, etc) at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Design and Technology

When the X Hot first came out, it was considered ahead of its time in terms of adjustability.  The OptiFit hosel is easy to adjust and allows you to curate loft and open and closed settings to optimize your ball flight with the turn of a wrench. 

If you’re familiar with Callaway drivers, you’ve likely heard of VFT Technology.  VFT stands for Variable Face Thickness.  This technology is strategically designed to maximize COR at key points across the clubface.  That means distance.  Not only do solid shots go a long way, mishits aren’t as penal as they are with other clubs, especially those that come off the lower part of the clubface. 

When you get the X Hot in your hands, you’ll likely notice the low profile of the head too.  Whereas a lot of modern drivers stand tall, this design helps golfers get the ball in the air.  This is ideal for golfers with slower swing speeds and that tend to hit their drivers low. 

8.5Expert Score
Callaway X Hot Driver Review
Callaway X Hot Driver Review

If you’re looking for the latest tech and design in a driver and won’t settle for anything less than the proven best, the Callaway X Hot Driver probably isn’t for you. But if you’re on the hunt for a driver that’s going to perform reliably, and won’t break the bank, the Callaway X Hot has everything you need. Unlike a lot of golf clubs we review, this driver isn’t designed for a specific type of player. The truth is anyone from beginners to advanced players stand to benefit from what the X Hot has to offer.

Innovation
8
Performance
9
Design/Sound/Feel
8
Value
9
PROS
  • One of the most affordable, highest-performing drivers on the market.
  • VFT Technology makes the X Hot extremely forgiving.
  • Price point is much lower than other drivers of the same generation.
CONS
  • Club lacks some of the new technology found in other drivers.
  • Availability is limited because the club is somewhat dated.
  • Shallow head profile might not be what some golfers are used to
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Specs

The Callaway X Hot Driver is available in lofts of nine and 10.5 degrees.  Each loft is adjustable by three degrees. 

The stock shaft is the Project X PXv Graphite. 

Callaway’s stock grip comes with the X Hot.

Conclusion

­Every year golfers get all too excited about the latest equipment to hit the shelves and there’s no reason they shouldn’t.  Considering the rate at which technologically is advancing, manufacturers are falling behind if they aren’t moving forward. 

However, that doesn’t mean that you need to buy a new driver every time one hits the shelves.  Quite the opposite in fact.  Even though driver technology continues to improve, it’s become so advanced that even clubs that are a few years old stand to benefit golfers of all abilities. 

If your driver is a bit dated, and you don’t want to spend a small fortune on a new one, give the Callaway X Hot a try.  Chances are, you’ll see a noticeable improvement and end up putting it in your bag. 

$299.99
June 20, 2024 3:01 pm
× Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon.com (Amazon.in, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, etc) at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
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Paul Liberatore
Paul Liberatore

As the Founder of Golfers Authority Paul Liberatore Esq. has spent the last 7+ years writing about the best golf equipment or instruction from the top golf instructors in the world. He has been a contributing writer for Sports Illustrated Golf and GolfWRX. After graduating with honors from Purdue University, he realized that he had a passion for the golf business and the law. When he's not practicing law, or creating golf content on YouTube, he can be found on his syndicated Behind the Golf Brand podcast talking with the most prolific leaders in the golf industry. 

Callaway X Hot Driver Review
Callaway X Hot Driver Review

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