Picking Your Next Callaway Driver

Callaway Golf Drivers hit Callaway golf balls

Callaway Golf Drivers hit Callaway golf balls

Everybody wants to find that mythical driver that actually will gain them yards and cut strokes from their game, but choosing the perfect club can be an exhausting process. If you’re lucky enough to have found a brand that tends to work better for you than the others, that’s great! Now you’ll only have to work your way through a handful of drivers. For example, Callaway fans have a lot of nice drivers to choose between, from the Callaway X-Hot drivers to the Big Berthas and the Razr Series.

Choosing a new Callaway driver can be tricky, but if you can look at several popular models side-by-side, sometimes the best Callaway driver is apparent. That’s why we’ve done just that — here are some brief breakdowns of these fine drivers:

Diablo Octane

One of the first drivers from Callaway made using a forged carbon fiber-based material in the crown, the Diablo Octane’s low center of gravity and light weight were a big hit with testers. Several players balked at the 11.5 degree head’s closed face, however. Diablo Octanes are available in 9.5, 10.5, 11.5 and 13.5 degree lofts, with men’s drivers a full 46 inches long and women’s 44.5 inches in length.

Razr Fit Extreme

Another one of Callaway’s carbon-fiber crown drivers, the Razr Fit Extreme is lightweight, adjustable and designed for both casual golfers and professionals. Lofts of 8.5, 9.5 and 10.5 have more compact, 440cc heads; the 11.5 and 13.5 degree models feature the larger 460cc head. All the Razr Fit Extreme drivers can be customized with moveable weights and an adjustable hosel that changes the club’s face angle. Men’s drivers come standard at 45.5 inches long.


Among the lightest of all titanium drivers made by Callaway, the X-Hot is both lightweight and long — a perfect combination for a game improvement driver. The thinner face and lower weight club moves more energy from your swing to the ball effortlessly and the Speed Frame Face is more forgiving to off-center hits than its predecessors. X-Hot drivers are available in 9.5, 10.5, 11.5 and 13.5 degree lofts, with a 46 inch length for men and 45 inch length for women. Like the Razr Fit Extreme, the adjustable hosel can help you tweak the face angle, but the moveable weights from that model are gone.

X2 Hot

The X2 Hot is an update to the X-Hot driver, with a few minor changes. The all-titanium construction, forgiveness and distance are still there, but most noticeably, the business-suit gray of the X-Hot has been replaced with some flashy orange graphics. The men’s X2 Hot is still a D3 swingweight, but is only offered in 9, 10.5 and 13.5 degree lofts; women’s X2 Hot drivers are slightly heavier and come in 10.5 and 13.5 degree lofts. Again, the face angle is adjustable via the hosel, but that’s where adjustability ends.

Big Bertha

Need forgiveness and adjustability? Look no further than the Big Bertha driver. This club does its family proud, with distance and looks to match the reputation it had to live up to. Incredibly forgiving, Big Bertha also provides ample feedback at impact, making it a must-have for players who love adjustable drivers. The adjustable hosel can tweak loft and face angles and the sliding weight system helps you shape shots more easily. Big Bertha is available in lofts of 9, 10.5 and 13.5 degrees, with a D2 swing weight and an overall length of 45.5 inches for men and a C9 swing weight and 44.5 inch length for women.

Callaway is a quality golf club manufacturer and has a great line-up, making it hard to choose just one. Still, if you must, at least you can save a little money when you shop at 3balls.com. We’ve got lots of new, used and open box Callaway drivers to fit your game and your budget.

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