The Callaway X-Tour saga continues. No they won’t be released… yes they will but only to pros, no they won’t, maybe next year… blah blah blah… well it’s settled. www.callawaygolf.com now has the X-Tour and the new I-Trax putter and they will both be released in the spring. I had reported in the past that the X-Tour’s were going to come to stores (reported on January 18th) and I have already had a few people ask about them. The putter was a bit of a surprise. I had read that Padraig Harrington was using a similar putter but I had no idea that it was a Callaway one. I will do some asking around and will let you know what I can find out about it.
So with Callaway Golf now offering the X-Tour and an X-18 Pro Series as “players irons” .. where does that leave Hogan? Why would one company (Callaway/Top Flite/Hogan) have so many different clubs designed for the better player? These types of irons aren’t their money makers either. I am starting to think that Callaway might dump Hogan after all.
SirPuttsAlot sent me some info on some new Sonartec clubs today. Sonartec Golf had a great showing at the Buick last weekend (#3 on the fairway wood count and they also had 17 hybrids in play). The company also has some new clubs coming. The SS-2.5 fairway woods have been designed to produce a mid-high ball flight and the SS-3.5 are geared towards the player that wants to hit a lower ball. Both clubs feature a much hotter face than their predecessors. Also watch for the SS-07 Club Fit Series… pretty secret right now but it should be announced at a news conference soon!
Footjoy is coming out with some new commercials featuring Signboy and numerous PGA Professionals. One of those guys happens to be Mike Weir…. a guy that I have reported is going to Titleist in the near future. Mike does use Footjoy shoes and plays a Titleist ball so it isn’t unusual that he is in these. TaylorMade recently made Mike a new set of irons so a move might not be in the works anytime soon. Mind you.. who better to replace Lefty Phil than Lefty Mike?
www.macgregorgolf.com has pictures and info on the new V-Foil M675 irons. A forgiving blade? I’ll need to hit this one!