Hello everyone… a quick update here on Saturday night… wow aren’t I dedicated? Anyways… I saw the new Callaway FT-3 driver and Fusion fairway woods today. I didn’t get a chance to hit either club because our store was packed but I did get to see them and find out some information. We get lots of questions about these clubs so I thought I would gather a bit of information for our readers…
Stock shafts – the shafts in the clubs are orange. I had first heard that they were going to be versions of the Fujikura Tour Platform shaft but they are actually Aldila NVS shafts. There will be numerous upgrades available though…
Size – The FT-3 is 460CC although it looked way bigger… might have been the color. The fairway woods are a pretty good size and look a lot like the older Fusion fairways.
Materials – The driver is a combination of carbon (crown) and titanium. The fairway woods are a combination of carbon (crown) and stainless steel.
Internal Weighting – The driver has three little dots on the heel… I think it was the heel. Each dot represents an area in the driver. If the middle dot is colored in, then the weighting is focused in the middle of the club… this would be a neutral weighted club. The other two dots represent heel and toe… representing draw bias and fade bias. This internal weighting is determined in the factory and you can’t change it once you buy the club. Each internal weight setup is available in every loft too.
Face Angle – The even #’s… 9, 10, etc are square and the half #’s… 8.5, 9.5, etc are one degree open (considered the Pro Series versions). The higher lofts are closed a degree or two.
Price and Availability – About the same price as the TaylorMade R7 Quad. They will be available on July 4th.
Sorry I don’t have more info about the fairways but I was trying to help customers and listen at the same time. Overall… I liked the driver although I think it looks way bigger than 460CC. The fairway woods are pretty nice too… good size and great look. The headcovers are really nice… I love the silver/black/burnt orange colors that Callaway has been going with lately. We’ll do a full review of these clubs once they hit retail! Have a great Saturday night!