Lots players like their hybrids to have a look that could be called a “mini-fairway wood” and now Callaway Golf has the Super Hybrid aimed at providing the performance especially distance those golfers are looking for.
In fact the Super’s design really is all about distance and is similar to their Great Big Bertha Epic line of drivers and fairway woods with a titanium body and face plus carbon fiber crown. Also there are Callaway’s Jailbreak rods, first seen two years ago in the Great Big Bertha Epic driver, behind the face and two metal injection molded (MIM’ed) tungsten internal weights.
The push for distance is a story like we have been writing about in their metalwoods. Because it is titanium and carbon fiber the head of the Super is very light and especially using a carbon fiber crown the center of gravity moves towards the sole. To ensure the head has enough mass and to precisely locate the CG the MIM’ed tungsten were added.
Compared to steel faced hybrids the Super’s distance is further helped with the use of the flexible titanium face which also promotes the desired trajectory and ball spin. In back of the face are two of Callaway’s unique Jailbreak rods that run between the sole and crown to reduce the flex of the crown at impact. Less crown flex means more energy is available in the face and that of course means more yards.
As Callaway said in the announcement, “Together, these technologies are engineered for a hybrid that delivers the performance of a fairway wood.”
Also, part of the package is Callaway’s OptiFit hosel that has been made lighter to move grams into the body and away from the heel.
Callaway Super Hybrid Key Features
Titanium face insert
Titanium body with carbon fiber crown
Internal Jailbreak rods
Dual tungsten internal weights
Choice of 17°, 20° or 23° loft
Hosel adjustable -1° to +2° with “D” setting for draw bias
Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Orange 80 HYB stock shaft
Golf Pride – Align New Dec Black/White/Silver stock grip
Priced at $319.99
In retail shops Nov.1