has four primary technologies that merge to generate speed and performance
1. Aerodynamic Efficiency
The Callaway Golf FT Optiforce driver was born from an aggressively aerodynamic prototype that Callaway Golf tested while exploring the complex variations in aerodynamic flow during a driver’s entire downswing. As a result, the FT Optiforce driver – based on its shape and construction - is tops among the fastest and most aerodynamically efficient driver Callaway Golf has ever brought to market, leading to increases in clubhead speed. The FT Optiforcehas been measured with 23 percent less drag than a conventionally shaped driver.*
2. Fast Configuration
Also contributing to advances in clubhead speed is the overall configuration of the driver, including the use of lightweight Forged Composite™in the crown and two stock shaft offerings that can enhance a golfer’s ability to deliver the club to the ball faster. The primary stock shaft is a 43-gram Project X Velocity shaft, the lightest shaft Callaway has ever included in a standard driver offering. The secondary stock shaft is a 62-gram Mitsubishi Diamana S+. The overall construction of the new driver is under 300 grams
3. Advanced OptiFit Adjustability
The Callaway Golf FT Optiforce Driver has an innovative loft and lie adjustability solution. The driver features an Advanced OptiFit® Hoselthat allows players to adjust the driver’s loft 1-degree down or 1- or 2-degrees up.
The loft setting helps golfers adjust their launch angle and amount of backspin, while the lie (selected with the neutral or draw settings also contained within the hosel) will help golfers adjust side angle and sidespin. Coupled with the differences in the 440cc and 460cc heads, golfers of all abilities can use the simple adjustability solution in the Callaway Golf FT Optiforce Driverto find their optimal launch conditions and ball flight
4. Speed Frame Face Technology
The additional clubhead speed in the Callaway Golf FT Optiforce DRiver generated by the aerodynamic shape and the overall configuration is then transferred to ball speed at impact with the driver face. Implemented with much success in the other 2013 Callaway Golf drivers, the Speed Frame Face Technology found in FT Optiforcedistributes stress across the titanium face for a larger, more consistent sweet spot and increased ball speed.
The Speed Frame Facealso saves weight that is redistributed in the clubhead to improve the CG position and maximise MOI, which leads to optimised ball flight and forgiveness
“Callaway Golf has always placed the golfer’s performance first when developing clubs and we feel strongly that one club head does not fit all golfers,” said Dr. Alan Hocknell, SVP, Research & Development, Callaway Golf.
“Players using an 8.5-degree driver are fundamentally different than players using 12.5-degrees of loft, so with the FT Optiforce Driver we have optimised each of the two available heads -- the 440cc and the 460cc – and adjusted critical elements like size, weight, centre of gravity position, moment of inertia and others so that golfers have the best chance to optimise their launch conditions for better total performance.”