Callaway’s X Fairway Wood was an Editor’s Choice in Golf Digest’s 2006 Hot List.
The 3 piece stainless steel heads features an ” X Sole Design”, with two keels in the sole that are supposed to contact the turf to align the face (not nearly as pronounced as the LaJolla Knife, though). The Variable Face Thickness technology is said to allow Callaway Golf designers to adjust the face thickness, which they say maximizes ball speed and perimeter weighting.
And, of course, the club features Callaway Golf’s bore through construction which extends the shaft completely through the clubhead to the sole. (This, by the way, is a complete pain in the rear end for those of us who do club repair.)
X Fairway Woods come in 3-, 4-, 5-, 7- and 9-wood models as well as Tour 13-degree and Tour 15-degree models that have slightly smaller heads and stronger lofts for the lower, more boring ball flight preferred by more skilled players.
The new Callaway Golf X Fairway Woods feature a Fujikura graphite shaft in Light, Regular and Stiff flexes as well as a uniflex True Temper(R) steel shaft. The Tour 13-degree and Tour 15-degree models feature the same Fujikura(R) graphite shafts but with the Light option removed and an Extra Stiff version added. They are also available with the True Temper uniflex shaft. Left-handed models are available in the 3-, 5- and 7-woods.